STK-ID 6398

Eleanor Roosevelt Visits Canada (00/03/1949): shot of diesel train coming into station at Winnipeg, Mrs Roosevelt being greeted, leaving station with consul general of United States Walter McKinney, arriving at Consulate, posing before entering. Shots of lieutenant-governor RF McWilliams and Mrs Roosevelt in receiving line at B'Nai B'rith reception in Hudson Bay's Georgian Room, people filing past Mrs S Oreck, lieutenant-governor McWilliams, Mrs Roosevelt, Rabbi Louis Milgrom and Sydney Oreck. Shots of Mrs Roosevelt addressing huge crowd in Winnipeg Civic Auditorium, poor lighting. LAS of name "University of Manitoba". Shots of University of Manitoba, Administration Building. Sequence on Mrs Roosevelt and party arriving by car, walking to residence building. Shot of Mrs Roosevelt, the honourable justice AK Dysart, chancellor of the University. Sequence on convocation ceremonies. Posing for camera, in front row (left to right) Mr Parker, Mr McKinney, US Consul, Mrs Roosevelt, lieutenant-governor RF McWilliams, president of University AHS Gillson, chancellor justice Dysart, Mrs RF McWilliams, CR Smith and mayor Coulter of Winnipeg. Sequence on vice-chancellor Gillson presenting Mrs Roosevelt, Mrs Roosevelt being given honourary degree by chancellor Dysart, Mr Gillson and registrar Chevrier. Shot of Mrs Roosevelt signing register, receiving scroll, giving speech, receiving bouquet, party leaving.


Excerpt from
Canadian Newsreel
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486