Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. A banner reads Happy Birth Day to Hoover. Large crowd of well wishers gathered for the dedication of the new Herbert Hoover Library, on the occasion of former United States President's 88 birthday. The interior of the library. Few people walk towards the cottage where President Hoover was born. Former Presidents of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover and Harry S Truman arrive at the event. Hoover receives a tribute from Truman. Hoover addresses the gathering and receives Distinguish Service Award from two Universities.
View of town of Camp Maher at Twin Branch in West Virginia. View of tipple. Miners around open door of a shop. Workers at mine cars.
View from mountain overlooking the Ford Motor Company coal mining town where 900 miners are employed at Twin Branch, West Virginia. From mountain overlooking the scene, camera pans across Lodging and other buildings, near river, and to the town, itself. Scene shifts to ground-level where several homes and cars are seen as well as a canal. A steam shovel is seen digging near the site of a new dam. It loads earth into dump trailers pulled by Fordson tractors. Closeup of the tractors pulling their loads to the dam site, and returning empty.
Events held in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighters in flight. A sign reads 'NAS KEY WEST'. A USAF F-104 Starfighter supersonic interceptor aircraft makes a landing. USAF F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bombers are armed by airmen at an airfield. Aerial view of a base in Florida showing USAF airplanes in place. Aerial view of air evacuation equipment at a field. Surface to air missiles are readied at a beach. A radar in operation. Barbed wire obstacles are set up along a beach by U.S. troops. A USAF RB-66 Destroyer reconnaissance aircraft takes off from an airstrip. U.S. Marines reach U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Americans are evacuated from Guantanamo as a precautionary measure. View of a baseball game.
Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party USA in New York City, June 24 -38, 1936. The theme as seen in outsize banners included a huge likeness of Earl Browder displaying the words: "Against Hunger Fascism War" and a banner around the hall reading in part: "forward to Unity..." The activities seen are like any major political party convention, including having placards identifying delegates from all the States of the Union, such as Georgia, Virginia,Iowa,West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia,Oregon, etc. Lights sweep over the darkened arena highlighting the signs of the various states. Several scenes show massed flags of the Communist Party displaying the hammer and Sickle on a solid field.
The lives of Appalachian mountain people in a depressed area of Kentucky, and how they cope with poverty and maintain their traditions and dignity through music. Farmer Shepherd's family house in Old House Branch, Harlan County: Women by the window of a house look out. Farmer Shepherd and his daughters walk up the path towards the house. A dog follows them and barks. Farmer Shepherd, who works in the big company mine, waves as he approaches the house. The family seated inside. A girl with a kitten. A boy plays the banjo and sings. Framed pictures on the table. dog on the patio, path leading to the house. A girl on the path, a boy milks a cow, women and young girls peel corn cobs. A woman lays the table, girls with cats enter the house. Pictures on the wall inside. The family seated for supper. They eat and talk. Utensils hang on the wall. They put away the utensils after the meal. Daisy, Kentucky: Unemployed construction worker, Roscoe Holcomb walks up a path with his family. They approach their house amidst the mountains. Holcomb works on the farm. A woman dances to music with a little girl. People on a dance floor dance to the tune of a band playing in the background.