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Creators:
Hillis, Alice Rogers
Dates:
1939
Size:
1 motion picture film (350 feet, silent, color (Kodachrome), camera original reversal, 16mm )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0531
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Home movie footage documenting the 1939 World's Fair, shot by Alice Rogers Hillis.

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Creators:
Young family
Young, Wilbur
Dates:
circa 1926-1939
Size:
7 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0718
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Home movies documenting the Young family of suburban Northern Virginia. Records family members at home, at play, participating in family activities and celebrations.

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Creators:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1936-1945
Size:
2 Cubic feet
15 motion picture films (black and white, sound)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0308
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films depict U.S. Navy personnel carrying out maintenance and repair operations on diesel engines. The films were made under the supervision of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics for Bureau of Ships. 400-500 feet in length, with a voice-over commentary on technical aspects of the work on Bessemer, General Motors, and International diesel engines.

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Creators:
Kates, Arnold D.
Dates:
1929-1931, undated
Size:
1 Film reel
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0259
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arnold D. Kates was an officer in the Association of Young Advertising Men of New York in the 1930s. As an officer, he visited Washington, D.C., to attend the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America and took home movies of the capital, including a formal reception at the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Additional film footage includes scenes on a ship, cityscapes and industrial landscapes of New York City.

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Creators:
Pezzano, John A.
Pezzano, Frank J., 1908-1983
Dates:
1939-1940
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0592
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The film, titled "Memories of the New York World's Fair" by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed.

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Creators:
Duncan, James T.
Duncan, Paul
Dates:
1937-1941
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0827
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Filmed entirely on location at the W. Clark McMillen Farm in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the Paul Duncan Film Collection documents three types of now obsolete farming practices using draft horses and manual labor: making hay (1937), threshing wheat (1939), and cradling & flailing (1941). The film is 8mm, black and white and color. Edge codes date f...

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Creators:
Myrow, Josef
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
Dates:
1926-1977, undated
Size:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
circa 1927-1950
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of motion pictures created by, acquired by, or about the Smithsonian Institution and its staff. Highlights of the collection include footage related to the Charles Lindbergh transatlantic flight and the Lindbergh baby; footage of Native American sign language; footage from archeological expeditions in Arizona, Colo...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1977-1999
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-069
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions mounted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Materials include itineraries, slides, news clippings, scripts, press releases, shipping documents, checklists, loan records, correspondence, photographs, lists, motion pictures, videotapes, audiotapes, a...

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