#GradCapTraditions: Decorated Mortarboards: Forms and Meanings

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#GradCapTraditions (Other (abbreviated, varying, etc.))
2016 (Date created)

Decorating graduation caps, also known as mortarboards, has become an increasingly common tradition among graduating students. Dr. Sheila Bock from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is doing a study on the diverse forms and meanings of this tradition among people graduating from colleges or universities. The purpose of this study, titled “Decorated Mortarboards: Forms and Meanings,” is to find out how and why people choose to decorate their mortarboards.

Creator and/or Contributor
Bock, Sheila (creator), Patterson, Cassie Rosita (creator)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Academic costume (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Commencement ceremonies (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
caps (headgear) (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
2016 (2016-present)
Geographic Coverage
Ohio State University (Local)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Local)
Preferred Citation
Folklore Archives, Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University. #GradCapTraditions. Box number (when applicable), "Folder Title" (when applicable), "File Number" (when applicable).
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Bock, Sheila (creator)
Patterson, Cassie Rosita (creator)