Amherst (Mass.) - Mahar (left) and Baker (right) standing behind Gov. Bradford, seated at a desk, as he signs the bill authorizing the name change from Massachusetts State College to University of Massachusetts.
1948 June 7
Massachusetts - Governor Robert Fiske Bradford shakes hands with a newly graduated member of the Class of 1948 as he presents the man's degree during Commencement exercises in the Curry Hicks Cage. An unidentified man looks on.
1948 June 7
Massachusetts - Harlan Page Kelsey (left), a prominent landscape architect and recipient of a Honorary Degree, and Massachusetts Governor Robert Fiske Bradford stand outside Curry Hicks Cage in academic robes before or after Commencement exercises. "News Service, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass." stamped on back.
1947 June 9
Massachusetts - Recipients of honorary degrees at the 77th annual Commencement pose after the ceremonies. From left: Francis A. Bartlett ('05, Agriculture), Minnie Ryan Dwight (Human Letters), Governor Robert F. Bradford, President Hugh P. Baker (Laws), Sidney B. Haskell ('04, Science) and Thornton Clark, who received the diploma and hood for his father, Frank S. Clark (1887) who was g... more
Board of Trustees at semi-annual meeting during commencement weekend, 1947, inside. Both women trustees are wearing hats. A copy of this photo appeared in the 1947 UMass Amherst "Index" yearbook, although an insert of the plastic sleeve protecting the photo states that it appeared in the 1949 Index. Trustees present include President Robert F. Bradford; Chairman Joseph W. Bartl... more