Photo of Art and Madeline Slicer
The collection was donated to Springfield College Archives and Special Collections in March 2015 by Art and Madeline Slicer. Art Slicer was raised in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Springfield College in 1959. His wife Madeline Slicer was born and raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and graduated from Springfield College in 1958. They each taught at schools in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, with Mrs. Slicer teaching physics and chemistry, and Mr. Slicer serving as an athletic director, swimming and gymnastics coach, and health sciences teacher. Mr. Slicer began collecting steins in the late 1980’s, focusing part of his collecting on Turnverein (Turner) steins that depict sporting activities. In March 2015 Art and Madeline donated their collection of Turnvereine steins and related memorabilia to Springfield College Archives and Special Collections. Now retired, the Slicers continue to collect steins and are active in three local chapters of Stein Collectors International.