President Eisenhower at ceremony at Columbia University, New York.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
Title reads: "Columbia installs Eisenhower".
President Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) inaugurated as President of Columbia University, New York, United States of America (USA).
General view of Columbia University with mass of people seated in front of it. MS Harold Stassen, new President of Pennsylvania university and Governor of Minnesota, marching in procession of professors, decked in their cape and gowns. MS Eisenhower, in cap and gown, walking along with Dr. Frederick Coykenhall, Chairman of the University's trustees. CU two army officers watching. Elevated shot Eisenhower and Coykenhall walking between rows of people. CU General Omar Bradley (Chief of Staff American Army) and wife watching. MS Eisenhower and Coykenhall arriving at foot of steps. Pan along Eisenhower's family: Mrs. Eisenhower, son John, his wife and brothers Earl, Arthur and Milton. MS Eisenhower receiving the symbolic keys of the University. Elevated shots of the massed crowd watching ceremony. General view of the University and crowd.
Date given on dope sheet is 18/10/1948.