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The Wright Military Flyer Soars on Celluloid: Uncovering the Story of Our Oldest Government Film

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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is well known for preserving the first written records of our nation. According to Agriculture Department lore, this early filmmaking was done with a degree of secrecy. Films Military Motion Pictures Photographs Still Pictures U.S.

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50 Years Makes a Difference! How Film Research Has Changed Since the 1972 Conference on Audiovisual Archives

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You may have heard that the National Archives is partnering with the University of Maryland Cinema and Media Studies Program to present Films of State , an online conference on government-produced moving images (if not, check out my last blog post for more background).

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“Edited by Laura Thornburgh,” Pioneer of Motion Picture Education

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One unexpected outcome of our work during the Covid pandemic was the discovery of Laura Thornburgh (Thornborough was used as a pen name) scattered through early film records held at the National Archives. Army Signal Corps United States Department of Agriculture

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The U.S. Forest Service Presents: Winter Olympics

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The film Winter Olympics is from Record Group 16: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and was produced by the Department of Agriculture to document the contributions of the U.S. Forest Service (an agency of the Department of Agriculture) to the Olympics.

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Summer Road Trip: Los Angeles

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The weekly series consists of short features about travel, industry, history, geography, and agriculture. Military personnel enjoy their day while riding the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad , Jungle Cruise , Submarine Voyage , Matterhorn Bobsleds , and It’s a Small World. Archives Films Fun Fun Films Motion Pictures Summer Road Trip 2019 Uncategorized

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Summer Road Trip: Chicago and Pittsburgh

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While we enjoy the modern cosmopolitan sights, it’s fun to remember the lengthy history of the city as an agricultural and industrial hub. Projectiles for guns below 5″ High explosive Nose Fuel Shell French and English; 165-WW-198D-24 : Standard military filed kitchen manufactured by Variety MFG. Archives Films Fun Films Motion Pictures Photographs Summer Road Trip 2019 Film travelWe head next to Chicago!

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Caretakers of the Sky: The Wright Brothers and Recording the Aerial Age

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Photograph of the Wright Brothers’ Camp in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina,” Records of the US Army Air Forces, Record Group 18, National Archives Local Identifier: 18-WP-48625. military took renewed interest in the Wright’s machine.

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Visual Cues and Clues: Looking ON the Photo

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Photograph of Researcher in the Central Search Room of the National Archives Building. Moreover, sometimes you can track down the archival institution that houses a photo you found online or in a book by simply examining what markings you can find on it.

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Queens of the Air: American Women Aviation Pioneers

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This post was co-written with Katherine Stinson , an Archives Specialist in the National Archives (NARA) Moving Image and Sound Branch. One of the joys of archives is discovering a research subject you never even knew was missing from your life.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs – Photographs Finding Aid: A Closer Look

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The image is from series 75-ID , which is contained within the Still Pictures Branch of the National Archives. We can search for a variety of topics, listed in alphabetical order, from Agriculture to Transportation.

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Student Societies of Amherst Academy & Their Questions

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Is the manufacturing interest of our Country more important than agriculture?”. Have military heroes been beneficial to the world?”. Ought Quakers to be compelled to do military duty?”. You can see these notebooks now in Archives & Special Collections as part of the Early College History Collection, and not too long from now you’ll also be able to browse these pages on ACDC.

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Summer Road Trip 2019: San Francisco and Yosemite National Park

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Next on our summer tour of the National Archives’ non-textual holdings, we move on from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The area began as a military garrison built by the Spanish in 1776 and, after nearly 150 years as a U.S. This hand-colored glass lantern slide is one of a series found in the records of the United States Department of Agriculture. The full reel is available to view in the Archives II research room.).