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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

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

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

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.

Old Man In A Hurry

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

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

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

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)

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)

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