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Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
Educational Films
collection
4,339
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6.4M
VIEWS
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This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners;...
Topics: educational, 16mm Film
PeriscopeFilm
PeriscopeFilm
collection
5,394
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
collection

eye 1.9M

Periscope Film LLC's archive is one of the largest military film collections in private hands. It includes rare training, combat, recruiting and history films made by the U.S. Government from 1914 through the mid-1980s. Subjects include the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, and civilian aviation, and conflicts from the Spanish-American War through WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Periscope Film also maintains the premiere library of WWII and Cold War U.S. Navy submarine films. Nearly...
Topics: military, veterans, world war I, world war II
A/V Geeks
A/V Geeks
collection
1,577
ITEMS
4.8M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection

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The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 25,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets and dumpsters. He presents themed film shows in his home base of Raleigh, North Carolina and he's taken his shows on the road across the United States. Films from Skip's archive have been released on DVDs. For more information about A/V...
Topic: Moving Images
Ephemeral VHS
Ephemeral VHS
collection
625
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
collection

eye 1M

Made for VHS! Uploaded by users, these video tapes are selected for general interest and apparently not having made it to DVD, therefore are ephemeral vhs, or the native vhs genre. Enjoy!  If you have a digitized VHS to add, please upload your digitized VHS to the Community VHS collection .
Topics: ephemera, vhs
The Dope Tapes
collection
432
ITEMS
445,045
VIEWS
collection

eye 445,045

This collection was recorded by Michael Aldrich from Bay Area television stations between the years of 1986 and 2006.  A fascinating "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" compilation, its major focus on drug-related news stories of the time is rounded out by segments on these other topics of interest to the curator. These videos were digitized from VHS tapes in 2014. Michelle Krasowski, Volunteer Archivist
Topics: dope, vhs, drug war, drugs, tv news
Shaping San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco
collection
346
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection

eye 1.1M

Highlights of the people's history of San Francisco are featured in these short video clips: footage from just after the 1906 Quake , views of the 1917 Ironworkers Strike , Mayor Rossi's speech during the 1934 General Strike , Harvey Milk's last words , scenes from the "White Night Riot's," and a look at a 1991 Anti-war Demonstration are just a few of the many eclectic pieces that make up this collection. Click for more informaton on the Shaping San Francisco project. Click to listen...
Topic: Moving Images
Drive-In Movie Ads
Drive-In Movie Ads
collection
158
ITEMS
2M
VIEWS
collection

eye 2M

Super short advertisements used during intermission at drive-in movie theaters during the 1950's and early 1960's to get people to consume junk food from the concession stand, may be viewed here. Warning: watching these ads may make you hungry!
Donated 16mm Films
collection
14
ITEMS
38,439
VIEWS
collection

eye 38,439

Donated by a generous patron of the Internet Archive
Topics: ephemera, educational, film, 16mm
Educational Films
by Paradise Pictures (Firm)
movies

eye 19,685

favorite 52

comment 5

A musical comedy about a young student who is trying to woo the most popular girl in the school
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Short films, Schools, Short films
Donated 16mm Films
by Alfred Higgins Productions
movies

eye 28,701

favorite 35

comment 2

Provides guidance for children who spend part of the day at home without adult supervision. Includes basic information about safety and emergency procedures, and suggests how "latchkey children" can manage their time and feelings.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Latchkey children
National Film Preservation Foundation
National Film Preservation Foundation
collection
314
ITEMS
255,752
VIEWS
collection

eye 255,752

The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage. We support activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.
Topics: preservation, library of congress
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 29,846

favorite 33

comment 0

Made in 1947, "Human Growth" was the first film about human reproduction to be approved for screenings in American public schools. The film uses a film-within-a-film technique, showing a seventh-grade class as they view and discuss an animated movie which traces human growth from conception to adulthood. Differences in male and female structural development are emphasized. A mixed group of seventh grade youngsters in a class situation view and discuss the cartoon. "Human...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 12,127

favorite 48

comment 3

This 14-minute film is designed to create an atmosphere in which people can speak seriously and openly about their thoughts and feelings concerning sexual behavior. The film concerns the conflict a young couple faces because of their different attitudes toward sex. At the point of maximum tension, the film ends and a narrator appears and poses questions to elicit a discussion of feelings, attitudes, and values. The publisher indicates that this film is appropriate for senior high students,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Adolescence, Sex instruction, Sex role.
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 31,209

favorite 26

comment 0

Meth "crisis," shuttle, osteoporosis TX. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, meth, shuttle
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Marshall, John, 1932-2005; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies

eye 24,891

favorite 15

comment 0

VHS
Topics: N!ai, 1942-, N!ai, 1942-, !Kung (African people), !Kung (African people), Ethnology, Ethnology,...
Educational Films
by AFL-CIO. Film Division; AFL-CIO. Department of Education; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 34,048

favorite 65

comment 1

Words of F.D.R. spoken by Charlton Heston ; narrator, Arthur Kennedy ; consultant, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, New Deal (1933-1939), Industrial relations, New Deal, 1933-1939, Labor...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by National Education Association of the United States
movies

eye 440

favorite 0

comment 0

Shows views of one single session of a kindergarten in action, picturing the warmth, the laughter, and the educational values that are found there
Topics: Kindergarten, Kindergarten
Educational Films
movies

eye 4,150

favorite 32

comment 0

Appalachia: Rich Land, Poor People Summary Discusses the plight./f Appalachia, explaining that the land is rich with coal, yet its residents exist without adequate food, housing and medical care. Focuses upon eastern Kentucky where mechanization of the mines is replacing people and jobs. Uses interviews with a local family to show how lack of education and working skills makes these residents ./ia metadaf the land.
Topics: Appalachia: Rich Land, Poor People, Mining industry, Basic needs, Culture and social processes,...
Educational Films
by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies

eye 19,804

favorite 22

comment 0

Follows anthropologists Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
Topics: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Yanomamo Indians, Yanomamo Indians
Educational Films
by Berger, John; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
movies

eye 8,074

favorite 106

comment 2

Produced by the BBC
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Commercial art, Commercial art
A/V Geeks
by Tomorrow Entertainment
movies

eye 11,974

favorite 51

comment 1

Teenage Years Series Presents Marlo Thomas leading preadolescent and adolescent girls in an informal discussion about their changing bodies and emotions. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 7,139

favorite 9

comment 0

Future War, Jury Nullification, Astronaut History. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Guilbert, Jean Paul; Walt Disney Productions
movies

eye 7,847

favorite 13

comment 1

Niok Points out the world-wide importance of rice as a principal food and describes methods of growing it. Shows steps being taken to improve the quantity and quality of rice.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Animal Stories., Disney Films., Entertainment.
Living New Deal Project
Living New Deal Project
collection
151
ITEMS
76,257
VIEWS
collection

eye 76,257

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,...
Topic: New Deal
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions.
movies

eye 33,873

favorite 282

comment 3

Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies. The Horror of it all  Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Horror films, Horror films
The AIDS Tapes
The AIDS Tapes
collection
37
ITEMS
34,032
VIEWS
collection

eye 34,032

This collection, curated by Michael Aldrich, documents the media coverage and dissemination of health information about the AIDS epidemic. Includes local and syndicate broadcasts from Bay Area television stations starting in 1988. For additional news coverage of AIDS, please see The Dope Tapes collection . Michelle Krasowski, Volunteer Archivist
Topics: AIDS, Michael Aldrich, Bay Area
Educational Films
by Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995
movies

eye 27,915

favorite 532

comment 9

John H. Whitney explains the graphic art potential of the computer and the methods and philosophy involved in his computer film making. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Demonstrates and explains experiments by John Whitney with computer - produced motion graphics, showing the use of lines and dots to produce parallel and related pair structural relationships w.ich move in depth as well as time. Analyzes Whitney's film permutations as...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Animation (Cinematography), Computer graphics, Computers, Indians of...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
movies

eye 30,187

favorite 76

comment 0

An animated version of Rudyard Kipling's tale of a mongoose who is saved from a storm by a boy and his parents, and then becomes the family's defender against the dreaded cobras that roam the compound. Other films in this series: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) The White Seal (TV special) See also: The Cricket in Times Square (TV special) Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Special)
Topics: Animated films, Children's films, Animal films, Mongooses, Animal films, Animated films, Children's...
Educational Films
movies

eye 4,358

favorite 73

comment 0

Demonstrates through extensive use of X-ray motion pictures, some of the characteristics of speech sound articulation in normal speakers. Biologist and author Lewis Thomas demonstrates the individuality and interconnectedness in nature through his observations of various creatures, including the courtship of blue crabs, ferocious fights between sea anemones, tiny worms with tinier plants inside them, and termites which turn out to be committees of dozens of different organisms.
Topics: Normal Speech Aarticulation, Speech, Language arts, Reading
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 8,243

favorite 53

comment 0

Created by famed cameraman Burton Holmes, this short newsreel shows the "Streets of Paris" exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair "A Century of Progress" in 1933.  The risque nature of the exhibit is a bit dumbfounding to a modern audience, as it features a "nudist colony" and "live model" art class. However most of these appear to be sight gags of one kind or another. One sight that is something to behold is Sally Rand, who performs her famous fan dance...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
by Bailey Films (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
movies

eye 7,043

favorite 20

comment 0

Second edition
Topics: Glaciology, Glaciers, Glaciers, Glaciology
Educational Films
by Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984; Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893; Duquette, Tony; Robbie, Seymour
movies

eye 12,664

favorite 65

comment 0

Telecast on ABC-TV on December 13, 1968
Topics: Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco...
British Government Public Information Films
British Government Public Information Films
collection
22
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
by The National Archives (UK)
collection

eye 1.1M

This small collection of public information films from the British government produced during the years 1945 to 1952 is quite entertaining. Topics include public health, travel, traffic, education, and the military. A film of the Berlin Airlift is included.
Educational Films
by Mark Catesby; Colonial Williamsburg, inc.
movies

eye 5,009

favorite 15

comment 0

From WorldCat: Presents a dramatization of the extended field trip made by Mark Catesby in colonial Virginia and the ultimate publication of his two-volume illustrated natural history of the birds, animals, plants, reptiles and fish he observed and sketched in the new world. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Portrays the story of Mark Catesby, an./ia ish botanist who visited his sister in Williamsburg from 1712 to 1719 and wrote and...
Topics: Natural history, Natural history
Educational Films
by Gullahorn-Holecek, Barbara; Dee, Ruby; WGBH Educational Foundation; Ambrose Video Publishing
movies

eye 7,927

favorite 17

comment 0

Narrated by Ruby Dee
Topics: Anthropological ethics, Anthropological ethics
Educational Films
by NBC News; NBC Educational Enterprises
movies

eye 2,979

favorite 16

comment 1

Producer, Martin Carr
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Juvenile delinquency, Children, Children, Juvenile delinquency
Educational Films
movies

eye 6,006

favorite 8

comment 0

A story about Johnny Lingo, who bargains for a wife according to the tradition of the island, showing how the self-worth of an individual is augmented by love and esteem. Dramatizes the conflict between President Andrew Johnson and the Republicans in Congress over policies of reconstruction. Traces Johnson's career from the time of secession showing him as the Union military governer of Tennessee, as Lincoln's running mate in 1864, and as President. Describes impeachment charges and acquittal,...
Topics: Johnny Lingo, Personal values, Social values, Culture (Social sciences), Emotions, Personality...
Educational Films
by Video Arts Limited
movies

eye 18,422

favorite 30

comment 1

Booklet title: How to run a meeting
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Meetings, Communication in management, Communication in management, Meetings
Educational Films
by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films (U.S.)
movies

eye 5,492

favorite 78

comment 0

Uses demonstration - experiments in water and glycerine to illustrate boundary layer concepts and phenomena. Demonstrates fusion welding from operation and adjustment of the welding equipment to multipass fusion welding of heavy steel plate. Uses animation and live action to show the proper torch, rod movement, and weld puddle control techniques.
Topics: Fluid dynamics, Boundary layer, Boundary layer, Fluid dynamics
Educational Films
by Wescott, Ron; Public Broadcasting Associates
movies

eye 3,034

favorite 8

comment 0

Ron Wescott
Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Manners and customs
Educational Films
by Oppenheimer, Joan L. Francesca, baby; Martin Tahse Productions
movies

eye 3,446

favorite 13

comment 0

Producer, Martin Tahse
Topics: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc, Youth, Children of...
Educational Films
by Swedish Institute for Sexual Research
movies

eye 14,604

favorite 49

comment 1

This film investigates the increasingly wide-spread incidence of sexual dysfunction associated with traffic accidents, disease and other trauma
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: People with disabilities, Wounds and injuries, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological, Wounds and...
Educational Films
by Mayer, Henry, 1914-; Espar, Sheri Gillette; Perennial Education, inc
movies

eye 8,170

favorite 31

comment 0

A Baby is Born Life of a nine-year-old autistic boy at home and at Loyola University's Child Guidance Center.
Topics: Childbirth, Childbirth
Educational Films
by University of Missouri--Columbia. School of Nursing. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
movies

eye 243,717

favorite 81

comment 2

Also issued as loop films in super 8 mm. on reel; in super 8 mm. in cartridge; in super 8 mm. on reel with magnetic sound; in super 8 mm. in cartridge with magnetic sound. Silent versions of loop films also issued in super 8 mm. on reel and in cartridge With instructor's guide Summary Shows birth complications which students rarely experience in the delivery room. Includes instructions on vertex delivery, spontaneous breech delivery, assisted breech delivery, extraction cesarean delivery and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Labor (Obstetrics), Delivery (Obstetrics), Maternity nursing, Human...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Lamont-Clemens, Inc.
movies

eye 3,305

favorite 20

comment 2

Promotes Bur-Mil Rayon Fabrics (at great length). Betty Furness who runs a fashion show Storyline: (1912) Two little girls fantasize about their clothes and husbands. Wedding takes place. Girl is born. Headline: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE WINS. Wife sews a dress for a dance. She starts crying: "I guess the style is alright, but the material it's so thin, dull, lifeless." Bob offers to buy her one of those imported Paris numbers. Wife longs for "fabrics of the future," as seen in...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 4,891

favorite 10

comment 1

Panama war...Koop on legalization..crack whores...48 Hours Crystal.. HighwaySee scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Orgone Archive
collection
118
ITEMS
19,015
VIEWS
collection

eye 19,015

Educational Films
by National Geographic Society (U.S.)
movies

eye 5,812

favorite 68

comment 0

Also issued as videocassette
Topic: East Timor News Agency
Educational Films
by Thompson, E. Jane; Laurence, Karen; Suncoast Media, Inc
movies

eye 4,179

favorite 26

comment 0

Follows the beginning of a thirteen-year-old girl's transition from childhood to independence during a family visit to a great-aunt's lakeside cottage in 1964
Topics: Teenage girls, Teenage girls, Puberty, Sex instruction for girls, Puberty, Sex instruction for...
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
movies

eye 1,944

favorite 9

comment 0

Portrays circus life through the eyes of Traci, an eleven-year-old girl whose grandfather owns Carson and Barnes Circus. Shows a typical day during the circus season as Traci plays, practices, performs, and catches up on schoolwork Intended audience: Kindergarten and primary grades Issued also as videorecording
Topics: Circus, Circus performers, Circus
Ephemeral VHS
by Sirius Thinking Ltd.
movies

eye 19,929

favorite 19

comment 0

"Visit a family of special lions who live in a library where characters pop off the pages, vowels sing, and words take on lives of their own."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, reading, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Bird, Lance; Johnson, Tom; Robards, Jason; Hirson, Kate
movies

eye 6,019

favorite 40

comment 5

The World of Tomorrow Reel 2 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.), New York World's Fair, Exhibitions, Documentary...
Educational Films
by Reichert, Julia; Klein, James; New Day Films
movies

eye 12,828

favorite 138

comment 0

Cameraman, James Medalia Describes the socialization of the American woman through a personal look into the lives of six females ranging from kindergarten age to middle age. Shows the influence of such forces as parents, teachers, guidance counselors, the media, advertising, pop music, and marriage Summary Describes the physical and emotional changes that occur when a girl begins her menstrual cycle. Shows, using animated illustrations, the adult female anatomy, the reproduction cycle, and how...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Women, Socialization, Women (Social sciences), Sex education, Human...
Educational Films
by Walt Disney Productions; Walt Disney Educational Materials Company
movies

eye 11,233

favorite 65

comment 0

Water Birds Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Members of several northern California Indian tribes describe their way of life before the imposition of a foreign culture. Explores effects of conventional white-oriented educational programs such as loss of cultural heritage and identity. Native American teachers discuss historical methods of Indian education and ways that both methods and content might be incorporin the mainstream of American...
Topics: Water birds, Water birds
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 7,037

favorite 35

comment 0

Miles Davis, Fundamentalist textbooks, Loni Hancok, Peter Lorre, Mr. Moto, Miami Vice, DMT, shizo, AIDS hemophiliacs, Jane Dornacker death, MADD, Lugosi, trailer for Marihuana Weed w/ Roots in Hell, Reagan drug law 10-27-86, Reagan random drug testing, crack, Robin Williams coke jokes, Dorothy Dandridge, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson boogie Woogie Dreams, John Wayne Camel ad, candidates drug tests (Joe Kennedy refuses), Pepe Le Moko hookah, coffin full of crack, Leary-Liddy show (Playboy 3-8-86),...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 12,856

favorite 15

comment 0

June 1994 . Robocop dope, riot control spray. Calloway, Hi De Ho. Koop, war on smoking, Koop not want tobacco prohibition, airlines cut ventilation, origin of AID, future of medicine, hemophiliacs infected by blood, future drugs as addictive as cocaine. MTV special Gangsta Rap, spread crack, Snoop Dog. Chained Heat 2, Brigitte Nielson honks a line of coke. Christina playmates in Jamaica. Beastie Boys, You Gotta Fight for Your Right (to Party). Kris of Hole (Courtney Love’s band) dies of...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Bernstein, Sidney, 1899-; Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980; Blake, Brian
movies

eye 3,351

favorite 31

comment 0

Director, 1945 edition, Sidney Bernstein; consultant, Alfred Hitchcock; director, 1985 edition, Brian Blake
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War (1939-1945), Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World...
Educational Films
by McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980. Medium is the massage; National Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
movies

eye 8,275

favorite 68

comment 1

Issued in two parts
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980, McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980
This late 1960s color travelogue film provides highlights of Arizona attractions. It is narrated by Jack Douglas as part of the America! Television series.   Sunset provides a backdrop to the cacti. Outside Phoenix is the Pinnacle Peak Patio restaurant, which cuts off the neckties of diners and attaches them (and the owner’s information) to the ceiling.   Two-pound T-bone steaks are flipped on the grill. A boot is on the plate for a well-done order (:45- 2:39 ). Eduardo Castle introduces...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Ephemeral VHS
by PBS Home Video
movies

eye 45,580

favorite 31

comment 0

"....Time of Fear tells the story of the 16,000 men, women, and children who were sent to two relocation camps in southeast Arkansas - one of the poorest and racially segregated places in America...
Topics: vhs, WWII, Japanese American history, interviews, Arkansas, relocation camps, racism
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Book Co.
movies

eye 11,448

favorite 256

comment 0

View From Space A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the Earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts.
Topics: Educational Film, Space sciences, Space (Astronomy), Earth, Astronomical photography
Educational Films
by Education Development Center; National Institute of Education (U.S.)
movies

eye 3,916

favorite 27

comment 0

With teacher's guide and resource book
Topics: Teenage girls, Adolescent psychology, Teenage girls, Adolescent psychology, City and town life,...
Educational Films
by Rocky Mountain Productions; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
movies

eye 13,863

favorite 6

comment 1

Antonia: a Portrait of the Woman Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents a portrait of Antonia Brico, an internationally known orchestra conductor of the 1930s. Chronicles her founding of a community orchestra and her love of music and life.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Brico, Antonia, Brico, Antonia
Educational Films
by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
movies

eye 5,930

favorite 49

comment 1

The Case of the Ancient Astronauts Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Examines the claims made by Erich Von Daniken in his book Chariots Of The Gods that astronauts from other worlds have already visited Earth, and have left evidence, such as the pyramids and the statues on Easter Island. Takes the position that Von Daniken's book contains inaccuracies, unrelated facts and unsubstantiated evidence.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Däniken, Erich von, 1935-, Däniken, Erich von, 1935-, Erinnerungen an die Zukunft (Däniken,...
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
by Michael Horowitz
movies

eye 5,327

favorite 16

comment 0

This "homemade" video of interviews and conversations with Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson is from the Michael Horowitz Archive.
Topics: vhs, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Hsieh, J. C; Gardner, Walter H. (Walter Hale), 1917-; Washington State University
movies

eye 1,834

favorite 2

comment 0

Uses time - lapse photography to show how water moves into and through unsaturated soil. Points out how strata, such as hard pans or coarse sand layers, slow down the advance of a wetting front and how saturated and unsaturated flow differ. Dye tracks illustrate how soluble fertilizers move in irrigation furrows. Describes the characteristics of propagated radio waves of various frequencies, ground and sky waves, the effects of the ionsphere on sky waves, and the effects of favorable and...
Topics: Soil percolation, Soil percolation
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 186,566

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Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about venereal disease. They helped produce the first VD education film, "Fit to Fight", in 1918 in order to educate soldiers being shipped abroad to fight in the first World War. Although this popular TV public service announcement...
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Topics: venereal disease, PSA, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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End of Olmpics - skaters, Steve Kubby, Barry Bonds. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by International Film Foundation
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French title: Le Village--un village
Topics: Manners and customs, Travel
Educational Films
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En français / In French À la demande du comité d'histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, se rend sur les lieux où des milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants ont perdu la vie. Il s'agit d'Orianenbourg, Auschwitz, Dachau, Ravensbruck, Belsen, Neuengamme, Struthof. Avec Jean Cayrol et l'aide de documents d'archives, il retrace le lent calvaire des déportés. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death...
Topics: Films From Prominent Directors, Prejudice and Civil Rights., World War II., Germany., French...
Educational Films
by Belson, Jordan
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A metaphor of creation. Spirals, circles, and abstract forms move against alternating dark and light backgrounds. An orb changes color, appearing in flash frames. Dots resembling stars or atoms and galaxies with shooting stars are created on the screen. The stars then order themselves into lines. Exploding sunbursts end the film. The film includes interference pattern imagery Belson created for the famous San Francisco Vortex Concerts (1959-1960). "I think of Allures as a combination of...
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Topics: Jordan Belson, Experimental films, Abstract films, Short films, Animated films, animation
Educational Films
by Council for a Television Course in the Humanities for Secondary Schools; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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Oedipus Rex: 1-- The Age of Sophocles SummaryPresents a discussion by Bernard Knox on the customs, culture and philosophy of the ancient Greeks. Explains the origins and conventions of the Greek theater and the story of Oedipus. The final lesson on Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Bernard Knox shows the change that comes over the hero after he learns the truth about the prophecy of Apollo which he has fulfilled. Using two selected scenes, Knox explains that Oedipus has gained true knowledge of...
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Topics: Sophocles, Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
Educational Films
by Goodman, Robert J; Wayne State University. Audio-Visual Utilization Center
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Traces the various influences which have led to the present street patterns of metropolitan Detroit
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Streets, Detroit, United States, Detroit, United States
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Ephemeral VHS
by Fred Levine Productions
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"An action-packed video with all the awesome earth-moving and road construction equipment your kids love to watch!"-- description from box.
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Topics: vhs, construction
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by Joan Cohen; Joan Pearlman
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Film presents a series of vignettes on the subject of women who are growing older.
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Topic: gender