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University of Kansas City and University of Missouri--Kansas City Convocation Programs

Identifier: KC-1-91-00-002

Scope and Contents

This record group sub-series includes programs from University of Kansas City and University of Missouri—Kansas City convocations dating back to the first convocation held on October 1, 1933. Convocations over the years were held to commemorate the beginning of the academic year or for awards and honors ceremonies. For example, the university held a convocation ceremony to bestow an honorary degree to former U.S. President Harry S. Truman in 1945; an honorary degree to the President of the United Mexican States Miguel Aleman in 1947; an honorary degree to Pakistan's Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan in 1950; and an honorary degree to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1990. Today, UMKC Convocation serves as the official welcome for new students, where they learn about university traditions and participate in the UMKC pinning ceremony.


  • 1933-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Materials in this record group (series) are stored onsite, and a minimum of 1 business day is needed to retrieve them for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the materials are advised to contact UMKC University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

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0.5 Linear Feet (UA: On-Site: 1 half-size records box)

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Finding Aid for the University of Kansas City and University of Missouri--Kansas City Convocation Programs
University Archives: Nithin Songala, Becky Briggs Becker (supervising archivist)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City University Archives Repository

UMKC University Archives
UMKC University Libraries
800 E 51st Street
Kansas City MO 64110 United States