State Teachers College at Bridgewater, Massachusetts Commencement, June 1940
The first 39 seconds show Governor Saltonstall and his entourage, limo, and State Police motorcycle escort. Footage of the academic procession follows, showing the new graduates, faculty, and guests leaving the Horace Mann Auditorium to take their places outside the Administration Building. From 01:07 to 01:14, college President John J. Kelly is standing on the right of a group of four men. A trumpet call from the entrance doors of the Administration Building precedes a procession of members of the Junior Class down the steps of the building. A second trumpet call precedes the procession of the 1940 graduates, who take their position standing in rows on the steps of the Administration Building. The graduates are conducted in a song, which is followed by several unidentified speakers. The final footage is of the graduates arrayed in a circle on the quadrangle, surrounded by a larger circle of members of the Junior Class, followed by graduates, friends, family, and spectators intermingling.
Bridgewater State Teachers College, "State Teachers College at Bridgewater, Massachusetts Commencement, June 1940" (1940). Multi-media Selections for the Archives. 6.