Students at Harvard University, Cambridge. Students arrive at Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library. Students at Harvard Yard. The students attend lectures and take notes. Students arrive at Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library. Student walk in Harvard Yard
Navy team wins Adams cup in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Teams from Navy, Pennsylvania, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology row boats at Charles river in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Teams compete for the Adams Cup. Motor boats also underway at the river. Navy wins the race to capture the Adams Cup
Tercentenary ceremonies at Harvard University, Cambridge. Overseers, faculty members and alumni of Harvard University attend the tercentenary ceremony. President Conant speaks. On behalf of the President, and fellows, the Board of overseers, faculty members, and those assembled, he pays tribute to Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Paris from which Harvard University has descended. Representatives of those institutions stand in a group as their respective universities are extolled. The crowd applauds. President Conant presents mementos to the representatives of Cambridge, Oxford, and Paris. The choir sings.
Technicians and members in the laboratories and offices of WADC, Dayton, Ohio, United States. Aerial view of approach to Wright Air Development Center (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), includuing view of Wright Memorial on Wright Brothers Hill. Low altituide aerial view of Aero Medical Laboratory, wind tunnel area, static structural tent building and the main flight line area. Hand holding book entitled, "Wright Air Development Center" (WADC). Hands open book-on first page is: "Mission of WADC". Interior, laboratory research building at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), airmen push rack down test area and into vault. Exterior view in Cambridge Massachusetts of the MIT Great Dome and Building 10 seen from Killian Court, with text engraving seen on building frieze: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two members of the Institute walk down steps of Building 10. Two technicians working in office building. Supersonic propeller undergoing test on large test stand. Superimposed over this picture are the words: Research And Development. Supersonic propeller undergoing tests. Two technicians at control panel of the test stand. USAF B-50 Superfortress aircraft in flight. Engine starting on B-50 in flight-plane equipped with special deicing equipment. B-50 in flight showing special test and research instruments and operator.
Spectators watch the 1938 Massachusetts Handicap horse race at Suffolk Downs in Boston, Massachusetts. Jockeys takes their horses to starting point. Race starts and jockeys race on their horses. The race is won by Menow, a 10-to-1 shot, ridden by jockey, Nick Wall. (Note: The race was expected to feature the much-anticipated meeting of Seabiscuit and War Admiral, but Seabiscuit is scratched due to an injury just minutes before the race is scheduled to take place, much to the dismay of the record crowd that had gathered. War Admiral finished fourth in this race. This would help set the stage for the famed match race between the two champions that is ultimately held at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD later that year.)
Vannevar Bush demonstrates his differential analyzer, a calculating machine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge Massachusetts, United States. Views of the differential analyzer, which contains both vacuum tubes and mechanical components. A woman at a data entry machine while inventor Vannevar Bush points to a diagram that shows the machine's processing. Views of a rotating mechanical portion of the machine. A document containing the calculations being printed out by the early computer or so called "robot brain."