1951-The Tulane Story
This black and white film with sound gives a wonderful snapshot of Tulane University in 1951, the year it was created, as well as presenting a history of each department within the university as it reviews all that the university has to offer. The film begins with a brief history lesson on the founding of the university as a medical college, then discusses Paul Tulane's and Josephine Louise Newcomb's donations to establish Tulane University and Newcomb College, respectively. The narration then moves on to discuss in depth each of the colleges and schools (Liberal Arts and Sciences, Law, Social Work, Commerce, Engineering, Architecture, University College, Medicine) that make up the university. Footage of buildings, campus, professors, students and campus life is used to highlight the informative narration about each college. The 22-minute photographic profile features student activities such as registration, studying, music-playing, dance, film, sculpture, and classroom equipment operation, such as using the telescope in astronomy. Other highlights involve a discussion of recent scientific experiments including the use of radioactive isotopes, graduate studies, the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, a rare volume and the Tulane Codex, and the Middle American Research Institute. The film concludes with footage of a procession of robed students at graduation, a few seconds of students playing tennis and a Tulane football game, and fades out with the Tulane Alma Mater playing over a screenshot of the Tulane seal. Produced by Roy Trahan. Shot on single-perf. B+W print. Composite optical soundtrack. B-wind. 1951 Kodak date code.