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

Charlie Teske Podcast (2009) 16:42

Charlie Teske Podcast (2009) 16:42

Charlie Teske, Evergreen’s first Dean of Arts and Humanities, discusses the institution’s founding and early history in this audio excerpt taken from a longer video interview available in the Evergreen Archives.
(2009) Length: 16:42
Produced by Aaron Meola for the Evergreen Visual History Archive

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 [...]

Drawing from the Landscape  (1994 and 2008)  24:30

Drawing from the Landscape (1994 and 2008) 24:30

Drawing from the Landscape
Faculty and staff joined their colleagues and facilitators Marilyn Frasca, Larry Eickstaedt, and David Whitener on Squaxin Island for a 1994 summer institute sponsored by a grant from the PEW Charitable Trust. This visual documentation of the field study shows participants camped together for several days on the island, drawing, writing, [...]

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.

Original Format: [...]

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
Produced [...]

First Draft (1989) 43:43

First Draft (1989) 43:43

Faculty and staff discuss components of Evergreen’s pedagogical philosophy: interdisciplinary study teaching and learning, a student-centered curriculum, the public nature of teaching and learning, students’ responsibility for learning, narrative evaluations, faculty seminar. This 1989 project led to a larger project for the Office of Institutional Research called Ways of Knowing (available in the [...]

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 [...]

Greener Cubed (2008) 2:53

Greener Cubed (2008) 2:53

Students Aaron Meola, Jana Bolotin and Jesse Callahan venture into the deepest recesses of the Evergreen Archives to capture a bit of Evergreen’s archivist Randy Stilson for posterity.
(2008) Length 2:53
Produced by Aaron Meola

Living Catalog – Advanced Science Group Contracts (1974) 9:01

Living Catalog – Advanced Science Group Contracts (1974) 9:01

Faculty member Willie Parson discusses his three Advanced Science Group Contracts. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage students for a year. [...]

Living Catalog – Conceptions Of Self (1974) 11:53

Living Catalog – Conceptions Of Self (1974) 11:53

Faculty members, Mark Levensky and Dave Powell discuss their coordinated studies program, Conceptions Of Self. About the series: ” In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations between and among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage [...]

Living Catalog – Encounter America: Ideologies & Realities (1974) 19:17

Living Catalog – Encounter America: Ideologies & Realities (1974) 19:17

Faculty members Eric Larson, Dumi Maraire, Margaret Gribskov and Russ Fox discuss their coordinated studies program, Encounter America: Ideologies & Realities. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with [...]

Living Catalog – Human Responses To Human Documents (1974) 22:07

Living Catalog – Human Responses To Human Documents (1974) 22:07

Faculty members Chuck Pailthorp, Dave Hitchens, Tom Maddox, and Leo Daugherty discuss their coordinated studies program, Human Responses To Human Documents. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with [...]

Living Catalog – Xequiquel (1974) 11:01

Living Catalog – Xequiquel (1974) 11:01

Faculty members Nancy Allen and Ron Woodbury discuss their coordinated studies program Lawmakers/Lawbreakers. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage students for [...]

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 [...]

moemoea (2004) 4:42

moemoea (2004) 4:42

moemoea (which means dream in Tahitian)
is a short experimental documentary, conceived in the tradition of the cine poem, that combines landscape cinematography with studies of light and form to explore the essential nature of Huahine, French Polynesia.  Faculty member Sally Cloninger produced this film as part of her final project in the Islands program (2003-04).  Sally along [...]

Must Be New to the Job (1978) 49:28

Must Be New to the Job (1978) 49:28

A video orientation designed for new staff includes interviews with staff and faculty explaining Evergreen as an educational experiment and as a work environment. Included are a guided tour of the campus, and detailed explanations of the structure of academics at Evergreen. This orientation highlights the importance to staff to the college mission, the [...]

SELF EVALUATION: or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the five foci (2010) 56:35

SELF EVALUATION: or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the five foci (2010) 56:35

This is a live, studio production of Sally Cloninger’s final 5th year review.  She combined a monologue about her work as a teacher and co-learner at Evergreen with clips from her own films and videos as well as program documentation of some of her “performative” lectures.  Included: an excerpt from a documentary that was commissioned [...]

Teaching Art And Science (2008) 15:19

Teaching Art And Science (2008) 15:19

A visual essay with voice over about faculty member, Susan Aurand’s experience teaching art and science in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs at Evergreen. Originally produced as part of the EVHA Founding Institute in summer 2008, Susan performed this autobiographical and pedagogical piece at the Fall Symposium in 2008. She specifically explores [...]

The Living Catalog – Lawmakers/Lawbreakers (1974) 20:03

The Living Catalog – Lawmakers/Lawbreakers (1974) 20:03

Faculty members Mark Levensky and Dave Powell discuss their coordinated studies program Conceptions Of Self. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage [...]

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 [...]

The Rita Sevcik Series – Rita Sevcik (c. 1984) 19:48

The Rita Sevcik Series – Rita Sevcik (c. 1984) 19:48

Rita Sevcik served as Administrative Assistant to the first six Evergreen presidents. In this 1984 interview she discusses her hiring as one of the first staff members as well as her perceptions of the nature of the job and the changes over time, as the position became more and more an assistant to the President. [...]

Wild Water Women-The Reunion (1979 and 2009)  26:09

Wild Water Women-The Reunion (1979 and 2009) 26:09

A rare Super 8 film of a 1979 white water rafting trip by Evergreen women is juxtaposed with footage and commentary from a reunion 30 years later of most of the faculty and staff participants. Featured are: Sally Cloninger, Rita Cooper, Llyn De Danaan [Lynn Patterson], Betsy Diffendal, Joanne Jirovec, Susie Jones, Judy Lindlauf, Maxine [...]

Women At Evergreen (1997) 29:24

Women At Evergreen (1997) 29:24

This 1997 video, produced by Evergreen staff member, Marge Brown and Provost, Barbara Leigh Smith, documents the history and invaluable legacy of women who have helped shape the path of this institution. Their compelling stories relate some of the struggles faced by woman during those early years and how these struggles led to a number [...]

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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