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 Country: United States
 Language: English
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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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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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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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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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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Arresting Engine: Mark 7, Mod 1

Arresting Engine: Mark 7, Mod 1

Date: 1954
Creator: United States. Navy.
Description: United States Navy training film on engine maintenance.
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannons on Wings

Cannons on Wings

Date: unknown
Creator: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Description: This film focuses largely on the assembly line construction of Bell Aircraft's fighter planes.
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Coaxial and Microwave Miracles

Coaxial and Microwave Miracles

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film discusses technologies such as coaxial cables and microwaves and how they are used in the field of communication technology.
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The Devonian Elementary School Library: An Experiment in Quarters and Organization

The Devonian Elementary School Library: An Experiment in Quarters and Organization

Date: 1959
Creator: The Andrews Public Schools
Description: This silent film documents the activities of librarians, educators, and students using the library at Devonian Elementary School in Andrews, Texas. Title cards are included and are shown here parenthetically. The film begins with children entering the school building ("A School Day Begins" and "Let Us Follow These Three Pupils"). Children enter a library and classroom ("The Library Has Open Sides") and an unidentified person makes marks on a library floor plan. Students demonstrate the process of checking out books ("There is a self-charging system of circulation") with close ups of the library checkout card for "The Book of Indians." Children read and check out books and a teacher checks out a film strip and projector ("Fines and Dates Due are Eliminated"). Back in the classroom, the librarian teaches the Dewey Decimal Classification system ("An Index to the decimal classification is used in lieu of a subject catalogue") and a librarian helps children find books on horses and North American Indians. There are close-ups of a checkout card for "Mickey's Magnet" by Franklyn Branley checked out by Lynda Slover as well as checkout cards for "Maple Sugar for Windy" and "Putt-Putt Skipper" ("Titles are given an emphasis in shelving and ...
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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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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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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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[Gordon Knox and Gunther von Fritsch on location in New Mexico]

[Gordon Knox and Gunther von Fritsch on location in New Mexico]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Gordon Knox and Gunther von Fritsch filming Son of the Conquistadors in New Mexico in 1941. Fritsch and Knox are shown standing on the roof of a car looking over a camera on a tripod. A woman is visible behind the car seated behind another tripod. "100 Years, A New Mexico Film Celebration," is written in the top right corner.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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