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Rural Review
This program on rural living includes segments on the 4H Club; "modern," "step-saving" kitchens; and "modern," time-saving farming equipment.
Sample TV news clip reel
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.
Shooting Straight with Tim Holt
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.
60 Seconds to Safety
This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
Shooting Straight with Tim Holt
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.
Son of the Conquistadors
This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases
This film advocates the use of Sulmet sulfamethazine for treating diseases in livestock.
The Automobile and the American Way of Life
A film about how automobiles have enhanced our daily lives.
The Active Peacetime Service
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.
The Banshee
A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
The Building of a Tire
This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
The King Means Business
This film shows how Yale Load King electric hoists can improve production safety and efficiency for both small and large factories and workshops.
The Liquid Fire
This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
The Navy's Blue Angels
This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.
The Potent Triangle
This film highlights New Jersey and L. Bamberger & Co. retail stores (now branded Macy's) as two important parts of a "Potent Triangle" of business in their corner of the U.S. - a "quality market" and a "great outlet," respectively. The film represents L. Bamberger & Co.'s call for a "Creative Producer" to complete their Potent Triangle by providing L. Bamberger & Co. with a "California fashion cavalcade."
The Seven Wonders of Wool
A film of Dorothy Burgess educating consumers on the seven wonders of wool: its wrinkle resistance, its absorbancy, its insulating properties, its "dye affinity," its heat and flame resistance, the way it's "easy to handle," and its durability.
The Telefixit Program
A film of Greg Coleman advising viewers on TV tuning procedures.
The Seven Wonders of Wool
A film of Dorothy Burgess educating consumers on the seven wonders of wool: its wrinkle resistance, its absorbancy, its insulating properties, its "dye affinity," its heat and flame resistance, the way it's "easy to handle," and its durability. These are described as selling points during a sales training session.
Venezuela Elige su Destino: Narracion Fotografica de las Elecciones de 1947
This Spanish language film explores Venezuela and Venezuela's 1947 presidential elections.
Walter Lantz TV samples
This film contains five animated ads from the 1950s covering services or goods from three companies: Electric Auto-Lite, Carnation, and Coca-Cola.
Via Port of New York
A film on the Port of New York. Contains animated sequences.
Watson Wakes Up
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.
What is Modern Art?
Filmed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vladimir Sokoloff introduces a young woman to some examples of modern art by Picasso, Chagall, Dali, and others and explains the motivations behind some of the techniques developed by the artists.
Wings Over Dexter
A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation.
Wings of the Future
This film discusses helicopters and looks at how inventors and innovators like Igor Sikorsky, Juan de la Cierva and Arthur Young helped to make helicopter flight possible.
Your Fair Share
This film represents an appeal for donations to the Newark, N.J. area Community Service Association. Presents the stories of individuals with health or social problems who need assistance and then suggests community programs that could help.
A Rising Tide
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.
The ABC's of Decorating Your Home
Film from Better Homes and Gardens on tips for redecorating the home, including information on color selection, furniture arrangement and window dressings.
Americans at Home: Treasure for your Table
Film about the history of craftsman housewares in America, such as crystal ware, fine china, and sterling silver.
An American Museum
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.
Anesthesia for Operative Procedures of Short Duration, for Induction Prior to Ether and to Complement Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen
"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.
Arresting Engine: Mark 7, Mod 1
United States Navy training film on engine maintenance.
Arteries of Progress
A film on transportation in Venezuela.
"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.
Building America
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.
Cannons on Wings
This film focuses largely on the assembly line construction of Bell Aircraft's fighter planes.
Coaxial and Microwave Miracles
This film discusses technologies such as coaxial cables and microwaves and how they are used in the field of communication technology.
An Album of Christmas Carols
This film features the Columbus Boychoir performing Christmas carols off of their album, "Columbus Boychoir Christmas Carols."
Con Salud Venceremos
This film looks at health care and disease prevention in Venezuela.
Fabric Magic
A short film examining the strengths of three Milliken-made fabric blends - nylon and wool, orlon and wool, and dacron and wool.
Forget Not These Children
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
Fortress of the Sky
This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
Greyhound Bus Driver
This short film depicts interviews of Greyhound Bus driver applicants. Both favorable and not-so-favorable qualities in applicants are discussed.
Giant Killers
This film shows the material and manpower that go into making Elco PT boats.
Heart of the City
This short film briefly examines the impact of a factory on a town and its economy.
Grumman at War
This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
Hurricane Hunters
In this film, USAF storm chasers track and study a hurricane and are able to warn a city about the approaching storm.
The Grumman Gulfstream
This film discusses the Grumman Gulfstream airplane, its construction, and the qualities that make it useful, specifically for traveling business men
It Happens Every Spring
This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening.
Jobs for America
This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs.