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Contact Information:Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
|Repository:||Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections|
|Title:||EUA084 Honorary Degree Collection, 1934 - ongoing|
|Language of Material:||Material in English|
|Location:||The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.|
|Abstract:||This collection contains materials related to the honorary degrees awarded by Elon University dating from 1891- present. This collection includes materials such as correspondences, press releases, awards, and member lists, among other printed materials. The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material. Specification to type of material is given where necessary.|
|Extent:||0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box|
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], EUA084 Honorary Degree Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.
Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.
Processed by Rachel Stas, April, 2012
Encoded by Katie Nash, April, 2012
Elon University has awarded numerous individuals honorary degrees. Charles J. Jones received a Doctor of Divinity honorary degree in 1891. He was the first person to receive an honorary degree from Elon College. The most recent individual to be awarded an honorary degree was Allen F. Gant, Jr. who received a Doctor of Humane Letters in 2010. Honorary degree candidates are recommended by the honorary degree advisory committee. The committee includes: the Provost, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and four faculty members. Recipients of honorary degrees are chosen to receive their degree based on their tremendous leadership, involvement, commitment, and success in their chosen profession throughout their lives.
Some influential figures who have received honorary degrees from Elon include Lyndon Baines Johnson, former Vice-President of the United States, and former United States President Harry S. Truman. However, Harry Truman did not receive his award in person at Elon College because of World War II. Rather, Congressman Carl Dunham of North Carolina's 6th District represented President Truman in receiving the award on Truman's behalf.
The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material. Specification to type of material is given where necessary.
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.
|Elon College -- Honorary degrees.|
|Elon University -- Honorary degrees.|
|Degrees, Academic -- North Carolina.|
|Elon University -- Archival resources.|
Please consult with the Archives and Special Collections staff for additional information about related materials to this collection.
|Undated. Magazine Article.|
|Undated. Member List.|
|Undated. Newspaper Clipping.|
|Undated. Suggestions and Recommendations.|
|1891-1934. Member List.|
|1891-1979. Member List.|
|1940. Biographical Essay (Isabel Seabury).|
|1942. Biographical Essay (John Hyland Scotford, Margaret Slattery).|
|1945. Newspaper Clipping.|
|1955. Suggestions and Recommendations.|
|1957. Biographical Essay.|
|1957. Member List.|
|1958. Newspaper Clipping.|
|1962. Press Release.|
|1970. Newspaper Clipping.|
|1971. Suggestions and Recommendations.|
|1972. Press Release.|
|1973. Magazine Article.|
|1982. Suggestions and Recommendations.|
|1983. General Information.|
|1985. Biographical Essay (Kyong Soon Han).|
|1986. Member List.|
|2005. Press Release.|
|2006. Press Release.|
|2007. Newspaper Clipping.|
|2008. Press Release.|
|2009. Press Release.|
|2014. E-Net Announcement.|