Remembering Queen Elizabeth II through an admission ticket

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch in history, has died at the age of 96. Elizabeth was 25 years old when she was crowned Queen in 1953, not much older than many of our Baylor students.   Many memories of her long history will be shared in the next few months, and in a quiet corner in the rare book room in Moody Library, original artifacts from her extraordinary coronation in 1953 are resting.

Admission ticket with entry map on the back. 1953 Coronation

1953 Coronation back of ticket

Coronation service program
Service program

Musical score with service instructions
Coronation Musical score

Coronation Musical score pages

We hope you’ve enjoyed these original items from our collection.

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