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Aviators Howard Hughes and Amy Johnson after record-setting flights to Los Angeles, California and Cape town, South Africa, respectively.

Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.

Date: 1936, May
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
R. Sargent Shriver shows articles collected from various nations as he prepares to leave his office in Washington DC.

Director of Peace Corps Robert Sargent Shriver in Washington DC. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. is interviewed. He is questioned about pictures and sovereigns as he prepares to leave his office. Pictures and sovereigns in the office. Sargent Shriver removes a Mexican sombrero and a whip from a wall and tells the interviewer how he obtained it. He shows a wooden stick which was used and presented by the chief of a tribe of West Africa. An ebony cane received from northern Nigeria. He shows the Magsaysay Foundation Award for the work done by United States Peace Corps in Asia. He shows the White House pen which was used by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy to sign the Peace Corps Act on September 27, 1961 with the President's autograph. Sargent shows a framed letter by the parents of the first Peace Corps volunteer to die abroad. He reads out the letter.

Date: 1966
Duration: 6 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Dominican leader Ramfis Trujillo after his father's death; Also scenes in South Africa as it is proclaimed a Republic.

Ramfis Trujillo, son of the assassinated Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo, seated, and surrounded by dignitaries and the Press in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Among those with him is playboy, Porfirio Rubirosa, whom he assigns as an envoy to seek support from the United States. Reporters take notes and photographers click his pictures. Cathedral in San Cristobal, the scene of Trujillo's funeral. People cry as car with Rafael Trujillo's body passes by on street. Change of scene as next newsreel shows sweeping wide view of buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, and then scenes of a parade in Pretoria during holiday declared to mark its withdrawal from the British Commonwealth of Nations and establishment as an independent Republic. The parade includes Soldiers on horses. The new Coat of Arms of the South African Republic is shown. Former Governor General, now shifting to his role as the first President of South Africa, Charles Swart, addresses the public. Narrator indicates that Swart's comment include support for continued apartheid racial segregation in South Africa.

Date: 1961, May 31
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The American students on an exchange trip to Africa as John Kennedy outlines the peace corps program in Washington D.C.

The U.S. president John Fitzgerald Kennedy outlines the peace corps program in Washington D.C., United States. The American students construct houses in Africa during an exchange program. A student puts cement on wall under construction using a shovel. Students stand on a bamboo scaffold and other work with shovels. Students pass bricks. A student washes his face. The students lined up for food. They sit and eat food using mess kit. Exteriors of the White House. The president John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the White house outlines the peace corps program. He speaks that the American peace corps will go abroad to work with the citizens of the newly developed countries. The peace corps will work in three major sectors : teaching,agriculture and health. The aim of the peace corps is to make a peaceful world.

Date: 1961, March 13
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French Army tries to control riots in Algiers and other parts of Algeria as Charles de Gaulle visits and talks to people.

French leader Charles de Gaulle visits Algeria during riots and crises. Frenchmen fight Frenchmen during Algiers crises in Algeria, Africa. French Army tanks and armored vehicle in the streets to control the rioters. Riots on streets of Algiers. French leader Charles de Gaulle arrives and meets a large crowd of French people in Algiers.

Date: 1961, January 2
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sargent Shriver speaks about the Peace Corps prior to its establishment at a press conference in Sheraton, Chicago, Illinois.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Director of Peace Corps at a press conference prior to the establishment of Peace Corps in Chicago, Illinois. While answering the questions from members of the press Shriver says that after a tour of various countries all over the world a number of nations have demanded the Peace Corps volunteers. He says that some countries require all kinds of skilled personnel whereas some require volunteers in specific fields. He says that the first group of volunteers will leave in October for either Africa or Colombia. He talks about the tour of Nigeria where they visited almost all the major regions of the country. Members of the press take pictures and take down notes. Cameramen record the press conference.

Date: 1961
Duration: 6 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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