Colby College Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (124 min.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1930 - 1977
Summary
Collection contains promotional works from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, including "Colby College: A Catalog Supplement Film" made for prospective students, and "The Victory Bell," a fundraising film to raise money for a matching endowment from the Ford Foundation. Collection also contains factual works such as "The Mayflower Hill Saga," a silent film with intertitles detailing the construction of the present campus from 1930 to 1948, made by an alumnus from the class of 1924; footage of Outing Club activities and, "Mamo of Colby" about a student track star from Ethiopia. Collection also contains a home movie, "Colby Woodsmen 1977," showing men and women on the woodsmen team in a competition with other schools, chopping trees, throwing axes, and sawing, splitting and hauling wood. Film footage is primarily of Colby College football games.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Colby College is a liberal arts college located in Waterville, Maine, founded in 1813. Original footage is 16 mm. film.
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 22
Showing 1 - 10 of 22:
1) Mamo of Colby
'Mamo of Colby' (15 min.). 'A Metrotone Film.' 'A Production of Motion Picture and Television Service of the United States.' Original footage is 600 ft. of 16 mm. film. Features student...more
2) The Victory Bells
Promotional footage for Colby College: 'The Victory Bells' (25 min.). Original footage is 720 ft. of 16 mm. film. NHF cataloguer's notes: Film about receiving a million dollar grant fro...more
3) Perspective
'Perspective' (29 min.). Original footage is 1000 ft. of 16 mm. film. Cataloguer's notes: A student made film? Begins with various still images of war, politics, politicians, society, e...more
4) Colby Woodsmen 1977
'Colby Woodsmen 1977' (20 min.). Original footage is 800 ft. of 16 mm. film. Shows men and women on the Colby woodsmen team competing in various events. NHF cataloguer's notes: Still ph...more
5) Frank Merriwell at Colby [Mayflower Hill Saga]
'Frank Merriwell at Colby [Mayflower Hill Saga] (28 min.).' Original footage is 960 ft. of 16 mm. film. Printed titles tell about construction of new campus site on Mayflower Hill. 'Pho...more
6) Old Campus Film of Professors/Fraternities
Promotional footage. 'Old Campus Film of Professors/Fraternities'more
7) Mayflower Hill Move: Volunteers Cleaning...
Promotional footage. 'Mayflower Hill Move: Volunteers Cleaning...'more
8) Performing arts: Portion of Performance...
Promotional footage. 'Performing arts: Portion of Performance...'more
9) Commencement 1962
Promotional footage. Commencement 1962more
10) The Miller Library at Colby College
Promotional footage. 'The Miller Library at Colby College'more
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