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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Ghost Players
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Khan Academy
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Salman Khan
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California Light and Sound
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The Ghost Players Collection
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Khan Academy
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TED Talks
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Khan Academy
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4.2M
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The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006, by Bangladeshi American educator Salman Khan. With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the website supplies a free online collection of more than 2,400 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and now computer science.
Topics: Khan Academy, education, lessons, Salman Khan
California Light and Sound
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8,988
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2M
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by California Preservation Program
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Historical moving images and audio from the California Audiovisual Preservation Project In partnership with 132 libraries, archives and museums , the California Preservation Program provides digitization, preservation and access services for historic California audiovisual recordings. The "California Light and Sound" collection of recordings provides "glimpses and whispers" of our state's rich audiovisual heritage- there is much more to be mined and discovered. We must save...
Academic Film Archive of North America
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1.6M
VIEWS
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The mission of The Academic Film Archive of North America (AFA) is to acquire, preserve, document, and promote academic film by providing an archive, resource, and forum for continuing scholarly advancement and public exhibition. The AFA defines academic film as any film in the broad subject areas of the Humanities and Sciences which were sold into secondary school, university, and public libraries. Such films might have been made by educational film companies, television networks, non-profit...
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In its 120-year history, the University of Pennsylvania Museum has collected nearly one million objects, many obtained directly through its own field excavations or anthropological research. Three gallery floors feature materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. This collection on the Internet Archive represents a portion of the motion picture...
TED Talks
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792,000
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by Academic conference, Richard Saul Wurman, Harry Marks, technology, design
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TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." http://www.ted.com/ Videos in this collection include originals in 420p quality MPEG4 16:9 aspect ratio, and a derived letter-boxed version in NTSC Standard Definition MPEG2 in a 4:3 aspect ratio that is broadcast ready. This collection contains only those TedTalks that don't contain trailing commercials. TedTalks...
Topic: Ted Talks
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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99
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396,894
VIEWS
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The Timothy Leary Archive covers forty years of lectures, TV guest appearances, performance art, talk shows, and experimental films from Timothy's personal archives. News report of the start of this collection in February 2009.
Pankaj Oudhia
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320,269
VIEWS
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I am Pankaj Oudhia working independently as researcher and documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about Herbs and Insects in India. Presently my work is focused on Medicinal Rice of Asia.
Topics: Traditional Healing, Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Medicinal Rice
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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Oscar nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman's documentaries focus on social issues including education, women's rights, HIV prevention, and abortion. View a selection of her films here. Click for more information about Dorothy Fadiman's films . All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast any of Dorothy Fadiman's films .
Media Burn
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206,421
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The Media Burn Archive contains a unique collection of 5,000 non-fiction videotapes reflecting historical, political and social reality as seen by independent producers from 1972 to 2002. It supplies a major dose of American studies, media history and electronic literacy. You are invited to enjoy this small selection of films from the Media Burn Independent Video Archive! Click to go to the webpage of the Media Burn Independent Video Archive .
Anarchivism
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193,132
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Anarchivism is an ad-hoc group of volunteer archivists who are primarily aimed at saving and preserving both digital and analog media when current methods of preservation seem lacking. Officially started in 2012 as a way to pool together projects by several individuals, the group has become a centralized haven for capturing and sharing little-known or forgotten media. This does not simply include copying files from a website, but hunting down missing entries and filling holes to create as...
Topics: iptv, archiving, conference
Educational Films
by Thomas G. Smith
movies
eye 188,149
favorite 46
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This film examines the process of holography, types of holograms, and the uses of the hologram for artistic and scientific purposes, as demonstrated by Tung H. Jeong, PhD, Lake Forest College. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: "Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, holography’s inventor, saw the film after it was made and said it was the best film on the subject that he had seen. It is such a visual subject it made for a good film. I knew the 3-D quality could only be appreciated if...
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Topics: Physics., Photography., Light.
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Pacific Film Archive was conceived as an American version of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris—a center committed not only to exhibiting films under the best possible conditions, but also to increasing the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of cinema. The PFA collection serves as an educational resource for the UC Berkeley community as well as for scholars, teachers, film critics, filmmakers, and programmers from around the world. At the same time, PFA curators draw upon the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Center for Sacramento History
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142,354
VIEWS
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The Center for Sacramento History educates and enriches the public by collecting, preserving and making accessible the region’s vast cultural heritage. Founded in 1953, the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is funded by the City and the County of Sacramento and is the repository and research center for City and County historic collections. These collections are held in the public trust and reflect the many aspects of the social, political, geographic, and cultural history of the Sacramento...
Topic: californialightandsound
PBS | NPR Forum Network
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by PBS | NPR Forum Network
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prototype for PBS | NPR Forum Network collections at archive.hulkproxy.co The PBS | NPR Forum Network is dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in Boston and beyond. Through this online service hundreds of thousands of people worldwide listen to these talks wherever and whenever they choose....
Global Lives Project
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119,759
VIEWS
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The mission of the Global Lives Project is to collaboratively build a video library of human life experience that reshapes how we as both producers and viewers conceive of cultures, nations and people outside of our own communities. For more information, please visit globallives.org .
Topic: globallives
Center for Sacramento History
by Forney, Darrell
movies
eye 115,199
favorite 26
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Description : This color film captures one of Tower Records flagship stores, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Tower Records was founded in 1960 in Sacramento and became an international business before closing in 2006. The record store helped revolutionize the music industry. The film was made by Sacramento City College professor Darrell Forney and shows customers shopping in the store in the evening. Additional Description : Note on original container: "Leo Diner Films,...
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Topic: californialightandsound
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
eye 111,309
favorite 11
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
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Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Richard Leacock
movies
eye 108,231
favorite 66
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This PSSC film utilizes a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furniture occupying surprisingly unpredictable spots within the viewing area. The fine cinematography by Abraham Morochnik, and funny narration by University of Toronto professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume is a wonderful example of the fun a creative team of filmmakers can have with a subject that other, less imaginative types might find pedestrian.
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Topics: physics, science, PSSC
Emersons California Bar Review
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171
ITEMS
102,500
VIEWS
by Emerson Stafford
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Emerson Stafford's eight week course for preparing for the California Bar exam.
Topics: law lectures, legal terminology, California Bar Exam, law
collection
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The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections. Bancroft's holdings include: * more than 600,000 volumes * 60,000,000 manuscript items * 8,000,000 photographs/pictorial...
Topic: californialightandsound
Buckminster Fuller Archive
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95,536
VIEWS
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During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life's work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of...
Topic: Buckminster Fuller
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
movies
eye 95,454
favorite 1
comment 0
Description : A documentary on independent truckers. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: Truck drivers--United States, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
collection
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The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; and online (streamed) audio and video. The MRC collection is intended to support the broad range of study and research interests on campus. There are particularly strong holdings in humanities and social sciences materials, as well as a broad range of general interest...
Topic: californialightandsound
Chicago Film Archives
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VIEWS
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Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. CFA incorporated in late 2003 in order to preserve and catalogue over five thousand 16mm films donated by the Chicago Public Library. Since then, CFA's collection has expanded to over fourteen thousand films of various genres and forms. In addition to collecting films by commercial, experimental and documentary filmmakers, CFA is particularly interested...
Topics: Chicago Film Archives, CFA, Midwest, 16mm film, 8mm film, Chicago Public Library, commercial films,...
California State Railroad Museum Library
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82,403
VIEWS
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On May 2, 1981, the California State Railroad Museum opened to the public, as did the Museum Library. The library has been an integral component of CSRM since the project's inception. It was clear to the founders of the Museum that a thoughtfully assembled collection of published, manuscript, and pictorial materials would not only enhance the museum's services but also support its conservation and education programs. With this goal in mind, as railroad equipment and artifacts were gathered for...
Topic: californialightandsound
California Historical Society
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82,121
VIEWS
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The mission of the California Historical Society is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. The current CHS headquarters accommodate the administrative offices, North Baker Research Library, exhibition galleries, and museum store. * Keeps an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures, and other public events. * The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials...
Topic: californialightandsound
California State Archives
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ITEMS
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VIEWS
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California's first legislature, meeting in 1849–50, charged the Secretary of State to receive "…all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings…which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California…" The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a...
Topic: californialightandsound
Academic Film Archive of North America
by William Deneen Productions
movies
eye 76,538
favorite 23
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Sponsored by the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, Bill Deneen traveled three days by bullock cart to the remote Keng Tung Leprosy Colony (today called Naung Kan) run by Father Cesare Columbo in Kengtung (Kyiang Tong), Burma. Intended to be used for fundraising, the film is a fascinating documentary about a humanitarian effort that would soon be terminated by the Burmese government. Shortly after the film was made, Columbo was deported, never to return. He is still fondly remembered by...
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Topics: Burma, Myanmar, leprosy, Hansen's Disease, Cesare Colombo
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The UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections collects, maintains, preserves, and makes accessible the UCSB Libraries’ most valuable, rare, and unique materials. Included are printed materials such as books and serials, as well as manuscripts, and audio-visual materials. The department’s materials are non-circulating, but are available for research in the reading room during posted hours. Among Special Research Collections holdings are approximately 250,000...
Topic: californialightandsound
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At the core of the founding of the Hoover Institution in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives are a central part of the overall mission of the Institution. By collecting rare and unique material on political, economic, and social change in the modern era; preserving it; and providing it to researchers, the library and archives provide a rich and growing knowledge base and promote and encourage scholarship and research. Archival holdings amount to nearly 6,000 separate collections...
Topic: californialightandsound
The Ghost Players Collection
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VIEWS
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The Ghost Players originated with the pro ball players in the movie Field of Dreams. Since the movie’s 1989 release, they have played exhibition games, performed comedy routines, taught kids’ baseball clinics on the Field of Dreams and at ballparks around the world. The Ghost Players Collection consists of almost 60 hours and more than 6,000 clips of the Ghost Players and their travels between 1989 and 2008.
Topics: Field of Dreams, Iowa, baseball
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The Department of Special Collections and University Archives within the Stanford University Libraries exists to arrange, describe, preserve, and make available documents of enduring historic value, both as intellectual items and as historical artifacts, to support the research needs of the undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and other scholars at Stanford University and beyond. Stanford University Library curators actively seek out collections to enhance our holdings, primarily in the...
Topic: californialightandsound
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The Model Colony History Room was established in the Ontario City Library in 1970. The room contains non-circulating materials concerning the social, economic and governmental history of Ontario and the western region of San Bernardino County. Materials available in the Model Colony History Room include: manuscripts, photographs, documents, maps, local school yearbooks, news clippings, Ontario city directories, and phone books. Many of these materials date back to 1882 when George Chaffey and...
Topic: californialightandsound
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
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56,389
VIEWS
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley . Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and...
Topic: californialightandsound
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Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library preserves and maintains rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in the history of the health sciences. Contact Information: Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management 530 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 9414 (415) 476-8112 Phone (415) 476-4653 Fax Email form
Topic: californialightandsound
California Institute of Technology Archives
collection
196
ITEMS
53,770
VIEWS
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The Caltech Archives were formally established in 1968 to serve as the collective memory of the California Institute of Technology. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible the institutional records, personal papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history. The Archives' unique research collections in the history of science and technology range from the time of Copernicus to today. They are available to the campus community for instructional and...
Topic: californialightandsound
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Welcome to LION TV, the Library Information Literacy Online Network (LION) devoted to helping you learn all about the world of Information. Content for LION TV comes from the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS), an international collaborative screencasting and video tutorial project. Whether you are wanting to learn how to do Research, use Google more effectively, understand what is an authoritative web site, or learn about a myriad of issues related to information (such as Privacy,...
Topics: LION, ANTS
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Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe. The Archive’s collection of more than 150,000 audio, video, print, and photographic items documents musical expressions throughout the world and includes unique field recordings as well as rare commercial recordings. As part of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology, the Archive preserves and makes accessible over 50 years’ worth of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives
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52,993
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The Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives support the curriculum and preserve the records of the Graduate Theological Union. The collections are dedicated to diverse religious dialogue, the Christian and wider religious intellectual heritage, the American religious experience in the West, and the ministries and missions of the Member Schools and Institutes of the GTU. Contact Information: Graduate Theological Union 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, California 94709 USA (510) 649-2500...
Topic: californialightandsound
California College of the Arts Libraries
collection
17
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51,374
VIEWS
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California College of the Arts , formerly California College of Arts and Crafts, was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, along with Xavier Martinez, Perham Nahl, and Isabelle Percy West. Originally in Berkeley, California, the college moved to its Oakland campus in 1922. Another campus in San Francisco was established in 1986. Reflecting the history of the college as an art and design school, the library collections focus on the practice of contemporary art and design as well as on the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Appalshop Archive
collection
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49,631
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Appalshop Archive has made selections from two of its local television collections available on the Internet Archive: Early Headwaters Television, 1980-1984 In 1980 Appalshop launched a weekly television series on WKYH-TV, the local NBC affiliate in Hazard, Kentucky. The series title, Headwaters, was inspired by the many rivers that originate in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. A mixture of folk arts, local affairs and music, Headwaters programs documented regional artists, artisans, and...
Topics: pbs, bluegrass, music, kentucky, appalachia
Khan Academy
movies
eye 46,818
favorite 1
comment 0
Chromosomal basis for gender. Sex-linked traits.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman, Daniel Meyers
movies
eye 43,805
favorite 31
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When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories illuminates a largely undocumented era, from the end of the 19th century through the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. This Academy Award-nominated film features compelling first person accounts, which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a criminal act. Until recently, the era of illegal abortion had been a "sealed chapter" in U.S. women's history. The aura of shame surrounding...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Oscar, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's...
Khan Academy
movies
eye 43,333
favorite 0
comment 0
Introduction to basic algebraic equations of the form Ax=B
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
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Katrina's Jewish Voices – An online collecting project of the Jewish Women's Archive A joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Katrina, Jewish
Rutland Historical Society
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42,439
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The Rutland Historical Society was founded in 1969 to serve the original town of Rutland which includes the present towns of Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland and the City of Rutland.  Our video collection contains the Society’s award winning Historically Speaking Episodes, which includes interviews and historical pictorial material in a flexible TV magazine format. Moments in History Episodes provides brief segments chronicling Rutland’s past.  Notes From the Past focuses on political...
Topics: Rutland, Vermont
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The Oral History Center is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library . The Oral History Center preserves the history of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, OHC creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.
Topic: californialightandsound
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Silas Johnson
movies
eye 41,737
favorite 11
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Johnson is another "lost" filmmaker, who worked out of Coronado, California. This film boasts beautiful color footage of old Baja, before Pemex stations lined the Cuota and Libre. Hunt travels from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, enchantingly stopping at the waterless village of Magdalena Bay, Tortuga Bay, and the vineyards at Santo Tomás.
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Topics: Santa Tomas, Magdalena, Tortuga, Baja, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada
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Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives collect, organize, preserve, and make available materials with enduring historic value that can be used to support research, teaching, administrative activities, and community involvement. The department consists of rare book collections, archival collections (including the University Archives), the Malibu Historical Collection, and the Churches of Christ Heritage Center. Materials in these collections are available for use by...
Topic: californialightandsound
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Claude Lelouch
movies
eye 39,446
favorite 30
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Far more than a travelogue with pretty pictures, this little-known film won six international awards shortly after its release. 'Iran' consists of spectacular geographical and archaeological footage interspersed with "slice of life" shots, evidencing best juxtapositional editing we've ever seen. This is a buried masterpiece from the director of 'A Man and a Woman,' 'Happy New Year,' and 'And Now My Love.' Lelouch reportedly shot six miles of footage to make this film, which apparently...
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Topic: Persia, Petroleum, Qashqai, nomad, Islam, mosque
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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39,213
VIEWS
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The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations. AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political...
Topics: African American, Museum, Oakland, californialightandsound
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Homer Groening
movies
eye 38,217
favorite 16
comment 2
Ever wonder how Matt Groening of 'The Simpsons' got his quirky sense of humor? Probably from his filmmaker dad, Homer Groening, who passed away in 1996. Although known for his documentaries, Homer Groening directed and narrated this film, ostensibly about color, but filled with an ongoing series of bikini-clad bathing beauties. The film is perhaps best viewed as a graphic artifact that will interest media historians seeking additional insight into the elements that influenced the cartoonist.
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movies are made
collection
877
ITEMS
37,672
VIEWS
collection
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Film snippets for teaching movie storytelling techniques
Topic: movie storytelling techniques
Academic Film Archive of North America
by MPO Productions
movies
eye 37,587
favorite 74
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This outrageous parody of the prototype 'commercial' family was apparently made as an in-house joke by one of the largest producers of television commercials. Their clients would have never seen this gem, which parodies products as well as the people that buy them.
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Topics: parody, advertisement, asian
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
movies
eye 36,799
favorite 1
comment 0
A fan video from a student at the University of California from the 1990's, with footage from an early Burning man.
Khan Academy
movies
eye 34,955
favorite 0
comment 0
Introduction to addition. Multiple visual ways to represent addition.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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104
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32,898
VIEWS
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies demonstrates the importance of collective storytelling and fosters a greater understanding of the Asian American experience. The emotional quality and authenticity of home movies combined with interactive media arts engagement has the power to engender and transcend notions of history and memory on greater communal and individual levels. Through Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies , the power of collective memory and media will bring to...
Topics: home movies, asian
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
eye 31,031
favorite 1
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Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
collection
109
ITEMS
30,903
VIEWS
collection
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Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its...
Topic: Museum of Art
University of California, San Diego, Library
collection
62
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30,860
VIEWS
collection
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The collections of the UC San Diego Library are the result of more than 45 years of intensive efforts to build one of the outstanding research collections within the University of California System. The success of our collection-building activity is due to the commitment between librarians, faculty, staff, students, and private donors. With more than seven million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials, the Library directly supports the research and instructional needs of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Computer History Museum
collection
10
ITEMS
30,595
VIEWS
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The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience. The Computer History Museum was formally established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international...
Topic: californialightandsound
The Autry Museum of the American West
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The Autry Museum of the American West is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Libraries and Archives of the Autry include two research libraries: the...
Topic: californialightandsound
A Year At The Wheel
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The people Shane and Amy Bugbee encountered all across America, every manner of character from every walk of life, were thoughtful and thinking, and they had a lot to say - much of it might be surprising. The footage contained in this collection is all of the raw footage from the entire project. These are the raw interviews as well as road footage of the couple with their dog Cheyenne and their turtle Myrtle, along with interviews and observations from their unique interview subjects, it also...
Topics: A Year At The Wheel, Paul Krassner, A Year At The Wheel, bugbees, shane bugbee, creatives,...
University of Washington Libraries
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The University of Washington Libraries is among the largest academic research libraries in North America, with a collection of more than seven million cataloged volumes, six million in microform format, more than 50,000 serial titles, and several million items in audio/video/film and other formats. From this Internet Archive provided portal, you will find links to a selection of audio and video from the UW Libraries' collections. Questions? Email us at medialib "at" uw "dot"...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Bruce and Katharine Cornwell
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Bruce and Katharine Cornwell are primarily known for a series of remarkable animated films on the subject of geometry. Created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal, they are brilliant short films, tracing Klee-like geometric shapes to intriguing music, including the memorable 'Bach meets Third Steam Jazz' musical score in ‘Congruent Triangles.’ In this melding of art and science, the Cornwells create a quasi-hypnotic take on a mathematical construct. More on the Cornwells at...
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Topic: mathematics, science
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Jewish women across the country have helped shape and nurture their families, communities, and institutions, yet their contributions have often been overlooked. Weaving Women's Words, provides a collection of women's stories in their own voices with supporting documents to fill this gap. Born early in the twentieth century, and interviewed at the beginning of the 21st, our narrators lived through decades of political, social and economic upheaval, as well as dramatic changes in expectations for...
Topics: Oral History, Jewish Women, Jewish community
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Bruce And Katharine Cornwell
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'Journey to the Center of a Triangle' (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. The music is Bach's preludes 8 (Eb minor) and 12 (F minor) from the Well Tempered Clavier. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm...
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Topics: mathematics, science
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Les Goldman
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A parable about the consequences of being a bystander to evil, from a disturbing poem by Maurice Ogden, read by Herschel Bernardi. Shadows and shifting geometric planes lend a Chirico-like quality to Julian's animation. Great musical score by Serge Hovey. About the film, Steve Goldman writes: "Les Goldman was my father. Creating this film was one of the most important accomplishments of his life. He was inspired to make this film after hearing the poem 'Hangman' read on Pacifica Radio in...
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Topics: animation, death, horror
Global Islands Project
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Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media pdf-ebooks/field-recordings/films -- a pastoral, pictorial and phonic elicitation of island parameters. An intensive examination of small islands and their paradigmatic solutions to globalism... Ethnographically a shared world of historical experience -- not the romanticized and divided universe of them and us. Your feudal-world is based on mutual relief at your common corruption. Maybe some cultures are based on even worse. But that...
Topic: fiji
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Thomas G. Smith
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Tom Smith headed up the Special Effects team at Industrial Light & Magic, where he created all the goodies for the 'Star Wars' films. This is his academic film masterwork, which took over a year to create, over 13 weeks to film, and utilized "traveling mattes," with as many as five separate films running in the background, showcasing wonderful models and graphics. About the making of the film, Tom Smith writes: "I made that film in 1976 with Richard Basehart as narrator and a...
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Topics: space, universe, Industrial Light and Magic, ILM
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
Mathematics - Hamid Naderi Yeganeh (Video)
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by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh
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Mathematics - Hamid Naderi Yeganeh (Image) Mathematics - Hamid Naderi Yeganeh Mathematical Concepts Illustrated by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh The art of Hamid Naderi Yeganeh Hamid Naderi Yeganeh Sample Videos
Topics: mathematics, geometry, math, maths, video
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Gene Kearney
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Alienation, angst, and schizophrenia are powerful themes addressed by Kearney in this forgotten masterpiece. From a story by Conrad Aiken.
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Topics: schizophrenia, teen angst
PBS | NPR Forum Network Arts & Media
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Arts & Media programming of the PBS | NPR Forum Network see all collections of the PBS | NPR Forum Network at Archive.org
Khan Academy
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How to get correct advice when you can only ask one question from either a liar or a truthteller (when you don't know who is what)
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy