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 Collection: Gordon Knox Film Collection
A Rising Tide

A Rising Tide

Date: 1964
Creator: Glenn, Jack; Zack, Eugene C.; Knox, Gordon & Kannon, John
Description: Film describing the history of industry in New Bedford, Mass., focusing on the decline of the textile industry. The film presents the planning, implementation, and results of New Bedford's initiatives to foster economic development and create new jobs.
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The Navy's Blue Angels

The Navy's Blue Angels

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Skoggard, Bruno; Blume, Wilbur T. & Lipton, Rex
Description: This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.
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The Liquid Fire

The Liquid Fire

Date: 1962
Creator: Hoade, Martin; Ann, Doris & Vlahos, John
Description: This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
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60 Seconds to Safety

60 Seconds to Safety

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Neeman, Robinson & Wilson, Donald
Description: This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
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Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Description: Film of Tim Holt educating his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. Part one covers the history of rifle use by early American settlers, including Buffalo Bill, and displays a matchlock rifle and a Springfield breechloading rifle.
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Sample TV news clip reel

Sample TV news clip reel

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film contains footage of black and white news clips from the 1950s. Subjects covered in these news clips includes Allis-Chalmers'cement-making process, pilot plant in Milwaukee and the installation of computing equipment ("Northrop Electronic Brain") in Hawthorne, California.
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The Banshee

The Banshee

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
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Son of the Conquistadors

Son of the Conquistadors

Date: 1944
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Description: This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
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The Building of a Tire

The Building of a Tire

Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
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The Automobile and the American Way of Life

The Automobile and the American Way of Life

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film about how automobiles have enhanced our daily lives.
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Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Description: Film of Tim Holt educating his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. Part two covers sighting techniques, target practice, and techniques for loading a Kentucky Rifle. Includes a brief history of the John James Audobon and the habitate of a variety of birds.
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The Active Peacetime Service

The Active Peacetime Service

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Description: This film shows the many ways that the U.S. Coast Guard serves its country. Viewers learn that, among other duties, the U.S. Coast Guard regularly monitors the weather, warns ships of nearby icebergs, and patrols inland waterways.
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Con Salud Venceremos

Con Salud Venceremos

Date: 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: This film looks at health care and disease prevention in Venezuela.
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Heart of the City

Heart of the City

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: This short film briefly examines the impact of a factory on a town and its economy.
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Fabric Magic

Fabric Magic

Date: unknown
Creator: Elwyn, Robert & Lyon, Sumner
Description: A short film examining the strengths of three Milliken-made fabric blends - nylon and wool, orlon and wool, and dacron and wool.
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An Album of Christmas Carols

An Album of Christmas Carols

Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Paul Lincoln & Bryant, Donald T.
Description: This film features the Columbus Boychoir performing Christmas carols off of their album, "Columbus Boychoir Christmas Carols."
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Grumman at War

Grumman at War

Date: 1944
Creator: Phelps, Leroy G.; Elwyn, Robert; Rodakiewicz, Henwar; Knox, Gordon & Nagel, Conrad
Description: This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
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Greyhound Bus Driver

Greyhound Bus Driver

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: This short film depicts interviews of Greyhound Bus driver applicants. Both favorable and not-so-favorable qualities in applicants are discussed.
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Fortress of the Sky

Fortress of the Sky

Date: 1943
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Burnside, Norman & Gudebrod, G. David
Description: This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
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Hurricane Hunters

Hurricane Hunters

Date: 1947
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Description: In this film, USAF storm chasers track and study a hurricane and are able to warn a city about the approaching storm.
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Giant Killers

Giant Killers

Date: unknown
Creator: van Nostrand, Wallace & Deventer, Van
Description: This film shows the material and manpower that go into making Elco PT boats.
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Forget Not These Children

Forget Not These Children

Date: unknown
Creator: Lyon, Sumner; Smith, Ardis & Holton, Hamilton
Description: This film discusses children with mental disabilities and the people and institutions that help them become functioning members of their communities. "Funds for this work were made available through the National Mental Health Act." - from end credits
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Jobs for America

Jobs for America

Date: 1962
Creator: Huntley, Chet; Knox, Gordon; Pfister, Walter & Ewing, Maxwell
Description: This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs.
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Modern Packaging

Modern Packaging

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film touches on the design and importance of packaging for items like food products and mail shipments.
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