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An American Museum

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.
Date: 1954
Creator: Guggenheim, Charles & Torno, Laurant
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
Partner: UNT Media Library

Jobs for America

Description: This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs.
Date: 1962
Creator: Huntley, Chet; Knox, Gordon; Pfister, Walter & Ewing, Maxwell
Partner: UNT Media Library

Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry

Description: Film presents the story of laser technology from its initial development, through the present state of the art, to its future potential.
Date: 1964
Creator: Huntley, Chet; Lackey, Douglas; Kauer, Gene; Davidovsky, Mario; Knox, Gordon & Mahon, John
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
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
Partner: UNT Media Library

Fortress of the Sky

Description: This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
Date: 1943
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Burnside, Norman & Gudebrod, G. David
Partner: UNT Media Library

Backfire

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Lyon, Sumner
Partner: UNT Media Library

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
Partner: UNT Media Library

It Happens Every Spring

Description: This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Holton, L. H. & Capsis, John
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
Partner: UNT Media Library

Americans at Home: Treasure for your Table

Description: Film about the history of craftsman housewares in America, such as crystal ware, fine china, and sterling silver.
Date: 1956
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Oser, Jean & Turner, Howard
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
Partner: UNT Media Library

North by Northeast

Description: This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Stratton, Chet & Blume, Wilbur T.
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
Partner: UNT Media Library

Forget Not These Children

Description: 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
Date: unknown
Creator: Lyon, Sumner; Smith, Ardis & Holton, Hamilton
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
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Grumman Gulfstream

Description: This film discusses the Grumman Gulfstream airplane, its construction, and the qualities that make it useful, specifically for traveling business men
Date: unknown
Creator: Milligan, Richard & Joyce, William F.
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)
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)
Partner: UNT Media Library

Grumman at War

Description: This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
Date: 1944
Creator: Phelps, Leroy G.; Elwyn, Robert; Rodakiewicz, Henwar; Knox, Gordon & Nagel, Conrad
Partner: UNT Media Library

Building America

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Price, Sherman
Partner: UNT Media Library

Mightier Than the Sword

Description: This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials.
Date: 1954
Creator: Princeton Film Center, Inc.
Partner: UNT Media Library