Washington and Lee University. Mock Convention, 1956
Subject Source: Fast
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This scrapbook was made by Swanson, the 1956 W&L Mock Convention chairman, featuring photographs and news items regarding the death of Alben W. Barkley while giving the event's keynote address. It includes letters from various senators (including Willis Robertson, Richard B. Russell, and Herman Talmadge) concerning Mock Convention and contains photographs of Sharon Ritchie, Miss America 1956, who attended the convention.
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a videorecording made by digitizing an original 8 mm film, which is owned by Milton J. Elliott, III, who was a student at W&L during the 1956 Mock Convention. The video is in color and is silent. The footage of the 1956 Mock Convention runs about 8 minutes and is primarily of the parade. Sections of the video showing the convention floor and platform are brief and quite dark. There is also footage of a group of students picknicking at Goshen (about 3 minutes)....
Dates: 1950 - 1956