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Charter Day, University Records

Title: Charter Day, University Records

Creator: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Dates: 1881-1955

Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 00-14-00

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Charter Day, University Records (RG 00-14-00). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: None

Biography:

Charter Day celebrated the very beginnings of the University of Nebraska. On February 15, 1869, Nebraska Governor David C. Butler signed that a charter for the university. According to one of the earliest student newspapers, The Hesperian, the first Charter Day celebration took place in 1877. Activities to commemorate the day included speeches, recitals, or music programs by faculty and students.

Scope and Content:

The records consist of programs and other materials related to University of Nebraska Charter Day Exercises. The invitations often include information on the speaker planned for the events along with their location on campus. These were Grant Memorial Hall, the Armory, or occasionally, a location in downtown Lincoln, such as the Lansing Opera House. Beginning in the 1940s articles clipped from the Nebraska Alumnus magazine about Charter Day are included with invitations, programs, and addresses.

Subjects:

Charter Day (University of Nebraska)

University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus)

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Typescript, "History of Charter Day," undated Box 1. Folder 2. Address, Samuel Aughey, "The Ideas and the Men...," 1881, Feb. 15 Box 1. Folder 3. Broadside poster, 1882, Feb. 15 Box 1. Folder 4. Program, 1883, Feb. 15 Box 1. Folder 5. Poem, A. Hjalmr Edgren, "Charter Day Poem," 1886 Box 1. Folder 6. Invitation, 1887 Box 1. Folder 7. Address, T. C. Chamberlin, "The Coming of Age of State Universities," 1890 Box 1. Folder 8. Invitation, 1891 Box 1. Folder 9. Invitation, program, 1892 Box 1. Folder 10. Invitation, 1893 Box 1. Folder 11. Invitation, program, 1894 Box 1. Folder 12. Invitation, program, 1895 Box 1. Folder 13. Address, George E. MacLean, "A Decade of Development in American State Universities," 1896 Box 1. Folder 14. Programs, 1897-1899 Box 1. Folder 15. Programs, 1900-1904 Box 1. Folder 16. Program, Harmon Bross, "Edmund B. Fairfield," H.H. Wilson, "Ideals in the New Higher Education," 1905 Box 1. Folder 17. Invitation, program, 1906 Box 1. Folder 18. Programs, 1907-1909 Box 1. Folder 19. Program, address, Victor Rosewater, "The Combat with Ignorance," 1910 Box 1. Folder 20. Program, 1911 Box 1. Folder 21. Program, 1912 Box 1. Folder 22. Program, 1913 Box 1. Folder 23. Program, 1914 Box 1. Folder 24. Program, 1915 Box 1. Folder 25. Program, address, G.E. Howard, "The Challenge of the New Humanism," 1916 Box 1. Folder 26. Program, 1917 Box 1. Folder 27. Program, 1918 Box 1. Folder 28. Article, Nebraska Alumnus, "Charter Day Program Goes Out Over KFAB," 1927 Box 1. Folder 29. Invitations, program, 1934 Box 1. Folder 30. Invitations, program, address, George W. Norris, "The Inheritance Tax," 1935 Box 1. Folder 31. Invitations, program, article, T.R. Johnston, "Leader in Education (E.C. Elliot)," 1936 Box 1. Folder 32. Invitations, program, 1937 Box 1. Folder 33. Invitations, program, articles, scrapbook on Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1938 Box 1. Folder 34. Invitations, program, address, Edith Abbott, "Frontiers of Social Progress," 1939 Box 1. Folder 35. Invitations, programs, articles address, Herbert Brownell, "Alumni Assistance to the University," 1940 Box 1. Folder 36. Programs, 1941 Box 1. Folder 37. Articles, address, Robert G. Simmons, "Why Is There No Place Like Nebraska?" 1942 Box 1. Folder 38. Program, address, John L. Bouchal, "Beyond our Borders," 1943 Box 1. Folder 39. Articles, "University News Digest," 1944 Box 1. Folder 40. Article, "University News Brief," 1945 Box 1. Folder 41. Reservation card, 1948 Box 1. Folder 42. Memo, address, Gene Robb, "Meeting Competition at the University," 1949 Box 1. Folder 43. Photos, black and white prints, charter Box 1. Folder 44. Newspaper clippings, 1896, 1929-1955



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