• Short Summary

    Short documentary about Harvard University. 1930's?

  • Description

    No main title.

    Intertitle reads: "This year our oldest University celebrates its 300th anniversary. Founded 140 years before the Revolution, Harvard played a vital part in our forefathers' struggle for liberty and independence."

    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, USA.

    Shot of Johnson Gate. Cornerstone with inscription describing the vision of the Puritan settlers. Statue of John Harvard. Shots of Harvard House in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Cemetery opposite Johnson Gate where pioneers are buried. Shots of Harvard buildings including Massachusetts Hall and Library, freshmen dormitories, Harvard Hall.

    C/U Harvard College Lottery ticket dating from 1806 (sold to raise money for building halls of residence). Chapel and church. C/Us of the only remaining book of John Harvard's collection, the original charter and the earliest diploma extant.

    Shots of Harvard buildings from the river.

    Note: sound on this print is poor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:16:00 / 01:40:52:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The clip begins by stating that "This year our oldest University celebrates its 300th anniversary" - Harvard University was established in 1636, so by that reckoning the date range of this clip could possibly be reduced to 1936.

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