Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Carl Sagan home movies of childhood
    Carl Sagan--home movies
    A series of short silent home movie clips from Carl Sagan's parents (Sam and Rachel) and family documenting his childhood and youth. A young Carl Sagan is seen playing the piano and playing outside with his sister Cari, and other children. Other clips document trips to the beach and horseback riding.
    • Date: 1940
  • Film, Video
    Pa's trip to Mars / Two boys send Pa to Mars on a rocket, where he meets with many misadventures before he is sent back to Earth.
    • Date: 1923
  • Film, Video
    [Flash Gordon serials--trailers]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Trailers for the first two Flash Gordon serials spliced together on one reel. Original serial based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond. Sources used: Kinnard, Fifty years of serial thrills, p. 129-161; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed October 25, 2013; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed October 25, 2013.
    • Date: 1936
  • Film, Video
    [Flight to Mars--trailer]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
    • Date: 1951