Set of Original Black & White snapshots of President John F. Kennedy. Amherst College, Frost Library Groundbreaking. 33 original glossy (3 x 4) black and white snapshots of the event featuring President John F. Kennedy. attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the Robert Frost Memorial Library at Amherst College on Saturday, October 26, 1963. Several photos of Kennedy in the crowd, and at the podium. Several photos of the press corps, television cameras, and numerous photos of the crowd. Earlier in the day, President Kennedy and poet Archibald MacLeish received Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at the Convocation ceremony and both gave speeches honoring the memory of the poet, Robert Frost. Kennedy also spoke later in the day at the groundbreaking. On both occasions, the President's remarks were addressed to the significance of Robert Frost and of art and artists generally for the United States and for the world. The event turned out to be one of President Kennedy's last public appearances before he was assassinated in November 1963. An estimated 10,000 people were on campus that day to witness the events. President Kennedy’s speech at the Groundbreaking was approximately four minutes long. In it he told the crowd that Frost had warned him “not to let the Harvard in me get to be too important.”.