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Cannons on Wings
This film focuses largely on the assembly line construction of Bell Aircraft's fighter planes.
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.
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.
The Telefixit Program
A film of Greg Coleman advising viewers on TV tuning procedures.
Know Your Enemy - Japan!
This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific.
Wings Over Dexter
A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation.
Fabric Magic
A short film examining the strengths of three Milliken-made fabric blends - nylon and wool, orlon and wool, and dacron and wool.
Film overview of the history and services offered by the American Kennel Club.
North Texas State University Center for Studies in Aging (MP1545)
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.
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.
Via Port of New York
A film on the Port of New York. Contains animated sequences.
Don't Just Roll The Dice: Simple Solutions for Circulating Game Collections Effectively
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.
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.
The Liquid Fire
This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
Jobs for America
This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs.
Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry
Film presents the story of laser technology from its initial development, through the present state of the art, to its future potential.
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.
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.
Fortress of the Sky
This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
"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.
Men Bet Their Lives On It
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.
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.
It Happens Every Spring
This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening.
60 Seconds to Safety
This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
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.
The Navy's Blue Angels
This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.
North by Northeast
This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England.
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.
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
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.
The Grumman Gulfstream
This film discusses the Grumman Gulfstream airplane, its construction, and the qualities that make it useful, specifically for traveling business men
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.
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.
A New Way of Gravure
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.
Grumman at War
This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
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.
Princeton Film Center scrapbook
Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Libraries.
A scrapbook compiled by the Gordon Knox family containing materials (press releases, newspaper and journal clippings, advertisements, trade notices and other ephemera) about and related to the Princeton Film Center and Gordon Knox film productions. The items contained in the scrapbook were produced between 1941 and 1961.
Mightier Than the Sword
This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials.
Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)
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.
University of North Texas Media Library Gaming Collection Proposal
This proposal contains details regarding the acquisition policy and collection development principles to guide the expansion of UNT's Media Library Gaming Collection.
An Album of Christmas Carols
This film features the Columbus Boychoir performing Christmas carols off of their album, "Columbus Boychoir Christmas Carols."
The Devonian Elementary School Library: An Experiment in Quarters and Organization
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 cataloguing"). A librarian demonstrates how to search the card catalog and students are given assignments. Children in the library return, check out, and read books "("Books are marked with a color code indicating reading difficulty"). At the end of the day children leave the building ("The Last Bell Rings") and the American flag is lowered in front of the building ("A School Day Ends").
New Wings for the Navy: The Douglas F4D
A film documenting how the Douglas F4D Skyray helped the US Navy break a world speed record.
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.
Hurricane Hunters
In this film, USAF storm chasers track and study a hurricane and are able to warn a city about the approaching storm.
Land Based Helicopter Operations: Precautions
United States Navy training film on helicopter maneuvers and safety.
Arresting Engine: Mark 7, Mod 1
United States Navy training film on engine maintenance.
Warner Bros. stars arrive for opening of "Gold Diggers of 1933"
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.
Old Man In A Hurry
This film tells the story of Bion Shively, the oldest man to win the Hambletonian Trotting Classic.
Giant Killers
This film shows the material and manpower that go into making Elco PT boats.