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Fresno Historical Society

The Fresno City and County Historical Society collection contains motion
picture films from the 1930s to 1970s. The majority of these films are
from the Council of California Growers and the California Department of
Food and Agriculture and farm laborers and the working class that feeds
much of California and the United States.


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Fresno Historical Society
by Council of California Growers
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This film was one of a series of films produced in the 1960s and 1970s by the Council of California Growers as a public service. These films depict the leading agricultural opinions during the period of the United Farm Workers and Chicano movements in California. Asset Type: Program For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Agricultural Laborers, Migrant...
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Fresno Historical Society
by KMJ-TV (Television station: Fresno, California)
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This film documents the history of Fresno in the early twentieth century. It was created for one of Fresno's several Jubilee celebrations and is a production of KMJ-TV, Fresno's first television station. Asset Type: Program Fresno County Historical Soc, - Acme Film Laboratories, inc. Hollywood, California - KMJ-TV - Title Fresno Through the Years - Gift to Fresno County Historical Society - Reel No [illegible] KMJ-TV [illegible] For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Fresno (Calif.)
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Council of California Growers
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This film was one of a series of films produced in the 1960s and 1970s by the Council of California Growers as a public service. This film describes farm workers and depicts the leading agricultural opinions during the period of the United Farm Workers and Chicano movements in California. Asset Type: Program For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Agricultural Laborers, Migrant...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by KFRE Channel 30 (Television channel: Fresno, California)
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This fillm is a historical documentary about the history of Fresno, California. It was likely made locally to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Fresno County, California. It originally aired on KFRE Channel 30 on May 22, 1966. Asset Type: Program Fresno County Historical Soc. - KFRE - "Fresno Community Salute B'cst" - 30- Minute TV Historical Documentary As broadcast on KFRE-TV/Ch. 30, 5-22-66 - Presented to the Fresno Historical Society and Mr. Edwin M. Eaton, July 17, 1966 by Mr....
Topics: californiarevealed, Fresno (Calif.)
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Council of California Growers
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The Way It Is is intended to present the California grower in a manner seldom seen, goiing about the day-to-day business for growing and harvesting, and then marketing the fruits of his labor. This film was one of a series of films produced in the 1960s and 1970s by the Council of California Growers for public education. This film depicts the average California farmer as they struggle with ithe cost-price squeeze, inflation, urbanization, raising taxes, and over-production. Asset Type: Program...
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Agricultural Laborers
Source: 16mm film: 3 Reels of 3
Fresno Historical Society
by Association-Sterling Films
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Consumer's World Presented by Association-Sterling Films For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Council of California Growers
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In California, research scientists have worked to increase production of more than 200 different farm products to the maximum. Using a "systems approach," researchers have helped California's farmers to become the most productinve in the world. Search for Survival, narrated by Lorne Green, shows how this productivity is achieved. This film was one of a series of films produced in the 1960s and 1970s by the Council of California Growers as a public service. Asset Type: Program For...
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Agricultural Laborers, Research,...
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Fresno Historical Society
by Wilding Picture Productions
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Released on April 1, 1941, this short film from Wilding Pictures is an example of the morality films Hollywood produced in the early days of WWII. Plot: Thornton Poindexter relives a day of his life and learns how just a little kindness can change things around. Asset Type: Program Wilding Picture Productions Inc. - New York - Chicago - Detroit - Cleveland - Hollywood - Subject BY JUPITER - Reel Number - Western Electric Sound System For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Kindness
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by California. Department of Food and Agriculture
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This film documents the pesticide hearings at the California Department of Food and Agriculture in the decade after Rachel Carson's influencial book, Silent Spring. Asset Type: Compilation Pesticides - Hearings CDFA - Rallies For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Pesticides, California. Department of...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Council of California Growers
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This film was one of a series of films produced in the 1960s and 1970s by the Council of California Growers as a public service. This film dramatizes the impact made by California agriculture on the state, the nation and the world, and details the inter-relationships between city and farm, the farmer and the consumer. Asset Type: Program For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Agricultural Laborers
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Council of California Growers
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This film was produced in 1962 by the Council of California Growers as a public service. "Why Braceros?" was created to justify the bracero farm labor program to Californians who felt threatened by the influx of workers crossing the border from Mexico. Asset Type: Program DO 2-7789 Wilding-Butler Div. 109 Stevenson, San Francisco - Wilding Inc. Communications for Business - Subject: Why Braceros? Sponsor: Council of California Growers Time: 18 1/2 minutes Print No: 11 FHS 2010.06.2.1...
Topics: californiarevealed, Agriculture, Farms, Farms--California, Agricultural Laborers, Migrant...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Unknown
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One of three US Navy ships named for Fresno, California, the latest USS Fresno was the 4th ship in the Newport-class tank landing ships. Construction began on December 16, 1967 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel & Shipbuilding Company. Fresno launched on September 28, 1968, and was commissioned November 22, 1969 with Commander Stanislaus J. Sowinski in command. Fresno saw extensive service during the latter stages of the Vietnam War. Assigned to the Amphibious Force, Pacific...
Topics: californiarevealed, United States. Navy, Ships, United States. Navy, San Diego (Calif.)
Source: 35mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Unknown
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Live or Die? For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Young Women's Christian Association of Grand Rapids, Michigan
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This film relfects the activities of the Young Women's Christian Association's (YWCA) Department of Pagentry and Drama. The department's goal was to of develop community drama at local YWCA chapters, such as the Fesno, California chapter which was founded in 1904. According to Theater Magazine, Vol. 31, 1920, "The Widening Circle" was a community theater pageant produced by the Grand Rapids, Michigan YWCA. The production was directed by Julia Hogan and twenty-one local artists...
Topics: californiarevealed, Community theater, Pageants, Young Women's Christian Association
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Fresno Historical Society
by Unknown
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This film documents a historic flood on the westside of Fresno, California from the San Joaquin River before Friant Dam was built in the 1940s. It is a home movie from the prominent Einstein/Eaton banking family. Asset Type: Raw Footage For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Floods, Flood damage
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1