Item 1805 - Honorary doctorate of Laws from the Michigan State University

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1805


Honorary doctorate of Laws from the Michigan State University


  • 2 May 2008 (Creation)

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certificate, Citation, medal, gown and programme

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11

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Honorary Doctor of Laws conferred upon Mr Mandela from Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

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White certificate with tan and cream-coloured matting in dark wood frame. Taken out of frame for preservation
Bottom of certificate includes the gold seal of Michigan State University.
Certificate text, in black, reads:
Michigan State University
Upon the nomination of the Faculty has conferred upon
Nelson Mandela
the Honorary Degree of
Doctor of Laws
Given under the Seal of the University at East Lansing in the State of Michigan on this second day of May in the year Two Thousand and Eight.
Signed by: Chairperson (Board of Trustees), President of the University

White box contains Medal, Gown and programme

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NMF Archives ID: A0111

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0111

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