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Senior Sombrero

The Senior Sombrero was the adopted hat worn by the Senior class at Pacific University in October, 1926.  As was the custom of several Universities during this time period, namely University of California, Berkley and the University of California, Los Angeles.  The sombrero would be passed onto the next senior class after graduation.  This tradition seems to have been short lived.  However, Edith was able to document the senior sombrero and it's travels in her photograph album. Photographs in the collection show Pacific students wearing the senior sombrero at the beach, during camping trips and during other outdoor pursuits.