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1935 Ohio State Letter Sweater

Description

Red wool sweater with Ohio State University Block "O" letter on front. Ribbed crew neckline, long, cut and sewn set-in sleeves with three inches ribbing at roll-back cuffs. Five inch ribbing at hem edge. Eight inch by six inch grey block "O" on front with red "M" at top of "O." "M" identifies garment at manager of fencing team. Block "O" is raised applique of small, tight loops.

Source

HCT.1988.335.1

Date

1935

Provenance

This sweater was worn by Frederick Campbell LeFevre. Frederick earned this letter sweater for serving as the manager for the Ohio State Men's Fencing Team from 1931-1935.
Frederick was born in Troy, Ohio on July 8, 1913 to Edna Herr and Vernon LeFevre. Frederick was the younger of two sons born to Vernon and Edna. His father, Vernon, worked as a bank teller/cashier. Frederick enrolled at Ohio State University in 1931 and was a pledge for Pi Kappa Alpha in 1932. It was likely due to his membership in the Greek fraternal community that he met his future wife, Virginia Forward. Virginia was a member of Delta Gamma. Frederick and Virginia were married in 1937. Frederick and Virginia were active members of the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Virginia was a World Figure Skating Judge and served as a judge for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Frederick was the president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association from 1970-1973.

Fiber/Fabric Information

Wool

Decade

1930-1939

Files

1988.335.1.jpg

Collection

Citation

“1935 Ohio State Letter Sweater,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 25, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4927.

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