Commencement Programs Collection, 1857-2019
- State University of New York at Albany
- This collection is made up of programs for commencement ceremonies at the University at Albany.
- 2 cubic ft. and 3 Digital Files
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Commencement Program Collection, 1857-2014. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Commencement Program Collection).
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- Scope and Content:
This collection consists of the programs for commencement ceremonies from the years 1857 to 2014. The years 1957-1908 are not complete, with various copies missing. From 1910 on every version is in the collection, with the inclusion of the winter commencement programs beginning in 2001. Within these programs can be found complete lists of graduates of each various program, faculty attendees, and the speakers who delivered speeches during the ceremony.
- Biographical / Historical:
Commencement programs have been issued by the University at Albany and the previous institutions it existed as for many years. Early version from the State Normal School were fairly simple, listing attending staff, some of the musical selections, and the short list of graduates that might take up a single page. They have expanded greatly since then, not only because of the growth in students and faculty at the institution, as well as the expanded nature of the event.
- Acquisition information:
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2016 by Erik Stolarski.