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American History in Video

American History in Video is a unique resource for students and faculty in many fields: Education, History, Communication, Political Science, Journalism. Currently totaling 6,005 titles, this database includes documentaries (PBS, A&E, the History Channel), newsreels and archival footage.
Topics in US History range from the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga (1758) to the Monterey Pop Festival (1967), the San Francisco Earthquake (1906) and Freedom Summer – Mississippi (1964). Newsreels from 1929-1967 include stories such as these from February 1931:

  • Prohibition officers nab operators in surprise still raid near Richmond, Va.
  • Edison, 84, dedicates $700,000 draw-bridge named in his honor, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Liberty Bell rings for the last time until Independence Day, 2031 Philadelphia, Pa.

Each video is shown alongside a transcript which you can print or save. Use it as a source for your annotated bibliography project! Bring a presentation or lesson to life with a video clip!
Access American History in Video via the library web site (http://library.noctrl.edu); click the “Articles” tab and select from the drop-down menu.

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