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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 22 Films
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Boston Public Schools' home reading program.
Topics: vhs, children, reading
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by AFL-CIO. Film Division; AFL-CIO. Department of Education; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 39,338

favorite 80

comment 1

Words of F.D.R. spoken by Charlton Heston ; narrator, Arthur Kennedy ; consultant, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, New Deal (1933-1939), Industrial relations, New Deal, 1933-1939, Labor...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Alan Landsburg Productions; Film Incorporated
movies

eye 836

favorite 8

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Writer, Anthony Potter; producers, Michael D. Ornstein, Anthony Potter; editor, Michael D. Ornstein; host narrator, Eric Sevareid A documentary presentation on the Chinese-Japanese War, and on the relations between Japan and the United States highlighting events preceding America's involvement in World War II Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Probes the Japanese invasion of China in 1937 and Japan's eventual conquest of French...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Diplomatic relations, China (Ancient to 1949), International...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Alan Landsburg Productions; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,088

favorite 13

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Producer and writer, Anthony Potter; narrator, Eric Sevareid President Wilson's idealistic hopes for world peace through collective security clashed with the harsh old-world "real-politik" of Europe, which wanted to punish Germany. The resultant punitive treaty, in effect, sowed the seeds of World War II. Wilson was forced to compromise his ideals, but returned home to fight for ratification of the League of Nations, firm in his belief that it would be the cornerstone for a lasting...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, World War (1914-1918), Treaty of...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Alan Landsburg Productions; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,347

favorite 13

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Title on film can: War comes to Pearl Harbor
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941), Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack...
Educational Films
by American Federation of Arts; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 588

favorite 20

comment 0

Consultants, Rudolph Arnheim, Alice M. Kaplan, Roy Moyer
Topics: Visual perception, Composition (Art)
Educational Films
by American Federation of Arts; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 827

favorite 30

comment 0

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
movies

eye 6,848

favorite 27

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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 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
movies

eye 582

favorite 6

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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
movies

eye 557

favorite 5

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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, Gary; Longfellow, Elizabeth; Welles, Orson, 1915-1985; Forum on New Hampshire's Future (Organization); Cineworks (Firm); Phoenix/BFA Films & Video; New Hampshire Movies (Firm)
movies

eye 315

favorite 3

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Writer: Elizabeth Longfellow
Topics: Local government, Political participation, City planning, Country life, Rural conditions
Educational Films
by Aristophanes. Ecclesiazusae; Plautus, Titus Maccius. Miles gloriousus; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
movies

eye 522

favorite 4

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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Aristophanes, Plautus, Titus Maccius, Ecclesiazusae (Aristophanes), Miles gloriosus (Plautus, Titus...
Educational Films
by Arnuthfonyus Films; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 181

favorite 1

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981, Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884-, American Civil Liberties...
Educational Films
by Arts Council of Great Britain; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,012

favorite 23

comment 0

Director, David Sylvester; words by E.L.T. Mesens, Louis Scutenarie, Rene Magritte; spoken by E.L.T. Mesens, Andrew Forge, Robin Campbell; music, Johannes Brahms; photographer, Bruce Beresford; editor, Peter Heelas
Topic: Magritte, René, 1898-1967
Educational Films
by Audubon, John James, 1785-1851; Fenwick Productions
movies

eye 125

favorite 2

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Writer, Robie Hubley; narrators, Jon Huberth, Susan Bunting; consultant, James Baird; cameraman, Roy Wilcox
Topics: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851, Shore birds, Birds
Educational Films
by Barron, Arthur, director; Barron, Evelyn; Verite Productions; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 1,774

favorite 12

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Filmed and edited by Mack Obenhaus
Topics: Factory system, Work
Educational Films
by Barron, Evelyn; Barron, Arthur; National Educational Television and Radio Center; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 2,716

favorite 14

comment 1

Produced by Arthur and Evelyn Barron for NET
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Pregnancy, Childbirth
Educational Films
by Basehart, Richard, 1914-1984; Kaufman, Jack; Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993. Rise and fall of the Third Reich; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Wolper Productions; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,818

favorite 14

comment 0

VHS format
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Basehart, Richard, 1914-1984; Kennedy, John F., 1942- Nation of immigrants; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 870

favorite 11

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Narrated by Richard Basehart
Topics: Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.), Emigration and immigration
Educational Films
by Bauman, Suzanne; Filmakers Library, inc; Women of Summer, Inc; Bryn Mawr College
movies

eye 5,973

favorite 17

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The Women of Summer SummaryReveals that from 1921 to 1938, 1700 blue collar women participat./ia ma controversial and inspired educational experiment known as the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers. Shows that the program changed their lives forever and has left a legacy meriting public awareness. The School was funded by prominent capitalists such as the Rockefellers, DuPonts and Carnegies, and introduced women workers of every./ia mand nationality to the realm of humanistic and...
Topics: Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, Women labor union members, Women's rights,...
Educational Films
by Bauman, Suzanne; Filmakers Library, inc; Women of Summer, Inc; Bryn Mawr College
movies

eye 897

favorite 3

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The Women of Summer Examines the migration of millions of wildebeest in Kenya on their search for grass and water during the dry summer months.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in...
Educational Films
by Bell, Shaun; Frizzell, Evan; Mahy, Margaret. Great white man-eating shark; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 4,812

favorite 21

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Based on the book: The great white man-eating shark /by Margaret Mahy
Topics: Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
by Berger, John; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,834

favorite 41

comment 0

Produced by the BBC
Topic: Women in art
Educational Films
by Blume, Judy; Perkins, Jack, 1933-; National Broadcasting Company; Films Incorporated
movies

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favorite 1

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"A Films Incorporated presentation."
Topics: Blume, Judy, Authors, American, Children's literature
Educational Films
by Boesak, Allan, 1945-; Cassirer, Hugo; Gordimer, Nadine; Felix Films Entertainment (Firm); Zebra Pictures Productions (Firm)
movies

eye 201

favorite 2

comment 1

Narrator, James Earl Jones
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Boesak, Allan, 1945-, Apartheid, Race relations
Educational Films
by Bond, Michael; Wood, Ivor; FilmFair Communications
movies

eye 1,233

favorite 12

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Adapted from the book of the same title by Michael Bond
Topic: Animated films
Educational Films
by Bond, Michael. Paddington goes to school; FilmFair (Firm); FilmFair Communications
movies

eye 774

favorite 9

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Bears, Schools, Humorous stories
Educational Films
by Boswall, Jeffery; British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 793

favorite 11

comment 2

Jeffery Boswall
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Animal locomotion
Educational Films
by Bozzetto, Bruno; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 511

favorite 7

comment 0

Made in Italy
Topic: Animated films
Educational Films
by Bradbury, David; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 1,217

favorite 6

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Directed and produced by David Bradbury
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Burchett, Wilfred G., 1911-1983, Journalists, War correspondents
Educational Films
by Braverman Productions; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 532

favorite 10

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Pictures six women--Katherine Graham, Virginia Apgar, LaDonna Harris, Shirley Chisholm, Nikki Giovanni, and Helen Reddy, who discuss a wide range of topics all of which point to a new attitude and a new image that women have of themselves
Topics: Women, Self-perception
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 253

favorite 3

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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 British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,778

favorite 5

comment 0

Produced by the BBC
Topic: Gond (Indic people)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 245

favorite 4

comment 0

Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Electronic data processing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 317

favorite 8

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Computer programming, Programming (Computers), Computers
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 381

favorite 9

comment 0

Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Electronic data processing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 277

favorite 7

comment 0

Produced by the BBC
Topics: Computer programming, Electronic datana processing, Programming languages (Electronic computers)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 787

favorite 9

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Pterodactyls, Dinosaurs
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,292

favorite 12

comment 0

A study of the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War
Topics: Blockade of Berlin (Germany : 1948-1949), Korean War (1950-1953), Korean War, 1950-1953
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 629

favorite 10

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Zoology, Evolution
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 562

favorite 12

comment 0

Historical advisor, John Harrison ; series editor, Paul Mitchell
Topic: India.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 480

favorite 10

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A presentation with lots of humor of verbal and nonverbal communication methods for succeeding in social and business situations
Topics: Communication, Dating (Social customs), Success
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 464

favorite 8

comment 0

Produced by the BBC
Topics: Weightlessness, Space flight
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 319

favorite 5

comment 0

Produced by the BBC
Topic: Cerebrovascular disease
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 390

favorite 7

comment 0

Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Artificial intelligence
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 339

favorite 8

comment 0

John Darren
Topic: Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Northrim Associates; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 3,426

favorite 19

comment 1

The Last Great Race on Earth Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Documents the 19./ia mearod Trail Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Shows the 55 mushers as they participate in a 15 - day - long dogsled race of over 1,000 miles. Talks with leading contenders during the race.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Iditarod (Race), Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Alaska, Sled dog racing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Public Broadcasting Associates; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 353

favorite 5

comment 0

Narrator, Susan Stamberg
Topic: Romans
Educational Films
by Brown, David (David E.), 1932-; Schuman, Edward; FMS Productions
movies

eye 229

favorite 5

comment 0

Filmmakers, David Brown and Ed Schuman
Topics: Drug abuse., Alcoholism.
Educational Films
by CBS News; Film Associates
movies

eye 503

favorite 7

comment 1

Body and Soul, Part I: Body (1968) An examination of the Black American's contribution to sports in America is reported by Harry Reasoner. Harry Edwards, leader of those who threatened an Olympic Games boycott, is interviewed along with leading black athletes Tommie Smith, Lee Evans, Charlie Green, Jim Hines, and Ralph Boston.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: African American athletes
Educational Films
by CBS News; Film Associates
movies

eye 419

favorite 15

comment 1

With study guide
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: African Americans
Educational Films
by CBS News; Film Associates
movies

eye 2,775

favorite 28

comment 1

The Heritage of Slavery Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Illustrates the nature of slavery and discusses slavery's persistent effects on both blacks and whites even today. Examines the patterns of thought learned in the pre - Civil War South and emphasizes that oppression breeds rebellion, pointing out that there were at least 250 slave revolts in America. Features interviews with black activists and descendants of plantation owners.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Slavery, African Americans
Educational Films
by CBS News; Films Associates
movies

eye 849

favorite 3

comment 1

Also issued in b & w
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Politics, Practical, Advertising, Politics and government
Educational Films
by CBS News. Public Affairs Department; Film Associates of California
movies

eye 1,433

favorite 14

comment 3

Martin Gabel, Alan Bedel, Peter Donat, Dennis King ; Charles Collingwood, narrator Originally broadcast on the television program Chronicle Summary Shows four playlets, each presenting a profile of Caesar as he was seen by four great men - - Caesar himself, Plutarch, Shakespeare and G B Shaw.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Caesar, Julius, Men
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 202

favorite 0

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Allergy, Medicine, Popular
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 582

favorite 7

comment 0

Discusses whether "male" and "female" traits are inborn or are learned in childhood
Topic: Sex differences (Psychology)
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 846

favorite 12

comment 0

Surveys the evolution of male-female roles and shows stresses caused by the clash between traditional expectations and new realities
Topic: Sex role
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 187

favorite 4

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.), Cathedrals, Architecture, Gothic
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 1,352

favorite 21

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Brain, Cerebral dominance
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 123

favorite 1

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis in women, Bones
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 29

favorite 3

comment 0

"From the original production the Japanese giant."
Topics: Industries, Economic history
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 368

favorite 8

comment 0

Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Topic: Birds
Educational Films
by Carter, Virginia L; Field, Fern; Grasshoff, Alex; Dawkins, Johnny; Jones, Ron. Wave; T.A.T. Communications Company; American Broadcasting Company; Texture Films, inc
movies

eye 1,508

favorite 16

comment 0

Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch
Topics: Fanaticism, Prejudices, History
Educational Films
by Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Seven League Productions; Filmakers Library, inc
movies

eye 542

favorite 5

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Diplomatic relations, Politics and government, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Coburn, James; Roster, Irwin; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 1,155

favorite 4

comment 0

Irwin Roster, director and producer
Topic: Wolves
Educational Films
by Conroy, Francis; De Munn, Jeffrey; Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904. Story of an hour; Cypress Films; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
movies

eye 639

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Feature films, Heart, American Literature., Short Stories.
Educational Films
by Couelle, Marcia. pro; Dufaux, Guy, 1943- drt; Pathé cinéma (France); Société nationale de programme France-Régions; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
movies

eye 145

favorite 2

comment 0

Editors, Fracoise Hubert, Guy Dufaux
Topic: Rivers
Educational Films
by Culp, John H. Whistle in the wind; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 341

favorite 1

comment 0

Based on John H. Culp's A whistle in the wind
Topic: Short films
Educational Films
by Dave Bell Associates; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 270

favorite 4

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topic: School violence
Educational Films
by Davenport, Tom; Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863. Master thief; Film Ideas (Firm)
movies

eye 345

favorite 1

comment 0

Kent Jackman, Deidre Johnson
Topic: Children's films
Educational Films
by Dobyns, Lloyd; NBC News; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 326

favorite 5

comment 1

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Occupational retraining, Economic aspects., Automation, Machinery In Industry.
Educational Films
by Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883; Jacobs, Lewis; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Raven; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 623

favorite 9

comment 0

Engravings by Gustave Dore, music by Maurice Ravel
Topic: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Educational Films
by Eban, Abba Solomon, 1915-2002; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films Incorporated
movies

eye 330

favorite 1

comment 0

Host Abba Eban explores the universal meaning of the Holocaust, defining that tragedy as a tragedy for all civilized people.
Topics: Jews, Ethnic relations
Educational Films
by Eban, Abba Solomon, 1915-2002; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films Incorporated
movies

eye 784

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Jews, Ethnic relations
Educational Films
by Eban, Abba Solomon, 1915-2002; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films Incorporated
movies

eye 544

favorite 4

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Jews, Judaism, Islamic civilization, Civilization, Christian, Civilization, Islamic