Bill Baily Motion Picture Films

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Amateur silent motion picture made by "Varsity" Bill Baily, proprietor of the Varsity Inn at College Avenue and 8th Street (University Drive). Student activities, the Arizona State Teacher's College campus, the Tempe railroad station, Homecoming parade and football at Goodwin Stadium are depicted.

Created Date
1938

Amateur silent motion picture made by "Varsity" Bill Baily, proprietor of the Varsity Inn at College Avenue and 8th Street (University Drive). Student activities, the Arizona State Teacher's College campus and Goodwin Stadium are depicted. The film was labelled 1937 but individual clips may have been made as late as 1941.

Created Date
1937

Amateur motion pictures made by "Varsity" Bill Baily of the Arizona State University campus (then Arizona State Teacher's College) and the Varsity Inn in 1937 and 1938. Baily was the owner of the Varsity Inn restaurant on University Drive (then 8th street) from 1929-1944.

The films depict student recreation, campus scenes especially on University Drive and College Avenue, Homecoming parades, and football games at Goodwin Stadium. Boxing and track are also depicted.

Two of three existing silent black and white films are presented here. A portion of the R. Kenneth Baily Collection described at Arizona Archives Online and preserved with the support of the Luhrs Family Endowment.