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University of Arkansas University Senate Commencement Committee Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC 60

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.


  • Creation: 1918-1941, 1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1918-1941


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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).

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.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection consists of one bound volume and one speech.

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.

University of Arkansas University Senate Commencement Committee Records
Amy Allen
December 2013
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444