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The President's Arrival
One of the helicopters carried the presidential seal for use
on the convocation and groundbreaking podiums and a
chair for Kennedy’s use at the convocation.
John F. Kennedy, and J. Alfred Guest ’33, Secretary of the
Board of Trustees, at the Presidential Convocation
and Groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library,
October 26, 1963
made their beliefs known at a silent vigil in front of Kirby Theatre.
at its disposal. Almost 130 members of the media were
involved in the coverage, including about 40 members
of the White House Press staff, in addition to 70 technicians.
The press room was equipped with typewriters, 15 long
distance telephones, 4 pay telephones, 2 campus
telephones, and 8 Western Union teletype machines.
Photograph by Don Witkowski, 1963
Peter Schrag ’53, Secretary of the College and Director of Publications -- in the center, wearing glasses -- orchestrated the complicated media accommodations for coverage of the event