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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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Land Based Helicopter Operations: Precautions

Land Based Helicopter Operations: Precautions

Date: 1953
Creator: United States. Navy
Description: United States Navy training film on helicopter maneuvers and safety.
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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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Wings Over Dexter

Wings Over Dexter

Date: 1953
Creator: Elwyn, Robert & Beck, Sherman
Description: A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation.
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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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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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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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Old Man In A Hurry

Old Man In A Hurry

Date: 1956
Creator: Wishengrad, Morton; Carmer, Carl; Hammid, Alexander; Farmer, Tom & Knox, Gordon
Description: This film tells the story of Bion Shively, the oldest man to win the Hambletonian Trotting Classic.
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Your Fair Share

Your Fair Share

Date: 1956
Creator: Carey, Macdonald; Rodakiewicz, Henwar & Turner, Howard
Description: 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.
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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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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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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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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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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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A Rising Tide

A Rising Tide

Date: 1964
Creator: Glenn, Jack; Zack, Eugene C.; Knox, Gordon & Kannon, John
Description: 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.
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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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[Administrative Department]

[Administrative Department]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Original caption: "Administrative Department".
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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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[Alternative Camera Set-Up for the Filming of Racetrack Scene]

[Alternative Camera Set-Up for the Filming of Racetrack Scene]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey, around the time that the original building first opened. The crew and actors are on location for the filming of "Old Man in a Hurry".
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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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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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