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Office of University Events: Commencement records

 Collection
Identifier: 11/6/1399
Office of University Events: Commencement records, 2020 contains materials related to University at Buffalo's 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies, including JPEG slides included for each graduate in each school's ceremony, as well as streaming videos of each ceremony.

Dates

  • 2020

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

The Office of University Events: Commencement records, 2020 are open to researchers.

Special Viewing Instructions

Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.

Copyright

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.

Extent

53.674 Gigabytes (9,869 files)

Abstract

Office of University Events, Commencement records: 2020 contains materials related to the virtual commencement ceremonies held by University at Buffalo's various schools in May 2020.

Historical Note

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Subsequently the virus has spread around the world. The first local (Erie County) confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported March 14, 2020. The first case of an individual from the UB community was reported March 18, 2020.

In March 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of SUNY campuses statewide. As a result, the University at Buffalo community experienced a rapid shift of many university services to a remote, online setting. In accordance with guidelines provided by New York State and the Centers for Disease Control, University at Buffalo's various schools held virtual commencement and degree conferral ceremonies in May 2020. As part of its mission, the University Archives collects documentation of the history of the university, including commencement events, and in the past has collected paper programs and other physical ephemera from graduation ceremonies. The commencement events of 2020 were delivered entirely online and are reflected in the digital nature of this collection.

Arrangement

Office of University Events: Commencement records, 2020 are arranged alphabetically by school name. The original order of the digital files is retained.

Acquisition Information

The Office of University Events: Commencement records were transferred to University Archives in June 2020 as accession 2020-008. Slides were transferred to University Archives from the Office of Special Events, June 2020. Streaming videos were provided by Regina Ticco from University Communications, June 2020.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Grace Trimper and Sarah Cogley, June 2020; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper and Sarah Cogley, June-August 2020.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/digitalpreservation/processing

Digital files created by the Office of University Events were transferred to the University Archives via the University's cloud storage platform, UBBox. Digital content was transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines.
Title
Finding Aid for Office of University Events: Commencement records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper
Date
June 2020
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
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