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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 Asch, Frank. Here comes the cat; Vagin, Vladimir Vasilʹevich, 1937- Here comes the cat; Weston Woods Studios; PILOT Moscow Animation Studio
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Animators, Alexseev Alexsey [and others] ; music composed by Ernest V. Troost
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Topics: Friendship, Cats, Mice
Educational Films
by Barron, Arthur, director; Barron, Evelyn; Verite Productions; Filmakers Library, inc
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Filmed and edited by Mack Obenhaus
Topics: Factory system, Work
Educational Films
by Baum, Thomas (Screenwriter) aus; Elikann, Larry S. drt; Kerwin, Lance, 1960- act; Eisenmann, Ike, 1962- act; Backus, Jim. act; Van Dyke, Jerry, 1931-2018. act; Robinson, Jean O. Strange, but wonderful, cosmic awareness of Duffy Moon; Daniel Wilson Productions; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
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Originally broadcast on the television series ABC afterschool specials in 1976. Originally produced in 1975
Topic: Humorous stories
Educational Films
by Bower, Gordon H. nrt csl; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; Vision Associates
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Consultant and narrator, Gordon H. Bower
Topics: Memory, Memory disorders, Human beings, Mémoire, Psychophysiologie
Educational Films
by Cram, Bestor, direction; Robart, Scott, production; Valley Filmworks, Inc; Vietnam Era Media Fund; Northern Light Productions; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Copyright: Northern Light Productions. DCR 1983; PUB 7Aug83; REG16Oct84; PA248-080
Topics: Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Educational Films
by Edwards, Stephanie; Vitascope Company; FilmFair Communications
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Child sexual abuse, Child abuse, Safety, Sex instruction for children
Educational Films
by Films Incorporated; Visual Education Centre
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An adaptation of the motion picture made by Institut fürFilm und Bild, Munich Contrasts the modern city life of Fort Lamy, Africa with life in the villages of Chad where people observe theancient African customs & use primitive tools for farming, fishing and cooking Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Manners and customs
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982; Vigard, Kristen; Ambrose Video Publishing
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Originally aired as an ABC Afterschool Special
Topic: Old age
Educational Films
by Fouracre, Ronald. drt pro; Shaw, Peter. pro; Chedd, Graham. aus; Vaughan, Paul. nrt; Crick, Francis, 1916-2004. ive; Watson, James D., 1928- ive; Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994. ive; Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004. ive; VSM Productions; John Wiley & Sons
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Narrator, Paul Vaughan
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Topics: DNA, Molecular biology, Crystallography
Educational Films
by Golden, Marshall; Van Ihinger, Alexander; Rhinestone Productions
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Writers, Marshall Golden, Alexander Van Ihinger
Topics: Abused elderly, Older people, Aging, Elder Abuse
Educational Films
by Harris, Julie; Viewfinder Films, Inc; International Film Bureau
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eye 288

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Women, Educators, Presidents
Educational Films
by Howard, Brice, production; Rabin, Arthur W., production; Minnix, Bruce, direction; Davis, Ossie, writing, cast; Dee, Ruby, cast; Voices Incorporated (Musical group), music; National Educational Television and Radio Center; Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs
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eye 2,342

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Slavery Uses a combination of high and low magnification, phase contrast, dark field, bright field, normal speed and time-lapse cinephotomicrography to show the life cycle of one Myxomycete, and uses animation to point out details such as mitosis. Stresses the uniqueness of Myzomycetes and indicates similarities and differences in the life cycle of different species.
Topics: Slavery, African Americans, Slaves' writings, American
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Book Company; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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"With support from the National Science Foundation."
Topics: Strength of materials, Stains and stresses
Educational Films
by Paley, Peter N; Visual Education, inc
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Originally released as slide and filmstrip presentations in 1976
Topics: Architecture, Travel
Educational Films
by Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973; Adato, Perry Miller; Van Itallie, Jean Claude, 1936-; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Producer-director, Perry Miller Adato; writer, Jean-Claude van Itallie; editor, Eugene Marner
Topics: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, Artists, Art, Abstract, Documentary films
Educational Films
by Silber, Glenn; Vasconcellos, Tete; Icarus Films; Catalyst Media
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This film examines the civil war in El Salvador in light of the Reagan administration's decision to "draw the line" against "Communist interference" in Central America. It offers an overview of U.S. military and economic policy in Central America since 1948, with extensive background to the current crisis. Includes scenes with both government and guerilla forces, and discusses U.S. aid to the Junta. Is this the beginning of a "new Vietnam"? A Blue Ribbon Winner,...
Topic: Diplomatic relations
Educational Films
by Silver, Howard; Viewfinders, inc
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Filmmaker, Howard Silver
Topics: SITE, Inc, Commercial buildings, Architecture
Educational Films
by Smith, Albert E; Semon, Larry, 1889-1928; British Film Institute; National Film Archive (Great Britain); Kodascope Libraries; Vitagraph Company of America
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The Sawmill Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Associates the journey of Ulysses as told in the Odyssey with geographic locations which can be identified today, showing views of the Land of the Lotus Eaters, the Sirens' Rocks, the Cave of Cyclops, Scylla, Charybdis, and the islands of Circe and Calypso.
Topics: Silent films, Comedy films
Educational Films
by Stone, L. Joseph (Lawrence Joseph), 1912-1975; Vassar College. Department of Child Study; New York University
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This is Robert A drama of the Civil War. Two Union soldiers and a Confederate soldier, facing each other at a battle front, agree on an hour's truce during which they exchange conversation and supplies and join in a mutual salute over the grave of a newly buried Union soldier.
Topic: Child development
Educational Films
by Stone, L. Joseph (Lawrence Joseph), 1912-1975; Vassar College. Department of Child Study; New York University
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Survey of play devices applied with children of beginning school age: blocks, paints, crayons, clay, water, simple tools, finger painting, toys, and miniature "housekeeping corner"; storytelling procedure also is described. Importance of play techniques noted in personality evaluation and adjustment. Fom the Studies of normal personality development series (Vassar). L. Joseph Stone. Dated, but of historical interest
Topic: Play
Educational Films
by Stone, L. Joseph (Lawrence Joseph), 1912-1975; Vassar College. Department of Child Study; New York University. Film Library
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Long Time to Grow: 1 - Two and Three Year olds in School Shows four-year-old children in a familiar world of activities and interests, largely an elaboration and perfecting of the skills and interests of two- and three-year-olds, a world of vigorous play with emphasis on group activity, of sensory pleasures, of dramatic play, and of assured confidence in the use of materials and words. Points out that five-year-olds beginter the world of older children, enjoy games with simple rules, seek facts...
Topics: Nursery schools, Education, Preschool
Educational Films
by Streep, Meryl. cmm; Wartes, Burleigh. pht; Van Dyke, Peter. sde; Schilling, Richard W. pro; Tapper, David A. pro; Pollard, Samuel D. fme; Gare, Pam. prm; Time-Life Films
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Note: Censorship rating: General
Topics: Stress (Psychology), Sick, Critically ill, Chronic diseases, Interpersonal relations, Cancer
Educational Films
by Taylor, John, 1914-1992. drt; Moore, John, 1907-1967. aus; Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. cmp; British Transport Commission. Film Unit; International Film Bureau
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With commentary
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Civilization
Educational Films
by Tortora, Vincent R; Vedo Films, Lancaster Pa
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Music, Jack Behrens; editor, Stephen Schmidt
Topic: Mennonites
Educational Films
by Valley Filmworks, Inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Families, Death, Childbirth, Family life, Babies
Orgone Archive
by Van Beuren Corporation; RKO Radio Pictures
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topics: california, missions, orgone archive
Orgone Archive
by Van Beuren Productions; Pathe
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topics: fishing, orgone archive
Educational Films
by 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
by Van Doren, Charles Lincoln, 1926-; Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Secret sharer; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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This dramatization of Joseph Conrad's story about a young, inexperienced sea captain's encounter with a fugitive from naval justice is followed by a ten-minute commentary by Charles Van Doren. From the EBE Humanities series
Educational Films
by Van Dyke, Willard, camera, direction
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Narration, Mel Brandt
Topics: Weston, Edward, 1886-1958, Photographers
Educational Films
by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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Demonstrates how to set up and run a filmmaking class for young students. Shows students developing their ideas; shooting, splicing, and editing film; and discussing their results. Includes scenes for student films Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures, Children's art activities, Teaching methods and...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Van Schaack, Herbert
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Producer and director, Ron Friedman; academic consultant, Herbert Van Schaack
Topic: Body language
Educational Films
by Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth. Best horse; Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Horses, Mothers and daughters
Educational Films
by Vanderlinden, Collette; Filmakers Library, inc
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Discusses the rewards and sacrifices of parenthood as experienced by three young couples
Topic: Parent and child.
Educational Films
by Vantage Communications Inc
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Presents a story about a yacht skipper and his crew who recover from a losing streak to win first place in an ocean race, despite rough weather and tough competition. Designed to demonstrate how to attain objectives by putting into action a systematic plan for achievement
Topics: Achievement motivation, Problem solving
Educational Films
by Vara Television; Icarus Films
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Kim Phúc, Kim Phúc, 1963-, Vietnam War (1961-1975), Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Educational Films
by Varley, Margaret E. (Margaret Elizabeth), 1918-2009; Open University
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Topics: Oceanography and state, Marine resources
Educational Films
by Vassar College. Department of Child Study; Mental Health Materials Center (U.S.); University of the State of New York. Film Library
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With guide
Topic: Study skills
Educational Films
by Vassar College. Department of Child Study; New York University. Film Library
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oedipusrex4therecoveryofoedipus SummaryDocuments the entrance of children into a world of tradition, magic and customs that are resistant to change. Shows the growth of group cohesion leading toward cliques, peer groups and cleavages on the basis of interest and sex. An animated cartoon. The story of a little girl attending school in Paris--the youngest of twelve little girls who march all over Paris in two straight lines. She becomes the envy of her companions when she goes to the hospital for...
Topics: Child development, Education, Primary, Child development, Education, Primary
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
Educational Films
by Vassar College. Department of Child Study; New York University. Film Library
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Demostrates a projective technique for the study of aggression and destruction in young children, showing how differently two children between four and five years of age from similar backgrounds respond to invitations to break balloons. Shows one child's rigid morality and strong resistance to his own destructive impulses in contrast with the other's easygoing, happy-go-lucky approach, with its casual acceptance of destruction Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for...
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Fighting (Psychology), Child psychology, Child developmental...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Vaughan, Paul cmm; Nisbett, Alec pro; Hall, Brian. pht; Botterill, Geoffrey. fme; McMorran, Ron. sde; British Broadcasting Corporation
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Shows some significant contrasts in the lives of three boys who come from three different social classes. Relates the ascribed, or inherited, status of each to the wealth, occupation, residential address, and social status of his parents, and shows how graduation from the public high school marks the beginning of increasingly different lives. Uses the experiences ofoung man who raises his social status to illustrate the factors favoring vertical mobility in America.
Topics: Cigarette smokers, Smoking, Tobacco, Lungs, Heart, Coronary heart disease
Educational Films
by Vaughan, Paul cmm; Taylor, Colin pht; Goldwyn, Edward pro; Wilton, Keith fme; Westburg, Ken. pht; British Broadcasting Corporation; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Supplied by British Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, N.S.W
Topics: Tsetse-flies, Livestock, Trypanosomiasis, Pests
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 Via le Monde (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Tales, Children's films, Folklore
Educational Films
by Video Arts Limited
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Booklet title: How to run a meeting
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Topics: Meetings, Communication in management
Educational Films
by Video Yesteryear
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VHS
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Topics: Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008, Mount Everest Expedition (1953), Mount Everest Expedition,...
Educational Films
by Viewfinders, inc; Howard Silver Films
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Film exploration of seven unusual works designed by SITE, a New York architectural firm. Interviews with the public indicate their reaction to the buildings, which are fascinating to see, but which have also caused some confusion
Topics: Architecture., City planning., Sociology, Urban.
Educational Films
by Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934; Macmillan Films
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Originally released under the title Zero de conduite
Topic: Boarding schools
Educational Films
by Vincent-Batyka, B. Z; Royal College of Art (Grande-Bretagne); Tate Gallery
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Direction de production et réalisation, B.Z. Vincent-Batyka
Topic: Art
Educational Films
by Vinton, Will; Stookey, Paul, 1937-; Will Vinton Productions; Billy Budd Films
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Producer/director, Will Vinton; music, Paul Stookey; animation, Barry Bruce, Will Vinton, Joan Gratz, Matt Wuerker
Topics: Animated films, Christmas stories
Educational Films
by Vinton-Gardiner Productions
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Uses clay animation in presenting a story about a wino who wanders into an art museum where the art objects cause him to have visions
Topics: Animated films, vinton, will, Clay animation films, claymation
Educational Films
by Vinton-Gardiner Productions
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Uses clay animation in presenting a story about a wino who wanders into an art museum where the art objects cause him to have visions
Topics: Animated films, Clay animation films
Educational Films
by Visual Educationals
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This film seems to have two films blended into one it seems. On one side, it saying how to protect wildflowers, and on the other, is listing off wildflowers you can pick and have in your home! Rather strange, may have been done as an early attempt at film collage humor, but it could have been done yesterday.
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Topics: Educational Film, Ephemeral Film, Visual Education
Educational Films
by Visual Transit Authority
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Shows how Elaine Dart, a victim of cerebral palsy, has learned to use her feet to perform tasks that are difficult for some people with the use of their hands
Topics: Dart, Elaine, Cerebral palsy
Educational Films
by Vok-Film
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A review of physical geography in Iceland with an emphasis on glacial geology, physical landforms, and sedimentation. Shows the lifestyles of the Icelandic people, including home construction, clothing, farming methods, charcoal making, bird and seal netting, and fish capture
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by Vonnegut, Kurt; Mantell, Harold; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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Also issued as videocassette
Topic: Vonnegut, Kurt
Educational Films
by Vuke, George J; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Photographers, George Vuke, Tom Held Covers movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide across a moist permeable membrane; evolution of transport systems for movement of materials in large animals; spiracles and tracheal system of grasshopper and gills of axolotl, clam, crayfish, and fish; exchange of gases in frog; and X-ray photography of breathing movements of rib cage and diaphragm in humans. From the Animal Systems series. George Vuke
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Respiratory organs
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Vuke, George J., film director, screenwriter, editor of moving image work; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center, production company
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Photography, Clarence Flaten, George Vuke ; editor, George Vuke
Topics: Embryology, Developmental cytology, Developmental biology