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Friday, October 12, 2007

North Hall Fire - October 16, 1937

Seventy years ago on October 16, 1937, the original North Hall at Slippery Rock State Teachers College burned to the ground. Many years later Slippery Rock University historian Bob Watson added a voiceover to this original film footage* of the event.

Visit the Library's North Hall Fire Web exhibit for the whole story, including photographs and articles from the October 27, 1937 issue of The Rocket.

*Original 16mm film transferred to laser videodisk by Dr. Mark Chase in 1991. Converted to MPEG (54 MB) in 2007. The laser videodisk is in the Slippery Rock University Archives.

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