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The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.


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Toichi Domoto recalls historic contributions of the Domoto family to West Coast horticulture. Domoto was one of California's leading nursureymen and horticulturalists recalling his life in Hayward, WWII relocation, and views of his sprawling Hayward nursery. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 2 Tapes of 2
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Short sequence of christening and launch of record-time constructed Liberty ship (4 1/2 days) at Kaiser Steel, Richmond, CA. November 1942. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by War Relocation Authority
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"Tells the story of 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were asked to leave their farms and small businesses on the West Coast to live in isolated Relocation Centers in the months of hysteria following Pearl Harbor. The movie shows that an overwhelming majority of these people are loyal Americans who are being assisted by the Federal Government to find jobs and new homes for themselves in the normal world outside their barracks cities." -- From note in can. At end of reel: two news...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Assignment America: UC Berkeley For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: U-matic: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by William Harold Oliver Jr. Productions
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History of Kaiser Refractories Note on can: This is the only complete print of this film. There is some deterioration of the leading portion. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Moss Landing (Calif.)
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note on original film cans: Reel 1: Between the Living and the Nonliving Reel 2: Giant Molecules - Williams Reel 3: The Stuff of Life - Knight Reel 4: Genes Reel 5: How Viruses Kill Reel 6: Threads of Life - Fraenkel Conrat Reel 7: Rubin Reel 8: Cancer For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 8 Reels of 8
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Permanente Metals Corp., Kaiser Company, Inc.; Kaiser Cargo Inc.
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Here is presented the human and production spectacle of the Richmond Shipyards and their part in the origin of victory. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Shipbuilding--California--Richmond--History,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
One of California's most impressive involvements in the international community was hosting the Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley in 1960. This film shows 100 ft of this historical event and what Squaw Valley was built up as to serve as host to the games. Written on can: Gift of Harrah's Reno & Lake Tahoe, 1961 For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by W. A. Palmer Films, Inc
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For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Quitzow, Charles; Boynton, Sulqwynn
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Note on original container: Quitzow edited film From finding aid: Reel 11. An edited print made from reels 1-6 (May 26, 1971 and "Spring" 1971). For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Note on original reel "Cal Band 1972" and note on original container: "FTP HSBDSHIT 72" and 'STRAW HAT BAND 1957". CU-203.5. UARC Film 01, Box 8. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Kine Negative with optical sound track (from television broadcast). For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Note in container: An Open Window: Program #926. Today on AN OPEN WINDOW: Getting to know Berkeley's new Chancellor! Speaking to students on the Berkeley campus in a new residential lecture program, Chang-Lin Tien reflects on his academic career and describes what he sees as the major challenges facing the university in the 21st century. 00:42 Program Open 00:20 Program Introduction 56:54 UCB: Chancellor Tien 00:30 Program Close For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: U-matic: 1 Tape of 1
1963 black and white version. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Poet Ross MacDonald focus of Writer's in America series For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Brower, David Ross
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Brower, David Ross, 1912-2000, Big Sur (Calif.), home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Redwoods [Redwood Creek Area]. From the Sierra Club papers. Note from leader: Gordon Newsfilms S.F. Redwoods. #1090-TV. B/W Silent Print. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Title from intertitle. Chiefly redwoods scenery, redwoods being cut, and people walking amongst the redwoods. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
From the Sierra Club papers For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by California Redwood Association
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California Giants. Presented by the California Redwood Association. Reel 1: Fort Ross; Felling Redwoods, Reel 2: Lumber mill, Reel 3: Logging, Reel 4: Transportation to timber; construction. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, redwoods
Source: 16mm film: 4 Reels of 4
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Save-the-Redwoods League
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Owens Valley's struggle to maintain water rights and protect local environment. Aubrey Lyon gives a personal recollection of the transformation of the Owens Valley from an agricultural economy to a tourist economy at the site of a former ranch. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: U-matic: 2 Tapes of 2
My Friend, My Enemy. United Steel Associates, Fontana Steel Plant, California, [1965]. Dramatization of how automation affects steel workers. From the Henry J. Kaiser papers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Interview with organizer in the Occupation of Alcatraz movement For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by White, Kenneth
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Motion pictures from the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Helm, Michael
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Interview with beat poet and City Lights Books co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by CBS Television Network
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Sierra Club
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Point Reyes (Calif.)
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. A rare glimpse of life in Berkeley, travels to Yosemite and boating in Monterey, CA in the mid to late 1930s. Note with original container - 2340 Vine Street, Berkeley, California Reel 1 1937 - Benner Pool - Anne & Clare - September. Anner & Clare at above address. Salem 1938 - Harriet, Durglr (?), Adela jr, rolling with our girls. Er ?, Ad & Mrs. Gregor. June 1938 - John's Wedding, visit at Dellwood - Mr. Kisco showing Douglas Mc Clenahan on...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Home movies of two early Califonria families, Evans of San Jose and Bohnetts of San Francisco. No. 6 of series For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Crew Saturday Workout, 1964. Note on box: Jim Lemmon, Univ. Calif. Crew. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note on original container: "JV outside lane". BMP 01, Item 141A. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Levene, Carol
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Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Save-the-Redwoods League
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Save-the-Redwoods League, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Save-the-Redwoods League
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Save-the-Redwoods League, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Filmed for Save-the-Redwoods League, CA. Gift of Newton B. Drury. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Sequoia National Park (Calif.), Redwood Mountain (Calif.)
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Brower, David Ross, 1912-2000, Yosemite National Park (Calif.), Bodie...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Sonoma State University
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Savio examines student political activism, in particular his own activism in Berkeley in the 1960s. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: Savio, Mario, History, College students, Political activity, Student movements, Sonoma State...
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
Rube Goldberg Inventions. From the Rube Goldberg papers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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One of the last old-time California cowboys reminisces. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: U-matic: 4 Tapes of 4
Reel 1, 3-10, 12-13, 16-18, 21, 23-24: Vincent Hallinan -- Reel 2: Patricia Hallinan (sister) -- Reel 11: Joel Mitchell and Evonne Golden -- Reel 14-15: Vivian Hallinan (wife) -- Reel 19: Charles B. Lorgon, S.J. -- Reel 20: William J. Dunne, S.J. -- Reel 22: Catherline Sullivan Healy -- Reel 25: Annie Irene Mansfeldt -- Reel 26: Norman Elkington. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 10 Tapes of 10
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Opening night of the Oakland Paramount Theatre. Film of opening night at one of the Bay Area's oldest and most beautiful movie theaters, the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California. Letter in original container: May 22, 1974 Mr. Stillman W. Robinson 1524 Central Ave. Alemeda, CA 94501 Dear Mr. Robinson: Thank you very much for generously allowing us the use of your film clip of the Paramount's 1931 opening. It must have been and exciting evening for everyone and we are glad to be able to share...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Home movies of two early Califonria families, Evans of San Jose and Bohnetts of San Francisco. No. 9 of series For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Home movies of two early Califonria families, Evans of San Jose and Bohnetts of San Francisco. No. 11 of series For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Henri Lenoir, owner of Vesuvio Cafe and San Francisco "bohemian", films a documentary about North Beach. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
Note : High amount of hiss and static on tapes. Very poor recording quality. Voices can be difficult to make out. Buzz gets worse on tape 2 side b around 00:00:36. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Save-the-Redwoods League
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
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San Francisco Bay Conservation. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Betacam: SP: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Written on front of box: MAYOR OF THE TOWN Richfield - Cal. Conservation Com'l. no 27 - "Sierra Club" For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Bingham, Ursula Griswold
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Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. Rare home movie of Lake Tahoe in 1939. Note from original container: Reel A. 1939, April - Lake Tahoe with Mother + Father. Hillside School 4th Grade (Anne's class) having nature study class at Codornices park. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Bingham, Ursula Griswold, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Bingham, Ursula Griswold
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Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. Film of the California Mendocino Coast and logging in 1951. Note on original container: Mendocino Coast 1951, Logging, sea, ?. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Kaiser Aluminum
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How aluminum is made and early stages in the construction of the Kaiser Center in Oakland. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California Television Office
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Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note : Due to the original recording and unstable control track, flagging and other defects are visible in the picture. Interviews with political activists active during the 1960s in Berkeley. Interviewees discuss the personal reasons why they became involved in protests and how it has affected them. Reel 1 is the edited version, produced by students of Sociology 198, 199. The remaining reels are the original unedited interviews. Reel 1. Edited version. 60 min. -- Reel 2. Interviewee: Michael...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 17 Tapes of 17
For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Berkeley Stage Company
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Performance of play at the Berkeley Stage Company. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Early footage of one of the Bay Area's most important pieces of infrastructure. Reel 1 of 2, 1935; Reel 2 of 2, 1936. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 2 Reels of 2
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Go for Broke. Produced by War Relocation Authority. From Japanese War Relocation records. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Gentlemen from California: An Informal Introduction to Congress. Featuring Hon. William S. Mailliard and David Haet (of U.C. Santa Cruz.) With Hons. Chet Hokifield, Glenard P. Lipscomb, George P. Miller, H. Allen Smith and Glenn M. Anderson. From William S. Mailliard papers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. Rare home movies in Berkeley, Lake Tahoe, and the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. Note in original container - Reel II - Jan or feb 1939. Eire + Clare in pen. In Anne;s room Eire walks around pier. Lunch on terrace with Evelyn Smith assisting! Eire in pen on terrace about 1 year old. Aubrum Inn. April 1939. Mother + Father. Off to Tahoe. Snow at Donner Pass. Donner Lake view. Anne + Clare on Mt. Diablo (or Hamilton?). Golden Gate...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Save-the-Redwoods League
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Indian marathon runners from San Francisco to Grants Pass; swimming in the Eel River, Richardson Grove; Hoover Camp in the Redwoods, July 28, 1928 (camp fire footage). For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Scout naturalists expedition to Yosemite, 1932, led by François Emile Matthes. From the François Matthes papers For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Yosemite, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Kaiser Industries
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Discussion of Kaiser Industries' War on Pollution program. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Golden State Film Productions
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Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Brower, David Ross
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Brower, David Ross, 1912-2000, Berkeley (Calif.), home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Bingham, Ursula Griswold
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Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. A rare glimpse of everyday life in Berkeley, CA in the early 1930s. Note in original can - This film starts with the autum of 1933 showing Anne and Clarissa near our place in Berkeley & ending with the school where Anne went to kindergarten. In January 1934 they are shown in winter clothes, then towards the end of February in swim suits. Then comes an Easter egg hunt with friends who are Allen & David Bissell (twins Clare's age) Betty Bisselll...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Bingham, Ursula Griswold, home movie
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Save-the-Redwoods League
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Save-the-Redwoods League, home movie
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
The Cannery and Agricultural Workers' Industrial Union (CAWIU) in California was one of California's strongest and most active independent unions in the state's history. The CAWIU was also one of the first to have active latino laborers and leaders and was also noted to be aligned with the Communist Party. Notes on original containers: Tapes 1 & 2: Pat Chambers Tape 3: Caroline Decker Gladstein Tape 4: Dorothy Ray Healy, 11-12-72 Tape 5: Frank Spector, 11-13-72 Tape 6: Dr. Al Tapson Tape 7:...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/4 inch audio tape: 7 Tapes of 7
Public service announcement for the Berkeley Stage Company For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Magic Theatre
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Note : Due to the original recording and unstable control track, flagging and dropouts are visible in the picture and audio quality is low. Performance of play at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 3 Tapes of 3
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by [Six Companies, Inc.]
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Hoover Dam. Six Companies, Inc., Boulder City, Nevada, 1930s. Construction footage of the building of Hoover (Boulder) Dam. From the Henry J. Kaiser papers. Written of can of reel 2: Report on Hoover Dam Project by a Committee of the Associated General Contractors of America and the American Engineering Council. Written on cans of reels 3 and 4: Description of construction of Hoover Dam. Storylines. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 6 reels of 6
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Segments devoted to equestrian events, stunt flying, wrestling, dancing, boating, pageantry and other events. Vistas of the Exposition, and close-ups of many individual buildings. Numerous speeches by dignitaries. Scenes of boats, including large warships. Short play titled, 'Story of Jewel City', produced by the Exposition Players Company. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Exposition Players Company, Lind, Catherine, Dempsey,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1