Reunions Collection

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Reunions Collection
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Call Number: UA11
Dates: 1909-2017
Physical Description: 18.25 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Class Years, 1909-2013
Reunion Years, 1973, 1977-2017
Collection Overview
Title: Reunions Collection
Call Number: UA11
Dates: 1909-2017
Physical Description: 18.25 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Reunions at the University of Rochester began with a small alumni get-together to discuss the graduate organization in 1854, just four years after the University was established, and a dinner and formal toast the following year. Reunions have grown ever since with alumni themselves continuing to act as "prime movers" in the success of the event.

Traditions such as competitions and class gifts emerged over time. For example, Frank Cubley of the Class of 1897 created a sense of friendly competition between reunion classes by donating a silver trophy cup and presenting it to the class with the best attendance at their reunion. In 1963, the Class of 1938's gift was a tree that was planted in memory of those in their class who had passed away.

The University of Rochester first admitted women in the year 1900, and the earliest alumnae materials present in this collection are from 1908. Until 1955, when the College for Women and College for Men merged at the River Campus, reunions of alumnae and alumni were typically planned separately, with the occasional "mixer."

Gatherings of specific groups have often been organized within or outside the overall reunion. For example, alumnae worked with the Alumni Association to develop a Women's 50th Co-op Dormitory Reunion in 1986. In 1996, a Late-Forties 50th Reunion was organized for classes attending during World War II. (Reunions and commencement activities had been suspended during the war.) The Slater Society was established in 1966: named after the well-known professor John Rothwell Slater (and previously referred to as "Post-50th"), its members were alumni who had already celebrated their 50th reunion. In addition to celebrating during Meliora Weekend, the Slater Society gathers at an annual luncheon and for other events during the year.

Reunions originally took place at the time of Commencement. During the mid-1970s, they came to be held during Homecoming, typically the first week of October. In 1990, Alumni Relations developed a festival called UR Spectacular, which featured reunion celebrations, sports, and other traditions. Ten years later, the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University marked a turning point in the commemoration of class reunions. Sesquicentennial Weekend, held 12-15 October 2000, was also the first ever Meliora Weekend. This annual event combined the previously separate occasions of homecoming, reunion, family weekend, and regatta into a single cohesive celebration of the University of Rochester.

Meliora Weekend activities have included lectures, discussions, concerts, tours, and dedications. In October 2001, the University focused on the theme of freedom, and events included group discussions about 9/11. Speakers have included Drew Carey, Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Jon Stewart, and Barbara Walters. Events have included the Rochester Revue, a dinner featuring a variety of student performances, and Mystic Midnight Madness, with tarot card readings, fortune tellers, art activities, and a dessert bar. During the annual A Capella Jam, at the end of each group's performance, it is customary for alumni members to join current members in singing that group's special alumni song . For example, the Midnight Ramblers invite their alumni to sing their version of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam, the Yellowjackets sing the Supremes' "Up the Ladder to Heaven," and Vocal Point covers the Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Meliora Weekend has also been a time to showcase new buildings and renovated spaces to alumni and their guests.

Scope and Content
The Reunions collection contains materials related to University reunions from the Class of 1871 to the present. Items include publications; ephemera; mailings; photographs; and planning documents such as meeting minutes, itineraries, registration forms, and information about alumni. Materials were generated by the Office of Alumni Relations and by alumni volunteers who worked with them to plan reunions. Among other activities, reunion planners collected updates from alumni and used them to create a booklet about members of a given class. This publication has varied in style and has been circulated under a variety of titles over the years: "Questionnaires," "Personal History," "Autobiographies," "Life Lines," "Alumni Updates," "Bulletin," "Who's Who in the Class of ___?," and more recently "Class Memory Book." In these booklets, alumni have shared memories from the University of Rochester and details about their career paths, families, and other aspects of their lives.

The collection consists of two series. Series I, Class Years, contains materials that are organized according to graduation years, ranging from the Class of 1871 to the Class of 2008 (1909-2013). Series II, Reunion Years, is organized differently, with materials arranged according to the year in which a reunion occurred rather than by class. This series begins in the 1970s and includes folders for Meliora Weekend (starting in 2001, the name of the fall event that includes class reunions) and the Slater Society (a special group for post-50th reunion classes). Common among the Meliora Weekend materials are registration materials and pocket-sized booklets containing an itinerary, a thank-you list for donors, a map, and information about accommodations.

Please note that there is an overlap of dates between the two series, so one can find materials in Series II for a certain class that is listed in Series I. For example, among the "Reunion 1995" materials in Series II, there is a photograph of a graduate from the Class of 1925 and a reunion committee letter to the Class of 1955.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most material in the Reunions Collection was received over the years from the Office of Alumni Relations. Other donors include Life Trustee C. William Brown (Class of 1961), Nancy Martin (Class of 1965), and Marc Hoberman (Class of 1970).Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Reunions Collection, UA11, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Additional materials relating to reunions are available in the Archives in the University Photographs Collection, Sesquicentennial Celebration Collection, Museum Objects Collection, Student Scrapbooks such as Jane E. Schmitt's (Class of 1943), and Associated Alumni Correspondence (1915-1937). The following classes also have separate reunion collections: Class of 1899, Class of 1912, Women's Class of 1935, and Class of 1943.


Administrative Information
Author: Created by Eileen L. Fay in December 2013.
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu

Finding aid publication date: 2013, 2017
Revision Information
2017: After carrying out further processing of the collection in 2016-2017, Alma Rocha (Class of 2019) revised the finding aid and added new notes about the history and contents.
May 2019: Revised after accrual.

Content List
Class Years, 1909-2013
Box 1, Folder 1Class of 1871
A photograph of the Class of 1871's 40th reunion, 20 June 1911, is located in the Oversize University Photographs.

Box 1, Folder 2Class of 1876
Box 1, Folder 3Class of 1881
Box 1, Folder 4Class of 1884
Box 1, Folder 5Class of 1886
Box 1, Folder 6Class of 1887
Box 1, Folder 7Class of 1889
Box 1, Folder 8Class of 1891
Box 1, Folder 9Class of 1892
Box 1, Folder 10Class of 1893
Box 1, Folder 11Class of 1894
Box 1, Folder 12Class of 1895
Box 1, Folder 13Class of 1896
Box 1, Folder 14Class of 1897
Box 1, Folder 15Class of 1898
Box 1, Folder 16Class of 1899
Box 1, Folder 17Class of 1900
Box 1, Folder 18Class of 1901
Box 1, Folder 19Class of 1902
Box 1, Folder 20Class of 1902, 1950s
Box 1, Folder 21Class of 1903
Box 1, Folder 21Class of 1904
Box 1, Folder 22Class of 1905
Box 1, Folder 23Class of 1906
Box 2, Folder 1Class of 1907
This folder includes the first photographs in the collection that show women.

Box 2, Folder 2Class of 1908
Box 2, Folder 3Class of 1909
Box 2, Folder 4Class of 1910
Box 3, Folder 1Class of 1911 (1 of 2)
Box 3, Folder 2Class of 1911 (2 of 2)
This folder includes an oration given at Class Day exercises by alumna Myrtle Cheesman Keith.

Box 3, Folder 3Class of 1912
This folder includes a copy of a written piece, "Will of the Class of 1912."

Box 3, Folder 4Class of 1913
Box 3, Folder 5Class of 1914
Box 3, Folder 6Class of 1915
Box 3, Folder 7Class of 1916
This folder includes photographs of the Cubley and Hoeing trophy cups, which were respectively rewarded to classes at reunions for best percentage attendance and most donations.

Box 4, Folder 1Class of 1917
This folder includes a class book created by Olive Crocker that includes letters and pictures from alumnae. The book was mailed to one alumna, who would keep it for a week and then mail it forward to the next alumna. This continued until it was returned to Olive.

Box 4, Folder 2Class of 1918
Box 4, Folder 3Class of 1919
Box 4, Folder 4Class of 1920
Box 4, Folder 5Class of 1921
Box 5, Folder 1Class of 1922 - 50th Reunion
Box 5, Folder 2Class of 1922 - 50th Reunion: Albums
Albums were a gift of Bill Brown, Class of 1961, December 2011.

Box 5, Folder 3Class of 1922 - 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 55th, and 60th Reunions
This folder includes a photograph of the Hoeing trophy cup being presented to the Class of 1922 for most donations.

Box 5, Folder 4Class of 1923
Poems and correspondence of Maude E. Kahler were moved to her alumna file.

Box 5, Folder 5Class of 1924
This folder includes a reunion savings bank book for an account that was opened at the Lincoln Rochester Trust Company in 1964 and closed in 1969. It also includes a copy of a photograph album presented to Frances Smith Rogers by Chancellor W. Allen Wallis on December 1974.

Box 5, Folder 6Class of 1925 - 50th Reunion
Box 5, Folder 7Class of 1925 - 50th Reunion: Guest Book
A pamphlet about the Prince Street Campus written by Grace Murray (Class of 1925), "Our Campus: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," was distributed in 1975 by the Office of Alumni Relations to the Class of 1925 and post-50th reunion classes. It is located in her alumna file.

Box 5, Folder 8Class of 1925 - 15th to 55th Reunions (excluding 50th)
Box 5, Folder 9Class of 1925 - J.W. Gray photographs and memento
Gray held the general chairman position for the 1949 Alumni Fund.

Box 6, Folder 1Class of 1926 (1 of 2)
Msot materials in this folder relate to the class's 40th reunion.

Box 6, Folder 2Class of 1926 (2 of 2)
Box 6, Folder 3Class of 1927 - 50th Reunion
Box 6, Folder 4Class of 1927 - 15th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 55th, and undated reunions
Box 7, Folder 1Class of 1928 - Early reunions and undated material
Box 7, Folder 2Class of 1928 - 30th to 45th Reunions
Box 7, Folder 3Class of 1928 - 50th and 55th Reunions
Box 7, Folder 4Class of 1928 - 60th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 5Class of 1929 - 10th to 15th Reunions
Box 7, Folder 6Class of 1929 - 20th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 7Class of 1929 - 25th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 8Class of 1929 - 30th Reunion
This folder includes a document entitled "Constitution of the Class of 1929" created by the Women's College.

Box 7, Folder 9Class of 1929 - 35th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 10Class of 1929 - 40th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 11Class of 1929 - 45th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 12Class of 1929 – 45th Reunion: Music by Eleanor Dylweski (Otto)
This folder includes sheets of music and a poem by alumna Eleanor Dylewski (Otto).

Box 7, Folder 13Class of 1929 - 50th Reunion
Box 7, Folder 14Class of 1929 - 55th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 1Class of 1929 - 60th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 2Class of 1929 - 65th Reunion; other events and correspondence, 1980-2005
Flatfile 1Class of 1929 Reunions: Mounted photographs
This flat file includes mounted photographs from 1944, 1954, and 1969.

Box 8, Folder 3Class of 1930 - 20th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 4Class of 1930 - 22nd and 23rd Reunions
Box 8, Folder 5Class of 1930 - 25th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 6Class of 1930 - 30th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 7Class of 1930 - 35th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 8Class of 1930 - 40th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 9Class of 1930 - 45th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 10Class of 1930 - 50th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 11Class of 1930 - M.C. Mavrides correspondence, 25 April 1947, circa 1947
Correspondence in this folder encourages the Class of 1930 to support their classmate Mavrides, a veteran of the Greek army, in the aftermath of World War II.

Box 8, Folder 12Class of 1931 - 20th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 13Class of 1931 - 25th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 14Class of 1931 - 30th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 15Class of 1931 - 35th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 16Class of 1931 - 40th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 17Class of 1931 - 45th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 18Class of 1931 - 50th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 19Class of 1931 - 55th Reunion
Box 8, Folder 20Class of 1931 - 60th Reunion
This folder includes a class newsletter entitled "The Class of 1931 Celebrates Its 60th Reunion," which notes that the first time men and women from their class planned and celebrated a reunion together was in the year 1991.

Box 8, Folder 21Class of 1931 - 65th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 1Class of 1932 - 25th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 2Class of 1932 - 30th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 3Class of 1932 - 35th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 4Class of 1932 - 40th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 5Class of 1932 - 45th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 6Class of 1932 - 55th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 7Class of 1932 - 60th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 8Class of 1932 - 65th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 9Class of 1933 - 15th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 10Class of 1933 - 20th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 11Class of 1933 - 25th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 12Class of 1933 - 30th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 13Class of 1933 - 35th Reunion
This folder includes an information booklet provided to alumni about the various ways to donate to the University of Rochester.

Box 9, Folder 14Class of 1933 - 40th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 15Class of 1933 - 45th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 16Class of 1933 - 50th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 17Class of 1933 - 55th Reunion
Flat Box 1, Folder 1Class of 1933 - Freshman photograph taken at Camp Corey, September 1929
Box 9, Folder 18Class of 1934 - 10th, 20th, and 25th Reunions
Box 9, Folder 19Class of 1934 - 30th and 35th Reunions
Box 9, Folder 20Class of 1934 - 40th and 45th Reunions
Box 9, Folder 21Class of 1934 - 50th Reunion (1 of 2)
This folder contains an example of a reunion name tag.

Box 9, Folder 22Class of 1934 - 50th Reunion (2 of 2)
Box 9, Folder 23Class of 1934 - 55th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 24Class of 1934 - 60th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 25Class of 1934 - 65th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 26Class of 1934 - Photograph, invitation, and correspondence
The photograph included is of the classes of 1929 and 1934, and the correspondence pertains to class donations and an alumni questionnaire. The invitation is for the formal Psi Upsilon initiation and banquet of men from the Class of 1934.

Box 9, Folder 27Class of 1935 - 5th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 28Class of 1935 - 10th Reunion
Box 9, Folder 29Class of 1935 - 15th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 1Class of 1935 - 20th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 2Class of 1935 - 25th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 3Class of 1935 - 30th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 4Class of 1935 - 35th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 5Class of 1935 - 40th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 6Class of 1935 - 45th Reunion
This folder includes a spiral notebook used for planning and keeping records.

Box 10, Folder 7Class of 1935 - 50th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 8Class of 1935 - 55th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 9Class of 1935 - 60th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 10Class of 1935 - 65th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 11Class of 1935 - Reunion correspondence, alumni rosters, bank books, and expense sheets
Box 10, Folder 12Class of 1936 - 5th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 13Class of 1936 - 15th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 14Class of 1936 - 20th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 15Class of 1936 - 25th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 16Class of 1936 - 30th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 17Class of 1936 - 35th Reunion
Box 10, Folder 18Class of 1936 - 40th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 1Class of 1936 - 45th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 2Class of 1936 - Women's 50th co-op dormitory reunion
Several handwritten letters to the Prince Street Co-Op Dorm Alumnae Committee are included in this folder.

Box 11, Folder 3Class of 1936 - 50th and 55th Reunions
Box 11, Folder 4Class of 1936 - 60th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 5Class of 1936 - 65th Reunion
This folder includes a document written by the reunion committee recalling their class traditions. It also includes a handwritten letter from John W. Curris, alumnus and director of Todd Union.

Box 11, Folder 6Class of 1937 - 10th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 7Class of 1937 - 15th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 8Class of 1937 - 20th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 9Class of 1937 - 25th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 10Class of 1937 - 30th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 11Class of 1937 - 35th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 12Class of 1937 - 40th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 13Class of 1937 - 45th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 14Class of 1937 - 50th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 15Class of 1937 - 55th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 16Class of 1937 - 60th Reunion
Box 11, Folder 17Class of 1937 - 65th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 1Class of 1938 - 5th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 2Class of 1938 - 20th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 3Class of 1938 - 25th Reunion
This folder contains a speech given at the tree dedication ceremony for members of the class who had passed away.

Box 12, Folder 4Class of 1938 - 30th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 5Class of 1938 - 35th Reunion
This folder contains a Class of 1938 35th Reunion pin.

Box 12, Folder 6Class of 1938 - 40th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 7Class of 1938 - 45th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 8Class of 1938 - 50th Reunion (1 of 2)
This folder includes a decorative pocket-folder entitled "50th / The Anniversary Times" that contains reunion planning material and speeches.

Box 12, Folder 9Class of 1938 - 50th Reunion (2 of 2)
Box 12, Folder 10Class of 1938 - 50th Reunion photographs (1 of 3)
Box 12, Folder 11Class of 1938 - 50th Reunion photographs (2 of 3)
Box 12, Folder 12Class of 1938 - 50th Reunion photographs (3 of 3)
Box 12, Folder 13Class of 1938 - 55th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 14Class of 1938 - 65th Reunion
Box 12, Folder 15Class of 1938 - Correspondence; historical facts about the 1930s
Box 13, Folder 1Class of 1939 - 5th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 2Class of 1939 - 10th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 3Class of 1939 - 15th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 4Class of 1939 - 20th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 5Class of 1939 - 25th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 6Class of 1939 - 30th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 7Class of 1939 - 35th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 8Class of 1939 - 40th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 9Class of 1939 - 45th Reunion
Box 13, Folder 10Class of 1939 - 50th Reunion (1 of 2)
Box 13, Folder 11Class of 1939 - 50th Reunion (2 of 2)
Box 13, Folder 12Class of 1939 - 55th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 1Class of 1939 - 65th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 2Class of 1939 - Correspondence and newspaper articles, 1946-1981
Box 14, Folder 3Class of 1940 - 10th Reunion
This folder includes two photograph albums dated June 1950.

Box 14, Folder 4Class of 1940 - 15th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 5Class of 1940 - 20th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 6Class of 1940 - 25th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 7Class of 1940 - 30th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 8Class of 1940 - 35th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 9Class of 1940 - 40th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 10Class of 1940 - 45th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 11Class of 1940 - 50th Reunion (1 of 2)
Box 14, Folder 12Class of 1940 - 50th Reunion (2 of 2)
Box 14, Folder 13Class of 1940 - 55th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 14Class of 1940 - 60th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 15Class of 1940 - 65th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 16Class of 1940 - Personalized napkins and drawing
This folder includes a drawing of a dandelion, the University's flower, which served as the design for napkins at the Class of 1940 Reunion.

Box 14, Folder 17Class of 1941 - 10th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 18Class of 1941 - 15th Reunion
Box 14, Folder 19Class of 1941 - 20th Reunion
This folder includes a scrapbook with alumni pictures and printed images of animals in funny poses alongside amusing captions about the reunion.

Box 15, Folder 1Class of 1941 - 25th Reunion
This folder consists of alumni census statistics and photographs of alumni with their family.

Box 15, Folder 2Class of 1941 - 30th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 3Class of 1941 - 35th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 4Class of 1941 - 40th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 5Class of 1941 - 45th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 6Class of 1941 - 50th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 7Class of 1941 - 50th Reunion gift campaign
Box 15, Folder 8Class of 1941 - 50th Reunion Memory Book
Box 15, Folder 9Class of 1941 - 55th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 10Class of 1941 - 60th Reunion
This folder includes photographs and a speech given by alumnus Dave Stewart entitled "1941 Rises Again."

Box 15, Folder 11Class of 1941 - 65th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 12Class of 1941 - Correspondence, newspaper article, and photograph
Box 15, Folder 13Class of 1942 - 10th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 14Class of 1942 - 15th Reunion
Box 15, Folder 15Class of 1942 - 20th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 1Class of 1942 - 25th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 2Class of 1942 - 30th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 3Class of 1942 - 35th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 4Class of 1942 - 40th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 5Class of 1942 - 45th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 6Class of 1942 - 50th Reunion
This folder contains a letter to Frank Sinatra from the Class of 1942 recalling the time he performed when they were students and asking him to perform at their reunion.

Box 16, Folder 7Class of 1942 - 55th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 8Class of 1942 - 65th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 9Class of 1942 - Photographs, note, and newsletter
Box 16, Folder 10Class of 1943 - 5th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 11Class of 1943 - 10th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 12Class of 1943 - 15th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 13Class of 1943 - 20th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 14Class of 1943 - 25th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 15Class of 1943 - 30th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 16Class of 1943 - 35th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 17Class of 1943 - 40th Reunion
Box 16, Folder 18Class of 1943 - 45th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 1Class of 1943 - 50th Reunion
This folder includes several letters and articles written by alumni that were submitted to the alumni association. Within these writings, several alumni noted the negative impact of the war on their academic studies and the change of atmosphere on campus. The folder also contains a mail opener that was given to alumni.

Box 17, Folder 2Class of 1943 - 50th Reunion Memory Book
Box 17, Folder 3Class of 1943 - 60th Reunion
Flat Box 1, Folder 2Class of 1943 - Earl and Mildred O'Laughlin photographs from 60th Reunion Memory Book
These oversize materials were removed from the 60th Reunion Memory Book.

Box 17, Folder 4Class of 1943 - 65th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 5Class of 1943 - Correspondence, photographs, and other material
This folder includes other material such as a newsletter, registrations forms, a questionaire summary, and poems.

Box 17, Folder 6Class of 1944 - 5th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 7Class of 1944 - 10th Reunion
This folder includes a newspaper article entitled "19 UR Women Win Degrees, But Won't Have Ceremony," which features women from the Class of 1944, whose graduate ceremony was not held due to World War II.

Box 17, Folder 8Class of 1944 - 15th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 9Class of 1944 - 20th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 10Class of 1944 - 25th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 11Class of 1944 - 30th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 12Class of 1944 - 35th Reunion
This folder includes a booklet encouraging alumni to donate money to the University.

Box 17, Folder 13Class of 1944 - 40th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 14Class of 1944 - 45th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 15Class of 1944 - 50th Reunion
Box 17, Folder 16Class of 1944 - 60th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 1Class of 1944 - 65th Reunion
This folder includes a CD with photographs of the Class of 1954's 55th reunion, the Class of 1949's 60th reunion, and the Class of 1944's 65th reunion. The photographer was Kim Cardone.

Box 18, Folder 2Class of 1944 - 65th Reunion: photographs and other material
This folder includes other material such as a freshman essay entrance exam, a newspaper article, and a hand-written note by alumna Elizabeth Slagle describing the photographs she mailed.

Box 18, Folder 3Class of 1944 - Correspondence, photographs, and other material
This folder includes other material such as newsletters and a copy of the Rochester Alumni-Alumnae Review, volume 22, no. 3.

Box 18, Folder 4Class of 1945 - 5th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 5Class of 1945 - 10th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 6Class of 1945 - 15th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 7Class of 1945 - 20th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 8Class of 1945 - 25th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 9Class of 1945 - 30th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 10Class of 1945 - 35th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 11Class of 1945 - 40th Reunion
This folder includes materials by alumnus William "Bill" A. Adler, who was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation. Among the materials is a bookmark with a list of quotations by Adler that he presented at a forum he organized. He wished to share the bookmark with President O'Brien because it was inspired by words engraved on the front of Rush Rhees Library.

Box 18, Folder 12Class of 1945 - 45th Reunion (1 of 2)
Box 18, Folder 13Class of 1945 - 45th Reunion (2 of 2)
Box 18, Folder 14Class of 1945 - 50th Reunion
Box 18, Folder 15Class of 1945 - 55th Reunion
This folder includes the speech "What Happened to the University of Rochester Class of 1945--Men Freshmen in September 1941?" Warren S. Richardson's analysis was originally addressed to the Late-Forties 50th Reunion Classes of 1946-1949 and World War II Veterans on 24-27 October 1996; however this updated version was delivered at the 55th Reunion for the Class of 1945.

Box 19, Folder 1Class of 1945 - 60th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 2Class of 1945 - 60th Reunion: Alumni Update
Box 19, Folder 3Class of 1945 - 65th Reunion
For preservation reasons, in 2016, the contents in this folder were removed from a binder.

Box 19, Folder 4Class of 1945 - 70th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 5Class of 1945 - Commencement address, newsletters, and photographs
Box 19, Folder 6Class of 1946 - 10th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 7Class of 1946 - 15th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 8Class of 1946 - 20th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 9Class of 1946 - 25th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 10Class of 1946 - 30th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 11Class of 1946 - 35th Reunion
Box 19, Folder 12Class of 1946 - 40th Reunion
This folder includes an essay by Mark Miller entitled "The Year the Men Were Banished to Prince Street," in which he shares his memories from 1943-1946 when "male students with draft deferments and who pursued a liberal art curriculum, were banished from the River [Campus] to that most desirable of Siberias, the Prince Street Campus."

Box 19, Folder 13Class of 1946 - 45th Reunion
Box 20, Folder 1Class of 1946 - 50th Reunion
The Late-Forties 50th reunion included the classes of 1946 through 1949; therefore, some material in this folder includes those additional class years.

Box 20, Folder 2Class of 1946 - 55th Reunion
Box 20, Folder 3Class of 1946 - 60th Reunion
Box 20, Folder 4Class of 1946 - 60th Reunion Memory Book
Box 20, Folder 5Class of 1946 - 65th Reunion
In addition to material for the Class of 1946, this folder includes material for Class of 1951 and Class of 1956 reunions that were planned at the same time.

Box 20, Folder 6Class of 1946 - Correspondence, photographs, and newsletters
Box 20, Folder 7Class of 1947
Box 21, Folder 1Class of 1948
Flat Box 1, Folder 3Class of 1949
Box 21, Folder 3Class of 1950
Box 21, Folder 4Class of 1951
Box 21, Folder 5Class of 1952
Box 21, Folder 6Class of 1952 - Questionnaire
This folder contains confidential information.

Box 21, Folder 7Class of 1953
This folder includes a School of Nursing memory book compiled in 2000.

Box 21, Folder 8Class of 1954
Box 21, Folder 9Women's Class of 1954 newsletters
Box 21, Folder 10Classes of 1950-1954 - 50th Reunion
This folder contains blank stationery used by the office of Alumni Relations for mailings to alumni.

Box 21, Folder 11Class of 1955
Box 21, Folder 12Class of 1956
Box 21, Folder 13Class of 1957
Flat Box 1, Folder 4Class of 1958
Box 21, folder 14 includes 30th and 35th reunion memory books.

Box 22, Folder 1Class of 1958 - 40th Reunion Memory Book
Box 22, Folder 2Class of 1959 (1 of 3)
Box 22, Folder 3Class of 1959 (2 of 3)
Box 22, Folder 4Class of 1959 (3 of 3)
The materials in this folder, which were removed from a pocket folder, include photocopies of articles from the Campus Times from the years 1955-1959 and a questionnaire filled out by alumna Sharon Fitz Simons Cole along with her photograph.

Box 22, Folder 5Class of 1959 - Memory Book, 1998
Box 22, Folder 6Class of 1960
Box 22, Folder 7Class of 1960 - Memory Book, 1998
Box 22, Folder 8Class of 1961 - 5th to 20th Reunions
Box 22, Folder 9Class of 1961 - 25th to 45th Reunions
Box 22, Folder 10Class of 1961 - Memory Book, 1998
Box 23, Folder 1Class of 1961 - 50th Reunion and beyond
This folder includes a Class Reunion Handbook prepared by the Office of Alumni Relations.
This folder includes materials that were a gift of C. Bill Brown (Class of 1961) December 2011.

Box 23, Folder 2Class of 1962
Box 23, Folder 3Class of 1962 - Memory Book, 1998
Flat Box 1, Folder 5Class of 1963
Box 23, folder 4 includes 25th and 30th reunion memory books.

Box 23, Folder 5Class of 1963 - Memory Book, 1998
Box 23, Folder 6Class of 1964
Box 23, Folder 7Class of 1964 - Memory Book, 1998
Box 23, Folder 8Class of 1965 (1 of 2)
Box 23, Folder 9Class of 1965 (2 of 2)
Box 23, Folder 10Class of 1966
Box 24, Folder 1Class of 1966 - 50th Reunion Memory Book
Box 24, Folder 2Class of 1966 - 50th Reunion
This folder includes scrapbook pages with photographs of the University and the 1966 commencement ceremony.

Box 24, Folder 3Class of 1967
Box 24, Folder 4Class of 1968
Box 24, Folder 5Class of 1969
Box 24, Folder 6Class of 1970
The pocket-folder with reunion materials located here was a gift of Marc Hoberman (Class of 1970).

Box 24, Folder 7Class of 1971
Box 24, Folder 8Class of 1972
Box 24, Folder 9Class of 1973
Box 24, Folder 10Class of 1974
Box 24, Folder 11Class of 1975
Box 24, Folder 12Class of 1976
Box 24, Folder 13Class of 1977
Box 24, Folder 14Class of 1978
Box 24, Folder 15Class of 1979
Box 24, Folder 16Class of 1980
Box 24, Folder 17Class of 1981
Box 24, Folder 18Class of 1982
Box 24, Folder 19Class of 1983
Box 24, Folder 20Class of 1984
Box 24, Folder 21Class of 1985
Box 24, Folder 22Class of 1986
Box 24, Folder 23Class of 1988
Box 24, Folder 24Class of 1989
Box 24, Folder 25Class Council Handbook, circa 1991-1992
Box 25, Folder 1Class of 1991
Box 25, Folder 2Class of 1992
Box 25, Folder 3Class of 1993
Box 25, Folder 4Class of 1994
Box 25, Folder 5Class of 1996
Box 25, Folder 6Class of 1997
Box 25, Folder 7Class of 1998
Box 25, Folder 8Class of 1999
Box 25, Folder 9Class of 2001
Box 25, Folder 10Class of 2008 - 5th Reunion
This folder includes a reunion name tag donated by Eileen Fay (Class of 2008) and several print-outs of emails about reunion planning.

Reunion Years, 1973, 1977-2017
Box 25, Folder 11Reunion 1973
Box 25, Folder 12Reunion 1977
Box 25, Folder 13Reunion 1977 - Post-50th
Two pieces of correspondence in this folder were removed from a piece of cardboard. A photocopy of the original layout is included.

Box 25, Folder 14Reunion 1978
Box 25, Folder 15Reunion 1979
Box 25, Folder 16Reunion 1979 - Running Event
This folder includes material related to the running event held during the reunion such as race time sheets, filled-out registration forms, and sample competitor numbers.

Box 25, Folder 17Reunion 1980
Box 25, Folder 18Reunion 1980 - Post-50th
Box 25, Folder 19Reunion 1984
Box 25, Folder 20Reunion 1984 - Academic Fair
Box 25, Folder 21Reunion 1984 - Forum
Box 25, Folder 22Reunion 1984 - Slater Society
Box 25, Folder 23Reunion 1985
Box 25, Folder 24Reunion 1985 - Forum
Box 25, Folder 25Reunion 1985 - Slater Society
Box 26, Folder 1Reunion 1986
Box 26, Folder 2Reunion 1987
Box 26, Folder 3Reunion 1987 - Music Interest Floor
Box 26, Folder 4Reunion 1987 - Staff displays
This folder includes correspondence among University staff about a display for a reunion breakfast with the President.

Box 26, Folder 5Reunion 1987 - Slater Society
Box 26, Folder 6Reunion 1988
This folder includes a planning guide for programming for the children of alumni during reunion.

Box 26, Folder 7Reunion 1988 - Slater Society
Box 26, Folder 8Reunion 1988 - Evaluation
This folder includes a survey and other research the Office of Alumni Relations gathered from alumni in order to evaluate reunion events.

Box 26, Folder 9Reunion Photographs, 1980s-1990s
Box 26, Folder 10Reunion 1989 (1 of 3)
This folder includes a reunion handbook for alumni volunteers produced by the Office of Alumni Affairs.

Box 26, Folder 11Reunion 1989 (2 of 3)
Box 26, Folder 12Reunion 1989 (3 of 3)
Box 26, Folder 13Reunion 1990
This folder includes evaluation responses in which alumni shared their comments about their reunion and scored the events they attended.

Box 27, Folder 1Reunion 1990 - Slides (1 of 3)
Box 27, Folder 2Reunion 1990 - Slides (2 of 3)
Box 27, Folder 3Reunion 1990 - Slides (3 of 3)
Box 27, Folder 4Reunion Correspondence, 1990s
Flat Box 2Reunion 1990 - Marketing Plan (album)
Box 28, Folder 1Reunion 1991
Box 28, Folder 2Reunion 1991 - Slater Society
Box 28, Folder 3Reunion 1991 - Mailings
Mailings are bound in a folder with dividers between class years.

Box 28, Folder 4Reunion 1991 - Photographs
Box 28, Folder 5Reunion 1991 - UR Spectacular! (1 of 2)
Box 28, Folder 6Reunion 1991 - UR Spectacular! (1 of 2)
Box 28, Folder 7Reunion 1992
Box 28, Folder 8Reunion 1993
A floppy disk was removed from this folder.

Box 28, Folder 9Reunion 1994
A floppy disk was removed from this folder.

Box 29, Folder 1Reunion 1994 - Photographs
Box 29, Folder 2Reunion 1994 - Planning material
This folder includes two sets of planning material. The first is a color-coded reunion handbook that was mailed to class volunteers. The second is a folder that belonged to alumni volunteer, Carol Gabel; it contains her planning material such as schedules, agendas, and invitations.
For preservation reasons, in 2016, the contents with punched holes were removed from their original housing in a folder.

Box 29, Folder 3Reunion 1995
Box 29, Folder 4Reunion 1995 - Volunteer Handbook
Box 29, Folder 5Reunion 1996
Box 29, Folder 6Reunion 1996 - Photographs
Box 29, Folder 7Late-1940s 50th Reunion (Classes 1946-1949) (1 of 2), 1996
Box 29, Folder 8Late-1940s 50th Reunion (Classes 1946-1949) (2 of 2), 1996
Box 30, Folder 1Late-1940s 50th Reunion - Background and planning material
This folder includes the speech "What Happened to the University of Rochester Class of 1945--Men Freshmen in September 1941?" Warren S. Richardson's original analysis was addressed to the Late-Forties 50th Reunion and the World War II veterans event; however, there exists an updated version directed to the 55th Reunion for the Class of 1945 that can be found in series I with the Class of 1945's 55th Reunion materials.

Box 30, Folder 2Reunion 1997
A floppy disk was removed from this folder.

Box 30, Folder 3Reunion 1997 - Final Report (1 of 2)
Box 30, Folder 4Reunion 1997 - Final Report (2 of 2)
Box 31, Folder 1Reunion 1998
Box 31, Folder 2Reunion 1998 - William Simon Graduate School alumni schedule of events
Box 31, Folder 3Reunion 1999
Box 31, Folder 4Spring Reunion 1999 - Class of 1965-1969
Box 31, Folder 5Reunion 1999 - Photograph album (1 of 5)
Box 31, Folder 6Reunion 1999 - Photograph album (2 of 5)
Box 31, Folder 7Reunion 1999 - Photograph album (3 of 5)
Box 31, Folder 8Reunion 1999 - Photograph album (4 of 5)
Box 32, Folder 1Reunion 1999 - Photograph album (5 of 5)
Box 32, Folder 2Reunion 1999 - Photographs
Box 32, Folder 3Reunion 2000 (Sesquicentennial)
Box 32, Folder 4Reunion 2000 - Reunions program training manual
Box 32, Folder 5Reunion 2000 - New York City event, 1 March 2000
Box 32, Folder 6Reunion 2000 - Early 1950s 50th Reunion (1 of 3)
Box 32, Folder 7Reunion 2000 - Early 1950s 50th Reunion (2 of 3)
Box 32, Folder 8Reunion 2000 - Early 1950s 50th Reunion (3 of 3)
Box 32, Folder 9Reunion 2000 - Early 1950s 50th Reunion Memory Book
Transferred by the Dean's Office, Arts, Sciences, and Engineering in March 2017.

Box 32, Folder 10Reunion 2000 - Slater Society
Box 33, Folder 1Meliora Weekend 2001 (1 of 2)
Box 33, Folder 2Meliora Weekend 2001 (2 of 2)
Box 33, Folder 3Slater Society 2001
Box 33, Folder 4Meliora Weekend 2002 (1 of 2)
Box 33, Folder 5Meliora Weekend 2002 (2 of 2)
Box 33, Folder 6Slater Society 2002
Box 33, Folder 7Meliora Weekend 2003 (1 of 2)
This folder includes text that photographer Carl Chiarenza read during his presentation at his showcase "Carl Chiarenza: Recent Large-Scale Work."

Box 33, Folder 8Meliora Weekend 2003 (2 of 2)
Box 34, Folder 1Slater Society 2003
Box 34, Folder 2Meliora Weekend 2004
Box 34, Folder 3Slater Society 2004
Box 34, Folder 4Meliora Weekend 2005
Box 34, Folder 5Slater Society 2005
Box 34, Folder 6Reunion 2005 - Volunteer Handbook
For preservation reasons, in 2016, the contents of this handbook were removed from a binder.

Box 34, Folder 7Meliora Weekend 2006
Box 34, Folder 8Slater Society 2006
Box 34, Folder 9Meliora Weekend 2007
This folder includes a petition by professors Daniel Beaumont and Anthea Butler, and a list of signatures of faculty, alumni, and current students opposing Colin Powell's honorary degree. It also includes three newspaper clippings, with the following headlines: "UR Celebrates Powell," "Powell among Meliora Guests," and "Colin Powell to Speak at UR."

Box 34, Folder 10Slater Society 2007
Box 34, Folder 11Meliora Weekend 2008
Box 34, Folder 12Slater Society 2008
Box 34, Folder 13Meliora Weekend 2009
This folder includes two newspaper clippings, with the following headlines: "Programming Head Sets High Standards for Weekend" and "Chu Speaks on Global Warming at UR."

Box 35, Folder 1Meliora Weekend 2010
As described in this folder, alumnus Robert Goergen received the Dean's Medal in 2010 honoring his service, philanthropy, and leadership at the University. This folder also includes a newspaper clipping with the following headline: "CNN's Gupta Lead Speaker at UR's Meliora Weekend" and an Eastman Weekend booklet.

Box 35, Folder 2Slater Society 2010
Box 35, Folder 3Meliora Weekend 2011 (1 of 2)
This folder contains a Visit Rochester Magazine (2011-2012) and an Eastman Institute for Oral Health magazine (Summer 2011). It also includes a newspaper clipping with the following headline: "Bill Clinton to Speak at UR."

Box 35, Folder 4Meliora Weekend 2011 (2 of 2)
This folder contains print-outs of online news articles and several newspaper clippings about special guest speakers Bill Clinton and Russell Peters.

Box 36, Folder 1Meliora Weekend 2012 (1 of 2)
This folder includes a cut-out showing the University of Rochester's mascot, a yellowjacket, that was used for a monthly photo contest for alumni called "Where's Rocky?"

Box 36, Folder 2Meliora Weekend 2012 (2 of 2)
This folder includes a publication entitled Explore Greater Rochester: The Official Visit Rochester Guide.

Box 36, Folder 3Meliora Weekend 2013 (1 of 2)
This folder includes the publication Golisano Children's Hospital: The Meliora Challenge.

Box 36, Folder 4Meliora Weekend 2013 (2 of 2)
This folder includes a newspaper clipping: "Telling the Whole Story: TV's [Barbara] Walters Speaks at UR Event."

Box 36, Folder 5Meliora Weekend 2014
Box 36, Folder 6Meliora Weekend 2015
Box 36, Folder 7Meliora Weekend 2016
Box 36, Folder 8Meliora Weekend 2017
Flatfile 2Meliora Weekend 2017 - Event poster


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