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    American Frontier

    American Frontier is a 1953 film funded by the American Petroleum Institute to promote the financial benefits for farmers of leasing land for oil exploration. Oil was first discovered in…

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    Black Panther

    The film Black Panther, originally released as Off the Pig!, features a 1967 interview with party founder Huey Newton while he was in prison on murder charges, co-founder Bobby Seale reciting the…

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    Trip of the President

    Trip of the President: September 24-28, 1963 is an Interior Department film produced by the Naval Photographic Center documenting President John F. Kennedy’s eleven state tour to highlight…

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    Unknown Soldier

    Historians narrated a 1921 silent U.S. Army film documenting the journey of the remains of an unknown American World War I soldier from France to Arlington Cemetery. On November 11, 1921, an…

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    That Last Bomb

    The Last Bomb is a 1945 War Department film documenting the final months of the B-29 super fortress air campaign against Japan. It concludes with the August 1945 atomic bombings of…

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    A Nation Builds Under Fire

    A 1966 U.S. Army film from the “Big Picture” series that features efforts in Vietnam to build a civil society in the midst of war. The program is introduced by Vice President Hubert…

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    Ronald Reagan at California Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

    California gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan (R) appeared in the Pacific Gas and Electric auditorium in San Francisco, California, to argue that it was time for a poltical outsider to govern California…

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    Edmund Brown at California Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

    Governor Edmund “Pat” Brown (D) appeared in the Pacific Gas and Electric auditorium in San Francisco, California, to argue his case for re-election and take questions from employees. “Politics…

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    The U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy Story

    This 1958 campaign film details the accomplishments of Senator John F. Kennedy’s (D-MA) first term. Senator Kennedy won re-election to a second term with approximately 73 percent of the…

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    Mister American

    This biographical film was produced by Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign and features his accomplishments during World War II and his role in the formation of NATO. This…

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    Afghanistan

    Afghanistan: A New Generation is a U.S. Information Agency report from 1987 on the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. This video from the National Archives focuses on the challenges facing…

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    The American Road

    This 1953 film provides a history of road transportation in the United States featuring the early history of the Ford Motor Company. The documentary details Henry Ford’s first car, the 1896…

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    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 society…

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    The Hidden Army

    This War Department film documented how women helped the war effort. In the film, an actor portraying Adolf Hitler after a fictional 1944 surrender realizes that the “Hidden Army” of…

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    Know Your Ally

    This 1943 U.S. Office of War Information film that explores British culture and details events of the United Kingdom’s war against Nazi Germany. This is one in a series of training films…

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    The Battle of Russia

    The Battle of Russia is one of seven films in the Why We Fight series created during World War II by Hollywood director and U.S. Army Major Frank Capra. The films were produced by the U.S.…

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    War Comes to America

    This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to…

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    Germany Today

    This 1959 U.S. Army film details West Germany’s recovery following the destruction of World War II. Produced during the Cold War, the film looks at the role of the U.S. Army in rebuilding the country…

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    The Negro Sailor

    This 1945 U.S. Navy film follows a draftee from his civilian job at a black newspaper through boot camp and an assignment in the Pacific. Completed after the surrender of Japan, the film…

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    Fifty Years of Aviation

    This film focuses on the first fifty years of aviation, beginning in 1907, when the U.S. Army purchased its first military plane. This program is an episode of the The Big Picture, a U.S.…

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