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UAI 15.230

Harvard University. Marshal. Harvard University commencement records, 1902-1970: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAI 15.230
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. Marshal.
Title: Harvard University commencement records, 1902-1970,
Date(s): 1902-1970
Quantity: 1 collection (12 cubic feet (27 document boxes and 12 half document boxes)
Abstract: The first University Marshal was Morris Hicky Morgan, appointed in 1896 as Marshal of the Commencement Exercises. The position evolved into a chief protocol officer for the University. Duties include organizing ceremonies including commencements, convocations, and inaugurations and greeting and organizing the visits of dignitaries and distinguished guests. These records concern the administration of Harvard University commencement ceremonies.

Acquisition Information:

Transferred to the Harvard University Archives.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in December 2013 by Kate Bowers.
The title for these records was devised by the archivist. Folder titles for boxes 1-25 were converted from a word-processed folder list produced in the 1990s which was probably a transcription of the original folder titles. Punctuation has been changed and some abbreviations have been expanded. Information in square brackets was supplied by the creator of the folder list.

Researcher Access:

Access to University records is restricted for at least 50 years. Access to records relating to degree recipients, University personnel, or students is restricted for 80 years.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard University. Marshal. Harvard University commencement records, 1902-1970. UAI 15.230, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

Commencement books, UAI 15.195.5

Historical note

The first University Marshal was Morris Hicky Morgan, appointed in 1896 as Marshal of the Commencement Exercises. The position evolved into a chief protocol officer for the University. Duties include organizing ceremonies including commencements, convocations, and inaugurations and greeting and organizing the visits of dignitaries and distinguished guests.

Arrangement

The records are in chronological order.

Scope and Content

These records concern the administration of Harvard University commencement ceremonies.

General

This document last updated 2013 December 12.

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