Dick Nichols at the 1971 Faculty Retreat (1971) 73:16

Dick Nichols at the 1971 Faculty Retreat (1971) 73:16

One of the first faculty retreats featured Dick Nichols with “A History of Evergreen from Newspaper Headlines, ” a review of Evergreen’s founding and early history in local and state papers. Nichols was Director of Information Services from 1968-1976 and had the complicated job of explaining Evergreen to outside audiences. He highlights the [...]

Dreams and Goals – First Academic Deans (1974) 17:28

Dreams and Goals – First Academic Deans (1974) 17:28

Faculty members Dave Hitchens, Richard Brian, and Larry Stenberg sing a song written by faculty librarian Malcolm Stilson, about the first three deans at the mythical “Wintergreen.” Charlie Teske, Merv Cadwallader, and Don Humphries, the actual first three deans, then engage in a conversation about the founding of the college. They discuss the almost-accidental origins [...]

Dreams and Goals – First Associate Director of Library Services, David Carnahan (1974) 7:31

Dreams and Goals – First Associate Director of Library Services, David Carnahan (1974) 7:31

Evergreen’s founding Associate Director of Library Services, David Carnahan, discusses the conception and planning for Evergreen’s library. He places the special emphasis on a strong relationship between the library and media services in order to broaden the definitions of learning for students and faculty and to situate the library firmly within the teaching function of [...]

Dreams and Goals – First Executive Officer, Dean Clabaugh (1974) 13:04

Dreams and Goals – First Executive Officer, Dean Clabaugh (1974) 13:04

Evergreen’s first employee, Executive Officer Dean Clabaugh, describes the legislation that created Evergreen and events leading up to the college’s opening. He also offers his opinions on the future of Evergreen. This video is part of the Dreams and Goals: Early Visions of Evergreen a series, produced in a 1974 Public Information student contract.

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Dreams and Goals – First President, Charles McCann (1974) 15:47

Dreams and Goals – First President, Charles McCann (1974) 15:47

Charles McCann discusses his 1968 hiring as the first president of The Evergreen State College. He analyzes the state of higher education in the late 60s and gives insight into some of his early thinking that eventually led to Evergreen’s unique evaluation process. This video is part of the Dreams and Goals: Early Visions of [...]

Dreams and Goals – Planning Faculty (1974) 19:27

Dreams and Goals – Planning Faculty (1974) 19:27

The original eighteen men who were the planning faculty talk about their goals in coming to Evergreen and their sense of accomplishment at Evergreen four years later. The faculty are, in order of speaking: Richard Alexander, Jack Webb, Richard Brian, Willy Unsoeld, Bob Bernard, Will Humphries, Byron Youtz, Fred Young, Bob Sluss, Larry Eickstaedt, Sid [...]

Dreams and Goals – Round Table Discussion with Women of Early Evergreen (1974) 7:31

Dreams and Goals – Round Table Discussion with Women of Early Evergreen (1974) 7:31

Evergreen student Tina Peterson, faculty member Wini Ingram, and program secretary Pearl Vincent discuss their experiences Evergreen. Tina, a transfer to Evergreen, talks about her early impressions of the school as “unorganized” and “a lot of confusion.” Pearl and Wini consider the tension between efficiency and freedom. This video is part of the Dreams and [...]

Dreams and Goals – Willy Unsoeld and Tom Rainey Discussion on Community (1974) 16:04

Dreams and Goals – Willy Unsoeld and Tom Rainey Discussion on Community (1974) 16:04

Faculty members Willy Unsoeld and Tom Rainey discuss community at Evergreen. They consider governance, ways to build strong community, and the ideas behind faculty forum. This video is part of the Dreams and Goals: Early Visions of Evergreen a series produced in a 1974 Public Information student contract.
Original Format: 1/2 inch open reel
(1974) Length 16:04
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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 [...]

For What It's Worth (1976) 21:11

For What It's Worth (1976) 21:11

Beginning with a look at the political and cultural context of the founding of the college, this 1976 film documents and evaluates Evergreen’s growth as an alternative institution of higher education at the time in interviews with faculty, students, and staff about community, evaluations of students and faculty, curriculum planning, and the future of the [...]

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 1 (2009) 29:00

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 1 (2009) 29:00

History From the Evergreen Vaults was created for The Evergreen Visual History Collection in collaboration with KAOS Olympia’s Community radio station. Each of the four parts addresses a theme of the college’s history. Jesse Callahan, a 2009 Evergreen graduate wrote, produced, and hosted the show. Evergreen students contributed the instrumental background. Episode 1 [...]

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 2 (2009) 29:00

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 2 (2009) 29:00

History From the Evergreen Vaults was created for The Evergreen Visual History Collection in collaboration with KAOS Olympia’s Community radio station. Each of the four parts addresses a theme of the college’s history. Jesse Callahan, a 2009 Evergreen graduate wrote, produced, and hosted the show. Evergreen students contributed the instrumental background. Episode 2 [...]

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 3 (2009) 29:00

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 3 (2009) 29:00

History From the Evergreen Vaults was created for The Evergreen Visual History Collection in collaboration with KAOS Olympia’s Community radio station. Each of the four parts addresses a theme of the college’s history. Jesse Callahan, a 2009 Evergreen graduate wrote, produced, and hosted the show. Evergreen students contributed the instrumental background. Episode [...]

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 4 (2009) 29:00

History From The Evergreen Vaults Episode 4 (2009) 29:00

History From the Evergreen Vaults was created for The Evergreen Visual History Collection in collaboration with KAOS Olympia’s Community radio station. Each of the four parts addresses a theme of the college’s history. Jesse Callahan, a 2009 Evergreen graduate wrote, produced, and hosted the show. Evergreen students contributed the instrumental background. The [...]

Meet Education – Dan Evans Interview (1978) 6:14

Meet Education – Dan Evans Interview (1978) 6:14

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. Here, Dan Evans, Evergreen’s second president, is grilled by Arnold Tucker, Chairman of the Western Washington Taxpayer’s Committee [...]

Meet Education – Dan Evans Q&A (1978) 14:50

Meet Education – Dan Evans Q&A (1978) 14:50

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. Here, Evergreen’s second President, Dan Evans answers questions from local reporters and members of the community about Evergreen’s [...]

Meet Education – Dan Evans Roundtable Discussion (1978) 10:30

Meet Education – Dan Evans Roundtable Discussion (1978) 10:30

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. This clip is a roundtable discussion with Arnold Tucker, Chairman of the Western Washington Taxpayer’s Committee on Higher [...]

Meet Education – Dan Evans Sit-down Interview (1978) 2:01

Meet Education – Dan Evans Sit-down Interview (1978) 2:01

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. In this interview with Valerie Winslow, a reporter for The Daily Olympian and Dan Evans, Evergreen’s second President [...]

Meet Education – Dan Evans Speech (1978) 1:34

Meet Education – Dan Evans Speech (1978) 1:34

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. Here is a response to the roundtable, Evergreen’s second president, Dan Evans, speaks about Evergreen’s unique approach in [...]

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Interview (1978) 3:58

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Interview (1978) 3:58

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. Here, Dean Clabaugh, Evergreen’s first Executive Director is grilled by Arnold Tucker, Chairman of the Western Washington Taxpayer’s [...]

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Q&A (1978) 8:53

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Q&A (1978) 8:53

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. Dean Clabaugh, Evergreen’s first Executive Director, answers questions from local reporters and members of the community about Evergreen’s [...]

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Roundtable Discussion (1978) 11:09

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Roundtable Discussion (1978) 11:09

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. This roundtable discussion features Arnold Tucker, Chairman of the Western Washington Taxpayer’s Committee on Higher Education, Valerie Winslow, [...]

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Sit-down Interview (1978) 7:17

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Sit-down Interview (1978) 7:17

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios and appears to be a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s. In this interview with Valerie Winslow, a reporter for The Daily Olympian, Dean Clabaugh, Evergreen’s first Executive Director, explains Evergreen approach to learning, and the [...]

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Speech (1978) 1:52

Meet Education – Dean Clabaugh Speech (1978) 1:52

This series, simply entitled “Meet Education” was recorded at the old Evergreen TV studios as a response to the Washington State budget cuts in the late 70’s and the hostility of the legislature and the local press. Evergreen’s first Executive Director Dean Clabaugh responds to the Daily Olympian editorial, defending the college’s unique approach to [...]

The Rita Sevcik Series – Charles McCann (c. 1984) 20:21

The Rita Sevcik Series – Charles McCann (c. 1984) 20:21

Rita Sevcik served as Administrative Assistant to the first six Evergreen presidents. Evergreen’s first president Charles McCann discusses the interview process that led to Rita’s hire at the college. He praises her institutional memory, her enthusiasm and her role as liaison to the board of trustees. He admires her ability to work with multiple constituencies [...]

The Rita Sevcik Series – Dan Evans (1984) 9:33

The Rita Sevcik Series – Dan Evans (1984) 9:33

Rita Sevcik served as Administrative Assistant to the first six Evergreen presidents. Dan Evans, the college’s second president, discusses Rita’s importance to the college and to the President’s office. He expresses appreciation and admiration for her as a person, talking about her great memory and even temper and their shared love of the outdoors [...]

Viewpoint – Filmmakers (28:20) 1974

Viewpoint – Filmmakers (28:20) 1974

Seattle’s KOMO 4 Television 1974 public affairs program Viewpoint presents the films made by Evergreen students early in the college’s history. Art McDonald, the show’s host, discusses the Evergreen film studies program with Evergreen faculty Bob Bernard, and students, Patrick Barber and Gary Peterson. The episode also features examples of student work such as videos [...]

Viewpoint – McCann and Eikenberry Debate (1972) 28:20

Viewpoint – McCann and Eikenberry Debate (1972) 28:20

Seattle’s KOMO 4 Television 1972 public affairs program Viewpoint introduces viewers to Evergreen, showcasing student life, the physical plant, the college’s pedagogical approach, and the controversy surrounding the college. The program highlights the controversy surrounding the college in a debate between Evergreen’s first president, Charles McCann and State Representative, Ken Eikenberry. The debate, tense at [...]

What’s New In The Schoolhouse (c.1974) (29:30)

What’s New In The Schoolhouse (c.1974) (29:30)

KOMO 4 Education Director Marty Wilson hosts this weekly program about local education. She introduces three members of Evergreen, faculty Ed Kormondy and students, Terese Coggins and Steve Simel in a wide-ranging discussion about Evergreen’s unique educational approach. This show also airs a student film presenting Evergreen to students with a look at the library, [...]

You are now watching: Dick Nichols at the 1971 Faculty Retreat (1971) 73:16

One of the first faculty retreats featured Dick Nichols with “A History of Evergreen from Newspaper Headlines, ” a review of Evergreen’s founding and early history in local and state papers. Nichols was Director of Information Services from 1968-1976 and had the complicated job of explaining Evergreen to outside audiences. He highlights the first college on Cooper Point, the 1894 “The People’s University” founded by John Chaplin. While the video quality is variable, this vintage documentation contains glimpses of many early faculty and staff, including Charlie Teske, Charles McCann, Willie Unsoeld, Byron Youtz, Bill Alexander, LeRoi Pierre Smith, Nancy Taylor, Sid White, Earle McNeill, Dave Hitchens, Cruz Esquivel, Dean Clabaugh, Will Humphries, Monica Caufeld, Al Wiedemann, Merv Cadwallader, Fred Young, Carol Olena, Eric Larson, Phil Harding, Linda Kahan, Greg Stewe-Portnoff, Don Humphrey. The second section features Nichols in a 1990s commentary on his talk to the faculty and reflections on changes in Evergreen’s image since 1971.

Original Format: 1/2″ open reel video

(1971) Length 73:16

Produced by Evergreen Archives