Film, Video A better America

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A better America
Shows WPA projects being carried out on a nation-wide level during the depression. Includes sewage disposal plants and sewer construction, medical services for the indigent, sewing rooms where women make garments for needy families, education projects, and nursery schools.
Contributor Names
Pathe News.
United States. Works Progress Administration.
United States. Work Projects Administration.
U.S. Government Films Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : [Pathe News], 1937.
Subject Headings
-  Public works--United States
Nonfiction films
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Summary taken from old LC catalog card, 70-703814.
-  Beginning and ending credits lacking.
-  Source used: M/B/RS preliminary shelflist card; Collections: U.S. Government file.
-  Received: ca. 194?; non-viewing print ; transfer; U.S. Government Films Collection.
-  Received: 10/12/2000 from LC video lab; viewing copy and master; preservation, LWO-36899; U.S. Government Films Collection.
1 videocassette of 1 (Digital Betacam) (ca. 10 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. viewing copy.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 10 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. master.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 360 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. non-viewing print.
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 10 min.) : sd., b&w.
Call Number/Physical Location
VAI 1120 (viewing copy)
VXB 8862 (master)
FAA 0030 (non-viewing print)
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Chicago citation style:

Pathe News, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Work Projects Administration, and U.S. Government Films Collection. A better America. [United States: Pathe News, 1937] Video.

APA citation style:

Pathe News, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Work Projects Administration & U.S. Government Films Collection. (1937) A better America. [United States: Pathe News] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Pathe News, et al. A better America. [United States: Pathe News, 1937] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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