Audio and visual footage documenting campus life, events, buildings, and people from 1926 to the present is available in the College archives. Formats include audio reel to reel and cassette tapes, LP recordings, and CD audio recordings and 8mm, 16mm, VHS, and DVD visual footage. Subjects include: commencements, convocations, alumni reunions, building construction and dedications, athletics, campus scenes, ceremonies, events, views of students and faculty, etc. Selected clips are available in this digital collection.

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  • Campus protests, 1970 

    Unknown author (1970)
    Initial footage shows student protests outside East Hall (then the College administration building) on or about April 30, 1970 concerning the College's refusal to rehire popular history and sociology professors Henry Mayer ...
  • Science department scenes, ca 1951 

    Unknown author (1951)
    Series of footage shows students using the Shand Library, students meeting with chemistry professor William Weisgerber, students using the chemistry lab and the greenhouse in Fackenthal Lab. Additional footage shows a ...
  • Alumni Office, ca. 1951 

    Unknown author (1951)
    Ca. 1951 footage showing the activities of the Alumni office located in Stahr (now Stager) Hall. Mundane, yet interesting, views of College office work before computers. Note that the Alumni magazine is what is being ...
  • Groundbreaking and construction of North Museum, 1951 

    Unknown author (1951)
    Shows North Museum groundbreaking ceremonies held May 13, 1951 and subsequent construction activities. Film is silent and in color.
  • 1951 Commencement 

    Unknown author (1951)
    Shows series of Commencement day events such as senior procession to Hensel Hall, graduation at Williamson Field, gathering for class photo at Hartman Hall, post-graduation congratulations, and leaving campus for the final ...
  • Baccalaureate Exercises, 1946 

    Unknown author (1946)
    Film is silent and in B&W and color. Color footage shows procession of Seniors to Old Main for chapel services. B&W footage shows interior of College chapel and services.
  • Dedication of Hartman Hall, June 29, 1946 

    Unknown author (1946)
    Footage of the dedication of the former F&M Academy Building as Hartman Hall in honor of Edwin M. Hartman, long-time principal of the school. The Academy closed in 1943. College President Theodore Distler and Hartman can ...
  • Alumni luncheon, June 29, 1946 

    Unknown author (1946)
    Views of Alumni reunion luncheon held in Biesecker Gym and Ladies (Alumni Wives) Luncheon held in the Academy Building (Hartman Hall). Film is silent and B&W.
  • Military parade ca. 1943-45 

    Unknown author (1943)
    Parade of F&M V-12 and V-5 Naval and Marine officers training program band and cadets at Williamson Field before a home football game. Film is silent and in color.
  • Views of Campus, Spring 1942 

    Unknown author (1942)
    Film is silent and in color.
  • F&M Band at the 1939 World's Fair 

    Unknown author (1939)
    Footage of F&M Band performing at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Film is silent and in color.
  • Track and Field, 1939 

    Unknown author (1939)
    Shows Track and Field events held at Williamson Field. Note the Armstrong Plant and the smoke from a more industrial Lancaster in the background. Film is silent and in color.
  • 1939 Convocation 

    Unknown author (1939)
    Footage of faculty and students leaving Hensel Hall convocation ceremony. Note the blue caps and green bow ties worn by Freshmen. President John A. Schaeffer (in brown suit) and Retired President Henry Harbaugh Apple (who ...
  • Cornerstone laying Fackenthal Library, July 28, 1937 

    Unknown author (1937)
    Footage of the cornerstone laying ceremony for Fackenthal Library. B.F. Fackenthal and President John Schaeffer can be seen placing a time capsule in the cornerstone. Film is silent and in color.
  • Construction of Fackenthal Library, 1937 

    Unknown author (1937)
    Footage showing structural steel work on Fackenthal Library. Note the workman tossing a hot rivet to a riveter above. Film is silent and in color.
  • Construction of Keiper Hall, 1936 

    Unknown author (1936)
    Footage of Keiper Hall under construction showing steel framing and construction crews. Film is silent and in color.
  • Abraham dePeyster Statue 

    Unknown author (1936)
    1936 footage of the Abraham dePeyster statue in front of the former Watts-dePeyster Library. The sculpture was often painted by students as a prank beginning around 1933. It was moved to its present site along Buchanan ...
  • College officials visit John Marshall grave and home, 1935 

    Unknown author (1935)
    Footage shows College administrators', including President John A. Schaeffer, visit to the grave and home of John Marshall in Richmond, Virginia in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his death. Film is silent and B&W.
  • 1932 Commencement procession 

    Unknown author (1932)
    Academic procession on campus. Film is silent and B&W.
  • Cornerstone laying ceremony Fackenthal Pool September 19, 1930 

    Unknown author (1930)
    Film is silent and B&W.

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