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  • Collection: Boxer, Pacific's Mascot

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Richard Thompson was a Pacific University student who graduated in 1963. This snapshot, taken in June 1957, shows his mother and one of her friends with Boxer, the original mascot statue of Pacific University. Mrs. Thompson was an employee of the…

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Richard Thompson was a Pacific University student who graduated in 1963. While he was enrolled, his fraternity Phi Beta Tau, won possession of the university's mascot, Boxer. In this photograph, taken around 1962, we see Richard Thompson's car, which…

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Richard Thompson was a Pacific University student who graduated in 1963. While he was enrolled, his fraternity Phi Beta Tau won possession of the university's mascot, Boxer. In this photograph, taken around 1962, Thompson is leaning next to Boxer,…

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Richard Thompson was a Pacific University student who graduated in 1963. While he was enrolled, his fraternity Phi Beta Tau won possession of the university's mascot, Boxer. In this photograph, taken around 1962, Thompson is holding Boxer, who is…

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A soundless video recording of a fight over the "Boxer" mascot of Pacific University in 1968. In the fight, also known as a "Boxer Toss," several teams of male students brawl over possession of the mascot, which was a bronze Chinese statue. It was…

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A note written to Chris from Rick Read regarding the arrival of the Boxer mascot. The last arrival on campus the Boxer mascot had was in 1898, is the best guess Rick Read has.

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The Boxer mascot was constantly being taken from Pacific University and returned at various times through the history of Pacific University. This document has a list of dates that the Boxer mascot arrived back onto Pacific University campus.

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This handwritten document is a summary of the different locations and dates that the Boxer mascot was seen on campus. There are accounts of students seeing the Boxer on campus at different times throughout the years.

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The Boxer mascot was originally purchased by a Pacific University graduate who bought it from a Chinese family. The graduate described the Boxer as looking like a dog, but actually it is a mythical creature that is part dragon, lion, dog and deer. A…