Skip to main content


Special Collections Online at UT

Commencement Books and Invitations

Identifier: AR-0468

  • Staff Only

This collection contains two commencement invitations, two leather-bound commencement books, and one invitation to a contest for Valedictorians. The 1887 invitation to the Oratorical Contest for Valedictorians is from the Medical and Dental Departments of the University of Tennessee and includes a list of presiding committee members. The 1896 UT commencement invitation includes a ribbon with the school colors, a list of class officers, and signatures of graduates. The 1920 and 1921 UT commencement books are bound in leather and include a list of class officers and a class roll with degree status. The 1920 book also includes the nameplate of Drewry D. Painter. The 1921 UT commencement invitation includes an announcement of honors and scholarships and a list of graduates and their hometowns.


  • 1887-1921

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


0.1 Linear Feet


This collection contains an 1887 invitation to the Oratorical Contest for Valedictorians from the UT Medical and Dental Departments, an 1896 UT commencement invitation, a 1920 UT commencement book, a 1921 UT commencement book, and a 1921 UT commencement invitation.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.


Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives.

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