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Photographs of the 147th Commencement ceremony, 1968 June 7

Item Information

Title:
Photographs of the 147th Commencement ceremony, 1968 June 7
Description:
Black and white photographs of the 147th Commencement ceremony. Photographed are several awardees in academic regalia receiving their honorary degrees from Calvin Hastings Plimpton (President of Amherst College, 1960-1971). Individuals photographed may include Robert Jackson McKean, Jr., James Ingram Merrill, Carl Willis Andrews, Jr., Mac Vincent Edds, Jr., George Wald, Edwin Deacon Etherington, Sol Myron Linowitz, Robert Lacey Stevens, and Albert Nathaniel Whiting, all of whom were honorary degree awardees. These photographs were taken by the College Photographer for the Office of Public Affairs (now the Office of Communications). Jim Gerhard was the College Photographer from the mid-1960s to 1971.
Photographer:
Gerhard, Jim, 1942-1971
Date:
June 7, 1968
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Job 68-009-1 through 2 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Photographer Records
Subjects:
Photographs
Faculty
Presidents
Students
Commencement ceremonies
Amherst College
Amherst College. Class of 1968
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
Extent:
60 photographs
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
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Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Notes (object):
Original 35mm (roll film) black and white negatives digitized positive.