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  • emThe Preparation of Foods  From Stone Age to Space Ageem
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    The Preparation of Foods - From Stone Age to Space Age

    This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating in the use of microwave ovens at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. The ovens…

  • emApollo 10 To Sort Out the Unknownsem
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    Apollo 10, To Sort Out the Unknowns

    This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969, Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan, and John Young. A rehearsal for the July, 1969, moon landing, the mission…

  • President Nixon Address on Vietnam War
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    President Nixon Address on Vietnam War

    In his first address to the nation on Vietnam, President Richard Nixon proposed the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Vietnam as long as the North Vietnamese removed their forces as…

  • emYou Dont Have to Buy War Mrs Smithem
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    You Don't Have to Buy War, Mrs. Smith

    This film of an anti-Vietnam War speech by Bess Myerson Grant was produced by Another Mother for Peace and recorded at the May 9, 1970 World Mother’s Day Assembly in San Francisco. Ms. Grant was the…

  • emValley of the Tennesseeem
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    Valley of the Tennessee

    This 1944 film was made by the U.S. Office of War Information’s Overseas Motion Picture Bureau. It details the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, which was founded in 1933 to address…

  • emThe Army Nurse  Soldier of Mercyem
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    The Army Nurse - Soldier of Mercy

    This 1965 film from the U.S. Army’s “Big Picture” television series celebrates the contributions of Army nurses from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. Although women nurses cared…

  • 1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal
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    1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal

    This U.S. government newsreel includes the following stories: U.S. Marines push back Japanese forces on Guadalcanal; the cruiser Boise docks and Admiral King decorates members of the crew;…

  • emDemocracy at Work in Rural Puerto Ricoem
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    Democracy at Work in Rural Puerto Rico

    This U.S. Agriculture Department film profiles the history, culture, and farm produce of the Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico. The film emphasizes the self-reliant nature of Puerto Rican…

  • emFallout from Three Mile Islandem
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    Fallout from Three Mile Island

    This “CBS Reports” documentary from May 1, 1979 investigates the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island accident near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The hour-long program looks at the response of the…

  • emThe Land is Richem
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    The Land is Rich

    This documentary used by the United Farm Workers union chronicles the history of California’s migrant agricultural workers and their protests for higher wages, union recognition, and safer…

  • January 1943 United Newsreel
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    January 1943 United Newsreel

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and sunken Japanese ships near Guadalcanal; Navajo women make gifts for Red Cross packages;…

  • emWell Never Turn Backem
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    We'll Never Turn Back

    This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter registration campaign in the South. The documentary includes interviews with black farmers and…

  • emBooker T Washington The Life and Legacyem
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    Booker T. Washington, The Life and Legacy

    Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying…

  • emRoy Wilkins The Right to Dignityem
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    Roy Wilkins, The Right to Dignity

    Narrated by actor Sidney Poitier, this tribute to civil rights leader Roy Wilkins (1901-1981) was produced by the U.S. Information Agency. Mr. Wilkins was at the forefront of the civil…

  • emMission Measles  The Story of a Vaccineem
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    Mission, Measles - The Story of a Vaccine

    This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the development of the measles vaccine in the 1950s and early 1960s. The pharmaceutical company…

  • emA Day in Congressem
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    A Day in Congress

    The 116th Congress opened in January 2019 with many senators and representatives new to Capitol Hill. For the first time, there are over 100 women in the House. This is a 1949 educational…

  • emMeet Your Federal Governmentem
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    Meet Your Federal Government

    This is a 15 minute classroom film from 1946 that described how the three branches of government work. In Meet Your Federal Government, high school senior Bill visits his Uncle Jim - who is…

  • emDecade of NATOem
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    Decade of NATO

    This film narrated by Edward R. Murrow marks the 10th anniversary of the April 4, 1949 founding of NATO by profiling the people, geography and resources of member countries. The film argues that the organization…

  • emWe Heard the Bells The Influenza of 1918em
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    We Heard the Bells, The Influenza of 1918

    Commissioned by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, this 2010 documentary includes survivors of the 1918 flu telling their stories, a history of the pandemic, and a look at the…

  • emUncle Sam Watching the Mexican Borderem
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    Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border

    Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the Mexican expedition of 1916-1917 to police the border with Mexico.

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