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A Guide to the Records Pertaining to the Inauguration of University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen

Finding aid created by Joyce Dewsbury

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2008

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Inaugural Steering Committee.
Title: Records Pertaining to the Inauguration of University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen
Dates: 2004
Abstract: Materials pertaining to the inauguration of J. Bernard Machen as the eleventh President of the University of Florida. Included are correspondence, emails, agendas, minutes, lists of names, and committee notes.
Extent: 0.5 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Series P23
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Florida Inaugural Steering Committee oversaw all of the planning, organization, and finalization of the activities and events connected with the inauguration of J. Bernard Machen. From October 2003 - March 2004 the official invitations were issued to steering committee members and their work began on or before March 2004. The actual ceremony of induction was known as the "Installation" but all activities and events for the two-day celebration were to be referred to as "Inauguration."

Scope and Content

The materials consist of agendas, minutes, correspondence, memos, and other items from the Inaugural Steering Committee as well as Subcommittees such as the Campus and Community Outreach Subcommittee, the Print and Publicity Subcommittee, or the Inaugural Dinner Subcommittee. In addition there is information about the choosing of the title "Flagship for Discovery" and the academic symposia which were a part of that, various publicity materials such as copies of notices in the student newspaper The Independent Florida Alligator and the local newspaper The Gainesville Sun, diagrams for seating arrangements in the O'Connell Center, guest lists, and much more.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Related or Separated Material

Other sources include the UF Archives vertical files and the Presidential records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records Pertaining to the Inauguration of University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The records were transferred to the Archives by Karen Willis, who directed the inauguration activities.

Contents List

Inauguration Materials

1 Academic Symposia
1 Alligator Cartoon
1 Announcements/Press
1 Campus and Community Outreach Subcommittee
1 Ceremony #1
1 Ceremony #2
1 Chain of Office
1 Delegate and Press Reception
1 Inaugural Dinner Subcommittee
1 Inaugural Video
1 Invitations
1 Misc. Promotion
1 Performances ("Kaleidoscope")
1 Print and Publicity Subcommittee
1 Public Reception
1 Schedule of Events
1 Student Subcommittee
1 Website

Inauguration Steering Committee

1 Agendas and Minutes
1 Correspondence and Memos
1 "Flagship for Discovery"
1 Theme Discussion

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