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Guide to the Task Force on Commmencement Records, 1989-1990.

Abstract

The Task Force on Commencement was appointed by President Brodie after the disturbances during the 1989 commencement ceremonies. It was chaired by University Secretary N. Alison Haltom, and included representatives from the undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools' student bodies, administrators, and one parent.

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, and related records concerning student behavior at the 1989 commencement, and ways of improving future ceremonies.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University.
Creator
Duke University. Task Force on Commencement.
Title
Task Force on Commmencement records 1989-1990.
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, and related records concerning student behavior at the 1989 commencement, and ways of improving future ceremonies. Includes responses to surveys, letters from parents and other parties, reports concerning commencement practices at other institutions, planning documents, newspaper clipping, minutes of the Task Force, and other material. Material in the collection dates from 1989 to 1990.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Dr.Brodie, RE Commencement, 1989
Box 1
Final Report- Task Force on Commencement
Box 1
Commencement Task Force Correspondence, 1989
Box 1
Commencement Task Force Correspondence, 1990
Box 1
Commencement Follow-Up
Box 1
Press Releases-Commencement Task Force
Box 1
Trinity College Hooding Ceremony
Box 1

Historical Note

The Task Force on Commencement was appointed by President Brodie after the disturbances during the 1989 commencement ceremonies. It was chaired by University Secretary N. Alison Haltom, and included representatives from the undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools' student bodies, administrators, and one parent. Among other things, the committee sought input from the class of 1990 through questionnaire and conducted surveys with peer institutions regarding their commencement practices. It presented its report to President Brodie in December of 1989.

Subject Headings

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  • University Marshal Records, 1942 - 1989. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Commencement Exercises Collection. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Programs for Commencement and Graduating Exercises. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Annual Commencement. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Media Services Audio and Video Recordings, 1963 - 2005. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Task Force on Commmencement Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Task Force on Commmencement Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Sullivan, May 2008

Encoded by Sally Sullivan, May 2008

Accession A91-80 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.