In 2013, the National Deaf Life Museum received a surprise in the mail from Ms. April Nelson (Class of 1962) containing an old ribbon of Clerc Literary Association (CLA).  CLA was established in Philadelphia, PA in 1865. There is very little information about this ribbon and when it was made. 

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Photograph of an old ribbon of Clerc Literary Association.