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 Resource Type: Video
 Collection: Gordon Knox Film Collection
An American Museum

An American Museum

Date: 1954
Creator: Guggenheim, Charles & Torno, Laurant
Description: A film about the City Art Museum of Saint Louis. It includes information on the roles of museum staff, including the duties of the curator. The film provides examples of how artifacts are examined for authenticity, techniques for display and information on traveling exhibits.
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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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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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Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry

Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry

Date: 1964
Creator: Huntley, Chet; Lackey, Douglas; Kauer, Gene; Davidovsky, Mario; Knox, Gordon & Mahon, John
Description: Film presents the story of laser technology from its initial development, through the present state of the art, to its future potential.
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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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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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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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Backfire

Backfire

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Lyon, Sumner
Description: "This story is based upon the actual classroom experiences of Thomas J. Shelly, teacher of Economics and History in the Yonkers High School, Yonkers, New York. The American Economic Foundation is happy to present this example of how common sense combats economic fallacies" - from film.
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Men Bet Their Lives On It

Men Bet Their Lives On It

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Winsten, Archer
Description: Film focusing on Packard engines, the Packard company, Packard engine production, and Packard's contributions to the war effort in the 1940s are the focus of this program.
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Anesthesia for Operative Procedures of Short Duration, for Induction Prior to Ether and to Complement Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen

Anesthesia for Operative Procedures of Short Duration, for Induction Prior to Ether and to Complement Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert; Gray, Hugh & Snow, William
Description: "This film has been prepared as an aid to the physician in obtaining a more complete understanding of the procedures, the limitations, and the advantages of Vinethene anesthesia" - from film.
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It Happens Every Spring

It Happens Every Spring

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Holton, L. H. & Capsis, John
Description: This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening.
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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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Americans at Home: Treasure for your Table

Americans at Home: Treasure for your Table

Date: 1956
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Oser, Jean & Turner, Howard
Description: Film about the history of craftsman housewares in America, such as crystal ware, fine china, and sterling silver.
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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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North by Northeast

North by Northeast

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Stratton, Chet & Blume, Wilbur T.
Description: This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England.
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Walter Lantz TV samples

Walter Lantz TV samples

Date: unknown
Creator: Lantz, Walter
Description: This film contains five animated ads from the 1950s covering services or goods from three companies: Electric Auto-Lite, Carnation, and Coca-Cola.
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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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Watson Wakes Up

Watson Wakes Up

Date: 1946
Creator: Mathews, Norman; Herman, Justin; Knox, Gordon & Jason, Will
Description: A film about a man named Walter Watson. Walter can barely seem to make ends meet until he realizes the secret to financial stability: saving money.
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The Grumman Gulfstream

The Grumman Gulfstream

Date: unknown
Creator: Milligan, Richard & Joyce, William F.
Description: This film discusses the Grumman Gulfstream airplane, its construction, and the qualities that make it useful, specifically for traveling business men
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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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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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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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Building America

Building America

Date: unknown
Creator: Price, Sherman
Description: Film on US infrastructure development, with topics including homes of the future, the role of lumber dealers in home building, the importance of home maintenance, and the importance of urban development. This film includes animated sequences.
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Mightier Than the Sword

Mightier Than the Sword

Date: 1954
Creator: Princeton Film Center, Inc.
Description: This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials.
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