Flags and Uniforms of the Oxford College Rowing Societies

flags-and-uniforms-coverThis reproduces an undated pamphlet published in London in the 1830s. The illustrations are in roughly their original size; in the original they were connected side-to-side in accordion format. The original from which the reprint was made was found in the Whitney Smith Flag Research Center Collection at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. The reprint was released by the Foundation on August 31, 2015, at the 26th International Congress of Vexillology in Sydney, Australia, to publicize the transfer of Dr. Whitney Smith’s great collection to the University and to celebrate the opening of his famous files to scholars. A finding list for the files may be seen at tinyurl.com/whitneyfiles. The reprinted pamphlet contains some additional information about the collection, and about the Oxford rowing societies, and may be read, printed or downloaded here. Some printed copies are still available; to receive one please apply here. Single copies are free within the United States, and will be sent abroad for the cost of postage.

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