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Barrel jumping on ice at Grossinger's Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York State

Contestants line up for 7th annual barrel-jumping event at Grossinger's Resort in the Catskill Mountains, near the Village of Liberty, New York. They skate toward the camera. Spectators watch the event. Behind them is posted a contestant's name, "Coallier," and the mumber of barrels he will attempt to jump (14). Officials in striped shirts stand near a line of barrels as a skater Speeds toward them and clears all but the last and falls upon landing. Another skater tries, but lands in the midst of the barrels. Several more barrel jumpers are seen, most failing to clear all the barrels in their attempts. But even those who do, end up sliding across the ice into barriers designed to cushion their impact. Finally, the defending champ, Leo Lebel, of Hartford, Connecticut, who also won in 1956, clears 16 barrels to win the event. (Note: Leo Lebel went on to win this event in 1958 and 1959, as well.)

Date: 1957, January 7
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Marine Corps Recon Unit personnel undergo underwater training at United States Naval Submarine School,New London, Groton, connecticut

U.S. Reconnaissance Unit marines receiving underwater training at the U.S. Navy submarine school, New London, Groton, Connecticut. Inside the Buoyant Ascent, Submarine Escape Training Tower, marines equipped with breathing apparatus and flotation collars, are seen rising to the surface of the tank. Glimpse of a submarine on surface of water. Inside the submarine, marines in a platoon, assigned to a team, are briefed by an officer. Then the NCO in charge, carrying his swimming flippers, leads his team into the escape trunk, for their first training mission. View of the marines as water rises around them. Then they are seen making buoyant ascents from the submarine, with bubbles trailing as they rise. View at surface as the team members reach it. The team swims toward shore, pulling their equipment in waterproof bags. They land on a beach, and sweep away any landing marks in the sand. Inland, a team member removes a submachine gun from its waterproof bag. He gives the gun to another marine, fully dressed in camouflage fatigues,

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of an American college football game in the United States - 1958 Orange Bowl featuring Duke versus Oklahoma

Aerial view of 1950's automobiles parked outside Burdine Stadium (later the Miami Orange Bowl) in Miami, Florida. Fans of both Duke University (Blue Devils) and University of Oklahoma (Sooners) football teams entering the stadium at entrance gates. View at gates as tickets are checked. A fan tries on a festive hat. View of the field with marching bands on it during their show, displaying a large American flag formation. View of fans in the stadium. Some Oklahoma Sooners fans wearing cowboy hats. 1958 college football Orange Bowl game gets underway. Scenes from the game, crowd cheering, band and cheerleaders performing at half time and from sidelines.

Date: 1958, January 1
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Establishment of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its first launch of a ballistic missile.

Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Needs and progress in education for the mentally disabled in Connecticut and the United States.

Volunteers provide education to the mentally disabled children in Connecticut, United States. A map hung on a wall. Narrator mentions that in 1959 the Connecticut Legislature created the "State Office of Mental Retardation." Mr. Bert Schmikel, Head of that office, points at the map and expresses his views about education for the mentally disabled children. Several children around a table. A woman helps them. A child tries to wear shoes. Another child wears a cap. A man helps as some mentally disabled children get off a car. A bespectacled boy with the American Flag. A mentally disabled girl and an African American boy. Two ladders placed horizontally on a table. The ladders are placed side by side in such a way that the rungs of the two ladders do not correspond to each other. A girl walks by placing her feet between the rungs of the ladders. A woman teaches needlework to a boy. A disabled girl fiddles with the zip of the hood of a boy's coat. A man stands nearby.

Date: 1969
Duration: 3 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Birth of Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company and its nuclear reactor facility in the United States.

Map of United States showing location of a power plant of Connecticut. A woman in 1960's dress (Leslie Franzos) dances happily in her living room in front of a window air conditioner. Electric supply lines and power plants showing growth in the sector. Sunset and a graph with wavy lines depicting the limitation of non-renewable sources of power. Views of coal and oil production, pipeline, and transportation facilities including rail trains moving on tracks. Narrator describes fossil fuel supplies as abundant but finite. 1960's woman dances in front of graph depicting rising power demand through the decades ahead. Animation of names of various electricity producing companies. Model of the nuclear power plant of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company. 1960's fashion woman dances in front of model holding blueprints. Animation of map showing location of the plant. Aerial view of actual site of the plant. Sketch of the plant. Animated model of the functioning reactor and cooling system to be used by the plant. A submarine with reactor fitted. Pictures of nuclear power plants in use at Rowe Massachusetts and Shippingport Pennsylvania. Knobs and on-off of lights on a panel. View of interior control room at the Yankee Rowe nuclear power station. Group of executives in suits touring the Yankee Rowe nuclear plant grounds. Design architect at desk in an office reviews blueprints for nuclear plant.

Date: 1966
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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