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Concordia University Ceremonies and Celebrations Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 02/06

Scope and Contents

Most of the items are program folders from campus-wide events, such as opening of school services, baccalaureates, commencements, staff anniversaries of service, faculty installations, and student awards. Note that most faculty installations occurred at opening services so that details are included in the programs. Also present in the collection are records from the 50th, 65th, 75th , and 100th anniversaries of the institution.


  • 1930 - 2010


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Concordia University Archives is the owner of the materials in the Concordia University Ceremonies and Celebrations Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Concordia University Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical Note

Concordia University was founded in 1905. Significant events in the life of the institution were marked with ceremonies and celebrations. The collection documents those events.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)


The collection contains the printed programs from various events.


Arrangement is alphabetically by event.

Related Archival Materials

F.W.J. Sylwester’s 50th anniversary and 90th birthday celebrations are included with the Sylwester presidential records. EP Weber’s retirement program is included with the Weber presidential records. Photographs from many of the events are available in the general photographic files.

Guide to the Concordia University Ceremonies and Celebrations Collection An Inventory at the Concordia University (Portland, OR) Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
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Finding Aid is written in English.
Encoding of finding aid supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Concordia University Archives Repository

Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland 97211-6099 USA