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Title: Centennial
Issue Date: 1970
Abstract: Made on the occasion of the Centennial celebration of The Ohio State University, 1870-1970, shows early scenes on the campus, student life in the 1930's, the impact of two World Wars, and the scope of The Ohio State University in 1970.
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Made on the occasion of the Centennial celebration of the university, 1870-1970, shows early scenes on the campus, student life in the 1930's, the impact of two World Wars, and the scope of the Ohio State University in 1970, with a projection of the future. Winner of the 1970 Columbus Film Festival Award, and parts of it was widely used in the 1998 production "Echoes Across the Campus" done by WOSU-TV . The opening sequence of morning scenes, the way the campus looked and the student types as they appeared in the morning in 1970. This is followed with decade by decade use of still photographs of these periods going back into the history of the university. These include the unveiling of the President Thompson statue in front of the library, close shot of Chic Harley, photographs of some of the important scholars and researchers at Ohio State, some of the early presidents including George Rightmeyer, and William Oxley Thompson. Ohio Union activities including a shot of the well known Beanie Drake who ran it for several years, the Tower Club, Alumni Day on campus, President Bevis, Professor Harlan Hatcher in the classroom during the war years, university activities supporting the war effort on campus, Professor Hynek who worked with the V-2 rocket research, campus greeting the returning veterans, planting of buckeye trees down around the stadium. University activities in several areas including athletics, Woody Hayes running out on the field, in the stands we see Hays Yager of the Department of Speech, with Lowell Thomas. Destruction of the Armory tower followed by shots of new buildings going up. Dedication of Denney Hall, Dean Osborn Fuller with James Thurber and others, use of new instructional technologies in the classroom, the campus in winter, students of geology going to Antarctica to conduct studies there including two women, agricultural specialists helping out in India, the radio telescope with professor John Krauss, medical and veterinary medical activities. Back to still pictures of the early campus and activities. Professor Marion Poole (physics) working with students on a nuclear experiment. Vice President Spiro Agnew giving the commencement address in 1969. President Novice G. Fawcett cutting a ribbon for the opening of the new Horticulture, Forestry and Technology Center with the Dean of Agriculture. Concluding the scenes of the modern buildings and a pan shot taken from the top of Lincoln Tower showing the entire campus. The credit titles overlaying are production by Robert Wagner, editing Carl Clausen, Richard Long, Thomas Snieder, Andrew Rabe, Byrl Sims. Camera work both still and motion picture credits go to John Friend, Richard Sherman, Beryl Sims, William Drake, and others. Sound was by William Finan, William Buccalo, and William Wright. Photo history research was by Ruth Jones, Alder Johnson, and James Paulder. Production management Richard Long, music composer was Professor J. Huff of the School of Music. Music was an original score performed by the OSU Symphony Orchestra, Professor George Hardesty conducting. Conducting the OSU Symphonic Choir was Maurice Casey. Additional music was by Terry Waldo and the Ragtimers.
Length: 30 minutes
Publisher: The Ohio State University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/6073
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