Letter from Francis P. Gaines to James H. Moore and Milton Freier, May 12, 1956 (correspondence)
Gaines, Francis Pendleton, 1892-1963
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
Washington and Lee University. Mock Convention, 1956
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This item contains 1 PDF file. W&L President Francis P. Gaines justifies the actions of students in blocking photographers and cameramen from taking pictures of Senator Alben W. Barclay after he fell, dead, during his keynote speech at the 1956 Democratic Mock Convention. The letter is addressed to representatives of two different organizations: The National Press Photographers Association, Inc. and Shenandoah Life Stations, Inc. (specifically, Roanoke 7, Virginia). At the top, the letter is labeled, "Personal and not for publication."