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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only Abracadabra kid / writer, William Saroyan ; cast, Maria Riva, Walter Matthau (22 min.) -- Images médiévales / an AF Films release ; made by William Novik ; narrator, Alistair Cooke (15 min.) -- Paul Revere's ride / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; read by Raymond Massey (6 min.) -- [The new bus] / Information Productions, Inc. (5 min.) -- Trial by jury / ...
    • Date: 1953
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    The Day after Trinity, J. Robert Oppenheimer & the atomic bomb /
    J. Robert Oppenheimer & the atomic bomb Catalog Record Only
    A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
    • Date: 1981
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    Sentimental women need not apply / Catalog Record Only Using historic film footage and photographs along with interviews with nurses, the history of American nurses is traced from the Civil War era to today's time.
    • Date: 1990
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    The gangster chronicles. Catalog Record Only "From the earliest days of the mob in New York's Lower East Side, to casinos in the desert, American gangsters have captured the imagination of the public with their aura and power and corruption. Al 'Scarface' Capone, Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Bonnie and Clyde, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, John 'The Teflon Don' Gotti. These are just a few of the ruthless people you will ...
    • Date: 2006
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    Why we laugh /
    Black comedians on Black comedy Catalog Record Only
    Celebrates African-American comedians and their cultural influence on American society. Includes performances, interviews, and insights from some of the most celebrated and outspoken comedians of all time.
    • Date: 2010
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    Pioneer of color : a conversation with Mal Goode /
    Conversation with Mal Goode Catalog Record Only
    Presents the life and work of Mal Goode, the first African American network television correspondent for ABC News, including historical footage from the period 1962-1972 and discussions with Goode.
    • Date: 1991
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    The Civil War. 1864--most hallowed ground / Catalog Record Only PA504-994 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: American Documentaries, Inc. Appl. au.: Florentine Films, a division of American Documentaries, Inc., employer for hire. DCR 1989; PUB 1Feb90; REG 28Dec90; PA504-994. Copyright notice on film: Kenneth Lauren Burns ; 1989. Narrator and senior creative consultant, David McCullough ; consultants, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields. With: Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields. For viewing copy, copy 2 only: This episode may ...
    • Date: 1990
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    America's railroads: the steam train legacy /
    Steam train legacy Catalog Record Only
    PA0001617757 U.S. Copyright Office DVD; Dolby Digital.
    • Date: 2001
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    12 years a slave
    Twelve years a slave Catalog Record Only
    "Solomon Northup is a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman. As ...
    • Contributor: McQueen, Steve - Pitt, Brad - Gardner, Dede - Kleiner, Jeremy - Pohlad, William - Milchan, Arnon - Katagas, Anthony - Ridley, John - Ejiofor, Chiwetel - Williams, Michael Kenneth ... McQueen, Steve - Pitt, Brad - Gardner, Dede - Kleiner, Jeremy - Pohlad, William - Milchan, Arnon - Katagas, Anthony - Ridley, John - Ejiofor, Chiwetel - Williams, Michael Kenneth - Fassbender, Michael - Northup, Solomon - Regency Enterprises - River Road Entertainment (Firm) - Plan B Entertainment - New Regency (Firm) - Filmfour (Firm) - Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Dixie Catalog Record Only The story is told from the angle of a South Carolina family, the Allan's. The sons go off to fight and the women are left to manage the plantations and to provide food for the army. A northern spy comes along and tells the other slaves that Lincoln's army will set them free and that they won't have to work any more. The slaves ...
    • Contributor: Campbell, Webster - Stephenson, Martha Tucker - Dewey, Arthur - Johnstone, Florence - Sherry, Barney - Phillips, Albert - Bond, Brenda - Blossom, May - Wickland, Lyons - Stephenson, Nathaniel W. (Nathaniel Wright) - Yale University Press - Chronicles of America Picture Corporation - Pathé Exchange - Brook (Herbert) Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Lehigh University Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1924
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    Hawkeye.
    First frontier Catalog Record Only
    The adventures of a hunter and his Native American cohort who fight for Fort Bennington during the French and Indian Wars in 1755 Hudson Valley, New York.
    • Date: 2011
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Accentuating the positive /
    Accentuating the positive | America goes to war--the home front--World War II. Catalog Record Only
    Mail and entertainment are brought to the troops overseas.
    • Date: 1990
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    Roots An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
    • Date: 2011
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    The proposed motions are : closing ceremony / Catalog Record Only News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    Joycelyn Elders oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Joycelyn Elders interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby | Interview with M. Joycelyn Elders Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Joycelyn Elders' memories of growing up in rural Arkansas and attending Philander Smith College. She recalls serving in the army as a physical therapist, attending medical school at the University of Arkansas and her early career as a pediatrician. She discusses her efforts to expand sex education, her friendship with Bill Clinton, and serving as Director of the Arkansas Department of ...
    • Contributor: Elders, Joycelyn
    • Date: 2007
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    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby Catalog Record Only
    The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the Rose McClendon Players theater group. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World War II, and writing the play "Purlie Victorious." The Ruby Dee interview includes her memories of growing up in Harlem, her ...
    • Contributor: Davis, Ossie
    • Date: 2001
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    Deep sea detectives. Damn the torpedoes /
    Damn the torpedoes Catalog Record Only
    Exploring the wreckage of the USS Tecumseh, which sank in 1864 during the Battle of Mobile Bay.
    • Date: 2005
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    Tad Lucas, the greatest cowgirl who ever lived / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Wah-Hoo Productions ; 1983. Camera, Michael Kornely, Pete McKeeman. Appearing: Tad Lucas. The production of this program was supported in part by a grant from the city of Ft. Worth's Community Program Production Project. Distributor is a cable system in Ft. Worth, TX. Sources used: copyright data sheet; phone call to Christina Patoski, 12/16/93; Television & cable ...
    • Contributor: Hiller, Terry - Patoski, Christina - Lucas, Tad - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1983
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    Hawkeye and the last of the Mohicans. Catalog Record Only Follows the life and death struggles of the scout, Hawkeye, and his Mohican campanion, Chingachgook, during the French and Indian War in colonial America.
    • Date: 2005
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    Investigative reports. Jack Anderson: JFK, the mob, & me
    Jack Anderson: JFK, the mob, & me Catalog Record Only
    Washington insider Jack Anderson, reveals his knowledge of the most dramatic assassination in American history. After 20 years of thorough investigation, he discloses an extraordinary plot involving Fidel Castro and the Mafia.
    • Contributor: Kurtis, Bill - Newman, Barbara - Kurtis Productions - Barbara Newman Productions (Firm) - Arts and Entertainment Network - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1994
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    Paddy whacked : the Irish mob /
    Irish mob Catalog Record Only
    Not viewed. Source used: container. Received: 6/13/2007; viewing copy; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection.
    • Date: 2002
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    Profiles in courage. John Peter Altgeld /
    John Peter Altgeld Catalog Record Only
    A documentary profile of John Peter Altgeld, one-time Governor of Illinois. Shows how Governor Altgeld sacrificed his career by granting full pardon to a group of anarchists, whom he believed had been unfairly convicted in a murder conspiracy trial. Includes scenes of their trial. Traces the philosophy of anarchism in American history and examines the social pressures of the new industrialism that led to ...
    • Date: 1965
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    The world at war. On our way--U.S.A., 1939-1942 /
    On our way--U.S.A., 1939-1942 Catalog Record Only
    Copyright: no reg. Minor change version: [With added prologue]. -- United States : D.L. Taffner, [1973?]. Video is a minor change version. Series producer, Jeremy Isaacs ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis. Broadcast in the U.S. on PBS during the 1973-1974 season. Variety, 9/19/73. Reference sources used: Television programming source books, v. 3, p. N116; Film news, v. 32, no. 5, p. ...
    • Date: 1973
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    Making sense of the sixties. Legacies of the sixties /
    Legacies of the sixties Catalog Record Only
    The participants in the previous episodes reflect upon the Sixties from their current perspectives and assess the era's role in making America what it is in the Nineties.
    • Date: 1991
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    Ruth Page video archives / Catalog Record Only Contains dance footage of every Ruth Page ballet of which any film or video exists and approximately 45 hours of on-camera interviews detailing the life, career and choreography of this American dance pioneer. The interviews record the personality, memories and insights of Ruth Page herself, as well as those of the dancers, critics, friends and family central to her life. Two biographical documentaries are ...
    • Date: 1990