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Guide to the University of California, Irvine Commencement Ceremonies Records
AS-114  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies records
    Date: 1980-2008
    Collection Number: AS-114
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Student Affairs.
    Extent: 10.2 linear feet (14 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection comprises materials from University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies, including printed copies and sound recordings of commencement addresses, video recordings of ceremonies, handbooks, informational brochures, and flags. The handbooks include scripts of welcome speeches and introductions, diagrams of the seating arrangements on stage, and instructions for persons officiating and speaking at the ceremonies.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to sound and video recordings is restricted; use copies must be created prior to researcher use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies records. AS-114. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred periodically from the Office of Student Affairs.

    Accruals

    Annual accruals are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2007, 2008. Addition and finding aid update made by Joanna Lamb in 2009.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises materials from commencement ceremonies of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), including printed copies and sound recordings of commencement addresses, informational brochures for graduates, event programs, and handbooks provided to individuals who presided over or presented at commencement ceremonies held at the Bren Events Center. It also contains video recordings of ceremonies, cloth flags used to identify participating groups, and a cloth banner used to adorn the stage during the ceremonies. The handbooks include scripts of welcome speeches and introductions, diagrams of the seating arrangements on stage, and instructions for persons officiating and speaking at the ceremonies. The collection contains scripts and transcripts of some commencement speeches.
    A "script" is a document containing the text of what a speaker intended to say while delivering his or her speech. A "transcript" is a document in which the speech has been transcribed verbatim after it has been delivered to the audience.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged first by format and then chronologically.

    Related Collections

    Related documentation can be found in AS-113 University of California, Irvine Commencement Photographs. UCI commencement programs are shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged in the library's online catalog ANTPAC. 

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    Commencement ceremonies -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Baccalaureate addresses -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Baccalaureate addresses -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Banners -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Flags -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Handbooks (Manuals) -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Audio cassettes -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Sound recordings -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Video recordings -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    DVDs -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.