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Harry S Truman in a convocation ceremony at the Oxford University in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

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.

Date: 1956, June 20
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of the stacks and activities of librarians in the Bodleian Library, Oxford England.

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.

Date: 1935
Duration: 2 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Construction of the New Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, in 1937, involving Archaeologist Rupert Bruce-Mitford

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.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The Oxford team beats the Cambridge team during the 110th renewal rowing classic competition in London England

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.

Date: 1964, April 2
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Oxford University wins the 90th Rowing Classic in England.

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.

Date: 1938, April 13
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowden arrive to watch a boat racing event

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.

Date: 1962, April 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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