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University Marshal records

Identifier: RG0043

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection include commencement programs, budgets, scripts, and videotapes. They range in date from 1825 to 2005 and were transferred to the University Archives by the University Marshal. Note that not all series have been processed. Please ask staff for assistance.


  • Creation: 1825-2005

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

The University Marshal reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and oversees official functions at the University, such as commencements, the conferring of honorary degrees, opening convocation for the school year, and other special ceremonies. Robert Jones, professor of Religion, held the post for twenty years, from 1969-89, during which time the ceremonial mace came into use (1981). Before him, John Latimer, professor of Classics, served in the position from 1953-69. N.B. This history note was written in 2005


27.5 Linear Feet

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Collection include commencement programs, budgets, scripts, and videotapes.

Collection Organization

Organized in four series: Convocation records; Programs and addresses; Office files; and Commencements and convocations.

Acquisition Information

Materials acquired through transfers from campus offices.

Guide to the University Marshal records, 1825-2005
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America