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[Proposed Plan for Princeton Film Center Circa 1949]
Photograph taken at original location of the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey.
[Proposed Plan for Princeton Film Center Circa 1949]
Photograph taken at original location of the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey.
[Newly Built Princeton Film Center, Circa 1949]
Photograph of the original Princeton Film Center in New Jersey.
[Projection and Development]
Photograph taken at the original building of the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey, around the time that the building first opened.
[Card Files]
Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in Princeton, New Jersey. A woman takes notes on card files.
[Weighing and Mailing]
Photograph taken at the original building of the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey, around the time that the building first opened. Two men in the mail room use an envelope printer and scale.
[A Radio, Two Men, and a Game of Cards]
Photograph inside the custom Princeton Film Center bus used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela. Original caption: "Interior view of the bus, looking toward the rear, showing two of the nine berths. A private compartment, used in the daytime as an office is equipped for two-way radio-telephone."
[A Man Frying Eggs in the Kitchenette]
Photograph inside the custom Princeton Film Center bus used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela.
[Camp Set Up Outside the Princeton Film Center Bus and Two Other Vehicles]
Photograph of the custom Princeton Film Center bus used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela.
[A Princeton Film Center Caravan in Venezuela]
Photograph of the custom vehicles used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela.
[A Man With Two Bottles Standing in Front of the Refrigerator]
Photograph inside the custom Princeton Film Center bus used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela.
[A Long View Inside the Bus, With Sleeping Quarters and Kitchenette]
Photograph inside the custom Princeton Film Center bus used by the crew of the film series, Venezuela on the March, while they filmed in Venezuela.
Teaching English in Kindergarten (MP 1543)
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.
Princeton Film Center scrapbook
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.
University of North Texas Media Library Gaming Collection Proposal
This proposal contains details regarding the acquisition policy and collection development principles to guide the expansion of UNT's Media Library Gaming Collection.
Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)
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.
The Devonian Elementary School Library: An Experiment in Quarters and Organization
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").
North Texas State University Center for Studies in Aging (MP1545)
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.
It Happens Every Spring
This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening.
Jobs for America
This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs.
Junior Club
This film contains home video footage and includes images of a car stuck on a beach and of a woman throwing snow balls into a canyon.
Know Your Enemy - Japan!
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.
Land Based Helicopter Operations: Precautions
United States Navy training film on helicopter maneuvers and safety.
Lenox TV spot
This short video features three B&W commercials for Lenox fine china.
Materials Handling
This film discusses how the development of bigger and better machinery over the years has improved work efficiency, especially in fields that involve moving materials and building structures.
Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry
Film presents the story of laser technology from its initial development, through the present state of the art, to its future potential.
Modern Packaging
This film touches on the design and importance of packaging for items like food products and mail shipments.
New England Idyll
This film includes footage of people on the beach, people on planes, etc. This appears to be excerpt footage from the film "North by Northeast" ( KNOX_26, directed by Wilbur T. Blume and produced by Gordon Knox).
Mightier Than the Sword
This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials.
New Wings for the Navy: The Douglas F4D
A film documenting how the Douglas F4D Skyray helped the US Navy break a world speed record.
North by Northeast
This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England.
Old Man In A Hurry
This film tells the story of Bion Shively, the oldest man to win the Hambletonian Trotting Classic.
Paul Landacre, Wood Engraver
This short film on Paul Landacre shows the artist as he works on a piece titled "Lot Cleaning, Los Angeles."
RCA Violin
This film features two black and white RCA Service Company television ads.
Men Bet Their Lives On It
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.
Princeton Airport Dedication
This film contains an unidentified press event held outside a building labeled Princeton Aviation Elev 160 and Gulf Oil. A Piper N7968W aircraft is displayed to the crowd following the press conference.
Rural Review
This program on rural living includes segments on the 4H Club; "modern," "step-saving" kitchens; and "modern," time-saving farming equipment.
Sample TV news clip reel
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.
Shooting Straight with Tim Holt
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.
60 Seconds to Safety
This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
Shooting Straight with Tim Holt
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.
Son of the Conquistadors
This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases
This film advocates the use of Sulmet sulfamethazine for treating diseases in livestock.
The Automobile and the American Way of Life
A film about how automobiles have enhanced our daily lives.
The Active Peacetime Service
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.
The Banshee
A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
The Building of a Tire
This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
The King Means Business
This film shows how Yale Load King electric hoists can improve production safety and efficiency for both small and large factories and workshops.
The Liquid Fire
This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
The Navy's Blue Angels
This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.