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Title Fraternity Paddle
Object Name Paddle, Fraternal
Catalog Number 2003.29.1
Lexicon Category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Description Wooden Thirteeners/ Delta Tau Delta paddle with an attached leather thong or strap. This paddle belonged to fraternity brother Rafe Boldrick.
Event Fraternal Initiation
Place of Origin Bowling Green, KY
Used Bowling Green, KY
Material Wood/Varnish/Paint/Wood/Varnish/Paint/Leather
Search Terms Delta Tau Delta
Fraternal organizations
Paddle
Thirteeners
Western Kentucky University
Subjects Fraternities & sororities
Western Kentucky University
Date 1965
Caption Delta Tau "Thirteeners" fraternity paddle
Number of Images 5
Dimensions W-3.5 L-29.5 D-0.625 inches
Dimension type 1
Depth (ft) 0.052
Depth (in) 0.625
Length (ft) 2.458
Length (in) 29.5
Width (cm) 8.89
Width (ft) 0.292
Width (in) 3.5