Atomic submarine Nautilus launched in Electric Boat Division, Groton, Connecticut. Sign reads 'USS Nautilus SSN 571 Keel Laid June 14, 1952'. Crowd cheers. Mrs Dwight S Eisenhower arrives for christening ceremony. Commander Eugene P Wilkinson as Commander of ship. Mrs Dwight Eisenhower christens the Nautilus. Submarine slides into waters from its building area.
From a documentary about American Contralto, Marian Anderson, one of the leading classical singers in America. View of the Marian Farms, Marian Anderson's home in Connecticut, USA. Montage shows Marian working in her vegetable gardens, upholstering cushions, processing camera reel and cooking in kitchen. Marian Anderson and her arranger, Franz Rupp, working in a private studio. Marian practices in a room. She stands near the pianist and sings "Deep River" and "Comin' Through the Rye." She completes the song and asks the pianist about the next number. She takes a microphone and sings. Marian prepares to leave in her car. Scenes from a Marian Anderson concert where she sings Ave Maria, accompanied by a pianist. Audience applauds.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Football match between Princeton and Yale in Connecticut, United States. Match in progress. Crowd cheer and applaud. Princeton takes the Big Three Ivy title, defeating Yale 27-21.
Various uses of petroleum and its byproducts in United States. Man drives a cream colored 1952 Cadillac Convertible car along the road. Close ups of various car parts in the 1952 Cadillac Convertible that are manufactured from petroleum byproducts, including seating, parts of dash, and window seals. Other vehicular traffic on road, including an antique automobile. An American Airlines DC-6 aircraft taking off. A Burlington Route E-5A Diesel-Electric Silver Pilot locomotive approaching on a track. Tractor driven plow. A field being plowed. Petroleum byproduct being sprayed on fruit trees as a pesticide. Use of oil for American ground, air and naval forces. Petroleum byproducts and uses in oil industry. View of an oil refinery. Tourists visit an early oil derrick in Pennsylvania. An oil rig at work.
Dwight D. Eisenhower during presidency of the Columbia University in 1948. Eisenhower walking at a Columbia University graduation ceremony in New York City and speaking to the group assembled. Two years later, views of Eisenhower as NATO supreme commander in Europe. Eisenhower seated in NATO Conference. Citizens in United States prepare signs and urge Eisenhower to run for President. He salutes a parade in 1952 as he begins a run for the Presidency. Pamphlets and posters read 'we need Eisenhower'. An animated cartoon shows a smiling and marching Uncle Sam with an "Ike for President" jingle song playing. Cartoon shows animated citizens and an elephant supporting Eisenhower. Scenes from Republican National Convention, and Nixon and Eisenhower holding their arms up together. Citizens voting, using ballot boxes, and voting machines. A nun votes. Eisenhower casts his vote. People hold U.S. flags and cheer. Signboards and neon lighting on a building track vote tally and proclaim Eisenhower victory in 1952 presidential election. Eisenhower in Korea after the election. He meets and eats with American troops in the field and studies the war effort. South Koreans wave flags on announcement of truce (cease-fire armistice) in Korean War Eisenhower takes presidential oath of office in Washington DC. He signs document for Civil Rights Act of 1957 (voting right act). View of negro students of the "Little Rock Nine" entering a military station wagon under armed troop escort during integration of Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. U.S. Army troops escort the African American students into school. Exterior view of United Nations building in New York. Eisenhower delivers speech on Atoms For Peace. Churchill and Khrushchev visit Eisenhower in America. Scenes of John F Kennedy inauguration in 1961. Eisenhower with Kennedy and later with President Johnson. In 1968 address to Republican Convention Eisenhower notes risk of growth of Communism.