University of Florida President J. Hillis Miller Inaugural Address


Material Information

University of Florida President J. Hillis Miller Inaugural Address
Physical Description:
Miller, J. Hillis
WRUF ( donor )
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Miller, J. Hillis
University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
University President
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida


The tape begins with J. Hillis Miller’s Inaugural Address. The preceding events are missing. Miller begins his speech by mentioning Florida's good economic health. He mentions the huge growth in enrollment in higher education and he outlines three areas of development to meet this need. He then focuses on the University of Florida and stresses the needs which must be met such as the construction of new buildings. In particular he mentions the plans to build a new chemistry building as well as six new dormitories. Miller also suggests that not just buildings are needed to have a great university but the university also has to be a great cultural center. After his speech concludes the conferring of honorary degrees takes place. Five were awarded but the first two are missing from the tape. The citation to Governor Millard F. Caldwell, the singing of the Alma Mater, the Benediction, and the Recessional conclude the tape. The sound quality is not good especially near the end of the tape when there is a lot of cracking and popping sounds.
General Note:
Source Reel #: WRUF 36 (T291) Recording by: WRUF (Gainesville, Florida) Title: Inauguration of UF President J. Hillis Miller Dates: March 5, 1948 Duration: 0:45:50 Identification: Tape recording 140 File name: WRUF 36 Originally recorded on reel to reel tape at 7.5 ips Digitally reformatted in February 2008
General Note:
Length: 0:16:19. Speed: 7.5. Quality: Poor - Bad

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida Archives
Rights Management:
All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
System ID:

This item is only available as the following downloads: