Thursday, May 14, 2015

UK commencement programs 1880-1999 now online

The University of Kentucky commencement programs and invitations dating from 1880-1999 are now available on ExploreUK.

The collection documents ceremonies and extracurricular activities related to commencement celebrations. The collection consists of programs (booklets, pamphlets, and commemorative editions), calendars, invitations, and programs in bound volumes. The materials primarily relate to various components of the commencement ceremonies but include other activities, such as, graduation luncheons. The collection is arranged by decade. Most years are represented within each series; however, there are noticeable absences, especially in the early decades, including the 1880s through 1900s. Throughout the first four decades, the commencement bulletins used informal names different from the University formal name. These include: State College of Kentucky (1888), Kentucky University (1895), Kentucky State College (1895), and State University of Kentucky (1909).

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