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Commencement Exercises Collection

Identifier: UA 314

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs, scripts, remarks, addresses, speeches, invitations, and other related material from commencement exercises at the College of William and Mary. Events and ceremonies related to graduation would also include the baccalaureate service and other events.


  • 1831-2018


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Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


4.50 Linear Feet

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Custodial History:

Portions of this collection were previously in the Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1933.25 received 5/3/1933.

Related Materials:

University Archives Subject File Collection (UA 9); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8); Records of the Office of the President (various collection numbers); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); Vice President for Student Affairs (UA 128).

Guide to the Commencement Exercises Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository