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Ceremonies Collection

Identifier: DC051

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the Ceremonies Collection consists of a near-complete run of commencement programs. Commencement programs typically include a list of the graduating class and the names of the speakers including the valedictorian and guests. The Series 1 also contains commencement concert and baccalaureate service programs, invitations, and itineraries outlining commencement weekend events, Valedictoria addresses, and Aurelian Speeches. Convocation programs have also traditionally been housed with commencement material. Also included are documents pertaining to other ceremonies on campus including building dedications and award dinners.


  • 1838 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.


4.2 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

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The Ceremonies Collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Commencements and Convocations and Series 2: Dedications and Banquets.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Stephan Archives collects the annual commencement program after each year's ceremony. The collection of this material is ongoing.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.

Related Materials

Additional programs for building dedications can be found in the Buildings and Grounds Collection (DC021).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in 2013.

Ceremonies Collection
Casey Babcock
October 24, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US