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A History of Academic Regalia: A Timeline

A HISTORY OF THE ACADEMIC REGALIA: A TIMELINE Gardner CotrelI Leonard of Today's Academic Regalia originated from the robes and long gowns that were worn by medieval scholars who were mostly monks or people from the clergy. England forbade the wearing of "excess apparel" and required the wearing of long gowns in the academe. Albany, New York, designed gowns for his class in Williams College. The man later on founded the The United States of America first standardized colors to signify certain faculties. In McGill American system of Cap and Gown and specialized met at Columbia University and on making graduation apparel. The Intercollegiate Commission The Academic Regalia Today University, Scarlet Red symbolizes the PhD degree since the 19th century. adopted a standard code for the academic dress-including, cut, style and the colors assigned to different fields of study. The American Council on Education authorized the appointment of a committee to determine if the academic costume code adopted in 1895 is still applicable at present. 12th 13th 1321 14th 16th 19th 1887 1893 1895 1932 1959 1986 present day Century Century Century Century Century A committee on Academic Costumes and Ceremonies 472 te 478 Broadway Cotrell & Leonard (appointed by the American Council on Education), reviewed the academic costume code and made 15 James Street ALBANY several changes. FIVE COMPLETE STORES SPECIALIZING IN Hats, Footwear, Women's Wear, Furs, American and Oriental Rugs "Where the new things are shoun fint" Gloves, Motor Coats, Robes, Caps, Gauntlets, Goggles. Trunks and Hand Luggge. Oxford and Cambridge strictly implemented an academic dress code down to its simplest detail. Gardner Cotell Leonard's family established Cotrell and Leonard, a store specializing on apparel including the ones for graduation. This is an old promotional copy for their store. University of Coimbra -The first academic institution to implement a certain academic dress code for doctors, bachelors and licentiates. The committee, reviewed the code and gradshep clarified the use of the color dark blue for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Source: ... .. O

A History of Academic Regalia: A Timeline

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We have grown accustomed to the attire we wear on graduation day. The gown, cap, tassel, hood, and stole are more or less considered the basics of academic regalia. They have so much become a part of ...




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