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University Marshal records
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.
Restrictions on Access
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Restrictions on Use
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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
Collection include commencement programs, budgets, scripts, and videotapes.
Organized in four series: Convocation records; Programs and addresses; Office files; and Commencements and convocations.
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