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5 Division of Academic Affairs: Commencement and Baccalaureate Programs

Division of academic Affairs, 05

Barry Commencement and Baccalaureate Programs

I. Overview

Title: Barry Commencement and Baccalaureate Programs

Date: 1942--

Location: 05/04-07

Extent: (2.5 linear ft.)

Language: English


II. Historical note

Barry College held its first commencement exercises on June 3, 1942, with ten students receiving bachelor degrees. The ceremony was held in Cor Jesu Chapel at eight o'clock in the evening, followed by Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Joseph Hurley of St. Augustine conferred the diplomas and addressed the graduates, who were presented by Father Cyril W. Burke, chaplain at Barry College at that time. The Baccalaureate Mass had been offered the previous Sunday morning, May 31. The traditional Rose and Candle ceremony was probably initiated with this commencement.


III. The Collection

The collection includes Commencement and baccalaureate programs from 1942 to the present, Rose and Candle programs and rosters of graduates from 1947 to 1957. It also includes copies of a few graduation and baccalaureate addresses from the early years, and some correspondence from the speakers.


IV. Container list

Box     Folder Title

05-04   1          Rosters of Graduates 1947-1957

            2          Commencement Programs 1942-1969

            3          Commencement Invitations

4          Correspondence from Commencement Speakers

            5          Commencement/Baccalaureate Addresses

            6          Commencement/Baccalaureate Speakers

            7          Commencement Incidentals

05/05   1          Commencement Week Activities

            2          Commencement Address by Janet Reno

            3-8       Commencement Programs 1970-1995

05/06   1-7       Commencement Programs 1996-2002

05/07   1-8       Commencement Programs 2003-2010

05/07a 1-5       Baccalaureate/Rose and Candle Programs 1945-2010


V. Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transfer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2002 Nov. 13

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research

Processed by: Sister Arnold Benedetto, O.P., revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2011

Preferred Citation: Barry Commencement and Baccalaureate Programs, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida

Subject Guide

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