Commencement Videos Collection, 1981-2005
- Office of Communications and Marketing (University at Albany)
- The Commencement Videos Collection contain video footage of winter and spring commencement ceremonies at the University at Albany between 1981-2005.
- 5.0 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Commencement Videos Collection, 1981-2005. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this record group is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
While the Office of Communications and Marketing annually films many campus events. This collection primarily includes VHS, Mini-DV and DVD footage of May undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies and a smaller amount of footage from the joint winter commencement in December. Frequently there are multiple videos for the same ceremony, including footage taken from different angles. Some videos feature departmental commencements or other annual events, such as “Torch Night,” which is held the day before graduation and inducts graduates into the Alumni Association.
- Biographical / Historical:
Founded in 1844 as the New York State Normal School, the University at Albany held its first commencement ceremony in 1845. The first graduating class of the Normal School consisted of 34 graduates; 29 men and 5 women. Currently the University at Albany holds two commencements during the year, one in May and the other in the December, with more than 3,000 students receiving degrees annually.
- Acquisition information:
The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives received these videos from the Office of Communications and Marketing.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2012 by Angela Perez.