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After his death, E. S. Richardson’s daughter gave his mortarboard and commencement gown to Rev. Merrill, then pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Rev. Merrill wore the gown when he preached on Sundays until it became threadbare. He wore the mortarboard to receive his Ph.D. and in ceremonies at Centenary College, where he serves on the board of trustees.
Size of Collection
1 box, 1 folder
Mortarboard belonging to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute President E.S. Richardson.
Dates of Collection
Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Louisiana Industrial Institute
University Archives and Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University, "Merlin W. Merrill Collection" (2019). Manuscript Finding Aids. 306.