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New York Yankees play against New York Giants in 1936 World Series; also Grover Whalen showing 1939 Worlds Fair plans.

Crowd cheers and waves during New York Yankees and New York Giants game in the 1936 World Series at Polo Grounds IV in Manhattan, New york. Yankee manager, Joe McCarthy and Giants manager, Bill Terry on the field and they shake hands. Governor of New York State Herbert H. Lehman throws out first pitch, with Mayor La Guardia beside him. Babe Ruth, guest of honor, watches the match. Crowd cheer as the game proceeds. In next segment: Grover Whalen, President of New York World's Fair Corporation points out highlights of 1939 New York World's Fair on a preliminary model with the help of a stick, for visiting dignitaries. Footage from a September 1961 newsreel hightlighting stories from 25 years earlier.

Date: 1936, October
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes in life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the national election of 1936

Opening scene shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt driving his personal Ford Phaeton hand-controlled car along a tree-lined drive at his family residence in Hyde Park, New York. Riding with him are his daughter, Anna Roosevelt Dall, and her children, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie"). Next, Roosevelt is seen in car, parked in a cornfield, near the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, while his grandchlldren, “Sistie” and “Buzzie” visit with farm hands who are clearing old plants from the field. Very good close-up of President Roosevelt sitting in the driver’s seat of his car. Scene changes to the lawn at "Springwood," the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, where President and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt are sitting in wicker lawn chairs. She is knitting, and FDR is paying attention to the grandchildren, Anna and Curtis, who are riding horses, and granddaughter, Sara, on a pony. He talks with Sara. Close-up of Sara. Change of scene shows Republican Presidential Alf Landon, Governor of Kansas, and his family in their home. Voters are seen lined up along the sidewalk to cast their ballots in the election. View inside the polling place of voters entering and leaving individual voting booths. Another view shows voters in a long line snaking back and forth across a sidewalk. A Jewish Rabbi is seen registering and being directed to a voting booth at one polling place. On election night, President Roosevelt stands outside his Hyde Park home, assisted by his son Franklin Roosevelt, Jr., as he acknowledges his reelection victory. View of Times Square in New York City, crowded with people celebrating FDR’s reelection. President Roosevelt drives in an open on his return to Washington to resume his duties in the White House. He holds a large bouquet of flowers aloft and waves it to the crowds of spectators who fill the sidewalks. Later, he waves his hat. View of the Presidential motorcade lining Pennsylvania Avenue, with the Capitol in the background. The crowds spill partway into the streets, in places where police are not keeping cordoned off. A crowd of thousands packs the area in front of the White House as President Roosevelt, assisted by his son, stands and waves from a portico. Clip is from a 1961 newsreel showing events 25 years earlier.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Construction during Instant Rehabilitation Project by Housing and Urban Department in New York City

Instant Rehabilitation Project by Housing and Urban Department in New York City. Hands holdinga pamphlet entitled "Housing Act of 1961". Dilapidated and run down tenement buildings seen. Housing and Urban Department officials seen with contractors. Prefabricated core units of the buildings seen. Construction crew working. Kitchen and bathrooms seen in the renovated building. Families on a move are shown. Moving vans are seen.

Date: 1967
Duration: 5 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Life of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower after World War 2; NATO; Columbia University; U.S. President; advisor to Presidents

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.

Date: 1968
Duration: 5 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dramatized Pictorial History of the U.S. through the Civil War and its aftermath showing transition towards industrialization

'A nation rises ' Dramatization showing reenactments of scenes from civil war and aftermath in America. Still photographs of destruction from the civil war. Destroyed buildings and rubble in a Southern city. Numerous sets of railroad train wheels along with destroyed rails. Destroyed buildings in background. Dramatization showing postwar recovery efforts in rural areas, where men harness horses to help clear land. Settlers moving into the West. Buildings being constructed in the American Southwest. Herds of cattle moving through desert where cactus are growing. Illustration of a sailing ship carrying immigrants into New York harbor, with statue of Liberty in background. Reenactment of travelers boarding a large River boat. Smoke issuing from twin stacks of the river boat, as its horn blows. Bell ringing on the boat. Passengers watching from the boat as it moves along a river. Views of river and surrounding woods. A woman and baby on board the boat. Views of forests along river bank. View from water behind a moving sternwheeler river boat. A woman feeding chickens on a farm. A farmer harvesting a crop by hand, and another building a wall from stones taken out of the ground. A man stepping from a log house. An 18th century shop equipped with foot-operated wood working machines. Several farmers watching as one demonstrates Cyrus McCormick's reaper. (Note: period shown is from 1861 through about 1880. Film created about 1961)

Date: 1961
Duration: 3 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Vincent Lopez and his big band swing orchestra performing in 1943

Vincent Lopez and his orchestra are on stage ready to perform. He stands by his piano, and begins to conduct. The orchestra starts to play. Mr. Lopez calmly seats himself at the piano and plays along with the orchestra, displaying notable flourishes as he plays. Sequence breaks and picks up with male vocalist now also on stage. Lopez stands, conducting vocalist and orchestra. (Note: Vincent Lopez and his orchestra performed at the Grill Room in the Hotel Taft, New York City, from 1941 to 1961.)

Date: 1943
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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