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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 A & E Television Networks
movies

eye 1,058

favorite 3

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Rare footage, new research, and exclusive interviews bring the story of Queen Elizabeth to life.-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, Queen Elizabeth, biography
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by A&E Home Video
movies

eye 1,744

favorite 10

comment 1

"...Biography profiles the most important people of our century...Rare footage, new research, and exclusive interviews..."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Bob Marley, music history, Harry Smith, Peter Graves, Jack Perkins
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by A&E Television Networks
movies

eye 864

favorite 0

comment 0

Reality show about the grand opening of Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company at the Palms.
Topics: vhs, tattoo artists, Palms Grand Opening, Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral Films
movies

eye 1,245

favorite 6

comment 0

Topics: Internet, VHS
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 364

favorite 4

comment 0

"Host Mike Romanowski guides teenagers through critical discussions about youth culture issues..." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, teen pregnancy
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by American Communications Network
movies

eye 513

favorite 12

comment 0

"We invite you to join us in the explosive growth of one of the most innovative telecommunications marketing companies in the United States. During this brief video you will discover the ACN Opportunity and what it can mean for you and you family"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, telecommunications, marketing
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Blackslide
movies

eye 275

favorite 0

comment 0

"...profiles of three scientists of color whose work in computer science and mathematics has taken them to positions of importance...All...discuss their work, their lives and the journey...in an important area of science and technology...Valerie Taylor, Richard Tapia, Freda Porter-Locklear"
Topics: vhs, Valerie Taylor, computer science, African-American, Northwestern University, Richard Tapia,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Bob Tillman
movies

eye 253

favorite 1

comment 0

"Whether you like big towns or small towns, skiing or scuba diving, ballet or boating, this information-packed video will help you identify the "retirement paradise" that's the right place for you."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, retirement
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Character Education Partnership.; Center for Character Education.; Gerald T. Rogers Productions.
movies

eye 317

favorite 0

comment 0

"The Character Education Partnership is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about the moral crisis confronting America's youth and dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our young people as one way of promoting a more compassionate and responsible society."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, education, character
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Educational Distributors of America
movies

eye 1,553

favorite 1

comment 0

"From the defeat of the British, to the Constitutional Convention and into today's headlines, this production shows how Congress, the President, and Judicial System work together to reform our government. Learn how the House of Representatives and Senate work together to pass bills and create laws." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, government, education
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Hardy Jones/Julia Whitty Productions
movies

eye 450

favorite 3

comment 0

"Spotted Dolphin - Born into a world of crystal clear water, the spotted dolphin is welcomed by excited relatives...Sea Otter - The baby sea otter is born in the translucent green canopy of the towering kelp forest..."
Topics: vhs, spotted dolphin, sea otter, marine life, survival, Atlantic hammerhead, sea mammal, otter pup,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by ITN
movies

eye 1,509

favorite 18

comment 0

"Real footage... eyewitness accounts... objective analysis."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, ufos, elmwood, hoaxes
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by International Video Network
movies

eye 1,116

favorite 6

comment 0

"Journey to Paris, the City of Light." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, France
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by International Video Network
movies

eye 772

favorite 2

comment 0

"From the Roman ruins in the Provence to the silk painters in Lyon, the rich history and culture of France await you."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, France
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Joshua Blum, Bob Holman
movies

eye 1,666

favorite 4

comment 0

"POETRY LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. Forget talking heads, lectures, and recitations.   There's a new breed of poets loose in the land, reclaiming poetry as an oral, aural, and performance art that can really matter.   In many accents and idioms, they paint a vibrant, surprising portrait of our country and its people."
Topics: vhs, Czeslaw Milosz, Dereck Walcott, C.D. Wright
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Judith Baker Montano
movies

eye 1,183

favorite 6

comment 0

Enjoy learning basic concepts of ribbon embroidery - how to fold, twist, stitch, knot and manipulate ribbon. 
Topics: vhs, embroidery, craft
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Kate Ferrell; Myra Kornfield
movies

eye 459

favorite 10

comment 0

"7 delectable vegetarian dishes show there's nothing you can't do with tofu!"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, tofu, vegetarian, cooking, recipes
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Lawrence Gerald
movies

eye 588

favorite 0

comment 0

State of the World Forum. Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA., October 3 to 5, 1996. This conference was attended by world leaders and opinion makers concerned with the future of the planet. Set up was in conjunction with the roundtable entitled, "Creative approaches to the Drug Crisis," and later viewed by the greater conference attendees to the general plenary session and evening banquet. Chapters: 1-5: Ethan Nadelmann introducing speakers, Mike Aldrich, John Perry Barlow, Bob...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, State of the World
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 621

favorite 10

comment 0

"...Lilias has introduced thousands of people to the wonderful benefits of Yoga. She will show you new ways to increase energy, fitness and relaxation and provide beginners with a solid foundation in Yoga."
Topics: vhs, PBS, Strengthen, Mind, Emotions
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Lilias
movies

eye 690

favorite 6

comment 0

"As Americas favorite yoga expert, and star of her own PBS-TV series, Lilias....teaches viewers basic breathing and stretching techniques plus simple exercises needed to benefit from Yoga."
Topics: vhs, Workout Series, Beginners
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 3,006

favorite 0

comment 1

Medical Marijuana Debate on Prop 215, Election. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Medical Marijuana, election
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 449

favorite 0

comment 0

New Year News, Pat Norman, Willie Brown See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 1,232

favorite 3

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 449

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 419

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 417

favorite 0

comment 0

Willie Brown, Pat Norman, Tim Leary Dies, SF Buyers Club, Andrew Weil, Dem Convention, Prop 215, CIA-Cocaine. See liner note scans.
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 419

favorite 0

comment 0

Medical Marijuana hearings at San Francisco's Board of Supervisors following a cannabis buyer's club raid. August, 1996. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, cannabis, medical marijuana, raid
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 570

favorite 0

comment 0

Willie Brown, Pat Norman, Tim Leary dies, SF Buyers Club, Andrew Weil, Democratic Convention, Prop 215, CIA-cocaine. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 618

favorite 0

comment 0

See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Medical Marijuana, Prop 215
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 640

favorite 1

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 351

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 456

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 1,279

favorite 1

comment 0

Willie Brown, Pat Norman, Tim Leary dies, SF Buyers Club, Andrew Weil, Democratic Convention, Prop 215, CIA-cocaine. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 916

favorite 2

comment 0

Telecom Bill, Corn Palace, MTV, Mt. Rushmore See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 414

favorite 0

comment 0

Willie Brown, Pat Norman, Tim Leary Dies, SF Buyers Club, Andrew Weil, Dem Convention, Prop 215, CIA-Cocaine. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 745

favorite 1

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The AIDS Tapes
by SF Dept of Public Health
movies

eye 283

favorite 2

comment 0

Outreach staff and homeless punk youth work together to create a community level intervention to prevent HIV infection in San Francisco. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, AIDS, intervention, homeless, youth, San Francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Schlessinger Video Productions
movies

eye 4,152

favorite 7

comment 0

Irene Bedard,   the recognized voice of Disney"s Pocahontast, narrates this unprecedented American history series created  especially with the interest of young children in mind. Each program invites children ...to learn about American History through the use of large, brightly colored graphics and animation...."
Topics: vhs, Ages 4-10, National Observances
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies

eye 910

favorite 4

comment 0

Harry Hay was labor, human, and gay rights advocate in the 1930's through his death in 2002.  He organized the Mattachine Society and the Radical Faeries , a loosely-affiliated gay spiritual movement.
Topics: Hay, Gay, Human, Rights
Ephemeral VHS
by Sony Wonder
movies

eye 15,048

favorite 9

comment 1

A children's video series designed to teach pre-schoolers all about animals. Based on the best-selling books published by Dorling Kindersley, these tales have an easy-to-follow structure that will appeal to young ones. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, children, pre-school, animals, stories
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Space Access Society
movies

eye 1,284

favorite 9

comment 0

A detailed compilation of Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) and X-33 Reusable Test Vehicle (RTV) videos by the Space Access Society in 1996. Each video is preceded by description text. The DC-X project was an experiment in reusable rocketry. It was the first Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) rocket vehicle to fly multiple times, with the goal of making future Single Stage To Orbit rockets to fly to space cheaply and reliably. The project inspired the creation of dozens of private rocket...
Topics: vhs, DCX, DC-X, Delta Clipper, Delta Clipper Experimental, DC-XA, rocket, rocketship, spaceship,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Thumbs Up Video Productions
movies

eye 343

favorite 1

comment 0

"In this video you will learn the basic concepts of inflation, taxes, compounding, risk"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, investments, Bambi Holzer
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 864

favorite 0

comment 0

"American hero Lance Armstrong dominates the Ardennes landscape in this thrilling duo of Belgian classics."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, cycling
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by VRex, Inc.
movies

eye 2,988

favorite 32

comment 0

"VR Surfer VCR/TV Setup Concerto in 3D 3D Demo Sampler VR Surfer Computer Setup" -- description from tape. Scan of installation guide and user's manual on archive.org. VR Surfer hardware (glasses, transmitter etc.) are property of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment , Oakland California.
Topics: vhs, steroscopic, 3d, virtual reality, cgi, animation
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 776

favorite 7

comment 0

"Learn yoga today with these wonderful routines from Lilias' acclaimed PBS yoga series" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, fitness, yoga
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 3,329

favorite 9

comment 1

"Tomie dePaola is an artist who writes and illustrates books for children. Every day he gets lots of letters from friends all over the world. If he visited everyone who invited him, he wouldn't have time to write or draw! Instead, in this videotape, he opens his home and 200-year-old barn/studio for a tour and some conversation about how he creates his books and artwork"-- description from box.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, children's books, illustration
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 257

favorite 1

comment 0

Instructional video provided to purchasers of the 1997 model year Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen GTI.
Topics: vhs, volkswagen, driving safety, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 276

favorite 6

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Nintendo 64 - Change The System
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,252

favorite 9

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Christmas TOY STORY
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 2,312

favorite 8

comment 0

"Strengthen and tone all four abdominal muscle groups; improve posture and help prevent back pain" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, fitness
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 194

favorite 1

comment 0

Promotional video for American Communications Network, a direct selling business.
Topics: vhs, direct selling
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,723

favorite 8

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: VHS, The Bibleman Show - Silencing the Gossip Queen
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 199

favorite 1

comment 0

"Presents the stories of two immigrants--one who came legally, the other who did not--as well as commentary from immigration policy experts" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, immigration
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 2,002

favorite 3

comment 1

American Heart Association-produced fitness video for K-2 level schoolchildren.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, fitness
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,748

favorite 12

comment 0

"Highlighting the new features of Photoshop 4.0"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, photoshop, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX