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Seals and Arms of the University of Pennsylvania

Courtesy of the University Archives. For larger views, click on the images below.

 

 

Penn Seals, 1755 to Present

1755 seal, known as the Book Seal

1757-1780

Seal adopted in 1782, depicting the Rittenhouse Orrery

1782-1847

Seal adopted in 1848, another version of the book seal

1848-1899

Seal adopted in 1900, incorporating the books and a shield

1900-1932

Seal adopted in 1933, still in use today

1933-present

 

 

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms of William Penn

William Penn

University of Pennsylvania Coat of Arms

University of Pennsylvania

Coat of Arms of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

CONTENTS:

Penn Seals, 1755 to Present

Coat of Arms

 

 

RELATED LINKS:

Guide to the Usage of the Seals and Arms of the University of Pennsylvania

More on current guidelines on the use of the University of Pennsylvania symbols
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