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  • 1874 Commencement Program 

    Kalamazoo College (1874-06-17)
    The Annual Commencement program for Kalamazoo College, June 17, 1874.
  • 1933 Commencement Speech 

    Praeger, W. E. (William Emilius), 1863-1936 (Kalamazoo College, 1933-06-12)
    William E. Praeger was professor of Biology and Geology at Kalamazoo College from 1905-1934. He earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1900, his M.S. from the University of Chicago in 1903, and an honorary ...
  • 1934 Commencement Speech 

    Finch, V. C. (Vernor Clifford), 1883-1959 (1934-06-11)
    V.C. Finch graduated from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor's degree in 1908 and also received a B.A. from the University of Chicago the same year. He received his doctorate in Geography at the University of Wisconsin in ...
  • 1937 Commencement Speech 

    Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 (1937-06-14)
    Address of John Edgar Hoover, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, at the Commencement Exercises of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, on June 14, 1937, at 10 a.m.
  • 1939 Founders Day Address 

    Goodsell, Charles True, 1886-1941 (Kalamazoo College, 1939-04-24)
    This is the text of Charles T. Goodsell's Founders Day address given on April 24, 1939. Goodsell was a Professor of History at the College from 1928 to 1941.
  • 1950 Commencement Speech 

    Chatters, Carl H. (Carl Hallack), 1898-1960 (1950-06-12)
    Carl H. Chatters graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1919 and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the College in 1943. At the time of this address he was Executive Director of teh American Municipal Association ...
  • 1956 Commencement Speech 

    Cavert, Samuel McCrea, 1888-1976 (1956-06-11)
    Rev. Samuel McCrea Cavert earned his bachelor's degree from Union College in 1910, his master's degree at Columbia University in 1914, and his B.D. degree at Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1915. He was ordained ...
  • 1962 Commencement Speech 

    Strauss, Franz Josef, 1915-1988 (1962-06-10)
    Franz Josef Strauss was a German politician and premier of Bavaria. As young man he was active in a Roman Catholic youth organization that opposed Hitler's Nazi Party. During World War II he was captured by U.S. forces. ...
  • 1967 Commencement Speech 

    Ackley, Gardner (1967-06-11)
    Hugh Gardner Ackley was an economics adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Ackley was born in Indianapolis in 1915 but grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where his father was a professor of mathematics ...
  • 1969 Commencement Speech 

    Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009 (1969-06-15)
    John Hope Franklin was a United States historian and past president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. He is best known ...
  • 1970 Commencement Speech 

    Merton, Robert King, 1910-2003 (1970-06-14)
    Robert King Merton was a sociologist known for his contributions to the study of social structure, bureaucracy, mass communications, and the sociology of science. Merton developed coined the phrases "self-fulfilling ...
  • 1975 Commencement Speech 

    Schorr, Daniel, 1916-2010 (1975-06-14)
    Daniel Schorr is an American journalist who won Emmy Awards for his television journalism for covering the Senate Watergate hearings in 1972, 1973, and 1974. He was recruited by Edward R. Murrow in 1953 to join CBS News. ...
  • 1978 Commencement Speech 

    Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999 (1978-06-10)
    Elliot Lee Richardson was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Under President Nixon he served as United States Secretary of Health, Education, and ...
  • 1980 Commencement Speech 

    Cousins, Norman (1980-06-14)
    Norman Cousins (1915–1990) was a political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate. He was editor-in-chief of the "Saturday Review" for over 35 years. Cousins also served as Adjunct Professor of Medical ...
  • 1981 Commencement Speech 

    Simon, Paul (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1981)
    Members of the graduating class of 1981, your faculty, family, friends, it’s my great pleasure to introduce the man who this afternoon honors us as speaker at the 148th commencement of Kalamazoo College, Illinois congressman ...
  • 1982 Commencement Speech 

    Brademas, John, 1927- (1982-06-12)
    John Brademas is an American politician and educator. He earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1949 and his doctorate from Oxford University in 1954. He served in the United States House of Representatives ...
  • 1983 Commencement Speech 

    Nicol, Davidson (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1987)
    It is now my great personal privilege to announce the person the college community has chosen to be our sesquicentennial commencement speaker. I can think of no one who more appropriately and conspicuously represents the ...
  • 1986 Commencement Address 

    Breneman, David W., 1940- (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1986)
    Members of the class of 1986 I regret to announce that we learned late last night that Henry Fairlie, our commencement speaker for this year would not be able to be with us. Consequently they went to the bench, and I am ...
  • 1987 Commencement Speech 

    Brutus, Dennis (1987)
    I am pleased to introduce our commencement speaker, Dennis Brutus, poet, scholar, educator, and courageous proponent of social justice. Born in what is today Harare, Zimbabwe, he was educated at Fort Hare University College, ...
  • 1988 Commencement Speech 

    Broder, David S. (1988-06-11)
    David S. Broder (1929- ) is a Pultzer Prize-winning journalist, author, television talk show pundit, and university professor. He earned an A.B. in 1947 and a A.M. in 1951, both in Political Science, from the University ...