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 to 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.
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