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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Early Television Comedy: "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", episode "Gracie's Checking Account", originally aired 7 December 1950 (Season 1, Episode 5). A charming light 'Live TV' comedy, and well-suited to those who need something cheerful to, well, cheer them up. Complete with original commercials for Carnation evaporated milk. Please forgive the mediocre picture quality, as my DVD source is flawed.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Humor, Humorous, Comedy, George...
Newman Numismatic Portal
by David Lisot Video Library
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Greg Weinman, U.S. Mint senior counsel, speaks on the 1933 double eagle. Recently ten coins were shown to the government for authentication that the government promptly confiscated. Hear the story of these coins and the logic for the actions taken from the attorney for the US Mint.
Topics: newman portal, 1933 double eagle, Greg Weinman, David Lisot, Cointelevision, coin collecting, gold...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Elbert DeCoursey
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A compilation of four separate films created by or on behalf of Elbert DeCoursey of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission: 1. Japan, October/November 1945 (22 minutes) [Primarily tourist-type footage.] 2. Atomic Bomb Studies - Nagasaki (17 minutes) [Gross tissue and microscope slides of damaged tissue at various intervals post-exposure.] 3. Medical aspects - Atomic Warfare (20 minutes) [Presentation of several people exposed to radiation.] 4. DeCoursey Footage in Japan (1 minute 30 seconds)
Topics: World War 2, WW2, atomic bomb, a-bomb, radiation, Japan, Nagasaki, medicine, Atomic Bomb Casualty...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dr. Bruce D. Ragsdale, and Arnold R. Josselson
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Ballistics experiments conducted by shooting bones embedded in gelatin blocks, done at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology by Dr. Bruce D. Ragsdale, M.D., Orthopedic Pathology Department, AFIP & Arnold R. Josselson, LTC, USAF, MC, Forensic Sciences Department, AFIP. Film is circa 1970.
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Topics: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, firearms, ballistics, Civil War
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Lianna Spurrier
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Where did out coins come from? The first US coins were the Nova Constellatios, which few know the full history behind. This brief documentary explores the creation, discovery, and identification of this historic series.
Topics: Numismatics, Nova Contellatio
Robert Newman Film Collection
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Keywords: 1977, Marriage, Lifestyles, families, 
Topic: Robert Newman Film Collection
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Video Collection
by Waters, H. Lee.
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This film shows people and places in the town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Kings Mountain Central School (Kings Mountain High School), downtown Kings Mountain, Hord's Furniture Company, Fosters Shoe Service, Bridges & Hamrick Hardware, a local Shell service station, Blalock's Grocery, Logan's Dry Cleaners, the offices of the Kings Mountain Herald newspaper, Belk's Department Store, Center...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Stores & shops, Aerial views, Automobile service...
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Video Collection
by Waters, H. Lee.
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This color film shows people and places in the town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Kings Mountain High School, downtown Kings Mountain, Blalock Grocery Market, Belk's Department Store and numerous businesses. The film includes footage of physical education classes at a school, children playing jumprope and other games, a local baseball team, some views of local neighborhoods, a Queen City...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Stores & shops, Marching bands
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind
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A 25 minute long, silent, black and white film. Light for All showcases the facilities and coursework offered at Perkins. This includes a look at classroom activities, the tactile museum, recreation, and athletics aimed at creating independent and fulfilled adults.
Topic: Perkins
Middlebury Special Collections
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Considered the forerunner of all the Middlebury Language Schools in 1915, the German School established its home in Bristol, Vermont and flourished under the direction of the dynamic Ernst Feise throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The seven-week program strove for students to live and work in an atmosphere as distinctly German as if they were traveling in Germany. Integral to that goal was learning to perform dances native to German culture, wearing native German dress. We love the people watching...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, German culture, 1940s, Folk dance, Middlebury Language Schools
An approximately 4-minute video of World War 1 Red Cross workers (including sculptor/artist Anna Coleman Ladd) fashioning prosthetic/cosmetic devices for men with facial injuries.
Topics: World War 1, Red Cross, prosthetics, facial injuries, Anna Coleman Ladd
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind; Industrial Home for the Blind (IHB), now called Helen Keller Services for the Blind
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A 29 minute long, color film, that celebrates the legacy of Anne Sullivan by highlighting the deafblind programs at Perkins and the Industrial Home for the Blind in New York, now called Helen Keller Services for the blind. This film also highlights programs for adults who are deafblind and features the lives of eight successful men and women who are deafblind.
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Possiplex : An Autobiography of Ted Nelson
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Doug Engelbart and Karen Engelbart interviewed by Dave Marvit at the book launch of Ted Nelson's autobiographyy "Possiplex".
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Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind
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A 27 minute long, color film. Children of the Silent Night highlights the methods used in the deafblind program. It features successful alumni and several students who are shown learning important aspects of the curriculum, such as the Tadoma method of communication.
Topic: Perkins
St. Joseph's College, McEntegart Hall Library
by St. Joseph's College
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(2:10-) 1. Frederick T. Shea (Chairman of the Board of Trustees) (6:41-) 2. Franklin Leavandowsky (Mayor of the Village of Patchogue) (9:06-) 3. Frederick C. Braun (Chairman of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency) (11:20-) 4. Brian X. Foley (Aide to Suffolk County Legislator John J. Foley) (15:05-) 5. Bishop John R. McGann (Bishop of Rockville Centre) (18:48-) 6. Acknowledgements of Sister Virginia Therese Callahan (27:24-) 7. S. George Aquin OâConnor, CSJ (President) (34:23-) 8. S....
Topics: St. Joseph's College, (Patchogue, N.Y.) -- Library.
Silent film showing students and riot police during campus protests.
Topics: Universities & colleges, Strikes, Students
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind
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A 40 minute long, color film that follows the education of a Perkins student who is blind, from kindergarten through high school. It explains the challenges faced by a person who is blind, the history of Perkins, the curriculum offered, and other services offered to support the larger blind community.
Topic: Perkins
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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World War II had a distinct impact on Middlebury generally, but specifically on the Football Team. The 1946 team was chosen from only 125 men, and most of them were Navy men who could only practice after supper and on Saturday. Only four games were played that season, we won one, one was a tie, and we lost two. The football program made a big comeback in 1947. Walter "Duke" Nelson, Middlebury class of 1932, came back to his alma mater in 1946 as coach of football. From the record...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Football, College athletics, Nelson, Walter, 1907-1989, 1940s
Educator and historian Sam Thorn discusses the Mexican War of 1846-1848 as a training ground for the military leadership of North and South during the Civil War.
Topics: Mexican War, Lincoln at the Library Series, Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns.
The 2012 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture is given by Professor Gary Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, United States Civil War, R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
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Margaret Hobson has researched the 44th Indiana Civil Regiment extensively and has published three books about this brave group of men from Northeast Indiana. She will shares what she has learned about the first commander of the Regiment, Colonel Hugh B. Reed. Before the war, Reed operated Fort Wayne’s first drugstore at the Landing and Calhoun Street. During the war, he fought in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Regimental Histories, 44th of Indiana
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gaff, Alan D
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Al Gaff examines some of the personalities in the Sumter garrison, details Major Anderson's defensive arrangements and offers unique insights into how officers, soldiers, and civilians conducted themselves during and after the furious cannonade that inaugurated the Civil War.
Topics: United States Civil War, Lincoln at the Library Series, Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina,...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
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Explanation of air evacuation of wounded soldiers, and how the system of helicopter evacuation used in the Vietnam War is being applied to civilian life in the United States.
Topics: military medicine, Vietnam War, helicopter, evacuation, Maryland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library
by Scott "Scooter" Braun
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1 videocassette (10 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.   Summary: Explores the experiences of the Jewish community in Hungary before and during the Holocaust ; includes clip of the producer's grandfather, Joseph Braun, describing his experiences. Notes: Produced for Connecticut State History Day, 1995. Directed and produced by Scott "Scooter" Braun. Narrator, Scott Braun. VHS
Topics: Braun Joseph 1920-1995, Braun Eva (Eva Wohlberg), Jews -- Persecutions -- Hungary, Holocaust Jewish...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Setting off from a fraternity house downtown in his red 1939 De Luxe Ford convertible, a student takes us on a trip to the Snow Bowl in this clip from the mid-1950s. After meeting up with his friends, they snack on doughnuts, lace up their boots, wax their skis, and hit the slopes. For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT at specialcollections@middlebury.edu This is a clip from original 16mm films in...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, 1950s, Snow Bowl (Hancock, Vt.), College fraternities, Student life
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind
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15 minutes of footage from an unnamed silent, black and white film. This footage showcases the coursework offered at Perkins. It features classes in science, geography, music, athletics, and vocational training.
Topic: Perkins
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Lianna Spurrier
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Why did America have a two cent piece? Three cent pieces? A twenty cent piece? All of these coins seem superfluous is today's society, but most of them made a lot of sense when they were first introduced.
Topic: Numismatics
Roxbury Community College Library
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Part 1 of a 2-part interview with Leonard (Lenny) Durant, Office Manager of the Boston Black United Front. The interview is conducted by Cat Lea Holbrook, former Archivist of Roxbury Community College. Part 2 of this video can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/InTheSpotlightWithLennyDurantpart2
Topics: Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Community College--Oral History, Roxbury Community...
"An interview by Elmer Oettinger with the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith talks about her early life as a struggling author and the importance of this experience in the writing of her best selling novel. Part of the North Carolina Books and Authors series." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topics: Interviews, Authors
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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In this clip from the 1930s, various lab exercises for a comparative anatomy class are demonstrated, including the careful study of amphibian and human organ models, diligent vertebrae counting on skeletal mounts, and the dissection of a preserved cat -a process which was unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your enthusiasm for biology) recorded out of focus. Decades later, alumni were said to seek out the anatomy lab in Warner Hall in an effort to "breathe again the characteristic...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Comparative anatomy, 1930s, Science labs, Academics
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gilliom, Russell E.
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Dr. Russell E. Gilliom, local dentist and president of the 30th Indiana Infantry re-enactors, discusses the treatment of dental patients during the Civil War era.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, Civil War Dentistry, History of Dentists, American Dental History,...
Richard Hileman is one of the author/researchers of The Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study. Abraham Lincoln was conspicuously silent about the family of his mother, Nancy Hanks. From 1900 into the 1950s, her ancestry was the subject of intense interest and was hotly contested. Hileman investigates new historical evidence revealing the surprising truth Lincoln concealed about his mother's family and ancestry.
Topics: Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln, Nancy...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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This montage collects clips showing the many snow sculptures constructed in the mid-1940s for Middlebury's Winter Carnival sculpture competition. Subjects include fierce panthers, model campus buildings, a P. T. boat, and even a pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes. The annual competition officially began in the winter of 1935, with the winners of the 1st place silver trophy being judged "on the basis of originality and excellence of portrayal." Skiers and panthers were popular subjects in...
Topics: Middlebury College, Student life, Snow sculpture, 1940s, 16mm films
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dating back to at least the 1920s as part of Class Day activities before commencement, Middlebury graduates once gathered to take a few puffs on long white pipes to celebrate their big day. This compilation of 16mm film footage from the College archives captures the tradition from the 1930s to the 1940s, after which it seems to have disappeared from the Senior Week festivities. For more information or for permission to use this clip contact specialcollections@middlebury.edu . Original 16mm...
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm films, Graduation, College traditions, 1930s-1940s
"Combination of animated drawings and aerial photography illustrate the development of the Piedmont Crescent covering the eleven counties from Gaston to Wake. The historical sequence of geography, transportation and power (electricity, gas and oil) with the resulting population and industrial development is graphically shown. "What's next?" is the question asked as the need for planning becomes evident. Local government, State government, business and industry all need to work...
Topics: Aerial views, Geography
WLP Interviews
by Afkhami, Mahnaz; Sebastian, Tim
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Mahnaz Afkhami discusses the events and aftermath of the Iranian Revolution, including her own experience of exile and what she calls the "collective psychological collapse" of Iranian society. She discusses topics including feminism and Islam, her work as a government minister pushing for progressive causes, civil society building in Iran, and adapting to living in exile.
Topics: Iran -- History -- Revolution 1979, Exile, Refugees, Identity, Civil society, Political...
Includes 8 chapters 1. Greeting (featuring Theresa LaRocca Meyer, Director of Admissions) (3:00 min.) 2. Open House (Oct. 24, 2004) (4:48 min.) 3. Student life (4:43 min.) 4. Housing (featuring student, Willow Figeroa) (1:40 min.) 5. Child Study (featuring Child Study major student, Janine Farraj) (1:08 min.) 6. Events (featuring Music professor, Robert DiPietro) (0:50 min.) 7. Graduation (Class of 2004) (6:27 min.) 8. President (Sister Elizabeth Hill) (0:59 min.)
Topics: St. Joseph's College, (Brooklyn, N.Y.) -- Admission, Saint Joseph's College, (Brooklyn, N.Y.) --...
"A motion picture showing some of the new prospects and problems confronting North Carolina's coastal fishing industry. It highlights recent technical advances and the need for cooperative action and finance among the strongly individualistic North Carolinians who earn their living in the coastal fisheries." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topics: Fishing industry, Fishermen, Food processing
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Burris, Michael
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Sergeant Michael Burris, Crime Scene Supervisor for the Fort Wayne Police Department, looks at the Lincoln assassination from today's police perspective.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln Assassination, Lincoln, Abraham,...
"In essence, a mood poem about the Tar Heel State. Describes the three regions of the State in all seasons. Various sports are depicted, and scenes from the State's outdoor dramas are included." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topic: Tourism
George Washington University Libraries
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Digitized from VHS copy of original film. Labelled: "GW Football, 1956 First part of tape, GW vs. William and Mary Second part of tape, GW vs. Texas Western in Sun Bowl game" RG0054: Athletics and Recreation Department Records, Special Collections Research Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C RG0054, Series 1, Box 2, Folder 34, VHS
Topics: RG0054, George Washington University--Sports, Athletics and Recreation Department Records
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Middlebury College in the seventies was certainly, as the title suggests, a place to grow. Students grew not just fantastic mustaches and sideburns – they germinated ideas, developed relationships with faculty, and burgeoned into inspiring leaders who have transformed the world into a better place. Filmed in 1976, this twenty minute documentary depicts Middlebury through the lens of five students: a literature major, a geology student, political science majors, and a French major. The English...
Topics: Middlebury College, Scott Blanchard, Leslie Klein, Mario Cooper, Jull Cowperthwaite, Tom Earnst,...
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Lakeview Productions
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Video featuring the Newman Money Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. Brief remarks from Eric P. Newman are interspersed throughout. Video production by Lakeview Productions, 2016.
Topics: Numismatics, Museums
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Luckily, 16 mm film, common from the 1920s through the 1960s, is relatively durable stuff. This particular reel of film, which sat in the Middlebury College archives for over forty years, depicts Robert Frost for two glorious, full color minutes. For the first time in nearly half a century (thanks to a film preservation lab in Philadelphia), watch as Frost harvests vegetables from his garden at his Ripton, Vermont cabin (down the road from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference), frolics with his...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, 1950s, Bread Loaf School of English...
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Video Collection
by Morton, Hugh M.
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"A pictorial essay on the highest mountain in the Blue Ridge range, Grandfather Mountain. Gives glimpses of many other scenic objectives of visitors to the mountains of the Tar Heel State, such as Blowing Rock, Craggy Gardens, Roan Mountain, Biltmore House, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, etc." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition. The film from which this footage was digitized was damaged; the audio will cut in...
Topics: Mountains, Tourism
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by McPherson, James M.
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Guest Lecturer, James M. McPherson, PhD, explores President Abraham Lincoln's relationship to the American West and discusses Lincoln's lasting effect on the territory beyond the Mississippi River. This is a R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, History: United States, Civil War Period, 1861-1865, West (U.S.) --...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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This 16mm clip shows a group of Midd undergrads braving wind and snow on a snowshoeing trek in the 1930s. The Mountain Club arranged many such outings in the '30s to summit Worth mountain near Bread Loaf and get a view of Lake Pleiad before heading back down to the lodge for hot dogs and cocoa. For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT at specialcollections@middlebury.edu This is a clip from original...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Snowshoeing, 1930s, Middlebury Mountain Club, Student life
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind
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A 29 minute long, color film that talks about the nature of blindness and the challenges faced by students who are blind and deafblind. It includes Perkins history, technology, the learning disability perceptual dysfunction, and students briefly talking about their different visual impairments and challenges.
Topic: Perkins
WLP Interviews
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Mahnaz Afkhami discusses her work as a female government minister advocating for women's rights in Iran during the period 1970-1978. At that time, Akhami was able to pursue and negotiate for reforms because the government's goals supported progressive movement toward modernization and development. Afkhami conceptually linked the advancement of women to the goal of national development. In her work with grassroots women, Afkhami focused primarily on programs to meet her constituents' needs in...
Topics: Iran -- History -- Revolution 1979, Women's rights -- Muslim societies, Patriarchy, Women -- Social...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Paramount Pictures
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This newsreel featuring Middlebury College was produced by Paramount Pictures in 1948. Original 16mm films in the Middlebury College Archives.
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Newsreels, 1940s, Winter sports, Paramount Pictures
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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In this clip from the early 1940s, a group of Middlebury students hike out to the college's own sugaring camp in an orchard near the Bread Loaf Inn. With the help of "Sugarman" Boudreau, they collect sap, process it in the sugarhouse to make syrup, then enjoy the results on snow, with pickles and doughnuts. The Middlebury Mountain Club sponsored the event each April and photographs from the 1939 outing even made it onto the pages of Life Magazine. For more information or permission to...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Maple syrup, Sugaring, 1940s, Student life
"A candid film report on the present status and the future of the food processing industry in North Carolina and its relationship and influence on farming and industry in the State. Spokesmen representing farmers, housewives, restaurant owners, supermarket operators, managers of food processing plants, etc., point out new opportunities for specialization and diversification in farms throughout North Carolina. Some of the pitfalls and the need for "know-how" are also...
Topics: Agriculture, Factories, Food Processing, Meat Industry, Supermarkets, Farmers, Dairy Farming,...
Elizabethtown College
by High Library, Elizabethtown College
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Author Eleni Gage reads from her travel memoir, "North of Ithaka," at Elizabethtown College's High Library in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, on March 29, 2006. The book chronicles the efforts to rebuild her grandparents' house in Lia, Greece. Prior to the reading, there is a Greek dance performance by a troupe from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camp Hill, PA. (Please note: the first 1:26 is a silent, still frame shot and then the video with sound will start.)
Topics: Eleni Gage, Lia (Greece)--Description and Travel, Greek Dance
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gaff, Alan D
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Civil War historian Al Gaff examines strategy, tactics, and some of the important personalities involved in the August 28, 1862, battle on John Brawner's northern Virginia farm.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, United States Civil War, Second Bull Run, Groveton, Virginia,...
Middlebury Special Collections
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This clip from the late 1930s to early '40s takes us to the Snow Bowl with the Middlebury College Ski Team. After runs down the slalom course and ski jump, we are even treated to an exhilarating ski stunt. If you're impressed enough to try out skiing for yourself, you're in luck: Snow Bowl membership is only $1 and allows you to hit the slopes for just 40 cents a day! For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College,...
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Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Skiing, College athletics, 1940s, Snow Bowl (Hancock, Vt.)
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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We were surprised to find this film of the 1938 flood in East Middlebury, Vermont in the College Archives. The fact that College film-makers ventured off campus indicates what an incredible disaster the flood was. This footage is one of many undated and unlabeled film clips recently discovered in the Archives. Although it's possible that some of these scenes were shot elsewhere, several of the buildings caught on film are still standing in East Middlebury. Based on the vintage of the cars, we...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Natural disasters, East Middlebury (Vt.), 1930s, Flood, 1938
Middlebury Special Collections
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This clip from a 16mm reel in the College archives shows student skiers climbing over hurdles and sliding through barrels in the 1920s when Middlebury's Winter Carnival events lineup included ski and snowshoe obstacle course races. The course ran from the top of the hill where Stewart Hall now stands down to the rear of McCullough Gymnasium. In a Campus retrospective written in 1951, Samuel Guarnaccia '30 remembered the events fondly, saying that when "Beer Belly" Wilson tried to...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Skiing, 1920s, Winter carnival, Student life
Middlebury Special Collections
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Today, when we look back at this film from the middle of the last century, we think life looks quite formal. But for the students and faculty going about their daily lives at that time, it was perfectly natural, even expected, for Middlebury women to wear dresses and hats, and for Middlebury's men to don suits and ties. The start of the film clip features a dinner party at The Homestead, located on Weybridge Street. Clara B. Knapp, Professor of Home Economics, is seated at the head of the...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Women in higher education, Women's history, Student life, Social events
Middlebury Special Collections
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This clip from the winter of 1945 shows a daring skater as he prepares to jump through a ring of fire in an ice rink in front of Munroe Hall. His successful attempt at the end of the clip is unfortunately hard to see amidst the intense flames. For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT at specialcollections@middlebury.edu This is a clip from original 16mm films in the Middlebury College Archives.
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Ice skating, 1940s, Munroe Hall, Winter carnival
Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
by Internet Archive
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013.
Topic: Ted Nelson
City of Fort Wayne - Council Meetings
by City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
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City Council
Topics: Fort Wayne, Local Government, City Council
St. Joseph's College, McEntegart Hall Library
by St. Joseph's College Brooklyn Campus, The Century Fund 1916-2016
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Created and distributed by The Century Fund 1916-2016, St. Joseph's College Brooklyn Campus in 2012. Includes greetings from President Sister Elizabeth Hill and Athletic Director Frank P. Carbone. DVD accompanied by a tri-fold brochure.
Topics: St. Joseph's College Brooklyn campus, Gymnasiums, Fund raising, Centennial celebrations, College...
Newman Numismatic Portal
by David Lisot Video Library
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Hear about what is called the most valuable coin collection in private hands. This part of the collection features the kings and queens of Great Britain including the 1844 Gold Una & the Lion 5 Pound PCGS PR64DCAM, 1847 Gothic Crown of Victoria PCGS PR65, 1826 George IV gold 5 pound PCGS PR65+, Henry VIII Testoon PCGS XF40, Elizabeth I gold half pound PCGS AU53, Elizabeth I gold sovereign PCGS MS63, James I gold Sovereign PCGS AU50, 1663 Charles II gold Guinea PCGS AU58, 1703 Anne gold half...
St. Joseph's College, McEntegart Hall Library
by St. Joseph's College
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(5:35-) 1. Frederick T. Shea (Chairman of the Board of Trustees) (8:35-) 2. S. George Aquin O’Connor, CSJ (President) (12:15-) 3. S. Jean Amore, CSJ (Academic Dean) (14:05-) 4. Christopher Carroll (’88) (Student) (16:15-) 5. Franklin Leavandowsky (Mayor of the Village of Patchogue) (19:20-) 6. Anthony Aloisio (Administrative Director of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency) (21:25-) 7. Donald Zimmer (Councilmen of Brookhaven) (22:30-) 8. George Lecktrecher (Chairman of Brookhaven...
Topics: St. Joseph's College, (Patchogue, N.Y.) -- Library, College publications -- Patchogue, NY.
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Dew, David
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Local historian David Dew gives a detailed description of the days immediately after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the events leading up the capture of John Wilkes Booth.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln Assassination,...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Klein, Fritz
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Nationally known Lincoln presenter, Fritz Klein presents a program focusing on the life of Abraham Lincoln.
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Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln presenter, Civil War Reenactor,...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Foner, Eric
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Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, was the annual keynote speaker at the 2014 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture. He spoke about the intellectual, political, and social history of American race relations.
Topics: R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture, Lincoln, Abraham-- 1809-1865 -- Views on slavery
WLP Collected Documentaries
by National Geographic Channel
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Author Sebastian Junger and photographer Reza Deghati travel through war-torn, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. National Geographic Explorer follows these two journalists on their search for Ahmed Shah Massoud, the resistance leader known as "The Lion of Panjshir." To many, he is considered one of the most formidable guerilla leaders of modern times, known for being largely responsible for repelling the Soviets in the 1980s. To reach him, Junger and Reza must trek to Massoud's front...
Topics: Terrorism, Extremism -- Religious, Ethnic conflict, Exile, Refugees, Women and war, Afghanistan
Roxbury Community College Library
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Part 2 of a 2-part interview with Leonard (Lenny) Durant, Office Manager of the Boston Black United Front. The interview is conducted by Cat Lea Holbrook, former Archivist of Roxbury Community College. Part 1 of this video can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/InTheSpotlightWithLennyDurantpart1
Topics: Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Community College--Oral History, Roxbury Community...
This short announcement discourages drinking and driving.
Topic: Driver education
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind
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A 15 minute long, movie made of a slide presentation. The film highlights the variety of academic, daily living, vocational, and rehabilitative programs at Perkins designed to meet the needs of a student body faced with multiple disabilities, along with blindness, deafblindness and visual impairments.
Topic: Perkins
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
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In this 4th annual Rolland Lecture Series, David S. Reynolds, professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, draws comparisons to the lives of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist, John Brown. Mr. Reynolds discusses events that led up to Lincoln's assassination and the political atmosphere that produced his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Topics: Rolland Lecture, Allen County Public Library, John Wilkes Booth, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln
City of Fort Wayne - Council Meetings
by City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
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City Council
Topics: Fort Wayne, Local Government, City Council
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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This clip from the 1930s shows students skiing down foggy runs, snowshoeing among trees drooping with snow, and enjoying the magnificent views around the college Snow Bowl. A snow-covered sign can be seen for Battell Park, the 763 acre tract of land bequeathed to the college in 1916 by Joseph Battell as part of a 30,000 acre gift that became the subject of a prolonged debate over the sale and use of the land. For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Winter sports, Battell Park (Middlebury, Vt.), 1930s, Skiing
WLP Interviews
by Afkhami, Mahnaz; Abzug, Bella; Griefahn, Monika; Aidoo, Ama Ata; Friedan, Betty; Goodall, Jane; Garrison, Jim; Twist, Lynne
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A panel discussion centers on women's roles in leadership and democratization, and the global women's movement in the period after the Beijing World Conference in 1995. Highlights: [0:01:00] SWF president Jim Garrison's opening remarks and introductions of panel members. [0:06:40] Discussion moderator Lynne Twist speaks on the impact of Beijing on her own thinking and the global women's movement as a whole. [0:10:45] Lynne Twist's introduction of panel-member Mahnaz Afkhami and Afkhami's...
Topics: 4th World Conference on Women : 1995 : Beijing, Women's leadership, Democratic transition, Women...