Opening scene shows office door of the New York Adult Education Council, (at
254 Fourth Avenue, in Manhattan, New York City). Next, two middle aged men dressed in older style European shirts and ties, are seen sitting at a table and conversing with a man and a young woman (who appears to be an interpreter). Scene shifts to about a dozen people in a reading room. Several are consulting a large wall map of the United States. Others are reading brochures about the United States. Closeup of a woman engrossed in her reading material. A woman writes notes on a pad, as she peruses a book. A man, next to her reads a book about U.S. Presidents. Another man is seen reading a book about Gettysburg with an image of Abraham Lincoln on its cover. Three persons are discussing the wall map of America that is drawn to illustrate the manufacturing, farming, mining, ranching and myriad other characteristics and activities associated with various parts of America. Across the top of the map a label reads: "America - A Nation of One People from many Countries." A woman looks at a copy of the Declaration of Independence displayed on another wall. An employee, or volunteer, selects several small brochures from a shelf and gives them to a woman as she explains them to her. Closeups of people looking at books. Closeup of book shelf containing biographies of Daniel Webster; Abraham Lincoln; Lafayettte; Monroe; Theodore Roosevelt; Daniel Boone; and others. A woman's hand reaches for a copy of "Patriotic Songs of America" and a brochure on George Washington.
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