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Bob Jones Collection: Rocky the Rock mascot

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-01

Content Description

Original version of Rocky the Rock mascot costume with associated scrapbook, plaque, and two letters of correspondence with envelopes; four linear feet.

Acquisition Type



This is the original Rocky the Rock mascot costume designed and worn by the donor, Bob Jones, class of 1983. He portrayed the mascot as a student at Slippery Rock State College and also at Slippery Rock University events as an alumnus. Rocky made its debut in 1978. The idea of the mascot came from Bob and his parents Dick and Frances Jones. His mother constructed the costume. Also included are the donor’s personal scrapbook that includes photos, news clippings, and ticket stubs related to his participation as the Rocky mascot at various events. Jones was interviewed in the Archives Feb. 24 by intern Andrew Hill. This recording will be included with the Subject file on this collection.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Access to display case requires Facilities personnel

Use Restrictions

Donor retains permission to wear costume at SRU campus events if coordinated with University Archives staff.


  • 1978-1983, 1988



4 Linear Feet (3 archives boxes; 1 photo album box ) : Scrapbook/Photo Album: includes color photos, original clippings. Digital version saved in ZMaster file (4-9-1)


Series 1: Mascot costume Box TBD: Mascot head with “Slippery Rock” hat attached with accompanying green Rocky bag; Top and pants (2 items); Chest pad and “rear” pillow; grey scrap replacement material; Original pair of white and green athletic shoes (1); T-shirts (3) and V-neck short sleeve shirt (1); Button pins (2); Rock Pride and Beat Edinboro; Green and white mittens (3 pairs) Series 2: Memorabilia Scrapbook/Photo Album (1);