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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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May 1, 2020 School Mathematics Study Group
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Produced by School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG). In series A Brief Course in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers. With Stewart Moredock. Film scanning by Ashley Franks-McGill.
Topics: arithmetic, mathematics, teacher training
Educational Films
May 1, 2020 School Mathematics Study Group
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From the School Mathematics Study Group: A Brief Course in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers. With Stewart Moredock. Film scanning by Ashley Franks-McGill.
Topics: mathematics, geometry
Educational Films
May 1, 2020 School Mathematics Study Group
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Part of A Brief Course in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers. Produced by School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG). With Stewart Moredock. Film scanning by Ashley Franks-McGill.
Topics: mathematics, new math, educational films
Educational Films
May 1, 2020 School Mathematics Study Group
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From the SMSG (School Mathematics Study Group) Brief Course in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers. With Stewart Moredock. Film scanning by Ashley Franks-McGill.
Topics: mathematics, rational numbers, new math, educational films
Educational Films
Nov 3, 2018 Educational Services Incorporated
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"The Physical Science Study Committee with the support of The National Science Foundation, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Ford Foundation presents as part of its course in physics" Lecture and demonstration by Professor Nathaniel H. Frank, Chairman, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "(c) Copyright 1962, Educational Services Incorporated. All rights reserved." Experimental assistance by James Henry. Directed by Norton Bloom. Photographed by...
Topics: physics, electromagnetic fields, electron tubes, lectures, bicycle power
Educational Films
Nov 3, 2018 Syracuse University, Audio-Visual Center
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Educational Consultant: Irene F. Cypher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Department of Communications, New York University. Art Consultant: Elayne Varian.
Topics: Audiovisual education, dioramas, schools, students, blackboards, classrooms, teachers, models,...
Educational Films
Nov 3, 2018 Coronet Instructional Films
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We look at a dairy farm. 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
Topics: dairy, cows, farming, agriculture, kittens, cats, milk, fishing
Educational Films
Oct 6, 2018 Crawley Films
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To come.
Topics: educational films, marriage, gender, 1950s, Canada
Educational Films
May 31, 2018 Crocus Productions
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A wordless mystery-adventure using clay animation that explores problem solving, communication, and friendship. The story is loosely based on an ancient East Indian (here described as 11th century Arabic) folktale of six blind men who come upon an elephant and attempt to describe it.  "Whazzat?" won the Grand Prix of the 1975 Third International Animation Film Festival in New York at Columbia University. Another print of this film can be viewed at this link (CLICK HERE).
Topics: Children's films, Fables, Children's films, claymation
Educational Films
Apr 13, 2018 Churchill Films
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The Man in the Yellow Hat catches little money George in the jungle and brings him back to Civilization, where his inquisitive nature constantly gets him into trouble. 
Topics: children's films, stop motion, animation, Curious George
Educational Films
Apr 13, 2018 Churchill Films
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True to his name, Curious George's curiosity leads him on another adventure when he swallows a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. George is taken to hospital by the Man in the Yellow Hat, who shows him that hospitals are not places to be afraid of.
Topics: children's films, animation, stop motion, Curious George
Educational Films
Apr 7, 2018 Robert C. Peters
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This is part two of a two part program.  Part one, A Time To Choose, can be viewed here (LINK). Based on the novel by Irene Hunt Written and directed by Kevin Meyer ; producer, Robert C. Peters
Topic: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Educational Films
Apr 6, 2018 Crocus Productions
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A wordless mystery-adventure using clay animation  that explores problem solving, communication, and friendship .  The story is loosely based on an ancient East Indian (here described as 11th century Arabic)  folktale   of s ix blind men who come upon an elephant and attempt to describe it.  " Whazzat? " won the Grand Prix of the 1975 Third International Animation Film Festival in New York at Columbia University .  
Topics: Children's films, Fables, claymation, animation, children's films
Educational Films
Jan 10, 2018 Van Beuren Studio
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One of two cartoons produced by the Van Beuren Studios based on the Amos 'n' Andy radio series (1928–1960). (This film is frequently listed as "The Rasslin' Match" but "Rassling Match" is what appears on the title card of this print.) In this film, George "Kingfish" Stevens once again lures the two title characters into a get-rich-quick scheme: In this instance, for Andy to wrestle Bullneck Mooseface for the Championship of the World. Amos 'n' Andy was an...
Topics: animation, animated cartoon, blackface, amos 'n' andy, amos & andy, amos and andy, van beuren...
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Angsten, David; Made-to-Order Library Productions (Firm)
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A scenic and historical tour of New Orleans, seen through the eyes of its people; includes famous writers who wrote about the city, a contemporary artist, food and music
Topic: Documentary films
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Knight, Christopher G
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Sponsored by Massachusetts Audubon
Topics: Endangered species, Eagles, Wildlife conservation, Birds
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Pacific Street Films; Cinema Guild
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Lymon, Frankie, Teenagers (Musical group), Rock musicians
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Kensington Communications; Pyramid Film & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Remarriage, Stepfamilies, Remarriage, Stepfamilies, Remarriage, Stepfamilies
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Wilets, Bernard; Haak, Dianne; Irwin, Hadley. Lilith summer; AIMS Media
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Old age
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Granada Television International
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First released in England
Topic: Church history
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, inc
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Presents two views of the poet Robert Frost--his public performance and his private thoughts. Shows Frost at Sarah Lawrence College with a large appreciative crowd, at Amherst with a more awkward, intimate group, and alone at his home in Ripton, Vermont
Topics: Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Granada Television International
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First released in England
Topics: Jesuits, Counter-Reformation
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Chamberlain, Richard, 1935-; Grand Canyon Natural History Association
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902, Natural history
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation
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Narrated by Brian Blessed; produced by the BBC
Topics: Railroads, Railroads, Travel
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Pioneer Productions
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Elderly lesbians and gays speak out about their reclusive former lives and satisfying present relationships and discuss their part in making LGBT life what it was in the 1980s, coming from a society that was considerably more hostile. This film talks to many older lesbians and gay men about their early lives and also the issues around growing old. Given that many of the interviewees grew up in the Twenties and Thirties, the film offers an insight into how LGBT people coped in a time when we...
Topics: Gays,the elderly,LGBT,queer, Gays, homosexuality
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Naficy, Hamid; Goodhill, Victor, 1911-; Pyramid Film & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, Hearing disorders, Composers
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Granada Television International
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First released in England
Topic: Church history
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Levanios, Michael; Litecky, Paul A; Bacon, Edmund N; Reynolds Metals Company; American Institute of Architects; De Frenes and Company; Film Counselors, inc; American Institute of Architects. Philadelphia Chapter
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Presenter, Edmund N. Bacon
Topics: Urban renewal, City planning
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 ABC Video Enterprises; ABC Wide World of Learning (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
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Topic: Nineteen fifties
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Durrin Films
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Snyder, Mitch, Homelessness
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation
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Depicts the unsuccessful 1910 expedition to the South Pole led by Robert Scott. Includes film sequences and photographs taken by Hubert Ponting, the photographer of the expedition. Portrays England at the time of the expedition.
Topics: Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912, British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition (1910-1913),...
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Grant, Cary, 1904-1986; Feldman, Gene; Winter, Suzette
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Directed by Gene Feldman; written and produced by Gene Feldman and Suzette Winter
Topics: Grant, Cary, 1904-1986, Motion picture actors and actresses
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Wombat Productions; Devillier-Donegan Enterprises
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Richard Kiley
Topics: Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003, Motion picture actors and actresses
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Dimension Films (1962-1985); Churchill Films
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Chickens, Domestic animals
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Morning Star Films; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Burns and scalds, First aid in illness and injury, First aid
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Henry, O., 1862-1910. Chaparral prince; Highgate Pictures (Firm); Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Short films, Short films
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Silver, Joan Micklin. drt aus; Berends, Polly Berrien. Case of the elevator duck; Omaha Orange (Firm); Learning Corporation of America
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With teacher's guide
Topic: City and town life
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Grover-Jennings Productions
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Christian giving, Christian giving
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920; Barr Films; Orkin-Flaum Productions
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Producers, Thea Flaum, Dick Orkin ; associate producer, Loretta Petersohn
Topic: Christmas stories
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Portrays circus life through the eyes of Traci, an eleven-year-old girl whose grandfather owns Carson and Barnes Circus. Shows a typical day during the circus season as Traci plays, practices, performs, and catches up on schoolwork Intended audience: Kindergarten and primary grades Issued also as videorecording
Topics: Circus, Circus performers
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 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
Jun 5, 2017 Fromm, Herbert
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"A Freudenthal publication."
Topic: Cantatas, Sacred
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Huston, John, 1906-1987
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Shows the treatment of combat neuropsychiatric patients in an Army hospital. Demonstrates narcosynthesis, hypnosis, and psychiatric therapy for individuals and for groups.
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Topic: War neuroses
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Zebrina Productions
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Dev Rosenblatt, Anna Mindess, Andy Rothstein, Lisa Kanter, Alan Kanter, Glen Benest
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Psychological aspects
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863. Bearskinner; Film Ideas (Firm)
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Recreation of: The Bearskinner by the Brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Courage
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Bond, Michael; Wood, Ivor; FilmFair Communications
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Adapted from the book of the same title by Michael Bond
Topic: Animated films
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Pyramid Film & Video
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This film uses colorful close-up and time-lapse photography to teach students about butterflies
Topic: Butterflies
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Davidson, Eric; Maclear, Andrew; Wallace, Melanie; Sakakeeny, Wendy; Wolfers, Louis; Ackroyd, Barry; Mansfield, John; Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Time-Life Video
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Biographical documentary
Topics: Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, Psychiatrists, Death, Terminally ill, Biographical films, Motion...
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 PCR Films and Video in the Behavioral Sciences
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VHS
Topics: Auctions, Death, Manners and customs
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Speeth, Christopher
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Life and career of Thomas Eakins presented through his paintings and photographs, through interviews with his successors at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and through interviews with the surviving sitters for his portraits.
Topic: Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Kiley, Richard; Wombat Productions; Wombat Film & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982, Motion picture actors and actresses, Princesses, Actors and...
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Schaffer, Beverly, director; Turcotte, Shirley; National Film Board of Canada
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Editor, Sidonie Kerr ; cinematography, Joan Hutton
Topics: Incest, Incest victims, Sexually abused children
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Chuck Jones Enterprises
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Mowgli's Brothers is a 1976 television animated special directed by American animator Chuck Jones. It tells a story about a human baby called Mowgli who is adopted by jungle wolves, from whom he learns about love, justice, and the jungle code of loyalty. He must eventually assert his humanity to save his wolf parents from a tiger's malevolent influence. A largely faithful adaptation of the first chapter of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book ,  it originally aired on CBS on February 11, 1976. ...
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Topics: Children's films, Wolves, Jungles
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017
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Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017
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Documentary
Topics: Holden, William, 1918-1981, Motion picture actors and actresses
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017
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VHS format
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Brown, Jeffrey; Kuskin, Karla; Blue Penguin Productions (Firm)
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Loosely based on the book by Karla Kuskin
Topics: Violinists, Orchestra, Short films
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Forbes Inc; Seven Seas Cinema; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Fabergé, Peter Carl, 1846-1920, Goldwork, Art objects
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Tharp, Twyla; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Producer, Emile Ardolino; director, Merrill Brockway
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Topics: Sue's leg (Choreographic work : Tharp), Dance
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 National Film Board of Canada
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Original title: Women on the march
Topic: Women
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Survival Anglia Ltd; Benchmark Films
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Ecology, Natural history
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Galbraith, Clare K. Victor
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Based on the book of same title by Clare Galbraith
Topics: Children's films, Mexican Americans
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; William Greaves Productions
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Commentary, Brock Peters; music, Eubie Blake
Topics: African American arts, Harlem Renaissance
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Chuck Jones Enterprises
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An adaptation of the book by George Selden about a country cricket with unique musical talents which lands in the middle of New York's Times Square where he and his new found friends put his unique musical skills to use and bring joy to the citizens of New York. Read the book here (link) Other films in this series: Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV special) See also: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV special) The White Seal (TV special)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Children's films, Crickets
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Chuck Jones Enterprises
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Uses animation in presenting a story about the experiences of a mouse, a cat, and a cricket during the American Revolution. For elementary grades. The War of Independence has begun, and Tucker the Mouse, Harry the Cat and Chester C. Cricket are indispensable to the American colonies' effort to free themselves from the rule of the despotic English king. Harry and Tucker help Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. Chester creates the tune for "Yankee Doodle Dandy."...
Topics: American Revolution (1775-1783), Animated films, Children's films
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Dunav-film; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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Shows how people are taught during a seance, the satanic skill of power and imposing one's will on others, releasing evil hidden behind man's subconscious
Topics: Satanism, Demonology
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017
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Attempts to capture the relationship between Venice and Wagner's musical and psychological world. Wagner's letters, compositions, and poems are used to trace his various visits to Venice in the latter half of the 19th century, and his intense creativity during the period in which he was working on the second act of "Tristan and Isolde." The film's final sequence is built around the "Funeral March for the Death of Siegfried" from "Twilight of the Gods."
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation
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Written and narrated by Michael Wood; produced by the BBC
Topics: Railroads, Travel
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 California Newsreel (Firm)
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Studies the effects of United States Steel Corporation's shutdown of its plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, on steelworkers and their families. Examines United States Steel's motives for the shutdown in the context of corporate mergers and corporate profits
Topics: United States Steel Corporation, Iron and steel workers, Steel industry and trade, Plant shutdowns
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993; John McGreevy Productions; Nielsen-Ferns Ltd
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993, Travel
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Ferrero Films
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Women, Textile crafts
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Muñoz, Susana; Portillo, Lourdes
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In Spanish with English subtitles
favorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Women, Spanish language films
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Drew Associates
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Presents a story about the men who sailed across the Atlantic to New York City for the Operation Sail '76 competition
Topics: Operation Sail (1976), Operation Sail, 1976, Sailors
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Laing, R. D. (Ronald David), 1927-1989; John McGreevy Productions; Nielsen-Ferns Ltd; Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Laing, R. D. (Ronald David), 1927-1989, Travel