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Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, Records

Title: Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, Records

Creator: Faculty Senate Commencement Committee

Dates: 1949-1976

Quantity: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Collection Number: RG 04-02-04

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Faculty Senate Commencement Committee (RG 04-02-04), Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Background:

The Faculty Senate Commencement Committee is responsible for all commencement arrangements. Over the years, the committee gathered input from students, faculty, staff, and administrators about policies and traditions related to the University's commencement activities and forwarded recommendations to the university chancellor and the Commencement Committee.

Scope and Content:

The Commencement Committee records consist of materials generated by or collected by the Committee in the course of its annual commencement preparations. The files cover the years 1949-1976 and are arranged chronologically, with some multi-year folders covering issues or preparations with which the Committee was involved for more than one year. The collection includes minutes, reports, correspondence, commencement instructions, seating plans, and selected commencement programs, and newspaper clippings. Documented committee work includes the change of venue for annual commencements from the University Coliseum to Pershing Auditorium, constitution of the commencement Marshall Corps, the University's 1969 Centennial Commencement, and efforts to personalize commencement exercises.

Subjects:

Commencement ceremonies

Baccalaureate addresses

University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1949-1956 Box 1. Folder 2. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1957-1959 Box 1. Folder 3. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1960 Box 1. Folder 4. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1960-1962 Box 1. Folder 5. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1961 Box 1. Folder 6. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1962 Box 1. Folder 7. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1963-1964 Box 1. Folder 8. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1963 Box 1. Folder 9. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1964 Box 1. Folder 10. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1965 Box 1. Folder 11. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1965-1969 Box 2. Folder 1. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1966 Box 2. Folder 2. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1967 Box 2. Folder 3. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1968 Box 2. Folder 4. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1969 Box 2. Folder 5. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1970 Box 2. Folder 6. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1970-1972 Box 2. Folder 7. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1971 Box 2. Folder 8. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1972 Box 2. Folder 9. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1973 Box 2. Folder 10. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1974 Box 2. Folder 11. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1975 Box 2. Folder 12. Faculty Senate, Commencement Committee, 1976
Related Material and Resources: RG00/05, Commencement Programs and Records Wetzel, Annette. The History of University of Nebraska Commencement Ceremonies from 1872 to 2004: A Case Study Examining the Role of Secular Ritual in Institutional Branding. M.A. Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004. LOVE LD 3565 2004 W4573.



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