16 abril 2017

Where Do Diplomas Come From?

In the 1680s the Latin got adopted into English. It meant any official or state charter.  Educational diplomas had once been called “sheepskins” since that’s what they were written on. The school would write out whatever educational degree was being conferred, roll up the sheepskin, and tie it with a nice ribbon.

But how did we get from animal skins to the fancy papers with fancy holders? Keep reading

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