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Opening of the new campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland
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TitleOpening of the new campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland
SubjectDiefenbaker, John G, 1895-1979
Smallwood, Joseph Roberts, 1900-
Thomson of Fleet, Roy Herbert Thomson, Baron, 1894-
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Memorial University of Newfoundland
College campuses--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
DescriptionThis film was made in 1961 when the Elizabeth Avenue campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's was formally opened. It features a number of well-known dignitaries including Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, Premier Joseph Smallwood, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lord Thomson of Fleet. Thousands of school children from all parts of the province took part in the parade up Elizabeth Avenue. -- Music: Royal Jamaican Military Band; St. John's Extension Choir, Memorial University of Newfoundland, director Ignatius Rumboldt.
AuthorStory, G. M. (George Morley), 1927; Reardon, B. P.
SpeakerStory, G. M. (George Morley), 1927; Reardon, B. P.
PublisherAtlantic Films Production
Place of Publication[St. John's, NL]
PhotographersBalodis, R.; Balodis, P.; Mercer, J.
Physical Description1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
NoteAt head of movie title: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
ContentsMain Title -- 00:44 minutes: arrival of the dignitaries, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, at the Torbay (St. John's) airport -- 04:00 minutes: installation of Roy H. Thomson as the new University Chancellor -- 06:30 minutes: parade, including Memorial students and school children from all over the province -- 11:09 minutes: academic procession, the Transfer of the Keys with Eleanor Roosevelt, and the presentation of messages of congratulation from universities in Canada, Great Britain and the USA -- 17:52 minutes: special convocation where 19 honorary degrees are presented -- 22:13 minutes: state banquet, including the presentation of a mink stole to Eleanor Roosevelt and the introduction of Newfoundlanders who have achieved prominence in other parts of the world -- 26:38 minutes: conclusion and closing shots of the parade.
TypeMoving image
Resource TypeVideo
Extent27:35 minutes; 174 MB
Local Call NumberLE 3 M422 O64 1961
RelationOriginal held in the Smallwood Collection, Archives and Special Collections Division.
Record NumberMUN1961-0004
SourceDVD held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
CollectionOfficial Opening of the New Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1961
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
CONTENTdm file name1.wmv
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