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    1947 Film Shipbuilders of Essex

    This 1947 film documents the work of traditional wooden shipbuilding in Essex, Massachusetts, by following the creation of the 65 foot fishing trawler “St. Rosalie” from…

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    1965 Film The Wise Years Wasted

    In this 1965 Department of Labor film, television journalist Chet Huntley reports on the problem of employing older workers in an American society where technological and automation changes…

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    1963 Documentary Henry Ford's Mirror of America

    This documentary was compiled by the National Archives and the Ford Motor Company in 1963, and shows scenes of U.S. History, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. In…

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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias

    Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were…

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    1944 Documentary The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to…

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    1936 Documentary On the Firing Line

    This 1936 documentary was made in cooperation with the National Tuberculosis Association to travel throughout the United States and portray efforts to combat tuberculosis and show gains…

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    1964 U.S. Army Film Exercise Delawar

    This 1964 U.S. Army Big Picture film highlighted exercise Delawar, a United States-Iran joint armed forces combat readiness operation conducted in April 1964 when the nations were…

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    1952 Film Your Social Security

    This 1952 film explained how the Social Security system works, including how to enroll in the program and how IBM punch card machines organize records.

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    The Secret Service Story

    This 1953 short film showed the responsibilities of the Secret Service by depicting the activities of a new recruit as he learned about counterfeiting, self-defense, and the protection of…

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    1939 Documentary The City

    This 1939 documentary argued that modern cities had become unhealthy and that planned communities more like pre-industrial small-town America were preferable. The film was produced for…

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    1964 CBS Special on the Warren Commission Report

    The two-hour CBS News Extra, “November 22nd and The Warren Report,” was aired Sunday, September 27, 1964, a few days after the Warren Commission issued its report to the…

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    1950 Documentary Oil Across Arabia

    This 1950 corporate film highlighted the development of Saudi Arabian oil fields and the Trans-Arabian Pipeline built from 1947 through 1950.

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    A Point in Time: The Corona Story

    This 1972 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documentary looks as the CIA’s Corona program, which produced the world’s first spy satellites. Topics included the creation of…

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    1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam

    This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project…

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    President Johnson's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 27th, 1964. In his speech, President Johnson…

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    1963 Film The U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam

    This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American…

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    1968 Documentary The Mexican American: A New Focus on Opportunity

    This 1968 Office of Economic Opportunity documentary described a fact-finding trip by Johnson administration officials and efforts to assist Spanish speaking Americans as part of the War on…

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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

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