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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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Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)

Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)

Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas
Description: This educational film concerns educational techniques for teaching Spanish-language kindergarten students how to read in English. Techniques include teaching children to read in Spanish before learning to read in English. The film discusses a 3-year pilot program to teach these techniques at the Lamar School in Edinburg, Texas, which began in 1969. Kindergarten and first grade teachers Marcelia Reyes, Ninfa Guerra, Eva Corona, and Christina Chavez discuss their positive experiences with the bilingual education method discussed in the film. The narrator introduces Jacinto Lopez, a child who came from Mexico not knowing any English, went through the program, and now tested at the third grade level on the California Achievement and SPACHE tests. The film concludes with other students involved in the pilot program and their scores on the CAT and SPACHE tests.
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North Texas State University Center for Studies in Aging (MP1545)

North Texas State University Center for Studies in Aging (MP1545)

Date: 1976
Creator: Flores, Rachel A. & Lumpkin, Michael
Description: This short film promotes the North Texas State University (NTSU) Center for Studies in Aging, established in 1967 by Hiram J. Friedsam, Cora Martin, and Herbert Shore with an grant from the Administration on Aging. The film discusses the institution's goal to prepare students for service to older persons. Students are seen in classrooms, viewing a slide show, and working in real-life situations. Cora Martin speaks about the success of students who graduated from this program.
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Teaching English in Kindergarten (MP 1543)

Teaching English in Kindergarten (MP 1543)

Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas
Description: This educational film demonstrates educational techniques for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students in Kindergarten with a focus on students of Mrs. Guerra at the Ford Elementary School in Pharr, Texas. These techniques can be found in the teacher's manual, "Teaching English Early," which is part of the set of materials in the Region One Curriculum Kit (ROCK). This film shows the students and Mrs. Guerra participating in language exercises.
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Don't Just Roll The Dice: Simple Solutions for Circulating Game Collections Effectively

Don't Just Roll The Dice: Simple Solutions for Circulating Game Collections Effectively

Date: June 26, 2016
Creator: Guerrero, Steven; Phillips, Jessica & Robson, Diane
Description: This presentation discusses a year-long research project by the UNT Media Library to assess different preservation techniques to extend the life of a game collection and minimize missing pieces.
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University of North Texas Media Library Gaming Collection Proposal

University of North Texas Media Library Gaming Collection Proposal

Date: July 2011
Creator: Robson, Diane; Stanton, Kimberly & Durkee, Patrick
Description: This proposal contains details regarding the acquisition policy and collection development principles to guide the expansion of UNT's Media Library Gaming Collection.
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Scenes in Fort Worth

Scenes in Fort Worth

Date: 1957~
Creator: unknown
Description: This silent film is a compilation of a number of different scenes and appears to be news footage from an unknown news agency. In the first scene a man interviews a family in their kitchen, a small child eats while seated on the counter, and a group of young people are gathered next to what appears to be a police car or ambulance. In the second scene, men and women dressed in western or cowboy attire eat breakfast at an unknown event in Fort Worth. The story includes a close up of bacon frying, an unidentified man on horseback, a man in a police uniform being led into a jail in what appears to be a joke, a parade of men on horseback with a sign for Seymour's White Front Store in the background, and a close up of a man drinking a cup of coffee. In the third scene, the Moslah Shrine Chanters are seen at a train station and boarding a train. In the fourth, a man demonstrates the use of a piece of equipment for another man which appears to be a FCDA CD-V700 radiation survey meter or radiation detector. The fifth and final scene is preceded ...
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Warner Bros. stars arrive for opening of "Gold Diggers of 1933"

Warner Bros. stars arrive for opening of "Gold Diggers of 1933"

Date: 1933
Creator: Universal Newspaper Newsreel
Description: This film from Universal Newsreels shows the stars of the motion picture "Gold Diggers of 1933" arriving in San Francisco for the film premiere at the Paramount Theater to the music of "We're in the Money" and "Pettin' in the Park." Mayor Angelo J. Rossi presents the keys to the city to the actors. Actress Glenda Farrell is appointed Mayor for the day and Actors Joe E. Brown and Warren William are named as Chief of Police and Fire Chief. Other stars of the film listed on the Paramount marquee include Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Aline Macmahon, Ginger Rogers, and Guy Kibbee & 300 Gorgeous Girls.
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A New Way of Gravure

A New Way of Gravure

Date: 1950
Creator: Paley, Jess
Description: In this film, American Artist Stanley William Hayter describes his technique of engraving on copper from the first rough sketches on paper through pulling the final print.
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[Man with Camera]

[Man with Camera]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man operating a large camera outdoors in Venezuela, taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March.
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[Men Around a Table at Night Under Lamplight]

[Men Around a Table at Night Under Lamplight]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela.
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[Filming a Scene Outside a Building]

[Filming a Scene Outside a Building]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela.
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[Film Crew with Audience Standing in Pavilion]

[Film Crew with Audience Standing in Pavilion]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela.
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[Filming a Scene Outside a Building]

[Filming a Scene Outside a Building]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela.
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[Sound Equipment Set Up Outside Custom Vehicle]

[Sound Equipment Set Up Outside Custom Vehicle]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela. In this photo, a sound station of equipment from the Mobile Sound Unit vehicle is set up outside the rear door. The vehicle has 1947 New Jersey license plates.
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[Princeton Film Center Bus and Crew in Venezuela]

[Princeton Film Center Bus and Crew in Venezuela]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela.
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[Drying Laundry and a Field in Venezuela]

[Drying Laundry and a Field in Venezuela]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Princeton Film Center crew's custom vehicles camped in a field. Taken during the time that the crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela. The message "File copy / do not remove" has been stamped on the top right corner of the photograph.
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[Mobile Sound Unit and Crew]

[Mobile Sound Unit and Crew]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March, in Venezuela.
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[Princeton Film Center Vehicles Overlooking a Town in Venezuela]

[Princeton Film Center Vehicles Overlooking a Town in Venezuela]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, and their custom vehicles while they filmed in Venezuela.
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[Drying Laundry and a Field With Mountains in Venezuela]

[Drying Laundry and a Field With Mountains in Venezuela]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken at the time that the film series, Venezuela on the March, was filmed in Venezuela by crew of the Princeton Film Center. Camp set up between the crew's custom filming vehicles in a field in Venezuela.
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[The Filming Crew Among Palm Trees]

[The Filming Crew Among Palm Trees]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken at the time that the film series, Venezuela on the March, was filmed in Venezuela by crew of the Princeton Film Center.
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[Man with Camera]

[Man with Camera]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man operating a large camera outdoors in Venezuela, during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March.
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[Couples Dancing and Two Men With Camera]

[Couples Dancing and Two Men With Camera]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken at the time that the film series, Venezuela on the March, was filmed in Venezuela by crew of the Princeton Film Center.
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[Princeton Film Center Vehicles Overlooking a Town in Venezuela]

[Princeton Film Center Vehicles Overlooking a Town in Venezuela]

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, and their custom vehicles while they filmed in Venezuela.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
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