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This collection contains the memorabilia, primarily certificates and awards, and videos of the University of San Diego's first three Presidents. Inauguration materials for both President Hayes and President Lyons include congratulatory certificates from various institutions, inauguration invitations and programs, news clips, and inaugural celebration videos. Awards for President Hayes and President Lyons include plaques, certificates, and commemorative plates from a variety of institutions including the United Way, the County of San Diego, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Materials from President Hughes' tenure include meeting minutes from Hughes' establishment of the Administrative Council, materials for Hughes' retirement, and a Heart of San Diego interview with Dr. Hughes. Interview videos of President Hayes, commemorative photographs of President Lyons and Lyons' 2003 State of the University address are also included.

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Collection Dates


Collection Size

11 boxes (10.5 linear feet)


certificates, commemorations, presidential inaugurations


Higher Education | Nonprofit Administration and Management



Finding Aid Publication Date


Finding Aid Author

Ashley Toutain

Guide to the Office of the President Memorabilia collection