This silent black-and-white film was prepared under the direction of the College Editor, E.T. Reed, and received rave reviews from audiences in Corvallis and around the state. Filmed on 35 mm nitrate stock, it was transferred to 16 mm safety base film in the 1960s. Produced originally in two parts; this version combines portions of both and includes the following vignettes: Homecoming; Commerce Hall; Alumni Headquarters; Pushball game; Montana Grizzlies vs the Beavers in football; OAC Wrestlers Northwest Champions, 1925; OAC Basketball Team, 1925 Champions of the NW Conference; OAC Baseball Team, 1925 Champions of the NW Conference; Alumni Luncheon Picnic, 1925; Class of 1911 in reunion at flag pole (class gift); Chiming hall clock, a gift of the Silver Jubilee, Class of 1900; The Academic Procession from Library to the gym; and Commencement. It is 8:05 minutes long.
Provides a penetrating account of a once-rich steelhead trout stream threatened by careless logging practices. Focusing on Oregon's North Umpqua River Basin, the film portrays the impact of clearcut logging on the small tributary streams where most of the rivers's steelhead are spawned and reared. The subtle interdependence of land and water, and the disruption of the aquatic environment caused by stream-clogging debris and warming water are dramatically presented. Hal Riney and Dick Snider, two weekend fishermen, produced the film and donated it to Oregon State University. It was widely distributed and viewed in Oregon and throughout the United States through the 1970s.
Film on water pollution taken in late 1930's and early 1940's on the Willamette River beginning near Springfield and ending in Portland. Side trips to the Pudding River and the South Santiam River are included. Shows tests concerning the length of time small fish can survive in the water and a chemical test.<br> This is a silent film. The length is 39 minutes.
Includes various scenes (trims and out-takes) on board a ship (likely Alaska) and in Arizona and New Mexico, notably footage of cactus, desert wildlife and birds. Includes title panels "Potatoes may be all right, but crabs caught that very morning on the beach are better"; "Queer Creatures of the Cactus Country by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine"; "The Trail of the Rainbow by Arthur N. Pack and Eleanor Pack"; "On the plateau above the valley of the Chama River, New Mexico"; "We push on by way of lovely Mesa Verde, the home of forgotten races of mankind"; and "Repeated cloudbursts bring more difficulties."
Includes title panels: The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters; Clear Lake Reservation in 1912; A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen; Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915; and A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust.
Includes footage of various birds, including their nesting sites. The film ends with footage of a pet quail and pet duck with the family dog. Includes title panels: "P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marshland, added to Malheur refuge"; "Trapping and banding ducks"; "Winter refuge for waterfowl"; and "A new kind of duck dog".
Includes footage of the Westward, Native Alaskan children and a whale hunt. Includes title panels: "The bidarrah or ferry-boat at St. Paul"; "Santa Claus"; "The haunts of the blue fox"; "The lemming of the north"; "A Bering Sea beach, home of the fur seals"; "A stranger on the Pribilofs" [a bear cub]; "Farewell to the Pribilofs -- we go a-whaling"; and "On the trail of Jonah."
Includes footage of salmon fishing and fish counts. Includes title panels "The story of the Bering Sea Expedition, led by Campbell Church and William L. Finley, under the auspices of the American Nature Association and the Bureau of Fisheries of the United States Department of Commerce"; "Smaller craft for cruising rivers and lakes"; "Buffy joins the expedition" [a water bird]; "A salmon cannery at the head of the bay"; "Food for a nation in a salmon trap"; "The future of the salmon crop is guarded by the United States Bureau of Fisheries"; and "On up the river with the salmon run."