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WAACS start Army training in Des Moines, Iowa, in World War II.

WAACS begin their first day with the corps during World War 2. Women exit a clothing warehouse carrying bags of clothing. Women officers of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs), seen wearing uniforms. Beds in a row in a barracks during inspection. Two women officers shaking hands. Women stand in line to go into the mess hall. Women officers eating and drinking in the mess hall, including African American women who eat at segregated tables. Women stand at attention outside in rows. They march together in line.

Date: 1942, July 22
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Herbert Hoover campaigns in Des Moines Iowa, United States.

U.S. President Herbert Hoover campaigning in Des Moines Iowa, United States. A banner strung across a main street with image of President Hoover reads "Iowa Welcomes You". The motorcade of the President passes through the streets of Des Moines,Iowa. People stand on both the sides of road to welcome President Hoover. People shower ticker tapes. The President seated in a car waves towards people. The State Capitol building can be seen in the background. The President's motorcade is followed by dissidents who ride in trucks, motorcars and on horseback. Farm workers fill a truck bearing a sign that reads "Hoovers Farm Relief. First - Foreclosure. Then -This". A sign on the back of a truck reads 'In Hoover We Trusted, Now We Are Busted'. Two dissidents ride horses carrying signs just above the horses' tails saying: "Hoover Put Us Here".

Date: 1932
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Hoover campaigns in Des Moines, Iowa. Some citizens express dissatisfaction with his administration.

President Herbert Hoover on the campaign trail in Des Moines Iowa. A banner across a main street shows his picture and reads "Iowa Welcomes You". A motorcade carrying the President, is accompanied by supporters walking alongside. Spectators on both sides of the streets watch the President pass by. Some confetti can be seen floating in the air. The President waves from his car. The State Capitol building appears in the background. Citizens disappointed with current economic hard times make their feelings known by following the Presidents motorcade in trucks, motorcars and on horseback. Farm workers in a truck send their message on a sign reading "Hoovers Farm Relief. First - Foreclosure. Then -This". A sign on the back of another truck reads 'In Hoover We Trusted, Now We Are Busted'. Two men ride horses carrying signs on the horses' rear ends reading: "Hoover Put Us Here".

Date: 1932
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. WACs take an oath and receive certificates during a ceremony at Fort Des Monies in Iowa, United States.

U.S. WACs (Women's Army Corps) at Fort Des Monies in Iowa, United States. Women soldiers seated in chairs during a ceremony. They take an oath. An officer administers the oath. Women soldiers receive certificates at the ceremony.

Date: 1942
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from the 1973 Iowa State fair.

A Corvette Stingray drives through the entrance of the Iowa State Fair in 1973. Men, women and children at Iowa state fair. Children with colorful balloons and ice cream. People enjoy rides. View from ferris wheel. Ponies are displayed. Tractor pull. One tractor in tractor pull is dubbed the "Mighty Minnie Yellow Bird" A young woman twirls a flaming baton. African American drummers perform. Rope making is demonstrated. A child rides in a baby carriage. Farm products like apples, corn and pumpkin displayed. Livestock at display in the fair, including dairy cows. Close up of award ribbons at the 1973 Iowa State Fair.

Date: 1973
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A group of farm boys visit Iowa and Des Moines and watch corn crops and mares in United States.

Farm boys of Texas visit different states of United States. A young farm boy in a corn farm at Iowa. The boy comes to corn crops. He looks at the crops and goes. The farm boys watch Belgian mares near Des Moines. A man leads mares on a track, he leads mare in a field.

Date: 1920
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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