Founder’s Day – California College of Arts and Crafts

A montage of footage taken at the Founder's Day celebration at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, including footage of Neil Armstrong and sculptor Peter Voulkos, and displays and exhibits.

00:53Copy video clip URL A sign reading “100 Years.” Onscreen text: “California College of Arts and Crafts. Founder’s Centennial 1872-1972.” Substantial distortion. 

01:15Copy video clip URL Montage of a graduation ceremony, a rock band called The Delta Wires playing outdoors, a fashion show, pottery making, and other arts displays and demonstration. 

04:00Copy video clip URL Footage of an interview jokily discussing Founder’s Day. Substantial distortion. 

04:20Copy video clip URL Onscreen presenter discusses an exhibit in the CCAC’s library about the school’s early history. The first portion of the exhibit is devoted to the school’s founding president, Frederick H. Meyer. 

06:13Copy video clip URL Footage of a historical fashion show replicating the fashion at the time of the school’s founding. 

06:41Copy video clip URL A painting by Laetitia Meyer, wife of the school’s founder. 

07:32Copy video clip URL Artworks from the school’s early history, including prints by early faculty member Isabel Clark Percy West. Footage of students making prints. 

09:20Copy video clip URL Footage of Neil Armstrong at CCAC’s Founder’s Day, with audio of the song “Hey Mr. Spaceman” by The Byrds. 

10:20Copy video clip URL A ceremony granting an honorary doctorate to sculptor Peter Voulkos, an alumnus. Voulkos gives a brief speech. 

13:11Copy video clip URL End credits: “A video tape by Susan Gage. Production Assistants: Lou Fincher, Chuck Splady.”

13:42Copy video clip URL Footage of the videomaker walking through the halls of CCAC to a professor’s office. She gives him two copies of the Founder’s Day tape.



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