Christmas at Baker College

Fifty years apart.


Baker Christmas tree 1965  047



Bonus: A thoughtful alumnus sent us a box of student-made films from the late ’70s to early ’80s, for which we are very grateful. We’re pretty good with many formats but what on earth plays these??



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7 Responses to Christmas at Baker College

  1. Rachel Dvoretzky says:

    Consult Tish at the Rice Media Center.

  2. Syd Polk says:

    Those look like either 8 MM or Super 8 rolls to me. There are 8 MM and Super 8 projectors out there. Costco can digitize them.

    Super 8 has a smaller picture, but has a stripe for sound.

  3. Karen says:

    Interesting that they now have the tree in the inner commons rather than the outer commons. I wonder whether that’s just for this year, or whether it started with the remodel, or maybe they started it when the serveries started. There’s no way there’d have been room in the old days.

  4. grungy1973 says:

    Not sure what can deal with those cartridges.
    Brief research later:

    This is the current generation of telecine from the company that built the one that the RHS funded (and I am still using for MOB halftime films). I’d rather have the new one, with the HD capability.

    • The Bolex projector referenced above will handle the film cartridge (on the left in the photo), but maybe not the reel on the right. I can’t tell whether the open reel is 8 mm or Super 8, but you would need a projector geared to that format (there were “Dual 8” projectors that could handle both, but I don’t know whether those still exist outside of the second-hand market).

  5. grungy1973 says:

    The cartridge plays back in something like this:

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