University of Scranton Commencement Programs Collection Guide

University of Scranton Commencement Programs

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Programs from University of Scranton and St. Thomas College commencement exercises and related activities.
Relation
Subset of University of Scranton Archives
Date Range
1900s - Present
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

Programs dated 1905 - 1992 (noninclusive) have been digitized, and programs dated 2009 - present have been preserved as born digital documents.

Digitized programs dated 1905 - 1975 are publicly available. Due to privacy restrictions related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), we are unable to provide public access to programs dated after August 1974 that include student names. For more information regarding FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Physical Access

Printed programs may be viewed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Materials in this collection generally fall under the copyright of the University of Scranton. These materials are available for personal, educational use. Please contact the University Archives staff for permission for other uses.

Programs dated prior to 1923 are believed to be in the public domain and may be used without restriction.

Preferred Citation

[Title of Program], [Date], University of Scranton Commencement Programs, University of Scranton Archives. [Reference URL for digital items]

Linked Data


Contents

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes programs from commencement exercises and related activities held by the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College, dating from the 1900s through the present. The collection is not continuous; some years are missing.

Programs generally list names, degrees, and awards received by that year's graduating class. Some programs also include biographies and/or citations of honorary degree recipients. Beginning in 1982, a separate program was printed each year for graduate commencement exercises.

Programs from related activities in the collection include Class Night and Baccalaureate.

Inventory

St. Thomas High School Commencement

  • Dates Available - Print: 1937
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1937

St. Thomas College Commencement

  • Dates Available - Print: 1905 - 1937, noninclusive
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1905 - 1937, noninclusive

University of Scranton Commencement

  • Dates Available - Print: 1938 - present
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1938 - 1992, 2009 - present
    • Note: Due to privacy restrictions related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), we are unable to provide public access to programs dated after August 1974 that include student names. For more information regarding FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

University of Scranton Graduate Commencement

  • Dates Available - Print: 1982 - present
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1982 - 1992, 2009 - present
    • Note: Due to privacy restrictions related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), we are unable to provide public access to programs dated after August 1974 that include student names. For more information regarding FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

University of Scranton Class Night

University of Scranton Baccalaureate Mass

  • Dates Available - Print: 1971 - present (not a complete run)
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1977, 2014

Digital Accruals

Born digital PDFs of recent programs (2009 - present) are accessioned each year by the University Archives.


Acquisition Information

The majority of programs were submitted to the University Archives by various University departments.

1905 and 1906 programs were donated by Virginia Rickard in 2013.

Programs dated 1913, 1914, 1915, 1922, and 1925 were borrowed for digitization from the La Salle University Archives in 2009.


Processing Notes

Digitization

Commencement programs dated 1905 - 1992 (noninclusive) have been digitized. Digitization was performed in-house, with digital images captured in TIFF format at 300 dpi, 24-bit color. Derivative PDFs were prepared from the master TIFFs as access copies. Searchable text was generated via automated optical character recognition (OCR).

Programs dated 1993 - 2008 are queued for digitization.

Programs dated 1913, 1914, 1915, 1922, and 1925 were borrowed for digitization from the La Salle University Archives in 2009.

Harvesting

Metadata from this collection is exposed via Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Known, active harvests include: