United States Air Force Training and Documentary Film Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0164
Creators:
United States. Air Force
Dates:
bulk 1930-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
366.64 Cubic Feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
his collection consists of 2,295 rolls 35mm film, 1,914 rolls of 16mm film, 17 rolls of 17.5mm magnetic sound track, and 12 U-Matic video tapes. The collection contains training films and documentary footage. Typically, the training film sets contain all of the preprint material such as the A and B rolls, the separate sound track, and an answer or composite print. In a few cases there are additional Spanish and Vietnamese narration tracks. The documentary footage typically includes camera original negative and a print or a cameral original reversal only. Most of the documentary footage is silent. This collection also contains six record center boxes of documents relating to the production of the films including contracts, scripts, shipping lists, and other documents. The paper files also contain one copy of the index cards used to catalogue the film.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Norton Air Force Base, California housed the Department of Defense Motion Media Depository until the 1980s when a new facility was planned at March Air Force Base, California. As part of the move to the new facility, many of the items in the depository were to be disposed of by offering them first to the originating agency and then to the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). Items deemed obsolete and not wanted by either the originating agency or NARA were offered to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). NASM selected a number of the films based on collection criteria in place at the time of the donation

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Department of Defense Motion Media Depository, Gift, 1986

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
United States Air Force Training and Documentary Film Collection , Accession 1986-0164, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/