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Wearers of the Green, 1984

Orozco at work, 1934

Life and Personalities at Dartmouth (R4). 1934.

18m 27s; black and white, no sound.

A series of short segments shows well-known personalities around Dartmouth.

Astronomy professor, 1934

Life and Personalities at Dartmouth (R6). 1934.

17m 40s; black and white, no sound.

A series of short segments shows well-known personalities and numerous coaches at Dartmouth College.

Figure skaters, 1935

Summer & Winter Scenes 1932-1935. 1935.

12m 30s; black and white, no sound.

This film depicts life at Dartmouth in the winter, including hiking, snowball fighting, boxing, and more.

Snowy campus, 1938

Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 1938. 1938.

10m 30s; color, no sound.

This film records scenes and activities of the 1938 Winter Carnival at Dartmouth College.

Students in class, 1938?

Dartmouth Life Part 3, 1930s. 1938?.

12m 51s; black and white, no sound.

Silent, titled footage of winter life at Dartmouth College, filmed in the late 1930s.

Football 1955

The Infamous 5th Down Game, Dartmouth vs. Cornell, 1940. 1940.

35m 35s; black and white, sound.

After summarizing earlier games in the 1940 Dartmouth football season, the film covers the Big Green vs. Cornell in Hanover, N.H. on Nov. 16, 1940.

Ski jumping, 1941

Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 1941. 1941.

11m 00s; color, black and white, no sound.

This film highlights some events and scenes from the 1941 Winter Carnival and other events at Dartmouth College.

Basketball 1940s

1944 NCAA Basketball Tournament. 1944.

11m 01s (Semis); 8m 31s (Finals disk #2); 11m 31s (Finals disk #3); black and white, no sound.

Footage from the 1944 NCAA Tournament, including the Dartmouth victory in the final against Ohio State.

Baker Tower 1946

Green Flashback. 1946.

20m 32s; color, sound.

A student-produced compilation of color motion picture films concerning Dartmouth and the life of its students during and immediately after World War II.

Dartmouth dorm, 1947

Hanover. 1947.

20m 18s; color, sound.

This film shows the various activities in preparation for the 1947-48 academic year at Dartmouth College. Included are scenes of the Dartmouth Outing Club Freshman trip, convocation, class lectures, and more.

Building snow sculpture, 1947

Winter Interlude. 1947-48.

22m 00s; color, no sound.

This film combines footage from 1947 and 1948 showing members of the Dartmouth Outing Club and other students preparing for Dartmouth Winter Carnival, including a detailed depiction of construction of ice sculptures.

Dartmouth Outdoors, 1948

Dartmouth Outdoors. 1948 (sound added 1951).

10m 39s; color, sound.

This promotional film for Dartmouth College emphasizes Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) events, such as Freshman Trips and Woodsmen's Weekend, and activities such as hiking, skiing, canoeing, fishing, and mountaineering.

My First Week, 1950

My First Week at Dartmouth. 1950.

19m 52s; color, sound.

This color promotional film for potential applicants to Dartmouth College follows a fictional freshman, "Peter," through his first days on campus and around Hanover.

Eisenhower at Dartmouth, 1953

Eisenhower At Dartmouth. 1953.

38m 52s; black and white, sound.

This is the story of President Eisenhower's trip to the Dartmouth campus on Saturday June 13, 1953, to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and give the Commencement Address.

scene from the 1955 football season

Football Scrapbook of 1955. 1955.

30m 02s; black and white, sound.

This film includes clips of the 1955 Dartmouth football season, and introduces team members and the new coaching staff.

Snow sculpture, 1955

Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 1955. 1955.

8m 03s; black and white, sound.

This film provides the background and history of the event, and depicts the transition from regular academic life to Winter Carnival festivities and back again.

Baker Library 1950s

Baker Library, from "Dartmouth Visited". 1956.

This short excerpt from the 1950s film "Dartmouth Visited," about a prospective student's visit to Dartmouth College, features a tour of the Baker Library. See Library Catalog entry.

Dartmouth College 1950s

Dartmouth Visited. 1956.

Narrated promotional video; 1956; 37m 29s; color, sound.

This color promotional 1950s’ film for potential applicants to Dartmouth College follows a fictional applicant, "Bert," through an admissions interview, classes, lectures, and student activities.

Paul Sample, 1959

Mountain Farm. 1959.

33m 31s; color, sound.

This film contains biographical information on artist Paul Sample. Sample demonstrates and discusses his approach to painting, and as artist in residence at Dartmouth College, he speaks about and demonstrates the art of creating a painting called 'Mountain Farm.'

Football 1960

Football Highlights of 1960. 1960.

45m 47s; black and white, sound.

This film highlights Dartmouth's football season in 1960, edited to show as many possible Dartmouth players as possible at their best in key plays.

Quetzalcoatl

The Orozco Mural Quetzalcoatl. 1961.

23m 50s; color, sound.

The film tells the myth of Quetzalcoatl as depicted in "The Epic of American Civilization" frescos painted by José Clemente Orozco in Baker Library, using camera techniques and a dramatic score to make the murals come alive.

Football 1966

Football Highlights of 1966. 1966.

43m 46s; color, black and white, sound.

A compilation of clips of games from Dartmouth's 1966 football season.

Football 1967

Football Highlights of 1967. 1967.

45m 21s; color, black and white, sound.

A compilation of clips of games from Dartmouth's 1967 football season.

Football 1968

Football Highlights of 1968. 1968.

43m 11s; color, sound.

This film introduces the Dartmouth players and shows clips of games from the 1968 season.

Dartmouth College Winter Carnival 1930s-1960s: Selected Scenes

Dartmouth College Winter Carnival 1930s-1960s: Selected Scenes.

A selection of scenes taken during winter carnival events from the 1930s to the 1960s. Winter Carnival dates back to 1911 and is the nation's oldest collegiate winter celebration. 

Confrontation, 1969

The Wearers of the Green. 1984.

20m 58s; color with black and white sequences, sound.

Short film clips, stills, and interviews are combined in a retrospective of Dartmouth's athletic tradition.

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