My First Week at Dartmouth

My First Week, 1950

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Film Details

Date 1950
Description 19m 52s, sound, color
Producer Dartmouth College Films
Script and Direction Maurice Tapf
Photography Adrian Bouchard
Music Frederick W. Sternfeld, William H. Terry '51
Narrator John A. Gambling '51
Actors Buck H. Zuckerman '52 (Peter)
  Sel Atherton '52 (George)


This color promotional film for potential applicants to Dartmouth College follows a fictional freshman, "Peter," through his first days on campus and around Hanover. Using first-person narration, he introduces various facets of student life and meets professors and administrators who discuss the College. He describes his first week at Dartmouth through a letter home to his parents.

The film includes scenes of various buildings on campus and a full tour of Baker Library including the Orozco Mural. Several scenes of the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Dartmouth Flying Club, and the Dartmouth Camera Club are also included.

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