Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Cicada Uses close-up, stop motion photography to portray the life cycle and habits of cicadas in brood 10 of 1936.
    • Contributor: Hyslop, James Augustus - American Film Center - United States. Department of Agriculture. Motion Picture Service - Turvey, Carl - Evans, Raymond
    • Date: 1939
  • Film, Video
    American scrapbook Dramatized incidents show various phases of life in the United States: the use of the centralized traffic control to direct the passing of two trains on a single track; the use of modern transit systems in the mass transportation of people; the enjoyment of fishing as a sport; the quiz program; modern applications of the principle of jet propulsion.
    • Contributor: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - General Electric Company
    • Date: 1954
  • Film, Video
    Alternate title from main titles: Manchuria
    Depicts the Japanese occupation of Manchukuo. Describes the mechanization of industry. Includes scenes showing coal and iron mines, steel mills, railroads, government buildings, new housing, native Chinese life, shops and trade, the Russian influence in Harbin, the raising of soy beans, schools, and hospitals.
    • Contributor: Bryan, Julien H. (Julien Hequembourg) - Eastman Kodak Company. Teaching Films Division
    • Date: 1938
  • Film, Video
    News parade of the year 1945 MP3043 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Castle Films, Inc.; 15Nov45; MP3043. Editor, Eugene W. Castle. Contents from MAVIS record. Not viewed. Sources used: M/B/RS Film and Television catalog card; original cataloging record (fi 53000007); Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1950-1959, p. 237; M/B/RS Dictionary catalog card.
    • Contributor: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Castle, Eugene W. - Castle Films, Inc
    • Date: 1945
  • Film, Video
    From wheat to bread Demonstrates primitive methods of making bread; depicts a pioneer grist mill and a modern flour mill with its complex machines such as sifters, and purifiers; and shows the mixing, kneading, steaming, rising, and baking of bread in a bakery.
    • Contributor: George Eastman House Collection (Library of Congress) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc - Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. (Rochester, N.Y.)
    • Date: 1945
  • Film, Video
    Americanism wins, Coolidge elected
    RMA title: Calvin Coolidge as Governor of Massachusetts, 1919 | RMA title: Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge and their sons
    Views of Calvin Coolidge in the months surrounding his re-election as Massachusetts Governor, autumn 1919. Close shot of Coolidge, his wife Grace, and their sons John and Calvin, Jr., on porch of their home at 21 Massasoit St., Northampton, Mass.; Coolidge casts his vote in the gubernatorial election on Nov. 3, 1919, possibly in Northampton in the presence of election officials; Coolidge receives from...
    • Contributor: Kinograms Publishing Corp - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video
    Jamestown Exposition, 1907 Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia, in April and June, 1907, participating in Jamestown's tercentennial celebration on April 26, its opening day, and later on Georgia Day, June 10. From an awning-covered platform, TR appears speaking to large crowd on Lee Parade Ground. Frederick Dent Grant, son of the former President, is visible beside him on the stand. At...
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
  • Film, Video
    International naval review, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907 Ships of foreign countries and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet participate in the international naval review which marks the opening of the Jamestown Exposition April 26, 1907. TR, with his family and guests, had traveled from Washington aboard the Presidential yacht Mayflower. As TR passed the rows of anchored ships, flying pennants, bunting, and flags, each greeted him with a twenty-one gun salute. Panoramic shots...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
  • Film, Video
    The Forbidden City, Pekin
    Variant title from Roosevelt Memorial Association file: City of Pekin, China, 1903 | Panoramic view of the Forbidden City | Panorama of Forbidden City
    Views of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China: camera, probably located atop the Meridian Gate (Wu Men) pans from the east, past the Gate of Great Harmony (T'ai Ho Men) with the Hall of Supreme Harmony (T'ai Ho Tien) behind it, past the White Pagoda (Pai Ta) in Pei-Hai Park, and then past the West Flowery Gate.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Biograph Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    A day with Thomas A. Edison Documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.
    • Contributor: Edison Collection (Library of Congress) - Bray Studios - General Electric Company
    • Date: 1922
  • Film, Video
    The living cell "Shows the division and growth of single-celled organisms, including yeast, amoebae, and paramecia, and of progressively more complex organisms, including the hydra and flatworm. Shows tissue cells, ciliated epithelium, and plant and animal cell division"--summary from Educational film/video locator, third edition, volume II, p. 1879.
    • Contributor: Hoke, George Wilson - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc - Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. (Rochester, N.Y.)
    • Date: 1945
  • Film, Video
    Ghosts A tragedy in which the sins of a father are visited upon his children as revealed in the story of a young man who unknowingly falls in love with his half-sister. When the family doctor, who knows of the father's sordid past, stops the wedding, the son descends into alcoholism, madness and finally, suicide.
    • Contributor: Alden, Mary - Smith, Russell E. - Walthall, Henry B. (Henry Brazeale) - Filson, AL - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Afi/Killiam (Paul) Collection (Library of Congress) - Mutual Film Corporation - Ibsen, Henrik - Majestic Motion Picture Company - Nicholls, George - Blake, Loretta - Afi/Yale University Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    The river Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s.
    • Contributor: Van Dyke, Willard - Afi/Sheerin (Robert M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Museum of Modern Art Collection (Library of Congress) - Chalmers, Thomas - United States. Farm Security Administration - Zochling, Leo - Nosler, Lloyd - Lorentz, Pare - Crosby, Floyd - Woodard, Stacy - Young (Robert) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Film, Video
    Angel. Togetherness
    Angelique, known as Angel, moves from France to the United States to marry American architect, John Smith. The newlyweds set up housekeeping in Los Angeles, California. She tries her best to be a good housewife but sometimes runs into problems as she learns English and adapts to her new life and culture. In this episode Angel wants to spend more quality time with Johnny....
    • Contributor: CBS Television Network - Feldman, Edward H. (Edward Henry) - Oppenheimer, Jess - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Lynch, Kenneth - Keefer, Don - Davenport, William - Molin, Bud - Singleton, Doris - Daniel, Eliot ... CBS Television Network - Feldman, Edward H. (Edward Henry) - Oppenheimer, Jess - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Lynch, Kenneth - Keefer, Don - Davenport, William - Molin, Bud - Singleton, Doris - Daniel, Eliot - Burlingame Productions - De Grasse, Robert - CBS Films - Trump, Gerald - Johnson, Lamont - FargĂ©, Annie - Thompson, Marshall - Pelletier, Louis
    • Date: 1961
  • Film, Video
    The cry of jazz Uses dramatic dialogue, direct address argumentation, realist documentary illustration, an innovative music soundtrack, and essayistic construction to argue for jazz music as an expression of the situation of Black Americans. Seeing jazz as both empowering and limiting, the film is an acute and even painful statement of its political, social, cultural, and artistic moment.
    • Contributor: Miller, James - Leist, Norman - Higgins, Eddie - Waller, George - Hill, Nelam L. - Macfadyen, Gavin - Horton, Dorothea - Priester, Julian - Severson, Paul - Bland, Ed ... Miller, James - Leist, Norman - Higgins, Eddie - Waller, George - Hill, Nelam L. - Macfadyen, Gavin - Horton, Dorothea - Priester, Julian - Severson, Paul - Bland, Ed - Duncan, Andrew - Starr, Hank - Khtb Productions - Inman, Laroy - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Kennedy, Mark - Dillon, Melinda - Alk, Howard - Sun Ra
    • Date: 1959
  • Film, Video
    To live as free men This film is about the Penn School, a school for African Americans in the Sea Islands of South Carolina. It discusses the history of slavery on the islands and the school's role in educating African Americans to teach them the skills needed to be self-sufficient and to contribute to society.
    • Contributor: Silver, John - Hathen Productions - Silver (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1942
  • Film, Video
    All my babies...a midwife's own story
    Midwife's own story
    A training film for midwives. Shows in detail a complete delivery and demonstrates the approved procedures to be used by the midwife before, during, and after delivery. Follows a midwife, Mrs. Mary Coley, in her work with various cases under both favorable and unfavorable circumstances.
    • Contributor: Mitchell, Hannah D. - Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication - Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical Audio-Visual Institute - Applebaum, Louis - Stoney, George C. - Cadwallader, Marian F. - Cummins, Sylvia K. - Georgia. Department of Public Health - Bond, Peaslee
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    A trip down Market Street before the fire "Produced as part of the popular Hale's Tours of the World film series, the film begins at the location of the Miles Brothers film studio, 1139 Market Street, between 8th and 9th Streets; it was filmed 14 April 1906, four days before the devastating earthquake and fire of 18 April 1906, which virtually destroyed the entire downtown area. The negative was taken by train...
    • Contributor: Miles Brothers
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 Shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. San Francisco, with thousands of unreinforced brick buildings, and closely-spaced wooden Victorian dwellings, was poorly prepared for a major fire. The scenes in the film are preceded by interior titles, many of which are sensationalized. One scene...
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    Casey at the bat
    Title from M/B/RS preliminary cataloging record: DeWolf Hopper, Casey at the bat | Title from MAVIS database: De Wolf Hopper: Casey at the bat | Title on donor inventory: De Forest
    "De Wolf Hopper recites the poem, 'Casey at the bat,' by E.L. Thayer"--M/B/RS Film and Television catalog card.
    • Contributor: Hopper, De Wolf - Thayer, Ernest Lawrence - De Forest Phonofilm Corporation - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1922
  • Film, Video
    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    [Theater commercial--Flash cleaner]
    Product ads
    Film advertisement for Flash Cleaner, "cleans the hands and homes of millions." Features triple-exposure shots appealing to both the factory mechanic and the housewife.
    • Contributor: Afi/Keene State College Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 192?
  • Film, Video
    [Theater commercial--Warner's corsets]
    Warner corset advertisement
    A fictionalized story of "Warner's fashionable rust-proof corsets, guaranteed not to rust, break or tear." On the way to bed, a little girl spies her mother's corset and tries it on in front of a mirror. Her younger brother tries to grab it from her, and the two wrestle over the corset as they move into the bathroom. Still fighting for the corset, the...
    • Contributor: Afi/Raes (Walter K. And Marika A.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 191?
  • Film, Video
    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator
    Buy an electric refrigerator.
    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.
    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (Eugene) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1926
  • Film, Video
    [Vitagraph paper print fragments. No. 5] Copyright: each fragment registered separately; copyright information given in content notes. Running time of 19 minutes for digital file includes added titles. All acetate material copied from bromide photographic paper prints deposited as motion picture copyright registrations during 1908. More detailed information on the paper prints in this collection may be found in the Motion Picture and TV Reading Room at the Library of...
    • Contributor: Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Vitagraph Company of America
    • Date: 1908