Traffic on roads of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado during the early 1960s. Point of view from a moving car of roads, shops, stores, people and many other vintage 1950s and 1960s cars in town. People shopping, commuting, and going about normal daily business in town of Colorado Springs. Views of typical fashions, automobiles, and buildings alongside road.
Boy Scout Jamboree get-together in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Views of boy scout jamboree with tents at Colorado Springs. Flags of different nations are raised. Boy Scouts from all over the world assemble for the BSA's 5th National jamboree and 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America scouting movement. Giant cake for the ceremony. Boy Scouts get patches from a box. Sign: 'Choccolocco Council, Troop 53'. Boys erect the tents. Views of Colorado Springs surrounding mountains with various flags. Mountains in the background.
A USAF film report on AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar shows the installation and checkout of equipment in the structure located at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, United States. An array monitor display and a technician checks the operational status of individual module. Two technicians install a video display console. A U.S. Air Force C-131B Samaritan military transport aircraft parked at a base. The aircraft in flight. A structure at the Eglin AFB. Vintage 1960s electronic control terminals and equipment for missile defense during the Cold War. A technician operates a signal processor. The technician presses buttons on the processor. Technicians operate a radar programmer. A technician seated on a chair operates Bendix 101 computer. A document is printed in a printing machine. The technician speaks on a phone. Another technician carries a document. Technicians operate IBM 7044 computer and shows the memory drum and high speed printer. A technician operates the controls. A screen on the computer shows the position of all unknown objects. The technician notes down the phased array radar data. Exterior of building in Colorado Springs with sign "NORAD Combat Operations Center" at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado. USAF personnel come out of the building of North American Air Defense Center (NORAD). Observers and technicians in the Spacetrack Control Center seated at their tracking stations. An observer speaks on a phone. The observers keep a track on all targets and missiles using the NORAD aerospace warning and tracking systems. Exterior view of the FPS-85 radar array structure at Eglin AFB (The site C-6 Air Force Space Command radar station). A technician operates Bendix 101 computer. Technicians at work in the center. The array radar. Animation depicts the future of the space and capacity of AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar to track objects. Vintage 1960s animation showing various satellite systems in space orbit.
Jefferson Thomas, of the "Little Rock Nine," in a hallway, revisiting Central High School, in Little Rock Arkansas. He looks through a classroom window at a former teacher, Miss Dunn, speaking to a class from a lab table next to an anatomical model. View of Ernest Green sitting with other students in a lab filled with electronic equipment. Much later, as President of the NAACP chapter on campus of Michigan State University, he is seen handing out pamphlets to other students. Views of students congregating on the grounds of the university. One girl holds a poster reading "Give, NAACP Fund Drive." Professor David Gottlieb introduces Ernest Green who steps to a classroom podium to speak to Michigan State students in a lecture room. Green carrying books is seen entering and sitting down in the Michigan State library. In another scene, he enters sociological data into Hollerith punch cards for processing by computer. He walks in the university computer room where tape decks are seen spinning and computer operators are at work. One of the tapes mounted on a drive is labeled: "Ernest Green, Aspirations." Results from his work are seen coming out of a line printer. Green sits in a library and opens the 1960 yearbook of Central High School containing his and Carlotta Walls 'entries. View of Carlotta, in dorm at Denver University, Colorado, where she is a student. Gloria Ray is seen at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she is a senior majoring in chemistry. Terrence Roberts is seen at the City College of Los Angeles, where he is studying Business Administration. Melba Pattillo, who left college to marry, is seen in two views.Scene shifts back to Central High and Jefferson Thomas, looking at the athletic trophies on display. He (who is narrating this film) states that he will take an exam in Spring to become a Certified Public Accountant. He walks down steps of Central High and camera pans over neighborhood to the State Capitol dome in distance.
Scenes of flooding in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as heavy rains bring a flood crest from Monument Creek, destroying much of the town of Colorado Springs on Memorial Day 1935. Damaged bridge section floating by. Man jumps from roof of house into flood waters. People walk holding rope. People float by atop debris, swept along by swift current. Vehicles swept by floods.
President Dwight D Eisenhower visits Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs in Colorado. He receives an honorary degree during the visit to the academy. President Eisenhower addresses 1000 cadets and gives advice to them as an old soldier. He flies to Denver for a family reunion. The president meets the First Lady and his grandchildren in Denver.