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Dixie State University Commencements and Speeches Edit

Summary

Identifier
UA 020
Finding Aid Author
Tracey O'Kelly
Finding Aid Date
November, 2017
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1922 – 2018 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This collection consists of two series. One contains the commencement addresses for DSU from 1922 to 2017 with some missing. The second series is the speeches given by Baccalaureate and Valedictorians, a list of the valedictorians for 1965-1994, a list of commencement speakers and topics for 1971-1996, individuals recognized from 1953-1994, Distinguished citizen and special recognition awards as of June 1994, awards given on homecoming, D-day, Rebel awards, etc. as of June 1994 and a list of recognition awards form 1964-1952 and nominations for 1965. There are a few newspaper articles of this nature also.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of two series. One contains the commencement addresses for DSU from 1922 to current with some missing. The second series is the speeches given by Baccalaureate and Valedictorians, a list of the valedictorians for 1965-1994, a list of commencement speakers and topics for 1971-1996, individuals recognized from 1953-1994, Distinguished citizen and special recognition awards as of June 1994, awards given on homecoming, D-day, Rebel awards, etc. as of June 1994 and a list of recognition awards form 1964-1952 and nominations for 1965. There are a few newspaper articles of this nature also.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dixie State University was established in 1911 as St. George Stake Academy with the original campus on the northwest corner of Main Street and 100 South in Saint George, Utah. The original building for the campus remains, and is currently the St. George Children’s Museum. The name for the institution changed two years after its creation to Dixie Academy in 1913 and kept this name until 1916. The name changed again to Dixie Normal College during 1916-1923. 1923-1972 the name changed to Dixie Junior College. In 1963, the campus moved to its current location at 225 South 700 East in Saint George. At the time of the move, the campus was on the edge of town. Dixie College was the name from 1972-2000 and then became Dixie State College of Utah from 2000-2013. In 2013, the name changed to Dixie State University and currently retains that moniker. The population of St. George was 1769 in 1910 and 2271 in 1920. In 1990, 28,502 was the population in St. George. In 2010, the population was 72,897. The first graduating class of St. George Stake Academy was 1913 and it was 13 students. In 2014, 1630 students graduated with bachelors and associates degrees.

  • Arrangement

    The first series of speeches is arranged alphabetically within the date and by date. The second series is the Commencement Programs by year. There are some years missing.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, UA 020 DSU Commencements & Speeches Collection, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collection’s hours or by appointment.

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