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Series III: Annual Commencement scrapbooks, 1758-1934

This series contains a number of scrapbooks put together by the Columbiana curators. During the tenure of Robert Arrowsmith CC 1882 as Columbiana curator (1917-1927), he envisioned a collection of scrapbooks documenting different aspects of Columbia: athletics, literary societies, alumni associations, schools, etc. One series of scrapbooks, which was continued by Arrowsmith's successor, Milton Halsey Thomas, collected materials related to the Annual Commencement ceremony. In these scrapbooks, there are Photostat copies and transcriptions of newspaper accounts, programs, tickets, published addresses, invitations and some photographs. The scrapbooks include materials related to other Commencement events (Class Day, Baccalaureate Service, Alumni Luncheon, Campus Night, etc.) and cover the various schools at Columbia (Engineering, Journalism, Barnard, etc.). At the 1811 Commencement ceremony, the refusal of a diploma to one of the graduates led to a riot. There is a supplemental 1811 volume with the transcription of the newspaper accounts about the incident, the legal procedures and the subsequent sentencing of those involved.

Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1758-1776

Volume 1758-1776
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1786-1799

Volume 1786-1799
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1800-1811

Volume 1800-1811
Supplement, 1811

Supplement 1811
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1812-1819

Volume 1812-1819
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1820-1829

Volume 1820-1829
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1830-1849

Volume 1830-1849
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1850-1869

Volume 1850-1869
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1870-1889

Volume 1870-1889
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1890-1895

Volume 1890-1895
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1896-1899

Volume 1896-1899
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1900-1902

Volume 1900-1902
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1903-1905

Volume 1903-1905
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1906-1907

Volume 1906-1907
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1908-1909

Volume 1908-1909
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1910

Volume 1910
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1911

Volume 1911
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1912

Volume 1912
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1913

Volume 1913
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1914

Volume 1914
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1915

Volume 1915
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1916

Volume 1916
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1917

Volume 1917
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1918

Volume 1918
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1919

Volume 1919
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1920

Volume 1920
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1921

Volume 1921
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1922-1923

Volume 1922-1923
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1924

Volume 1924
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1925

Volume 1925
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1926

Volume 1926
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1927

Volume 1927
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1928

Volume 1928
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1929

Volume 1929
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1930

Volume 1930
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1931

Volume 1931
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1932

Volume 1932
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1933

Volume 1933
Annual Commencement Scrapbook, 1934

Volume 1934

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