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Commencement/Convocation Collection

Identifier: 1997-022

The Commencement/Convocation Collection contains information regarding General Commencement, Convocation, Directives, Campus and Building Preparations, Guest Lists, Schedules, Volunteers, and Speakers for the University of Houston. The materials date between the years 1939 to 2018.

This collection also includes an additional 5 boxes of unprocessed materials. For questions about these materials or to request access, please contact University Archivist Mary Manning (


  • 1941-2018


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


5.50 linear feet

Acquisition Information

Includes 2014, 2015 accruals from the President's Office and other sources. Additional materials were donated by Oscar Gutierrez in 2020.

Processing Information

Sarah E. Frazer, September 2002. Additional work by Mikaela Selley, Samantha Herber, and Bobby Marlin, Summer 2006. Additional work by Joseph Lueck in 2020.


Guide to the Commencement/Convocation Collection
Sarah E. Frazer, Mikaela Selley, Samantha Herber, Bobby Marlin, and Joseph Lueck
Updated 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA