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Berea College On Film 1930s -1970s

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Berea College [Home Coming meal], Portion of stage production, Campus scenes [1937]

Dam Construction, Commencement, Francis Hutchins 1939

"A Glimpse of the Berea College Campus" [1931] Faculty, Commencement, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, Former President Frost, President William J. Hutchins, Campus Scenes and Activities.

"Berea Personalities" Profiles of College Physician Robert Cowley and Business Manager Howard Taylor at work and leisure. Cowley hiking in the mountains and Taylor playing the Union Church Organ. Produced by members of the Berea College Movie Club 1933-1934. The Cowley portion is entitled "Emergency in the Country" and dramatizes a sick child being brought to the College Hospital, where Dr. Cowley does an appendectomy.

1933 - Campus scenes - labor, Classroom, Commencement, Crafts, Industries, Child Care, May Day, Mountain Day, President W.J. Hutchins and Former President Frost

"A Demonstration In the Control of Scarlet Fever." Produced by Berea College and Kentucky State Board of Health. Documents the clinical methodology developed by Drs Georg and Gladys Dick.

Anniversary Pageant set in frontier days including men on horses, campus scenes, commencement, event [1930s].

Around the Year at Berea Reel #1 - Documentary depicting a mountain student's first year at Berea. [1930s]

Around the Year at Berea Reel #2 - Documentary depicting a mountain student's first year at Berea. [1930s]

Mid to late 1920s silent home movies by College Physician, John Armstrong: Non Berea scenes / family events. Berea campus, town, and area scenes and activities including Labor Day, W.J. Hutchins, horses in front of Boone Tavern, and rural homes and families. Also a family gathering.

"A Glimpse of the Berea College Campus" [1930s] Brief but comprehensive view of campus, classroom, work, student industries, Labor day, May Day, Country Homes. Silent with captions.

Berea College Commencement 1938. Views of processing students and faculty and images of car license plates from numerous states across the country.

Berea College Commencement, campus scenes, picnic at the Pinnacle or Windswept, Francis Hutchins / Katherine Bowersox and others pictured - 1933.

Berea College Health Day Parade 1930 (From Dr. J.W. Armstrong)

Berea College Labor Day Activities #1 [Color - student clothing and hair styles suggest 1950s - early 1960s] Francis Hutchins still President.

Berea College Labor Day Activities #2 [Color - student clothing and hair styles suggest 1950s - early 1960s] Francis Hutchins still President.

Berea College May Day 1937: Queen - Mary Martha Rice. Faculty pictured includes Helen McKinstry.

Berea College of Kentucky [1950s] 16mm negative (no audio) Scenes include classroom and lab activity, various student industries, campus scenes, and Labor Day Parade on campus.

Berea College of Kentucky [1950s] 16mm negative (no audio) Scenes include classroom and lab activity, various student industries, campus scenes, and Labor Day Parade on campus.

Berea College reservoir construction, campus scenes, activities, student industries, labor day parade 1930s (Given by Wilson (Tony) Bent)

Berea College Spring Folk Dance Festival 1938 (From Dr. J.W. Armstrong)

Berea College Story 1956 / Where the Mountains Meet the Bluegrass: Berea College Documentary Film

Berea Produced Depiction of superiority of scientific health care over mountain region Folk remedies. Same rural exterior setting (Pig House?) as production of the Berea College Movie Club 1933-1934.

Berea produced depiction of laboratory procedures for disease detection [1930s] - culturing blood samples and testing effectiveness of a water treatment plant.

Berea Produced How-To Depiction of filming scenes / action from a variety of angles. Possibly related to activities of Berea College Movie Club 1933-1934.

Berea Spring Folk Dance Festival 1930s - [Fuzzy image quality]

Berea Trustees Honored. Dedication Of Charles Ward Seabury Gymnasium and Goldwait Agriculture Building. Cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, horses, judging / demonstrations. campus snow scenes, Kayles Dam, Union Church children, Leaving Dodge Gym for new Seabury Gym,

Business Department Typing Demonstration [1930s]

Campus Scenes: 2/3 - Black and White: Snow / Sledding / Soccer / Basket Ball / Buildings / Small children in back yard of President's home - 1960s. 1/3 Color: Fall Campus Scenes / students / Time-lapse of building Kentucky Dorm.

Campus Scenes and Activities 1970s - Color: Weaving / Pottery / needlecraft / Library / Nursing / Sports / Tennis Courts / Draper Tower at Night / Pinnacle / President and Mrs. Weatherford and Children.

Campus Scenes, Activities, Events [1920s-1930s] Swimming Football, Track, Labor Day, Sheep Shearing, Weaver Boys, May Day, Various P.E. activities, Nursing Students, Commencement [1920s-1930s]

Cow Bell Hollow Dam Construction - 1950s

Dam Construction 1939

Exterior and interior views in color of Danforth Chapel during dedication ceremonies [1939] includes brief views of William J. Hutchins

Earn While You Learn - Mickey Mouse Club Newsreel Featuring Berea College 10-31-55

Film made by the Pathe News film organization (Theatre News Reel) depicting Berea College student life [mid 1920s-early 1930s.] Scenes depict classroom, and labor activities including hand milking, college forest tree cutting, broom craft, and Labor Day parade.

Helen Dingman and Others - Off campus visit, unknown destination.

Removal of Cupola and razing Howard Hall and nearby campus views June, 1971. The building was built in 1868. It was moved 100 feet north in 1928 to make room for Seabury Gym. See full history in Building a College: An Architectural History 727.3 B789b 2006. (Three 3" reels)

Labor Day / Commencement / Campus excavation, Francis Hutchins, [1940s].

Berea College 2 - Labor Day Parade and various labor demonstrations, Campus Scenes

Learning To Live How Berea College and Allied Schools Prepare Students For Life, 1933 Harmon Foundation: Original Copy (Cleaned 1983 - Wound on Reel)

Matthew the Publican - Dramatization of the story of Matthew the tax collector in the New Testament produced by [the Berea College Movie Club - mid 1930s]. Large cast of men women and children. Much of the action is staged on the front steps of the Frost Building.

Mountain Day Footage (n.d.) [1970s] (Reeder Motion Pictures - James Agee Studio, Knoxville, TN)

Of All Men - New Version. Berea College promotional film. Wide range of campus scenes, student labor / industries / classroom. Faculty - Stephen Boyce, Gerritt Levey, Betty Olinger, Roland Wierwille, Ralph Stinebrickner. Students Stanton Broaddus, Gerald Evans. President Willis Weatherford, Jr. Country Dancers, Black Ensemble, Orchestra. Commencement at Indian Fort Theater. Great Commitments.

Of All Men - Old Version. Berea College promotional film. Wide range of campus scenes, student labor / industries / classroom, alumni / faculty Smith T. Powell. President Willis Weatherford, Jr. Country Dancers, Black Ensemble, Commencement at Indian Fort Theater. Produced by WSJK-TV, Sneedville, Tennessee.

Panamanian Student Dance Group Visiting Berea College - U.S. Information Service Film 576-A. Persons identified include Richard Drake, Pat Napier, Countyr Dancers, and President Weatherford

Panamanian Student Dance Group Visiting Berea College - U.S. Information Service Film 576-B. Campus tour - Library, student industries, hike to the Pinnacle.

Picnic / out door cooking at Pinnacle, 1938

Students building Wesertvelt Cottage 1937. "Westervelt Project in Operation at Berea College Kentucky." 1937. [Filmed by E.C. Westervelt - Given by George Carroll, 1534 E. Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46617]. Documents students building a house from foundation through finished landscaping. Skills taught include carpentry, plumbing, brick laying, making furniture, and paperhanging.

Untitled Berea College promotional film [1986] narrated by Wilma Dykeman Stokley. Includes president John B. Stephenson and brief quote from 1986 Commencement speaker Frank Newman.

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