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U.S. Democratic Victory Dinner. Washington, D.C. March 4, 1937

A large crowd of the Democratic Party faithful, in formal dress, gather for a Victory Dinner, in the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, to celebrate Franklin D. Roosevelt's reelection in 1937. An orchestra plays "Happy Days Are Here Again." The President stands at a table (with a man assisting him) as Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is escorted to his side. A battery of news photographers take their pictures. Mrs. Roosevelt speaks to President Roosevelt and then leaves. Scene shifts to banquet hall with guests seated at a long table, surrounded by others at round tables. The orchestra plays smooth dinner music. Waiters move among the guests. Reelected President Roosevelt chats with his Vice President, John Nance Garner, seated to his left.

Date: 1937, March 4
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A map locates the flood affected areas in Ohio and the high and low pressure areas in the Ohio river during floods of 1937.

View of the U.S. National Archives Building, March 1936. in Washington, DC. Fortunately the city escaped damage from the great Potomac River flood. Next scenes cover damage caused due to a flood in Ohio, United States in January 1937. View of a weather vane in stiff winds. The level of the Ohio river rises. The flooded tributaries of the river. A map locates the flood affected areas. It depicts the high and low pressure areas. Map depicts heavy rains continuing for 20 days from January 6 to January 26, totaling 16 to 20 inches in the affected area.

Date: 1937, January
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet flyers who flew from Moscow, Russia, to Vancover Washington, begin journey back to Russia

United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner aircraft lands and taxis to the airfield ramp,at Oakland, California. U.S. military and civilian officials, and newsmen gather around the airplane as its doors open. A crowd of spectators and well-wishers fill an area at the airfield terminal. Closeup of three Soviet flyers, standing and waving from the top of stairs at the plane's door. They are Pilot Valery Chkalov; Co-pilot Georgy Baydukov and Navigator Alexander Belyakov. They left Moscow, Russia, June 18, 1937 in a single-engine Soviet Tupolev ANT-25 aircraft on a flight over the North Pole and finally landed after 63 hours and 25 minutes, at. the U.S. Army Pearson Field in Fort Vancouver Barracks (Washington State, USA). Scene shifts to Pearson Field, where their airplane is being prepared for shipment back to Russia. U.S. Army soldiers package up recording instruments preserving evidence of the flight necessary to document their accomplishment. They remove and package loose articles, such as parachutes. View of the airplane being completely covered in protective tarp wrappings.

Date: 1937, June
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mayor of the New York City Fiorello H. LaGuardia in Washington DC.

Mayor of the New York City Fiorello H. LaGuardia walks in with some files in front of the Union Station, the Washington DC train station. He sits into a Diamond Cab and drives away. The U.S. Capitol is also visible behind. Trolleys on streets. Department of Interior, Washington DC. Officials walking out of the department building. 11 August 1937.

Date: 1937, August 11
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S.President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at Democratic Party Victory Dinner in Washington, D.C.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt stands at podium and speaks after Democratic Victory Dinner, in the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on March 4, 1937. He states that, "Democracy in many lands has failed, for the time being, to meet human needs." He speaks of people being so fed up with debate and party bickering that they surrender democratic principles and processes to get things done. He goes on to speak of history, and failure of dictatorship. He states that, "In the United States, Democracy has, not yet, failed, and does not need to fail." At that point the audience applauds. Roosevelt refers the the Agricultural Adjustment Act. He complains about the Supreme Court. He remarks with a smile that, as the lawyers themselves say, "In this fight, time is of the essence." The audience applauds. He speaks of meeting the needs of the peple, now.

Date: 1937, March 4
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
U.S.President Franklin D. Roosevelt castigates the Supreme Court at Democratic Party Victory Dinner in Washington, D.C.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, standing at podium, speaking after Democratic Victory Dinner, in the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on March 4, 1937. He castigates the Supreme Court for issuing what he describes as a "pronunciamento," the Court's decision that neither the Federal Government nor the States may legally address issues of hours and wages. Roosevelt says it defines a "No man's land of final futility." The audience applauds. He goes on to speak to various problems with the Supreme Court. He speaks of freeing progressive actions of the Democratic Party from legal doubt. He calls for courage and wisdom. He notes that "here is one third of a nation, ill nourished;ill clad;ill housed." The President mentions farmers burdened by mortgage interest, and people laboring for inadequate wages. He decries the fact that thousands of children who should be in school, are, instead, working in mines and mills. The audience responds with enthusiastic applause.

Date: 1937, March 4
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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