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RC-10: Events Collection, 1963-2022

Printable Finding Aid

Finding Aid: Complete. Written by Laura Silva, January 2023

Subject Headings

  • Randolph Community College
  • Randolph Early College High School
  • North Carolina Community College System
  • Commencement ceremonies
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Correspondence

Repository Information

Part of the Randolph County Community College Archives Repository
https://libguides.randolph.edu/archives
Contact:
Randolph Community College Library
629 Industrial Park Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27205
library@randolph.edu

 

Librarian

Profile Photo
Laura Silva
She/Her/Hers

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number:     RC-10

Extent:     3.36 linear feet, 6 document boxes

Dates: 1963-2022

Abstract:     This collection contains materials from campus and community events related to RCC, especially graduation and pinning ceremonies. Programs are heavily represented along with some planning documents, copies of speeches, invite and attendee lists, advertising material, and payment information.

Language:     English
 

Information for Users

Access Restrictions:     Open for research.

Copyright Notice:     Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation:     [Item title/description, date, and creator.] Events Collection, College Archives, Randolph Community College.

Acquisition:     Materials found in collection; there is no documentation concerning the provenance of these materials. Bulk of materials collected by Clark Adams or Debbie Luck. Current event materials are transferred to the archives by the producing department.

Accruals:     Additions to the collection will be made regularly as items are transferred or donated to the Archives.

Sensitive Materials Statement:    Archives collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information which is protected under federal or state privacy laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which Randolph Community College assumes no responsibility.

Processed by:     Some materials initially processed by RCC staff, date(s) unknown. Additional processing by Laura Silva, Fall 2022

Collection Description

Historical Information

The Events Collection spans 1963 to the present and includes material related to Randolph Community College events as well as selected community and system-wide community college events. 
 

Scope and Content    

The collection includes material related to a wide range of campus events, spanning the first graduation ceremony in 1963 to the present day. The material documents many aspects of college life including graduation and awards ceremonies, inaugurations, orientations and convocations, dedications and groundbreaking ceremonies, student group events, employee appreciation events, academic showcases, and community events. Programs make up the bulk of the collections, while planning documents, invitations, mailing lists, speeches, advertisements, and payment information are also included in some files.

 

Related Materials

Campus events require involvement from nearly every department and additional information may be found throughout the Archives' holdings.

The majority of our campus-wide graduation programs have been digitized and are available online. You can find the links here, or by going to the main Archives homepage and navigating to 'Explore the Collections', then 'Digital Collections'.

 

Separated Materials

Materials related to events held by the RCC Foundation are held in RC-06, the Foundation Collection, and those held by the Learning Resources Center are in RC-03, the Learning Resources Center Collection.

 

Arrangement 

The collection has been arranged into seven series:
Series 1. Graduation and Pinning Ceremonies
Series 2. Randolph Early College High School Events
Series 3. Orientations, Convocations, and Awards Ceremonies
Series 4. Inaugurations, Dedications, and Groundbreakings
Series 5. Campus Life Events
Series 6. Exhibitions, Showcases, and other Academic Events
Series 7. North Carolina Community College System and Community Events.

Within each series, materials are grouped by the type of event and arranged in chronological order. Within each folder, materials are arranged in rough chronological order. Undated folders and items are held last.
 

Processing Information 

Original file names were used where available; Materials were placed in acid free folders and boxes. Duplicates, binder clips, paperclips, and rusty staples were removed.

 

Series Description & Contents

Scope and Contents

This series includes programs as well as planning documents, invitations, press releases, news clippings, lists of graduates, biographical information on the graduation speaker, copies of speeches, and correspondence related to graduation and pinning ceremonies held by a variety of departments. Curriculum, Continuing Education, Adult Basic Life Skills, and College & Career Readiness ceremonies are held first in chronological order, followed by departmental ceremonies. These programs sometimes held joint ceremonies, while in other years they were separate.

The date listed indicates the date that the ceremony was held. Planning documents and correspondence may include a wider date range. 

The title of each folder reflects the title of the program at the time of the ceremony. In 2013, the Adult High School / GED program was renamed "College and Career Readiness". Today, that program also includes Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Prior to 2016, Adult Basic Life-Skills Education (ABLE) was referred to as Compensatory Education (CE).

Many of our graduation programs have been digitized and are available online. You can find the links here, or by going to the main Archives homepage and navigating to 'Explore the Collections', then 'Digital Collections'.

Contents List

Container Title Date

1.1

1963 Graduation

1963

1.2

1964 Graduation Exercises

16 August 1964

1.3

1965 Graduation Exercises

22 August 1965

1.4

1966 Graduation Exercises

28 August 1966

1.5

1966 Adult Basic Education Graduation

17 November 1966

1.6

1967 Graduation Exercises

27 August 1967

1.7

1968 Graduation Exercises

25 August 1968

1.8

1969 Graduation Exercises

24 August 1969

1.9

1970 Graduation Exercises

23 August 1970

1.10

1971 Graduation Exercises

22 August 1971

1.11

1972 Graduation Exercises

20 August 1972

1.12

1973 Graduation

26 August 1973

1.13

1973 High School Equivalency Graduation

10 September 1973

1.14

1974 Graduation

18 August 1974

1.15

1975 Graduation

24 August 1975

1.16

1976 Graduation

22 August 1976

1.17

1977 Graduation

21 August 1977

1.18

1978 Graduation

20 August 1978

1.19

1979 Graduation

19 August 1979

1.20

1980 Graduation

24 August 1980

1.21

1981 Graduation

30 August 1981

2.1

1982 Graduation

29 August 1982

2.2

1983 Graduation Ceremonies

28 August 1983

2.3

1984 Graduation Ceremonies

26 August 1984

2.4

1985 Graduation Exercises

25 August 1985

2.5

1986 Graduation

24 August 1986

2.6

1987 Graduation

30 August 1987

2.7

1988 Graduation Ceremonies

28 August 1988

2.8

1989 Graduation

27 August 1989

2.9

1990 Adult High School / GED Graduation

3 June 1990

2.10

1990 Curriculum Graduation

26 August 1990

2.11

1991 Adult High School / GED Graduation

19 May 1991

2.12

1991 Curriculum Graduation

25 August 1991

2.13

1992 Adult High School / GED Graduation

17 May 1992

2.14

1992 Curriculum Graduation

30 August 1992

3.1

1993 Adult High School / GED Graduation

23 May 1993

3.2

1993 Curriculum Graduation

29 August 1993

3.3

1994 Adult High School / GED Graduation

22 April 1994

3.4

1994 Adult High School / GED Graduation

15 May 1994

3.5

1994 Curriculum Graduation

28 August 1994

3.6

1995 Adult High School / GED Graduation

4 June 1995

3.7

1995 Curriculum Graduation

27 August 1995

3.8

1996 Adult High School / GED Graduation

9 June 1996

3.9

1996 Curriculum Graduation

25 August 1996

3.10

1997 Adult High School / GED Graduation

8 June 1997

3.11

1997 Curriculum Graduation

24 August 1997

3.12

1998 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

15 August 1998

3.13

1999 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

14 August 1999

3.14

2000 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

12 August 2000

3.15

2001 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

11 August 2001

3.16

2002 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduations

11 May 2002

3.17

2003 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

10 May 2003

3.18

2004 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

8 May 2004

3.19

2005 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

13 May 2005

3.20

2006 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

13 May 2006

4.1

2007 Curriculum, Adult High School, and GED Graduation

12 May 2007

4.2

2008 Curriculum Graduation

9 May 2008

4.3

2008 Adult High School / GED Graduation

10 May 2008

4.4

2009 Curriculum Graduation

8 May 2009

4.5

2009 Adult High School / GED Graduation

9 May 2009

4.6

2009 Adult High School / GED Graduation

17 December 2009

4.7

2010 Curriculum Graduation

12 May 2010

4.8

2010 Adult High School / GED Graduation

13 May 2010

4.9

2010 Adult High School / GED Graduation

16 August 2010

4.10

2010 Adult High School / GED Graduation

16 December 2010

4.11

2011 Curriculum Graduation

11 May 2011

4.12

2011 Adult High School / GED Graduation

13 May 2011

4.13

2011 Adult High School / GED Graduation

15 August 2011

4.14

2011 Adult High School / GED and Career College Graduation

14 December 2011

4.15

2012 Curriculum Graduation

9 May 2012

4.16

2012 Adult High School / GED and Career College Graduation

14 May 2012

4.17

2012 Adult High School / GED Graduation

14 August 2012

4.18

2012 Adult High School / GED Graduation

17 December 2012

4.19

2013 Career College Graduation & Compensatory
Education Program Awards Ceremony

11 January 2013

4.20

2013 Curriculum Graduation

8 May 2013

4.21

2013 College and Career Readiness Graduation

18 June 2013

4.22

2013 College and Career Readiness Graduation

16 December 2013

4.23

2014 Curriculum Graduation

14 May 2014

4.24

2014 Career College Graduation & Compensatory
Education Program Awards ceremony

22 May 2014

4.25

2014 College and Career Readiness Graduation

16 December 2014

4.26

2015 Curriculum Graduation

13 May 2015

4.27

2015 Career College Graduation & Compensatory
Education Program Awards Ceremony

14 May 2015

4.28

2015 College and Career Readiness Graduation

16 June 2015

4.29

2015 College and Career Readiness Graduation

14 December 2015

4.30

2016 Curriculum Graduation

11 May 2016

4.31

2016 Career College Graduation & Adult Basic Life-Skills
Education Awards Ceremony

16 May 2016

4.32

2016 College and Career Readiness Graduation

17 May 2016

4.33

2016 College and Career Readiness Graduation

14 December 2016

4.34

2017 Curriculum Graduation

10 May 2017

4.35

2017 College and Career Readiness Graduation

11 May 2017

4.36

2017 College and Career Readiness Graduation

14 December 2017

4.37

2018 Curriculum Graduation

9 May 2018

4.38

2018 College and Career Readiness Graduation

10 May 2018

4.39

2018 College and Career Readiness Graduation

13 December 2018

4.40

2019 Curriculum Graduation

8 May 2019

4.41

2019 College and Career Readiness Graduation

9 May 2019

4.42

2019 College and Career Readiness Graduation

12 December 2019

4.43

2020 Curriculum Graduation

2020

4.44

2021 Curriculum Graduation

2021

4.45

2022 College and Career Readiness Graduation

12 May 2022

4.46 2022 College and Career Readiness Graduation 15 December 2022

4.47

2022 Curriculum Graduation

2022

5.1

2004 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

10 May 2004

5.2

2007 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremonies

3 April – 22 May 2007

5.3

2008 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

8 April 2008

5.4

2009 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

31 May 2009

5.5

2011 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

27 May 2011

5.6

2012 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

18 May 2012

5.7

2013 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

30 May 2013

5.8

2014 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

30 May 2014

5.9

2015 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

12 June 2015

5.10

2016 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremony

3 June 2016

5.11

2017 Basic Law Enforcement Training Recognition Ceremonies

1 June – 19 December 2017

5.12

2018 Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduations

24 May – 18 December 2018

5.13

2019 Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduations

14 May – 19 December 2019

5.14

2022 Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduations

13 May – 9 December 2022

5.15

Continuing Education Health Careers Graduation

24 January

5.16

Cosmetology Pinning and Graduation Ceremonies

29 July 2010 – 9 May 2011

5.17

Emergency Services Pinning

24 March 2007

5.18

ESOL Ceremony

10 August 2013

5.19

2012 Firefighter Graduations

24 May – 6 December 2012

5.20

2013 Firefighter Graduation

23 May 2013

5.21

2014 Firefighter Graduation

25 November 2014

5.22

2015 Firefighter Graduations

6 May – 7 December 2015

5.23

2018 Firefighter Graduation

2 May 2018

5.24

Medical Assisting Graduate Banquets

8 May 2015 – 2 May 2019

5.25

Medical Assisting Graduate Banquets

7 May 2020 – 9 May 2022

5.26

Medical Office Assistant Graduation

23 April 2005

5.27

Medical Office & Administrative Assistant Graduation

19 July 2008

5.28

Medical Office Assistant Graduation

17 October 2009

5.29

Medical Office Assistant & JobsNOW Graduation

15 December 2010

5.30

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

21 March 1965

5.31

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

28 August 1981

5.32

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

8 June 1997

5.33

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

14 May 2005

5.34

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

12 May 2007

5.35

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

10 May 2008

5.36

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

9 May 2009

5.37

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

15 May 2010

5.38

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

5 May 2012

5.39

Nursing Pinning Ceremonies

4 May – 26 July 2013

5.40

Nursing Pinning Ceremonies

10 May – 29 July 2014

5.41

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

9 May 2015

5.42

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

10 May 2016

5.43

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

9 May 2017

5.44

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

8 May 2018

5.45

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

7 May 2019

5.46

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

12 May 2020

5.47

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

9 May 2022

5.48

Paramedic Pinning Ceremonies

17 November 2015 – 1 November 2017

5.49

Radiography Pinning Ceremonies

11 May 2007 – 7 May 2009

5.50

Radiography Pinning Ceremonies

5 May 2012 – 9 May 2015

5.51

Radiography Pinning Ceremonies

9 May 2016 – 12 May 2020

5.52

Radiography Pinning Ceremony

5 May 2022

5.53

Student Leadership Academy Graduations

13 April 2010 – 20 March 2018

Scope and Contents

Series 2 is comprised of programs from events held by the Randolph Early College High School (RECHS) from its inception in 2006 to the present day. Commencement ceremonies are heavily represented, along with awards nights, baccalaureate programs, and student of the month ceremonies.

Contents List

Container Title Date

5.55

Convocation

9 August 2006

5.56

Senior Academic Awards night

22 April 2010

5.57

Baccalaureate Program

16 May 2010

5.58

Commencement

19 May 2010

5.59

Celebration of Achievement

3 May 2011

5.60

Baccalaureate Program

15 May 2011

5.61

Commencement

18 May 2011

5.62

Celebration of Achievement & Baccalaureate Ceremony

6 May 2012

5.63

Commencement

17 May 2012

5.64

Celebration of Achievement

10 May 2013

5.65

Commencement

16 May 2013

5.66

Celebration of Achievement

15 May 2014

5.67

Commencement

20 May 2014

5.68

Celebration of Achievement

14 May 2015

5.69

Commencement

19 May 2015

5.70

Celebration of Achievement

12 May 2016

5.71

Commencement

17 May 2016

5.72

Celebration of Achievement

11 May 2017

5.73

Commencement

18 May 2017

5.74

Celebration of Achievement

10 May 2018

5.75

Commencement

17 May 2018

5.76

Student of the Month Recognition Ceremony

2 May 2019

5.77

Celebration of Achievement

9 May 2019

5.78

Commencement

17 May 2019

5.79

Celebration of Achievement

12 May 2021

5.80

Commencement

21 May 2021

Scope and Contents

This series includes programs, correspondence, and planning documents related to student orientation, convocations, and student awards ceremonies. Material related to high school awards ceremonies may be found in Series 2. Randolph Early College High School Events.

Contents List

Container Title Date

6.1

Orientations

1974-1977

6.2

Orientations

1980-1987

6.3

Fall Convocation

12 August 2010

6.4

Fall Convocation

11 August 2011

6.5

Student Academic Honors Awards Ceremonies

29 April 2010 – 20 April 2017

Scope and Contents

This series is made up of invitations, programs, and other material documenting presidential installations, space dedications, and building groundbreakings.

Contents List

Container Title Date

6.6

College Appreciation Breakfast & Presidential Installation

18 August 2000

6.7

Reception in honor of Dr. Richard Heckman

29 June 2006

6.8

Inauguration of Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr.

8 March 2007

6.9

Richard Petty Education Center Open House

23 July 2009

6.10

Martha Luck Comer Foundation Conference Center Dedication

6 April 2017

6.11

Allied Health Center Ribbon Cutting

27 April 2022

Scope and Contents

Series 5 includes documents from a variety of campus events held for students and staff. Programs and invitations make up the bulk of this series, especially from employee appreciation events, holiday celebrations, and cultural arts series.

Container Title Date

6.12

Open Houses

1980-1981

6.13

Coming Together: Understanding our National Tragedy

21 September 2001

6.14

Employee Appreciation Events

2001 – 22 October 2013

6.15

Theatre programs

Circa 2004 – 4 November 2007

6.16

Constitution Day

20 September 2005

6.17

Spring Fest / Hawaiian Luau

20 April 2006

6.18

Adjunct Faculty Fall Meetings

13 August 2007 – 11 August 2008

6.19

Holiday parties

18 December 2007 - 12 December 2012

6.20

Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

13 August 2008

6.21

Cultural Arts Series

2009-2015

6.22

Morris Morrison Event

28 September 2011

6.23

Veterans Day Ceremonies

10 November 2011 – 9 November 2017

6.24

Hoedown

20 October 2014

6.25

Breakfast with the President

15 February 2022

6.26

Retiree Event

21 October 2022

6.27

Faculty Association Events

17 August

Scope and Contents

This series includes documents from student exhibitions, showcases, and other academic events. 

Promotional material from Interior Design Showcases is heavily represented. RCC's interior design program was established in 1967 and the Showcase became a cornerstone of the program in the 1970s. Students worked in teams to redesign a house on a limited budget. These projects often involved other departments assisting in the renovations, including electrical and floriculture students. Tickets were sold for public viewing, and proceeds were used to fund the following year's project.

Contents List

Container Title Date

6.28

Interior Design Showcase: The Lambert House

28 April - 6 May 1984

6.29

Interior Design Showcase: The Davidson House

1999

6.30

Interior Design Anniversary and Reunion

27 October 2012

6.31

Student Photography Exhibitions

2004, 2010

6.32

Apprenticeship Randolph Signing Ceremonies

2018-2022

Scope and Contents

Series 7 includes programs from North Carolina Community College System events as well as events held on RCC's campus for the community at large.

Contents List

Container Title Date

6.33

Academic Excellence Awards

24 April 2007

6.34

Educators’ Luncheon

3 April 2009

6.35

Rick Smith: Still Hanging in There

12 January 2012

6.36

Salem College Dance Company Spring Student Choreography Concert

24 April 2014

6.37

Caregiver College

21 May 2016

6.38

Junior Sheriff's Academy Graduations

2018-2019