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Forward with Western (1949)
Forward with Western (1949)
Film produced in 1949 commemorating the 50th anniversary of what was then Western Washington College of Education, and looking forward to the next 50 years. The film depicts the social, academic, and administrative offerings of Western, with contemporary scenes of students, faculty, staff, classroom activities, and community events.
WWU Promotional Videos (1980s)
WWU Promotional Videos (1980s)
Three videos promoting Western Washington University, likely produced in the 1980s. The videos are about 30 seconds in length each and appear to be produced for airing as television commercials for an in-state audience. The videos feature, respectively, Western's Speech, Language, Hearing Center; the Computer Science Program; and the Vehicle Research Institute.
Western Washington State College: A Close Look (1972)
Western Washington State College: A Close Look (1972)
1972 film produced by Western Washington State College primarily as a recruiting and informational device for high school and community college students, and promoting Western's unique qualities as a place of higher education. Included in the film are comments by President Dr. Charles J. Flora, Dean of Research and Grants Dr. Herbert C. Taylor, Fairhaven College professor Dr. David Mason, Al Swift of KVOS television, General Studies Chairman Dr. Roscoe Buckland, and Counseling Center Director Dr. Saundra Taylor. The film depicts the student services and academic offerings of Western at the time, including profiles of the Counseling Center; Western's three "cluster colleges": Fairhaven College, the College of Ethnic Studies, and Huxley College of the Environment; the Vehicle Research Institute; and the Library. The film includes images of Western's campus, as well as original music by local musician Jack Hansen and performed by Hansen's group "Fat Jack," featuring Hansen (guitar), Cary Blake (bass), and Fred Greene (drums). The film was directed and produced by Rick Chace with photography by Rick Chace and Roger Adams.