Various shots of a distinguished group of ex-students receiving honorary degrees, including shots of Einstein, Truman, Eisenhower and Hoover.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America / USA
LS The grounds of Princeton University. MS A group of distinguished visitors to Princeton University's 200th Anniversary celebrations, Mrs Bess Truman, Mrs Woodrow Wilson, the former Mrs Grover Cleveland, Mr Harry Truman (President of the USA) and Herbert Hoover (former President of the USA). CU Mrs Truman and Mrs Wilson (?) in large hats. CU Hoover and Truman. MS The same party, Mrs Truman, Mrs Wilson, Hoover and Truman. LS Crowds at the gates of the University. MS and CU A line of professors entering the gates of the University, General Dwight Eisenhower and Truman among them. (5 shots). LS Professors file towards podium in front of Nassau Hall. CU Head shot of Professor Albert Einstein, in collegial robes and mortar board. MS and LS General view of the presentation ceremony. MS Crowd sitting on the lawn, applauding. MS Mildred McAfee Horton, President of Wellesley College and former Wave director, receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters. MS Bernard M. Baruch receiving a Doctor of Laws degree. MS Guests applauding. MS Princeton's President Harold Dodds presenting General Dwight Eisenhower with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. MS Admiral Chester Nimitz receiving a Doctor of Laws degree. MS Field Marshal Alexander, Governor-General of Canada receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws. LS Rear view of ceremony, audience stand. MS President Harry Truman receiving his degree. (2 shots). LS General view of the award presentation, line of dignitaries walk towards camera. LS Back view, professors walking away from camera through crowd.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 23/6/47.