Gallery view

1949 June 7

Harvard Studio

Ralph Van Meter in commencement procession

Massachusetts - President Ralph Van Meter (center right, with folder) marches in the 1949 Commencement procession with Dean William Machmer at his side and recipients of Honorary Degrees, along with other faculty, following. Directly behind President Van Meter is General Robert M. Webster. The ceremony was held in front of Goodell Library. "Harvard Studio" stamped on back.

University Photograph Collection

1949 June

Harvard Studio

Ralph Van Meter speaking at commencement

Massachusetts - President Ralph Van Meter speaks from a podium in front of Goodell Library during the 1949 Commencement ceremonies. "Harvard Studio" stamped on back.

University Photograph Collection

1949 June

Tague, Bill, d. 1990

Honorary degree recipients at commencement

Massachusetts - Recipients of Honorary Degrees gather with others during 1949 Commencement services. Handwritten note on back reads: "L to R - [Dean] Machmer, Harlan Worthley ['18], Gregg, Lacy, Gen. Robert Webster, President Ralph Van Meter & two others". "University News Service" and "Photo by Tague" stamped on back.

University Photograph Collection

1949 June

Harvard Studio

Commencement procession, post-ceremonies

Massachusetts - President Ralph Van Meter (right, with glasses) leads a procession of faculty and Honorary Degree recipients away from Goodell Library during the 1949 Commencement ceremonies. South College can be seen in the background. "Harvard Studio" stamped on back.

University Photograph Collection