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Richard Burt speaks about June North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) foreign ministers conference in the United States.

Richard Burt, Assistant Secretary for European affairs in the United States. Richard Burt speaks about the June North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers conference of Paris. He speaks about Soviet Union's disagreement about the 1979 decision and to negotiate with them. The other issues to be discussed include development and conditions in Poland.

Date: 1983
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Life story of George Herbert Walker Bush, Vice-President and later President of the United States.

George Herbert Walker Bush speaks to the 1984 Republican National Convention as the nominee for Vice President. Supporters cheer holding banners. Childhood pictures of George W. Bush with his family. He is shown as a fighter in a squadron in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Footage of his rescue by submarine after he is shot down. Footage of Yale University and a photo of Bush wearing a Yale sweatshirt. George H W Bush starting in the oil business in Texas. Shots of oil workers drilling for oil and an offshore platform. A reporter interviews Bush in the 1960's in front of the U.S. Capitol building in the background. Footage of Bush speaking before the United Nations in his role as U.N. Ambassador. Vice President Bush meets Chinese officials. George H. W. Bush with Barbara Bush and their five children, including George W. Bush, as he announces his candidacy for President in 1979. The Vice President with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at Reagan's ranch, in a meeting with Tip O'Neil, and on the steps of United States Capitol building.

Date: 1984
Duration: 7 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
African American painter Aaron Douglas painting at an art workshop in the United States.

Aaron Douglas is shown working on a painting. Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 - February 3, 1979) was an American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
College youth at University of California., Berkeley, during 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.

Film showing students at the University of California, Berkeley, principally in 1980. It also shows glimpses of Vietnam war era background events. Opening shows students on a college campus. Two of them sit and converse. Scene shifts to National Guard troops and police near the University of California campus, in May, 1969, when Governor Ronald Reagan declared a state of emergency and sent 2,200 National Guard troops into Berkeley, California. Next, students are seen handing out voting information from booths on the Berkeley campus during the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.. Students massed on campus and some having lively conversations with others. The entrance gates to the campus are seen in the background. Students moving about on the campus and some seated at outdoor tables having snacks and conversing. A student being interviewed who speaks about employment. Complete shift of scene to American soldiers jumping from a UH-1 Huey helicopter in Vietnam. President Richard Nixon waving enthusiastically in front of the Presidential helicopter. President Lyndon Johnson glad-handing spectators as he walks along the streets of a city. Glimpse of American hostages being taken from the embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 1979. U.S soldiers firing a howitzer field piece in Vietnam. Returning American hostages leaving an U.S.Air Force transport plane. A woman student being interviewed at Berkeley campus about the 1980 Presidential race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Students seated on a long bench in a room where a picture of motion picture star, John Wayne, is displayed on a wall. A male student says Ronald Reagan has brought a new spirit into everybody in America. A Berkeley political science professor comments on the new voters. Students speaking positively about President Reagan. More views of students and voting information on campus. (Note: film is silent except for occasional interviews.)

Date: 1980, November
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Construction of the Panama Canal

Construction of the Panama Canal connecting the Caribbean Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. Views of abandoned and failed first attempt by French team led by Ferdinand de Lesseps, with scenes of Panama natives cutting vegetation with machetes. Scene of abandoned canal work area. Scenes of United States work to build the canal beginning in 1903. Steam shovels digging and moving earth. Laborers construct railroad for use in canal building. General Glen Edgerton talks about the construction difficulties from malaria, and the worker prescription of quinine three times daily. Views of British and French workers on the site working and arriving by rail to work. Dynamite explosion removes rumble for railroad construction. View of locks under construction 1000 feet long and 110 feet wide. Excerpt from interview with former Canal Zone Governor and Congressman Maurice Thatcher, who characterizes the project as the greatest liberty that man had ever taken with nature. (Thatcher was honored when the first bridge connecting both sides of the Panama Canal was named after him as "Thatcher Ferry Bridge". In 1979 the name was officially changed to the Bridge of the Americas.) Clip next shows 1970's aerial view of the Panama Canal. Ships moving through the Panama Canal.

Date: 1903
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States X-15 aircraft lands at Rogers Dry Lake on Edwards Air Force base in California, United States.

Speed and altitude tests being conducted by X-15 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. X-15 begins a solo flight into the stratosphere. Pilot Scott Crossfield seated in the cockpit of X-15. Mach meter indicator passes Mach two. Radar dish antenna recording the course of flight. Chase planes F-100F and F-104D in flight. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials take recordings on graph and look at radar screens. Pilot converses with the ground crew members. X-15 lands on Rogers Dry Lake in California. Vehicles parked next to the aircraft after its landing in ground.

Date: 1959, September 17
Duration: 3 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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