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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

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

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

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

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.
Item Type: Video

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

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
Item Type: Video

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

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.
Item Type: Video

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

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

[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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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

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
Item Type: Video

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
Item Type: Video

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

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.
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

An Album of Christmas Carols

Description: This film features the Columbus Boychoir performing Christmas carols off of their album, "Columbus Boychoir Christmas Carols."
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Paul Lincoln & Bryant, Donald T.
Item Type: Video

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