Finding Aid to the Jefferson Lab Communications Office Promotional Materials - Keepsakes Collection

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Repository: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  Jefferson Lab Archives
  12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A
  Newport News, VA 23606
  Phone: (757) 269-7805
  Fax: (757) 269-5427
Provenance: Various Jefferson Lab offices and Lab employees
Title: Institutional Records: Jefferson Lab Communications Office - Keepsakes
Dates: Late 1980s - current
Size: Analog: 1 half-Hollinger document box, 4 Hollinger artifact boxes (varying size); 2.83 linear feet
Digital: 5 files, 66 megabytes
Materials in collection: Various keepsakes from Jefferson Lab
Abstract: This collection is comprised of keepsake and giveaway items.
Identification number: JL.006D-1
Location: Jefferson Lab Archives, CEBAF Center Room L203A
Language: English

Historical Sketch

The Communications Office works closely with the Director's Office and other offices to engage the community as well as members of the lab with the advanced science of Jefferson Lab. Through various types of media, the Communications Office continues to reach out and keep all ages involved with science and technology, engaging the future of science.

With these outreach events and programs, keepsakes are made/generated for people to take home or for inter-Lab events.

Scope and Content

This collection is active with regular additions, and contains items such as t-shirts, magnets, and novelty items.


This collection is arranged in the best possible way to protect the articles within. There is no chronology.


Access Restrictions

  • The collection may be used solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes by researchers and historians. Please contact if you would like to use the collection.

Use Restrictions

  • Jefferson Lab is providing access to the materials in the Archive's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Jefferson Lab is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist. In addition to permission from Jefferson Lab, permission of the copyright owner (if not Jefferson Lab) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Jefferson Lab makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Controlled Access Terms

Awards (Collection # JL.007)
Becoming Enthusiastic About Math and Science (BEAMS) (Collection # JL.012)
Community Outreach
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)
Jamestown Glasshouse - Jamestown, Virginia
Jefferson Lab
Newport News City (Collection # JL.011)
Office of Science Education (Collection # JL.012)
Public Affairs (Collection # JL.006)
Run-A-Round (Collection # JL.015)
Science Bowl (Collection # JL.012)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)

Administration Information

Preferred Citation: 
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Item or Folder [insert number and title], Institutional Records: Jefferson Lab Communications Office - Keepsakes, Jefferson Lab Archives, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606 

Acquisition Information:
This collection was acquired various Jefferson Lab offices and employees.

Processing History:
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in March, 2017

This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics. Significant contributors of the items in this collection are as follows:  T-shirts within this collection were donated by Kandice Carter, Cynthia Lockwood, Debbie Magaldi and Michael Robbins.  Other donations are from Mary Beth Stewart and Debbie Magaldi, among others.

Box and Container Listing 
Series I: Artifacts
Box 1
  • Item 1: Commemorative Coin from 1995 CEBAF Dedication, with background
  • Item 2: Two CEBAF Center Plates dated May 24, 1988
  • Item 3: Two Jefferson Lab Free-Electron Laser Ex Lux, Scientia Patches (c. 2008-2009)
  • Item 4: Two Silly Bandz packs
  • Item 5: Niobium Coin in hard plastic casing
  • Item 6: Two glass paperweights; one blue, one green. 20 October 1989. CEBAF/SURA
  • Item 7: Two Jefferson Lab ruler/magnifying bookmarks
  • Item 8: Periodic Table of the Elements magnet
  • Item 9: CEBAF magnet
  • Item 10: Run-A-Round magnet
  • Item 11: Two CEBAF ties
  • Item 12: Two magnetic 12 GeV tie clips
  • Item 13: Two magnetic Jefferson Lab tie clips, gold
  • Item 14: Long CEBAF tie pin
  • Item 15: Jefferson Lab tie clip, silver, 2018
  • Item 16: BEAMS waterproof money holder
  • Item 17: Science Education notebook, blue
  • Item 18: Science Bowl 2012 Magnet and Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Item 19: Desk clock
  • Item 21: CEBAF Handkerchief
  • Item 22: #1 Beams Volunteer! 2000 Pin
  • Item 23: Jefferson Lab Exploring the Nature of Matter Magnetic Pin
  • Item 24: Jefferson Lab SRF Institute Sticker
  • Item 25: CEBAF Center Sticker
  • Item 26: Jefferson Lab Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Sticker
Box 2
  • Item 1: Two lanyards
  • Item 2: 30th anniversary of the Jefferson Lab Run-A-Round medal, 2015
  • Item 3: 35th anniversary of the Jefferson Lab Run-A-Round, 2020
Box 3
  • Item 1: Two Jamestown Glasshouse, CEBAF SURA
  • Item 2: Two Jamestown Glasshouse, SURA CEBAF 1987 Groundbreaking
  • Item 3: Two Jamestown Glasshouse, CEBAF Center, October 20, 1987
Box 4
  • Item 1: Coffee Mug: Sharing Math, Science & Technology Jefferson Lab
  • Item 2: Coffee Mug: Flags on Flag Alley - SURA Member Flags
  • Item 3: Glass Cup: Jefferson Lab the Future Looks Full
  • Item 4: Glass Cup: 12Gev Upgrade A new Era of Science
  • Item 5: Plastic Cup: The Periodic Cup of Elements
Oversize 1
  • C100 Cryomodules
  • Softball, gray - Jefferson Lab 
  • Softball, gray - Quantum Fielders 
  • Softball, gold - Atom Ballers 
  • 2010 Open House; "A Celebration of Science"
  • 2012 Open House
  • 2014 Open House
  • 2016 Open House
  • 2018 Open House


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