Brown University Celebrates the Return of Rush Hawkins’ Sword

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]—On Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 3pm Brown University Library will host a celebration to welcome back Rush Hawkins’ Civil War-era silver Tiffany presentation sword to the Annmary Brown Memorial. The sword was stolen from the University’s collections in 1977, and is returning to the Memorial following a case in The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia which identified Brown University as the lawful owner. Curators, attorneys, and historians will discuss the social history of Hawkins’ sword, and its remarkable journey back to campus. The Higher Keys, Brown’s esteemed co-ed a cappella group, will perform. The Annmary Brown Memorial is located at 21 Brown Street in Providence, RI. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Brown University Library is home to more than 6.8 million print items, plus a multitude of electronic resources and expanding digital archives serving the teaching, research, and learning needs of Brown students and faculty, as well as scholars from around the country and the world. http://library.brown.edu/

Contact: Courtney Coelho | 401-863-7287 | Courtney_Coelho@brown.edu

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