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John Richard Savage Class Collection
1886 - ca. 1910

UPT 50 S263

17.0 Items

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

May 2014

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The John Richard Savage Class Collection was donated by Hugh Savage in May 2014 (accession number 2014:017). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The John Richard Savage Class Collection is organized into two series: Published Material and Photographs. Both are arranged alphabetically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Richard Savage was born on April 17, 1869 in the Frankford section of Philadelphia to John Richard and Sally A. F. Savage. He entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1884. While at Penn, Savage played on team sports including cricket, football and crew. He was the spoon man for the Class of 1888, receiving his Bachelor of Science that year followed by a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1889. 

Savage's career as a civil engineer included positions with the Pennsylvania Railroad, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle, WA, the Lackawanna Steel Company, and the Long Island Railroad. He married Elspeth Mona Murray on June 7, 1904. Savage was a member of the Penn Club of New York, the Engineering Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania, Psi Upsilon Fraternity, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

He died on February 25th, 1922 at the New York Eye and Ear Hospital following surgery for meningitis. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The John Richard Savage Class Collection consists of published memorabilia and group photographs from Savage's time at the University of Pennsylvania. The majority of photographs are oversized team photographs. There is one unidentified group photograph ca. 1910. 

 

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INVENTORY

 

Published Material 

Box

Folder

Class Day Exercises Program 1888 June 5 

1

1

Cremation Exercises of the Class of 1888 1886 June 14 

1

2

Cremation Exercises of the Class of '89 Program 1887 June 7 

1

3

Fourth Annual Supper Program 1888 February 8 

1

4

Lurline Mask and Wig Program 1889 June 4 

1

5

Pennsylvania Gazette 1888 June 5 

1

6

Record 1889 

1

7

Spaeth, J. Duncan Decennial Re-Union of the Class of '88 Poem 1898 January 22 

1

8

Spoon Man Award Text (photocopy) n.d. 

1

9

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Photographs 

Box

Folder

College Class of 1888, group photograph 1888 

2

1

Crew or Track and Field (1) ca. 1888 

2

2

Crew or Track and Field (2) ca. 1888 

2

3

Cricket Team ca. 1888 

2

4

Football, 1888 team 1888 

2

5

Hammer Throw ca. 1888 

2

6

Shot Put ca. 1888 

2

7

Unidentified Group Photograph ca. 1910 

2

8

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