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University of Central Florida Office of the President: John C. Hitt Presidential Inauguration Collection

Identifier: UA02F

Scope and Contents

Series I: Inauguration Materials, 1992-1993 holds materials by the Presidential Inauguration Committee including itineraries, maps, budgets, and correspondence of inauguration engagements and university activities. Other materials include congratulatory letters from academic institutions worldwide as well as letters from businesses and friends. Publicity can also be found in this series. The bulk of the material comes from the Presidential Inauguration Committee binder which was used to plan and keep track of inaugural events.


  • Created: 1992-1993



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished records are protected by copyright. Permission to publish quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

During his inaugural speech as the University of Central Florida's fourth president, John C. Hitt proclaimed, "I fervently believe that UCF will become America's leading metropolitan university. With your help and support, we will move forward together--in partnership--to write the next chapter in the saga of a university destined for greatness." Since President Hitt's inauguration on November 19, 1992, UCF has become one of the top ten largest universities in the country, serving eleven central Florida counties with four regional campuses and several satellite campuses. Prior to becoming UCF's fourth president, Dr. Hitt served at the University of Maine as the interim president from 1991-1992 and Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1987-1992. Dr. Hitt served at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois as Provost of Academic Affairs from 1981-1987 as well as Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1977-1987. Holding degrees from Austin College (A.B. in psychology, 1962) and Tulane University (M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology, 1964 and 1966), Dr. Hitt is a certified psychologist, respected professor, author and editor. Dr. Hitt has been married to his wife, Martha Ann Hitt since 1961 and has two children and two grandchildren.


2 boxes (2.0 Linear Feet)


The collection contains materials created and used by the UCF Presidential Inauguration Committee for the inauguration celebration of UCF's fourth president, John C. Hitt. Event maps, brochures, correspondence, budgets, inauguration day materials, President Hitt's inauguration speech, and letters of congratulation from academic institutions world wide are found here.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in one series.

Method of Acquisition

It is unknown who transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 1992 (CFU1992_03); however, it is believed that the Office of the President transferred the materials in 1992.

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU1992_03

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about this collection may be found in University of Central Florida Office of the President Records and in the individual president collections: University of Central Florida Office of the President: Robert A. Bryan Collected Materials and University of Central Florida Office of the President: Steven Altman as well as the University of Central Florida Athletics Collection and the University of Central Florida University Photograph Collection. For further information regarding the Office of the President please consult their website.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by April Karlene Anderson in 2007. All paper clips were removed and the materials were placed in acid free folders and boxes. The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resulting in edition 2. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 3, by Mary Rubin in 2015. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 4.
University of Central Florida Office of the President: John C. Hitt Presidential Inauguration Collection
April Karlene Anderson
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576