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President Ralph A. Van Meter (1948-1954) stands to one side as the Esso Scholarship is presented to a young man by two other, older men. "Presentation of Esso Scholarship, June 26, 1951. Horace Jones, 4H leader; R.W. Mackintosh, Esso-Greenfield; Chas. W. Nystrom - Senior; R. A. Van Meter" handwritten on back. "Herrick Studio, Northampton, Mass." stamped on back.
(University Photograph Collection)

Herrick Studio (Northampton, Mass.)
1951 June 26
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Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) standing in front of a building entrance with his wife and a group of men and women. "Best wishes, Robert F. Bradford" signed on front. "Ralph with Col. Wm. M. Todd, Oct. '48" handwritten on back.
(University Photograph Collection)

1946 Oct.
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Formal head and shoulders portrait of President Ralph A. Van Meter (1948-1954). "Dr. Ralph A. Van Meter, Retired Pres of University of Mass.", "President Van Meter" and "Honorary LLD, U.Mass., June 6, 1954" handwritten on back. "University News Service, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts" stamped on back.
(University Photograph Collection)

1954 June 6
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Ralph A. Van Meter (Acting President, 1947-1948 then President, 1948-1954) sitting at a banquet table with four other men.
(University Photograph Collection)

1951
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Informal head and shoulders portrait of Ralph A. Van Meter, Acting President (1947-1948) and President (1948-1954). "Photo by Tague" stamped on back.
(University Photograph Collection)

Tague, Bill, d. 1990
1948
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Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) sitting with a group of men at a formal dinner with an University of Massachusetts banner hanging over the fireplace in the background. "May 22, 1950, Ford Motors Division, Lord Jeffrey - "Waves of Green" premier - Horace M. Jones, Clark L. Thayer, LeRoy E. Talcott - Nicoll-Talcott Corpt. E Hartford, Ralph A. Van Meter, Willard ... more
(University Photograph Collection)

Frost Photographic Service (Northampton, Mass.)
1950 May 22
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President Ralph A. Van Meter at his Inauguration in October 1948 and standing with a group of men, all in academic gowns, in front of a brick building. "L. Carmichael, Pres. Van Meter, J. B. Conant, Rev. W.L. Kelcher, Inauguration of Van Meter, Oct. 1948" handwritten on back along with "Greylock Photo-Engraving Co., North Adams, Mass." printed on a paper pasted to the back.
(University Photograph Collection)

Greylock Photoengraving Co. (North Adams, Mass.)
1948 Oct.
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President Ralph A. Van Meter (1948-1954) relaxing in a chair at home and reading "Complete Poems of Robert Frost, 1949".
(University Photograph Collection)

1950
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Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) standing indoors with four men and receiving or presenting a wrapped gift from an unidentified man. Professors Clark Thayer and Willard Munson stand behind them with a large University of Massachusetts hanging on the wall. Clark Thayer, Munson, Van Meter" hand-printed on back.
(University Photograph Collection)

1952
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Professor Ralph A. Van Meter (later President, 1948-1954) standing in overcoat and hat next to a horticultural exhibit. "Dad and his exhibit - Hort Show Nov. 12, 1939, "Caught in the Act"" handwritten on back.
(University Photograph Collection)

1939 Nov. 12