Gordon Knox Film Collection, 1937-1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

By Kim Stanton and Mary Taylor

Collection Overview

Title: Gordon Knox Film Collection, 1937-1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1940-1959
ID: 05/ MP1483
Primary Creator: Knox, Gordon (1906-1992)
Other Creators: Princeton Film Center, Inc. (1941-[1968])
Extent: 120.0 Items. More info below.
Arrangement: Resources arranged by local call number order.
Date Acquired: 11/08/2007
Subjects:
Languages: English
Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Gordon Knox Film Collection contains over 100 documentary films of the 1940's and 1950's in 16mm and 35mm formats, created by Texas-born filmmaker Gordon Knox (1906 – 1992) or Mr. Knox’s production company, The Princeton Film Archives.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Gordon Knox Film Collection contains over 100 films created by Texas-born filmmaker Gordon Knox (1906 – 1992) or Mr. Knox’s production company, The Princeton Film Archives. The collection contains short and feature-length documentaries produced between 1937 and 1964 for the United States Armed Forces, state and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector clients. Currently, 67 films in the Gordon Knox Collection are available through the UNT Digital Library along with related still photographs showing film crews and staff working on location. The remaining 35mm films are housed at the UNT Media Library, along with physical copies of the 67 16mm films that are can be viewed through the UNT Digital Library, and a 35mm still camera with its accessories.

Biographical Note

Gordon Knox is a film producer who has helped to create several hundred documentary films for state and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector clients.

He was born on May 10, 1906 in Greenville, Texas.  He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri. His motion picture career began with Warner Brothers Pictures, where he was a regional sales representative in the Kansas-Missouri region for two years. He then joined Walter Wanger Productions in Hollywood as an assistant to Wanger; this position gave Knox a thorough schooling in film production. In 1940 Knox joined the American Film Center in New York City where he produced numerous films in conjunction with the U. S. State Department.

Knox formed the Princeton Film Center in Princeton, New Jersey in 1941, a film production company with whom he produced a wide array of documentary films, both privately sponsored as well as sponsored by government entities such as the CIAA, the Office of War Information, and the Institute of Pacific Relations.

In 1954 Knox produced a television series on the U. S. Marines with Martin Jones and Henry Olmstead. In the early 1960s, Knox joined Chet Huntley, co-anchor of the NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report, to produce informational films for television and supplementary distribution.   In 1968 Mr. Knox established a New Mexico Corporation, SKS Productions, with Jack Schaefer, but SKS did not produce any films.

Films produced by Knox received awards and recognition from the National 16mm Victory Film Committee, Film Council of Greater Boston, New York Film Council, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Cleveland Film Assembly and others.

Gordon Knox died on March 5, 1992.

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Access Information

Access Restrictions:

Physical copies of 16mm films may be viewed upon request in the UNT Media Library.

DVD copies of many of the films are available for a small duplication fee by contacting the UNT Media Library.

Use Restrictions:

The physical items and copyright held by the Knox estate on the collection were transferred to the University of North Texas in the gift agreement dated December 30, 2012.  UNT will make a reasonable attempt to contact the Knox estate about the creation of copies (commercial and non-commercial) and usage of the films until December 31, 2025.

Technical Access Note:

Films in 35mm format are unavailable for use or viewing at this time.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: Media Library
Alternate Extent Statement: 90 16mm film reels; 30 35mm film reels; 1 35mm still camera and accessories
Acquisition Source: Gordon and Nancy C. Knox Estate on behalf of Gordon Knox, Jr. (Toby Knox)
Acquisition Method:

The collection was first sent to UNT under a temporary custody agreement that lasted from November 9, 2007 to July 30, 2010. A permanent gift agreement was signed on December 30, 2010.

The collection was shipped from the Knox home in Santa Fe, NM to the UNT Media Library.

Appraisal Information: Estimated value of gift by donor: $2,000.00
Separated Materials: The Gordon and Nancy C. Knox estate lent UNT 212 photographs and one scrapbook for the purposes of digitizing and adding the the UNT Digital Library. The physical photographs and scrapbook were returned to the Knox Estate in 2011.
Original/Copies Note:

Digital copies of many of the films are available for public online viewing through the UNT Digital Library, Gordon Knox Film Collection.

Digital images of the scrapbook are available for restricted online viewing through the UNT Digital Library, Gordon Knox Film Collection, while on UNT premises.

For more information please see http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/GKFC/browse/?fq=dc_type%3Avideo.
Preferred Citation: Gordon Knox Film Collection

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  • Item MP1483v.1: Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film presents the story of laser technology from its initial development, through the present state of the art, to its future potential. (35 min) The collection contains four copies of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.2: Fortress of the Sky, 1943Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft. (25 min) Collection contains two copies of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.3: It Happens Every SpringAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening. (15 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.5: Your Fair Share, 1956Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film represents an appeal for donations to the Newark, N.J. area Community Service Association. Presents the stories of individuals with health or social problems who need assistance and then suggests community programs that could help. (14 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.6: What is Modern Art?, 1948Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Filmed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vladimir Sokoloff introduces a young woman to some examples of modern art by Picasso, Chagall, Dali, and others and explains the motivations behind some of the techniques developed by the artists. (20 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.7: Arresting Engine: Mark 7, Mod 1Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    United States Navy training film on engine maintenance. (13 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.8: Hurricane Hunters, 1947Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    In this film, USAF storm chasers track and study a hurricane and are able to warn a city about the approaching storm. (15 min) Collection contains two copies of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.9: Jobs for America, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs. (22 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.10: Son of the Conquistadors, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force. (22 min) The collection contains four 16mm copies of this film.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.11: Forget Not These ChildrenAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film discusses children with mental disabilities and the people and institutions that help them become functioning members of their communities. "Funds for this work were made available through the National Mental Health Act." - from end credits. (18 min) Collection contains two copies of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.12: Americans at Home: Treasure for Your Table, 1956Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film about the history of craftsman housewares in America, such as crystal ware, fine china, and sterling silver.  (27 min) Collection contains four copies of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.13: Old Man In A Hurry, 1956Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film tells the story of Bion Shively, the oldest man to win the Hambletonian Trotting Classic. (25 min) The collection contains two copies of this film: one 16mm copy on one film reel; one 35mm copy on six film reels.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.14: University TownAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    The collection contains one copy of this film on 35mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Series MP1483v.15: Venezuela on the March Series (Venezuela en marcha), 1948Add to your cart.

    In 1948 the Princeton Film Center began a project in Venezuela producing a series of eight films on life in the country entitled “Venezuela on the March" (Venezuela en Marcha). The Creole Petroleum Company and other American and British petroleum companies financed the project. A crew was sent to Venezuela and lived on location in a custom-built Flexible bus. The UNT Libraries hold six of these films; three are available through the UNT Digital Library.
  • Series MP1483v.16: The Omnibus SeriesAdd to your cart.

    The films in this series were created for use in Alastair Cooke's Omnibus television show.
  • Item MP1483v.17: Twice Around the ClockAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    The collection contains a single 35mm copy of this film on two film reels.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Series MP1483v.18: Original trims from "Jobs for America", 1962Add to your cart.

    This series consists of original trims from the filming of "Jobs for America." Several bad splices and some damage to film affect playback on both items in this series.
    • Item v.18 p.1: Part One, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Composite footage represents trims from "Jobs for America." Several small rolls were taped together at repository and put on one reel; each segment has corresponding notes on scene, take numbers and crew. (3 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Item v.18 p.2: Part Two, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      One large roll of film, labeled "Original Chet Huntley footage", represents trims from "Jobs for America."  Each segment has corresponding notes on scene, take numbers and crew. (26 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.19: The Navy's Blue AngelsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots. "Presented as a public service by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in cooperation with the United States Navy" -- from end credits. (27 min) The collection contains three copies of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.20: The ABC’s of Decorating Your Home, 1951Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film from Better Homes and Gardens on tips for redecorating the home, including information on color selection, furniture arrangement and window dressings. (29 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.21: Jet FighterAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    The collection contains two copies of this film; a 16mm copy is on one film reel; a second 35mm copy is on two 35mm film reels.
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  • Item MP1483v.23: Wings of the FutureAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Presented by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs -- from beginning credits. (16 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.24: An Album of Christmas Carols: The Columbus BoychoirAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film features the Columbus Boychoir performing Christmas carols off of their album, "Columbus Boychoir Christmas Carols." (14 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.25: Coaxial and Microwave MiraclesAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film discusses technologies such as coaxial cables and microwaves and how they are used in the field of communication technology. "An excerpt from a popular lecture by Dr. Maurice E. Strieby" - from beginning credits. (12 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.26: North by NortheastAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England. Presented by Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems -- from beginning credits. (14 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.27: Fabric MagicAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A short film examining the strengths of three Milliken-made fabric blends - nylon and wool, orlon and wool, and dacron and wool. (16 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Series MP1483v.28: Shooting Straight with Tim Holt, 1953Add to your cart.

    A two part series in which Tim Holt educates his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. "A program for American riflemen... old and young... dedicated to the great sport of shooting" - from beginning credits.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.29: Watson Wakes Up, 1946Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film about a man named Walter Watson. Walter can barely seem to make ends meet until he realizes the secret to financial stability: saving money. "Presented by The Savings Banks of New York State" - from beginning credits. (18 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.30: Wings Over Dexter, 1953Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation. "Produced for the Local Service Airlines of the United States by The Princeton Film Center, Inc." -- from beginning credits. (20 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v31: 60 Seconds to SafetyAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools. (16 min) Collection contains three 16mm copies of this film.
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  • Item MP1483v.32: Color test reelAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Test reel with color film. Includes two small girls with Easter baskets, several landscape shots and a scene with a "Continental Lane" sign. (6 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.33: Junior ClubAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film contains home video footage and includes images of a car stuck on a beach and of a woman throwing snow balls into a canyon. (8 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.34: Know Your Enemy - Japan!, 1942Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific. (15 min) The Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.35: Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases, 1948Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film advocates the use of Sulmet sulfamethazine for treating diseases in livestock. Presented by the Lederle Laboratories Division of the American Cyanamid Company - from beginning credits. (26 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.36: Mightier Than the Sword, 1954Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials. Presented by the Bureau of Independent Publishers and Distributors of the United States and Canada - from beginning credits. (29 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.37: An American Museum, [1954]Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film about the City Art Museum of Saint Louis. It includes information on the roles of museum staff, including the duties of the curator. The film provides examples of how artifacts are examined for authenticity, techniques for display and information on traveling exhibits. (24 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Series MP1483v.38: Land Based Helicopter Operations, 1953Add to your cart.

    This film has two parts.
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  • Item MP1483v.39: BackfireAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    "This story is based upon the actual classroom experiences of Thomas J. Shelly, teacher of Economics and History in the Yonkers High School, Yonkers, New York. The American Economic Foundation is happy to present this example of how common sense combats economic fallacies" - from film. (15 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Barcode: 1002529329
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.40: New England IdyllAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film includes footage of people on the beach, people on planes, etc. This appears to be excerpt footage from the film "North by Northeast." (13 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.41: The Grumman GulfstreamAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film discusses the Grumman Gulfstream airplane, its construction, and the qualities that make it useful, specifically for traveling business men. (34 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.42: Cape Ann StoryAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    The collection contains one copy of this film on 35mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.45: Grumman at War, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft. (40 min) Collection contains three copies of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.46: Via Port of New YorkAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film on the Port of New York. Contains animated sequences. (28 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.47: Cannons on Wings, [1951]Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film focuses largely on the assembly line construction of Bell Aircraft's fighter planes. "Produced with the cooperation and approval of the United States Army Air Forces" - in beginning credits. (28 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.48: Giant KillersAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film shows the material and manpower that go into making Elco PT boats. (30 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.49: The Active Peacetime ServiceAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film shows the many ways that the U.S. Coast Guard serves its country. Viewers learn that, among other duties, the U.S. Coast Guard regularly monitors the weather, warns ships of nearby icebergs, and patrols inland waterways. (26 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.50: A Rising Tide, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film describing the history of industry in New Bedford, Mass., focusing on the decline of the textile industry. The film presents the planning, implementation, and results of New Bedford's initiatives to foster economic development and create new jobs. Presented by the US Department of Commerce and the Area Redevelopment Administration. (28 min) The collection contains three copies of this film: two copies are on 16mm; one copy is on 35mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.51: The Potent TriangleAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film highlights New Jersey and L. Bamberger & Co. retail stores (now branded Macy's) as two important parts of a "Potent Triangle" of business in their corner of the U.S. - a "quality market" and a "great outlet," respectively. The film represents L. Bamberger & Co.'s call for a "Creative Producer" to complete their Potent Triangle by providing L. Bamberger & Co. with a "California fashion cavalcade." (21 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.54: The King Means BusinessAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film shows how Yale Load King electric hoists can improve production safety and efficiency for both small and large factories and workshops. (17 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.55: Sample TV news clip reelAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film contains footage of black and white news clips from the 1950s. Film can reads: Sample TV News Clip Reel: 1. Northrop Electronic Brain 2. Remington-Rand Univac 3. Allis-Chalmers "Pike's Peak" 4. Allis-Chalmers "Hiwassee Dam" 5. Allis-Chalmers "Cement Clip" 6. Allis-Chalmers "Ind.-Ill. Turn." Subjects covered in these news clips includes Allis-Chalmers'cement-making process, pilot plant in Milwaukee and the installation of computing equipment ("Northrop Electronic Brain") in Hawthorne, California. (12 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Series MP1483v.56: The Seven Wonders of WoolAdd to your cart.

    This film about the positive qualities of wool was made in two versions: one for salespeople; one for consumers.
    • Item v.56 p.1: Sales Training VersionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      A film about the seven wonders of wool: its wrinkle resistance, its absorbancy, its insulating properties, its "dye affinity," its heat and flame resistance, the way it's "easy to handle," and its durability. These are described as selling points during a sales training session. Presented by Dorothy Burgess for The Wool Bureau Incorporated. (22 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Item v.56 p.2: Consumer VersionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      A film educating consumers on the seven wonders of wool: its wrinkle resistance, its absorbancy, its insulating properties, its "dye affinity," its heat and flame resistance, the way it's "easy to handle," and its durability. Presented by Dorothy Burgess for The Wool Bureau Incorporated. (21 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.57: 221, 1953Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film overview of the history and services offered by the American Kennel Club. (24 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.58: The Building of a Tire, 1945Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires in the 1940s. This film contains some animated sequences. (25 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.59: Men Bet Their Lives on ItAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film focusing on Packard engines, the Packard company, Packard engine production, and Packard's contributions to the war effort in the 1940s are the focus of this program. (30 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.60: Rural ReviewAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This program on rural living includes segments on the 4H Club; "modern," "step-saving" kitchens; and "modern," time-saving farming equipment. Produced by the Princeton Film Center in cooperation with Agricultural Services, Washington, D.C. -- in beginning credits. (14 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.61: The Telefixit ProgramAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film of Greg Coleman advising viewers on TV tuning procedures. (4 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.62: Paul Landacre, Wood Engraver, 1937Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This short film on Paul Landacre shows the artist as he works on a piece titled "Lot Cleaning, Los Angeles." (7 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.63: Modern PackagingAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film touches on the design and importance of packaging for items like food products and mail shipments. (4 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.64: The Eternal Light: The Liquid Fire, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers; it was presented as part of the series The Eternal Light by NBC. The Eternal Light "is produced by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in association with the National Broadcasting Company" -- from beginning credits. (29 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.65: The BansheeAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee. (15 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.67: Princeton Airport DedicationAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film contains an unidentified press event held outside a building labeled Princeton Aviation Elev. 160 and Gulf Oil. A Piper N7968W aircraft is displayed to the crowd following the press conference. (67 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.68: Lenox TV spotAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This short video features three B&W commercials for Lenox fine china. (4 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.69: Walter Lantz TV samples, 1952-1953Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film contains five animated ads from the 1950s covering services or goods from three companies: Electric Auto-Lite, Carnation, and Coca-Cola. Ali Baba and the Thieves; Little Red Riding Hood; Team Play with Andy Panda. (7 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.70: RCA ViolinAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    This film features two black and white RCA Service Company television ads. (1 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
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  • Item MP1483v.72: Greyhound Bus Driver; Heart of the City, 1953Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Two different films share one 16mm film reel.

    Greyhound Bus Driver: This short film depicts interviews of Greyhound Bus driver applicants. Both favorable and not-so-favorable qualities in applicants are discussed. (4 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.

    Heart of the City: This short film briefly examines the impact of a factory on a town and its economy. (3 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.

    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.73: Anesthesia for Operative Procedures of Short Duration, for Induction Prior to Ether, and to Complement Nitrous Oxide-OxygenAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    "This film has been prepared as an aid to the physician in obtaining a more complete understanding of the procedures, the limitations, and the advantages of Vinethene anesthesia" - from film. (21 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.74: New Wings for the Navy: The Douglas F4DAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    A film documenting how the Douglas F4D Skyray helped the US Navy break a world speed record. Produced in cooperation with the United States Navy - from beginning credits. This film is incomplete and ends suddenly. (10 min) The collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.
  • Item MP1483v.75: Building AmericaAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

    Film on US infrastructure development, with topics including homes of the future, the role of lumber dealers in home building, the importance of home maintenance, and the importance of urban development. This film includes animated sequences. (26 min) Collection contains one copy of this film on 16mm.
    Subject/Index Terms:
    • Motion picture authorship.

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