Sunday, August 24, 2008

Treasures from the American Film Archives

The National Film Preservation Foundation has produced several DVD collections of early American film, all three of which the Armacost Library owns. Consider using these historical visual collections in U.S. history courses, as well as race & ethnic studies, women's studies, and business history courses. Included in the three collections are early political ads, product advertising, news reels, avant garde films, training films, social issue films, and much more. You might want to view footage from Zora Neale Hurston's fieldwork in a literature course, watch the "racial tolerance epic" Redskin (1929) in a U.S. history course, or view Lois Weber's anti-abortion, pro-birth control classic, Where Are My Children? (1916), in a women's history course. Take a look at these treasures!

Treasures from American Film Archives: 50 Preserved Films
PN1993.5.U6 T74 2005
More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931: 50 Films
PN1993.5.U6 M67 2004
Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934
PN1995.9.S62 T73 2007

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