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Commencement Week Archives Exhibit

Class photos, yearbooks, commencement invitations, and more are on display, for the next week only!

Posted 05.10.11 by Katherine Cowan

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Yourself and friends are invited.

An exhibit from MICA's Archives in the Decker Library celebrates Commencement Week festivities with a look backward - featuring class photos, yearbooks, commencement programs and invitations which date back to the 1890s.

The Commencement Exhibit is not a new phenomenon, as evidenced by ornate invitations from the 1890s to view the work of graduating students.

The yearbooks, though only sporadically produced, are gems showing the significant effort of students who created them, filled with illustrations and cartoons, and biographical snippets about the classes and people in them. We have yearbooks for only 1903, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1926, 1927, 1961, and the last yearbook in our collection is from 1962... this is one tradition that deserves to be revived!