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Prelinger Archives

The Prelinger Archives is a collection of films relating to U.S. cultural history, the evolution of the American landscape, everyday life and social history. It was physically located in New York City from 1982-2002 and is now in San Francisco. Wikipedia*

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Prelinger Archives has hosted 14 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1927 Vignette. The year with the most events was 1953 with two events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 1966 with an average of 1,662 views per video. Most common tag: U.S. History.

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    Summer Review 1955

    This newsreel contains the following stories: Geneva Summit of 1955; continued civil war in Saigon; Allied occupation ends in West…

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    Sniffles and Sneezes

    This educational film demonstrates how viruses are spread through carelessness, and how colds can be avoided and treated.

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    Introduction to Haiti

    A travelogue visit to Haiti during World War II with an overview of the history, traditions, and daily life of the people.…

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    Heart of the Nation

    This video of an early 1930s aerial survey includes narration on major buildings and monuments in the Washington, D.C.,…

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