Spring cleaning is upon some departments at Multnomah. After being around for 75 years (58 at the current campus) a lot of old surprises can pop up.
Recently, in the back of a closet we ran across an original, hand-sewn banner for "Multnomah School of the Bible". It has a logo that was in use during the 1980's and 1990's.
Signs of the Times
Meet the Gals:
On the back, in a corner, is the tag pictured here. This banner was "Made Especially For Us By Martha Sleeper". Her alumni record type goes back too far for our databases, so our Registrar had to find her student information in the old permanent files (Thanks, Amy!). She was born in 1929 as Martha McNutt. She was a student here from 1949-1951 and married Dick Sleeper who earned his MSB Diploma in 1951 - then came back and finished his full bachelor's degree in 2000!
This banner truly was made lovingly - the stitching is so precise and it's still holding up almost like it was new!
We are looking for anyone out there who knows what the symbols in that logo from 1980 stand for. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
In the Meantime - Diamond Anniversary
We will, from-time-to-time, be digging out other nuggets of history and posting them in anticipation of our historic 75th Anniversary. Stay tuned!