Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Freshman Experience

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Description “The Freshman Experience” is an educational film about what life is like at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana for incoming freshman. Alfred Edyvean created the film as a senior project for his Independent Learning Program (ILP) (now known as Individualized Major Program - IMP) degree in “Educational Films.” The University Division paid for the creation of the film to show to new or prospective students about the IU campus as well as the resources available on campus.

The film documents a full year of activities at IU with voiceovers that give advice to new students. Besides shots of everyday life for students on campus in the 1970’s (including images of the campus’s changing seasons), the film also depicts specific events on campus like the registration processes, football games (including a half time performance by Bob Hope), basketball games (including a modern dance half time show), the little 500 and the mini 500 (women’s tricycle race). The film also depicts several iconic landmarks on campus, including Showalter Fountain, Residential hall, Sugar and Spice bakery, Wells Library, Indiana memorial Union and the clock tower.
Creator Edyvean, Alfred R., Jr.
Contributor The University Division
Independent Learning Program
Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Indiana University School of Music
Subject Educational films
College freshmen
Universities and colleges--Students
Date Issued 1972
Alternative Title The Freshman Experience
Temporal Coverage 1971-1972
Spatial Coverage Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
Medium 16mm Film
Duration 00:29:52
Color/Black & White Color
Sound/Silent Sound
Film Stock reversal print
Nation of Origin U.S.


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