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Inauguration of Dr. Owens, Knoxville College President, March 16, 1968

Identifier: Knoxville College Tape 11

Scope and Contents

Inauguration of Dr. Robert Leon Owens III as Knoxville College President.

Moldy tape was baked but much video interference and artifacts remain, resulting in faulty audio and video.

Introductory speech by Knoxville College Chairman, Dr. Owens speech begins at 9:00.

Tape cuts at 34:10 to choir singing "Climb Every Mountain."

At 38:50, singing of college hymn

At 40:30 Dr. James Foster Reece delivers benediction - after a few seconds, tape rewinds and restarts several times

At 47:00 faculty and assembled guests exit

At 51:00 Dr. Owens delivers speech. From this point until the end of the tape, there is no audio.


  • March 16, 1968



1 open reel videotape : 1-inch black and white monaural Sony EV-11-60 2460 ft

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

TAMIS B1 cold storage vault

Existence and Location of Copies

An mp4 file of a digital tranfser is on TAMIS's server.

Black in Appalachia has original .mov file digital transfers.

Processing Information

Digitized by Paul B Adams of Mass Productions, Tewksbury, Massachusets in 2021. Transfer services funded by Black in Appalachia.

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States