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Artifacts of The Culver Academies
Black Horse of Culver Cover

Front cover of "Black Horse of Culver," a fictional children's book by Helen Orr Watson.

Culver Summer Schools Ad

Early advertisement for Culver Summer Schools (not certain of the exact date). Tuition, I think, has risen since then.

Trails of Delight Plate 01Trails of Delight Plate 02

Two shots of one of the commemorative plates issued depicting Culver Academy, this one imprinted with a poem, "Trails of Delight."

CMA Pen Holder

Another rare artifact on loan from Ted Scenberg's collection, a vintage CMA pen holder.

Postcard Book FrontPostcard Book Back

The contents of this page are made up of postcards included in a "postcard book" of colorized images of Culver Military Academy. The date, "August, 1937," is penciled on the cover and is presumably at least ballpark accurate. The book (its front and back cover are directly above) includes 14 pictures that roll out in one long sheet and are attached. This wonderful artifact was loaned graciously to the library by Ted Schenberg

1918 Culver Summer Naval School Catalog

The Culver Summer Naval School Catalog 1918. This photo-rich publication is presented in its entirety (48 pages +!) here, as loaned to the library by Ted Schenberg.

The Culver Song Cover

Front cover of sheet music to "The Culver Song," date unknown.

CMA Hat Badge

Badge from a vintage CMA hat, date unknown.

CMA Roll Call 1907

Culver Academies Roll Call 1907: Excerpts from a 1907 yearbook from CMA, loaned generously by Pete Trone. Click here to view all the images

Life Magazine

The famous issue of Life Magazine from June 19, 1939, which features a "photo essay" on Culver Academy ("Boys in Uniform"). The following 7 images make up the full article. Special thanks to Ted Schenberg for the loan of this rare treasure!

Life Magazine Page 01

Page 1 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg)

Life Magazine Page 02

Page 2 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg)

Life Magazine Page 03

Page 3 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg)

Life Magazine Page 04

Page 4 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg)

Life Magazine Page 05

Page 5 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg)

Life Magazine Page 06

Page 6 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg)

Life Magazine Page 07

Page 7 of the Life Magazine photo essay (donated by Ted Schenberg).

West Barrack Plate 01 West Barrack Plate 02

One of Shenango's collector's CMA plates from 1932, this one depicting the West Barrack

Memorial Building Plate 01 Memorial Building Plate 02

One of Shenango's collector's CMA plates from 1932, this one depicting the Memorial Building.

Tex Rains Front Tex Rains Back

The front and back jacket of Tex Rains, Culver Trooper, a 1952 young adult novel by the legendary Col. Robert Rossow. More on the book here