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May Day

Identifier: UA-10

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The first May Crowning was held at Mercyhurst in 1931. The May Crowning was one of the graduation celebrations held along with a visit from the Bishop, special dinner, and Charter Day. The annual event was held in the grotto and later moved to the front of the campus. Many parents and residents of Erie would come to the celebration. The last May Crowning was held in 1968 at the request of the students who thought it was an outdated activity.


  • Event: Majority of material found within 1932 - 1968


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The Foundations of A University: Mercyhurst In The Twentieth Century by Roy Strausbaugh The Merciad newspaper from 1931-1968

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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