The Rockefeller University Founders Ball

Object Number: 
2002.20.28
Date: 
1985
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck uniface medal with obverse showing ornate vignette at center with surrounding legend: "THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS BALL - 1985 -."
Gallery Label: 
Founded by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was incorporated on June 14, 1901. It was the first institution in the United States devoted solely to biomedical research--to understanding the underlying causes of disease. Today, renamed Rockefeller University, it is one of the foremost research centers in the world, contributing to 21 Nobel Prizes as well as numerous other awards.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry Luce III
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Creative: Tronvig Group