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University of Tennessee 1892 Commencement Week Invitation

Identifier: AR-0783

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This commencement invitation for the University of Tennessee is loosely bound with a light brown paper cover and a blue tassel. There is a cover with the image of the University and the dates of the commencement week, June 5-8, 1892. Next there are three pages that cover the events, times, and participants for each day of the week, the class officers of the graduating class, and signatures of the Academic Department on the final page, followed by a back cover with the university's seal on the back. The events include a sermon, an exhibition by the military department, an athletic exhibition, a reception in celebration of the opening of the Science Hall, the annual address before the university, an annual celebration of the Philomathesian and the Chi-Delta Literary societies, ending with the final commencement on June 8th at 10 A.M.


  • 1892

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This collection includes a University of Tennessee Commencement Week Invitation from 1892. This invitation includes a schedule of events for the week and a list of Academic Department members. This invitation is still loosely bound with its original cover and blue tassel.

Biographical/Historical Note

The invitation from Commencement week at the University of Tennessee is for the spring 1892 graduating class. The commencement week took place from June 5-8. The actual graduating commencement occurred on June 8th at 10 A.M. in the Science Hall Auditorium. It was the 85th annual commencement at the University of Tennessee. In particular, on June 6th graduates celebrated the opening of this Science Hall in a reception from the trustees and faculty.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated in December 2016 by Kathryn Twyford Crowell.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA