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1.

The Mad Ohio

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Showing West Virginia and Kentucky flooded by the Ohio River and its tributaries during the great flood of 1937.
Online
1937
2.

American Cowboy

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"Shot on location at the Roberson Hereford Ranch near Gunnison, Colorado, over the course of a year, documents real-life cowboys on the job."--Field guide to sponsored films, R. Prelinger.
Online
1950
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The American Indian: How He Earns a Living

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Scenes, introduced by intertitles, of Indians engaged in arts and crafts, fishing, logging, agriculture, irrigation projects.
Online
1933
4.

Drifting Through the Rockies

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Charles J. Belden leads an expedition through the rapids of Big Horn Canyon, Wyoming, making the first motion pictures ever taken of the Rocky Mountain canyon cut by the Big Horn River.
Online
1928
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Coney Island

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Scenes of the amusement park's beach, boardwalk, vendors, sideshows and rides.
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Dateline: Long Island

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"Long Island, New York, America's fastest growing community. Home, place of business, playground for the millions who live in Nassau and Suffolk counties. But Long Island wasn't always like this. Not many years ago, it was a quiet, semirural community, just a place where things were going to happen. And this is our story."--Transcript.
Online
1964
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Christopher Columbus

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Silent dramatizations of six episodes, introduced with intertitles: Mutiny at sea; Landing in American; Indian rejoicing; Triumphal entry in Barcelona; Reception at the Spanish court; Christopher Columbus in disgrace; Christopher Columbus in prison; To the fame of Christopher Columbus apotheosis.
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8.

First Americans Past and Present

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Scenes of traditional ways of Native American life introduced by intertitles reflecting early 20th century attitudes.
Online
1914; 1928
9.

Freedom and Power

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"A General Electric cartoon promoting electricity and the freedom of business to operate without governmental intervention. In following the applications of electricity from Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment through the innovations of GE's founder, Thomas Edison. Freedom and Power also offers a history of free enterprise. The discussion outlines the role of the electrical industry in supporting national security and the American way of life and argues for "individual rights" over "state control.""--Field guide to sponsored films, R. Prelinger.
Online
1952
10.

A Great Railroad at Work

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Shows the complete range of motive power in use on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in the early 1940s, including electric and steam locomotives and first generation diesels. Also shows a wide range of buses, trolleys, ferries and other modes of transport owned by the railroad to help perform its core business of freight and passenger train transportation. There are scenes from inside the workshops, in the freight yards, views of the "Yankee Clipper," and inside the luxury passenger carriages. The railroad infrastructure is seen, including the large stations and trains being transferred via barges along the rivers.
Online
1942
11.

The Mail: A Story of the United States Postal Service

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How a letter mailed in Los Angeles, California, is delivered in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the 1930s.
Online
1938
12.

Maintenance of Roads

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Scenes of various types of road and bridge repair and maintenance.
Online
1925; 1929
13.

Making a Skyscraper: Empire State Building

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Shows the milling, assembly, raising, and setting of the steel columns as the Empire State Building rises.
Online
1930
14.

The Baltimore Plan

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"Short detailing how the City of Baltimore overcame lethargy to launch a slum rehabilitation campaign. Received a Freedoms Foundation award in 1953. John Barnes made films for Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, which produced and distributed The Baltimore Plan at the urging of the Fight Blight Fund."--Field guide to sponsored films, R. Prelinger.
Online
1953
15.

The Story of Coal

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The geological and chemical processes creating types of coal illustrated with drawings and photographs introduced by intertitles.
Online
1914; 1928
16.

This Is Automation

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Traces the development of automating manufacturing methods and processes.
Online
1955
17.

The Whiskey Rebellion

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Dramatization of scenes from the Whiskey rebellion, introduced by intertitles.
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18.

The Civilian Serves

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A call for civilians to volunteer to help the home front war effort, showing the varied opportunities for service and referring to the British experiences with bombardment.
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19.

Berkeley, California Fire

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Scenes of the 1923 citywide conflagration.
Online
1923
20.

Barry Goldwater Speaks Out

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"Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was shown in New Hampshire, campaigning for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. Clips from speeches about foreign policy, the United Nations, Social Security, and economics were included. Also shown were video clips of New Hampshire residents being interviewed."--C-SPAN Video Library.
Online
1964