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Willa Cather's Paul's Case

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Young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of, from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take.
DVD
2005; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Electric Valley

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Tennessee Valley Authority -- TVA -- was a project like no other, and after more than a half-century, continues to shape life in the South. The Electric Valley is the first independent film to tell the story of TVA, a tale of one of the most interesting, controversial federal agencies ever created. In 1933 TVA was given the broadest possible mission: to tame the forces of nature, create cheap energy, and produce a lasting prosperity in the Depression-wracked Tennessee Valley, a region the size of Great Britain. For better or worse, it touched peoples' lives in innumerable ways. The film is both political parable and human drama, a narrative journey through fifty years of American history with this controversial institution as its focus. It explores both the issues and the people who [...]
DVD
1984; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Storm That Swept Mexico

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Illuminates the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and the struggle to establish a democratic, stable, and prosperous nation. Considers the legacy of the revolution and its relation to the 1968 massacre at the Tlatelolco housing project in Mexico City. Features extensive archival material and interviews with Zapatistas and historians.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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William Faulkner's Barn Burning

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Ab Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly.
DVD
2004; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soul of a People: Writing America's Story

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This documentary recounts the role of the Federal Writers Project as the largest cultural experiment in the nation's history. Program focuses on the role played by writers who recorded local and oral histories all over the nation, many finding national acclaim as a result.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Langston Hughes

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Situations from the life of Langston Hughes, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1999; 1988
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record

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A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian.
DVD
1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Heartland

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"In 1910 Elinore Randall, a widow, and her seven-year-old daughter travel by train to face two great unknowns-- a strange land and life with a man they have never met. Elinore has contracted by mail to keep house for Clyde Stewart, a rancher living in the remote frontier near Burntfork, Wyoming. Captivated by the vast landscape, Elinore acts quickly on her secret passion: to homestead a piece of land of her own. But fulfilling her year's contract with Clyde may be as challenging as the oncoming winter-- a winter of devastating blizzards, famine and isolation."--Container.
DVD
2000; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hand Me de Bounty Down

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Ann Pittman, one of the last remaining links to a body of song, lore, and tradition which form the roots of subsequent African American culture, sings spirituals remembered from her childhood.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Ancient Egypt

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Documentary film offers a detailed introduction to the achievements and activities of ancient Egyptians. Also included on the disc is a 2,800 still-frame library of artifacts and locations.
Laserdisc
1993; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Millennium Evenings at the White House: Honor the Past, Imagine the Future

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A series of lectures and cultural showcases presented by the White House in 1998 and 1999 to highlight American creativity and inventiveness through ideas, art, and scientific discoveries.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Keynote Address, "Re-Imagining Ireland" Conference

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President Mary McAleese of Ireland defined "re-imagining" Ireland, and spoke about Ireland's history, its people, and modern-day Ireland.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Ulysses S. Grant

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This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a nuanced portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington. However, the strength of the Confederate resistance forced Grant into a hard war that destroyed the South and led to his being labeled "a butcher." Propelled into the White House by his battlefield success, Grant lacked the political skills to deal with the issues of the era: reconstructing the South and managing the nation's rapidly expanding economy. His two terms were rocked by bitter racial conflict and corruption scandals. Seven years after leaving office, Grant was financially ruined by the collapse of an investment hous [...]
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Online
2008
Alderman (US Documents (3 New)) Map
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William Carlos Williams

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Situations from the life of William Carlos Williams, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Marianne Moore: In Her Own Image

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Situations from the life of Marianne Moore, with recitations from her poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Elizabeth Bishop: One Art

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Situations from the life of Elizabeth Bishop, with recitations from her poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
18.

T.S. Eliot

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Situations from the life of T.S. Eliot, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Wallace Stevens: Man Made Out of Words

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Situations from the life of Wallace Stevens, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Sylvia Plath

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Situations from the life of Sylvia Plath, with recitations from her poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)