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Living New Deal Project

In the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the American people a “New Deal.” Over the decade 1933-43, a constellation of federally sponsored programs put millions of jobless Americans back to work and helped to revive a moribund economy. The result was a rich landscape of public works across the nation, often of outstanding beauty, utility and craftsmanship. No city, town, or rural area was untouched by the New Deal. Hundreds of thousands of roads, schools, t...



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Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Civilian Conservation Corps members clear slash from the sides of forest roads, thin trees, construct truck trails, destroy porcupine with traps and poisoned salt, seed and weed range land, spread poison for prairie dogs, and build check dams in streams. National Archives Identifier: 7388 Local Identifier: 33.474 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: * Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record...
Topics: Civilians, Floods, Forest fires, Forests and forestry, Motion pictures, National parks and...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Reel 1, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members collect pine cones from trees and squirrel hoards. Seeds from the cones are processed and planted at a forest nursery. Seeding trees are transplanted to forest areas. Snag is cleared from a timber tract. Reel 2, trees are sprayed with insecticide. Picnic areas are cleared and fireplaces are constructed. CCC units plow fire lanes and fight a forest fire. National Archives Identifier: 7397 Local Identifier: 33.487 Creator(s): Department of...
Topics: Motion pictures, Forest fires, Erosion, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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A drop of water is studied under a microscope. Shows rotifers, protozoa, cilia, paramecia, bristle worms, and small snails. Describes the cilia's reproductive processes and the amoeba's digestion. National Archives Identifier: 12347 Local Identifier: 69.33 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 - 1944...
Topics: Motion pictures, water, protozoa, cilia, paramecia, worms, snails, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Ohio. Shows airports at Cleveland and Dayton under construction, remodeled orphanage buildings in Defiance, and dairy farm scenes. Flood waters rage in 1936. WPA units construct flood-control dam and levees. Naval reservists train in the Toledo Naval Armory. County roads are graded and resurfaced. Consolidated schools, served by buses, replace one-room schoolhouses. Shows restored Fort Recovery, WPA sewing room activities, nursery school...
Topics: Airports, Armed forces officers, Dairying, Flood control, Floods, Highway construction, Military...
Living New Deal Project
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Forests and Men
Topics: CCC, New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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Shows many views of the gardens and exterior shots of the Embassy of Great Britain in Washington, D. C. National Archives Identifier: 37237 Local Identifier: 119.16 Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration. (09/17/1942 - 01/01/1944) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1937 - 1942 * Record Group 119: Records of the National Youth Administration, 1934 - 1945 * Item Type(s) of Archival...
Topics: Department of State. U.S. Embassy Great Britain (06/22/1893 - ), Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Shows scenes in Alaska: views of the coast on the Gulf of Alaska; panoramic shots of a small port; the train station and street scenes in Seward; scenic views along a railroad right-of-way (railroad bridge, tunnels, mountains, etc.); and timber tracts. National Archives Identifier: 12335 Local Identifier: 69.19 Creator(s): * Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) From: * Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69:...
Topics: Alaska, Motion pictures, Railroads, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Documentary: Shows the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John and their beaches and palm trees. Locates Christiansted and Frediksted, the two largest cities on St. Croix. National Park Service sets up a CCC camp on the islands and employs natives for work projects; land irrigation, playground construction, tree planting. Show's tree nurseries at St. Croix's ECW Camp V-2. National Archives Identifier: 11736 Local Identifier: 48.105 Creator(s):...
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Topics: Architecture, Civilians, Department of the Interior. National Park Service. (1934 - ), Irrigation,...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Shows samples of badly eroded farm land in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas, and illustrates how Civilian Conservation Corps units are combatting soil erosion. CCC members construct check dams in gullies, build wings around the gullies, plant black locust seedlings and honeysuckles along the banks, fill the gullies with hay and brush, and dynamite the edges of the gullies to level the terrain. National Archives Identifier: 7398 Local Identifier: 33.488 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture....
Topics: Erosion, Motion Pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration (WPA) dam construction. Rock and sand is removed from the site of the Grand Coulee Dam. Steel reinforcement is erected for an earth dam at Fort Peck, Montana. Shows general construction scenes at Boulder Dam, and the packet boat Mark Twain on the Mississippi. Steel reinforcements for the Bonneville Dam are set in place. Concrete is poured and spread. Obstructions are removed with dynamite. National Archives Identifier: 12332 Local Identifier: 69.16 Creator(s):...
Topics: Dams, Military bases, Mississippi, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Students at Evander Childs High School, New York City, paint a mural depicting the history of western civilization. Reel 1, the materials (slaked lime, marble dust, and pigments) are prepared. Preliminary and full-size drawings and perforated tracings are made. The design is pounded through the perforations onto a recently plastered wall. Reel 2, the design lines are intensified and pigments applied and dried. Shows the finished mural. National Archives Identifier: 12368 Local Identifier: 69.55...
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Topics: Motion pictures, Mural painting and decoration, New York (N.Y.), Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On activities of youth. in the out-of-school program of the NYA in New Mexico. Spanish crafts are practiced at Albuquerque (Mountain Park Recreation center), Cienega, Las Vegas, and Jemez Springs. Boys work with wood and tin and girls weave and embroider. Other activities include tennis court construction, restoration of kivas, school construction, and furniture making. Shows recreational activities at the camps. National Archives Identifier: 37240 Local Identifier: 119.19 Creator(s): Office...
Topics: Archaeology, Handicraft, Motion pictures, New Mexico, Students, Work
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Harry Hopkins and other members of President Roosevelt's flood relief committee inspect flood relief activities in Pennsylvania. The committee examines temporary tent camp facilities for evacuees, the operation of soup kitchens, damage to roads, board and sand bag levees, and flooded jetties and wharves. The committee scans the banks of the Ohio River from a river steamboat. National Archives Identifier: 12323 Local Identifier: 69.7 Creator(s): * Federal Works Agency. Work Projects...
Topics: Floods, Hopkins Harry L. (Harry Lloyd) 1890-1946, Motion pictures, Pennsylvania, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On WPA relief operations in New England. Reel 1, hurricane and tidal waves hit the Long Island coast in Dec. 1938. The hurricane and flood waters rage across New England. Derailed trains, felled trees, damaged homes, flooded streets, and other evidences of the catastrophe are shown. Coast Guard crews rescue stranded citizens. WPA and CCC units erect sandbag levees. Reel 2, WPA director Harry Hopkins arrives at Providence, R.I., to survey damage. WPA units deliver food and medical supplies by...
Topics: Civilians, Floods, Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd) 1890-1946, Hurricanes, Long Island (N.Y.),...
Living New Deal Project
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New Deal promotional film for work undertaken in the state of Michigan. 
Topics: WPA, New Deal, Michigan
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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The NYA office in Illinois conducts an essay contest to get ideas for useful projects for NYA work centers. Announcements are mimeographed and printed, posters designed and posted, and essays judged. Administrator Aubrey Williams presents awards to winning youths at the state fair held at Springfield, Ill. National Archives Identifier: 37226 Local Identifier: 119.5 * Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration....
Topics: Motion pictures, Springfield (Ill.), Work, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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An old Spanish mission in the La Purisima State Park, California, is rebuilt by CCC units. Dust and dirt is shoveled from the mission ruins. Walls are reconstructed from adobe brick. Tile is made from clay found in the area and used for the roofing. The grounds are landscaped. National Archives Identifier: 12372 Local Identifier: 69.59 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 -...
Topics: Archaeology, Civilians, Landscape, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Children drink orange juice at the Lincoln Nursery School in Chicago, Illinois. Nurses examine their teeth and tonsils. The children eat, take naps, and leave a building. National Archives Identifier: 12334 Local Identifier: 69.18 Creator(s): * Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) From: * Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 - 1944 * Item  Type(s) of...
Topics: Chicago (Ill.), Motion pictures, Nursery schools, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service.
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Civilian Conservation Corps units drain mosquito-infested swamps on Delaware farms by digging drainage ditches leading away from the marshy areas. Stagnant ponds and streams, mosquito breeding places, are freshened by pumping fresh water into the stagnant water areas. The fresh water kills the mosquito larvae. National Archives Identifier: 7396 Local Identifier: 33.486 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: * Series :...
Topics: Delaware, Drainage, Motion pictures
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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The NYA trains girls to sew, to make military and civil defense posters and signs, to prepare food, and to assist in hospital work (feeding and massaging patients, sterilizing instruments, making x-ray pictures, etc.). Women learn to operate machine tools (drill presses, lathes, etc) in an airplane plant, to weld sheet metal, to solder and drill radio parts, and to inspect finished work. Eleanor Roosevelt introduces and narrates the film. National Archives Identifier: 37236 Local Identifier:...
Topics: Machine-tools, Motion pictures, Nurses, Roosevelt Eleanor 1884-1962, Welding, Women, Work, World...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Contrasts proper and improper methods of felling trees and carrying hand tools (axes, spades, picks, etc.). Snag (deformed and diseased trees) is felled to illustrate safety principles. Brush is cleared from the area around the snag, a notch is axed in a tree to control the direction of fall, the tree is partially sawed, a wedge is driven into the cut, and the tree is then sawed through. National Archives Identifier: 7418 Local Identifier: 33.552 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal...
Topics: Forests and forestry, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Questions concerning the activities of the WPA are posed and answered. Emphasizes that public opinion supports WPA work. National Archives Identifier: 12386 Local Identifier: 69.73 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 - 1944 * Level of Description: Item * Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images...
Topics: Motion pictures, Public opinion polls, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On the work of boys and girls in NYA centers in Rhode Island and Connecticut after the hurricane of September 1938. Reel 1, youths perform their normal work at the Kingston and Providence (R.I.) Centers and at the New Haven (Conn.) Center. Shows hurricane damage at New London and Norwich (Conn.) and at Providence. Personages: A. W. Williams, Gov. R. E. Quinn. Reel 2 shows damage at Norwich, Hartford, and New London, Conn, and at West Warwick, Charlestown, and Narragansett, R.I. Men and boys...
Topics: Floods, Hurricanes, Motion pictures, Roosevelt Eleanor 1884-1962, Work, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On NYA activities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Reel 1, Puerto Rican children and young men idle on street corners and in saloons. NYA youths hoe corn, gather tomatoes, transplant seedlings, and drain mosquito-infested ditches. Girls assist nurses. Reel 2, Puerto Rican girls donate blood and work in a selective service office. Boys do woodwork, grade a road, and level an airstrip at Losey Field, P.R. Reel 3 (color) shows aerial and ground views of coastline, flowers, and cities in the...
Topics: Agriculture, Cooperative, Air bases, Highway construction, Motion pictures, Nurses, Puerto Rico,...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows Minnesota lakes at the head waters of the Mississippi River. CCC men work in Itasca Lake State Park and in Scenic State Park. Pageants re-create the days of the Indians and backwoodsmen with log cabins, covered wagons, stockades, and Indian wigwams. Includes views of Indians on a reservation, picnickers in a park, and a CCC camp. National Archives Identifier: 11652 Local Identifier: 48.20 Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent) From:...
Topics: Civilians, Indian reservations, Indians of North America, Minnesota, Mississippi, Motion pictures,...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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An impressionistic study of Washington, D.C., on a typical depression day. Includes shots of the Capitol Building, National Archives, Union Station, Arlington Cemetery, statues, British Embassy, Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, White House, downtown streets, and typical groups of people (shoppers, government employees, picnickers, tramps, etc.). National Archives Identifier: 12362 Local Identifier: 69.48 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943)...
Topics: Arlington (Va.), Motion pictures, Washington (D.C.), Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Shows, without subtitles, actors being auditioned in the Federal Theatre Project's San Diego office. Sets are constructed. A crowd arrives to witness the FTP production of "Blind Alley". National Archives Identifier: 12375 Local Identifier: 69.62 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 - 1944...
Topics: Motion pictures, San Diego (Calif.), Theater, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows CCC men at work in the State Park at Big Sur, California. CCC men cook on an outdoor grill, dig drainage ditches, split logs, crack rocks, unload supplies at camp, cut trails through the forest, operate power shovels, rollers and tractors, and ride to and from work in trucks. Tourists visit the park. Includes views of mountains, forests, a suspension bridge across a river, and Big Sur River. National Archives Identifier: 11690 Local Identifier: 48.59 * Creator(s): Department of the...
Topics: Architecture, Big Sur (Calif.), Bridges, Civilians, Earthmoving machinery, Motion pictures, Living...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
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This film documents Civilian Conservation Corps activities as the Berryman camp in Missouri. It shows camp personnel; the arrival of new enrollees; building the camp, fire towers and roads; walnut planting; and recreation activities. National Archives Identifier: 6124463 Local Identifier: 95.442 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. (07/01/1905 - ) (Most Recent) From: Series : Forest Service Public Information Films and Public Service Announcements, compiled 1945 - 1995 *...
Topics: Fire lookout stations, Mark Twain National Forest (Mo.), Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On activities at the NYA work experience center, Wilberforce University, Ohio. Shows classes in woodwork, metal crafts, machine shop, cooking, and typesetting. Negro youths mold and make bricks which are used in the construction of a field house. National Archives Identifier: 37234 Local Identifier: 119.13 * Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration. (09/17/1942 - 01/01/1944) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion...
Topics: Cooking, Machine-tools, Motion pictures, Work, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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Shows NYA youth in a flag-raising ceremony near Reading, Pa., as the house where Daniel Boone was born is opened to the public. National Archives Identifier: 37230 Local Identifier: 119.9 * Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration. (09/17/1942 - 01/01/1944) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1937 - 1942 * Record Group 119: Records of the National Youth Administration, 1934 - 1945 *...
Topics: Daniel Boone Homestead Site (Birdsboro Pa.), Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Civilian Conservation Corps members work in the national forests of California. Reel 1, a camp site is selected and tents are erected. CCC units fell snag, clear brush along fire lines, erect telephone lines, build a forest bridge, terrace denuded slopes, and construct check dams to control erosion. Reel 2, Ponderosa Way, a huge fire lane in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is cleared. Heavy equipment is used to construct a truck trail up Mt. Whitney. CCC units battle a forest fire with hand tools...
Topics: Civilians, Forest fires, Forests and forestry, Motion pictures, Mountains, National parks and...
Living New Deal Project
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New Deal-produced film on San Jacinto Mountains in CA.
Topics: New Deal, CCC
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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CCC men work on roads and trails, quarry building stone with a pneumatic drill, transplant trees, copy pottery, repair ruins at Far View House, and inspect ancient relics. Includes views of the cliff dwellings. National Archives Identifier: 11668 Local Identifier: 48.37 * Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of the Interior, compiled 1916 - 1976 *...
Topics: Architecture, Civilians, Indian antiquities, Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.), Motion pictures,...
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On cooperation among the NYA, the Public Health Service, clinics, and private physicians and dentists to improve the health of U.S. youth. Boys and girls receive physical examinations at a free clinic. Children play and exercise in an orthopedic clinic. Includes shots of a Public Health Service dietary kitchen and of youngsters swimming, boxing, doing calisthenics, and practicing archery. National Archives Identifier: 37238 Local Identifier: 119.17 Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management....
Topics: Children, Medical care, Motion pictures, Physical education and training, Sports
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Reel 1, unemployed workers stand in line at the gates of closed factories. Shows views of South Carolina's Edista State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park, and Georgia's Santo Domingo State Park. CCC men work in the park, destroy caterpillars and other pests, transplant trees, attend classes, and feed animals. Shows the home of Alexander Stevens, vice president of the Confederacy, being renovated. Reel 2 shows various views of State parks in Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia, Louisiana, New York,...
Topics: American Civil War, 1861-1865, Animals, Civilians, Edisto Island (S.C.), Motion pictures, Myrtle...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Rain water seeps beneath the earth's surface to form ground water. Diagrams the formation of artesian wells, hot springs, and geysers. "Old Faithful" in Yellowstone Park erupts. Describes the action of acid ground water in forming underground caverns, natural bridges, and petrified forests. Shows the Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico; Mammoth Cave, Kentucky; Natural Bridge, Virginia; and the petrified forests of Arizona. National Archives Identifier: 12343 Local Identifier: 69.29 *...
Topics: Artesian wells, Mammoth Cave (Ky.), Motion pictures, National parks and reserves, Natural Bridge...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Farm scenes show cattle in a field, farm machinery, and men stacking hay. Various recreational areas for underprivileged children are located on a map. Children play in slum areas. CCC men do construction work in Chopwamsic Recreational Demonstration Area. City children file out of schools, board busses, debus at Chopwamsic, and hike, swim, and play. Includes brief flashes of the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. National Archives Identifier: 11714 Local Identifier: 48.83...
Topics: Architecture, Children, Civilian Conservation Corps. (1937 - 07/01/1939), Farms, Lincoln Memorial...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows Chickamauga State Park in Georgia and Gettysburg State Park in Pennsylvania. Guides show tourists over the Civil War battlefields. Archeologists dig up Indian relics and skeletons at an ancient Indian village and burial ground at Moundsville, Ala., measure an exhumed skull with calipers, and study unearthed Indian pottery and basketwork. Shows Indian relics in a museum. CCC youths work in North Park and in Clark Forest State Park. Tourists picnic, swim, and canoe in the parks. National...
Topics: American Civil War, 1861-1865, Archaeology, Civilians, Gettysburg (Pa.), Hiking, Indian...
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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Graduates of NYA schools operate lathes, presses, and milling machines a machine shop. Airplane, wings and fuselages are drilled and welded by girls. Life Jackets are tested. Life rafts are assembled and waterproofed. Deck section of a submarine are moved and assembled in a shipyard. Bulkhead sections are welded. The submarine is launched. National Archives Identifier: 37223 Local Identifier: 119.2 * Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training....
Topics: Life rafts, Machine-tools, Motion pictures, Ships, Submarines (Ships), Work, World War 1939-1945,...
Living New Deal Project
by Social Security Board
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Describes the aims of the recently inaugurated federal social security program: to provide economic assistance to the blind, the aged, and orphaned children, and to work with state agencies in establishing workmen's unemployment compensation systems. National Archives Identifier: 11290 Local Identifier: 47.25 Creator(s): Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Social Security Administration. Office of Public Affairs. (04/11/1953 - 05/04/1980) (Most Recent) From: Series : Assorted Motion...
Topics: Social Security, Living New Deal, Motion Pictures
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows CCC men at work in Geneva State Park, Alabama. They cross a footbridge with shovels on their shoulders, erect a fence, bridge a stream, clear away dead trees, and replant trees. National Archives Identifier: 11700 Local Identifier: 48.69 Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of the Interior, compiled 1916 - 1976 * Record Group 48: Records of the...
Topics: Architecture, Civilians, Geneva State Forest (Ala.), Motion pictures
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Federal Theatre activities in San Bernardino, California. Shows details of stage lighting, sets under construction, wardrobe fittings, and scenes in rehearsal. Scenes from the opening night presentation of the play "Habit" are shown. National Archives Identifier: 12374 Local Identifier: 69.61 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records...
Topics: Motion pictures, San Bernardino (Calif.), Theater, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
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CCC work done on Cuyamaca State Park in CA.
Topics: CCC, New Deal
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CCC work at Cayamaca Rancho State Park in CA
Topics: Cuyamaca Rancho, CCC, CA
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Illinois. Shows a dam at Greenville under construction. City streets are paved with brick, and sewer pipes are laid. An airport is graded and a drainage system installed. Shows activities in a WPA sewing room. Peaches are canned in a cannery operated by the WPA and the National Youth Administration. Shows the operation of a WPA trachoma clinic. County roads are graded and resurfaced. Abraham Lincoln landmarks in New Salem are restored. Shows...
Topics: Airports, Canning and preserving, Dams, Highway construction, Illinois, Motion pictures, New Salem...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On WPA projects in New Jersey. Shows the Newark airport, the city hall in Jersey City, and a recreation center at Perth Amboy built by the WPA. Shows construction on a reservoir at Atlantic City. Girls attend domestic science classes. Rock is dynamited and cabins are erected in the Palisades Interstate Park. A bypass road is graded near Perth Amboy. Boys play at Camp Hope. Oil is sprayed on stagnant water to combat mosquitoes. Shows nursery school activities. National Archives Identifier: 12360...
Topics: Atlantic City (N.J.), Buildings, Highway construction, Home economics, Motion pictures, New Jersey,...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On the town of Matanuska. Reel 1, a train arrives and passengers detrain. Reel 2 shows a house under construction, a farmer plowing, and views of cafes, a store, and the post office. Reel 3 shows views of the post office and a grocery store. Reel 4 shows the Matanuska Valley Pioneer office. Twin babies are weighed and measured in a hospital. Reel 5, people dance at a community hall. The volunteer fire department fights a fire. Reel 6, horses and mules are unloaded from box cars and auctioned....
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Topics: Fire stations, Horses, Hospitals, Matanuska (Alaska), Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Berkeley Gray Panthers
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New Deal Film Festival, disc 2: Building the Safety Net FDR: Three Million Americans FDR Signs Social Security Mortgage Insurance We Work America Dance Interlude The River FDR: CCC Camp Visit Dust Bowl Song Al Jolson on the NRA The Road is Open Again
Topics: Living New Deal, FDR, Franklin Roosevelt, Social Security, CCC, WPA, Rivers, water, dust bowl, NRA
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On preparations for and activities at the Golden Gate International Exposition. Reel 1, exhibition buildings are constructed on Treasure Island, Calif., in 1936. Shows views of San Francisco and scenes aboard the ferry to Treasure Island. Seats and electric equipment are installed in the Federal Theatre building on Treasure Island. Shows wardrobe design and fitting and rehearsal scenes. Reel 2, the FTP presents a puppet show, "Hansel and Gretel" and "American Exodus." Elsa...
Topics: Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.), Motion pictures, Theater,...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station
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Shows the natural resources and beauty of Texas. Shows oil fields, the U.S. helium plant (Bureau of Mines) at Amarillo, sulphur mining on the Gulf coast, and extensive views of the Big Bend State Park, including activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps. National Archives Identifier: 12481 Local Identifier: 70.158 * Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station. (1934 - 01/19/1975) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Public Information Films and Video...
Topics: Amarillo (Tex.), Civilians, Helium, Motion pictures, Petroleum industry and trade, Texas, Living...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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On State Parks of West Virginia. Reel 1, views of cities, factories, steel furnaces, hydroelectric plants, rivers, canals, and locks depict the State's industries and waterways. Shows Green Brier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs and the town of Berkeley. CCC men work in Lost River Park. Tourists ride horses, picnic at an outdoor table, and examine an old house. Children crippled by polio perform handicraft and sunbathe in Berkeley hospital. Reel 2, visitors to Cacapon State Park ride bicycles and...
Topics: Civilians, Deer, Fishing, Hotels, Motion pictures, Picnicking, Poliomyelitis, Swimming, Turkey,...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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CCC units deter soil erosion in the Los Padres National Forest and build check dams above the Santa Barbara, Calif., reservoir. Reel 1 shows forest scenery, panoramic views of the city, mission buildings, a water filtration plant, and the city's reservoir. A fire rages through the forest in 1933. Rain water washes silt from the denuded slopes into the reservoir. CCC members sow mustard grass on the slopes. Reel 2, check dams are constructed above the reservoir to catch the silt. Excavations are...
Topics: Dams, Forest fires, Motion pictures, National parks and reserves, Santa Barbara (Calif.), Soil...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration flood relief activities in Wheeling, West Virginia, WPA units shovel mud from streets into trucks and wash the streets. Cellars and basements are pumped out. Lime is spread on sewage. Usable goods are sorted from debris. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and WPA food kitchens dispense food to refugees and relief workers. Citizens are rescued by rowboat and taken to WPA relief centers. National Archives Identifier: 12324 Local Identifier: 69.8 Creator(s): *...
Topics: Civilians, Floods, Motion pictures, West Virginia, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On NYA work training projects. Boys work on milling machines and lathes, make dies, forge and shape metal for army cots, cut and shape sheet metal for oil cans, and pour lead casings. At Buffalo, N.Y. boys and girls machine small metal boxes for electrical units, work in a foundry, assemble gliders, and assist in the construction of Flying Fortresses in an aircraft plant. National Archives Identifier: 37228 Local Identifier: 119.7 * Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower...
Topics: Airplanes, B-17 bomber, Gliders (Aeronautics), Machine-tools, Motion pictures, New York, Work,...
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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NYA boys learn to use machine tools at various residence centers in Illinois. The boys operate lathes and milling machines, learn to weld, make incubators in a sheet metal shop, pour steel into molds, do blacksmithing work, and attend classes in auto mechanics, mechanical drawing, and radio repairing. Includes views of the meals served and of recreational facilities at the centers (libraries, sports contests, and billiard tables). National Archives Identifier: 37250 Local Identifier: 119.29...
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Topics: Machine-tools, Motion pictures, Steel, Work, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
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Promotional footage of New Deal work related to aviation
Topics: New Deal, Aviation
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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CCC units construct a reinforced concrete bridge and a cable suspension bridge across an unidentified river. Shows details in the construction and emphasizes that the CCC members are learning many useful trades (concrete, construction work, heavy equipment operation, riveting, welding, etc.) as well as constructing useful bridges. National Archives Identifier: 7420 Local Identifier: 33.585 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent)...
Topics: Bridges, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On construction of the Mono Debris Dam in California by Civilian Conservation Corps units. Excavations are made with steam shovels, concrete is mixed and poured, and bulldozers scrape away a hillside. Shows views of the completed dam and many scenic shots of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. National Archives Identifier: 12378 Local Identifier: 69.65 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films,...
Topics: Civilians, Dams, Military bases, Motion pictures, Mountains, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Shows examples of careless mistakes which lead to injury made by a Civilian Conservation Corps unit at work clearing a forest trail. Emphasizes the need for careful handling of dynamite, hand tools (spades, axes, etc.), and equipment (bulldozers, trucks, and tractors). National Archives Identifier: 7417 Local Identifier: 33.550 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca....
Topics: Forests and forestry, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Adjustment Administration United States Film Service
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1942, 43 minutes Documentary showing the poor state that American agriculture had fallen into during the Great Depression. Flaherty made this documentary about the dire consequences of 100 years of over-production of cotton just as the USA was entering World War2, & it wasn't shown then, because it might give the enemy a propaganda advantage. In fact the musical score, which fills the entire 45 minutes of the film is as striking as the poetic imagery of the dust bowl, the indigent farmers,...
Topics: agriculture, farming, erosion, soil, Depression, 1930s, dust bowl, farmers, poverty, migration
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Reel 1 shows a dam, generators, power lines and a power house; workers constructing a dam with steam shovels and other machinery; the flooded Tennessee River; and views of horse drawn coal cars, deserted farms, and eroded land. President Roosevelt addresses Congress requesting the creation of TVA. Shows Wilson dam and powerhouse at Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Norris dam under construction. Reel 2 shows views of laborers operating dump trucks, drills, steam shovels, and other equipment to construct...
Topics: Blasting, Building, Concrete, Dams, Earthmoving machinery, Electricity, Erosion, Farms, Floods,...
Living New Deal Project
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African American choir performing spirituals.
Topics: New Deal, African American Culture
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Shows brief shots of rehearsal and pre-rehearsal activity: costuming, stage setting, script preparation, etc. Shows scenes from Federal Theatre productions: "Arabian Nights," "Hansel and Gretel," "Don Quixote," "The Merchant of Venice," "Seventh Heaven," etc. National Archives Identifier: 12377 Local Identifier: 69.64 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion...
Topics: Los Angeles (Calif.), Motion pictures, Theater, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Civilian Conservation Corps members build truck trails and auto roads, erect bridges, clear snag from wooded areas, construct telephone lines, survey and estimate forest lands, clear camping grounds and develop grazing lands in the Umpqua National Forest of Oregon. CCC units assist in flood rescue work at Kelso, Washington, and fight a forest fire near Tillamook, Oregon. National Archives Identifier: 7385 Local Identifier: 33.471 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service....
Topics: Civilians, Floods, Forest fires, Forests and forestry, Kelso (Wash.), Motion pictures, National...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Civilian Conservation Corps units dredge silt from the beds of trout streams, construct dams to filter debris from the streams, check stagnant ponds and creeks from flowing into the streams, and stock the streams with young trout taken from a fish hatchery. National Archives Identifier: 7409 Local Identifier: 33.520 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: * Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 *...
Topics: Dams, Hydraulic engineering, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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A swimming instructor teaches a boy how to float and to swim. Illustrates, in detail, the different types of leg and arm motions used in recognized swimming styles. Emphasizes the need to build confidence in the novice swimmer. National Archives Identifier: 7415 Local Identifier: 33.546 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record Group 33: Records of the...
Topics: Motion pictures, Swimming, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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On the construction of brick pavements. Describes the steps in the construction of a brick highway. Shows a completed four lane brick highway. National Archives Identifier: 7412 Local Identifier: 33.531 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000 Level of Description: Item Type(s) of Archival Materials:...
Topics: Highway construction, Motion pictures, Roads, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Documentary: On the Civilian Conservation Corps' restoration of Fort Frederick as a Maryland State Park. Locates Fort Frederick on the strip of Maryland between Pennsylvania and West Virginia, 15 miles from Hagerstown. Explains that during the Civil War, Indian War, and the Revolutionary War it was used to protect the railroads, canal and a road on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Men clear land and collect relics from the soil. National Archives Identifier: 11737 Local Identifier: 48.106...
Topics: Architecture, Civilians, Motion pictures, National parks and reserves, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Tourists arrive at Sequoia National Park by car and motorcycle. Shows closeups of a waterfall, an overhanging rock, and a bear. Tourists examine a huge Sequoia tree. Civilian Conservation Corps men work on the roads and eat at an outdoor field kitchen. National Archives Identifier: 11718 Local Identifier: 48.87 Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of...
Topics: Bears, Civilians, Motion pictures, National parks and reserves
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows the Colorado River, electric power transmission lines, and a steel plant in operation. A train brings materials, fuel, and workmen to Boulder City to build Boulder Dam. Close-ups are shown of buckets on cable cars dumping cement into the coffer dam. Includes views of the power lines and towers at the dam site, the switches to control the power, and the completed dam; and the farms, homes, and orchards made possible by power and water from the dam. National Archives Identifier: 11674 Local...
Topics: Boulder City (Nev.), Building, Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico), Dams, Irrigation, Military bases,...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station.
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Shows scenic beauty and recreational facilities in the park. Visitors hike, swim, picnic, and view scenery. Boys stand retreat at a camp of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the park. National Archives Identifier: 12482 Local Identifier: 70.159 * Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station. (1934 - 01/19/1975) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Public Information Films and Video Recordings, compiled 1934 - 1975, documenting the period 1913 - 1975 * Record...
Topics: Civilians, Motion pictures, Shenandoah National Park (Va.), Vacations, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Michigan. County roads are graded and surfaced. Shows airports at Lansing and Detroit and emergency landing fields under construction. Women learn rug making and weaving. Braille books are made and proofread. A new state police headquarters is shown. Dramatizes the use of the police radio system in establishing road blocks to capture bank robbers. WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) units battle a forest fire in the Upper Peninsula. Fire...
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Topics: Airports, Braille, Civilians, Forest fires, Highway construction, Michigan, Motion pictures,...
Living New Deal Project
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Civilian Conservation Corps work in the San Jacinto, CA, mountains
Topics: CCC, San Jacinto, California
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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Shows opportunities in aviation offered by the NYA. Boys at Camp DeSoto, Tampa, Fla., work on motors and in wood and metal shops and classrooms. College students study aeronautics and meteorology. A seaplane lands and takes off at Glen Cove, Long Island. NYA administrator A. W. Williams and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt witness the installation of a seaplane base at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. National Archives Identifier: 37233 Local Identifier: 119.12 Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War...
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Topics: Aeronautics, Meteorology in aeronautics, Motion pictures, New York, Poughkeepsie (N.Y.), Roosevelt...