Commencement records, 1862-2010, 1862-1981

Michigan State University


3 cubic ft.
This collection contains speeches, instructions, invitations, exercises, correspondence, minutes and duplicate programs.
Commencements at Michigan State University were held annually until 1950. Early in the school's history, they were held in the late fall, but by 1900 they had shifted to the spring. In 1951, there were two ceremonies (spring and fall) and since 1952, there have been three commencements per year (spring, winter, fall).
The first copy of the programs is treated as a serial publication. This collection is an artificially created record group. This was necessary due to the high reference use of the material and because responsibility for commencements has shifted from unit to unit, including the Provost's Office, University Services, Academic Services.
Collection is open for research.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."..
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
Permission to publish from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
See also Centennial Celebration records (UA 13.3.1) and Academic Services records (accession 1162, UA 3.27), University Archives and Historical Collections, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Finding aid available in 101 Conrad Hall.

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