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."
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.
A bike race in Boston, Massachusetts. 700 boys ride through the city streets in a 12 mile bike race from Newton to Cambridge in Boston, Massachusetts. Boys ride down the streets as people flock to witness the race. Winners being greeted by a large number of people at the finish line. Winners with trophies.
Thomas Schelling, a Professor of Economics with specialization in arms control at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Close up of clock tower at Harvard. View of Harvard Yard and statue of John Harvard with students nearby. Tom Schelling smokes a pipe while walking through Harvard Yard. Professor Tom Schelling teaching a class at Harvard. View of outside of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard. Tom Schelling compiles newspaper cuttings and goes through papers at the Center for International Affairs. Tom Schelling on a flight. View of airplane wing and propeller through passenger window. Wide shot of Rand Corporation in California. View of Capitol Building in Washington D.C. from a moving car. Wide shots of Pentagon Building in Arlington Virginia as Tom Schelling arrives at the Pentagon parking lot via taxi and climbs the steps to enter the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. As an adviser to the United States, Schelling participates in a meeting with military officers to discuss issues of national defense and arms control. Professor Schelling at his home with his family in Lexington, Massachusetts near the town green where the American Revolutionary War began. Thomas Schelling walks with his wife, Corinne Tigay Saposs, and their four sons, Robert Schelling, Daniel Schelling, Tom Schelling Jr., and Andrew Schelling. At night he is seen recording lectures and articles with the help of a tape recorder.