Gallery view

1952

Ralph A. Van Meter at swearing-in of Trustee M. Perry

Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) standing indoors with four men and looking on as Massachusetts Governor Christian A. Herter swears in a new Trustee. "With the best wishes of Christian A. Herter" signed on front. "Swearing in the new Trustee M. Perry" and "Governor Herter, President Van Meter, New Trustee "Perry", Phillip Whitmore (Justice)" handwritten on back.

University Photograph Collection

1937

Ralph A. Van Meter with faculty

Professor Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) stands in front of a brick building along with a group of other faculty, all in overcoats. "Horticulture about 1937" handwritten on back.

University Photograph Collection

1946 Nov.

Ralph A. Van Meter lecturing in a classroom

Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) instructing a class of horticulture students. "Van Meter" and "Photo by Kinsman (amherst) Nov. 1946" handwritten on back.

University Photograph Collection

1948

Ralph A. Van Meter using phone at desk

Ralph A. Van Meter (Acting President, 1947-1948 then President, 1948-1954) sitting at his office desk and using a telephone. A fireplace with a knotty pine mantle is in the background. "Van Meter, Ralph A. (President 1947-54)" is handwritten on back.

University Photograph Collection

1948

Tague, Bill, d. 1990

Ralph A. Van Meter

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

1951

Ralph A. Van Meter standing with a group of men

President Ralph A. Van Meter (1948-1954) stands indoors with three other men. "Fall 1951" and "Left middle-Saltaastall? Right middle - Van Meter" handwritten on back.

University Photograph Collection

1946 Oct.

Ralph A. Van Meter with a group including Col. William M. Todd

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

1954 June 6

Ralph A. Van Meter

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

1948 Oct.

Greylock Photoengraving Co. (North Adams, Mass.)

Ralph A. Van Meter at his Inauguration

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

1952 Sept. 25

Kosarick, Everett

Ralph A. Van Meter with Eleanor Roosevelt during convocation

Ralph A. Van Meter (President, 1948-1954) in academic gown shaking hands with Eleanor Roosevelt while two others look on. "Mrs. Roosevelt (l.) greeted by Pres. Van Meter. Father David Power and Dean Helen Curtis look on. Opening Convocation, Sept. 25, 1952" handwritten on back. "Photograph by Everett Kosarick" and "News Service, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ma... more

University Photograph Collection