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Time Capsule

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Time Capsule

A time capsule was buried on May 23rd, 1997 as part of the College’s 50th anniversary celebration (1996-97), with hopes that it will be opened during the 2046-47 academic year, the College’s centennial. The capsule was buried near flagpoles in front of the Utica Campus Academic Building.

While some of the items in the capsule represent earlier MVCC years, most are taken from the 1990’s with particular emphasis on items from the 50th anniversary year.

Items included in the capsule:
- Sweater donated to MVCC Alumni Association by Harry Caterlin (Class of 1949). It is an original TOPPER fraternity sweater. The fraternity was established in 1949 and became inactive in 1978.
- MVCC Alumni Association sweatshirt
- MVCC Alumni Association tee shirt
- MVCC cap
- MVCC ‘Thank you’ pen
- MVCC license plate covers
- MVCC 50th anniversary post-its
- MVCC 50th anniversary luggage tags
- MVCC alumni pen
- MVCC 40th anniversary commemorative pin
- 1995 Alumni Directory
- MVCC 50th anniversary playing cards
- MVCC golf balls
- MVCC 50th anniversary coffee mug
- Piece of original MVCC gymnasium basketball court
- Photo of original Utica Tech building (NYSIAAS)
- MVCC 40th anniversary Distinguished Alumni Medal
- 1995-96 MVCC Foundation annual report
- 1996-97 MVCC Scholarship booklet
- Copies of the alumni newsletter from 1995, 1996 and 1997
- Nursing Department student uniform worn until the 1970’s
- Shovel pin commemorating the groundbreaking of the Utica Campus Science & Technology Building in 1988
- 1995-96 audited financials of the MVCC Foundation
- 1997 copy of the Blue Ribbon Commission Report on the Future of MVCC
- 1996-97 issues of the Student Voice
- 1996-97 financial aid booklet
- 1996-97 speakers bureau list
- 1997 MVCC promotional publications
- 1996-97 MVCC student handbook
- Sample issues of Communitas from 1996-97
- 1996-97 Faculty/Staff Handbook
- 1996-97 MVCC College Catalog
- 1997 s[ring scholarship award ceremony program
- 1997 international recipes cookbook provided by the Humanities Department
- 1997 School-to-Work publication and materials
- MVCC 50th anniversary wine glass, distributed to guests at the first gourmet dinner prepared by Hospitality Programs staff, faculty and students
- MVCC 50th anniversary wine glass, distributed at the 1996-97 “All-Classes Reunion”
- 1995-96 Summer Institute coffee mug
- 50th anniversary alumni association pen
- Letters from MVCC staff members and student leaders to their 2046-47 peers
- List of Alumni of Merit Award recipients from 1970 to 1997
- Newspaper article about Photonics program
- Description of Retail Business Management program (the college’s initial program in 1946)
- May 22, 1997 issue of the Utica Observer-Dispatch
- Current (1997) issue of Time magazine
- MVCC telephone directory
- MVCC Board of Trustees meeting agenda
- 1997 Commencement program
- Historical photos from throughout MVCC’s first 50 years
- Miscellaneous anthropology items – including an archeology dig field manual (1990’s), Anthropology Club tee shirt (1970’s), fund-raiser coffee mug (1970’s), student archeological sample, articles and information
- Iroquois seminar booklet
- American Indian history booklet
- Pentium computer chip
- 1996 audited MVCC financials
- Professor Theodore “Ted” Moore Memorial Service program
- 1997 list of student clubs and organizations
- 1997 Student Congress meeting minutes
- Student Congress Constitution and By-Laws