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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Accession Numbers

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

UT Commencement Records, 1884-2013



Title: UT commencement records
Dates: 1884-2013
Abstract: The UT Commencement Records, 1884-2013, contain programs, an invitation, and audiovisual material concerning the University of Texas at Austin's graduation commencements.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01752
Extent: 13.6 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) opened in 1883 with eight professors, four assistants, a proctor, and 221 male and female students. The first set of graduates, consisting of thirteen law students, attended UT commencement on June 14, 1884. By World War I, enrollment rose to 2,254 and by World War II to over 11,000. African Americans were admitted in 1950, and by 1966, there were 27,345 students. Over the next 40 years, the university continued to expand. In 2009 enrollment reached over 50,000, ranking it as one of the top ten largest public universities, and the number of degrees conferred totaled 12,861.

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Scope and Contents

The UT Commencement Records, 1884-2013, contain programs, an invitation, and audiovisual material documenting the University of Texas at Austin's graduation commencements. The programs, 1884-1991, 2010-2013, describe the commencement ceremonies and identify graduates, while the audiotapes, VHS, betacam, CDs, and DVDs, 1957-1967, 1990-1998, 2010-2013, record and depict the speeches and guests at the ceremonies. Additionally, the collection contains copies of addresses delivered at the commencements and an 1897 invitation to the commencement ball.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Use of some audiovisual material requires appointment; please contact sound archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Corporate Names
The University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Commencement ceremonies
Education, Higher
Places
Austin
Texas

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Related Materials

See also UT President's Office Records.

See also UT Ephemera Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Commencement Records, 1884-2013, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Revised by Laurel Rozema, July 2010 and March 2011; Selena Aleman, February 2017; Colleen Hobbs, October 2019; Nina Tarnawsky, November 2019; and Elizabeth Seeley, March 2020.

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OCLC Number

657352831

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Accession Numbers

63-014; 64-012; 66-031; 66-112; 66-188; 67-120; 67-176; 68-024; 69-011; 69-055; 93-292; 84-048; 96-247; 97-008; 97-173; 97-191; 98-243; 98-308; 99-243; 2006-047; 2011-035; 2012-228; 2013-207; 2017-242; 2018-019

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2N340 [SRH1230010964] Commencement Ball invitation 1897
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4R40 [SRH1230013330] Addresses Delivered at the Fifty-eighth Annual June Commencement Exercises June 2 and 3, 1940
Programs
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2R277 [SRH1230011981] 1884-1915
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2018-019/1 [23313592] 1913-1949
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2R278 [SRH1230011982] 1915-1930
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4R100 [SRH1230013355] 1915-1934
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4R101 [SRH1230013356] 1920-1931
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2R279 [SRH1230011983] 1932-1941
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4R100 [SRH1230013355] 1930-1948
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4Y14c [SRH1230014307] 1942-1965
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4Y14d [SRH1230014127] 1966-1992
Program and DVD 2010
Program and DVD 2011
Program and DVD 2012
Program, DVD, fan, map, flyer 2013
Audiovisual recordings
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2.325/S52 [SRH1230003189] Audiotapes 1957
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4R310 [SRH1230013325] Audiotapes 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962
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4R311 [SRH1230013326] Audiotapes 1963-1965
CD of President Lyndon Johnson's commencement address at the Austin Municipal Audiotorium May 30, 1964
(copy of original reel-to-reel tape)
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2.325/S57 [SRH1230003190] Audiotape 1967
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2.325/S68 [SRH1230003176] Audiotapes 1985-1986
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2.325/S69 [SRH1230003177] Audiotapes 1987-1990
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2.325/S70 [SRH1230003178] Audiotapes 1982, 1990
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3W112 [SRH1230030405] Videotapes and betacam 1991, 1997-1999
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3W100b [SRH1230030390] Videotapes 1990-1998
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2.325/S20 [SRH1230003191] Audiotapes 1994-1996
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2.325/S21 [SRH1230003192] Audiotapes 1997-1999
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2X300a [SRH1230014728] DVD duplicates
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2X300a [SRH1230014728] Commencement video, 1992 (DV_00209, DV_00210)
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2017-242/1 [23353994] Gone to Texas Promo, Audio Mixed [VHS Format] August 1999
UT Remembers, Edited Master [VHS Format] May 4, 2001
Sampler Reel [VHS Format] June 7, 2002
Gone to Texas Promo [VHS Format] August 1999
Gone to Texas, Reel 1 of 3 [VHS Format] August 24, 2004
Tower Concert & Observation Deck Re-Opening [VHS Format] September 15, 1999
A Celebration of Faculty, Edited Master [VHS Format] September 2000
199th Spring Commencement, Highlight Reel [VHS Format] May 18, 2002
State of the University Address, Camera Original [VHS Format] September 21, 2001
Commencement, Reel 2 of 2, Edited Master [VHS Format] May 22, 1999
Gone to Texas, Reel 2 of 2 [VHS Format] August 26, 2003
"Explore UT" Promo with Larry R. Faulkner [VHS Format] 2004
Commencement 2000 Highlights [VHS Format] May 20, 2000
Commencement 2001 Highlights [VHS Format] 2001
Explore UT - Faulkner, Explore UT - Leslie, Non-Linear Master [VHS Format] January 15, 2002
"Explore UT" Larry Faulkner and Steven Leslie [VHS Format] 2003
UT Interactive, Mixed Mono [VHS Format] February 2000
Explore UT [VHS Format] January 2001
Interactive Day Promo [VHS Format] February 1999
119th Spring Commencement, Highlight Reel [VHS Format] May 18, 2002
Explore UT 2005 Promo [VHS Format] December 13, 2004
2004 "Explore UT" Promo [VHS Format] September 9, 2003
UT at 2015 Video Elements, Non-Linear Master [VHS Format] September 2001
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4Ad96.1 [SRH1230025826] UT Remembers [Betacam Format] July 7, 2005
UT Remembers [Betacam Format] May 7, 2004
UT Remembers, Non-Linear Master [Betacam Format] May 2, 2003
Gone to Texas, Reel 3 of 3 [Betacam Format] August 24, 2004
Gone to Texas, Reel 2 0f 3 [Betacam Format] August 24, 2004
Gone to Texas, Reel 2 of 2 [Betacam Format] August 30, 2005
Gone to Texas, Reel 1 of 2 [Betacam Format] August 30, 2005
Explore UT, Closing Remarks [Betacam Format] March 2, 2002
Commencement, Reel 1 of 2 [Betacam Format] May 22, 1999
State of the University Address, Dr. Faulkner [Betacam Format] September 17, 2003
UT Commencement, Reel 2 of 2 [Betacam Format] May 1998
UT Commencement, Reel 1 of 2 [Betacam Format] May 1998
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2017-242/1 [23353994] Commencement [Cassette Format] 1997
Meeting 1 (Sides 1 and 3) [Cassette Format] June 26, 1997
Meeting 1, (Sides 2 and 4) [Cassette Format] June 26, 1997
Meeting 2, (Sides 5 and 7) [Cassette Format] June 26, 1997
Meeting 2, (Side 6) [Cassette Format] June 26, 1997
Texas Theme Briefing, Dean Larry Speck, 2:30 pm (Multiple Copies) [Cassette Format] June 26, 1997
Texas Theme Briefing, Dean Larry Speck, 1 pm (Multiple Copies) [Cassette Format] June 26, 1997
We're Texas (Sides 1 and 2) [Cassette Format] November 17, 1997
We're Texas (Side 5) [Cassette Format] November 17, 1997
We're Texas (Side 6) [Cassette Format] November 17, 1997
We're Texas (Sides 2 and 4) [Cassette Format November 17, 1997
UT Commencement (1 of 2) [Cassette Format] May 20, 2000
UT Commencement (2 of 2) [Cassette Format] May 20, 2000
Commencement [Cassette Format] 1997
George I. Sanchez Building Dedication (Multiple Copies) [Cassette Format] May 2, 1995
"The Heart of the Campus" Commencement [Cassette Format] 1999
Tower Garden Dedication [Cassette Format] August 1, 1999
"The Heart of the Campus" Commencement [Cassette Format] 1999
Ethics in Advancement: Learning When to Say Yes and How to Say No - R. Forman, Panel Case [Cassette Format] July 13, 1986 - July 17, 1986
Texas Country Roots [Cassette Format] April 23, 1994
Barbara Jordan Memorial, Part II [Cassette Format]
PRE-Dedication [Cassette Format] December 8, 1994
Commencement [Cassette Format] 1995
We're Texas (Sides 1 and 3) [Cassette Format] December 15, 1997
We're Texas (Side 2) [Cassette Format] December 15, 1997
Barbara Jordan Memorial, Part I [Cassette Format]
UT at 122 (Sides 1 and 3) [Cassette Format]
UT at 122 (Sides 2 and 4) [Cassette Format]
123rd Commencement (Sides 1 and 3) [Cassette Format]
123rd Commencement (Sides 2 and 4) [Cassette Format]
The Fund-Raising Manager, The President, and The Board - R. Gale, S. Best [Cassette Format] July 13, 1986 - July 17, 1986
Dedication of the Kniker Carillon, Tape A [Cassette Format] July 14, 1987
Dedication of the Kniker Carillon, Tape B [Cassette Format] November 14, 1987
Peals of Tower Bells, 200th Anniversary of Signing of the Constitution [Cassette Format] September 17, 1987
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4Ae29.1 [SRH1230025827] 1950's Images [CD Format]
The University Co-op Presents: Texas Revue [CD Format] 2004
UT PAC 20th Anniv. [CD Format] October 14, 2001
UT PAC 20th Anniv. (Back Up CD) [CD Format] October 14, 2001
ACES Building UT Dedication Photos [CD Format] February 11, 2002
Tower Lighting Effects [CD Format] 2001-03
Peals of Tower Bells, 200th Anniversary of Signing of Constitution [CD Format] September 17, 1987
Mr. Franklin Staff Luncheon, Dr. Eckhardt's Speech [CD Format] June 30, 1987
Dedication of the Kniker Carillon [CD Format] November 14, 1987
UTCD [CD Format] 1998
UT Austin Interactive [CD Format] 1997
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2017-242/1 [23353994] UT Deans and Presidents, KVR-TV [DV Cassette Format]

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