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The truth about the trophy
Whenever University publications mention Jay Berwanger’s Heisman trophy (“Body Building,” December/03) they imply that the U of C possesses the original statue. However, a Chicago Tribune article (“First to Strike the Pose” by Don Pierson, June 28, 2002) asserts, “According to his son John...his father donated the original trophy to his high school in Dubuque. The Heisman people made a duplicate, which he donated to the University of Chicago.”

Perhaps the codex being studied by Professor Margaret Mitchell (“Investigations, February/04) is not the only item on campus whose origins should be examined.

Claire M. Dolinar, AB’79

Neither high school nor University is 100 percent sure who has the original, although everyone agrees it spent two years as a doorstop at Berwanger’s aunt’s house.—Ed.

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