University of Arkansas University Senate Commencement Committee Records

MC 60

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Amy Allen, 2013.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. University Senate
University of Arkansas University Senate Commencement Committee Records
Inclusive Dates
1918-1941, 1969
Bulk Dates
MC 60
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas University Senate Commencement Committee Meeting Minute Book was donated on December 18, 1972 by Blair Hart through G. Clark. The commencement address was donated on February 17, 1969 through William W. Hughes and the President's Office.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Allen; completed in December 2013.

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas University Senate Commencement Committee Records (MC 60), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

The University Senate Commencement Committee was responsible for planning the commencement excecises. The first mention of the Commencement Committee in the University Catalog is in the 1903-1904 academic year.

The 22nd Winter Commencement Exercises were held on January 25, 1969. The commencement address was given by C.H. Murphy, Jr., President of the Murphy Oil Corporation in El Dorado. Charles Haywood Murphy, Jr. became the leader of his family businesses after the death of his father in 1941. The businesses included banks, a sawmill, a railroad and oil exploration. In 1946, Murphy and his siblings formed C. H. Murphy & Company. A few years later this would become the Murphy Corporation with Murphy serving as president until 1972 and chairman of the board until 1994.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a bound meeting minute book and one speech. Some correspondence and commencement event programs are pasted into the meeting minute book.

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection consists of one bound volume and one speech.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Commencement Committee Meeting Minute Book, 1918-1941

Box 1 Folder 2

Commencement Address by C.H. Muphy, Jr., January 25, 1969


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