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Film, Video All-American news. [1942-08] Inventory title: All American news 1942 unidentified issue

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  • All-American news. [1942-08]

Other Title

  • Inventory title: All American news 1942 unidentified issue


  • All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include a segment about a Baltimore merchant marine who survived when his ship was sunk, and a segment about the Navy's Great Lakes Band.


  • Alexander, William D., production
  • Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production
  • Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production
  • All American News, Inc

Created / Published

  • [1942]


  • Survivor, of sunk merchant ship returns home to Baltimore (41 sec.) -- U.S. Coast Guard, trains in zero weather for any eventuality (approximately 1 min.) -- Great Lakes Band, struts its stuff with plenty of "OOMPH! OOMPH! OOMPH!" (1 min., 18 sec.).


  • -  African Americans--Social life and customs
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Augins, Harold,--1922-2001
  • -  Merchant marine--United States
  • -  United States.--Coast Guard
  • -  Navy Band Great Lakes


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Copyright notice on film: All-American News Incorporated : 1942.
  • -  Date in title and possible date of release are based on the news story, Survivor, of sunk merchant ship returns home to Baltimore. Date taken from Baltimore Afro-American, Aug. 8, 1942.
  • -  Appearing: Harold Auggins, United States Navy Great Lakes Band.
  • -  Some footage provided by the United States Army Signal Corps.
  • -  Incomplete: some footage and parts of picture lacking.
  • -  Cannot confirm that newsreel stories are in the same order, or on the same reel as when originally released.
  • -  Sources used: Moon, S., Reel Black talk, p. 3-6; Sampson, H., Blacks in black and white, p. 437-440; Wheeler, R. "News for all Americans" in American visions, Feb.-Mar. 1993, p. 40, viewed online, June 22, 2018 via Academic OneFile; The Baltimore Afro-American, Aug. 8, 1942, p 14, viewed online July 25, 2018 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


  • 1 video file (digital) (incomplete) (approximately 3 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018600164

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -08. produceds by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1942] Video.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. (1942) All-American news. -08. Alexander, W. D. U., Glucksman, E. M. U. & Barnett, C., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

All American News, Inc. All-American news. -08. prod by Alexander, William D.Uction, Glucksman, E. M. Uction, and Barnett, Claude, Uction [1942] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.