Records, 1977-1994.

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University of Pennsylvania. Office of the President. Assistant to the President for Special Projects. Records, 1977-1994.

Records, 1977-1994.

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. Among the recipients of the honorary degree during the period were Baruch S. Blumberg, Noam Chomsky, W. Wilson Goode, Donald T. Regan, Barbara Bush, Janet Reno and head of Turkey--Turgut Ozal. The papers in this series consists of the manuscripts of speeches given by the University President during various stages of the ceremony, 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 various occasions.

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