UF receives oldest "rat cap" on record for the university

In June, we brought you the story of a woman and her uncovering pieces of University of Florida history in a thrift store purchase in West Virginia. They chose to donate the pieces of UF to help preserve their history, and now UF has received them.

Posting this video to social media, George Smathers Libraries at the University, have already uncovered a few things from the past.

A "rat cap" they received from the donor was worn by a freshman prior to World War II. It's now the oldest one they have, dating back to 1929.

They also learned its owner was an out of state student from Ohio, saying that was extremely rare for the time.