Two Exhibitions Mark President Kennedy's Visit to Amherst 50 Years Ago

By Peter Rooney

The photos are atmospheric, historic and dramatic, some in color, some in black and white, capturing the historic day on Oct. 26, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy visited Amherst College to receive an honorary degree and preside over the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library.

Audio Recording of President Kennedy's 1963 Convocation Speech

The following clips comprise Kennedy’s entire speech.

Former Amherst College President Calvin H. Plimpton ’39 Dies at 88