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.
Construction of Service Building "B" for the State University of New York at Albany Uptown Campus. A crane lifts a portion of the building into place while construction workers make sure the job is done correctly. This photograph is fixed with a canvas back. On the back there are date stamps showing that the photograph went from the Photographer: E. M. Weil to an unidentifiable company, possibly the Architect Edward Durell Stone's office; then finally into the hands of the New York State University Construction Fund. Writing in the left margin includes "Project: SUCF #01-11 - #290B Service Bldgs.," "Owner: State UNIV.Const.Fund," "Architect: Edward Durell Stone," "Contractor: MLB & DAC - Joint Venture Contractors," "Date Taken: 9/30/63," "Photographer E. M. Weil," and "View Looking: Service Bldgs., Bldg. "B", West Side".