Commencement Speeches, 1909-1983 (with many gaps)

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Title: Commencement Speeches, 1909-1983 (with many gaps)

Record Series: 02/00/08

Creator: Various

Date: 1909, 1925, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1975-1979, 1981, 1983

Extent: 0.209 linear feet, 1 box

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Commencement Speeches collection, 1909-1983, Archives Record Series 02/00/08, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This brief series contains printed texts of Commencement addresses.


Box 1

June 8 and 9, 1909
Commencement address.  John F. Riggs, Iowa Superintendent of Public Instruction

June 2, 1925
More faith in men--less in machinery.  W. R. Boyd, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Iowa State University

January 28, 1964
Privileges and responsibilities.  William C. Lang, Dean of the College, State College of Iowa

January 25, 1967
The educated mind and the social contract.  William Robert Parks, President, Iowa State University

January 22, 1969
All the world's a camera.  John W. Bachman, President, Wartburg College

January 21, 1970
A winter of discontent.  Clifford G. McCollum, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, University of Northern Iowa

May 17, 1975
Commencement UNI.  Blair C. Wood, Judge

May 17, 1975
The words one lives by.  Daryl Pendergraft, Professor, Department of History, University of Northern Iowa

May 17, 1975
Can you make it work? Jack Shelley, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University

May 15, 1976
Untitled.  Robert Ray, Governor of Iowa

July 30, 1976
The American dream and the dreamers.  Charles V. Willie, Professor of Education and Urban Studies, Harvard University

Spring, 1977
Acknowledgement of introduction.  Dick Clark, United States Senator from Iowa

Summer, 1977
Tutankhamun and Star Trek.  Charles L. Babcock, Chairmand and Professor of Classics, Ohio State University

May 13, 1978
Remarks of Senator John Culver. John Culver, United States Senator from Iowa

May 1979
Student commencement speech.  Jerome M. Redmond, Class of 1979, University of Northern Iowa

July 27, 1979
Prosaic academic advice.  James G. Martin, Vice President and Provost, University of Northern Iowa

May 23, 1981
UNI commencement.  Charles Grassley, United States Senator from Iowa

August 26, 1981
Commencement address.  James G. Martin, Vice President and Provost, University of Northern Iowa

July 29, 1983
Romance: an essential but elusive ingredient of life.  Robert Waller, Dean, School of Business, University of Northern Iowa

December 10, 1983
The real world of the university.  Clifford G. McCollum, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Northern Iowa

Processing Information

Inventory developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson with the assistance of Student Assistant Mackenzi Brophy, April 2013; updated April 9, 2013 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017 and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 8, 2017.

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