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Identifier: RG 11-11.16

Scope and Contents

Records of the Berea College Convocations including administrative materials, programs, historical information regarding convocations, and materials on individual performances and performers.

The current Convocation Calendar can be found at:

Some records within this collection can be accessed digitally - see detailed description below.


  • Other: 1900-


Conditions Governing Access

Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Conditions Governing Use

Federal copyright regulations apply.  Records containing personal information, such as contracts, may be restricted.

Biographical or Historical Information

May also be refered to as Assemblies, Assembly Programs, Chapel Services

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Language of Materials



For nearly 100 years, Berea College Convocations has made lectures, concerts and the performing arts available to the students and the general public.  A significant part of students' educational experience at the College is offered through the Convocation series which, in addition to enlivening the intellectual, aesthetic and religious lives of students, provides common experiences for students, faculty, and staff.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in four series:

Series 1: Administrative Records - Records and materials documenting the administration of the College's convocation and assembly program including notices, correspondence, committee meeting minutes, policy documents and other.

Series 2: Lectures, Concerts and Performances - Materials, including event notices and programs, of individual lectures, concerts, and performances.

Series 3: Convocation Calendars - Calendars (often with short descriptions) of convocation events by semester, short-term, and/or academic school year.

Series 4: W.J. Hutchins Lectureship Series - Records including event programs and notices. Materials regarding events that are part of the lectureship series can also be found in Series 1 - 3.

Related Materials

Berea College Photographic Archives

RG 5.23 PA: News Bureau and Public Relations Photographic Archives

RG 11.09: Awards

RG 11.10: Conferences

RG 11.11: Programs

RG 12.06: Berea College Campus Calendars (Bi-Weekly Calendars)

BCA 0254: Berea College Vertical Files

Processing Information

Guide created May 2018

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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US