Artifacts for Ryanne Mace from the Northern Illinois University Honors Program
(1) Laminated poster with photograph of Ryanne in a heart reading, "In Memory of Ryanne Mace : Northern Illinois University : University Honors Program." Size: 18" wide by 24" tall.
(2) White paper posters from Virginia Tech University Honors Program. Main poster reads, "Hokies for Huskies," with various messages, prayers and signatures on both posters. Quantity: 2. Size: 22' tall by 28" wide.
(3) Card from the Student Honors Association at Western Illinois University. Front of card reads, "Deepest Sympathy," and has various messages and signatures inside. Size: 4.5" wide by 6.75" tall.
(4) Card from Clarion University of Pennsylvania Honors Program. Front of card reads, "With Sympathy," and has various signatures inside. Size: 5" tall by 7" wide.
(5) Letter from Shippensburg University Honors Student Organization in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania dated February 20, 2008. Signed by various people. Size: 8.5" wide by 11" tall.
(6) Reprinting (2 pgs.) of article from the DeKalb Daily Chronicle titled, "Honors Program Loses One of Its Own," by David Fitzgerald of the Northwest Herald. Reads, "Ryanne E. Mace remembered," and contains biographical information and remembrances of Ryanne. Size: 8.5" wide by 11" tall.
(7) Tan and white teddy bear with tag in ear and green/gold plaid bow around neck with the following items attached to it: a note from Mary, Seat of Wisdom grade school attached to a black plastic string with five beads (one red, four white) and a note reading "Hugs Across America" with picture of teddy bear with the inscription, "I am Here for You." Also has a black and red ribbon pinned to right arm. Size: 13" tall by 11" wide by 6" tall.
Quilt from Project Hokie Hope
Black cloth quilt with nine patches. Center patch has a heart in black, red and white, and the surrounding eight patches have various Virginia Tech logos in Maroon, orange and white. Note sewn on back of quilt from Angelina Kendra. Letter included from Angelina Kendra with message of support and explanation of the project/quilt. Size: 42" tall by 42" wide.
Copy of Letter from President George W. Bush with Photograph of the President from the 2/14 Memorial Center in the Holmes Student Center
Copy of letter from President George W. Bush with a photo of the president, both on red background. Item was on display at the 2/14 Memorial Center in the Holmes Student Center. Size: 8.5" wide by 9" tall.
Posters from Connie, Kathleen, & Kimberly Brown, and Linda Westholder of Roscoe, Illinois
Newspaper collage on canvas with various clippings from Rockford Register Star in the weeks following the shooting at NIU. Posters were on display in the 2/14 Memorial Center in the Holmes Student Center. Also included was a note from the creators to the NIU memorial in a black frame. Quantity: 3. Size: 16" wide by 20" tall by .75" thick.
American Flag from the United States Capitol
Large American flag with certificate stating that the flag was flown, as a prayer for the NIU community, over the United States Capitol on April 2, 2008. Flag was on display in the 2/14 Memorial Center in the Holmes Student Center. Size: (flag) 35" tall by 63" long; (certificate) 8.5" tall by 11" long.
American Flag from the Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Large American flag with framed certificate stating that the flag was flown, for those who died 2-14-08 at NIU, over the Pentagon on March 20, 2008. Also included was a flag hand receipt stating who raised the flag on that date. Flag was on presentation in the 2/14 Memorial Center in the Holmes Student Center. Size: (flag) 35" tall by 63" long; (certificate in frame) 9.5" tall by 12" wide.
Banner from Black Hawk College - East Campus Student Government Association
White paper banner with large "NIU" painted on in red and black reading: Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you...: Black Hawk East. Various messages and signatures cover the banner. Letter included addressed to NIU SGA members and Student Body from BHE SGA c/o Wendy Bock. Size: 48" tall by 52.25" long.
Banners from the University at Buffalo: The State University of New York
White banners made from bedsheets. Larger one is made up of two sheets sewn together and has a blue UB logo near the center. Various messages, prayers and signatures cover both banners. Some Spanish, Chinese, and possibly more. Quantity: 2. Size: (Large) 65" wide by 156.6" tall; (Small) 65" tall by 95" long.
T-Shirt from EMIY (Encourage Me I'm Young)
Red T-shirt reading on front in white: EMIY: Encourage Me I'm Young. Back reads in white: "Encourage Me I'm Young": Have you ever considered [...]. Letter included addressed to Stephanie Miller, Student Affairs, from Calvin T. Mann, Founder of EMIY. Messages of support written on the envelope and letter as well. Size: (T-Shirt) 2XL; (Letter) 8.5" wide by 11" tall.
Music CD from Bob Gora & Robert Gora, Jr.
CD in orange plastic sleeve reading: A song to remember: We hope these songs touch your heart. Songs on CD include:
1. "I Hope Not" 3:49
2. I'm Right Here 3:46
Letter included with explanation and history of songs reading: "Bobby G": "Our Schools". Letter mentions writing a song after the Columbine shootings.