Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Chatham University Commencement Program Collection

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Commencement Programs



Contact us about this collection

Chatham University Commencement Program Collection, 1870-2018 | Chatham University Archives

By Molly Tighe

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Chatham University Commencement Program Collection, 1870-2018Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: RG04/2018.007

Primary Creator: Chatham University

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Records are arranged chronologically by date.  Where appropriate, folders divide materials relating to graduate commencement ceremonies from materials relating to undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

Subjects: Chatham University--Archives, Education of Women--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History--Sources, Women -- Education--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History--Sources

Languages: English

Abstract

Chartered in 1869, Chatham University (formerly Pennsylvania Female College, Pennsylvania College for Women, and Chatham College) is a fully coeducation insitution of higher education located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  The Commencemetn Collection documents commencement excercises from 1870 to the present.  The collection primarily includes event programs, photographs, ephemera produced by Chatham University for the event.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains documentation of commencement exercises held at Chatham University between 1870 and the present, including both undergraduate and graduate degree conferral ceremonies.  The collection primarily contains printed event programs listing event speakers, musical performances, and other elements of the commencement ceremony.  Event programs list names and degrees conferred to graduating students attending the ceremony as well as honorary degrees conferred during the event.  The collection also includes some newspaper clippings about, photographs and slides depicting, tickets to, and printed email communications about commencement ceremony events.

Collection Historical Note

Chartered on December 11, 1869 by the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Female College was initiated by Reverend William Trimble Beatty and several members of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church with the intention of providing “for young ladies what colleges of the first class accomplish for young men.” The campus was situated in the affluent Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a building that held the previous distinction of being the largest private residence in Allegheny County.  A Board of Trustees which included Rev. Beatty and several members of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, led the selection of college administrators and the development of college curriculum aiming to “furnish [students] the means of a thorough, well-proportioned and liberal education adapted to their wants in life.”

In 1890 the name of the institution was changed to Pennsylvania College for Women, and in 1955 the name was changed again to Chatham College in honor of William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham and namesake of the City of Pittsburgh. In 1994, Chatham College expanded around its historic undergraduate women’s college by beginning to offer graduate programs to both men and women with a special emphasis in the health science fields.  University status was granted in 2007 and the institution is thereafter named Chatham University.  Additional campus locations, including one in the East Liberty neighborhood called East Side and one in Gibsonia called Eden Hall Farm, were added in 2008.

In 2014, Chatham University’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution to implement coeducation within all colleges and schools while creating structures and programs that preserve the University’s commitment to women’s education and leadership.

Subject/Index Terms

Chatham University--Archives
Education of Women--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History--Sources
Women -- Education--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Chatham University Archives

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access.  The records are open for research use.

Related Materials:

Chatham University Marketing & Communications Department Records

Chatham University Historical Film Collection

Preferred Citation: Chatham University Commencement Collection, 2870-2018, RG04.2018.007, Chatham University Archives & Special Collections..


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Commencement Programs],
[All]

Series 1: Commencement ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Drawer 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pennsylvania Female College Commencement, 1870sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Pennsylvania Female College Commencement, 1880sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pennsylvania College for Women Commencement, 1890sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Pennsylvania College for Women Commencement, 1900sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pennsylvania College for Women Commencement, 1910sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Pennsylvania College for Women Commencement, 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Pennsylvania College for Women Commencement, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Pennsylvania College for Women Commencement, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pennsylvania College for Women/Chatham College Commencement, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chatham College Commencement, 1960-65Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chatham College Commencement, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chatham College Commencement, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chatham College Commencement, 1970-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chatham College Commencement, 1976-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Chatham College Commencement, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chatham College Commencement, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Chatham College Commencement, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Drawer 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chatham College Commencement, 1990 -1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chatham College Commencement, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chatham College Commencement, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chatham College Commencement, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chatham College Graduate Commencement, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chatham College Commencement, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chatham College Commencement, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chatham College Commencement, 2000-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chatham College Graduate Commencement, 2000-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chatham University Commencement, 2005-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chatham University Graduate Commencement, 2005-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chatham University Commencement, 2010-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chatham University Commencement, 2015 - 2018Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Commencement Programs],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.548 seconds (using 212 queries).

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign