20 Years of Making a Difference (1991) 29:09

20 Years of Making a Difference (1991) 29:09

This series of images, headlines and quotations from the first twenty years of Evergreen was originally shown at Evergreen’s Founding Festival in 1991. It was produced by Media Services and includes audio from speeches by both Dan Evans and Charles McCann.
Original Format: Slide/Tape and VHS
(1991) Length 29:09
Produced by Wyatt Cates

Celebrating Dr. Maxine Mimms (2007) 11:57

Celebrating Dr. Maxine Mimms (2007) 11:57

Maxine Mimms, founder of Evergreen’s Tacoma program, talks about her philosophy of education and life, weaving music, culinary arts, and teaching into her “Opera of Maxine Mimms.” Faculty member Gilda Shepherd recorded the 2007 interview on the occasion of Dr. Mimms’s 80th birthday celebration.
(2007) Length 11:57
Produced by Gilda L. Sheppard

Community Artist Television 1: Who We Are (1987) 25:02

Community Artist Television 1: Who We Are (1987) 25:02

Advanced media students, faculty (Sally Cloninger and Phil Harding) and staff (Peter Randlette and Dick Fuller) formed an experimental media collective in spring ‘87 to produce a weekly public access show. Known affectionately as C.A.T., this series was designed around weekly themes (such as “After Midnight” or “Not Sold In Stores”), some of which were [...]

Community Artist Television 2: Rhythm (1987) 45:24

Community Artist Television 2: Rhythm (1987) 45:24

Advanced media students, faculty (Sally Cloninger and Phil Harding) and staff (Peter Randlette and Dick Fuller) formed an experimental media collective in spring ‘87 to produce a weekly public access show. Known affectionately as C.A.T., this series was designed around weekly themes (such as “After Midnight” or “Not Sold In Stores”), some of which were [...]

Community Artist Television 3: Not Sold In Stores (1987) 40:10

Community Artist Television 3: Not Sold In Stores (1987) 40:10

Advanced media students, faculty (Sally Cloninger and Phil Harding) and staff (Peter Randlette and Dick Fuller) formed an experimental media collective in spring ‘87 to produce a weekly public access show. Known affectionately as C.A.T., this series was designed around weekly themes (such as “After Midnight” or “Gardens and Yard Art”), some of which were [...]

Coolympia (2008) 23:15

Coolympia (2008) 23:15

Olympia’s first official student-produced experimental family television show. For the best in local animation, music, puppets, and silliness, fans tuned in on TCTV channel 22. Originally cable cast in 2008, COOLMYPIA went on to win several national public access cable awards in 2009. The series originated in Mediaworks 2007-08.
(2008) Length 23:15
Produced by Sorrelle Dooley, [...]

Dr. Maya Angelou at Evergreen, “Rainbow in the Clouds.” (2007) 85:16

Dr. Maya Angelou at Evergreen, “Rainbow in the Clouds.” (2007) 85:16

On February 18, 2007 renowned author, poet and literary legend, Dr. Maya Angelou spoke to more then 3,000 people in the College Recreation Center’s gym. She was welcomed by President Les Purce and then introduced by Dr. Joye Hardiman. Maya Angelou held the Evergreen and community audience rapt with her story telling, singing, [...]

Early Campus Planning Session (c. 1970) 3:47

Early Campus Planning Session (c. 1970) 3:47

Staff member Woody Hirzel took his trusty Bolex into the Board Room to document a meeting with architects about the campus master plan. This silent, unedited film gives us a rare look into the personalities and work habits of early administrators and the Boart of Trustees, and a tour of the model for the campus. [...]

First Evergreen Graduation (1972) 7:57

First Evergreen Graduation (1972) 7:57

Poking around in the archives we found these 16mm reels shot by staff member, Woody Hirzel in the early 1970s. These color films are silent but provide a memorable look at Evergreen’s first graduation ceremony, staged in the Library lobby. In attendance are Governor Dan Evans, President Charles McCann, the Evergreen Singers conduced by faculty [...]

Ken Kesey Lecture (1974) 58:10

Ken Kesey Lecture (1974) 58:10

Author and cultural icon Ken Kesey speaks to Evergreen in 1974. He begins his lecture with a story about a young couple that arrives at his house on a cold winter night with their ill infant. He discovers quickly that these young people are struggling with parenting and life. He poses questions to [...]

Ken Kesey Q&A (1974) 13:29

Ken Kesey Q&A (1974) 13:29

This rare archival footage shows the Q&A between author Ken Kesey and Evergreen students before his 1974 lecture at the college. Kesey discusses alternative education, his strategies for handling his cultural celebrity, his writing, drugs, and mental illness in America.
Original Format: 1/2 inch open reel
(1974) Length 13:29
Produced by The Evergreen State College

Lynda Barry Is Back (2008) 83:04

Lynda Barry Is Back (2008) 83:04

Alumna Lynda Barry returned to Evergreen for a series of workshops based on her book, What It Is. On November 5, 2008 she spoke to an overflow crowd in the Experimental Theatre, talking about her experience as an Evergreen student, her life as an artist, and her method of writing (based in part on her [...]

Mary Hillaire, A Lasting Vision (1999) 34:00

Mary Hillaire, A Lasting Vision (1999) 34:00

This portrait of the late Mary Hillaire, Evergreen faculty and a member of the Lummi nation until her death in 1982, was produced by Marge Brown and Barbara Leigh Smith. The documentary uses interviews, archival footage and many sound recordings to document Mary’s influence on Evergreen. That influence was extensive: she contributed one [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal 1999 Graduation Speech (1999) 16:09

Mumia Abu-Jamal 1999 Graduation Speech (1999) 16:09

Evergreen’s 1999 commencement featured controversial activist and death row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal. National media outlets covered the pre-recorded address to Evergreen’s graduating class amid well-orchestrated opposition and protest. Evergreen President Jane Jervis took a courageous stand for free speech and the engagement with controversy in supporting students’ selection of Mumia.
Original Format:  3/4″ analog [...]

Whatever We Had We Have, Evergreen Scrapbook 1971-1996 (1996) 15:02

Whatever We Had We Have, Evergreen Scrapbook 1971-1996 (1996) 15:02

This video production was commissioned by Provost Barbara Leigh Smith to commemorate the “real” 25th anniversary of the college, that is, from the year that students arrived. It was shown at the annual fall convocation and features still images that honor the early history of Evergreen, “explain” the Five Foci of Evergreen’s pedagogy, and welcome [...]

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This series of images, headlines and quotations from the first twenty years of Evergreen was originally shown at Evergreen’s Founding Festival in 1991. It was produced by Media Services and includes audio from speeches by both Dan Evans and Charles McCann.

Original Format: Slide/Tape and VHS

(1991) Length 29:09

Produced by Wyatt Cates