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    • Purdue newsreel, 1935

    • 1935
    • Introduces Purdue University by presenting views of many of the seventy-four buildings on campus, picturing the activities that take place, and featuring important personalities. Shows students participating in ROTC Corps Day, the annual Senior...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1955-1956

    • 1956
    • This fall Mr. L. Freehafer was appointed University Business Manager. William Cone was named Head of Student Health Service. Jack Mollenkopf was named head coach of the football team. Campus improvements include the Intramural Gymnasium (under...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1956-1957

    • 1957
    • The 1956-1957 news reel depicts life as it was on Purdue’s main campus. There were variety acts after every home game, such as Bob Hope, Henny Youngman, and Louis Armstrong. Darayl Able spoke at the books and coffee program presented by the...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1957-1958

    • 1958
    • This year, Purdue used for the first time closed circuit TV to allow teachers to reach a larger group of people. The long standing tradition of seniors creating a pair of yellow cords to be worn after the first parade lives on. (This tradition is...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1958-1959

    • 1959
    • This year the band got new uniforms under Al Wright’s direction. Purdue University Agricultural Extension helped educate the public with a state-wide initiative to inform. The outstanding 4-H woman of the year was Purdue University sophomore...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1959-1960

    • 1960
    • The new Heavilon Hall opened. Every student received a hearing and sight exam in the building as part of their health check. Echo free rooms were created in the building to do calibrating on audio tools. Just like every year prior, the seniors line...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1960-1961

    • 1961
    • The 1960-1961 news reel depicts life as it was on Purdue’s main campus. Purdue Hall, which was originally the men’s dormitory, was deemed unsafe and was demolished. University Hall was renovated with a new interior made for classrooms instead...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1961-1962

    • 1962
    • The 1961-1962 news reel depicts life as it was on Purdue’s main campus. Felix Hoss was the new director of mathematical sciences. Work on Young Hall was being conducted. The physics building was expanded. McClure Park was created to foster...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1962-1963

    • 1963
    • This year new advancements in technology helped Purdue advance state-wide education and also helped in the formation of independent study at Purdue University. The first nuclear reactor in Indiana was installed at Purdue University. Dean E. C....
    • Purdue newsreel, 1963-1964

    • 1964
    • The Purdue University Band had the honor of being the first college band to play in Radio City Music Hall. A new six-story parking garage next to the Memorial Union was under construction, as was the new “H dorm” for women. Slayter Center for...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1964-1965

    • 1965
    • This year Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne was created. The Krannert building was dedicated and the Graduate House (later known as Young Hall) was completed. The Civil Engineering building was dedicated as well. The fire station next...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1965-1966

    • 1966
    • This year the groundbreaking for the Purdue University North Central Campus was initiated. The civil engineering building was undergoing extensive remodeling, and plans for a new pharmacy building were unveiled. Dr. Glenn Jenkins retired as dean...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1966-1967

    • 1967
    • This year Dr. George Hawkins, dean of the schools of engineering, became vice president for academic affairs. Harrison Hall was in use for the first time this year. Several Greek houses opened in Tower Acres. The newly renovated Civil Engineering...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1967-1968

    • 1968
    • This year, Dr. Fredrick L. Hovde, President of Purdue University for over 23 years, was awarded a medal from the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Hovde also won a prestigious award from Brazil for his continual aid and development. A new...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1968-1969

    • 1969
    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 1968-69 academic year. Includes Purdue Centennial Year Celebration with speeches by President Hovde and Indiana Governor Edgar D Whitcomb, among others; student political...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1970

    • 1971
    • Neil Armstrong received an honorary degree of Dr. of Engineering from the president and board of trustees during graduation commencement ceremonies. President Richard Nixon presented Dr. Herbert C. Brown with the Chemistry award. Purdue women...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1971

    • 1972
    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 1971 calendar year. Includes the appointment of Dr. Arthur Hansen as Purdue president; the retirement of Dr. Frederick L. Hovde after 25 years as president; renaming of the...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1972

    • 1973
    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 1972 calendar year. Includes the Purdue Alumni Club; voting registration; the Spring Arts Festival ; the 50th anniversary of WBAA; Gala Week faculty awards; an exhibition air...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1973

    • 1974
    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 1973 calendar year. Includes MVP award-winner Otis Armstrong; football and basketball highlights; Big 10 indoor track meet; the annual Ag Fish Fry; faculty appointments; the...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1974

    • 1975
    • Reports on the highlights of the 1974 year at Purdue, a year of soaring economic inflation, recession, and energy problems. Portrays events from such activities as the Ag. fish fry, the Occupational Outlook Career Program for women, the NIT...

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