Aerial views of Grand Canyon gorge with Colorado River at its base in United States. A railroad train passes in background, as seen from highway. The Grand Canyon with Colorado River flowing at its base. A motor caravan moves along a highway. Glen Canyon Dam across River Colorado at the Grand Canyon. Cars move on a 4-lane divided Interstate Highway.
Mix of period footage circa 1910, retrospective interviews in 1975, and some still images. European immigration in bad travel conditions to America. View from rail on deck of a ship in heavy seas. An elderly European immigrant recalls his experiences of the journey on ship to America. Ship in Atlantic Ocean. Picture of European immigrants on ship deck. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Early 1900s period footage of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and disembarking from ship, then walking with luggage for processing at Ellis Island. Some immigrants peer across New York Harbor at the skyline of New York city. Scene change to 1975 and views of interiors of a no longer used building in Ellis Island. Names of persons carved on walls. A man shares his experience as an immigrant passing through Ellis Island, and then as an immigration inspector reviewing new immigrants as they arrived.
Vietnamese refugees soon after arriving in the United States after the Vietnam War fall of Saigon. A Vietnamese girl seated next to a man using a radio to communicate. In the Refugee Center, a man writes names of refugees with their tent assignments. Air Force personnel and volunteers at work in the Center.
Jacqueline Cochran at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Miss Cochran in conversation with four cadets while walking. A chapel in background.
Jacqueline Cochran interviewed in Arnold Hall at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. She speaks about soloing for the first time in 1932, and about continuous training during her career.
Jacqueline Cochran interviewed in Arnold Hall at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. She speaks about a training program she set up under orders from General Arnold.