Alice R. Hillis World's Fair Film
This collection consists of one reel of color film shot at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City, New York.
Young Family Home Movies
Home movies documenting the Young family of suburban Northern Virginia. Records family members at home, at play, participating in family activities and celebrations.
Robert B. Rice Film Collection
15 Motion picture films (black and white, sound)
A collection of 15 reels of 16mm training films used to train United States Naval personnel in the repair and use of diesal engines and related equipment.
Arnold D. Kates Film Collection
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.
Memories of the New York World's Fair
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.
Paul Duncan Film Collection
One film documenting use of farm tools and machinery of the late 19th early 20th century.
Mack Gordon Papers
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
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.
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, Colorado, New Mexico …
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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.
Samuel Yellin Collection
Davis, Myra Tolmach
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Samuel Yellin was an American master blacksmith. In 1910, he built the Arch Street Metalworker's studio.