Special Collections and Archives

KSU Commencement & Honors Day, Video and Audio Tape collection

KSU Commencement & Honors Day, Video and Audio Tape collection, 1995-2003

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass, 2003


Scope and Content

This collection of VHS and audio tapes contains each of the Commencement and Honors Days ceremonies that took place on campus from 1995 on. They were received from the President's Office in 1999 and will be added to as future commencements take place.

The major speakers for the commencements are listed in this inventory and were taken from the video or audio cassette.


Box 1

Commencements, VHS Tapes

  • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 14, 1988
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Dr. Eugene P. Wenninger, Keynote Speaker: May 13, 1995 (2 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Kathleen G. Murray, Keynote Speaker: May 14, 1995
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Dr. Richard A. Bredemeier, Keynote Speaker: August 19, 1995
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Mr. Delano E. Lewis, Keynote Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient: December 16, 1995
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Mr. Brian D. Tucker, Keynote Speaker: December 16, 1995 (2 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Christoph Von Dohnanyi, Music Director, The Cleveland Orchestra, Honorary Degree Recipient: May 11, 1996
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Dean H. Keller, Assoc. Dean, Libraries and Media Services, President's Medal Recipient: May 11, 1996
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: President's Medal Recipient, Dr. William H. Hildebrand, Prof. Dept. of Eng.: May 12, 1996 (2 copies)

Box 2

  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: President's Medal Recipient, Dr. William H. Hildebrand, Prof. Dept. of Eng.: May 12, 1996 (1 copy)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates:Lindsay Morgenthaler; Rachel Redinger, University Medallion Recipients: August 24, 1996 (2 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Dr. Surinder M. Bhardwaj, Dr. Dominic A. Infante, Dr. Walter R. Watson, President's Medal Recipients: August 24, 1996 (2 copies)
  • The First Kent State University Convocation: August 31, 1996
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Ms. Margarette T. Ghee, Chairperson, The Ohio Parole Board, Keynote Speaker: December 21, 1996: (1 copy).
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: The Honorable Ann Womer Benjamin, Ohio State Legislature, Keynote Speaker: December 21, 1996 (2 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Fine and Professional Arts, School of Technology: Saturday, May 17, 1997 - 10:00 A.M. (3 copies)

Box 3

  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing: Saturday, May 17, 1997 - 2:30 P.M. (1 copy).
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing: Saturday, May 17, 1997 - 2:30 P.M. (5 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Sunday, May 18, 1997- 1:00 P.M. (5 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Saturday, August 23, 1997 - 10:00 A.M. (1 copy)

Box 4

  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccaulaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, August 23, 1997 - 2:30 A.M. (1 copy)
  • Convocation: Aug. 30, 1997 (1 copy)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Saturday, December 20, 1997 - 10:00 A.M. (5 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, December 20, 1997 - 2:30 P.M. (2 copies).
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, May 16, 1998- 10:00 A.M. (2 copies)

Box 5

  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, May 16, 1998, 10:00 A.M. (3 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, May 16, 1998- 2:30 P.M. (3 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Sunday, May 17, 1998- 1:00 P. M. (5 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, August 22, 1998 - 2:30 P.M. (1 copy)

Box 6

  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, 2:30 P.M. (3 copies).
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Saturday, August 22, 1998 - 10:00 A.M. (9 copies)

Box 7

  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Saturday, August 22, 1998, 10:00 A.M. (3 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, August 22, 1998 - 2:30 P.M.:(3 copies).
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Saturday, December 19, 1998 - 10:00 A.M. (6 copies)

Box 8

  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Saturday, December 19, 1998 - 2:30 P.M. (3 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degees Candidates: Saturday, 10:00 A.M., May 15, 1999
  • Commencement Ceremony: Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates: Saturday, 2:30 P.M., May 15, 1999
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Sunday, 1:00 P.M., May 16, 1999
  • Commencement Behind the Scenes (3 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: Sunday, 1:00 P.M., May 16, 1999
  • Commencement Ceremony: Advanced Degrees Candidates: 10:00 A.M., Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 (2 copies)
  • Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates Ceremony: 2:30 P.M., Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 (1 copy)

Box 9

  • Baccalaureate Degrees Candidates Ceremony: 2:30 P.M., Saturday Aug. 21, 1999, (1 copy)
  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, College of Nursing, College of Fine Arts and Professional Arts, School of Technology: 10:00 A.M., Dec. 18, 1999 (2 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education; Graduate School of Education: 2:30 P.M., Saturday Dec. 18, 1999
  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Arts and Sciences; School of Technology: Saturday May 13, 2000, 2:30 P.M.(2 copies)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, August 19, 2000, 10:30 a.m.
  • University Convocation: Saturday Aug. 26, 2000
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, 10:00 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, 2:30 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Fine and Professional Arts; School of Technology: Sunday May 13, 2001, 1:00 P.M. (1 copy)
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday Aug. 18, 2001, 10:30 A.M. (3 copies)

Box 10

  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Fine and Professional Arts; School of Technology: Saturday, May 11, 2002, 10:00 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Business Administration; College of Education: Saturday, May 11, 2002, 12:30 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Nursing: Saturday, May 11, 2002, 1:00 P.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Aug. 12, 2002, 10:30 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, 10:00 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, 2:30 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, August 16, 2003, 10:00 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, December 13, 2003, 10:00 A.M.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, December 13, 2003, 2:30 P.M.

Boxes 11-19

These boxes are currently empty awaiting future installments


Box 20

Miscellaneous

  • Commencement Credits: n.d.
  • Commencement Behind the Scenes: n.d.
  • Video Wall Demo Tape: Sept. 11, 1997
  • Imagine Graduation Fair: 2002 (2 copies)
  • Dr. Ostor, Speaker, May 18, 1986(mini-aduio tape)

  • Box 21
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 16, 1989: Ted Turner (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 12, 1990, 10:30 A.M.: Graduate
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 12, 1990, 2:30 P.M.: Undergraduate
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 13, 1990, 1:00 P.M. (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 15, 1990 (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 24, 1991: Asbury
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 25, 1991
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 19, 1991, 2:30 P.M.: Undergraduate
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 21, 1991
    • Commencement Ceremony: 1992: Dennis Eckert
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 1992: Joseph Gorman
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 1992: John P. Williamson
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 19, 1992: Barbra Donaloe
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 19, 1992: Dr. Powell
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 15, 1993: Doug Cowan
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 15, 1993: Dennis Eckert
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 1993: Dr. Henderson
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 21, 1993: Baccalaureate
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 21, 1993: Graduate
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 18, 1993, 10:00 A.M. (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 18, 1993, 2:30 P.M. (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 18, 1993, 7:30 P.M.(3 copies)

    Box 22

    • Commencement Ceremony: May 14, 1994, A.M. (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 14, 1994, P.M. (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 15, 1994: Dr. Charles Ping (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 20, 1994: Dr. Carruthers (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 20, 1994: John L. Dotson (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 16, 1994, 7:30 P.M. (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 17, 1994, 10:00 A.M. Lou Holtz (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 17, 1994, 2:30 A.M. Shalala (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 13, 1995, 10:00 A.M: Wenninger (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 13, 1995, 2:20 P.M. George Stephanopoulos (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 14, 1995, 1:00 P.M. Kathleen G. Murray (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 19, 1995, 10:00 A.M. (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 19, 1995, 2:30 P.M. (3 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 16, 1995: Tucker (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 16, 1995: Lewis (1 copy)

    Box 23

    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 16, 1995: Lewis: (1 copy)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 11, 1996: Presentation of President’s Medal to Dean H. Keller; Speaker,  William H. Hildebrand (1 copy)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 11, 1996, P.M.: William H. Hildebrand (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 12, 1996, P.M.: William H. Hildebrand (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 24, 1996, A.M. and P.M.
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 21, 1996, A.M.: Ann Womer Benjamin
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 21, 1996, P.M.: Paul L. Pfeiffer (Pres. Medal) (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 17, 1997, P.M.: Patricia A. Ackerman (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 18, 1997, P.M.: Virginia Hamilton
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 1997: Sen. Leigh Herington
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 1997: Lt. Gov. Hollister
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 23, 1997 (200th), P.M.: Jeffery D. Johnson (2 copies)
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 20, 1997, P.M.
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 1998, P.M.
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 17, 1998, P.M.
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 19, 1998, A.M.
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 15, 1999
    • Commencement Ceremony: Aug. 21, 1999
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 13, 2000
    • Commencement Ceremony: May 14, 2000
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 16, 2000: Lawrence J Simpson
    • Commencement Ceremony: Graduate, A.M.: Robert Labant
    • Commencement Ceremony: Undergraduate, P.M.: Ted Henry
    • Commencement Ceremony: Margarette T. Ghee
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dr. Davina Gosnell
    • Commencement Ceremony: M.R.C. Greenwood
    • Commencement Ceremony: Dr. Joanne Whitmore
    • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, 10:00 A.M.
    • Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, 2:30 P.M.

    Boxes 24-25

    These boxes are currently empty awaiting future installments


    Box 26
    Honors Day Convocations, VHS Tapes
    • Honors Day Convocation: Sunday, April 19, 1998
    • Honors Day Convocation: Sunday, April 18, 1999
    • Honors Day Convocation: Sunday, April 9, 2000

    Boxes 27-35

    These boxes are currently empty awaiting future installments


    Box 36
    Honors Day Convocations, Audio Tapes
    • Honors Day Convocation: April 17, 1994: E. Timothy Moore
    • Honors Day Convocation: [April], 1995: Barbara Hipsman (2 copies)
    • Honors Day Convocation: [April], 1996: Frank Wiley
    • Honors Day Convocation: Aug. 1996 (2 copies)
    • Honors Day Convocation: [Aug.] 1997
    • Honors Day Convocation: [April], 1997: Averil McClelland
    • Honors Day Convocation: 1998: Stuart Taylor

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