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Title:Inaugural Committee records
Dates:1959-1997
Call Number:A27

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the work of the inaugural committees and the inaugural ceremonies for presidents Knowles, Ryder, Curry, and Freeland.  It is arranged alphabetically by folder title, then chronologically within.  Invitations, programs, congratulatory certificates, and inaugural address texts from each of the four inaugurations are included.  The committee work for the Curry and Freeland Inaugurations is well documented, while the work for the Knowles and Ryder Inaugurations is less well documented.  The collection contains video footage of the Ryder and Curry ceremonies (Boxes 4, 8), and audio recordings of the Knowles inauguration (Box 1).  Other material of note includes print-outs of the first inaugural Web site, for President Freeland's inauguration (Box 9).

Related materials can be found in collections A1 (President Speare: Box 2, Folder 19; Box 5, Folder 68), A2 (President Ell: Box 2, Folders 22-27; Box 5, Folder 111; Box 9, Folder 154; Box 16,  Folder 254; Box 17 Folders 255-257; and Box 31, Folder 542), and A14 (Motion Picture Collection: Boxes 2, 12, and 17; Video of President Knowles Inauguration).