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Commencement programs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3-0-00-5

Scope and Contents

Print and digital copies of programs from the University at Buffalo's commencement ceremonies. Includes born digital programs from 2020- and digitized programs from 1883-2018.


  • 1883-
  • Digitized: 2022-2023

Terms of Access and Use

Commencement programs, 1883- are open to researchers.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.


22 Linear Feet (44 manuscript boxes, 3 half manuscript boxes)

11.65 Gigabytes (1,026 files)

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Programs from University at Buffalo's various commencement ceremonies.


Commencement programs, 1883- are arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by school name.

Acquisition Information

Commencement programs, 1883- were collected by Archives staff. Born digital files were downloaded from the University at Buffalo's website in June 2020, June 2021, and May 2022. Additional digital programs transferred to University Archives by Sonia Marinaccio in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Commencement programs, 1883-2018 were digitized in 2022 by Libraries staff.

Accruals and Additions

Further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, June 2020. Digital material processed by Grace Trimper, 2020-2022. Commencement programs, 1883-2018 were digitized in 2022 by Libraries staff. The 1899 Department of Law commencement program digitized by Archives staff, May 2023.

Finding Aid for Commencement programs
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper
June 2020
Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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