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University Archives Audio and Visual Materials


The University Archives Audio and Visual Materials consist of archival photographs, audio recordings, motion pictures and video productions selected from the University Archives Collections. Media is added as permissions are secured, and resources for digitization become available.


Date Range
1940 2009


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Photographs from the Sun Devil Football victory vs. North Carolina in the 1970 Peach Bowl at Atlanta Georgia. Includes photos from the associated parade and other events. Video clips from the Peach Bowl are available here: https://repository.asu.edu/items/49776

Contributors
Conley, Charles
Created Date
1970-01-01
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Photographs of the ASU Tempe campus depicting debate preparations, media working the event, political figures and student involvement. Photos of the debate inside Gammage Auditorium are not included.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert
Created Date
2004-10-13

Audio recordings of the ROTC chorus, SSG Clarence Smith, Jr. soloist and Gerald D. Bouma, conductor.

Promotional film for the university. Color and sound with narration.

Contributors
Canyon Films, Inc.
Created Date
1966
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Photos primarily depicting advocacy efforts associated with the epic 1958 election initiative that renamed Arizona State College to Arizona State University.

Created Date
1958

Audio recordings of radio broadcasts sponsored by the ASU Alumni Association. James Creasman is the program host. Sallie Davis Hayden talks about the life and career of her father Charles Trumbull Hayden, and her brother Senator Carl T. Hayden. Alumnus Tom Edens Jr. talks about universities and the search for educated talent with Alumni Association President Hascall Henshaw. Both recordings are ca. 1957

Two videos presenting overviews of ASU history. ASU Generations is a twelve minute comprehensive history of ASU with vintage band music, still photography, video clips and no narration. ASU Generations: Homecoming is a fifteen minute history of Homecoming at ASU with script and narration by University Archivist Robert Spindler.

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Arizona State University Homecoming photographs ca. 1920-1989.

A motion picture of the KAET TV television broadcast summarizing the accomplishments of Arizona State University in 1964. The ASU College Bowl team, Sun Devil track, men's basketball * College Bowl Team

Video clips and spanish language news story of Chavez speaking at ASU regarding pesticides and farm workers. Event sponsored by the student organization MECHA

Contributors
Chavez, Cesar, Nowakowski, Michael, Bernasconi, Soccoro, et al.
Created Date
1989

Radio broadcasts of Sun Devil Baseball appearances in the 1967 and 1969 College World Series. Bobby Winkles speaks at the 1969 CWS Final 1. 1967 College World Series, Game 8, 1967-06-14. ASU defeats Boston College 8-1. 2. 1969 College World Series, Game 10, 1969-06-17, ASU defeats University of Massachusetts 4-2. 3. 1969 College World Series, Game 13, 1969-06-18, ASU defeats the University of Tulsa 11-3. 4. 1969 College World Series, Game 14, 1969-06-19, ASU defeats NYU 4-1. 5. 1969 College World Series, Final, 1969-06-20, ASU defeats the University of Tulsa 10-1.

A collection of teaching and lecture powerpoint slides regarding various aspects of humor theory. ISHS History: The ASU Years Plus presentation describes six international humor conferences hosted at Arizona State University 1982-1987. Affiliated organizations include the International Society for Humor Studies and the Western Humor and Irony Membership Serial Yearbook. "What We Learned From Teaching HON 394" is included.

Contributors
Nilsen, Don Lee Fred, Nilsen, Alleen Pace

An audio recording of Fred Waring's Chesterfield Pleasure Time Orchestra featuring a fight song Waring composed for the Arizona State College in 1940.

Created Date
1940

An audio recording of the formal dedication of the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium at Arizona State University. ASU President G. Homer Durham makes remarks and introduces several invited speakers. The recording is presented in three segments. Part 1: Governor Paul Fannin

Created Date
1964-09-16

A color motion picture production with sound, complete audio recordings of the event and the event program documenting the dedication ceremony for Arizona State University's Charles Trumbull Hayden Library, November 22nd 1966. Motion Picture: ASU President G. Homer Durham dedicates the building, and Senator Carl T. Hayden remembers his father, the namesake of the library. Library facilities and technologies are depicted. Narrated by Librarian Alan D. Covey. Audio Recording: Reel 1 Side A: Norman H. Strouse Remarks Reel 1 Side B: President G. Homer Durham Concluding Remarks ASU Symphonic Band Reel 2 Side A: Rev. Bert Johnson Invocation President Durham …

Created Date
1966-11-22
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Exterior and interior photographs of the building, architectural renderings and dedication event photographs, ca. 1965-1988.

A video production of the Department of History featuring interviews with several department faculty and alumni.

Created Date
2004

A silent amateur motion picture documenting the Arizona State College Homecoming in 1954. Parade floats and the Sun Devil Band are featured on Central Avenue in Phoenix near the Hotel Westward Ho. ASC President Grady Gammage and his wife Kathryn drive by in an open car. Displays and house decorations on the Tempe campus are presented. Alumni and staff are depicted eating at the Homecoming banquet.

Created Date
1954

An invited lecture by "gonzo journalist" Hunter S.Thompson at Arizona State University, September 19, 1984. An amateur recording from the audience with significant background/crowd noise. The introduction is joined in progress. Thompson responds to questions from the audience. The talk includes some inappropriate language. The recording is incomplete but appears to end as Thompson is finishing his remarks.

Created Date
1984-09-19

Seven motion pictures from the 1958 football season, including the complete Arizona State College at Detroit game. Unidentified games and scrimmages at Goodwin Stadium are also presented in black and white, color and early widescreen formats. Legendary ASC running back Leon Burton

Created Date
1958

Audio recording of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Memorial Union, October 25, 1954. Jim Creasman is master of ceremonies. Arizona State College cheer "With an A" is performed. Governor Howard Pyle speaks. Senator Carl T. Hayden speaks

Created Date
1954-10-25
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Selected photos of Old Main on the Tempe campus.

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Selected photos of Palm Walk, the palm tree lined sidewalk that once served as the eastern boundary of ASU's Tempe campus at Normal Street. Color photos were produced by ASU photographer Tom Story between 2006-2014.

Contributors
Story, Tom

President Barack Obama speaks at the ASU Commencement ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium, May 13, 2009.

Created Date
2009

Stevens interviews ASU Sun Devil Baseball coach Bobby Winkles

Created Date
1967-03

ASU 5: 1952 ASC Homecoming parade, Mill Avenue, 1952.Then Calexico California street/neighborhood scenes, the Hotel DeAnza, the border checkpoint ASU 6: ASC Homecoming parade, Mill Avenue, Hayden Flour Mill; Rice family? at unidentified home; fly fishing family outing at unidentified creek. ASU 7: Market scene, possibly Quito Ecuador. ASC Homecoming parade Mill Avenue, 1951. Outside Bullock’s Department Store, possibly Pasadena CA

Contributors
Rice, Roy

Steve Allen narrates this solicitation for support of the Arizona State University Alumni Association ca. 1965. Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Sun Devil Marching Band music, the ASU College Bowl team, the announcement of Miss America Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Spanish professor Irma Wilson, and President G. Homer Durham and the ASU Concert Choir are featured.

Historic music from the Sun Devil Band. Tracks 1-3 feature Harold Hines, conductor 1952-1965. Tracks 4-6 feature Felix McKernan, conductor 1946-1951.

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Historic images of Sparky the Sun Devil in historic costumes and designs for proposed replacements of the "Sun Imp" with the "Viking Sparky" UPC 324 photos depict Dick Jacobs as the first performing Sun Devil 1951-1953 along with the Sparkettes Joy Main, Peggy Holiday and Peggy Sparkman.

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Photos selected from the University Archives Photograph Collection.

A vinyl audio recording included with the 1952 Arizona State College yearbook entitled The Sahuaro. The audio presents a variety of campus sounds including very brief statements from student and faculty leaders of the college.

Contributors
Creasman, James
Created Date
1952