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The General Strike in San Francisco, during July 1934

Brief view of people crowded at Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, near the Owl Drug store, during a general strike. The San Francisco City Hall is seen across the street. Crowds mill about in various areas of the city (This strike, in July 1934, grew out of a Seamen's and Longshoremen's strike and was soon joined by other labor organizations.) Vehicular traffic making its way with difficulty through the crowds on the street. Vigilantes with clubs keeping people away from side street where business owners cars are parked. Silhouette of California National Guard troops manning machine guns. Rioters gather on a road. Policemen or vigilante officers with rifles and gas canisters disperse crowd. Men run on the streets as policemen scatter the crowd. A sign for "H.A. Hopkins & Co" in background. Lamp lights and buildings on the street.

Date: 1934, July
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
1934 West Coast waterfront strike; violence between strikers and police

Riots and strikes on streets in San Francisco, California. Strikers of Maritime Union on street. Strikebreakers and strikers start a riot in the street. Several men are hit by strike breakers, with clubs. and are beaten. A man sits with blood streaming down his face. A man sits near him. Men grab a man and push him along the street. Policemen fire tear gas into crowd. Mounted policemen push back the huge crowd. Soldiers with bayoneted rifles push back strikers. Strikers of the International Seamen's Union (I.S.U.) on picket line. Signs for Ship's masters, mates, and Pilots on strike, Men smash windows. Final scenes show unrelated labor strife, elsewhere, with United States soldiers standing guard near railroad tracks at entrance to a coal mine.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Air Corps airplanes and crews preparing for Alaskan Flight in 1934

Slate lists planned flight legs of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft as: Washington DC to Edmonton, Alberta; Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington; and Washington DC to San Diego California. Another slate explains that under command of Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Arnold,ten B-12 bombers demonstrate their capabilities in an 18,000 mile flight. Lt. Col Henry H. Arnold, U.S. Army Air Corps, stands in front of a large map on which planned flights are charted. Sign behind him identifies "Engineering Office," at Patterson Field. Arnold uses pointer to show the routings to another officer who has joined him. The next sequence shows Arnold describing the flight plans to more participants, using more charts. Camera pans across ten assembled Army personnel. Lt. Col. Arnold poses with 15 aviators in front of a YB-12 bomber (displaying air intake on port side of engine). Camera pans over eighteen mechanics and ground crewmen posed in front of the bomber. Symbol of eagle superimposed over map of alaska, is painted on side of forward fuselage. Arnold discussing the mission with Army officers and civilian officials, as they walk past a YB-10 (with air intakes atop the cowlings). Camera pans across Patterson field ramp, where officials, automobiles, YB-10 aircraft, and local civilian workers, including several women, are seen. Crew chief seen refueling a YB-10 with long hose from an underground fuel tank installed at edge of the ramp.

Date: 1934
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Contrasting views of San Francisco circa 1906 and 1934

Scenes from 1934 movie about Westward Expansion of the United States at end of the 19th Century. View of San Francisco harbor with a steamer passing in the background. Inserted scenes from 1906 film of Market Street taken from a cable car headed toward the Oakland Ferry. It shows hectic uncontrolled vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the street. Change of scene shows current (1934) views of San Francisco from a vantage point above the city.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Richard Nixon recounts his past and speaks about his football coach Wallace Newman in the United States.

Self-portrait of Republican nominee Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. A photo showing Richard Nixon's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Nixon and their children, left to right: Harold, who died when he was 23; Donald and Richard, in Yorba Linda, California. Richard Nixon speaks about how devoted and self sacrificing his mother and father were for their children. He calls his family a happy family but also speaks of the difficult times when his brothers Harold and Arthur died from tuberculosis. An old picture of Richard Nixon showing him with his younger and elder brothers. Nixon speaks that a life without any ups and downs can not know the beauty of life in a broader sense. He says that he got his attitude about winning from his football coach Wallace Newman during his college years. A picture of Coach Wallace Newman. A 1934 photograph of Richard Nixon in football gear during his senior year at Whittier College.

Date: 1968, November
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Advance party leaving San Francisco to support U.S.Army Air Corp's Alaskan Flight project in 1934

View of U.S. Army transport ship, "El Aquario," at dockside in San Francisco, California, preparing to get underway in support of the Army Air Corp Alaska Flight Project, in 1934. Views from aboard the El Aquario, as it makes its way out of San Francisco. View from amidship, forward to the pilot house. Views of surrounding scenery as the ship makes way in protected inland waters from Seattle Washington through Vancouver, British Columbia, and Southern Alaska. View on deck as the ship rolls while underway.. View in ship's dining hall during meal as she rolls slightly (not enough to upset the dishes). An isolated waterfront house seen along the way.

Date: 1934
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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