"Educational film surveying the instruction of the fine and performing arts at leading African American institutions, including Calhoun, Dillard, Fisk, Hampton, and Howard. The film argues that exposure to theater, music, dance, and the fine arts produces well-rounded students and enriches their lives." National Film Preservation Foundation.
"Portrait of Calhoun School, founded in 1892, and its vocational work among rural African Americans of Lowndes County, Alabama. The film shows the living conditions of the poor and illustrates how the school makes a difference in health education, agriculture, and road construction." The Field Guide to Sponsored Films.
"On college student work campers from the Hartwick Seminary and the farmers' cooperative movement in Cooperstown." National Archives.
"On teaching children about money management." National Archives.
"On use of camera lenses to produce desired photographic effect. Demonstrates functions of different lenses." National Archives.
"On methods and devices used to make correctly exposed pictures. Explains use of photo-electric cell exposure meters." National Archives.
"On camera techniques. Illustrates poor photographic scenes, what caused them, and how to avoid them." National Archives.
"Footage of the destruction in the Long Beach area after the Long Beach Earthquake, March 10, 1933. Also discusses two theories on what causes earthquakes." Archive.org
The film depicts Mayan rites in 1930's Guatemala along with intertitles describing the destruction of Mayan temples by conquerers and the performance of traditional ceremonies at the steps of churches.
"Footage along the American River that was used to save the American River Parkway." Sacramento Public Library.
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