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The Inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as President of the University of Virginia

Invitation to the Inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as President of the University of Virginia

This is a formal invitation to the October 1, 1947, inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as president of the University of Virginia. He served as president for the next twelve years.

Citation: Material Concerning the Inauguration of Colgate Darden as President of the University of Virginia. RG-20/63/1.731. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Inauguration committee

Created: 1947

Medium: Engraved invitation

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Colgate W. Darden during Inaugural Ceremonies as President of the University of Virginia

Colgate W. Darden, seen at lower left in profile (in front of the hatless man with yellow markings on his academic hood), greets dignitaries at the Rotunda either just before or after his installation as president of the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947.

Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: October 1, 1947

Medium: Color slide transparency

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Inauguration Guests

Guests mingle in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947, either just before or after the inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as president of the university.

Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: October 1, 1947

Medium: Color slide transparency

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Crowd at Colgate W. Darden's Inauguration

Guests mingle in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947, either just before or after the inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as president of the university.

Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: October 1, 1947

Medium: Color slide transparency

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Inauguration Ceremony for Colgate W. Darden

Inauguration ceremonies installing Colgate W. Darden as president of the University of Virginia take place on the Lawn, the centerpiece of the university's grounds, on October 1, 1947.

Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: October 1, 1947

Medium: Color slide transparency

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Letter from Eugene Ormandy to Inauguration Committee

A letter from Eugene Ormandy, renowned music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, declines an invitation to the inauguration of Colgate Whitehead Darden Jr., as president of the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947, as well as a celebratory luncheon that day. Ormandy cited the need to rest before a 3:30 performance on the Lawn in front of Cabell Hall, which was part of the inaugural festivities. The orchestra performed two works by Johannes Brahms—the Academic Festival Overture and his Third Symphony—as well as a piece by Richard Strauss.
Citation: Material Concerning the Inauguration of Colgate Darden as President of the University of Virginia. RG-20/63/1.731. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Eugene Ormandy

Created: September 26, 1947

Medium: Letter

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Invitation to the Inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as President of the University of Virginia

    This is a formal invitation to the October 1, 1947, inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as president of the University of Virginia. He served as president for the next twelve years.

    Citation: Material Concerning the Inauguration of Colgate Darden as President of the University of Virginia. RG-20/63/1.731. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Inauguration committee

    Created: 1947

    Medium: Engraved invitation

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Colgate W. Darden during Inaugural Ceremonies as President of the University of Virginia

    Colgate W. Darden, seen at lower left in profile (in front of the hatless man with yellow markings on his academic hood), greets dignitaries at the Rotunda either just before or after his installation as president of the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947.

    Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: October 1, 1947

    Medium: Color slide transparency

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Inauguration Guests

    Guests mingle in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947, either just before or after the inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as president of the university.

    Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: October 1, 1947

    Medium: Color slide transparency

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Crowd at Colgate W. Darden's Inauguration

    Guests mingle in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947, either just before or after the inauguration of Colgate W. Darden as president of the university.

    Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: October 1, 1947

    Medium: Color slide transparency

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Inauguration Ceremony for Colgate W. Darden

    Inauguration ceremonies installing Colgate W. Darden as president of the University of Virginia take place on the Lawn, the centerpiece of the university's grounds, on October 1, 1947.

    Citation: University of Virginia, 1 Oct. 1947, Accession #2656-c. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: October 1, 1947

    Medium: Color slide transparency

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Letter from Eugene Ormandy to Inauguration Committee

    A letter from Eugene Ormandy, renowned music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, declines an invitation to the inauguration of Colgate Whitehead Darden Jr., as president of the University of Virginia on October 1, 1947, as well as a celebratory luncheon that day. Ormandy cited the need to rest before a 3:30 performance on the Lawn in front of Cabell Hall, which was part of the inaugural festivities. The orchestra performed two works by Johannes Brahms—the Academic Festival Overture and his Third Symphony—as well as a piece by Richard Strauss.
    Citation: Material Concerning the Inauguration of Colgate Darden as President of the University of Virginia. RG-20/63/1.731. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Eugene Ormandy

    Created: September 26, 1947

    Medium: Letter

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections