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President and Mrs. Eisenhower attend funeral of Helen Elsie Eakin Eisenhower, wife of Milton S. Eisenhower

Air Force One (C-121 named Columbine II) with President and Mrs. Eisenhower aboard, lands at Blair County Airport, Pennsylvania. The Eisenhowers depart by cadillac automobile to the town of State College, Pennsylvania, where they attend the funeral of Helen Elsie Eakin Eisenhower, wife of the President's brother, Milton S. Eisenhower. Upon arrival, President and Mrs. Eisenhower enter St. Andrew's Episcopal Church,behind Milton Eisenhower and his son, Milton Jr.(Lieutenant in military uniform, with black armband) and his daughter, Helen Eisenhower. Pallbearers carry coffin into the church. Two Episcopal Ministers, following a crucifer, emerge from church, followed by pallbearers and coffin. Spectators watch from across the street as the coffin is placed in a hearse. Dr. Milton Eisenhower walks from the church, flanked by his son and daughter. President and Mrs. Eisenhower follow immediately behind them. They all enter the Presidential limousine and drive away, followed by other cars on the funeral procession.

Date: 1954
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Wisconsin's Alan Ameche awarded with Heisman Trophy as outstanding college football player of 1954.

Wisconsin's Alan Ameche awarded with Heisman Trophy as outstanding college football player of 1954. Ameche is seen wearing a suit along with trophy presenters in conference room. University of Wisconsin football player Alan Ameche seen holding the Heisman Trophy and smiling.

Date: 1954, December 9
Duration: 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Immigrants to America working in various hard labor jobs and factories early in the 20th century.

Point of view shot out the front of a steam locomotive railroad train as it speeds along a track in western United States. Men stacking wood lumber for boat shipment beside a canal in the early 1900s. The mill and stacks of lumber seen across the canal. Miners at a coal mine ride an open car full of coal as it emerges from a mine in West Virginia, as seen from camera riding on same coal car. Glimpse, from a passing train, of a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Immigrants to the United States, from various European countries, at work in industrial production jobs. Men in factories; working at a power forge in a steel mill; Lumber operations: Men cutting down large trees with hand axes and sawing logs for timber in a forest, using large 2-man saws; Butchers moving sides of beef in a meat packing company. Women working in a metal parts factory (appears to be a sink faucet manufacturing company); women working in a textile spinning mill operation and stacking moving machine shelves with spools. A hose set up from a fire hydrant spraying water in a city street and children in bathing suits running underneath to play and cool off in hot summer weather. Montage of various still and moving images: Immigrant children in classrooms and in school yards. A woman instructing new adult immigrants in an English language instruction class. Immigrant workers engaged in skyscraper construction, high in the air without safety equipment. An iron worker perched atop a vertical steel beam with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. A woman posing on a horizontal bar. Men and women posing in the surf at a beach. Beach-goers watching as a group of men create a human pyramid on the sand. A little girl with her feet in the surf. Boys in a classroom, with two of them dirty from work and another boy sleeping with his head on his desk. Mothers and fathers at home asking about what the children learned in school. A young girl leading a group of school children in reciting the pledge of allegiance (pre-1950s version of the Pledge of Allegiance is heard recited by a group of children, without the "Under God" wording that was added in 1954). Still image of a young girl employed in a fabric mill (child labor).

Date: 1910
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various activities and extra-curricular activities at the Bryn Mawr College for young women in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Bryn Mawr College for young women in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Girls at a traditional celebration at the Bryn Mawr College. Girls speak different languages as Spanish or French study in separate group on a table with different lecturer. Girls of geological studies on a trip outside the college examining a rock formation. A girl student sits and talks with children. Political science students during a lecture. A meeting of The International Relations Club of the college, together with male members of the club from nearby Haverford College. A male student smoking a pipe, a female student smoking a cigarette as they talk during the meeting. Students act during a stage play, again combining students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford College.

Date: 1948
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Quaker college students participate in a Penn-Craft work camp, building homes at a Pennsylvania mining community

College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, building homes and facilities for a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Opening image shows the book "The Plight of the Bituminous Coal Miner" by Homer Lawrence Morris and Joseph H. Willits. View of farmland and a new mining community from a high hill. Craft work Camp in Pennsylvania. View of a community mining area. Coal elevator building and rows of miner's homes close together in the background. Students help miners build new homes. They work on scaffolding, building walls of homes with stone and mortar. View of lumber piled high and a worker sawing a board. Workers move building materials in wheelbarrows. A stone home with a partially framed roof. A negro student volunteer breaks up rock with a sledge hammer. Volunteers load stone from a nearby quarry onto waiting trucks. Workers slide rocks from a quarry to a waiting team below, who loads rock pieces into a mill that pulverizes the rock and turns it into stone dust that is then carried away for use in the building projects. View of Miners simple, temporary houses. A mining family relaxes on a bench swing in front of a house and children of miners play with a dog. Men framing a temporary home. A woman volunteer paints the exterior of a house.

Date: 1938
Duration: 5 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nursery school for children of coal miners in Pennsylvania

College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, helping mining families to build homes and educate children. Near a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Quaker college student volunteer aiding women in the mining community as they operate a nursery school for children of miners. Children playing in an open field, and in a sandbox, as teachers walk around and sit with them. Children stand at a table and model clay. Teachers serve a snack to the students, seated in a circle outside a school building. A woman mops the front porch of the building, while another woman irons clothes. Young woman volunteer gives a haircut to a little boy.

Date: 1938
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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