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.
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.
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.
1954 June 6
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.
Greylock Photoengraving Co. (North Adams, Mass.)
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.
1952 Sept. 25
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