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The Inauguration of Norval F. Pohl, Ph.D.

Description: Video recording of the inauguration ceremony for Norval F. Pohl, the 13th President of UNT (2000 - 2006), held in the UNT Coliseum on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 3:00 PM. The video opens with a silent flag processional, which leads into the procession of honor society delegates, faculty and staff to live musical accompaniment. The music heard during the procession was composed by Dr. Dennis Fisher, a College of Music professor. Music professor Lynn Eustace performs the national anthem, Eagle Ambassador Drew Wilborn offers the invocation and Chancellor Alfred F. Hurley serves as master of ceremonies, introducing the speakers. A performance of the finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony by the UNT Symphony Orchestra and UNT Grand Chorus is featured halfway through the ceremony. After the musical performance, the investiture ceremony, where Pohl receives the UNT medallion, is conducted. Provost Dr. David Kesterson presents Dr. Pohl with the ceremonial mace and explains the symbolic significance of the UNT presidential mace. Then, Dr. Pohl speaks to express his gratitude and share his vision. After Dr. Pohl speaks, Dr. Hurley asks those in attendance to rise and sing UNT's alma mater, "Glory to the Green," led by UNT's Grand Chorus. A recessional concludes the ceremony.
Date: May 4, 2001
Creator: Center for Media Production
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Sings at the Governor's Inauguration]

Description: Photograph of a woman singing on a stage with the Mel-Tones band behind her at the inauguration of Beauford H. Jester as Texas Governor. She is wearing a dark-colored satin and taffeta dress, and the band is in dark-colored suit.
Date: January 21, 1947
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line

Description: Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line linking Dallas, Denton, and Chicago. It was raining and the photo was taken in north Dallas, near Garland. Among the men heading the groundbreaking ceremony were Railroad president Fred Gurley, Jerome Crossman, president of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, E. W. Morrison, a Denton businessman who strongly supported the line, Dallas Mayor R. L. Thornton, and Denton Mayor J. L. Yarbrough.
Date: December 11, 1954
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Man at Inauguration]

Description: Photograph of a man holding a triangular flag that reads "Governor W. Lee O'Daniel Inauguration, Austin, Texas, January 21, 1941". In his other hand, he holds a board with pins, American flags, and dolls attached to it. Three boys stand around him.
Date: January 21, 1941
Partner: McAllen Public Library

[People at the Inauguration]

Description: Photograph of people at the inauguration of Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Many of them sit on the dais in front of the Capitol building. O'Daniel stands at the front of the crowd and speaks into a microphone.
Date: January 21, 1941
Partner: McAllen Public Library