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Russell C. Williams pre...
1964-06-06
[Miller, James W., 1913...
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Title
Russell C. Williams presented with honorary degree at 1964 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-06-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
President James Miller conferring an honorary Doctor of Humanities to Russell C. Williams at Commencement on June 6, 1964. Behind James Miller and Russell Williams sits faculty in academic regalia. A blinded World War II Veteran, Williams was the first Chief of the Blind Rehabilitation Section of the Veterans Administration's Department of Medicine and Surgery. Williams had been serving as a counselor for blinded soldiers at Valley Forge, and also participated in both blind rehabilitation training programs at Valley Forge and Avon Old Farms.
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