Marcia Brown's acceptance speech after being awarded the Honorary Doctorate from the State University of New York. Commencement ceremony, University at Albany, May 19, 1996. Marcia Brown, author and illustrator of children's literature, has been awarded the Caldecott Medal (the American Library Association's highest award for excellence in childrens' picture-book illustrations), for three of her books: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1954); Once a Mouse (1961); and Shadow (1982), and six more of her books are Caldecott Honor Books.
A live fundrasing telethon held SUNY Albany students benefiting the Albany State Chapter of Big Bothers Big Sisters and the Wildwood School for Developmentally Handicapped Children. Featuring a number of student and community performers in the Campus Center Ballroom, hosted by Marleen Michaelson and Stuart Greskin [?].
This video features student attending orientation at the University at Albany in 1951, on the downtown campus. There are two separate orientation camps depicted, one for the women and one for the men. Students are depicting canoeing, student bonding activities at a campground. There are many scenes of students studying, working on projects and interactions between students and faculty. Many different sports are depicted, such as, archery, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and tennis. There are shots of students eating dinner, playing bridge, and socializing in front of the fire. Also "moving up day" is featured.