Guide to the Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films
1958-1959

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State College. Dept. of Chemistry.
Title: Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films
Dates: 1958-1959 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 24 cubic feet, including 113 films (113 film cans)
Collection Number: FV P 205
Summary: The Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films consist primarily of kinescope films of the General Chemistry course at Oregon State College taught by Wendell Slabaugh via interinstitutional television in 1958-1959.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

In the spring of 1957, the first television course at Oregon State College, Chemistry 203, was broadcast via closed-circuit TV from a studio in Shepard Hall to lecture rooms in Dearborn Hall. During the 1957/58 and 1958/59 academic years, General Chemistry (Ch 104, 105, and 106) was broadcast via KOAC-TV from a studio in Gill Coliseum and received simultaneously by students at Oregon State College, the University of Oregon, Oregon College of Education, and Willamette University. These courses were part of an 8-year interinstitutional television project supported by the Fund for Advancement of Education of the Ford Foundation.

Kinescope films of the lectures (2 per week) and weekly laboratory experiment demonstrations were made during the 1958/59 year and used to teach a special chemistry course during the 1959/60 academic year and were broadcast over KOAC-TV as late as 1963.

Although instruction by television had begun as early as 1952 at Iowa State College, Oregon State College was one of the first institutions to offer a chemistry course by television and to broadcast a course to students at several institutions simultaneously.

Wendell Slabaugh, an innovative and enthusiastic teacher, was at Oregon State University from 1953 until his sudden death in 1980. He was a pioneer in many audio-visual as well as other teaching techniques and lecture demonstrations. In 1973, the Manufacturing Chemists Association recognized Slabaugh with their Award for Excellence in teaching chemistry.

Content Description

The Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films consist primarily of films of the General Chemistry course (Ch 104, 105, 106) taught via interinstitutional television by Wendell Slabaugh during the 1958/59 academic year. The collection also includes three films of the Analytical Chemistry course taught by Harry Freund at about the same time.

The films are 16 mm b/w sound kinescope films (motion picture films made from an image on a picture tube). Each of the films is about 45 minutes long.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films (FV P 205), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The colletion consists of two series: I. General Chemistry, 1958-1959 and II. Analytical Chemistry, undated. All of the films have been assigned individual item numbers.

Acquisition Information :  

The films were transferred from the Chemistry Department in 1993.

Related Materials :  

The OSU Archives holdings also include a b/w film of the first closed- circuit television class in 1957 (P17:14) and a color film of one of the lectures from the 1957/58 academic year (P119:1). The Chemistry Department Records (RG 98) include correspondence, proposals, and reports pertaining to the television courses (reel 3, folders 1-4). The Gwil Evans Photographic Collection (P82:92) includes photographs of broadcasts and of the film collection. Films of another television course, General Hygiene, are also available in the Archives (P119:2-37).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  General Chemistry, 1958-1959
16 mm b/w sound kinescope films
The films are organized by academic quarter; thereunder into lectures, experiments, and discussion; and chronologically within those subseries. The length (given as min:sec) is provided below for each film.

W.H. Slabaugh, Instructor; W.F. McGrath, Producer

Description
Fall Quarter Lectures, 1958
FV P205:001 (1): Science of Chemistry, 2 October 1958
45:32
FV P205:002 (2): Science of Chemistry II, 3 October 1958
45:50
FV P205:003 (3): Structure of Matter, 9 October 1958
45:27
FV P205:004 (4): Structure of Matter II, 10 October 1958
45:02
FV P205:005 (5): Electrons and Atoms, 16 October 1958
45:07
FV P205:006 (6): Elements and Compounds, 17 October 1958
43:56
FV P205:007 (7): Formulas and Equations, 23 October 1958
44:28
FV P205:008 (8): Periodic Law, 24 October 1958
44:13
FV P205:009 (9): Atomic Structure, 30 October 1958
44:14
FV P205:010 (10): Hydrogen and Oxygen, 31 October 1958
44:11
FV P205:011 (11): Hydrogen and Oxygen Compounds, 6 November 1958
45:25
FV P205:012 (12): Carbon, 7 November 1958
44:56
FV P205:013 (13): Chemical Problems I, 13 November 1958
43:32
FV P205:014 (14): Chemical Problems II, 14 November 1958
44:59
FV P205:015 (15): Gases I, 20 Nov. 1958
43:52
FV P205:016 (16): Gases II, 21 November 1958
43:58
FV P205:017 (17): Gases III, 24 November 1958
44:30
FV P205:018 (18): Perspectives I, 25 November 1958
44:38
FV P205:019 (19): Ions I, 4 December 1958
43:52
FV P205:020 (20): Ions II, 5 December 1958
43:33
FV P205:021 (21): Covalence I, 11 December 1958
43:55
FV P205:022 (22): Covalence II, 12 December 1958
43:39
Fall Quarter Experiments, 1958
FV P205:023 (1): Apparatus and Methods, 29 September 1958
45:47
FV P205:024 (2): Chemical Procedures, 6 October 1958
46:24
FV P205:025 (3): X-Ray Diffraction, 13 October 1958
43:56
FV P205:026 (4): Size of Molecule, 20 October 1958
44:33
FV P205:027 (5): Analysis of Hydrate, 27 October 1958
FV P205:028 (6): Hydrogen and Oxygen, 3 November 1958
44:27
FV P205:029 (7): Carbon, 10 November 1958
44:28
FV P205:030 (9): Gas Laws, 1 December 1958
43:37
FV P205:031 (10): Electrolysis, 8 December 1958
43:26
Winter Quarter Lectures, 1959
FV P205:032: Introductory Lecture, 7 January 1959
38:53
FV P205:033 (1): Redox I, 8 January 1959
44:42
FV P205:034 (2): Redox II, 9 January 1959
45:09
FV P205:035 (3): Halogens I, 15 January 1959
43:35
FV P205:036 (4): Halogens II, 16 January 1959
42:56
FV P205:037 (5): Sulfur, 22 January 1959
44:50
FV P205:038 (7): Phosphorus et al., 29 January 1959
42:56
FV P205:039 (8): Water I, 30 January 1959
44:37
FV P205:040 (9): Water II, 5 February 1959
44:54
FV P205:041 (10): Solutions I, 6 February 1959
44:48
FV P205:042 (11): Solutions II, 12 February 1959
FV P205:043 (12): Equilibrium, 13 February 1959
44:11
FV P205:044 (13): Reaction Rates II, 19 February 1959
43:50
FV P205:045 (14): Acids and Bases I, 20 February 1959
44:11
FV P205:046 (15): Acids and Bases II, 26 February 1959
44:15
FV P205:047 (16): Solubility Product, 27 February 1959
43:44
FV P205:048 (17): Complex Ions, 5 March 1959
44:09
FV P205:049 (18): (no title), 6 March 1959
44:24
FV P205:050 (19): Chemical Energy II, 12 March
45:00
FV P205:051 (20): Review, 13 March
45:22
Winter Quarter Experiments, 1959
FV P205:052 (1): Electromotive Force, 12 January 1959
42:33
FV P205:053 (2): Properties of Halogens, 19 January 1959
44:04
FV P205:054 (3): Sulfur, 26 January 1959
43:49
FV P205:055 (4): Surface Tension;, 2 February1959
44:15
FV P205:056 (5): Water Softening, 9 February 1959
44:15
FV P205:057 (6): Reaction Rate, 16 February 1959
44:26
FV P205:058 (7): Titration, 23 February 1959
44:14
FV P205:059 (8): pH Numbers, 2 March 1959
44:10
FV P205:060 (9): Complexes, 9 March 1959
44:43
Spring Quarter Lectures, 1959
FV P205:061: Introduction, 1 April 1959
44:18
FV P205:062 (1): Metals and Alloys, 2 April 1959
45:12
FV P205:063 (2): Metals and Geochemistry, 3 April 1959
44:03
FV P205:064 (3): Alkaline Earths, 9 April 1959
44:07
FV P205:065 (4): Iron I, 10 April 1959
44:37
FV P205:066 (5): Iron II, 16 April 1959
44:40
FV P205:067 (6): Aluminum and Boron, 17 April 1959
44:44
FV P205:068 (7): Silicon, 23 April 1959
43:32
FV P205:069 (8): Copper and Zinc, 24 April 1959
44:29
FV P205:070 (9): Silver, Gold, and Mercury, 30 April 1959
44:55
FV P205:071 (10): Tin and Lead, 1 May 1959
42:19
FV P205:072 (11): Corrosion, 7 May 1959
44:59
FV P205:073 (12): Perspectives II, 8 May 1959
44:08
FV P205:074 (13): Organic Chemistry I, 14 May 1959
43:35
FV P205:075 (14): Organic Chemistry II, 15 May 1959
44:11
FV P205:076 (15): Organic Chemistry II, 21 May 1959
43:05
FV P205:077 (16): Biochemistry and Plastics, 22 May 1959
43:05
FV P205:078 (17): Biochemistry II, 28 May 1959
43:36
FV P205:079 (18): Nuclear Chemistry I, 29 May 1959
43:09
FV P205:080 (19): Nuclear Chemistry II, 4 June 1959
44:10
FV P205:081 (20): Perspectives III, 5 June 1959
44:32
Spring Quarter Experiments, 1959
FV P205:082 (1): Phase Study, 6 April 1959
49:01
FV P205:083 (2): Iron Analysis, 13 April 1959
44:30
FV P205:084 (3): Glass Blowing, 20 April 1959
43:22
FV P205:085 (4): Cation Analysis I, 27 April 1959
43:04
FV P205:086 (5): Cation Analysis II, 4 May 1959
42:43
FV P205:087 (6): Corrosion, 11 May 1959
43:28
FV P205:088 (7): Synthesis, 18 May 1959
44:15
FV P205:089 (8): Vitamins and Chromatography, 25 May 1959
43:37
FV P205:090 (9): Gas Chromatography, 1 June 1959
42:43
Spring Quarter Discussion, 1959
FV P205:091 : Metallurgy, Dr. Caldwell, 8 April 1959
44:23
Quarter Not Identified, undated
FV P205:092: Experiment - Molecular Weight, Renault (18)
FV P205:093 - FV P205:110: Unidentified lectures and/or experiments
18 reels

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Series II:  Analytical Chemistry, undated
16 mm b/w sound kinescope films

Harry Freund, Instructor

Description
FV P205:111 (1): Gravimetric Precipitation
FV P205:112 (2): Co-Precipitation
FV P205:113 (3): Acid-Base Equib. in Water

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Subjects

      • Subject Terms :
      • Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
      • Television in higher education--Oregon.
      • Form or Genre Terms :
      • Motion pictures (visual works).
        • Other Creators :
        • Freund, Harry, 1917-
        • McGrath, William Frederick
        • Slabaugh, Wendell H.
        • KOAC (Television station : Corvallis, Or.)

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