Ski jumpers at the Olympics travel hundreds of feet; students who launched themselves from the modest jump at the base of Mount David in the 1930s flew far fewer feet.

Still, the spectacle was no less grand, or less popular, judging from the crowds who gathered between Cheney House and the President’s House to watch these jumpers. These clips, from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, are from the 1936 Winter Carnival.