Collection number: UV 2/1/1
Size: (26 items) (0.33 cu.ft.)
About the Historical Films and Videotapes
This series contains films created by the UNH Office of Public Information. Many of them were shot by Clement Moran using 16mm film. They have been converted onto VHS. They cover a variety of campus events from the 1930's and 1940's. There are additional videotapes created for use in museum exhibits.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Historical Films and Videotapes, 1929-2004, UV 2/1/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred to the University Archives.
|Tape 1||On the Campus
Length: 30:35; silent, color; Master Tape: #1. Subjects: Athletics, Freshman Camp, R.O.T.C., Winter Carnival
|Tape 2||Isles of Shoals, 1931
Length: 7:54; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #3. Subjects: Appledore Island, Duck Island, Isles of Shoals, C. Floyd Jackson, Marine Zoological, Laboratory
|Tape 3||Campus Activities, 1930's
Length: 11:20; Silent, black and white; Master Tape: #3. Subjects: Athletic Teams, Eddie Blood, Class Day Parade, Coach William H. Cowell, Durham Train Station, Faculty, Football, Oren V. Henderson, C. Floyd Jackson, Edward M. Lewis, Roy C. Magrath, Marching Band, Mayor of Durham, Memorial Field, Charles H. Pettee, R.O.T.C., Charlotre Thompson, Track and Field, Winter Carnival.
|Tape 4||University Day
Length: 11:20; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #3. Subjects: Cane Rush, Centipede Race, Glider Club, Edward M. Lewis, Poster fight, Rope Pull, Mrs. Clarence W. Scott, Scott Hall Dedication, University Day, Wheelbarrow Race. (Also on DVD)
|Tape 5||Glider Club
Length: 8:25; silent, some black and white, some color; Master Tape: #3.
|Tape 6||Specialized Training and Reclassification Unit (S.T.A.R.) at UNH, 1943
Length: 11:10; Silent, color; Master Tape: #2. Footage of the Specialized Training and Reclassification Unit (STAR) on campus during 1943. This tape shows them in class, marching on camps, and going through physical training at Cowell Stadium.
|Tape 7||May Day (1933)
Length: 8:50; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #3. Footage of the May Day Celebration from 1933. Includes May Day Nymphs and several dances as part of the pageantry. Phoebe Graham (Class of 1933) was crowned May Day Queen. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hood were guests of honor.
|Tape 8||Commencement Exercises, 1941
Length: 12:10; Master Tape: #2. President Fred Engelhardt was the keynote speaker.
|Tape 9||Mother's Day (May 17, 1941)
Length: 11:00; silent, color; Master Tape: #2. On May 17, 1941, UNH celebrated Mother's Day as well as the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the institution in Hanover, NH. The celebration included a Ben Thompson impersonator who rode on in a horse drawn carriage and recited his will to his attorney. For more information on this event please see the 75th Anniversary Scrapbook, UA 1/5/3.
|Tape 10||Campus Activities (1930's)
Length: 19:20; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #2. Subjects: Animal Husbandry Department, Heinz Brown, Cane Rush, Cross Country Equestrian, Football, Brigadier General Hamilton, L. W. Hitchcock, Edward M. Lewis, Mask and Dagger, Mayor of Durham, Memorial Fields, Outing Club, Relays, Rope Pull, R.O.T.C., University Day, Wildcat Mascot "Butch"
|Tape 11||Glimpses of the University of New Hampshire
Length: 17:40; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #4. Subjects: Board of Trustees, Coach William H. Cowell, Cross Country, Dad's Day, Richard J. Eustis, Football (UNH vs. Tufts), Edward M. Lewis, Marching Band, Mayor of Durham, R.O.T.C., Mrs. Clarence W. Scott, Scott Hall Dedication, University Day, Women's Field Hockey
|Tape 12||Campus Activities
Length: 16:00; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #4. Subjects: Eddie Blood, Louis Bourgoin, George W. Case, Congreve Hall, "Butch" William H. Cowell, David DeMoulpied, Edward L. Getchell, Oren V. Henderson, C. Floyd Jackson, Lacrosse, Raymond C. Magrath, Memorial Field, Mother's Day, Noyes, Carlton F., Charles H. Pettee, Warren Pike, Edward W. Putney, Alfred E. Richards
|Tape 13||Campus Activities (1930's)
Length: 18:25; silent, black and white; Master Tape: #3. Subjects: Alumni Banquet, Billy Ames, Bacalaureate Procession, Baseball, Louis Burgoin, Class of 1933 (Placing boulder in honor of Ben Thompson), Commencement 1933, Pete Doyle, Robert Griffith, Brigadier General Hamilton, Oren V. Henderson, Edward M. Lewis, James H. Marceau, Bill Marsh, Memorial Field, Nesmith Hall, New Hampshire Hall, Charles H. Pettee, R.O.T.C., Swasey, Henry, Thompson Hall, Lloyd Wells, Tuck White
|Tape 14||The Today Show
Length: 10:00; Sound, black and white; Master Tape: #1. This tape is an interview conducted by Dave Garoway of the "Today Show" in 1960. He interviewed Charles E. Stillings (Class of 1900), who had recently given the University of New Hampshire $228,000.00. Stillings had spent his life working for the railroads and had amassed a small fortune. This interview discusses Stillings' life and his donation to the University of New Hampshire.
|Tape 15||Campus Construction and Renovation
Creator: Eric T. Huddleston; Length: 1:05:12; Master Tape: #5; Silent, color; VHS copied from 8mm; This film was created by Eric Huddleston around 1940. There is footage of building construction and the renovation of New Hampshire Hall. Subjects: Louis Burgoin, 1940 Commencement, Congreve North, John Elliott, Fred Engelhardt, Flag Pole, Hamilton Smith Library, Eric T. Huddleston, Trustee Hughes, Kingsbury Hall, Memorial Field, New Hampshire Hall, President's Reception, Frank Randall, R.O.T.C.
|Tape 16||May Day 1935
Length: 17 minutes; Master Tape: #16; Silent, color; VHS copied from 8mm. Although this tape is titled "May Day", it contains no footage of a May Day pageant. There are scenes from alumni day, class day exercises and commencement. There is also footage of Lewis Fields, campus buildings and downtown Durham.
|Tape 17||University of New Hampshire Football Films
Length: Varies; silent, black and white; VHS copied from 16mm; This number is assigned to a group of tapes containing UNH football games. The games are listed in chronological order. There are other game films that will be added Should they be transferred to VHS from 16mm. A few of the films do not contain complete games. If there is no master tape listed, the archives does not have any of the original film footage.
|Tape 18||Winter Activities, 193?
Length: 8:30; Master Tape: #16; Silent, color; VHS copied from 16mm; This tape shows a number of snow sculptures built by the fraternities and soroities. There is also shots of an ice hockey game being played on the outdoor hockey rink.
|Tape 19||Horseback riding and compus construction, 1944
Length: 4:00; Master Tape: #16; Silent, color; VHS copied from 16mm; This tape shows a horseback riding class in session, led by Evelyn Browne of the women's physical education department. Completely unrealted is footage of walls for an unknown building being lifted into place with a crane.
|Tape 20||Hockey Rink Dedication, 1955
Length: 4:00; Master Tape: #16; Silent, black and white; VHS copied from 16mm; This tape is of the dedication of the Harry C. Batchelder outdoor hockey rink. The rink, with artificial ice, was made possible by a gift of ice-making equipment from Harry C. Batchelder, Class of 1913.
|Tape 21||Commencement, 1951
Length: 4:00; Master Tape: #16; Silent, color; VHS copied from 16mm; The 1951 Commencement was held on Lewis Fields.
|Tape 22||Class of 1941
Silent, color, black and white; VHS copied from 16mm; Odd film clips of the Class of 1941, including commencement, a dead whale and a pleasure boat docking.
|Tape 23||UNH Historical Films With Jere and Jean Chase
Format: VHS; These tapes are of Jere and Jean Chase watching and narrating historical UNH film footage from this series. This tape ran on NHPTV as part of fund raising activities for public television in December 1993. The film footage was used by "New Hampshire Crossroads" in their production of The University of New Hampshire: A Centennial History. 2 copies.
|Tape 24||Scheier Pottery Exhibit, Currier Gallery of Art
Date: 12/2/93 (copy of betacam Dub from 3/4" Edited Master); Length: 30:00; Contains film footage of Mary Scheier throwing and decorating pottery made by UNH photographer Richard Merritt ca. 1940 and a tour of the Scheier Pottery Exhibition at the Currier Gallery.
|Tape 25||Mary Scheier.
Length: 2-hour loop; Date: 2003; Five minute excerpt of Mary Scheier throwing a pot copied from the Scheire pottery exhibit film (UV 2/1/1 Tape 24) created for the University Museum exhibition "Learning from the Masters: The Teaching Legacy of Ed and Mary Scheier".
|Tape 26||Winter Carnival
Length: 2-hour loop; Date: 2004; Scenes copied from various UNH films made of winter carnival activites through the years. Includes snow sculptures and skiing events. This loop was created for the University Museum exhibition "Steam Into Winter: Winter Carnival Traditions at UNH".