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Cover from course catalog. The cover contains a poetic quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "What boots it they virtue.," and the following text: "Boston: Issued at 13 Pemberton Square. 1882." The image demonstrates a variety of typefaces and ornamental border/frame used in 19th century typography. In 1881, the school became known as the Monroe Conservatory of Oratory.


Cover of course catalog from 1934. An imprint of the college seal/logo appears in gold on a textured paper surface. The seal contains an image of a lion raising an axe and includes a banner with the Latin text, "Deus Protector Noster." Beneath the logo, simple text in art deco-era typeface reads, "Emerson College. Boston, Mass. 1934." In 1934, the name of the institution was shortened from Emerson College of Oratory to Emerson College.


Front cover of course catalog. The text reads: "Monroe College of Oratory, 1886-7. Wesleyan Hall, 36 Bromfield Street, Boston." The seal reads: "Expression necessary to evolution; Deus protector noster." In 1886, the school became known as the Monroe College of Oratory.

1886 - 1887

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