Views during the 1937 construction of the New Bodleian Library, Oxford,England. Construction workers excavating with shovels, placing their diggings into wheel barrows, to facilitate archaeological investigation of the site during construction. Workers shoring up surrounding areas and brick masons working on scaffolding. Rupert Bruce-Mitford, archaeologist, at the excavation site, looks at an artifact discovered by a workman. Steam-driven pile driver operating, with backs of Oxford University buildings seen behind the wooden construction wall.
U.S. President Harry S Truman in a convocation ceremony at the Oxford University in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. President Truman honored as a Doctor of Civil Law and a Fellow of the ancient school.
The Bodleian Library,Oxford England. A librarian walks down the steps of the library and, using a ladder, removes a large map volume from a shelf filled with such books. He removes, and later returns, a tattered volume from a set of very old books entitled in French "Couris de Londres" (The Court of London). A shelf of books entitled "Oxford Chronicles" dating from 19th Century. Librarian replacing books into the stacks, in basement areas of the library. Librarian walking outside ancient walls of the building, carrying books. He uses keys to open heavy doors at sidewalk level and enters with the books.
90th Rowing Classic in London England. A large number of spectators gather to witness Oxford and Cambridge universities battle it out at the Rowing classic on the River Thames. Teams from both the Universities compete to win the Classic at Thames River. Victorious Oxford team returns to the shore carrying their boat.
The 110th renewal rowing classic competition in London, England. The Cambridge University and the Oxford University teams participate in a boat racing competition on the River Thames starting near the Putney Bridge. Swans in the river. The Cambridge team jumps into an early lead. Cambridge defeats Oxford by 6 lengths.
Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowden (Antony Armstrong-Jones), arrive to watch a collegiate shell boat race in London England. Cambridge and Oxford compete in the boat racing event on the River Thames. Princess Margaret and her husband cheer on Cambridge. Princess Margaret sits in a boat named 'Amaryllis'. A huge crowd gathers to watch the event. View of Hammersmith Bridge. People carry banner reading 'Oxford this year and forever'. Crowd cheers and takes photographs.