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Mercyhurst College 50th Anniversary

Identifier: UA-215

Scope and Contents

The year-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Mercyhurst College in 1976 was highlighted by an alumni week in July and the anniversary of the signing of the College Charter in October, 1926. This collection contains over 60 photographs and other items depicting various activities during these two events.

In the week of July 23 to August 1, alumni and families could live at the college and attend classes designed for them. Photographs feature events held in the evenings: Oldies but Goodies Night, a large family picnic in the Grotto, a Casino Night, the "Golden 50" Alumni banquet, and a faculty-alumni reception. Photographs were also taken of members of the classes of 1932 to 1965.

On Saturday Oct. 9 the Golden Anniversary banquet was held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Erie for the Mercyhrust Community and alumni. On Oct. 10, Charter Day Convocation commemorated the anniversary date of the signing of the College Charter. There, the guest speaker, Dr. Rene J. Dubos, was given honorary degrees.

Also included in the collection are a schedule of events for the July celebration, invitations and menu for the Golden Anniversary banquet held in October, the program for Charter Day Convocation, and a cast picture of the 50th anniversary musical production "Brigadoon" presented in November 1976.


  • 1976


.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Sister Mary Lawrence Franklin Archival Center Repository

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Hammermill Library
Erie Pennsylvania 16546 United States