File contains final and draft versions of programmes and speeches for Ryerson's first convocation ceremonies held in 1950. File also contains three photographic prints from the event. One photo is of "the Honourable Dana Porter, Minister of Education, making an address in the old Ryerson Hall." The second photo is of a student "receiving her diploma from Dr. F. S. Rutherford, Deputy Minister of Education, in old Ryerson Hall." The third photo includes the caption "Ryerson's First Convocation, 1950, Dr. F. S. Rutherford, Deputy Minister of Education, Presenting a diploma to Robert Barber.
The frame matting for the photographs was inscribed with "School of Photography 1950."