University of Notre Dame

Harold D. Crotty Collection


Origination : Crotty, Harold D.
Extent : 1 linear inch
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Gift of Harold D. Crotty's grandson, Kerry J. Collins.

Preferred Citation

Harold D. Crotty Collection (HDC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Four reels of 16 mm film dating from the 1930s made by Harold D. Crotty, showing a Christmas tree, a woman pushing a toddler on a tricycle, a train ride, a crash site, a parade, a child with toys, a football team coming out into a stadium, football game scenes, a marching band, stadium stands; the Brown Derby restaurant, Los Angeles and southern California, automobiles driving and parked in the street, a parade featuring floats with a Trojan horse and a Viking long ship, Miss All American, a fire and fire fighters; horse races and spectators at the track, a flag lowering, a woman playing tennis and a toddler trying to play, a dog, wetlands; beach scenes including girls in dresses playing games, the Goodyear blimp, boys 3 or 4 years old in swim suits playing in the sand, a man and a boy feeding pigeons, a Pan American sea plane; city streets and buildings, desert scenes, a Westward Ho sign, Phoenix train station, golf course, a "Feminine Conditioning" club, Zoological and Water Gardens with a swan and bears, waterlilies, the Ambassador Hotel and Cocoanut Grove, scenery from a train window, and an alligator.


Harold D. Crotty of Chicago appears in the Notre Dame Football Review listed as one of the "Friends of Notre Dame Football" and as a Patron in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Knute Rockne had in his files as Notre Dame Athletic Director a Harold D. Crotty file.


Crotty, Harold D.