Special Collections and Archives

KSU Commencement Programs

Kent State University Commencement Programs, 1914-2014

Inventory prepared by BethAnne Shaup April, 1999; Updated September 2014.
5 record storage boxes, 5 cubic feet, 11th floor


Scope and Content

This collection contains commencement programs and some baccalaureate programs dating from 1914 through the present. There are some gaps in holdings. The programs of each commencement include the listings of graduates of each college of the University. Officers of KSU, guests, honorary degree recipients, and speakers who participated in each commencement are also listed in most programs.


Box 1: 1914-Aug 1959 (incomplete holdings)

  • 1914
  • 1914 July
  • 1919 June
  • 1921 June
  • 1922 July
  • 1923 July
  • 1925 June
  • 1930 July, 1930 August
  • 1931 May
  • 1932 August
  • 1933 June
  • 1933 Aug/Sept
  • 1934 May 31, Class Day; June; Aug. 5, Commencement and Baccalaureate
  • 1935 June and Aug
  • 1936 May/June; Aug,
  • 1937, June and Aug; Baccalaureate, June; Class Day, June
  • 1938 June and Aug,
  • 1939 June and July
  • 1940 June and Aug; Baccalaureate Service June; College of Education June; College of Business Administration
  • 1941 June and Aug; Baccalaureate Service June; College of Education
  • 1942 Aug; Announcement June; Baccalaureate Service Aug; College of Education
  • 1943 Sept; Announcements March and June; Baccalaureate Service June
  • 1944 June and Sept; Announcements June; Baccalaureate Service June
  • 1945 June and Aug; Announcements June; Baccalaureate service Aug
  • 1946 June and Aug; Announcements June; Baccalaureate service June and Aug
  • 1947 June and Aug; Announcements June; Baccalaureate service June and Aug
  • 1948 June and Sept; Announcements June; Baccalaureate service June and Sept
  • 1949 June and Sept; Announcements June; Baccalaureate service June
  • 1950 June and Sept
  • 1951 June and Aug
  • 1952 June and Aug; Announcements June
  • 1953 June and Sept; Announcements June
  • 1954 June and Sept
  • 1955 June and Aug
  • 1956 June and Aug
  • 1957 June and Aug
  • 1958 June and Aug
  • 1959 June
  • 1959 Aug

Box 2: June 1960-Aug. 1972

  • 1960 June
  • 1960 Aug
  • 1961 June Annual
  • 1961 Aug Summer
  • 1962 June Annual
  • 1962 Aug Summer
  • 1963 June Annual
  • 1963 Aug Summer
  • 1964 June Annual
  • 1964 Aug Summer
  • 1965 March Winter
  • 1965 June Annual
  • 1965 Aug Summer
  • 1966 March Winter
  • 1966 June Annual
  • 1966 Aug Summer
  • 1967 March Winter
  • 1967 June Annual
  • 1967 Sept Summer
  • 1968 March Winter
  • 1968 June Annual
  • 1968 Aug Summer
  • 1969 March Winter
  • 1969 June Spring
  • 1969 Aug Summer
  • 1969 Dec Fall
  • 1970 March Winter
  • 1970 June Spring
  • 1970 Aug Summer
  • 1970 Dec Fall
  • 1971 March Winter
  • 1971 June Spring
  • 1971 Aug Summer
  • 1971 Dec Fall
  • 1972 March Winter
  • 1972 June Spring
  • 1972 Aug Summer

Box 3: June 1973-Dec. 1989

  • 1973 June Spring
  • 1973 Aug Summer
  • 1974 June Spring
  • 1974 Aug Summer
  • 1975 June Spring
  • 1975 Aug Summer
  • 1976 June Spring
  • 1976 Aug Summer
  • 1977 June Spring
  • 1977 Aug Summer
  • 1978 June Spring
  • 1978 Aug Summer
  • 1979 June Spring
  • 1979 Aug Summer
  • 1980 May Spring
  • 1980 Aug Summer
  • 1980 Dec Fall
  • 1981 May Spring
  • 1981 Aug Summer
  • 1981 Dec Fall
  • 1982 May Spring
  • 1982 Aug Summer
  • 1982 Dec Fall
  • 1983 May Spring
  • 1983 Aug Summer
  • 1983 Dec Fall
  • 1984 May Spring
  • 1984 Aug Summer
  • 1984 Dec Fall
  • 1985 May Spring
  • 1985 Aug Summer
  • 1985 Dec Fall
  • 1986 May Spring
  • 1986 Aug Summer
  • 1986 Dec Fall
  • 1987 May Spring
  • 1987 Aug Summer
  • 1987 Dec Fall
  • 1988 May Spring
  • 1988 Aug Summer
  • 1988 Dec Fall
  • 1989 May Spring
  • 1989 Aug Summer
  • 1989 Dec Fall

Box 4: May 1990-Dec 2000

  • 1990 May Spring
  • 1990 Aug Summer
  • 1990 Dec Fall
  • 1991 May Spring
  • 1991 Aug Summer
  • 1991 Dec Fall
  • 1992 May Spring
  • 1992 Aug Summer
  • 1992 Dec Fall
  • 1993 May Spring
  • 1993 Aug Summer
  • 1993 Dec Fall
  • 1994 May Spring
  • 1994 Aug Summer
  • 1994 Dec Fall
  • 1995 May Spring
  • 1995 Aug Summer
  • 1995 Dec Fall
  • 1996 May Spring
  • 1996 Aug Summer
  • 1996 Dec Fall
  • 1997 May Spring
  • 1997 Aug Summer
  • 1997 Dec Fall
  • 1998 May Spring
  • 1998 Aug Summer
  • 1998 Dec Fall

Box 5: May 1999-Dec. 2005

  • 1999 May Spring, autographed by Ken Howard
  • 1999 Aug Summer
  • 1999 Dec Fall
  • 2000 May Spring
  • 2000 Aug Summer
  • 2000 Dec Fall
  • 2001 May Spring
  • 2001 Aug Summer
  • 2002 Aug Summer
  • 2002 Dec Fall
  • 2003 May Spring
  • 2003 Dec Fall
  • 2004 Aug Summer
  • 2004 Dec Fall
  • 2005 May 14 and 15 Spring
  • 2005 Aug Summer
  • 2005 Dec Fall

Box 6: May 2006-

  • 2006 May Spring
  • 2006 Aug Summer
  • 2006 Dec Fall
  • 2007 May Spring
  • 2007 Aug Summer
  • 2007 Dec Fall
  • 2008 May Spring
  • 2008 Aug Summer
  • 2008 Dec Fall
  • 2009 May Spring (Doctoral)
  • 2009 Aug Summer (Master's and Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2009 Aug Summer (Doctoral ceremony)
  • 2009 Dec Fall (Master's and Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2010 May Spring (Master's and Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2010 Aug Summer (Master's and Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2010 Dec Fall (Master's and Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2010 Dec Fall (Doctoral ceremony)
  • 2011 May Spring (Doctoral ceremony)
  • 2011 Dec Fall (Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2011 Dec Fall (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2012 August Summer (Baccalaureate cetemony)
  • 2012 August Summer (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2012 December Fall (Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2012 December Fall (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2013 May Spring (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2013 May Spring (Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2013 May Spring (College of Podiatric Medicine ceremony)
  • 2013 August Summer (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2013 August Summer (Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2013 December Fall (Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2013 December Fall (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2014 May Spring (Baccalaureate ceremony)
  • 2014 May Spring (Advanced degree ceremony)
  • 2014 May Spring (College of Podiatric Medicine ceremony)