The University Archives contain films and videos in almost all formats imaginable, from 16mm film to obsolete magnetic formats to digital formats. Preserved in this footage are scenes of student life, academic events, performances, and lectures.
This silent film appears to have been created by students or alumni and"tells" the story of a "campus spirit" (in academic regalia and wearing a long gray beard) who is taken by alumni to locations around the Prince Street Campus College for Men to assemble all the students and faculty. Where they are assembled is never revealed. Fraternity houses, campus buildings, and Anderson Hall are featured. President Rush Rhees, Professor Herman LeRoy Fairchild, and many as yet unidentified faculty are seen exiting Anderson Hall toward the end of the film.
The film shows "Campus Day" in 1934. Alumnae return for reunion activities, including tea under the elm trees, a performance of scenes from "Alice in Wonderland" in the auditorium of Cutler Union, the crowning of the May Queen, and scenes of College for Women staff and administrators in the newly-built Cutler Union.