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The Banshee

Description: A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
Date: unknown
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

The Building of a Tire

Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Item Type: Video

Cannons on Wings

Description: This film focuses largely on the assembly line construction of Bell Aircraft's fighter planes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Item Type: Video

[Card Files]

Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in Princeton, New Jersey. A woman takes notes on card files.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Checking Films Before Rental]

Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Two of the men in the room are checking film with machines. Original caption: "Checking Films Before Rental"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Coaxial and Microwave Miracles

Description: This film discusses technologies such as coaxial cables and microwaves and how they are used in the field of communication technology.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video

[Developing Room]

Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey, around the time that the original building first opened.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Developing Room]

Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in New Jersey, around the time that the original building first opened.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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

Fabric Magic

Description: A short film examining the strengths of three Milliken-made fabric blends - nylon and wool, orlon and wool, and dacron and wool.
Date: unknown
Creator: Elwyn, Robert & Lyon, Sumner
Item Type: Video

[Film Distribution Library]

Description: Photograph taken at Princeton Film Center, around the time that the building first opened. Three men in the library are working on various tasks. Original caption: "Film Distribution Library".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Film Inspection]

Description: Photograph taken at the Princeton Film Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Two men and a woman are inspecting or marking reels of film.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Film Screening]

Description: Photograph taken near the time that the Princeton Film Center first opened. Three men review a Gordon Knox film in this photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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