Fall convocation addresses at the University of Virginia [manuscript], 1983-1998.


Fall convocation addresses at the University of Virginia [manuscript], 1983-1998.

The collection contains copies of fifteen of the addresses delivered at the University of Virginia between 1976 and 2002. There are speeches delivered by Bernard Mayo, 1976; Hugh Scott, 1977; William Styron, 1983; Charles McDowell, 1984; Robert M. O'Neil, 1985; Norman A. Graebner, 1986; Henry Abraham, 1987; Richard Rorty, 1991 (incomplete); J. Jackson Walter, 1992; Rita Dove, 1993; R. K. Ramazani, 1994; Richard Guy Wilson, 1995; Bonnie Guiton Hill, 1996 (draft and revised); Jahan Ramazani, 1997; Robert L. Kellogg, 1998; and Janine Jagger, 2002. The collection also contains a tape of the Styron address. With these is a speech delivered by University of Virginia president Robert M. O'Neil to incoming students in 1986.

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