University of North Texas Commencement CollectionAdd to your cart.

By Daniel Lucio; Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: University of North Texas Commencement CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 02/20/ U0411
Primary Creator: University of North Texas.
Extent: 7.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into boxes and then into folders by date.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2007
Subjects:
Forms of Material: Programs (documents)
Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains UNT commencement programs, invitations, and other commencement related documents from 1892 up until the present day. The programs provide a list of all of the students who have graduated from the University of North Texas with various degrees.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains UNT commencement programs, invitations, and other commencement related documents from 1892 up until the present day. The programs provide a list of all of the students who have graduated from the University of North Texas with various degrees. Some of the earlier folders contain baccalaureate programs as well. The invitations are for the commencement and other commencement related ceremonies. Some of the other documents are notices from UNT concerning graduation such as rsvp cards and flyers about alternate plans.This collection is part of the Ready Reference Collection.

Biographical Note

“The University of North Texas originated in 1890 when Joshua C. Chilton founded the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute.  A private institution, the normal college operated for the first eleven years of its live in buildings provided by the City of Denton.  An 1893 act of the Texas State legislature allowing the school to certify teachers added the work “North” to its name.  In 1901, the Texas State Board of Education, pursuant to an 1899 act of the state legislature, took control of the school and renamed it North Texas State Normal College.  The school awarded its first bachelor’s degrees in 1919 and changed its name to North Texas State Teachers College in 1923.  Two years later, the secondary-school program (a feature of normal schools in this era) was consigned to a separate Demonstration School, allowing North Texas to receive accreditation from the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of Southern States.  Graduate study began in 1935, and the college gradually moved toward emphasis on liberal arts study as well as education programs.  In 1949 the Texas Legislature recognized the school’s growth by renaming it North Texas State College and by authorizing a separate Board of Regents. North Texas began to award doctoral degrees in education and music during the 1950’s, and in 1961, as a recognition of increasing emphasis on research and graduate study, the state legislature approved yet another name, North Texas State University.  The University grew very rapidly and became the largest, most comprehensive public institution of higher learning in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by the early 1970s. In 1988, the legislature approved the present name, the University of North Texas.

“In January 1999 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authorized the creation of the UNT System Center at Dallas.  This Center offers junior, senior, and graduate-level courses leading to the completion of baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, certificates, and endorsements.  In January, 2000 the UNT System Center at Dallas opened a new facility at 8915 South Hampton Road.  The university leases the 78,000 Spare food facility which features state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs, and the first virtual library in the Metroplex. Inquires about the System Center should be made to the Executive Director at 972-780-3601 for email untdallas@unt.edu.”

[Faculty Handbook, 2007-2008]

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Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Special Collections department vault. The UNT Special Collections department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Special Collections department for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Method: These commencement related documents were primarily received as a gift. Some of them have been collected by the UNT libraries throught the years.
Preferred Citation: University of North Texas Commencement Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed accretions of new items into folders within [Boxes 74, 75, 76, and 77] to this collection on 8/9/2017.

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