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The medals in the comprehensive collection number over 2,000. In addition to a general collection of U.S. and world medals, there is strength in the medals of World War I.
The medals in the comprehensive collection number over 2,000. In addition to a general collection of U.S. and world medals, there is strength in the medals of World War I. Among the highlights of the medallic holdings is the collection of medals relating to aviation, the gift of Arthur L. Newman. The Collection benefitted enormously from the 2003 gift of the medallic collection of Cornelius Vermeule III, which includes a strong presence of Italian Renaissance medals. We have a world-class collection of modern Greek medals thanks to the support of the Seeger Hellenic Fund.
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Robert L. Ross Collection of Latin American Medals and Orders
In the years since 2008, Mr. Ross has given us a series of annual gifts comprising the largest and most comprehensive collection of Latin American decorations ever assembled. In many cases the pieces were acquired specifically for donation to Princeton.
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Cornelius C. Vermeule III Medals Collection
Over 450 pieces, ranging from Renaissance to modern American; they largely represent the materials used for the donor’s books Medals to Masters (Boston, Mass., n.d.), and Numismatic Art in America (Cambridge, MA, 1971); but there is also a large group, over 100 pieces, on canine themes.