Commencement Programs

Collection Overview

Title: Commencement Programs

Record Series: 02/00/05

Creator: University of Northern Iowa

Date: 1878-

Extent: 23 boxes (9.59 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Historical Note

The University of Northern Iowa (previously known as the Iowa State Normal School, Iowa State Teachers College, and the State College of Iowa) has throughout its history, hosted commencement events honoring that year's graduates.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 22 boxes of commencement programs from the University of Northern Iowa, State College of Iowa, Iowa State Teachers College, and Iowa State Normal School. They date from 1878 to present. 

Inventory

Box 1:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1878 - 1889

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1890 - 1898

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1900 - 1909

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1912 - 1919

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1920 - 1925

  • Folder 6: Fiftieth Commencement Souvenir Programs, 1926

Box 2:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1928 - 1929

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1930 - 1932

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1933 - 1935

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1936 - 1940

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1941 - 1945

Box 3:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1946 - 1950

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1951 - 1952

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1953 - 1954

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1955

Box 4:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1956 - 1957 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1957 (Summer) - 1959 (Spring)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1959 (Summer) - 1960 (Summer) 

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1961 (Spring) - 1962 (Spring)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1962 (Summer) - 1963 (Summer)

Box 5: 

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1964

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1965

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1966

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1967

Box 6:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1968 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1968 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1969 (Fall & Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1969 (Summer)

Box 7: 

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1970 (Fall & Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1970 (Summer)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1971 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1971 (Summer)

Box 8: 

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1972 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1972 (Summer)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1973 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1973 (Summer)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1974 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 1974 (Summer)

Box 9:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1975 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1975 (Summer)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1976 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1976 (Summer)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1977 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 1977 (Summer)

  • Folder 7: Commencement Programs, 1978 (Spring & Summer)

Box 10:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1979

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1980

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1981

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1982

Box 11:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1983

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1984 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1984 (Fall)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1985 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1985 (Fall)

Box 12: 

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1986

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1987 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1987 (Fall)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1988 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1988 (Fall)

Box 13:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1989 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1989 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1990 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1990 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1991 (Spring)

Box 14:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1991 (Summer & Fall)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1992 (Spring)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1992 (Fall)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1993 (Spring)

Box 15:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1993 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1993 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1994 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1994 (Summer & Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1995

Box 16:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 1996 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 1996 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 1997 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 1997 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 1998 (Spring & Summer)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 1998 (Fall)

  • Folder 7: Commencement Programs, 1999

Box 17:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 2000 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 2000 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 2001 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 2001 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 2002 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 2002 (Fall)

Box 18: 

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 2003 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 2003 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 2004 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 2004 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 2005 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 2005 (Fall)

Box 19:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 2006 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 2006 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 2007 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 2007 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 2008 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 2008 (Fall)

Box 20:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 2009 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 2009 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 2010 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 2010 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 2011 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 2011 (Fall)

Box 21:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 2012 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 2012 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 2013 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 2013 (Fall)

  • Folder 5: Commencement Programs, 2014 (Spring)

  • Folder 6: Commencement Programs, 2014 (Spring)

  • Folder 7: Commencement Programs, 2014 (Fall)

Box 22:

  • Folder 1: Commencement Programs, 2015 (Spring)

  • Folder 2: Commencement Programs, 2015 (Fall)

  • Folder 3: Commencement Programs, 2016 (Spring)

  • Folder 4: Commencement Programs, 2016 (Fall)

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Student Assistant Keegan Little, March 2019. Updated by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, August 2019.

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