Excerpt from United States Information Service film about the music school and festival at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts. Maestro Serge Koussevitzky conducts the Boston Symphony orchestra and a chorus in an outdoor performance during the summer of 1951. Views of the conductor, orchestra, chorus, and audience including many listening while reclining on the grass on the grounds of the institute.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. People walk into the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory. A sign reads ' Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory'. A woman writes on a blackboard. A man stands near a large wall map of the world and points out the locations. A radar antenna. A man with a special camera and he is seated on a platform. A man works with radar antenna. Another man writes data on the blackboard. which is received from radar stations.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A man seated behind desk take notes from charts and papers to compile statistics on atmospheric occurrences. Two military personnel carry weather balloon out of a building. A USAF (United States Air Force) personnel takes weather data. Two teletype machines. A man enters and tears teletype message from the machine and walks out. A woman prepares perforated cards on a large machine.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Several views of laboratory instruments in operation which help in conducting research. The men operates research equipment. A man operates an instrument used to study the atmospheric dielectric behavior of an ionized gas. A scientist checks the air temperature, density. A convection vacuum apparatus. A man operates a recorder and automatic reduction system. A decoder and automatic electronic typewriter. Another man studies the upper atmospheric pressure and temperature.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Men at the laboratory operate different instruments. Views of research on the ionosphere in the laboratory. A scientist conducts a research and uses various apparatus. A model of U.S. B-29 Superfortress on top of a table with a portable laboratory. Personnel in a research laboratory as they operate an equipment. He operates electron microscope and performs experiments. A man at a blackboard as he works out mathematical problems.
In a U.S. Army documentary, an Army Sergeant walks on sidewalks of a typical 1950 small town in the rural United States -- Ottumwa, Iowa. Civilians on streets of the city. Various shops and 1940s and 1950s era automobiles. People from various walks of life talk to the Sergeant. The Sergeant recalls the town's ancestors entering America. The Des Moines river is shown with a small boat anchored at the end of a dock and men and boys fishing. Statue of an Indian Chief atop the Courthouse Building, Chief Wapello, whose tribe camped in the spot of the town years prior. The entrance of the library. Still images and drawings from the library depicting the town. Pictures of houses, shops and other buildings. People on the streets of Ottumwa. The Ottumwa Daily Courier newspaper headline announcing U.S. participation in World War I, "War Becomes Actuality." Images of members from Ottumwa's own Company G, 42nd Rainbow Division in WWI, including soldiers Arthur Menge, Charles Orman, Marlow Work. Views of WWI battle scenes. Oscar Nelson is remembered for heroism. WWI soldiers returning to American towns. Private Charles Orman 40 years later in Ottumwa. He enters a barber shop. Art Menge is also seen in the Barber shop. Aerial view of the city with many bridges, plants, factories, and homes visible. Cars and pedestrians on streets, The Ottumwa Bank, the Airport with a plane parked in front of the terminal, the Railroad train station with people waiting as a large sleek silver passenger train pulls up and arrives. The Hoffmann Drug store, the Ottumwa Hotel, The Ottumwa Daily Courier newspaper building, the Glover Motor Company, the Union Bank, and the Sunnyslope Sanitorium. Various homes and neighborhoods and 1950s automobiles. Governor Herschel Loveless, an Ottumwa native, at home with his wife. The home on Davis Street of the Miss Universe contest winner Carol Morris, and views of Ms. Morris in the pageant and receiving the winners crown in 1956.