The following are historic audiovisual resources from Special Collections & University Archives

Occupation: Student

In 1968, UCR Public Affairs Officer Art Sutton commissioned former journalist Michael Creedman to direct and produce a promotional film for UC Riverside. The film, called “Occupation: Student,” cost $11,000 and was narrated by Raymond Burr. It followed real-life UCR freshman Richard Smith as he navigated the complexities of college life in the 1960s. It is noteworthy for the glimpses it provides into the political and social movements that were unfolding on various college campuses during this time. According to the 1970 UCR student yearbook, when the film was shown at orientation week in the fall of 1969, “Freshmen watched as upperclassmen emitted all manner of boos, hisses and moans…”