Guide to the Westminster College invitations

Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information


Collection Overview +/-

Title: Westminster College invitations
Dates: 1916-2008 (inclusive)
Collection Number: ACC-093A
Summary: This collection, dating from 1916 onward, contains a variety of invitations created for special events associated with Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Repository: Westminster College, Giovale Library
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Phone: (801) 832-2250

Collection Inventory +/-

box 1, folder 1: 1916-1925
box 1, folder 2: 1926-1931
box 1, folder 3: 1946-1950
box 1, folder 4: 1978-1986
box 1, folder 5: 1987-1990
box 1, folder 6: 1991-1994
box 1, folder 7: 1995-1998
box 1, folder 8: 1999
box 1, folder 9: 2000
box 1, folder 10: 2001
box 1, folder 11: 2002
box 1, folder 12: 2003
box 1, folder 13: 2004
box 1, folder 14: 2005
box 1, folder 15: 2006
box 1, folder 16: 2006
box 1, folder 17: 2008
box 1, folder 18: Undated

Content Description +/-

This collection, dating from 1916 onward, contains a variety of invitations created for special events associated with Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Each invitation includes the name of the event, date, time, location, and any special notations pertaining to the event; a few of the invitations are undated.

Commencement invitations make up a large portion of the materials (duplicates of those found in the Commencement publications collection (ACC-100)). Aside from the basic information aforementioned, names of special guests and those receiving honorary degrees were also included. Another significant part of the collection consists of invitations to the annual summer scholarship event, along with an enclosure in which to RSVP and contribute to the College. These dinners are themed, as reflected in the invitations themselves (i.e. City Slickers, Under the Boardwalk, Salmon and Jazz, and Manhattan Magic). Other invitations are designated for special events around campus, including: Nunemaker Good Friday Service, Ellipsis unveiling, International Fest, guest and distinguished residents speakers.

This collection of invitations provides insight into common campus activities, as well as highlighting priorities of the various organizations on campus. Many invitations are for annual events displaying the traditions, both changing and steadfast, at Westminster College.

Gaps in the collection: there are no invitations for the period 1951-1977.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Twenty-four hours advance notice is encouraged.

Restrictions on Use:

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material must be obtained from the director of the Giovale Library.

Preferred Citation:

Westminster College invitations, 1916-2008, ACC-093A, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Administrative Information +/-


Arranged chronologically by date.

Processing Note:

Processed by Alana Dela Cruz in April 2004 and updated by Tera Mayo in February 2009. The collection was created when loose invitations were brought together. Several invitations lack the date of the event. Undated invitations have been placed at the end of the collection in a separate folder.


Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)

Westminster College of Salt Lake City

Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1998- )


Collection materials are in English.


0.5 linear feet

Language of the Finding Aid:


Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid written April 2004 by Alana Dela Cruz and undated February 2009 by Tera Mayo.

EAD Creation Date:

2013 July 1 by Sarah Shaw


Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)



Related Material:

Related collection in Giovale Library Archives:

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Archives
Westminster College of Salt Lake City--Archives
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1998- )--Archives

Subject Terms:

Special events--Utah--Salt Lake City
Commencement ceremonies--Utah--Salt Lake City

Form or Genre Terms:


Geographical Names:

Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources