Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Mental health, keeping mentally fit "Defines good mental health, describes its attributes, and emphasizes four steps in acquiring, maintaining, and improving mental health: express emotions naturally, respect yourself, respect others, and solve problems as they arise. Stresses the importance of discussing problems with someone and briefly shows symptoms of mental ill-health"--Educational film/video locator, third edition, vol. 2, 1986, p. 1995.
    • Contributor: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc
    • Date: 1952
  • Article
    Mental Health Films The films in this presentation, dating mainly from the 1950s, are a striking example of how mental illness—so often sensationalized in Hollywood features—could be handled with considerably more nuance and sensitivity when produced for educational and training purposes. Many of these films were intended for mental health professionals. For example, The Steps of Age (1950) deals with the stresses that some people face upon...
  • Film, Video
    Preventive psychiatry in the Navy, the role of the junior officer. Part 1 Instructs naval officers on how to be effective leaders and "get the job done" through an awareness of the mental health of their men. Junior officers can offer their men psychological support to help sailors adjust to naval life by recognizing the needs and aspirations behind their behavior. Through a healthy emotional balance a sailor will want to do the job and achieve success.
    • Contributor: Wilding Picture Productions - United States. Navy
    • Date: 1954
  • Film, Video
    First lessons Framed around a class election, short demonstrates children's use of violence with each other and how a teacher is able to understand and help them.
    • Contributor: Beckwith, Frank - Iowa Mental Health Authority - National Association for Mental Health (U.S.) - International Film Bureau
    • Date: 1952
  • Film, Video
    Anger at work, the story of the headache switch Explains the 'headache switch,' one of the mental mechanisms of man's personality which involves displacement of anger onto other people and impairs one's efficiency. Presents several incidents depicting some of the techniques people have developed for handling such overwhelming feelings as anger, resentment, and frustration. Tells the story of Ed Wilson as he begins a new job and what happens when he uses the...
    • Contributor: Hockman, Ned - Oklahoma. State Department of Health - University of Oklahoma. Extension Division. Educational Materials Services - International Film Bureau - Swain, Dwight V.
    • Date: 1956
  • Film, Video
    I just don't dig him Dramatizes the problem of communication between father and son. When fourteen-year-old Ken comes home very late one night, he and his worried father have an argument. The events of the following day subtly suggest how father and son can learn to accept each other more realistically as individuals with strengths and weaknesses. Written in the teenager's language with an awareness of his resentments, angers,...
    • Contributor: Mental Health Film Board (New York, N.Y.) - Jacoby, Irving - Barlow, Roger - International Film Bureau - Connecticut. Department of Mental Health
    • Date: 1970
  • Film, Video
    Court of human relations. [1959-07-24?]
    Inventory title: Court of human relations
    A three-member board mediates disputes and disagreements submitted for review by the people involved. Complainants and respondents are interviewed by A.L. Alexander and the mediators. In this episode, the board considers the case of a doctor, who was once a mental patient, resuming his medical practice. The complainant and respondent are a man and woman who live in the building where the doctor has...
    • Contributor: Collins, Fred - Kenwith, Herbert - Davis, Ralph Emerson - Gillaspy, Richard - Alexander, A. L. - Eddy, Paul Dawson - Peale, Norman Vincent - National Broadcasting Company - Blaney, James - Ankers, Kathleen - Gimbel, Roger
    • Date: 1959
  • Film, Video
    Angry Boy
    • Contributor: Jacoby, Irving - Hammid, Alexander - National Association for Mental Health (U.S.)
    • Date: 1951
  • Film, Video
    Man to Man
    • Contributor: Affiliated Film Producers - Jacoby, Irving - Mental Health Film Board - International Film Bureau - Leacock, Richard
    • Date: 1954
  • Film, Video
    Farewell to childhood Short film dramatizing relationship between a teenage girl and her parents. Eventually both come to understand that they both have their own issues and needs.
    • Contributor: Roffman, Julian - Lambert, John P. - National Association for Mental Health (U.S.) - Beckwith, Frank - Young, David A. - International Film Bureau - Norton, J. W. Roy - Rennie, Thomas A. C. (Thomas Alexander Cumming) - North Carolina. State Board of Health
    • Date: 1951
  • Film, Video
    The roots of happiness "Dramatizes the case of a family in which the father respects and loves his wife and children, permitting each to develop as an individual, and contrasts this family with one where discord and hostility prevail"--National union catalog, motion pictures and filmstrips, 1953-1957.
    • Contributor: Mental Health Film Board (New York, N.Y.) - Bernard, Viola W. - Datlowe, Samuel - Brun, Joseph - International Film Bureau - Puerto Rico. Department of Health - Rodakiewicz, Henwar - Sun Dial Films, Inc - Chalmers, Thomas
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
  • Film, Video
    Wastage of human resources "Graphically points out the human wastage, at all age levels, caused by crippling disease, careless accidents, juvenile delinquency, unemployment, alcohol and drug addiction, mental disease, crime, war, and bad living conditions"--Educational film/video locator, third edition, v. II, p. 2966.
    • Contributor: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc
    • Date: 1947
  • Film, Video
    Palmour Street : A Study in Family Life
    Alternate Title: Palmour St.
    • Contributor: Georgia. Department of Public Health - Southern Educational Film Production Service
    • Date: 1951
  • Article
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  • Film, Video
    The Lonely Night
    • Contributor: Van Dyke, Willard - Seldes, Marian - Leacock, Richard - Arthur Mayer-Edward Kingsley - Silvera, Frank - Affiliated Film Producers
    • Date: 1954
  • Article
    Kids These Days The postwar period was a golden age for films that carried a message of moral, social, and physical hygiene for the nation’s youth at a time when there was genuine cultural anxiety about the future of the American family. The movies presented in Kids These Days are collectively a fascinating artifact, sometimes unintentionally hilarious in their earnestness (Are You Popular?) but other times darkly...
  • Article
    National Film Registry The National Film Registry is a list of films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" that are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. These films are not selected as the "best" American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation. The Librarian of Congress...
  • Film, Video
    Angel. The littlest leaguer
    Littlest leaguer | Variant title from copyright catalog: Angel
    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 persuades Johnny to coach a fatherless neighborhood boy...
    • Contributor: Molin, Bud - CBS Television Network - Feldman, Edward H. (Edward Henry) - Oppenheimer, Jess - CBS Films - Erwin, Bill - Perkins, Jack - Cronjager, Henry - Keefer, Don - Holmes, Dennis ... Molin, Bud - CBS Television Network - Feldman, Edward H. (Edward Henry) - Oppenheimer, Jess - CBS Films - Erwin, Bill - Perkins, Jack - Cronjager, Henry - Keefer, Don - Holmes, Dennis - Stewart, Charles - Singleton, Doris - Daniel, Eliot - Burlingame Productions - Elinson, Jack - Ketchum, Dave - Johnson, Lamont - Fargé, Annie - Thompson, Marshall
    • Date: 1961
  • Article
    Made to Persuade: Advertising and Promotional Films This presentation brings together a wide variety of films deploying diverse narrative approaches but all with the same goal: to sell a product or, sometimes, a person. Motion pictures have been used for promotional purposes practically since the medium was invented; for example, the oldest title in this collection is Admiral Cigarette (Edison, 1897). As "Made to Persuade" makes abundantly clear, the selling tactics...
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    Rights and Access The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright or other restrictions in the vast majority of motion pictures in these collections. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse.