toward
“artes
pro
humanitate” |
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from “diversity” and toward “entertainment.” In the future, the
Union announced, there would be fewer foreign films and more
contemporary films, “most of them released within the last three
years, which the students can enjoy.” Under the chairmanship of
Instructor in English J. Rodney Meyer, a film committee began
to assemble a permanent collection of films,2 including classics
from the early years of motion pictures, and that collection would
grow, but within a few years Wake Forest’s campus life would
cease to offer, day to day, the hitherto rich array of movies from
all the years of cinema’s exciting past.
When The Howler of 1972 appeared, it was at once obvious that
the revolution of the 1960’s was still under way. Unlike every previous
yearbook, it was only nine inches by nine inches in size, there was no
narrative text, pictures alone (sometimes without captions) filled
almost every page, and advertisements were in the front of the book.
We are “the children of the future,” the “Children of Aquarius,” one
writer for the yearbook said. But by the spring of 1972 the Aquarius
theme was a song more of the past than of the future, and the col-
lege campus was becoming a calmer—and in some ways a far less
interesting—place.
2
This collection was
intended to supple-
ment a collection
already being built
up by Professor
Julian Burroughs
for the Department
of Speech.
A scene from James Gold-
man’s The Lion in Winter:
Sandy Ellis, Carol Baker,
and Steve Simpson
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