The Louis and Ruth Wright Papers span a mere .5 cubic feet in the Archives, but located within these personal papers are invaluable records of student life in the 1930s. Three amateur silent films give a glimpse of campus during the early Twentieth century.
Until recently, the only way to view these films was to visit the University Archives. Thanks to the Library’s media preservation office, they are now available to anyone with an internet connection.
This amateur film includes shots of sorority sisters, Homecoming, a football game against Iowa with the marching band, campus aerial panoramas, a track meet, a baseball game, a winter storm panorama, and the conclusion of a University Baptist Church service.
If you would like to view the other two films from the Louis and Ruth Wright Papers, please visit the University Archives’ audiovisual webpage.