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Collection # DRT-60.1-001      

GMA Diplomas/Certificates and WA Diploma, 1950s-1970s

 Main Entry: Upper School- Principal               Volume: 11 Items (48 Pieces) 

Biographical/Historical Note: 
          The Upper School Principal’s office is responsible for planning and implementing graduation procedures and exercises.  Items in this collection were found in the Upper School vault. 

Scope and Content: 
          This collection of 48 pieces is composed entirely of printed diplomas and certificates from GMA in the 1950s and Woodward in the 1970s.  There are two types of GMA diplomas- a larger one from the ‘50s and a smaller one from the ‘60s.  Some of the GMA documents are completely blank with no dates, while some are blank with dates and signed by D.C. Woodward and others by James Colquitt (after 1957 when he was appointed Chairman of the Board).  Some have names and dates which were in error in some way, such as misspelling, or dates.  The “Post-Graduate Certificate” was given to students who spent an extra year preparing for the military academies or military service.  The WA diploma is very typical of the diplomas awarded through the mid-1990s. 

 
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