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  • July 1960 Universal Newsreel
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    July 1960 Universal Newsreel

    This newsreel includes stories about Texas Senator Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention as John Kennedy’s running mate, and the Republican National…

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  • emThe NixonLodge Ticketem
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    The Nixon-Lodge Ticket

    This newsreel is a summary of the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago that nominated Vice President Richard Nixon and his running mate Henry Cabot Lodge.

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  • Dwight D Eisenhower Memorial Dedication
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Dedication

    The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation’s 34th president, whose World War II leadership and two-term presidency are remembered at a site just off the National Mall and…

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  • 194041 Buildup of US Army
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    1940-41 Buildup of U.S. Army

    In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, this…

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  • US Census Bureau Promotional Films  Television Ads
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    U.S. Census Bureau Promotional Films & Television Ads

    This collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 encourage the public to participate in the constitutionally-mandated population count. Earlier…

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  • emThe Big Count  The Story of the US Censusem
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    The Big Count - The Story of the U.S. Census

    This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. Census. Host George Stone and acting director of the 1950 Census Phillip Hauser, also a…

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  • 1940 US Census Training Films
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    1940 U.S. Census Training Films

    The U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the “enumerators” who knocked on doors in 1940 to record census information. The first film is a general overview…

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  • Voting Rights March in Selma
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    Voting Rights March in Selma

    In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to demand African Americans be given the right to vote. National Park Service Guide April Baldwin visited…

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  • August 25 1960 Universal Newsreel
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    August 25, 1960 Universal Newsreel

    This newsreel includes stories about the Organization of American States debating action against Cuba, flooding in the Philippines, and the nuclear sub “Seadragon” ventures into the Arctic…

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  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Second Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Washington, D.C., for the second of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate was…

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  • San Antonio River Walk
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    San Antonio River Walk

    The San Antonio River Walk is a major attraction for the city. Historian Lewis Fisher talked about how this depression era project became an oasis in the in the heart of the city’s downtown. C-SPAN’s…

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  • USS Missouri
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    USS Missouri

    Resting in the waters of Pearl Harbor, where the events that brought the United States into World War II took place, the USS Missouri represents the final moments of the conflict. Meghan Rathbun gave a tour…

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  • emSummer Review 1955em
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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 Germany; Big Four nations end occupation in Austria; national air raid…

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  • August 1945 Universal Newsreel
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    August 1945 Universal Newsreel

    This 1945 Universal Newsreel includes stories about the Potsdam Declaration of Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Harry Truman, the science behind the atom bomb, and Truman’s…

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  • 1918 Flu Pandemic
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    1918 Flu Pandemic

    The 1918 flu pandemic altered American life in ways that are familiar to those living through the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Conflicting information left people wary and fearful, college classes…

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  • World War I and the Environment
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    World War I and the Environment

    Tait Keller, co-editor of Environmental Histories of World War I, talked about the diverse ecological impacts the first World War had across the globe. He explained how these went far…

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  • Culture of the Antebellum Congress
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    Culture of the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the Antebellum Era. He described how members of Congress in the early 1800s bonded across party lines through tobacco use,…

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  • Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp
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    Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp

    Elmira, a Union prisoner of war camp located in New York, opened in July 1864 after many other Union prisons were at capacity. Almost 3,000 Confederate POWs died at the camp from disease, exposure to the elements or malnutrition…

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  • Science and Warcraft from the Civil War to World War II
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    Science and Warcraft from the Civil War to World War II

    Congressional Research Services defense policy analyst Daniel Else explored the relationship between government-supported scientific research and the U.S. military from the Civil War…

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  • 1890s Colorado State Legislator Carrie Clyde Holly
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    1890s Colorado State Legislator Carrie Clyde Holly

    Carrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first female legislator in the United States to have one of her bills become a law. Colorado State…

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