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Americana

Explore the evolution of America in the early to mid 20th century through a variety of films portraying life in American during those eras. Also in this collection is a variety of film collections that were shown in schools during this period - films which greatly influenced the development of young people in those eras.
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The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906 on DVD
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Early Films of New York, 1898-1906

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The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans - All Four Volumes on CD
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The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans is a four volume biographical collection of many of the early men and women who built the foundations of America. Within its pages are fascinating details of more than 100 of the early movers and shakers of the United States. This collection makes a great reference work for the works and relationships of these great, early Americans.

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The National Wildlife Refuges of Alaska
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The National Wildlife Refuges of Alaska was filmed in 2006 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to show people the beauty of the Alaskan Refuges that are set aside as government protected lands.

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The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization
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The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization (1999) explores how the news media cover crime victims and what can be done to help crime victims cope with the oftentimes insensitive coverage of tragic events. Some example events illustrated in this film include the 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The main focus of the film is to show a better way to handle these tense and emotional situations.

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The Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921 on DVD
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23 Historic Animation Movies - Krazy Kat, Fables, Katzenjammer Kids and Much More

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The Science of Spying - Secret CIA Missions Revealed DVD
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Produced in 1965, The Science of Spying offers a rare glimpse behind the curtain of the Central Intelligence Agency. This film explores a variety of covert missions including actions in Iran, Vietnam, Laos, the Congo, Cuba and Guatemala. Intermixed with interviews of Cia Director Allen Dulles and Dick Bissel, you will get a glimpse of behind the scenes actions this covert agency took to protect the United States during several very critical junctures in modern history.

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The Star Spangled Banner & American Flag Films on DVD
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The Star Spangled Banner and the American Flag. Both are key components of patriotic Americans and both are glorified in these short films showing performances of the Star Spangled banner and a moving story about our Flag.

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The Story of OSHA
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The Story of OSHA was produced in 1980 by the Department of Labor - Occupational Health and Safety Administration. It educates workers about the history of OSHA - how it was set up to help reduce disease and injury in the workplace environment. It also discusses workers rights under the law, how NIOSH conducts various tests to ensure compliance and safety, how standards are set and how OSHA investigates complaints.

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The Story of the Hoover Dam DVD
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The Story of the Hoover Dam explores the construction of this remarkable structure. It starts with the passage of the 1928 Boulder Canyon Project authorizing its construction. It explores the construction of the diversion tunnels, the dam, the support facilities that needed to be created to build it - like a steel fabrication plant that could build the giant sized pipes and the hydroelectric operations that made it a major supplier of electricity for California, Nevada and Arizona. It also explores how Lake Mead became a successful recreational area as the result of the construction of the Hoover Dam.

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The Story of Thomas Alva Edison DVD
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This documentary follows the amazing creative life of Thomas Alva Edison, one the the worlds great modern inventors - an inventor who's impact was so great that we still use many of the technologies he created 100 years ago. In this 30 minute presentation, you will learn fascinating facts about his life and most important, world shaping inventions - a few of which are shown in the images below.

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The Street People: A Story of the Homeless
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The Street People was produced by the National Institute of Justice in 1986 to discuss police response to runaways, mentally ill and the homeless. The DVD looks at communities in Santa Barbara and Philadelphia and how the police evaluate each situation involving a street person to decide if incarceration or help is the appropriate response. This DVD is focused on awareness of what is and is not a crime by our lowest rung of humanity and offers a look at appropriate alternative responses that in many cases are more beneficial to the homeless and the community than simply locking them in a jail cell.

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The Westinghouse Works Collection on DVD
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A 1904 Tour of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company and the Westinghouse Machine Company

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The Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie DVD
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After the success for their first flights at Kittyhawk, North Carolina, the Wright Brothers moved back to Dayton Ohio to continue perfecting their passion. During the period of 1904-1905 on the Huffman Prairie, they developed and perfected the concepts involved in powered flight. As they grew their science, they taught it to others by creating a pilot training school and exhibition company in 1910-1915. This documentary examines this period of their life - documenting their achievements and inventions which helped lay the foundation for modern air flight. Through a mixture of interviews and actual footage from their era, the story of early air flight and these brave pioneers is showcased.

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Theodore Roosevelt - A True American Hero DVD
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Theodore Roosevelt - A True American Hero - Rough Riders, African Big Game Hunting, Brazilian Wilderness, Sagamore Hill and More

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Thomas Edison and the Origins of Motion Pictures on Six DVDs
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A Collection of 341 Movies and Films From 1891-1922 on 6 DVDs

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Total Quality Management: The Hudiberg Briefing
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Total Quality Management is a lecture filmed by the Department of Defense. The presenter is John J. Hudiberg a former Florida Power and Light Executive. During this presentation, Mr. Hudiberg walks the attendees through all aspects of implementing a total quality management solution including issues such as meeting the needs, desires and expectations of the customers, total commitment to quality by everyone in the organization, the basic principles of a quality improvement program (QIP), techniques to get the entire company on board and much more. The viewer will walk away from this presentation with a complete overview of all the steps involved in implementing a TQM solution.

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Trail of Tragedy: The Excavation of the Donner Party Site
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Produced by the Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, this video explores the history of the tragic Donner camp of 1846-47 when the Donner party was trapped by the heavy snows of the Sierra Nevada. It shows the Tahoe National Forest working with archaeology students from the university of Nevada excavating the site to better understand the fate of these people during that horrible winter.

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Ultimate Energy: The Story of Fusion
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Produced by the Department of Energy, this film explains the complexities faced by scientific researchers in the pursuit of a sustainable fusion power system. The film outlines the theory of fusion and current experiments being pursued to achieve fusion power. It also shows visits to five major fusion research laboratories including interviews with top researchers. This film was produced in the mid-1990s.

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Utah Historic Book Collection on CD
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The Utah Book Collection is a collection of 26 volumes relating to the history of Utah and its people primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries. Several of the volumes have great period illustrations and portraits of relevant historical figures.



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Vermont Historic Book Collection on DVD
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The Historical Vermont Book Collection is a collection of 60 volumes relating to the history of Vermont and its people primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries. Several of the volumes have great period illustrations and portraits of relevant historical figures.



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