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Early Commencement films

check out films showing early Etown commencements

check out films showing early Etown commencements

Housed in the Hess Archives in the lower level of the High Library are three 16mm films that recorded part of the commencement ceremonies for the 1943, 1948, and 1950 graduations. The library recently had the silent, black and white films digitized. The films, which are each less than three minutes long, were recently uploaded to the Internet Archive, and they are now available for online viewing.

Commencement 1943

Commencement 1948 (this film also has some footage of a student drama performance, possibly associated with Alumni Day or May Day).

Commencement 1950