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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.
Topics: Guangdong, Canton, Railroads, Train travel, Tourism, City life
Chicago Film Archives
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This educational film documents the "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant of the Chicago Railroad Fair of 1948 and 1949. Sponsored by some 38 railroad companies along with suppliers such as The Budd Company and The Pullman Company, the fair drew thousands to its Lake Michigan shoreline location for a celebration of "100 years of railroad progress." The lengthy "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant, written by railroad historian and visionary Edward Hungerford, presented an overview of...
Topics: Chicago, Railroads, Transportation, Historical Reenactments
Chicago Film Archives
by Morton Goldsholl Associates
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Promotional film for a series of books published by Paper Division of Champion Papers Inc., describing how images in film are graphically translated and vibrantly reproduced on their paper. This particular book and film, Imagination 10, showcases the beauty and design of trains and attempts to capture the experience of traveling by train, describing the landscapes and city lights blurring by like moving paintings. A variety of trains are shown from every possible angle and exterior detail, with...
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Topics: Chicago, Railroads, Transportation, Sponsored Films, Advertsing, 1960s
Chicago Film Archives
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An 8mm. home movie of a Chicago bike club's train trip to Beloit, Wisconsin. A sign within the film reads "League of American Wheelmen: Cycle Train Excursion." This league, which was founded in 1880, is now known as the League of American Bicyclists. From our Phillip Smith Collection. Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films in the Phillip Smith Collection.
Topics: Home Movies, Wisconsin, Railroads, Cycling, Transportation, 1940s