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Educational Films

This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners; religiou...



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Educational Films
by Granada Television International
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First released in England
Topics: Bible, Christianity, Religion and science
Educational Films
by Granada Television International
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First released in England
Topics: Christianity, Church history, Missions, Evangelistic work
Educational Films
by Nielsen-Ferns Ltd; Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Asia., Japan.
Educational Films
by New Zealand. National Film Unit; Films Incorporated
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Focuses upon two upper - class kindergarten classrooms, one public and one private, to illustrate two basic teaching programs - - 'CURRICULUM - CENTERED,' emphasizing preparation for first grade, and 'LEARNING - PROCESS CENTERED,' emphasizing self - discovery. Investigates the work of Dr. Perry Gilbert at Cornell University, who found that sharks have far more sensitive vision than was previously believed and that they can distinguish between light and dark objects in murky water. Shark...
Topics: Education: Preschool /Nursery School., Community Services, Workers and Organizations.
Educational Films
by H & H Enterprises; University of Kansas. Audiovisual Center
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Describes various activities of a retarded boy who is attempting to find an independent life in the community in order to illustrate problems associated with the normalization of developmentally disabled citizens and suggest local solutions
Topic: People with mental disabilities
Educational Films
by Wales, Hugh G., ed
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De 1947 à 1950, l’Office National du Film du Canada produit une série de 4 films thérapeutiques intitulée Mental Mechanisms suite à l’initiative de psychiatres du Allan Memorial Institute (Département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill & de l’Hôpital Royal-Victoria) souhaitant introduire l’image mouvante à leur expérimentations en thérapie de groupe. The Feeling of Rejection (1947) est le premier film de cette série. (Martin Beaulieu, 2014)
Topic: Marketing research
Educational Films
by M/S Productions
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Jean Mudge, Bayley Silleck
Topics: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Poets, American, Homes
Educational Films
by Harcourt, Alfred, 1881-1954
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"Privately printed by Alfred and Ellen Harcourt, and copies are not for sale"--P. [5]
Topics: Harcourt, Alfred, 1881-1954, Harcourt, Brace, and Company
Educational Films
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Examines traditional Hindu customs and beliefs. Pictures the life of an Indian family that lives in the village of Phursangi. Explains that people everywhere have much in common. (Film catalog / Los Angeles County Public Library)
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Topics: Far East., Anthropogeography, India., Family.
Educational Films
by Landmark Films; Nomad Films International
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Producer, Douglas Stanley ; director, John Jacob and Richard Tombelson ; music, Frank Strangio
Educational Films
by Kahn, Terry; Smidt, Burr, 1927-2000; Kahn, Ilene; Sorkin, Arla; Mersky, Kres; FilmFair Communications; Salenger Educational Media (Firm)
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Kres Mersky
Topics: Physical Fitness., Health attitudes., Health.
Educational Films
by Owner-Managed Business Center, Inc
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Explains the difference between a manager's and an accountant's perspective. Demonstrates how the journal and ledger function in the process of providing management answers to management questions. Points out why the double-entry system exists and shows how the system builds in a mechanism to check for errors
Topic: Financial statements
Educational Films
by Cinemalore Company
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With teacher's guide
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Topics: Harris, Gloria, Women's rights
Educational Films
by Coronet Instructional Films
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A young girl goes on her first train ride, and becomes acquainted with the railroad station, the variety of cars, railroad operations, and personnel. With captions. For primary grades Author, Frank J. Estvan This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Railroads
Educational Films
by Berman, Leonard S; ACI Films, inc
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Four elderly people reflect on the possibilities of maintaining a fulfilling and productive life into old age as scenes of their daily activities are shown. Reveals that growth and learning may continue throughout life
Topic: Old age
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University
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Cataloging information taken from guide
Topic: Sea-floor spreading
Educational Films
by Lexington School for the Deaf
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Provides an understanding of the challenge, complexity and intensity of the learning experience at The Lexington School for the Deaf
Topics: Lexington School for the Deaf, Deaf
Educational Films
by Albany Institute of History and Art
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Bibliography: p. 48
Topics: Painting, Painting, American
A/V Geeks
by Mead Johnson
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We learn about how important iron is to our health thanks to wonderfully dated songs and dance.. Made for new mothers. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Educational Films
by Vassar College. Department of Child Study; New York University. Film Library
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Starting Nursery School: Patterns of Beginning SummaryDiscusses the variations found in steel rules, the types of scales found on them and their proper usage, and the procedure for transferring measurements by means of calipers and dividers. How to read steel rules; use flexible hook and rule-type gages; lay out holes with a combination square and scribe them with a divider; and use inside and outside calipers to transfer dimensions to and from steel rules.
Topics: Nursery schools, Child development
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
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A pharmacist talks about high blood pressure. Little scenarios with customers. Mutton chop sideburns and platform shoes.
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Topics: Medical Ethics., Bioethics.
Educational Films
by Friedman, Sonya, 1932- screenwriter, film director; Wetmore, Patricia, film producer; Pantzer, Jerry, director of photography; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center, production company, film distributor
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Title from title frame
Topics: Chess players, Student activities, African American students
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
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Writer-director, Jim Kay
Topics: Individualized instruction, Independent study
Educational Films
by Veilleux, Jim
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Shows, through the use of directed light from a laser, how light is organized by the lens of the eye or a camera. Demonstrates the meaning and use of refraction, focal point, and image
Topics: Lenses, Optics
Educational Films
by CBS Television Network; Carousel Films
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Produced by CBS for "60 Minutes"
Topics: Gallaudet College., Deaf., Deafness.
Educational Films
by Cinema Guild
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Directed by Paulo Gil Soares
Topic: Tobacco
Educational Films
by Coronet Instructional Films
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Describes the Quaker's struggle for freedom of worship in 17th century England. Discusses how under William Penn's leadership a colony was founded in America which was dedicated to freedom of speech and religion, and equality for all, and how an ample opportunity for trade, industry, and agriculture helped Pennsylvania develop into a political, economic, and cultural leader among the colonies Collaborator, Ralph W. Cordier This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix...
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Topics: U.S. History: Colonial period., Religion, Christianity.
Educational Films
by Hertz, Louis Heilbroner
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A presentation of slot car racing, covering the history of the sport, equipment, choosing components and planning a system, electric power, operating techniques, customizing or constructing cars, trackside equipment, combining with model railroads, and cubs
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Topics: Model car racing, Automobiles
Educational Films
by National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Artists : Jack Tworkov Shows artist Jim Dine at work and at home; includes footage of Dine discussing his life, his artistic development, and "what is called ugly" in his work. Examines a number of Dine's works from different periods, including his tie paintings, tool paintings, palettes, collages, and "happenings"; considers Dine's concern with objects in his work.
Topic: Tworkov, Jack
A/V Geeks
by Sid Laverents
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One of the A/V Geek's favorite filmmakers, Sid Laverents, makes an educational film about the life cycle of the butterfly.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: butterflies
A/V Geeks
by Humane Society of the United States.; Walter J. Klein Company.
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Discusses aspects of pet ownership, including quality time, a good home, investment, medical care, and other vital matters in a dog or cat's life.
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Topic: pets
Educational Films
by J. Arthur Rank
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Excerpts of the prologue from Henry V, dramatizing with Elizabethan musical backgrounds the activity in Shakespeare's Globe Theater before a presentation of the play around the year 1600
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Theater
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Follows the visible phases of the life cycles of the periodical cicada, showing the emergence, transformation, and hatching of this unusual insect
Educational Films
by Wilkie, James W
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A reflection on the hazardous life of a trout before it is caught. Shows some of its predators, including insects, birds, otters, and ducks
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Topic: Trout
Educational Films
by Swedenborg Foundation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772, Scientists
Educational Films
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Yesterday's Actors (1958) A classical Japanese dance in which a single performer, with the aid of the "figure in black" on stage, tells the entire story. Shows the application of kabuki makeup. A buyo dance with the stylization of the noh tradition is performed with masks and characteristic folk humor.
Topic: Acting
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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Collaborators, William J. Temple, Delinda Roggensack
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Voice
Educational Films
by William and George Allen
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Southwestern United States, Deserts.
Educational Films
by Bryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
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A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Educational Films
by National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by NET
Topic: Race relations
Educational Films
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Educational Films
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Educational Films
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Educational Films
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Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; International Film Bureau
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Technical assistance, Nicholas Wyeth, Al Schwartz, Hal Wallace
Topic: Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009
Educational Films
by Henrey, Robert, Mrs., 1906-
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Describes the present and the future of industry and commerce in France. Evaluates the importance of the craftsman, as well as the technician in modern France.
Topics: Industries -- France, France -- Commerce, Commerce
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, Louis Starr
Topic: Newspapers
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982, Motion picture actors and actresses, Actors and actresses
Educational Films
by University of California, Los Angeles. Media Center
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Directed by N.E. Collias
Topics: Weaverbirds, Birds
Educational Films
by Health Communications, Inc; U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Inc. (Pompano Beach, Fla.); Camelot Communications, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
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"Film production by Camelot Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, MN."
Topics: Children of alcoholics, Child psychotherapy, Group therapy for Children, Alcoholism, Child...
Educational Films
by Bader, Alfred, M.D; Université de Lausanne. Center for the Study of Plastic Expression; Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Live
Topics: Art, Schizophrenia
Educational Films
by University of California. Department of Biology; University of California. Instructional Media Library
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Analyse du vol des grandes chauves-souris dans une soufflerie expérimentale, à l'aide de cinéphotographie ultra ralentie. Vues frontale, dorsale et latérale
Topics: Roussettes (Mammifères), Animaux
Educational Films
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Topics: Communication in management., Corporate meetings.
Educational Films
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Director, Alan Wallis; producer, Andrew Leigh
Topic: Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986
Educational Films
by E.P. Dutton (Firm); Weston Woods Studios
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Director, Andrew Holmes
Topics: Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956, Shephard, Ernest Howard, 1879-, Shepard, Ernest Howard,...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Open University
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Topics: Geology, Sea level, Climatic changes
Educational Films
by WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.); Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Composers: the "American" Tradition University students illustrate, by using student photographs, old and new theories of photography and how to combine them for best results.
Topic: Composers
Educational Films
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Basic instructional film for classroom use
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Goldman, Gary
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Focuses on French artist Edgar Degas and his visit to New Orleans in 1872
Topics: Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917, Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917, Painters, Painters, Painters
Educational Films
by Bibic, Vladimir; Barr Films
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Economic history, Social conditions
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Cerebrovascular disease
Educational Films
by Creative Media (Firm)
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Also issued as videotape
Topics: Police administration, Police
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
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Title on container: Power of the poor
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church work with the poor, Church work with the poor, Economic...
Educational Films
by CBS News
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Sequel to the film A time for burning ... a study of racial conflicts and understanding in Omaha, Nebraska. Charles Kuralt leads a reaction group in the discussion of the follow-up study made of the film
Topic: Race relations
Educational Films
by Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989; Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Produced by the Institut für Film und Bild. Konrad Lorenz
Topic: Mallard
Educational Films
by Eban, Abba Solomon, 1915-2002; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films Incorporated
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Introduces the cultural background of the North African-Middle East region, examining the extent of the Arab conquest. Looks at the origins of Islam, Muhammad and his teaching, and the Arab contribution to Western arts and sciences. Notes the historic isolation and retreat of Islam from the world. From the Middle East series.
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Topic: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Educational Films
by Miller, Jefferson; PCR Films and Video in the Behavioral Sciences
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VHS
Topics: Maroons, Blacks
Educational Films
by Bicentennial Commission of Pennsylvania
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Surveys the significant events which occurred in 1976 in commemoration of the American Bicentennial
Topics: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976), American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Educational Films
by Harris, Robert P
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Basic Reproduction Processes in the Graphic Arts (1963) Defines and illustrates the range of film shots from very long to very close as used in television production. Discusses basic composition rules for one person, several, groups and crowds.
Topic: Coins, Latin American
Educational Films
by Halleck, DeeDee; Icarus Films
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Directed by DeeDee Halleck
Topics: Pentecostal churches, Pentecostalism, Pentecostals
Educational Films
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Topic: Listening.
A/V Geeks
by Walter J. Klein Company.
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Describes North Carolina's numerous public and private golf courses and the many tournaments which are held in the state each year.
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Educational Films
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Topic: Home Movie