Vassar College Digital Library

[Home movie]

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Personal camera footage taken by Margaret (Loose) Krell, Class of 1939, and her friends and family. There are many scenes of campus during winter, including Taylor Gate, Thompson Library, Sunset Lake, Skinner Hall, the Vassar Chapel, Main Building, the Residential Quad, and Alumnae House, as well as College View Avenue, Raymond Avenue, the Raymond Avenue bus, the Juliet Theater, the Dutch Cabin, Peck and Peck, and other Arlington business. Scenes further beyond campus include the Kimlin Cider Mill, the Silver Swan Inn, and Spackenkill Road. Scenes of campus during spring include golfing on the campus course as well as the views from the golf course, the Shakespeare Garden, and Vassar Lake, the Athletic Cirlce gardens, the Wimpfheimer, and Kenyon. Events include the 1939 Founder's Day faculty-student baseball game, where President MacCracken can be seen passing out popcorn; tennis; hoop rolling; swimming, rehearsal for, and presentation of, the 1939 Class Day exercises, including the Class of 1941 Daisy Chain; and the Alumnae Parade and President MacCracken's Alumnae welcome address. The Class of 1939 Commencement and a post-graduation dinner on the Hudson River are the last scenes of the film. Krell herself is visible throughout the film as well as classmates Margaret Mary Burnes, Caroline and Josephine Castle, and Krell's roommate Katherine Isabelle Mennel.
The Oklahoma Kid came out in March 1939; Misc 1939-05-20
31 minutes
Format - AV
film reel