University at Albanyâ€™s 137th Annual Commencement, May 24, 1981
This is video footage of distinguished author Isaac Bashevis Singerâ€™s speech at the University at Albanyâ€™s 137th Annual Commencement held on May 24, 1981 at University Field. The master video is part of the University Archives and it was digitally reformatted for your viewing pleasure. Singer was a Polish-born Jewish American author and one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement who received the 1978 Nobel Prize in literature. The footage is of Singerâ€™s Commencement speech as his acceptance of an honorary degree from the University. President, Vincent O'Leary introduces the Nobel Laureate.
University at Albanyâ€™s 137th Annual Commencement program: