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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
by Alinsky, Saul David, 1909-1972; National Film Board of Canada
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Topic: Community organization
Educational Films
by All American Productions and Publications
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Provides an analysis of correct techniques, demonstrates elementary and advanced drills, and shows game play Summary Shows elementary and advanced drills in volleyball with an analysis of correct techniques.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Volleyball
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by All American Productions and Publications
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Demonstrates drills and shows team strategy. Elementary and advanced skills are analyzed in slow motion. Includes sequences from a practice session of a national championship team, the Hollywood YMCA Stars
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Volleyball
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Allan, Catherine; Ornellas, Maile, joint author
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Also issued as videorecording
Topic: Hyperactive children
Educational Films
by Allen, Woody, 1935-; Mantell, Harold
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Producer-director, Harold Mantell
Topics: Allen, Woody, 1935-, Motion pictures, Comedy
Educational Films
by Alpine Films (Firm); Centre Productions
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Erickson, Jim, Higbee, Art, Rock climbing, Travel
Educational Films
by Altberg, Marco Antonio; Lente Films
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In Portuguese with English subtitles
Topics: Nutels, Noel, Indians of South America
Educational Films
by Alvarado, Trini; Merlin, Joanna; Colon, Miriam; Highgate Pictures (Firm); Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Vocational guidance, Choice (Psychology), Choice
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth: 2--The Frozen World Explores the snowy peaks of the Andes, Antarctica, and the Arctic to show how plants and animals survive under the most extreme conditions. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth (1984)
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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A documentary about the last years of Joan Robinson, a woman who was dying of cancer. Examines the on-going relationship among Joan and her doctor and other medical personnel. Shows the problems in dealing with doctors and the criteria for choosing a doctor. Clergymen and nurses also discuss their special bonds with patients
Topics: Robinson, Joan, 1930-1975, Physician and patient, Terminal care, Nurse and patient
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth: 1--Building of the Earth reel 2 Part one of a twelve-part study of how organisms have adapted to their physical environment as the Earth has changed over the millennia. Examines how huge forces formed the Earth, how continents move, and how the planet has become so varied. Visits an erupting volcano in Iceland, observes giant plants on Mount Kenya, and investigates the recolonization by wildlife of Krakatoa and Mount St. Helens. Search Educational...
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Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth (1984)
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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The Long Search: 3 -- Buddhism: Footprint of the Buddha, Reel 1 Reel 2 available here A look at how Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka and India. A religion with high moral standards and no deity, Buddhism centers around monastic communities and personal meditation.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Long Search (1977)
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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John Hurrell Crook, British anthropologist, studies the social organization of Gelada baboons in their natural state in the mountains of Ethiopia. Shows the Gelada baboons, which have a red heart-shaped patch on their chests, playing, eating, grooming, mating, and avoiding conflict. Solves the mystery of broken bones by tracing them to the lammergeirer, a large bird of prey
Topics: Gelada baboon, Baboons
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Child growth and development.
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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The Long Search: 3 -- Buddhism: Footprint of the Buddha, Reel 2 Reel 1 available here A look at how Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka and India. A religion with high moral standards and no deity, Buddhism centers around monastic communities and personal meditation.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Long Search (1977)
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth: 4--Jungle reel 2 As host David Attenborough descends a kapok tree in a tropical rain forest, he describes the remarkable variety of flora and fauna he encounters, explaining their interdependence among each other and the tree. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth (1984)
Educational Films
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth: 3--The Northern Forest reel 2 Visits the largest tract of trees in the world, stretching around the Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Florida. Describes the trees of the coniferous and deciduous forests and observes the variety of animals dependent on these trees for their survival.
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Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth (1984)
Educational Films
by American Arbitration Association
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A film of an arbitration case from the files of the American Arbitration Association Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Portrays a teacher with ten years seniority who is bypassed for promotion to chair of the department because of her activities in the community. Follows ./e arbitration procedure and discusses flaws in the contract language and the inadequate preparation of the case by the unnamed teacher's organization. Stresses the...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Arbitration and award, Grievance procedures, Seniority, Employee,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by American Association for Counseling and Development
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Demonstrates an approach to counseling used at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Topics: Behavior therapy, Counseling
Educational Films
by American Association for Counseling and Development
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Demonstrates how a behavioral counselor helps a client consider a variety of counseling goals before selecting a specific goal to be attained
Topics: Behavior therapy, Counseling
Educational Films
by American Association for Counseling and Development
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Demonstrates how a behavioral counselor translates a problem into behavioral terms and helps the client express feelings
Topics: Behavior therapy, Counseling
Educational Films
by American Association for Counseling and Development
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Shows a client's phobia and how the conselor helps to dispel it, creating a model for desensitization techniques
Topics: Behavior therapy, Counseling
Educational Films
by American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Weather Modification Discusses the psychosocial causes of alienation among young adults as a means of exploring individual and group attitudes about drugs and about intra-family relationships. Particular attention is given to communication within the family.
Topic: Weather control
Educational Films
by American Bar Association; American Newspaper Publishers Association
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Howard K. Smith
Topics: Free press and fair trial, Freedom of the press, Trials
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company
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Traces the lives of some members of a 1964 Chatam, N.J., high school graduating class and shows how they were influenced by the war in Vietnam. Shows how the attitudes of the American people coupled with unemployment and psychological problems have contributed to making some veterans feel unwanted and neglected
Topics: Vietnam War (1961-1975), Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Public opinion
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company
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An investigation of the failure of public education in the United States. Points out that research shows that 10 to 20 per cent of students graduating from high school are functionally illiterate. Covers the increasing power of teacher unions and the lack of effective evaluation and in-service training for teachers
Topics: Literacy, Teachers' unions, Teachers
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Exercise, Physical education and training
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company
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Emphasizes the importance of early detection of learning disabilities such as dyslexia, hyperactivity, etc., in children. Shows how special teaching techniques can be used to overcome the disabilities
Topic: Learning disabilities
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; ABC Media Concepts
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Producer, George Pal
Topic: Tools
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; CRM Films
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Produced by ABC
Topic: American Revolution (1775-1783)
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 American Broadcasting Company; Macmillan Films
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Producer and writer, Marlene Sanders; director, Victoria Hochberg; narrator, Stephen Geer
Topics: Death, Terminal care, Death, Terminal care
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; Macmillan Films
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Abridged version (37 min.) also issued
Topic: Jews
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; Macmillan Films
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Producer and writer, Marlene Sanders; director, Victoria Hochberg; narrator, Stephen Geer
Topics: Death, Terminal care, Death, Terminal care
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Public welfare
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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How Life Begins Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents the many and varied ways in which both simple and complex organisms procreate. Discusses mitosis, courtship, nesting, fertilization and embryological development in terms of their role in the overall scheme of organismic procreation. ./ia mes the concept that all life may have originally begun in the sea.
Topics: Reproduction, Childbirth
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; Xerox Films
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Juvenile corrections, Juvenile delinquents
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Paramount Theaters
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VD Epidemic A documentary about Verdun, the longest and bloodiest battle of World War I. From the Legacy series.
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases
Educational Films
by American Educational Films
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Dead Wrong: The Story of John Evans Reel 1 Reel 2 available here Chronicles the life of a criminal who had an ordinary, middle-class background.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: Dead Wrong: The Story of John Evans
Educational Films
by American Educational Films
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Dead Wrong: The Story of John Evans  Reel 2 Reel 1 available at here Chronicles the life of a criminal who had an ordinary, middle-class background.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: Dead Wrong: The Story of John Evans
Educational Films
by American Federation of Arts; Films Incorporated
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Consultants, Rudolph Arnheim, Alice M. Kaplan, Roy Moyer
Topics: Visual perception, Composition (Art)
Educational Films
by American Federation of Arts; Films Incorporated
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Designed to create heightened awareness of color in our environment. Avoids theoretical analysis, emphasizing instead the sensuous and emotional appeal of color and its power to influence vision and feeling. From the Art of seeing series
Topic: Color
Educational Films
by American Film Institute; Films Incorporated
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Producers, George Stevens, Jr., James R. Silke; director, Peter Bogdanovich; narrator, Orson Welles
Topic: Ford, John, 1894-1973
Educational Films
by American Film Institute; Simon and Goodman Picture Company
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Street theater, Popular culture
Educational Films
by American Foundation for the Blind
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Narrated by Ed Blake Follows a boy who meets his first blind person on a busy street corner and shows the problems that he encounters in walking, talking, and dining with a blind person Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Takes a humorous look at myths and misconceptions about blind and visually impaired people. Follows the adventures and misadventures of Phil as he learns that common courtesy and common sense conquer all.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Blind, Interpersonal relations, Human relations, Handicapped...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by American Gas Association
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Key topics include the generation of static electricity in industry and the home, its hazards, and its control Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Electrostatics
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by American Hospital Association
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Deals with the importance of coordinating a hospital's efforts to assure timely and efficient patient discharges. Illustrates hospital and patient benefits through interaction among medical, nursing, social work, and community services
Topics: Hospitals, Patient discharge
Educational Films
by American Media Incorporated
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Attention is focused on techniques of managing for results rather than just on developing objectives. Based on "How to manage by results" by Dale McConkey
Topics: Personnel management, Management by objectives
Educational Films
by American Media Incorporated
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Shows how to implement good customer care into all levels of organization, focusing on understanding customer's problems, needs, and wants
Topic: Customer relations
Educational Films
by American Medical Association
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In an interview with Frank McGee on the "Today" show, Dr. Russell B. Roth, president of the AMA, outlines objections to the NBC television special, What Price Health? (50278). Deposited by the AMA
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Medical care
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by American Meteorological Society; Modern Learning Aids (Firm); Universal Education and Visual Arts
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Director, John Friedman; adviser, Wallace Howell; editor, David Nelson
Topics: Clouds, Convection (Meteorology), Storms
Educational Films
by American Meteorological Society; Modern Learning Aids, New York; Universal Education and Visual Arts
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Describes the spectral distribution of incoming solar radiation, the outgoing infrared terrestrial radiation, and the interactions of these two types of radiant energies with atmospheric gases Summary Examines the effects of solar radiation on the earth. Uses instruments to study the light spectrum and light absorption.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Solar radiation, Space (Astronomy), Energy and matter, Astronomy
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by American Meteorological Society; Universal Education and Visual Arts; Ward's Natural Science Establishment, inc; National Film Board of Canada; Education Development Center
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Also issued in super 8 mm A view of the field of meteorology. Describes interrelationships, potentials, and unsolved problems of the atmospheric sciences. Includes effects of solar radiation, current research on general circulation, numerical forecasting, hurricane reconnaissance, satellite meteorology, and weather modification Summary Reports on current circulation research, numerical forecasting, satellite meteorology and weather modification. Shows the effects of solar radiation on the earth...
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Meteorology, Geophysics, Weather and climate Meteorology, Weather and...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by American Personnel and Guidance Association
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Presents an individual therapeautic interview with Emily Ruppert, who lets the client express his feelings and thoughts and guides him through the discussion of his problems and offers ways to confront his problems
Topics: Transactional analysis, Ego (Psychology)
A/V Geeks
by American Red Cross
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A Red Cross representative convinces Sam Donaldson that the Red Cross is important to every part of town. 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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Topics: Red Cross, First Aid, disaster relief
Educational Films
by American Red Cross
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Produced by the American Red Cross
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Topics: White-water canoeing, Canoes and canoeing
Educational Films
by American School Counselor Association
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A series of vignettes portraying a wide variety of actual counselor situations. Intended to create a better understanding of the counselor's role in the education process and in the personal process of individual maturation
Topics: Educational counseling, Student counselors
Educational Films
by American Social Health Association
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Uses a quiz format to present facts concerning venereal diseases, options for treatment, and solutions to the pandemic of sexually transmissible diseases.
Topic: Sexually transmitted diseases
Educational Films
by American Society of Photogrammetry
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Produced by the American Society of Photogrammetry
Topics: Mines and mineral resources, Prospecting
Educational Films
by American Society of Photogrammetry; Image Associates
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Issued also as videorecording
Topics: Vegetation mapping, Overhead electric lines
A/V Geeks
by American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
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A film about science which relates understanding nature to curiosity, creativity, and communication.
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Topic: invention
A/V Geeks
by American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
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Shows the production of a film which traces the history of the sound motion picture and the role of the Bell System within this development.
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Topic: sound
Educational Films
by American Universities Field Staff; Universities Field Staff International
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Directed by David MacDougall and produced by the American Universities Field Staff. Adviser: Paul Baxter
Topics: Boran (African people), Boran (African people), Social conditions
Educational Films
by Americas in Transition, Inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Dictators, Communism, Military relations, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Anderson, Alan. drt; Morris, John. wam; Bagnall, Frank. pro; Wraxall, Gordon. sde; Duncan, Alistair. sde; Hughes, Robert. arr; Free, Colin, 1925-1996. wam; Douglas, Clive, 1903-1977. arr; Australia. Repatriation Department; Australia. Commonwealth Film Unit
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Producer, Frank Bagnall; director, Alan Anderson; script, Colin Free, John Morris; sound, Gordon Wraxall; music, Robert Hughes, Clive Douglas
Topics: World War (1914-1918), World War, 1914-1918, People with disabilities
Educational Films
by Anderson, Alan. drt; Morris, John. wam; Bagnall, Frank. pro; Wraxall, Gordon. sde; Duncan, Alistair. sde; Hughes, Robert. arr; Free, Colin, 1925-1996. wam; Douglas, Clive, 1903-1977. arr; Australia. Repatriation Department; Australia. Commonwealth Film Unit
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Producer, Frank Bagnall; director, Alan Anderson; script, Colin Free, John Morris; sound, Gordon Wraxall; music, Robert Hughes, Clive Douglas
Topics: World War (1914-1918), World War, 1914-1918, People with disabilities
Educational Films
by Anderson, Amelia; Pyramid Films, inc
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favorite 3

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Writer, director, Amelia Anderson; narrator, Eartha Kitt; photography, Lowell Peterson; composer, Scott Joplin; choreography, Xavier Chatman
Topics: Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917, Ragtime music
Educational Films
by Anderson, Gary; Longfellow, Elizabeth; Welles, Orson, 1915-1985; Forum on New Hampshire's Future (Organization); Cineworks (Firm); Phoenix/BFA Films & Video; New Hampshire Movies (Firm)
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Writer: Elizabeth Longfellow
Topics: Local government, Political participation, City planning, Country life, Rural conditions
Educational Films
by Anderson, Robert
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Obesity: Psychosomatic Conditions Lesson no. 1 on Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Bernard Knox presents a brief background of Greece at the time of Sophocles, discussing the Grecian theater and its conventions and Grecian ways of thinking. Shows views of the Greek landscape, the Parthenon, the theater of Dionysius at Athens, the theater at Epidaurus, the statue of Athena on the Acropolis, the statueollo in the temple at Olympia, as well as charts and diagrams pertinent to the study of the play.
Topic: Obesity
Educational Films
by Anderson, Robert, 1912- aus drt; National Film Board of Canada
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Describes typical symptoms of the hypomanic state, demonstrating the triad of symptoms which reflect exaggeration of otherwise normal moods of behavior--over-activity, increased and accelerated ideation, elation. For medical profession and allied scientific groups
Topics: Psychology, Pathological, Manic-depressive illness
Educational Films
by Anderson, Robert, 1912- drt; Jackson, Stanley, 1914-1981. pro; National Film Board of Canada; Canada. Department of National Health and Welfare
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National Film Board Archive Collection
Topic: Senile dementia
Educational Films
by Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
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A young man's job, his relationship with his coworkers and his desire to impress those around him mark his passage to adulthood
Topic: Short films
Educational Films
by Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
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A young man's job, his relationship with his coworkers and his desire to impress those around him mark his passage to adulthood
Topic: Short films
Educational Films
by Andrews, Markita; Glyn Group; Walt Disney Training and Development Programs (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Andrews, Markita, Selling, Girl Scouts, Cookies
Educational Films
by Andrews, Michael Alford; Redern, Ron. Making of a continent; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
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Based on the book of the same title by Ron Redfern
Topics: Geology, Continental drift, Plate tectonics