Leisure graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and many of the items on display illustrate his student life in engineering. Some items aided in his study and design such as the drafting tools by Weber and Deitzgen and the various slide rules. Many of the items illustrate his skills like the plumb bob and mercury plumb bob, which all freshman mechanical engineering students were required to craft, and the aluminum Razorback that was also a requirement for all mechanical engineering students. The test briquettes that were made in the UA Foundry during Leisure's freshman year in 1931, also recall his engineering student days. The outward expression of Leisure's studies is illustrated by the Engineer's Day Programs from 1933 and 1934 and the tickets to the 1933 International Exposition in Chicago.
The collection of University of Arkansas spirit memorabilia encompasses a wide variety of items from clothing to game tickets to dancing hogs that play the "Fight Song." Together these items fill the room with Razorback Spirit and Arkansas Pride.
The Hog Hat is from the very first production run made by Southeast Kansas Tool Manufacturing. It was donated by Jim Newman of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
The picture of the 1901 football team is an original photo donated by W. L. Cook II, BSBA '80. These Cardinal players illustrate the intensity that has been passed down through generations of UA football teams.
The collection of University of Arkansas commencement memorabilia originates from three primary sources and features photographs, invitations, programs and a framed diploma. Together these items fill the room with echoes of the UA Alma Mater and Pomp and Circumstance.
The largest grouping within the Commencement Memorabilia originates from the Estate of Mina Elizabeth Marshall, BA '31 and was donated on behalf of the estate by Mary Ella Earle of Arvest Bank. The highlights of this group are Marshall's framed diploma and the picture of her taken of the day of Commencement, June 9, 1931. Also included in this grouping are the program of the 66th Annual Commencement Exercises, U of A, June 8-10, 1931; Student Activities ticket #0385 for 1930-31 issued to Marshall; leather-bound invitation to Commencement Exercises, June 7-9, 1931; invitation to Commencement Exercises, June 7-9, 1931; program to Junior-Senior Banquet 1931; and the Record Sheet (transcript) for Marshall 1927-31.
Julie Hinkle donated two photographs that had belonged to her mother, Mary Elice Mulkey, BA '24. One picture features Mulkey during the spring of her senior year in 1924, and the second photograph is a beautiful depiction of the east entrance of Old Main taken that same spring.
Rounding out the Commencement Memorabilia Collection is the Invitation to Commencement Exercises, June 8-10, 1940, which was donated by Nancy Richards, EDU '40.