University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections

Testudo dedication ceremony, University of Maryland, June 2, 1933

1933-06Photograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Testudo, a live Diamondback terrapin, reveals the statue of its likeness during the dedication ceremony in front of Ritchie Coliseum on Class Day, June 2, 1933. Senior class president Ralph Williams shakes hands with university president Raymond Pearson. At left is assistant to the president Harry. C. "Curley" Byrd.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College park
Topical subjects:Testudo
Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970
ArchivesUM location:University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Dept. of Intercollegiate Athletics. Media Relations records
  • box 23
  • folder Mascot "Testudo" [c40 photos, 4 slides, negs. Clippings, legislation, 1993, 1934, 1936, 1947-1949, 1983, 1988, 1991-1994, n.d.; booklet] (2f) + 101 size folder 2 of 2
  • accession 2003-91
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
University AlbUM Browse terms:Campus Buildings
Collection:University AlbUM
Collection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the University of Maryland Libraries at