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Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films, 1958-1959

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State College. Dept. of Chemistry.
Title
Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films
Dates
1958-1959 (inclusive)
Quantity
24 cubic feet, including 113 films, (113 film cans)
Collection Number
FV P 205
Summary
The Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films consist primarily of kinescope films of the General Chemistry course at Oregon State College taught by Wendell Slabaugh via interinstitutional television in 1958-1959.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In the spring of 1957, the first television course at Oregon State College, Chemistry 203, was broadcast via closed-circuit TV from a studio in Shepard Hall to lecture rooms in Dearborn Hall. During the 1957/58 and 1958/59 academic years, General Chemistry (Ch 104, 105, and 106) was broadcast via KOAC-TV from a studio in Gill Coliseum and received simultaneously by students at Oregon State College, the University of Oregon, Oregon College of Education, and Willamette University. These courses were part of an 8-year interinstitutional television project supported by the Fund for Advancement of Education of the Ford Foundation.

Kinescope films of the lectures (2 per week) and weekly laboratory experiment demonstrations were made during the 1958/59 year and used to teach a special chemistry course during the 1959/60 academic year and were broadcast over KOAC-TV as late as 1963.

Although instruction by television had begun as early as 1952 at Iowa State College, Oregon State College was one of the first institutions to offer a chemistry course by television and to broadcast a course to students at several institutions simultaneously.

Wendell Slabaugh, an innovative and enthusiastic teacher, was at Oregon State University from 1953 until his sudden death in 1980. He was a pioneer in many audio-visual as well as other teaching techniques and lecture demonstrations. In 1973, the Manufacturing Chemists Association recognized Slabaugh with their Award for Excellence in teaching chemistry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films consist primarily of films of the General Chemistry course (Ch 104, 105, 106) taught via interinstitutional television by Wendell Slabaugh during the 1958/59 academic year. The collection also includes three films of the Analytical Chemistry course taught by Harry Freund at about the same time.

The films are 16 mm b/w sound kinescope films (motion picture films made from an image on a picture tube). Each of the films is about 45 minutes long.

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Preferred Citation

Chemistry Department Motion Picture Films (FV P 205), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  General Chemistry, 1958-1959Return to Top

16 mm b/w sound kinescope films
The films are organized by academic quarter; thereunder into lectures, experiments, and discussion; and chronologically within those subseries. The length (given as min:sec) is provided below for each film.

W.H. Slabaugh, Instructor; W.F. McGrath, Producer

Description Dates
Fall Quarter Lectures
1958
FV P205:001 (1): Science of Chemistry
45:32
2 October 1958
FV P205:002 (2): Science of Chemistry II
45:50
3 October 1958
FV P205:003 (3): Structure of Matter
45:27
9 October 1958
FV P205:004 (4): Structure of Matter II
45:02
10 October 1958
FV P205:005 (5): Electrons and Atoms
45:07
16 October 1958
FV P205:006 (6): Elements and Compounds
43:56
17 October 1958
FV P205:007 (7): Formulas and Equations
44:28
23 October 1958
FV P205:008 (8): Periodic Law
44:13
24 October 1958
FV P205:009 (9): Atomic Structure
44:14
30 October 1958
FV P205:010 (10): Hydrogen and Oxygen
44:11
31 October 1958
FV P205:011 (11): Hydrogen and Oxygen Compounds
45:25
6 November 1958
FV P205:012 (12): Carbon
44:56
7 November 1958
FV P205:013 (13): Chemical Problems I
43:32
13 November 1958
FV P205:014 (14): Chemical Problems II
44:59
14 November 1958
FV P205:015 (15): Gases I
43:52
20 Nov. 1958
FV P205:016 (16): Gases II
43:58
21 November 1958
FV P205:017 (17): Gases III
44:30
24 November 1958
FV P205:018 (18): Perspectives I
44:38
25 November 1958
FV P205:019 (19): Ions I
43:52
4 December 1958
FV P205:020 (20): Ions II
43:33
5 December 1958
FV P205:021 (21): Covalence I
43:55
11 December 1958
FV P205:022 (22): Covalence II
43:39
12 December 1958
Fall Quarter Experiments
1958
FV P205:023 (1): Apparatus and Methods
45:47
29 September 1958
FV P205:024 (2): Chemical Procedures
46:24
6 October 1958
FV P205:025 (3): X-Ray Diffraction
43:56
13 October 1958
FV P205:026 (4): Size of Molecule
44:33
20 October 1958
FV P205:027 (5): Analysis of Hydrate
27 October 1958
FV P205:028 (6): Hydrogen and Oxygen
44:27
3 November 1958
FV P205:029 (7): Carbon
44:28
10 November 1958
FV P205:030 (9): Gas Laws
43:37
1 December 1958
FV P205:031 (10): Electrolysis
43:26
8 December 1958
Winter Quarter Lectures
1959
FV P205:032: Introductory Lecture
38:53
7 January 1959
FV P205:033 (1): Redox I
44:42
8 January 1959
FV P205:034 (2): Redox II
45:09
9 January 1959
FV P205:035 (3): Halogens I
43:35
15 January 1959
FV P205:036 (4): Halogens II
42:56
16 January 1959
FV P205:037 (5): Sulfur
44:50
22 January 1959
FV P205:038 (7): Phosphorus et al.
42:56
29 January 1959
FV P205:039 (8): Water I
44:37
30 January 1959
FV P205:040 (9): Water II
44:54
5 February 1959
FV P205:041 (10): Solutions I
44:48
6 February 1959
FV P205:042 (11): Solutions II
12 February 1959
FV P205:043 (12): Equilibrium
44:11
13 February 1959
FV P205:044 (13): Reaction Rates II
43:50
19 February 1959
FV P205:045 (14): Acids and Bases I
44:11
20 February 1959
FV P205:046 (15): Acids and Bases II
44:15
26 February 1959
FV P205:047 (16): Solubility Product
43:44
27 February 1959
FV P205:048 (17): Complex Ions
44:09
5 March 1959
FV P205:049 (18): (no title)
44:24
6 March 1959
FV P205:050 (19): Chemical Energy II
45:00
12 March
FV P205:051 (20): Review
45:22
13 March
Winter Quarter Experiments
1959
FV P205:052 (1): Electromotive Force
42:33
12 January 1959
FV P205:053 (2): Properties of Halogens
44:04
19 January 1959
FV P205:054 (3): Sulfur
43:49
26 January 1959
FV P205:055 (4): Surface Tension;
44:15
2 February1959
FV P205:056 (5): Water Softening
44:15
9 February 1959
FV P205:057 (6): Reaction Rate
44:26
16 February 1959
FV P205:058 (7): Titration
44:14
23 February 1959
FV P205:059 (8): pH Numbers
44:10
2 March 1959
FV P205:060 (9): Complexes
44:43
9 March 1959
Spring Quarter Lectures
1959
FV P205:061: Introduction
44:18
1 April 1959
FV P205:062 (1): Metals and Alloys
45:12
2 April 1959
FV P205:063 (2): Metals and Geochemistry
44:03
3 April 1959
FV P205:064 (3): Alkaline Earths
44:07
9 April 1959
FV P205:065 (4): Iron I
44:37
10 April 1959
FV P205:066 (5): Iron II
44:40
16 April 1959
FV P205:067 (6): Aluminum and Boron
44:44
17 April 1959
FV P205:068 (7): Silicon
43:32
23 April 1959
FV P205:069 (8): Copper and Zinc
44:29
24 April 1959
FV P205:070 (9): Silver, Gold, and Mercury
44:55
30 April 1959
FV P205:071 (10): Tin and Lead
42:19
1 May 1959
FV P205:072 (11): Corrosion
44:59
7 May 1959
FV P205:073 (12): Perspectives II
44:08
8 May 1959
FV P205:074 (13): Organic Chemistry I
43:35
14 May 1959
FV P205:075 (14): Organic Chemistry II
44:11
15 May 1959
FV P205:076 (15): Organic Chemistry II
43:05
21 May 1959
FV P205:077 (16): Biochemistry and Plastics
43:05
22 May 1959
FV P205:078 (17): Biochemistry II
43:36
28 May 1959
FV P205:079 (18): Nuclear Chemistry I
43:09
29 May 1959
FV P205:080 (19): Nuclear Chemistry II
44:10
4 June 1959
FV P205:081 (20): Perspectives III
44:32
5 June 1959
Spring Quarter Experiments
1959
FV P205:082 (1): Phase Study
49:01
6 April 1959
FV P205:083 (2): Iron Analysis
44:30
13 April 1959
FV P205:084 (3): Glass Blowing
43:22
20 April 1959
FV P205:085 (4): Cation Analysis I
43:04
27 April 1959
FV P205:086 (5): Cation Analysis II
42:43
4 May 1959
FV P205:087 (6): Corrosion
43:28
11 May 1959
FV P205:088 (7): Synthesis
44:15
18 May 1959
FV P205:089 (8): Vitamins and Chromatography
43:37
25 May 1959
FV P205:090 (9): Gas Chromatography
42:43
1 June 1959
Spring Quarter Discussion
1959
FV P205:091 : Metallurgy, Dr. Caldwell
44:23
8 April 1959
Quarter Not Identified
undated
FV P205:092: Experiment - Molecular Weight, Renault (18)
FV P205:093 - FV P205:110: Unidentified lectures and/or experiments
18 reels

Series II:  Analytical Chemistry, undatedReturn to Top

16 mm b/w sound kinescope films

Harry Freund, Instructor

Description Dates
FV P205:111 (1): Gravimetric Precipitation
FV P205:112 (2): Co-Precipitation
FV P205:113 (3): Acid-Base Equib. in Water

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