Publication Date

Winter 3-18-1969

Streaming Media


A program of this event is available above and to the right. The recording embedded here was digitized from a reel-to-reel tape in Spring 2018.


This recording contains the entire Founders' Day Convocation of March 18, 1969. The main address was given by William Arrowsmith, University of Texas Professor of Classics and University Professor in Arts and Letters. Honorary Doctorates were awarded to Ulysses Kay, Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY, Professor of Music ; and to astronauts Frank Borman, William A. Anders and James A. Lovell, Jr. (the latter two in absentia). Professor Kay's composition "Like as a Father" was played at this event. It was commissioned by the Collegiate Choir for the 1956 Symposium of Contemporary Music.

The dedication of the Mark Evans Observatory Cornerstone took place following the ceremony. A film and recording of that event is available at


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