Commencement Addresses

 
This collection contains all extant transcripts of Commencement addresses from the University Archives, beginning in 1926. A full list of Commencement speakers over time, from 1894 to the present, is available here.

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Submissions from 1974

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Our Changing Institutions: A Challenge to the Liberally Educated, Catherine Blanchard Cleary

Submissions from 1973

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Commencement address, Kenneth Sager

Submissions from 1972

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Commencement address, Nancy Dickerson

Submissions from 1971

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1970

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Commencement address, George William Smalley

Submissions from 1969

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Commencement address, Curtis Tarr

Submissions from 1968

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Commencement address, Carl P. Wellman

Submissions from 1967

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Commencement address, Otis A. Singletary

Submissions from 1966

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The Challenge of Change, W. Paul Gilbert

Submissions from 1964

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Commencement address, Howard Nemerov

Submissions from 1963

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1962

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1961

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1960

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Commencement address, Richard Wilbur

Submissions from 1959

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Commencement address, Ben W. Heineman

Submissions from 1958

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1957

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1956

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Commencement address, Douglas M. Knight

Submissions from 1954

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Commencement address, John Schoff Millis

Submissions from 1953

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Freedom for Scholarship, Conrad Arnold Elvehjem

Submissions from 1949

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Science in the Liberal Arts College, Harry Fletcher Lewis

Submissions from 1946

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Things That Remain, Carl Frederick Wittke

Submissions from 1945

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Commencement address, Stanley Pargellis

Submissions from 1942

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Excerpt from Commencement address, Lloyd Kirkham Garrison

Submissions from 1940

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Commencement address, Max Carl Otto

Submissions from 1937

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Science and the Common Life, Anton Julius Carlson

Submissions from 1934

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The Chief Qualification for Living, Douglas Horton

Submissions from 1931

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Custom, Manners and Law, Marvin B. Rosenberry

Submissions from 1930

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On Being An Alumnus, Wilfred B. Shaw

Submissions from 1928

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The Major Premise, Henry Merritt Wriston

Submissions from 1927

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A Liberal Education, Henry Merritt Wriston

Submissions from 1926

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What Is An Education?, Henry Merritt Wriston