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Guide to the New York University Stern School of Business Collection of Pig Memorabilia MC.234

New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2641

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Andrea Kutsenkow and Kate Fisher

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 13, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents Note

The New York University Stern School of Business Collection of Pig Memorabilia contains approximately 571 three-dimensional objects. The majority of the collection consists of pig figurines of various sizes crafted from glass, porcelain, cloth, and more unconventional materials, such as soap and marzipan. The objects in this collection vary in gender, color, size, place of origin, and sometimes patterns or markings. The collection also includes utilitarian objects, such as piggy banks, salt and pepper shakers, ashtrays, gravy boats, pitchers, jewelry boxes, as well as memorabilia adorned with decorative pig motifs. The objects likely date between 1900 and 2013 and, as indicated by various stamps, labels, inscriptions, and crests, originate from the United States, parts of Europe and Asia.


The collection is arranged into series and sub-series based upon the complexity and the material of the objects.

The arrangement of the collection is as follows:

Series I: Single Pig Figurines

Subseries I A: Plain, Ceramic Pig Figurines

Subseries I B: Ceramic Pig Figurines with Human-Like Traits

Subseries I C: Ceramic Pig Figurines with Floral Designs

Subseries I D: Glass Pig Figurines

Subseries I E: Wooden Pig Figurines

Subseries I F: Plastic and Rubber Pig Figurines

Subseries I G: Cloth Pig Figurines

Subseries I H: Metal Pig Figurines

Subseries I I: Stone Pig Figurines

Subseries I J: Marzipan, Soap, and Clay Pig Figurines

Series II: Complex Pig Figurines and Sets

Subseries II A: Plain, Ceramic Pig Sets

Subseries II B: Ceramic Pig Figurines with Humans

Subseries II C: Ceramic Pig Figurines with Human-Like Traits

Subseries II D: Glass, Stone, and Plastic Pig Sets

Subseries II E: Wooden Pig Sets

Subseries II F: Metal Pig Sets

Series III: Utilitarian Objects

Subseries III A: Ashtrays

Subseries III B: Salt and Pepper Shakers

Subseries III C: Gravy Boats, Salad Dressing Bottles, and Creamers

Subseries III D: Pitchers

Subseries III E: Beer Mugs, Shot Glasses, and Bottle Openers

Subseries III F: Plates and Cups

Subseries III G: Cookie Jars and Other Food Containers

Subseries III H: Piggy Banks

Subseries III I: Wall Hangings and Artwork

Subseries III J: Ornaments

Subseries III K: Ceramic Containers for Jewelry

Subseries III L: Mixed Objects