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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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Ephemeral VHS
by Alison Balter
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Business software training tape.
Topics: vhs, business, crystal reports, databases
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral Films
movies

eye 413

favorite 3

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This is a vhsrip of the Millennium Celebrations on the BB1. This was taped for around 9:55PM to 1:53AM on 1999-12-31.
Topics: Millennium Celebrations, BBC1, VHS
Ephemeral VHS
by Cablevision
movies

eye 171

favorite 1

comment 0

"Show topic: 4th grade math, 8th grade math, 10th grade math, Science. Tape 1 of 2."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, math, science, education
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Cambria Publishing
movies

eye 666

favorite 1

comment 0

"A microcosm of the California experience, past and present, Fountains of Columbia depicts key events in the lives of the Leary family."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, California, Gold Rush
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Gloria La Riva
movies

eye 1,567

favorite 7

comment 0

Discusses the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia.  Includes interviews with victims.
Topics: vhs, Kosovo, International
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 9,111

favorite 36

comment 1

"Learn how easy it is to use the Internet. Let Lycos ® show you the wonders of the Web with acclaimed actor John Turturro." -- description from box.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, internet, turturro, lycos, education
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Matrix Essentials Inc.
movies

eye 214

favorite 0

comment 0

"... Learn about the excitement of SoColor in this Matrix educational video series.   Volume I introduces the four Basic Rules, SoColor levels and tonal series, basic applications and much more.   It's the easy way to discover the confidence of SoColor." 
Topics: vhs, Matrix, Educational
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Media International
movies

eye 481

favorite 3

comment 0

"Power Surge! 16 minuets of fast-paced rockumentary with hip graphics and great music, on topics that every teen deals with!....Teens will listen as their peers tell how they got back on the right track.   Experts who relate to teens add encouragement and insight.   Its's all in a...style that is guaranteed to hold their attention!"
Topics: vhs, Attitude, Hot Topics, Teens
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
movies

eye 198

favorite 0

comment 0

See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 299

favorite 1

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 470

favorite 1

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 396

favorite 0

comment 0

Icelandic Horses! See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 506

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, JFK jr., Seattle Riots, Apollo II,  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area, AIDS, KPFA, Buzz Aldrin
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 315

favorite 0

comment 0

Impeachment Vote - No See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 430

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots, Finochio's,  High School Teens,  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 609

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots, Judy Appel, Homeless, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty,  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, DOPE, Drugs, Bay Area, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 567

favorite 3

comment 0

Jazz Musician's Photo See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 338

favorite 0

comment 0

Earnest Hite, Jr. Kosovo See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 3,014

favorite 3

comment 1

Monica Lewinsky Interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 327

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 882

favorite 1

comment 0

HBO Kids shoot up toilets, Drug czar vs. movies, Carla Abbotts! See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 305

favorite 0

comment 0

See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
movies

eye 214

favorite 0

comment 0

See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, massage parlor, Board of Supervisors' Public Health,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 491

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 427

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots, JFK jr. Burial at sea, Monica Lewinsky. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 333

favorite 0

comment 0

Clinton's Reply, Start of Art Kane's Jazz Photo See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 74

favorite 0

comment 0

Public Health & Environment Committee hearings 8-12-1999. Tape 1 of 2.  Supervisors debate methadone.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 6,897

favorite 21

comment 1

IN THE 20 TH CENTURY, ZEMECKIS ON DRINK & DRUGS (Showtime 9-13-1999). Robert Zemeckis documentary on alcohol and drug prohibition, with David Courtwright, Bill White, and Dr. Demento! See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 358

favorite 0

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 437

favorite 1

comment 0

Peter Tosh, Mayoral Debates, Dawn Passar, Seattle Riots, Eclipse, George W. Bush on drugs, Muni, American Airlines,  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area, Colombia, Bob Marley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Microsoft
movies

eye 683

favorite 15

comment 0

Is Your Computer Ready For The Year 2000? A Guide for Preparing Home Computers Featuring Bill Nye, the Science Guy The Microsoft Guide for Preparing Your Home Personal Computer for the Year 2000 is designed to help you, the consumer, understand and test your home PC or small business PC for year 2000 readiness. There are three areas you need to be aware of and test. Hardware: The hardware part of the PC is essentially the foundation upon which everything else is based. Software; Software...
Topics: Y2K, Year 2000, Microsoft, PC, VHS
Ephemeral VHS
by National Professional Resources, Inc.
movies

eye 152

favorite 0

comment 0

Previews of teacher training videos.
Topics: vhs, education, teaching, schools
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Nebraska ETV/Great Amwell
movies

eye 632

favorite 4

comment 0

Children's poetry dramatizations.
Topics: vhs, poetry, educational, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Picture This America
movies

eye 848

favorite 6

comment 0

"An interesting and entertaining look at some "not so usual" people and events in history...interwoven with little known facts about African American history..."
Topics: vhs, African American history, Joe Louis, early Black Filmakers, Todd Duncan:the First Porgy, slave...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 569

favorite 1

comment 0

"...journey to the Middle East...cruise on the Nile, bazaar in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Mount Sinai, bottom of the Red Sea, Jerusalem's religious sites, Masada, relaxing in the therapeutic Dead Sea"
Topics: vhs, Egyptology, King Tut, Nile, bazaar in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Mount Sinai,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Robert Miller
movies

eye 240

favorite 0

comment 0

From tape: Hairagami - QVC UK Nov. 12, 1999 2nd show Run Time: Approx. 11 min.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Russ Whitney
movies

eye 373

favorite 6

comment 0

"Russ Whitney's Millionaire U Training."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, entrepreneur, sales, property
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Saatchi And Saatchi
movies

eye 1,086

favorite 0

comment 0

Agency reel of Amazon and Barnes and Noble TV commercials.
Topics: vhs, commercials, advertising
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies

eye 780

favorite 1

comment 0

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, daughter of a landless farmer and half-Indian mother. Her paternal grandfather, a white settler, farmer, and veterinarian, had been a labor activist and Socialist in Oklahoma with the Industrial Workers of the World in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The stories of her grandfather inspired her to lifelong social justice activism. Married at eighteen, she left with her husband for San Francisco, California, where she has lived most...
Topics: Dunbar-Ortiz, American Indian Movement (AIM), activism
Ephemeral VHS
by Take It MediaGmbH
movies

eye 1,061

favorite 8

comment 0

"Official Battle Of TheYear 1999 Video Documentation."  Breakdance Crews include: Bag of Trix, Five Amox , Fresh in Attack, South African Allstars et.al.
Topics: vhs, DJ Swiftrock, DJ Leacy, Studio 17, Hip Hop
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Terry Laughlin
movies

eye 6,055

favorite 12

comment 0

"Based on more than twenty-five years of teaching, coaching, and research, Terry Laughlin's Total Immersion approach is sure to improve the quality of your swimming..."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, Terry Laughlin, swimming, butterfly, breaststroke
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 563

favorite 3

comment 0

Starring: Justin Strubing, Colt Cannon, Matt Eversole, Dave Rosenberg, Jake Palu, Israel Forbes, Mario Guel, Jon Choi, Crazy Eddie, Mike Crabtree, Wes Tonascia, Matt Rogers, James Beavis, Steve Farrell, Ron Whaley.
Topics: vhs, skateboarding
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 154

favorite 1

comment 0

Informational video for TIAA-CREF retirement plan investors.
Topics: vhs, personal finance, retirement planning
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,301

favorite 0

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Big Firetrucks
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 4,870

favorite 55

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: VHS, Bibleman - The Incredible Force of Joy
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 304

favorite 0

comment 0

Topics: VHS, The Best of Golf Goof-Ups
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 691

favorite 3

comment 0

Promotional video for Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light™.
Topics: vhs, kitsch, painting
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,146

favorite 4

comment 0

"Sing along with Pete, Peggy, and Mike Seeger on some of the country's best-loved folk songs for young people" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, folk songs, children's songs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 15,057

favorite 20

comment 0

"Your 20-minute energizing workout video" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, fitness
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 417

favorite 5

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Young People Ask - How Can I Make Real Friends
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 962

favorite 9

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Disney Cruise Line 1999 Vacation Guide