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  • James OSullivan and Grand Coulee Dam
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    James O'Sullivan and Grand Coulee Dam

    Stephanie Plowman highlighted items from Gonzaga University’s James O’Sullivan collection. Mr. O’Sullivan played an instrumental role in the development of the Grand Coulee Dam, about 90 miles northwest of…

    114 views
  • emAlaska Centennialem
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    Alaska Centennial

    The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a reenactment of the October 18, 1867, ceremony in Sitka, Alaska, when the Russian flag was lowered and the…

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  • emFiesta Islandem
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    Fiesta Island

    The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the island’s history and ties to the United States.

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  • emIts Everybodys Businessem
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    It's Everybody's Business

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded animated film presents a brief history of the American economic system beginning with the colonial period, arguing that free enterprise is embedded in the Bill of…

    152 views
  • French Exploration of South Dakota
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    French Exploration of South Dakota

    Jay Vogt showed a marker left by explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Veredrye near Pierre, South Dakota. The brothers are thought to be the first white men to set foot in what is now South Dakota.…

    184 views
  • Presidential Vehicles
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    Presidential Vehicles

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the presidential vehicles collection at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. He showed cars that…

    423 views
  • Saving Slave Houses Project
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    Saving Slave Houses Project

    Preservationist Jobie Hill gave a tour of the Brandon Plantation in southern Virginia and talked about her Saving Slave Houses project and the work of Trimble Inc. to create laser scans of…

    356 views
  • Reel America emNine From Little Rockem 1964
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    1964 Film Nine From Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

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  • South Dakota Trail of Governors
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    South Dakota Trail of Governors

    Tony Venhuizen provided a tour of life-sized bronze statues that make up the Trail of Governors. Mr. Venhuizen highlighted a few of these governors and shares how they helped shape South Dakota.…

    224 views
  • Drafting the US Constitution
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    Drafting the U.S. Constitution

    Jeffrey Rosen gave a tour of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and spoke about the creation of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. He also showed several rare early drafts.

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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition in South Dakota
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition in South Dakota

    Jay Vogt talked about the Lewis and Clark expedition’s encounter with members of the Lakota Sioux at a spot along the Missouri River that is now Pierre, South Dakota. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

    314 views
  • emThe Air Force Missile Missionem
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    The Air Force Missile Mission

    Appearing in his Beverly Hills home library, Academy Award-winning actor and World War II bomber pilot James Stewart uses models, animation and archival film to describe how the U.S. Air…

    211 views
  • South Dakota Historical Society Press
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    South Dakota Historical Society Press

    Nancy Tystad-Koupal provided insight into the challenge to remind the nation of the rich history surrounding the American frontier and the critical role it played in the country’s growth. The South Dakota…

    94 views
  • Pioneer Girl Project
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    Pioneer Girl Project

    Nancy Tystad-Koupal provided insight into the Pioneer Girl Project, the significance of publishing the manuscripts of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography, and the importance of exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder’s…

    150 views
  • White House Flag Flies at Half Staff for Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims
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    White House Flag Flies at Half Staff for Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

    President Trump ordered the flag over the White House to fly at half staff in memory of the victims of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting. At least 50 people were killed and hundreds more…

    216 views
  • emSoviet Internal Propagandaem
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    Soviet Internal Propaganda

    This CIA film from 1985 details what the agency argued was a vast system of indoctrination in the Soviet Union which discouraged individualism and encouraged passive acceptance of Kremlin rule…

    196 views
  • emSoviet Medias Portrait of the United Statesem
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    Soviet Media's Portrait of the United States

    This CIA video briefing from 1986 depicts how Soviet state-run media portrayed America. In 2011, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Management Services declassified over 200…

    255 views
  • Heurich Family and Brewmasters Castle
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    Heurich Family and Brewmaster's Castle

    Kimberly Bender gave a tour of the Heurich House in Washington, D.C. The mansion, also called the Brewmaster’s Castle, was built by Christian Heurich, a German immigrant who started a…

    360 views
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
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    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

    Angela Crenshaw, a ranger with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park, talked about the life of escaped slave, abolitionist, Civil War spy, and suffragist Harriet Tubman. The…

    338 views
  • Health Care Hearing Sights and Sounds
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    Health Care Hearing Sights and Sounds

    People gathered outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing room as committee members arrived to hearin testimony on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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