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
- Lawrenceville School. Stephan Archives (Collector, Organization)
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)
Language of Materials
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.
This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in 2013.
- Commencement ceremonies Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Graduation Ceremonies Subject Source: Local sources
- programs (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ceremonies Collection
- Casey Babcock
- October 24, 2013
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US