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Beloit College Convocation records

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Identifier: AC 37

Overview

The materials in this collection pertain to Beloit College's Opening Convocation, and include items like announcements, procession lists, invitations, programs, news clippings, and audiovisuals. There are no materials relating to other convocations such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation or the spring Honors Day convocation.

Dates

  • 1933-2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.

Biographical / Historical

Beloit College holds several convocations each year.

The Opening Convocation, the school's traditional segue from summer to the academic semester, is held in August or September, before or just after classes officially begin. Early 20th century convocations were more religious affairs, with the Dean of Chapel leading worship services and the College choir performing Christian songs. These activities occurred along with secular proceedings such as the processional, addresses by the president of the College and other senior administrators, and the College choir performing the college songs. Opening convocation takes place in Eaton Chapel.

There is another event in January called the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, held around his birthday.

The Honors Day Convocation is a spring event where students are presented with academic and athletic awards.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection has no accession documentation. The original order of the documents is unknown. The chronological arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff. New materials created by the Communications and Marketing department are still being added regularly.

Scope and Contents Note

The materials in this collection pertain to Beloit College's Opening Convocation, and include items like announcements, procession lists, invitations, programs, news clippings, and audiovisuals (reel-to-reel, audiocassette, VHS, and MiniDV recordings of convocation events going back to 1961).

There are no materials relating to other convocations such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation or the spring Honors Day convocation.
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
2012
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Beloit WI 53511 USA
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