Inventory of the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Creator: University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections
Title: Office of Ceremonies and Special Events Collection
Date (inclusive): 1922-2013
Extent: 6.4 linear feet
Abstract: The Office of Ceremonies and Special Events collection contains materials related to UC Davis campus ceremonies, dedications, lectures, programs, and receptions. Also included are meeting minutes for the Committee on Public Ceremonies (1947-1973).
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: AR-163
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Administrative History

The Office of Ceremonies and Special Events has been formerly known as Campus Services and Ceremonies as well as Visitor Services and Ceremonies. Circa 1947-1973, there was a Committee on Public Ceremonies which was later renamed the On Campus Public Programs Advisory Committee.
In 2011, the Office of Ceremonies & Special Events became a unit within the Office of the Chancellor. Prior to this, the unit had reported to the Vice Chancellor of University Relations.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to campus ceremonies, dedications, lectures, programs, and receptions. Also included are meeting minutes for the Committee on Public Ceremonies.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Davis campus events, 2. Events at other campuses, and 3. Memorabilia.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Davis. Office of the Chanclellor. Office of Ceremonies and Special Events--Archives
University of California, Davis--Anniversaries, etc.
University of California, Davis--History
Commencement ceremonies--California--Davis
Lectures and lecturing--California--Davis

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michele Ko.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AR-163, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events Collection, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Davis Campus Events 1922-2013

Physical Description: 6 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 6:27

Dedication of the Dairy Industry and Horticulture Buildings 1922 October 24

Box 6:65

Dedication of the Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science Buildings 1928 November 12

Box 6:28

Dedication of the Gymnasium and Swimming Pool 1938 April 9

Box 1:4

Charter Day 1939 March 24

Box 1:5

Charter Day 1940 March-1949 March

Box 1:6

Committee on Public Ceremonies, Meeting Calls and Minutes 1947-1959

Box 1:7-8

Charter Day 1949 March-1954 March

Box 1:9

Charter Ceremony 1950 March-1958 March

Box 1:1

Index to Public Ceremony Record, Berkeley and Davis, 1860-1950 1951

Box 1:10

Charter Day 1952-1963

Box 1:11

Invitations 1953-1959

Box 1:12

Charter Day 1954 March 22

Box 1:13

Receptions 1954-1960

Box 1:14-15

President's Reception 1954-1963

Box 1:16

Speech Delivered at Ceremony Celebrating President Sproul 1955

Box 1:17-20

Charter Day 1955 March-1961 March

Box 1:21

Churches contributing pastors for benedictions at public ceremonies; Honorary degree recipients 1969

Box 1:22

Charter Day 1956 March 23

Box 1:2

Index to Public Ceremony Record, Berkeley and Davis, 1860-1956 1957

Box 1:23-24

Chancellor's New Staff Reception 1957 September 20-1967 November 17

Box 1:25

Charter Day 1957 April 2-1959 April 6

Box 1:26

Clark Kerr's Inauguration 1958 September 25-1958 October 10

Box 1:3

Inaugurations 1958-1969

Box 1:27

Chancellor's Inauguration for Emil Mrak 1959 October 23

Box 1:28

Committee on Public Ceremonies, Meeting calls and minutes 1959-1962

Box 1:29

Charter Day 1960-1962

Box 1:30

Committee on Public Ceremonies files 1960-1964

Box 1:31-33

Events 1960-1989

Box 2:1

Faculty Research Lecture 1961-1964

Box 2:2

Events 1961-1972

Box 2:3-4

Charter Day 1962-1963

Box 2:5

Charter Day 1962

Box 2:6

Committee on Public Ceremonies, Meeting calls and minutes 1962-1966

Box 2:7

Charter Day 1963

Box 2:8-10

Building dedications 1963-1969

Box 2:11-12

Charter Day 1964

Box 2:13

Committee on Public Ceremonies, Meeting calls and minutes 1964

Box 2:14-16

President's Reception 1964-1967

Box 2:17-18

Committee on Public Ceremonies, Meeting calls and minutes 1964-1968

Box 2:19

Former honorary degree recipients 1964-1968

Box 2:20-21

Faculty Research Lecture 1964-1969

Box 2:22

Building naming ceremonies 1964-1988

Box 2:23

President's Reception 1965 October 19

Box 2:24

Procedure on Faculty Research Lecturer 1965

Box 2:25

Charter Day 1965

Box 2:26-28

Charter Day and 50th Class Reunions 1965-1967

Box 2:29

Friends of Davis Campus 1965 October 17-1967 May 21

Box 2:30

Homecoming 1965-1968

Box 2:31

Faculty Reseasrch Lecture 1966 March 14

Box 2:32

Protocol for Public Ceremonies and Events 1966

Box 2:33

Charter Day 1966

Box 3:1-2

Events 1966-1970

Box 3:3-4

Committee on Public Ceremonies, correspondence and meeting minutes 1967-1970

Box 3:5

Arbor Day 1967-1973

Box 3:6-7

Dedication of Engineering Building I 1968 February 19

Box 3:8

Faculty Research Lecture 1968 March 6

Box 3:9

Davis Centennial Luncheon 1968 June 1

Box 6:37

Commencement Day Pamphlet 1968 June 15

Box 3:10

UC Centennial Celebration 1968

Box 3:11-14

Charter Day 1968

Box 3:15

Public Ceremonies organization chart and background info 1968

Box 5:46

Flier on the First Hundred Years 1968

Box 3:16

Charter Day 1968-1969

Box 3:17

Dedication of Storer Hall 1969 May 24

Box 6:38

Commencement Day Invite- School of Vet Med 1969 June

Box 3:18

New Faculty Orientation Program 1969 October 2

Box 3:19-21

Charter Day 1969

Box 3:22-23

University Relations Newsletters 1969-1970

Box 3:24-25

Use of Univeristy Facilities 1969-1974

Box 3:26

Regents visit 1970 January 30

Box 3:27-28

Wellman Hall Dedication 1970 May-1970 June

Box 3:29

Faculty Research Lecture 1970 October 21

Box 3:30-32

Inauguration of Dr. James H. Meyer as Chancellor 1970

Box 3:33

Committee on Public Ceremonies, Protocol and list of campus portraits 1970

Box 3:34

Contact lists 1970

Box 6:19-21

All University Charter Day 1970-1972

Box 4:2-3

On Campus Public Programs Advisory Committee, meeting minutes and correspondence 1970-1973

Box 4:4

Faculty Research Lecture 1971 March 29

Box 4:5

Alumni Homecoming 1971 November 13-1971 November 14

Box 4:6

Public Ceremonies Equipment 1971

Box 4:7

On Campus Public Programs Advisory Committee minutes 1971

Box 4:8

Arbor Day 1971

Box 4:9-10

Building Dedications 1971

Box 4:11

Everson Engraved Plate 1971 December-1972 February

Box 4:12

Faculty Research Lecture 1971 December 6- 1972 March 27

Box 4:13-16

Briggs Hall Dedication 1971-1972

Box 4:17-19

Kleiber Hall Dedication 1971-1972

Box 4:20-21

Hickey Gym Dedication 1971-1972

Box 4:22

Faculty Research Lectures 1971-1973

Box 4:23-24

Roessler Hall Building Dedication 1972 January-1972 March

Box 4:25-26

Dedication of Jerome C. and Mary Chiles Davis Homestead Plaque Marking 1972 September 30

Box 4:27

Universal Portable Stage 1972

Box 4:28

Contact lists 1972

Box 4:29

ASO Lectures 1972-1973

Box 4:30

Distinguished Teacher Symposium 1972-1974

Box 4:31-32

Speaker's Bureau 1972-1975

Box 4:33

Faculty Research Lecture 1973 February 8

Box 4:34

Nelle U. Branch Browsing Room Dedication 1973 April 1

Box 4:35-36

Shields Library Naming Ceremony 1973 May 25

Box 4:37

Sacramento Medical Center Transfer Ceremony 1973 July 2

Box 4:38

Arbor Day 1973

Box 4:39

Mailing list for dedications 1973

Box 4:40

Registration fee report 1973-1974

Box 4:41-42

Faculty Research Lecture 1974 April 8

Box 4:43

Chancellor's Conference 1974 July 15-1974 July 26

Box 4:44-46

Medical Sciences I, Groundbreaking 1974 September 11

Box 4:47

Charter Day 1974

Box 4:48

University Medals 1974

Box 4:49

Cap and gown donation 1974

Box 4:50

Harold Goss Reading Room 1975 June 6

Box 4:51

Kerr Hall Dedication 1975 November 25

Box 4:52-54

Speaker's Bureau 1975

Box 4:55

Distinguished Teacher's Symposium 1975

Box 4:56

Denim Doll History 1975

Box 4:1

ASO Lecture 1975

Box 4:57, 5:1

Charter Day 1975

Box 5:2

Speaker's Bureau 1975-1976

Box 5:3

Nelson Gallery Dedication 1976 February 5

Box 5:4

Faculty Research Lecture 1976 April 27

Box 5:5

Emeriti Meeting 1976 October 8

Box 5:6

Agriculture Restoration Facility Dedication 1976 October 16

Box 5:7

Agricultural Science Day 1976

Box 5:8

4th Annual Distinguished Teachers Symposium 1976

Box 5:9

Charter Day 1976

Box 5:10

Speakers Bureau topic list and correspondence 1976-1979

Box 5:12-13

Hertz Hall Dedication (Livermore) 1977 March 16

Box 5:14

Faculty Research Lecture 1977 April 26

Box 5:15

Distinguished Teachers Symposium 1977

Box 5:16

Charter Day 1977

Box 5:17

Faculty Research Lecture 1978 April 12

Box 5:18

Chancellors Superintendents Conference 1978 April 26

Box 5:19

Prince Charles Visit 1978 October 29

Box 5:20

Recreation Hall Dedication 1978 November 11

Box 5:21

Distinguished Teachers Symposium 1978

Box 5:22

Charter Day 1978

Box 7:1

South Hall stationary 1978

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
Box 5:23

ASO Lecture 1978-1979

Box 5:24

Faculty Research Lecture 1979 April 26

Box 5:25

Distinguished Teachers Symposium 1979

Box 5:26

Charter Day 1979

Box 5:27

Procedures 1979

Box 7:2

Shields Library 1979, 1990

Scope and Content Note

printing plates
Box 5:28

Speakers Bureau 1979-1980

Box 5:29

Ruth Storer Garden Dedication 1980 February 24

Box 5:30

Groundbreaking 1980 February 29

Box 5:31

Academic Staff Lecture 1980 May 20

Box 5:32

Dr. Irving I Geshwind ceremony 1980 June 11

Box 5:33

Athletic Hall of Fame 1980

Box 5:34

Speakers Bureau Topic List 1980

Box 5:35

Charter Day 1980

Box 5:36

Speaker's Bureau 1980-1981

Box 5:37

Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Dedication 1981 April 5

Box 5:38

Charter Day 1981

Box 6:39

Commencement Day Poster 1982 June

Box 6:40

Commencement Day Poster 1983 June

Box 5:39

Correspondence from the Chancellor regarding 75th Anniversary Celebration 1983

Box 6:41

Commencement Day Invitation, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 1984 June

Box 6:42

Commencement Day Poster 1984 June

Box 5:40

Food and Agricultural Sciences Building Groundbreaking Ceremony 1984 November 20

Box 7:3

Chancellor's Residence 1987

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
Box 6:43

Mary Regan Meyer Memorial Program 1988 January 8

Box 6:29

Groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Peter J. Shields Library 1988 February 23

Box 6:44

Commencement Day Invitation, College of Letters and Science 1988 June

Box 7:4

Meyer Hall 1989

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
Box 6:45

Commencement Day RSVP and Tickets 1991 June

Box 7:5

Silo Union 1991

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
Box 6:46

Commencement Day RSVP and Tickets 1992 June

Box 6:47

Commencement Day Invitation, School of Medicine 1993 June 11

Box 6:30

Convocation 1993 September 29

Box 7:6

Winter Solstice poem, card from Chancellor Hullar 1993

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
Box 6:31

Convocation and Inauguration of Larry N. Vanderhoef as the Fifth Chancellor 1994 September 28

Box 7:7

Convocation and Inauguration of Larry N. Vanderhoef as the Fifth Chancellor 1994 September 28

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
Box 6:48

Center for the Arts Groundbreaking Ceremony Pamphlet 2000 May 19

Box 6:49

Outstanding Senior Recognition Reception Program 2000 June 6

Box 6:50

Endowed Chairs and Professorships Pamphlet 2003 April 3

Box 6:51

Commencement Day Invite and Program- School of Education 2003 June 12

Box 6:52

Residence Halls Naming Ceremony Invite 2003 December 8

Box 6:53

Robert Mondavi Institute Groundbreaking Ceremony 2005 June 23

Box 6:54

Endowed Chairs and Professorships 2006 April 5

Box 6:59

UCD Prize for Undergrad Teaching and Scholarly Achievement 2006 May 11

Box 6:55

Outstanding Student Reception 2006 May 30

Box 6:56

Western Human Nutrition Research Center Dedication Ceremony 2006 August 15

Box 6:57

Tercero Residence Halls Naming Ceremony 2006 November 16

Box 6:58

The Colleges Naming Ceremony 2006 November 28

Box 6:60

Endowed Chairs and Professorships 2007 April 12

Box 6:61

Outstanding Student Awards Reception 2007 May 29

Box 6:62

UCD Prize for Undergrad Teaching and Scholarly Achievement 2007

Box 6:63

College of Letters and Science 14th Annual Celebration 2009 February 28

Box 6:32

Script for celebration in honor of Larry and Rosalie Vanderhoef 2009 May 30

Box 6:33

Vanderhoef celebration: Playbill for Patti LuPone performance 2009 May 30

Box 6:34

Vanderhoef tribute 2009 May 30

Physical Description: 1 dvd
Box 6:35

Vanderhoef celebration: Dinner program, save the date, plaque mock up 2009

Box 6:36

Articles about Vanderhoef's retirement 2009

Box 6:64

Grand Opening Celebration of the Confucius Institute Program 2013 September 16

Box 5:41-42

Ceremonies checklist and forms undated

Box 5:44

Distinguished Teaching Citation undated

Box 5:45

Inauguration announcement to delegates undated

Box 6:22

Invitation from Tahoe Research Group for launch of new vessel undated

Box 7:8

Robert Arneson undated

Scope and Content Note

printing plate
 

Series 2. Events at other campuses 1930-1972

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials from events at other University of California campuses as well as other universities. Arranged chronologically.
Box 5:47

Gianni Hall Dedication 1930

Box 5:48

Berkeley Charter Day 1957

Box 5:49

Commencement Book from UC Berkeley 1967

Box 5:50

UCR Charter Day 1968

Box 5:51

UC Centennial, Articles in Oakland Tribune 1968

Box 5:52

UCSD Commencement Program 1968

Box 5:53

Berkeley Centennial Pamphlets 1968

Box 5:54

Berkeley Charter Day 1968

Box 6:1

UCLA Commencement Program 1968

Box 6:2

UCLA Commencement Cue Book 1968

Box 6:3

UCSF Inauguration Symposium Announcement 1969

Box 6:4

Associated Alumni California College of Medicine Invitation 1969

Box 6:5

UCSD Inauguration Program 1969

Box 6:6

UCLA Inauguration Invitation 1969

Box 6:7

UCLA Inauguration Delegate Response Form 1969

Box 6:8

UCLA Inauguration Invitation 1969

Box 6:9

UCLA Inauguration Student Ticket 1969

Box 6:10

UCLA Inauguration Special Guest Tickets 1969

Box 6:11

UCLA Commencement Announcement 1969

Box 6:12

UCLA Parking Permit for Inauguration Day 1969

Box 6:13

UCLA Inaugural Luncheon 1969

Box 6:14

UCLA Alumni Magazine 1969

Box 6:15

Map of Stanford 1969

Box 6:16

Stanford Inauguration Ticket 1969

Box 6:17

Stanford Inaugural Program 1969

Box 6:18

Inauguration at Stanford 1969

Box 6:26

Various invitations 1971-1972

Box 5:43

Hilgard Hall Dedication undated

Box 6:23

Mailing List undated

Box 6:24

UCLA Delegate Invitation for Inaugural Ceremony undated

Box 6:25

UCLA Alumni Association Inaugural Luncheon Invitation undated

Box 7

Series 3. Memorabilia 1993

Scope and Content Note

Contains one flag in white and blue, UC 125: Many Pathways, One Journey.