Open Access, 1980-1997


National Center for Physical Acoustics Ceremony at the University of Mississippi.

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Turner, R. Gerald (Robert Gerald), 1945-



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Open Access Recording


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National Center for Physical Acoustics Ceremony at the University of Mississippi. Begins with Jamie L. Whitten's speech: the university; his service in Congress; federal programs to raise national wealth. Includes footage of ceremonial turning of the first shovels of dirt followed by crowd scenes. University of Mississippi Chancellor Gerald Turner introduces Vice-Admiral Paul McCarthy who speaks on the importance of acoustics to the navy; Turner introduces Orville G. Bentley.

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Whitten, Jamie L.; University of Mississippi

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video recording



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Original Collection

Jamie L. Whitten Collection (MUM00732), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


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tape label: Ole Miss, Broadcast News Service Communication and Resource Center, Bishop Hall, University, MS 38677, (601) 232-5917; Jamie Whitten Footage, 10/23/87

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