Frederick J. Kinch and Marion Johnson Kinch
8mm film footage, color, shot between ca. November 1939 - April 1940.
The opening montage shows a winter scene, but the first length of footage was shot in the Fall. It opens with a very brief glimpse of Colby College's Mayflower Hill campus women’s dorms under construction, then pans to the Chapel, which is virtually complete (it was the first building finished on the Mayflower Hill Campus).
The film also shows the Miller library building under construction, encased in scaffolding, its tower only framed in. (A flag visible at the ... Read More
Colby College, founded in 1813 and the 12th-oldest liberal arts school in America, explored 200 years of history as it celebrated its bicentennial in the 2012-2013 academic year.
The website at http://colby.edu/colbyhistory/ presents a multimedia, interactive timeline of Colby history as well as selected audio, video, and events of to the bicentennial celebration year.
A companion documentary video, In Their Footsteps: A History of Colby College, can be viewed via YouTube (above).... Read More
Julius Seelye Bixler, Robert E. L. Strider II, William R. Cotter, and Peter S. Vogt
"Some 400 alumni and other friends of Colby gathered in Dedham, Mass., in November  and were enlightened by the insights of the three men who have served as president of the college over the past 40 years. J. Seelye Bixler, Robert E. L. Strider II, and William R. Cotter each provided the audience with his thoughtful view of Colby and its role in the liberal arts. The unusual event was organized and sponsored by the Greater Boston Colby Alumni Club, presided over by Ann Miller '71. Peter Vogt '63 ... Read More