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Gavel Collection

Series Description:

Title: Schafer’s Gavel Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1992

Creators/Contributors: Charles and Violet Schafer

Access Restrictions: None
Reproduction Restriction:
Reproduction will be granted on a case by case basis.

Series Description:

This series consist of catalogue information and manuscript materials.  Charles and Violet Schafer had initially plan was to produce a book on the history, symbols, and use of gavels.  The book was never published. This material included notes, photographs, and ephemera collected for a book about gavels as well as the donor’s catalogue cards which provide descriptions, provenance, and anecdotes for the gavels.  Series arranged as found.

Extent: 0.63 Linear Feet (textual)
Location: GS-SU-11-01-03 to GS-SU-11-01-04

Identifier Number: LAW-73001

Finding aid prepared by:

Robert Crown Law Library
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Phone: 650.723.2465
Fax: 650.725.0253

Box and Folder List:

Box 1

[Gavel Catalogue Cards and packing notes]
Gavel Notes
Sources for Correspondence or Research
Gavel Definitions, Use of Word
Pix from Smithsonian
Gavels at UN

Box 2

Gavels—General Introduction, Illus. Symbols, Power Symbols
Gavels and Other Symbols of Authority—Historic , Gavel Materials, Gavel Personalities, Fraternal
Canadian, Museum Gavels, Authority Symbols [1/2]
Canadian, Museum Gavels, Authority Symbols [2/2]
Gavels—Meeting Literature, Collecting, Craftsmen, Anecdotes, Cartoons, Movies, Associations