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1986 Berklee College of Music Commencement Ceremony featuring honorary degree recipients Herbie Hancock and Paul Simon, 1986 May 17

 File — Box: 46, tape: 18

Scope and Contents note

From the Series:

The Commencement Ceremonies series contains recording of Berklee College of Music baccalaureate ceremonies, including speeches made by Berklee faculty and honorary degree recipients such as David Bowie, Sting, and Herb Alpert. A current list of honorary degree recipients is maintained online at:


  • Creation: 1986 May 17


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

The majority of recordings have not been transferred. Patrons may request viewing appointments; Berklee community members may request streaming access to digitized copies. Contact Archives staff for further information.

Berklee Event Recordings Access Policy

Streaming access to digitized recordings is restricted to the Berklee community with a Berklee OnePass login; viewing or listening requests from patrons outside the Berklee community will require an on-campus appointment. Berklee Archives can only grant personal copies of event recordings to event participants and reproductions are not guaranteed.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Digitized Material

Digitized by George Blood LP in 2018 with grant funding (in part) by the GRAMMY Museum® as part of the 2017-2018 Berklee Archives GRAMMY Grant Digitization Project. Excerpt available online

Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Berklee College of Music
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