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Wartburg College Archives: Commencement

Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.

Wartburg College Archives

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Campus Life - Commencement

Preface

The Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.

The Archives is committed to providing access to holdings. However, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with the donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-print materials. In such circumstances arrangements may have to be made for digital duplication or transfer to occur before access can be provided.

 

Introduction

Abstract: Information, programs, and committee minutes regarding commencement at Wartburg College from 1903-2016.

 

Scope and Content Note

Extent: 7 boxes and 59 a/v items.

Physical Description: Paper, audio and video recordings.

Dates: 1903-2016.

Subjects: Commencement, Committee Minutes, Graduation, Programs

Related Material:

  • Photograph Collection: Campus Life, Subseries: Wartburg College Ceremonies & Traditions

 

Administrative Information

Restrictions: None.

Preferred Citation: [item title/description], [date]; [Commencement]; Wartburg College Archives, Waverly, Iowa.

Acquisition Information: Transfer.

Processing Information: Processing completed by SE on 5/1/18.

 

Event History

History: Wartburg College has held commencement ceremonies since the early 1900’s. This ceremony is held for students who have completed all graduation requirements. These requirements include earning 36 credits, completing the Wartburg Plan of Essential Education, completing courses in a major, and achieving a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students have the option to graduate either at the end of Fall term in December or the end May term.

Timeline: 1903 (earliest record) – Present.

Bibliography:

Wartburg College Information Center. Graduation Requirements. Retrieved from, https://www.wartburg.edu/registrar/#grad

 

Series Description

  1. Commencement

  2. Audiovisual Materials


 

Commencement:

  • Commencement information, programs, and committee minutes from 1903-2016.
  • 7 boxes.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Content

Date

1

1

Commencement

Commencement

 

1

2

Commencement

Commencement

1903-1904

1

3

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1904-1905

1

4

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1906-1907

1

5

Commencement

Commencement

1912-1913

1

6

Commencement

Commencement

1914-1915

1

7

Commencement

Commencement

1917-1918

1

8

Commencement

Commencement

1918-1919

1

9

Commencement

Commencement

1921-1922

1

10

Commencement

Commencement

1922-1923

1

11

Commencement

Commencement

1923-1924

1

12

Commencement

Commencement

1924-1925

1

13

Commencement

Commencement

1925-1926

1

14

Commencement

Commencement

1926-1927

1

15

Commencement

Commencement

1927-1928

1

16

Commencement

Commencement

1928-1929

1

17

Commencement

Commencement

1929-1930

1

18

Commencement

Commencement

1930-1931

1

19

Commencement

Commencement

1931-1932

1

20

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate- Clinton, IA

1932-1933

1

21

Commencement

Commencement

1932-1933

1

22

Commencement

Commencement

1934-1935

1

23

Commencement

Commencement

1935-1936

1

24

Commencement

Commencement

1936-1937

1

25

Commencement

Commencement

1937-1938

1

26

Commencement

Commencement

1938-1939

1

27

Commencement

Commencement

1939-1940

1

28

Commencement

Commencement

1940-1941

1

29

Commencement

Commencement

1941-1942

1

30

Commencement

Commencement

1942-1943

1

31

Commencement

Commencement

1943-1944

1

32

Commencement

Commencement

1944-1945

1

33

Commencement

Commencement

1945-1946

1

34

Commencement

Commencement

1946-1947

1

35

Commencement

Commencement

1947-1948

1

36

Commencement

Commencement

1948-1949

1

37

Commencement

Commencement

1949-1950

1

38

Commencement

Commencement

1950-1951

1

39

Commencement

Commencement

1951-1952

1

40

Commencement

Commencement

1952-1953

1

41

Commencement

Commencement

1953-1954

1

42

Commencement

Commencement

1954-1955

1

43

Commencement

Commencement

1955-1956

1

44

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1956-1957

1

45

Commencement

Commencement

1957-1958

1

46

Commencement

Commencement

1958-1959

2

1

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1959-1960

2

2

Commencement

Commencement

1960-1961

2

3

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1961-1962

2

4

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1960-1961

2

5

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1962-1963

2

6

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1963-1964

2

7

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1964-1965

2

8

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1965-1966

2

9

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1966-1967

2

10

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Address: “Symbols and Cynicism of the Sixties" by Clark Mollenhoff

1965-1966

2

11

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1967-1968

2

12

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Address: “An Audacious Agenda for America" by Arthur Larson

1967-1968

2

13

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1968-1969

2

14

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1969-1970

2

15

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1970-1971

2

16

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1971-1972

2

17

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1972-1973

2

18

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate

1973-1974

2

19

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1974-1975

2

20

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1974-1975

2

21

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1975-1976

2

22

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1975-1976

3

1

Commencement

Commencement

5/22/1977

3

2

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1976-1977

3

3

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1976-1977

3

4

Commencement

Commencement

5/21/1978

3

5

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1977-1978

3

6

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1977-1978

3

7

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1978-1979

3

8

Commencement

Commencement

5/20/1979

3

9

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1978-1979

3

10

Commencement

Commencement

5/25/1980

3

11

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1979-1980

3

12

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1979-1980

3

13

Commencement

Commencement

5/24/1981

3

14

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1980-1981

3

15

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1980-1981

3

16

Commencement

Commencement

5/23/1982

3

17

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1981-1982

3

18

Commencement

Commencement

5/23/1982

3

19

Commencement

Commencement

5/22/1983

3

20

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1982-1983

3

21

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1982-1983

3

22

Commencement

Commencement

5/20/1984

3

23

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1983-1984

3

24

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1983-1984

3

25

Commencement

Commencement

5/26/1985

3

26

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1984-1985

3

27

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1984-1985

4

1

Commencement

Commencement

5/25/1986

4

2

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1985-1986

4

3

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1985-1986

4

4

Commencement

Commencement

5/24/1987

4

5

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1986-1987

4

6

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1986-1987

4

7

Commencement

Commencement

5/22/1988

4

8

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1987-1988

4

9

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1987-1988

4

10

Commencement

Commencement

5/21/1989

4

11

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1988-1989

4

12

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1988-1989

4

13

Commencement

Commencement

5/20/1990

4

14

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1989-1990

4

15

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1989-1990

4

16

Commencement

Commencement

5/26/1991

4

17

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1990-1991

4

18

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1990-1991

4

19

Commencement

Commencement

5/24/1992

4

20

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1991-1992

4

21

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1991-1992

5

1

Commencement

Commencement

5/23/1993

5

2

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Committee Minutes

1992-1993

5

3

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1992-1993

5

4

Commencement

Commencement

5/22/1994

5

5

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1993-1994

5

6

Commencement

Commencement

5/21/1995

5

7

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1994-1995

5

8

Commencement

Commencement

5/19/1996

5

9

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1995-1996

5

10

Commencement

Commencement

5/25/1997

5

11

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1996-1997

5

12

Commencement

Commencement

5/24/1998

5

13

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1997-1998

5

14

Commencement

Commencement

5/23/1999

5

15

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1998-1999

6

1

Commencement

Commencement, Baccalaureate-Programs

1999-2000

6

2

Commencement

Commencement

5/21/2000

6

3

Commencement

Commencement

12/10/2000

6

4

Commencement

Commencement

5/20/2001

6

5

Commencement

Commencement

12/9/2001

6

6

Commencement

Commencement

5/26/2002

6

7

Commencement

Commencement

12/15/2002

6

8

Commencement

Commencement

5/25/2003

6

9

Commencement

Commencement

12/14/2003

6

10

Commencement

Commencement

5/23/2004

6

11

Commencement

Commencement

12/12/2004

6

12

Commencement

Pseudo-Graduation Exercises

4/20/2005

6

13

Commencement

Commencement

5/29/2005

6

14

Commencement

Commencement

12/11/2005

6

15

Commencement

Commencement

5/28/2006

7

1

Commencement

Commencement

12/10/2006

7

2

Commencement

Commencement

5/27/2007

7

3

Commencement

Commencement

12/9/2007

7

4

Commencement

Commencement

5/25/2008

7

5

Commencement

Commencement

12/14/2008

7

6

Commencement

Commencement

5/24/2009

7

7

Commencement

Commencement

12/13/2010

7

8

Commencement

Commencement

5/30/2010

7

9

Commencement

Commencement

12/12/2010

7

10

Commencement

Commencement

5/29/2011

7

11

Commencement

Commencement

12/11/2011

7

12

Commencement

Commencement/Baccalaureate program

2012

7

13

Commencement

Commencement

5/27/2012

7

14

Commencement

Commencement

12/9/2012

7

15

Commencement

Commencement

5/26/2013

7

16

Commencement

Commencement

2013-2014

7

17

Commencement

Commencement

5/24/2015

7

18

Commencement

Commencement Program

5/22/2016

 

Audiovisual Materials:

  • Recordings (1952-2004) of commencement exercises, including speeches.
  • 59 items.
  • Arranged by format, and thereunder chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Format

Series

Contents

Date

16mm

A/V

1952 Commencement

1952

16mm

A/V

1954 Commencement

1954

Audio Reel

A/V

Baccalaureate, Robert Vogel

5/24/1981

Betacam

A/V

Commencement 1991

5/26/1991

Betacam

A/V

Commencement 1991

5/26/1991

Cassette

A/V

Commencement Address - Kathryn Koob

5/23/1981

Cassette

A/V

President Vogel's Baccalaureate Address; Kathryn Koob's Address

5/24/1981

Cassette

A/V

Baccalaureate 1981

5/24/1981

Cassette

A/V

Commencement 1987

12/13/1987

Cassette

A/V

Commencement 1993

5/23/1993

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1987

1987

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1988, copy 1

5/22/1988

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1988, copy 2

5/22/1988

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1988, copy 1

5/22/1988

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1988, copy 2

5/22/1988

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1988, copy 3

5/22/1988

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1988, copy 4

5/22/1988

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1990, copy 1

5/20/1990

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1990, copy 2

5/20/1990

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1991

5/26/1991

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1991

5/26/1991

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1991

5/26/1991

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1992

5/24/1992

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1992

5/24/1992

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1992

5/24/1992

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1993

5/23/1993

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1993

5/23/1993

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1994

5/22/1994

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1994

5/22/1994

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1994

5/22/1994

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1994

5/22/1994

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1994

5/22/1994

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1995, copy 1

5/21/1995

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1995, copy 2

5/21/1995

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1995

5/21/1995

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1995

5/21/1995

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1995

5/21/1995

VHS

A/V

Baccalaureate 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1996

5/19/1996

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1997

5/25/1997

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1997

5/25/1997

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1998

1998

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1999

5/23/1999

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1999

5/23/1999

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1999

5/23/1999

VHS

A/V

Commencement 1999

5/23/1999

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2000

5/21/2000

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2000

5/21/2000

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2001

5/20/2001

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2001

5/20/2001

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2001

5/20/2001

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2002

5/26/2002

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2002

12/15/2002

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2003

5/25/2003

VHS

A/V

Commencement 2004

2004

 

Other Finding Aids

None.

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