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Presidential Office commencement planning files, 1968-1987, bulk: 1971 - 1987

Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

This series contains programs, invitations, correspondence, speeches and addresses, memoranda, notes, personal files, seating charts and schedules, newspaper and magazine articles, and photographs. The materials date from 1968 to 1987. These are the commencement, baccalaureate, convocation, inaugeration, and other special event files of Mount Vernon College which were maintained in the Presidential Office of the College. This series includes personal files of Mount Vernon College Presidents, Peter D. Pelham, Victoria Schuck, and M. Jane Evans, relating to commencement and other event planning. Includes correspondence from such notable people as, President Richard Nixon, President Gerald R. Ford, Marjorie Day, Barbara Walters, and many notable senators, representatives, college presidents, scholars, faculty, and alumnae. Much of this correspondence is related to selecting a speaker for commencement ceremonies or the awarding of honorary degrees.


  • 1968-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.5 Linear Feet (Mount Vernon Seminary Presidential Office Commencement Planning Files)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically. Files labeled with quotation marks maintain original title of file, as given by the President's Office.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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Washington 20052 United States of America