Guide to the Historical Films and Videotapes, 1929-2004

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[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.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives.

Collection Contents

Tape 1On the Campus

Length: 30:35; silent, color; Master Tape: #1. Subjects: Athletics, Freshman Camp, R.O.T.C., Winter Carnival

Tape 2Isles 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 3Campus 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 4University 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 5Glider Club

Length: 8:25; silent, some black and white, some color; Master Tape: #3.

Tape 6Specialized 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 7May 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 8Commencement Exercises, 1941

Length: 12:10; Master Tape: #2. President Fred Engelhardt was the keynote speaker.

Tape 9Mother'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 10Campus 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 11Glimpses 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 12Campus 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 13Campus 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 14The 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 15Campus 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 16May 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 17University 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.

Game Listing:

  • UNH vs. Brown; November 23, 1929
  • UNH vs. Boston Univ.; October 3, 1931
  • UNH vs. Harvard; October 10, 1931
  • UNH vs. Tufts; October 31, 1931
  • UNH vs. Springfield; November 14, 1931
  • UNH vs. Lowell Textile; September 25, 1937
  • UNH vs. Maine; October 8, 1938
  • UNH vs. Colby; October 15, 1938
  • UNH vs. Northeastern; October 7, 1939
  • UNH vs. Rutgers; November 4, 1939
  • UNH vs. Bates; 1941
  • UNH vs. Rhode Island; 1942
  • UNH vs. Norwich; 1942
  • UNH vs. Northeastern; 1942
  • UNH vs. Tufts; 1942
  • UNH vs. Colby; September 27, 1947; Master Tape: #6
  • UNH vs. Tufts; November 8, 1947; Master Tape: #6
  • UNH vs. Connecticut; December 6, 1947; Master Tape: #7
  • UNH vs. Rhode Island; October 2, 1948; Master Tape: #7
  • UNH vs. Springfield; October 16, 1948; Master Tape: #8
  • UNH vs. Vermont; October 23, 1948; Master Tape: #8
  • UNH vs. Connecticut; November 13, 1948; Master Tape: #9
  • UNH vs. Toledo; November 20, 1948; Master Tape: #9
  • UNH vs. Rhode Island; October 1, 1949; Master Tape: #10
  • UNH vs. Maine; October 8, 1949; Master Tape: #10
  • UNH vs. Springfield; October 15, 1949; Master Tape: #10
  • UNH vs. Vermont; October 22, 1949; Master Tape: #11
  • UNH vs. Connecticut; November 12, 1949; Master Tape: #11
  • UNH vs. Toledo; November 19, 1949; Master Tape: #11
Tape 18Winter 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 19Horseback 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 20Hockey 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 21Commencement, 1951

Length: 4:00; Master Tape: #16; Silent, color; VHS copied from 16mm; The 1951 Commencement was held on Lewis Fields.

Tape 22Class 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 23UNH 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 24Scheier 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 25Mary 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 26Winter 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".