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Elon University Video collection

Identifier: EUA141


This collection consists of moving images/video created primarily by Elon University organization, partners, and affiliates. The materials document social, cultural, and academic events, activities, people, and traditions of Elon University. Formats include, but are not limited to; VHS, DVDs, reel to reel, U-matic, mini DV’s, DVCAM’s, external hard drives, and born-digital content.


  • 1950s-present

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

This collection consists of moving image materials created primarily by various units and departments on campus including University Communications, Teaching and Learning Technologies, and student media groups. On occasion Elon hired companies and individuals’ not affiliated with Elon to capture video. The majority of the content document social, cultural, and academic events, people, organizations, activities, and traditions of Elon University. There are a wide variety of formats; from reel to reel, u-matic, VHS, Beta, DVD, to born-digital, and many more. Topics and themes found in the collection include: commencements, convocations, baccalaureate, college coffee, staff appreciation day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Move-in day, call to honor, dance and performances, Enamons, Gospel Choir, Step Show, service learning, sustainability, study abroad, Black Excellence Awards, buildings and construction, groundbreakings, animal blessings, Habitat for Humanity, Phi Beta Kappa, Medallion ceremonies, alumni and reunions, chapel, Ever Elon, Founder’s Day, faculty/staff awards, greek life, football, tennis, basketball, baseball, Sports Hall of Fame, and general athletics. The entire Elon: Past, Present, and Future course taught by Dr. Danieley is also included here. Student media television shows are also represented, such as Elon Current Events, Elon Sports, Elon in Review, Elon Magazine, Elon News Now, Elon Newsbreak, Elon Sports Talk, Elon This Week, Elon Today, Elon Tonight, Win Stuff, Touchdown Phoenix Football, the Elon Review, the Extra Mile, Straight Talk, and the Phoenix 14 People, groups, and organizations include: Isabella Cannon, leadership fellows, Christopher Gergen, Jim Hunt, Richard McBride, Richard D’Amato, Dan Wright, Linda Niedziela, Tony Crider, Richard Haworth, Sandra Day O’Conno, Jonathan Kozol, David McCullough, Mac Lewis, Mike Foreman, Allen Gant, Tim O’Brien, Dr. Danieley, Tim Barber, Jerry Tolley, Jim Keady, Marc Basnight, Richard Greene, Kevin Kline, Bruinger, Gross, Jess Clendenning, NC Campus Compact, United Church of Christ, Jim Melvin, William Ruddiman, Alamance Citizens for Education, Spencer Johnson, Brian Williams, Phi Kappa Phi, Leo Lambert, Fred Young, and Elon Academy. Academic departments and buildings featured are: School of Communications, Law School, McMichael, Koury Business Center, admissions, Linder Hall, Alumni Field House, campus scenes, Fine Arts, Teaching and Learning Technologies, and Physical Plant.


5326 Items (Archival Tapes)

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Physical Location

The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

Related Materials

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Chrystal Carpenter, July 2017

Encoded by Judy Hamler, July 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

100 Campus Drive
2550 Campus Box
Elon North Carolina 27244 USA