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Men Bet Their Lives On It

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Winsten, Archer
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Rural Review

Description: This program on rural living includes segments on the 4H Club; "modern," "step-saving" kitchens; and "modern," time-saving farming equipment.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Sample TV news clip reel

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

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.
Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

60 Seconds to Safety

Description: This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Neeman, Robinson & Wilson, Donald
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

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.
Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Son of the Conquistadors

Description: This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
Date: 1944
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Active Peacetime Service

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Banshee

Description: A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Building of a Tire

Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The King Means Business

Description: This film shows how Yale Load King electric hoists can improve production safety and efficiency for both small and large factories and workshops.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Liquid Fire

Description: This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
Date: 1962
Creator: Hoade, Martin; Ann, Doris & Vlahos, John
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Navy's Blue Angels

Description: This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Skoggard, Bruno; Blume, Wilbur T. & Lipton, Rex
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Potent Triangle

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Seven Wonders of Wool

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Telefixit Program

Description: A film of Greg Coleman advising viewers on TV tuning procedures.
Date: unknown
Creator: Coleman, Greg
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Seven Wonders of Wool

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Walter Lantz TV samples

Description: This film contains five animated ads from the 1950s covering services or goods from three companies: Electric Auto-Lite, Carnation, and Coca-Cola.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lantz, Walter
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Via Port of New York

Description: A film on the Port of New York. Contains animated sequences.
Date: unknown
Creator: Granducci, O.; Rodakiewicz, Henwar & Holton, L. H.
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Watson Wakes Up

Description: 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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Mathews, Norman; Herman, Justin; Knox, Gordon & Jason, Will
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

What is Modern Art?

Description: 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.
Date: 1948
Creator: Brentano, Felix; Riethof, William & Samuels, Spencer
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library