Campus Queen Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This Campus Queen steel lunch box was manufactured by King Seeley Thermos Company in 1967. This Campus Queen lunch box features a magnetic game kit on the back, taking you from study hall to the prom, with stops at the Soda Fountain, Movies, and Beauty parlor. This lunch box also has the distinction of being featured in the music video for Cyndi Lauper’s 1984 number one hit, “Time After Time.”
Date made
King Seeley Thermos Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 19 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
D. Sean and Robin S. Brickell
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Taking America To Lunch
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


I loved this lunchbox and evidently so did my summer day camp councilors! They always borrowed it in order to play the game on the back. I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time and the game didn't interest me, so I didn't mind sharing it. I loved the pictures, especially the one of the teenage girl on the side at the soda shop. As a kid with black hair and a short pixie cut, I identified with her.

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