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Washington University Second Century Convocation Collection


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Title: Washington University Second Century Convocation Collection, 1952-1955Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/01/wua00165

Primary Creator: Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of materials relating to the centennial of Washington University and its Second Century Convocation.  Included are programs of various events, invitations, addresses, and publications relating to the celebration.  The items in this collection are arranged alphabetically.

Collection Historical Note

Washington University was founded in 1853.  One hundred years later, the University celebrated its centennial and in 1954, Chancellor Ethan A.H. Shepley and the University privately launched a three-year, $20 million Second Century Campaign, the second-largest capital fund drive conducted by any U.S. university at the time. When the campaign went public with a four-day convocation in February 1955, it was thought that some of the campaign funds should be used for a new library.  These funds led to the construction of John M. Olin Library.  Speakers at the convocation included Chief Justice Earl Warren, Abram Leon Sachar, Robert E. Wilson, and Grayson Kirk.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to University Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Compiled by Sarah Pabarcus in November 2005.  Updated by Ashley Eckhardt in July 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Program, Centennial Cavalcade, 21 February 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Program, Centennial Convocation, 1 October 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Program (condensed), Second Century Convocation, February 1955 (3 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Program, Second Century Convocation, February 1955 (5 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Program, Second Century Convocation Announcement Dinner, 2 November, 1954 (5 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Program, Special Sabbath Service, 8 May 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Progress Report on Accomplishments to Date and Plans for the Second Century Convocation and the Second Century Development Program, 14 October 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Purpose of the Washington University Convocation, February 1955 (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Second Century Convocation Addresses, February 1955 (4 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Second Century Convocation Invitation and Ticket Order FormAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Silver Jubilee Reunion, June 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 12: There is no Finer WayAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Washington University Bronze Tablet, July 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Washington University Second Century Convocation Correspondence, 1955Add to your cart.

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