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Jacqueline Kennedy's Emmy Award

Jacqueline Kennedy's Emmy Award

Maker: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award

Designer: Louis McManus

Date Made: 1960-1961

Medium: Brass, gold plate

Dimensions: 15 in.

Affectionately known as the Emmy, this award was presented to Mrs. John F. Kennedy for her television tour of the White House.  A statuette of a winged woman holding an atom became the symbol of the TV Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the arts and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum