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Bob Jones Collection: Rocky the Rock Mascot

Identifier: 4-9-1-C-1

Content Description

This collection contains the original version of the Rocky the Rock mascot costume. It also includes the donor’s scrapbook, personal papers, correspondence, memorabilia, news clippings, sports programs, university publications, digitized images, and photographs related to his role as the Rocky mascot.


  • 1978-1983
  • 1988
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1983


Conditions Governing Use

The items in this collection are protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use these items in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

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Biographical / Historical

Bob Jones, a 1983 Slippery Rock State College (SRSC) graduate, designed the original Rocky the Rock mascot and portrayed it as a student and as an alumnus at Slippery Rock University events. Rocky made its debut in 1978, when Bob Jones was a freshman at SRSC. The idea for the mascot was inspired by Bob’s parents Dick and Frances Jones, and his mother constructed the costume.


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)

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Condition Description

Good, some wear on leggings; stains on interior padding.

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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Slippery Rock University Archives and Special Collections Repository

315 Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock PA 16057