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A man demonstrates and controls a wingless aircraft in a model form in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A wingless aircraft, the 'Aerodyne' based on aerodynamic principle is demonstrated in a model form at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A man demonstrates and controls the wingless aircraft. The aircraft in a model form in flight.

Date: 1956, January 9
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
WAVES pass in review on the occasion of their second anniversary at the Hunter College in New York, United States.

U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) celebrate their second anniversary in the United States. WAVES at a corn farm in Cedar Falls, Iowa as they detassle corn plants. The WAVES wearing U.S. Navy caps. They eat corn on the cob. At the Hunter College in New York : The WAVES parade as the Mayor of New York Fiorello H. La Guardia and officers review the parade. The WAVES carry the American flag as they march.

Date: 1944, July 31
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of a typical small town in the midwestern United States in the 1950s, Ottumwa, Iowa.

In a U.S. Army documentary, an Army Sergeant walks on sidewalks of a typical 1950 small town in the rural United States -- Ottumwa, Iowa. Civilians on streets of the city. Various shops and 1940s and 1950s era automobiles. People from various walks of life talk to the Sergeant. The Sergeant recalls the town's ancestors entering America. The Des Moines river is shown with a small boat anchored at the end of a dock and men and boys fishing. Statue of an Indian Chief atop the Courthouse Building, Chief Wapello, whose tribe camped in the spot of the town years prior. The entrance of the library. Still images and drawings from the library depicting the town. Pictures of houses, shops and other buildings. People on the streets of Ottumwa. The Ottumwa Daily Courier newspaper headline announcing U.S. participation in World War I, "War Becomes Actuality." Images of members from Ottumwa's own Company G, 42nd Rainbow Division in WWI, including soldiers Arthur Menge, Charles Orman, Marlow Work. Views of WWI battle scenes. Oscar Nelson is remembered for heroism. WWI soldiers returning to American towns. Private Charles Orman 40 years later in Ottumwa. He enters a barber shop. Art Menge is also seen in the Barber shop. Aerial view of the city with many bridges, plants, factories, and homes visible. Cars and pedestrians on streets, The Ottumwa Bank, the Airport with a plane parked in front of the terminal, the Railroad train station with people waiting as a large sleek silver passenger train pulls up and arrives. The Hoffmann Drug store, the Ottumwa Hotel, The Ottumwa Daily Courier newspaper building, the Glover Motor Company, the Union Bank, and the Sunnyslope Sanitorium. Various homes and neighborhoods and 1950s automobiles. Governor Herschel Loveless, an Ottumwa native, at home with his wife. The home on Davis Street of the Miss Universe contest winner Carol Morris, and views of Ms. Morris in the pageant and receiving the winners crown in 1956.

Date: 1958
Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visits the farm of Roswell Garst in Coon Rapids, Iowa during his American tour.

On September 23, 1959 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev begins an unprecedented tour of the United States and visits the heart of the world's best corn country in Iowa. The farm of Roswell Garst in Coon Rapids. Khrushchev visits the farm. Reporters and photographers surround Roswell Garst's white, wooden farmhouse taking photographs and recording the entourage of Khrushchev. He inspects the modern, ultra-efficient farming methods. Garst shows the visitors his mechanized farming equipment for corn chopping, large-scale planting, harvesting and livestock feeding operations. Nikita Khrushchev and Roswell Garst inspect hybrid corn on corn belt. Khrushchev takes lunch with Adlai Stevenson, an American politician. He visits the swimming pool.

Date: 1959, September 24
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Carol Morris of United States wins the Miss Universe title in Long Beach, California.

Major events of 1956. Contestants at Miss America pageant walk the ramp in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marian Ann McKnight of South Carolina crowned Miss America. Carol Morris of Iowa wins the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California.

Date: 1956, December 24
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A football match between Wolverines of Michigan and Hawkeyers of Iowa at Iowa City won by Wolverines 17-14, United States.

A football match between Wolverines of Michigan and Hawkeyers of Iowa at Iowa City. The Wolverines of Michigan defeated the unbeaten Hawleyers of Iowa by 17-14.

Date: 1956, November 5
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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