Honorary degree recipients

Sources of information about honorary degree recipients at the University Archives

  • Online list of receipients by name and by date, including citation or biographical information where available
  • Convocation programs. Starting in 1991, the programs include biographical information about the recipients
  • Communications Office records
    • News releases, photos, etc. re honorary degrees, 1955-1990 (incomplete): accession 1999-048
    • Daily news releases, starting in 1978 (there is usually a separate file for Convocation)
  • University Secretary's Office records:
    • Individual files on honorary degree recipients, predominantly starting in 1973 (including program, with biographical information, for 1979 Learneds Conference Special Convocation)
  • Minutes of University Senate
  • The Photograph Collection includes many images of honorary degree recipients and Convocation addresses
Contact University Archives & Special Collections for more information or assistance.