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    Early Settlers of New England, Salem 1626-1629

    This 1940 classroom film depicts the basics of colonial life, from household cooking and crafts, to farming, fishing, game hunting, and home construction methods.

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    Plymouth Colony: The First Year

    This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New England in 1620, and ends with a depiction of the first Thanksgiving in Massachusetts. Much of the…

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    The Pilgrims

    This classroom film dramatizes the Pilgrim’s flight from religious persecution in England to the Netherlands, then 12 years later their ocean voyage on the Mayflower, and the founding of…

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    Space Shuttle - Mission to the Future

    Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's “Scotty,” this NASA film also includes appearances by writers Isaac Asimov and James Michener. Produced prior to the…

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    NASA: The 25th Year

    This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency’s achievements from the October 1, 1958, founding through several early Space Shuttle missions. The film begins with…

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    Where Dreams Come True

    Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, Where Dreams Come True is a 1979 NASA film highlighting the contributions of women and minorities and…

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    The U.S. Overseas Information Program

    This film produced at the height of the Cold War shows examples of Soviet anti-American propaganda, and outlines U.S. efforts to promote American values around the globe using radio, print,…

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    Babies and Breadwinners - A Documentation of the 1961 Polio Vaccination Campaign

    Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio…

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    The Eternal Fight

    This United Nations film briefly documents the history of human diseases and describes how the newly-founded World Health Organization planned to coordinate efforts to fight disease. The…

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    The Work of the Public Health Service

    This United States Public Health Service film details a variety of methods used to combat the spread of communicable disease; from inspecting ships and immigrants at Ellis Island, to combating mosquito…

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    With These Hands

    Nominated for a 1950 Academy Award for documentary feature, this film by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union covers its history from 1910 to 1950. The dramatized story is told using…

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    Library of Congress

    This Academy Award-winning short documentary takes viewers on a tour through the Library’s reading rooms and facilities, highlighting how the institution benefits the public and scholars…

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    Let's Go to the Movies

    Produced for the motion picture industry by RKO Pictures, this short film documents the early history of American cinema beginning with Thomas Edison, then shows how celluloid film is…

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    Why Man Creates

    This Academy Award-winning short film uses animation, live action, narration, natural sounds, music, and sound effects to ponder the creative process. The film was sponsored by the Kaiser…

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    Philippine Progress

    This film documents post-World War II reconstruction in the Philippines, and highlights efforts to improve healthcare, education, and infrastructure following its independence from the…

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    The Inaugural Story 1949

    This short film gives an overview of the January 20, 1949 inaugural ceremonies for President Harry S. Truman.

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    Communist Imperialism

    This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and 1962, and warns of the threat of international communism. Primarily focused on the increase of…

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    Winston Churchill's Epic "Iron Curtain" Speech

    This eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum tells the story of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s March 5, 1946 “Sinews of Peace”…

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    The Children and the Bear

    This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together…

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    Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" Speech

    This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s entire March 5, 1946 “Iron Curtain” speech, accompanied by still images and some brief motion picture segments. The…

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