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Office of Assistance to the President for Special Projects Dilys Winegrad Records
1977-1994

UPA 5.8 W767

7.0 Cubic feet

Prepared by Kaiyi Chen

February 1996

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PROVENANCE

Transferred to the Archives in August 1995. 

Access restrictions: in accordance with the "Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center," all administrative records are closed for twenty-five years from the date of their creation. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

This collection has been organized into three series. They are: files pertaining to the award of honorary degrees, 1977-1994; files pertaining to the special events and projects of the University, 1981-1983; and correspondence of the President, 1977-1980. All the files have been arranged chronologically. 

 

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AGENCY HISTORY

During his term as President of the University of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1980, Martin Meyerson created an assistant to the President position entitled the Assistant to the President for Special Projects. The President appointed Dilys Pegler Winegrad to this position in September 1975. The position's duties were principally those of speech-writing, but extended to a broad range of special projects, including the preparation of a volume of University history, and the organization of lectures, symposia, and exhibitions, and after it was established in 1982-1983, the management of the Arthur Ross Gallery, as well as other special tasks assigned by the University President. The position continued through the three administrations of Meyerson, Sheldon Hackney (1980-1993) and Claire Fagin (Interim President, 1993-1994), but by early 1994 the duties of directing and curating the Arthur Ross Gallery had increased to the point where that role became Dr. Winegrad's full-time responsibility in March 1994 and her reporting line moved to the Office of the Provost soon after the arrival of a new President, Judith S. Rodin, in July 1994. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

These records relate to Dilys P. Winegrad's tenure as Assistant to the President for Special Projects from 1975 to 1994 and includes drafts of speeches, award citations and correspondence for the President of the University. An overwhelming proportion of the collection regards the matter of honorary degrees awarded by the University and individual schools during the annual University commencement and on various special occasions. The papers in this series consists of the manuscripts of speeches given by the University President during the ceremonies, the drafts and approved version of citations of honorary degree recipients, correspondence to and from the University President concerning the procedure, and background informational material of each honorary degree recipient. Included in the collection are also speeches the Assistant drafted for the President in relation to other special University or school events as well as correspondence she handled for the President on a regular basis. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Anniversaries, etc.;
  • University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Awards.;
  • University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Degrees.;

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

Personal Name(s)

  • Blumberg, Baruch S., 1925-2011
  • Bush, Barbara.
  • Chance, Britton
  • Chomsky, Noam.
  • Ehrlich, Thomas,, 1934-
  • Goode, W. Wilson.
  • Humphrey, Hubert H., (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
  • Koppel, Ted, 1940 February 8-
  • Ozal, Turgut., Title of a work--Turkey in Europe
  • Regan, Donald T.
  • Reno, Janet.
  • Scheie, Harold G., (Harold Glendon), 1909-
  • Schorr, Thelma M.
  • Winegrad, Dilys Pegler.
  • Wu, C. S., (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Subject(s)

  • Degrees, academic--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

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INVENTORY

 

Honorary Degree Files, 1977-1994 

Box

Folder

General 

Commencement 1977 

 

 

General 1977 

1

1

Commencement addresses 1977 May 22 

1

2

Anderson, Robert Orville 

1

3

Brooks, Gwendolyn 

1

4

Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef 

1

5

Humphrey, Hubert Horatio 

1

6

Lloyd, Eleanor Biddle 

1

7

MacLane, Saunders 

1

8

Pendergrass, Eugene Percival 

1

9

Commencement 1978 

 

 

General 

1

10

Honorary degree citations 1978 

1

11

Buchwald, Art 

1

12

Comroe, Julius Hiram, Jr. 

1

13

Emmanuel, Pierre 

1

14

Frauenfelder, Hans 

1

14

Harris, Patricia Roberts 

1

15

Hesburgh, Theodore Martin 

1

16

Ray, Gordon Norton 

1

17

Scheie, Harold Glendon 

1

18

Ware, John Haines, III 

1

20

Commencement 1979 

 

 

General 

1

21

Commencement addresses 1979 May 21 

1

22

Dean, Ruth Josephine 

1

23

Fanfani, Amintore (not accepted by Mr. Fanfani) 

1

24

Gelfand, Izrail Moiseevich 

1

25

Golden, William Theodore 

1

26

Lederberg, Joshua 

1

27

McCoy, Charles Brelsford 

1

28

McCree, Wade Hampton, Jr. 

1

29

Merton, Robert King 

1

30

Trudeau, Garry 

1

31

Wexler, Jacqueline Grennan 

1

32

Williams, Tennessee Thomas Lanier (not accepted due to illness) 

1

33

Commencement 1980 

 

 

General 

1

34

Commencement addresses 1980 May 19 

1

35

Addams, Charles 

1

36

Azikiwe, Nnamdi 

1

37

Jones, Reginald H. 

1

38

Linowitz, Sol Myron 

1

39

Mangione, Jerre Geralando 

1

40

Michener, James A. 

1

41

Wu, Chien-Shiung 

1

42

Venturi, Robert 

1

43

Commencement 1981 

 

 

General 

1

44

Baldwin, James A. (not accepted by Mr. Baldwin) 

1

45

Franklin, John Hope 

1

46

Jordan, Vernon E., Jr. 

1

47

Kramrisch, Stella 

1

48

Lessing, Doris 

1

49

Ogilby, Lyman Cunningham 

1

50

Schmitt, Francis Otto 

1

51

Commencement 1982 

 

 

General 

1

52

Honorary degree invitations 

1

53

Honorary degree dinner, Hackney's remarks on rights and privileges 1982 

1

54

Commencement addresses 1982 May 17 

1

55

Brown, Sterling A. 

1

56

Dickens, Helen Octavia 

1

57

Goodman, Nelson 

1

58

Mphahlele, Es'kia 

1

59

Trescher, Robert Lincoln 

1

60

Wolf, Edwin, II 

1

61

Woodward, Comer Vann 

1

62

Commencement 1983 

 

 

General 

2

1

Commencement addresses 1983 May 23 

2

2

Chance, Henry Martyn, II 

2

3

Coale, Ansley J. 

2

4

Francis, Norman 

2

5

Goitein, Shelomo D. 

2

6

Goodman, Ellen Holtz 

2

7

Potok, Chaim 

2

8

Scott, Jessie M. 

2

9

Starr, Isaac 

2

10

Wiesner, Jerome B. 

2

11

Wright, Esmond 

2

12

Commencement 1984 

 

 

General 

2

13

Bacon, Edmund N. 

2

14

Busch, August A. 

2

15

Chomsky, Noam 

2

16

Cohn, Mildred 

2

17

Goode, W. Wilson 

2

18

Huxley, Sir Andrew 

2

19

Quarles, Benjamin 

2

20

Sakharov, Andrei 

2

21

Winnet, Nochem Samuel 

2

22

Commencement 1985 

 

 

General 

2

23

Baccalaureate 1985 May 19 

2

24

Commencement ceremonies 1985 May 20 

2

25

Commencement luncheon 1985 May 20 

2

26

Honorary degree dinner 1985 May 19 

2

27

Annenberg, Leonore 

2

28

Chance, Britton 

2

29

Eilenberg, Samuel 

2

30

McPherson, Mary Patterson 

2

31

Munger, George Almon 

2

32

Putnam, Hilary Whitehall 

2

33

Wideman, John 

2

34

Regan, Donald T. 

2

35

Rochberg, George 

2

36

Salvatori, Henry 

2

37

Wideman, John Edgar 

2

38

Commencement 1986 

 

 

General 

2

39

Addresses, baccalaureate 1986 May 18 

2

40

Addresses, commencement 1986 May 19 

2

41

Honorary degree dinner 1986 May 18 

2

42

Axelrod, Julius 

2

43

Brown, Michael S. 

2

44

Fugard, Athol 

2

45

Lauder, Estee 

2

46

Schwan, Herman P. 

2

47

Stone, Lawrence 

2

48

Commencement 1987 

 

 

Honorary degrees 1986-1987 

3

1

Honorary Degrees Conferred by the University of Pennsylvania, 1757 Through 1987 

3

2

Honorary degree dinner 1987 May 17 

3

3

Honorary Degree Committee 

3

4

General 1987 May 18 

3

5

Baccalaureate ceremony 1987 May 18 

3

6

Invitations 

3

7

Annan, Noel Gilroy 

3

8

Austrian, Robert 

3

9

Ehrlich, Thomas 

3

10

Kaufmann, Edgar, Jr. 

3

11

Kuhn, Maggie 

3

12

Lewis, Bernard 

3

13

Muti, Riccardo 

3

14

Rockefeller, Mary 

3

15

Stevens, Robert 

3

16

Commencement 1988 

 

 

General 1988 May 16 

3

17

Addresses 

3

18

Honorary degrees, correspondence 1988 

3

19

Honorary degree candidates breakfast 

3

20

Honorary degree dinner 1988 May 15 

3

21

Honorary degree invitations 

3

22

Honorary Degree Committee 1987-1988 

3

23

Baltzell, E. Digby 

3

24

Burk, Joseph W. 

3

25

Coleman, Ornette 

3

26

d'Harnoncourt, Anne 

3

27

Dickey, Charles D., Jr. 

3

28

Gray, William 

3

29

Gregorian, Vartan 

3

30

Hoenigswald, Henry M. 

3

31

Morrison, Toni 

3

32

Schroeder, Patricia 

3

33

Commencement 1989 

 

 

General 

4

1

Procedures for program participants 

4

2

Honorary Degree Committee 1989-1990 

4

3

Honorary degree dinner, speech 1989 May 21 

4

4

Honorary degrees, not acted on 1988-1989 

4

5

Goodall, Jane 

4

6

Hayre, Ruth W. 

4

7

Koop, C. Everett 

4

8

Morita, Akio 

4

9

Relman, Arnold S. 

4

10

Rowley, Janet D. 

4

11

Smith, Sir David 

4

12

Soyinka, Wole 

4

13

Wallace, Mike 

4

14

Wattleton, Faye 

4

15

Commencement 1990 

 

 

General 

4

16

Addresses 

4

17

Honorary degree citations 

4

18

Honorary degree citations, final 

4

19

Blumberg, Baruch S. 

4

20

Bush, Barbara 

4

21

Cosby, Bill 

4

22

Davis, Raymond, Jr. 

4

23

Fitzgerald, Ella 

4

24

Commencement 1991 

 

 

Zaslavskaya, Tatiana 

4

25

General 

4

26

Political correctness 

4

27

Commencement, University president speech 1991 May 21 

4

28

Baccalaureate, University president address 1991 May 20 

4

29

Gould, Stephen Jay 

4

30

Jamison, Judith 

4

31

Koppel, Ted 

4

32

Pritchard, James 

4

33

Shannon, Claude E. 

4

34

Sinkler, Rebecca 

4

35

Wolf, Charles S. 

4

36

Commencement 1992 

 

 

General 

5

1

Commencement script 

5

2

citations, draft 

5

3

Baccalaureate, University president address 1992 May 17 

5

4

Commencement speaker, selection of 

5

5

Barwise, Jon 

5

6

Bergen, Candice 

5

7

Bergen, Candice --controversy re honorary degree 

5

8

Billingham, Rupert E. 

5

9

Bok, Derek 

5

10

Casani, John R. 

5

11

Comer, James P. 

5

12

Davis, Natalie Zemon 

5

13

Koo, Chen Fu 

5

14

Mahomed, Justice Ismail 

5

15

Penzias, Arno 

5

16

Commencement 1993 

 

 

General 

5

17

Commencement script 

5

18

Commencement speaker 

5

19

Citations, draft 

5

20

Honorary Degree Committee 1992-1993 

5

21

Ben-Porat, Miriam 

5

22

Benoliel, Jeanne Quint 

5

23

Gellhorn, Alfred 

5

24

Hackney, Lucy Durr 

5

25

Hackney, Sheldon 

5

26

Landau, Ralph 

5

27

Martin, Agnes 

5

28

Tantaquidgeon, Gladys 

5

29

Wilson, William Julius 

5

30

Commencement-miscellaneous 

 

 

Honorary degrees 1993-1994 

5

31

Honorary degree recipient directory 1757-1990 

5

32

Honorary degree diploma, English translation 

5

33

Commencement speeches by Sheldon Hackney 1978-1992 

5

34

Honorary degree dinner speeches by Sheldon Hackney 

1992

35

Honorary Degrees Conferred on Special Occasions 

School of Dental Medicine Centenary Convocation, 1978 

 

 

General 

6

1

Remarks 

6

2

Citations 

6

3

Burket, Lester William 

6

4

Dummett, Clifton Orrin 

6

5

Goldman, Henry Maurice 

6

6

Grossman, Louis Irwin 

6

7

Krogman, Wilton Marion 

6

8

Wharton School centenary convocation, 1981 

 

 

Citations 

6

9

Remarks 

6

10

Peter Ferdinand Drucker 

6

11

Robert Strange McNamara 

6

12

Paul Petterolf Miller, Jr. 

6

13

Sybil Collins Mobley 

6

14

Akia Morita 

6

15

Helmut Schmidt 

6

16

Elmer Boyd Staats 

6

17

Scheie Eye Institute convocation, 1982 

 

 

General 

6

18

Remarks 

6

19

Citations 

6

20

Francois, E. Jules 

6

21

Kupfer, Carl 

6

22

Patz, Arnall 

6

23

Schepens, Charles Louis 

6

24

Patz, Arnall 

6

23

Schepens, Charles Louis 

6

24

Wiesel, Torsten Nils 

6

25

General 

6

26

Haas, F. Otto 

6

27

Burnett, John H. 

6

28

Center for the History of Chemistry convocation, 1983 

 

 

General 

6

29

Remarks 

6

30

Porter, George 

6

31

Price, Charles Coale 

6

32

Seaborg, Glenn Theodore 

6

33

School of Veterinary Medicine centennial convocation, 1984 

 

 

General 

6

34

Citations 

6

35

Remarks 

6

36

Allam, Mark Whittier 

6

37

Caras, Roger A. 

6

38

Dixon, Fitz E. 

6

39

Ohno, Susumu 

6

40

Randolph, Theodora A. 

6

41

Soulsby, Ernest Jackson L. 

6

42

Rockefeller, Margaret McGrath 

6

43

School of Arts and Sciences convocation, 1984 

 

 

General 

6

44

Remarks 

6

45

Eckman, John W. 

6

46

Heilbrun, Carolyn 

6

47

Kindleberger, Charles P., II 

6

48

Miller, Arthur Asher 

6

49

Patrick, Ruth 

6

50

Springer, Otto 

6

51

Watts, Andre 

6

52

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter convocation, 1985 

 

 

General 

6

53

Remarks 

6

54

School of Social Work 75th Anniversary convocation, 1985 

 

 

General 

6

55

Citations 

6

56

Shoemaker, Louise 

6

57

School of Nursing convocation, 1985 

 

 

General 

6

58

Laudations 

6

59

Speech 

6

60

Rogers, David Elliott 

6

61

Mainwaring, Margaret R. 

6

62

Brunner, Lillian S. 

6

63

Lubic, Ruth Watson 

6

64

Schorr, Thelma M. 

6

65

Engineering convocation, 1986 

 

 

General 

6

66

ENIAC 

6

67

Hoare, Charles Antony R. 

6

68

Karp, Richard Manning 

6

69

Newell, Allen 

6

70

Knuth, Donald Ervin 

6

71

Bordogna, Dean Joseph 

6

72

Policy for special convocations 1986 

7

1

Museum centennial events, 1987 

 

 

General 

7

2

Convocation 

7

3

Remarks 

7

4

Citations 

7

5

Flannery, Kent V. 

7

6

Lounsbury, Floyd G. 

7

7

Mellink, Machteld J. 

7

8

Reiner, Erica 

7

9

Wilson, David M. 

7

10

Graduate School of Fine Arts convocation, 1990 

 

 

General 

7

11

Sheldon Hackney remarks 

7

12

Doshi, Balkrishna Vithaldes 

7

13

Esherick, Joseph 

7

14

Halprin, Lawrence 

7

15

Shepheard, Peter 

7

16

Ozal, Turgut 1991 

7

17

Chemical Engineering convocation, 1993 

 

 

General 

7

18

President's Forum 1993 

7

19

Humphrey, Arthur E. 

7

20

Churchill, Stuart W. 

7

21

Amundson, Neal R. 

7

22

Reno, Janet, 1993 

7

23

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Special Events and Occasions of the University, 1981-1983 

Box

Folder

Wharton School centenary, 1981 

 

 

General 

7

24

Advisory Committee, Finance Department 

7

25

Celebration in Chicago 1981 June 12 

7

26

Wharton stamp ceremony 1981 June 18 

7

27

Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future, opening conference 1981 March 27 

7

28

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Conference 1981-1982 

7

29

Partners in the Research Enterprise Conference, 1982 

 

 

General 

7

30

Welcoming remarks 

7

31

Remarks: introduction of Bryce Jordan 

7

32

Remarks 

7

33

Simone de Beauvoir Conference, 1983 

 

 

General 

7

34

Les Bouches Inutiles 

7

35

"German-American Studies" Exhibition, opening remarks 1983 Sept. 27 

7

36

Tricentennial Conference on German-American History and Culture at Penn 1983 October 

 

 

General 

7

37

Welcoming remarks 

7

38

Remarks, introduction of Karl Carstens 

7

39

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Correspondence of the President, 1977-1980 

Box

Folder

 1978 Oct. 

7

44

 1977 Aug. 

7

40

 1977 Dec. 

7

41

 1978 Jan. - Apr. 

7

42

 1978 May - Aug. 

7

43

 1978 Dec. 

7

45

 1979 Jan. - Feb. 

7

46

 1979 March - Apr. 

7

47

 1979 May - Sept. 

7

48

 1979 Oct. - Dec. 

7

49

 1980 Jan. - Jul. 

7

50

 1980 Aug. - Dec. 

7

51

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