The Worcester State University Commencement Materials collection documents Worcester State commencement exercises from the founding in 1874 to the present. Included are names of graduates, speakers, and other honorees, descriptions of musical selections and readings, and information about venues. This collection includes the most complete list of WSU graduates in the entire Archives. For more information or to view this collection's finding aid, visit the the collections page.
WSU's Oldest Book. See the oldest item from the WSU library's Rare Books and Special Collections--a 200 year old volume of poetry--as well as other rare and special items from the collection. included are 19th century bindings, books plates and handwritten markings, and information about preservation problems with books and paper.
The Archives reading room is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), room L 328A. Archives materials are unique, rare, fragile, or valuable so they don't circulate and must be used only in the reading room.
When planning your visit:
Yes! We collect nearly all Worcester State-related materials including memorabilia, photos, course materials, faculty publications, event fliers, handbooks, and promotional items such as t-shirts, mugs, and buttons.
We don't pay money for materials, but your donation may be tax deductible. Contact the archivist for more information.
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