University of Texas at Arlington

Early campus cornerstone donated to Special Collections

Old broken cornerstone with inscription: Carlisle Military Academy 1906
Early campus cornerstone donated to Special Collections

Finding treasure in your own home is delightful. Nick Kithas experienced that pleasure while his home was being renovated.

Several pieces of broken marble were found. When pieced together, they formed a cornerstone inscribed with "Carlisle Military Academy 1906." While investigating the Academy, he discovered its connection to UTA. He contacted the University, and talked with UTA Archivist Betty Shankle. The end result was that he donated the item to UTA Special Collections, where it is currently displayed, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

Read full UTA news release: Special piece of UTA history returns to campus