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Collection Overview
Title:Northeastern University Motion Picture collection
Date:1934–1976
Location Code:24/1
Reference Code:A14
Extent:1.35 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection consists of motion picture reels documenting life at Northeastern University. Included are films of the groundbreaking and construction of Richards Hall, Dodge Hall, Cabot Physical Education Center, Hayden Hall, Ell Student Center, and Churchill Hall. Also included are films of the naming of the Cabot and Ell buildings, President Knowles' inauguration, and President Ell's Alumni Testimonial Dinner. Each reel has been copied to VHS format. There are four master VHS copies for the collection, and one use copy for each reel or subject.
System of Arrangement:The finding aid is ordered by reel number.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Ell, Carl Stephens, 1887–1981.
  • Knowles, Asa Smallidge, 1909–1990.
  • Meserve, George H., Jr.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.).
  • Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston.

  • Cabot Physical Education Center (Northeastern University).
  • Churchill Hall (Northeastern University).
  • College buildings.
  • College life films –– Massachusetts –– Boston.
  • College students –– Massachusetts –– Boston.
  • Dodge Hall (Northeastern University).
  • Ell Student Center (Northeastern University).
  • Hayden Hall (Northeastern University).
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) –– Buildings.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) –– Students.
  • Richards Hall (Northeastern University).

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal, August 2011

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BoxTitleDate
“Husky Review”1934–1935, 1939
1Reel 1
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Richards Hall1937–1939
1Reels 2–4
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
"Glimpses of Life at NU"1939–1940
1Reel 5
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
"Students at Work in NU Laboratories"ca. 1940
1Reel 6
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Street Scenes, ROTC, and First Aidca. 1940
1Reel 7
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
"Queen Husky"1941–04–16
1Reel 8
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Student Center Building1946–1947
1Reel 9
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Library Building1950–1952
1Reels 10–11
1Master Video Cassettes 1–2
1Use Copy
"The NU Gym"ca. 1952–1954
1Reels 12–13
1Master Video Cassette 2
1Use Copy
Hayden Hall1955–1956
1Reels 14–15
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Cabot Physical Education Center Naming1956
1Reel 16
1Master Video Cassette 3
2Use Copy
Freshman Registration and Graduate Center1959
1Reel 17
1Master Video Cassette 2
2Use Copy
Graduate Center1958
1Reel 17
1Master Video Cassette 2
2Use Copy
Knowles Inauguration1959
1Reel 17
1Master Video Cassette 2
2Use Copy
Commencement1959
1Reel 18
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Ell Alumni Testimonial Dinner1959
1Reel 18
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Ell Student Center Naming1959
1Reel 18
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
Knowles Inauguration1959
1Reel 18
1Master Video Cassette 1
2Use Copy
1Master Video Cassette of Other Films (Master Video Cassette 4)n.d., 1938, 1946, 1976
1. President Ryder Speaking
2. "1945 Club"
3. 1938 Part 1
4. 1938 Part 2
5. President Ryder Speaks
6. NU Football Game
7. Mechanical Engineering
8. NU 1976