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[North Texas State University School of Music Orientation]

Description: This video is composed of digitized slides and musical accompaniment that were used to promote the North Texas State University School of Music. The slide show consists of segments that discuss the school from the perspective of the university president, an introduction to the university community, the value of the program from the perspective of the Dean of the School of Music, the Music Library and other resources, teaching faculty, performance groups available on campus, and the availability of live performances on and off campus. The slide show begins with images and a performance by the NTSU symphony orchestra as well as images of students practicing and studying. The second segment includes images of and narration by university president C.C. "Jitter" Nolan about the value and importance of the music program and the President's Award which was given to the symphony orchestra as conducted by Anshel Brusilow and the One O'Clock Lab Band under the direction of Leon Breeden. In the third segment, narrator Edward Baird discusses the student community and programs accompanied by images of students on campus, students painting, and students in the university lounge. In the fourth segment, Dean of the School of Music Marceau Meyers speaks about the expanding practice, performance, and recording spaces and the Music Library located in Willis Library and directed by Morris Martin. In the fifth segment, Baird discusses the program's teaching faculty with accompanying images of Eugene Conley, Adolfo Odnoposoff, Anshel Brusilow, Robert Ottman, William Latham, Martin Mailman, Merrill Ellis, Michael Collins, Cecil Adkins, Edward Rainbow, David McGuire, Robert Winslow, and Leon Breeden. Areas highlighted include the electronic music program, musicology, and jazz performance. The sixth includes images of performance groups on campus including the acapella choir, chapel choir, men's chorus, women's chorus, grand chorus, madrigal singers, opera theater, commercial singers, ...
Date: 197u
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Video
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[North Texas State University Media Library Orientation]

Description: This video is composed of digitized 35 mm slides related to the North Texas State University (now UNT) media library services and functions. The slides include images of people using audiovisual equipment and materials including film and slide projectors and televisions, images related to the library's film rental and loan program including a brochure for the Gerontological Film Collection, interior and exterior images of Willis Library and Special Collections, unidentified students and library employees engaging in activities such as answering telephones and using the library card catalog, and numerous graphics and illustrations. There is no known existing sound recording or print documentation to accompany this slide presentation and therefore this video relied on the current organization of the slides. The original digital images are retained for preservation.
Date: 1979
Creator: North Texas State University
Item Type: Video
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The Devonian Elementary School Library: An Experiment in Quarters and Organization

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 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").
Date: 1959
Creator: The Andrews Public Schools
Item Type: Video

Teaching English in Kindergarten (MP 1543)

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.
Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas
Item Type: Video

Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)

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.
Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas
Item Type: Video

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

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.
Date: 1976
Creator: Flores, Rachel A. & Lumpkin, Michael
Item Type: Video

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

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.
Date: 1933
Creator: Universal Newspaper Newsreel
Item Type: Video

A New Way of Gravure

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.
Date: 1950
Creator: Paley, Jess
Item Type: Video

[Man with Camera]

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.
Date: 1948~
Item Type: Photograph

[Sound Equipment Set Up Outside Custom Vehicle]

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.
Date: 1948~
Item Type: Photograph

[Filming from the Top of the Mobile Sound Unit]

Description: Photograph outside the Museo de Bellas Artes in Venezuela. Two men operate a camera from the roof of the Mobile Sound Unit, and crew members below listen and look on to an out-of-frame scene. Taken during the time that the Princeton Film Center crew filmed the series, Venezuela on the March.
Date: 1948~
Item Type: Photograph

[Princeton Film Center Bus in Venezuela]

Description: Photograph of the custom bus used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela. "The location dormitory bus, built to Film Center specifications by the Flxible Company of Ohio, has sleeping accommodations for nine, a galley, shower, two lavatories, refrigerator, air-conditioning, and its own power plant and water purifier." -original caption
Date: 1948~
Item Type: Photograph

Princeton Film Center scrapbook

Description: 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.
Access: This item is restricted to the UNT Libraries and requires authentication.
Date: unknown
Creator: Princeton Film Center
Item Type: Text

[Gordon Knox and Gunther von Fritsch on location in New Mexico]

Description: Gordon Knox and Gunther von Fritsch filming Son of the Conquistadors in New Mexico in 1941. Fritsch and Knox are shown standing on the roof of a car looking over a camera on a tripod. A woman is visible behind the car seated behind another tripod. "100 Years, A New Mexico Film Celebration," is written in the top right corner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Video

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
Item Type: Video

Know Your Enemy - Japan!

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eliot, George Fielding; Hall, Radcliffe & Knox, Gordon
Item Type: Video