Film and Video

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A curated selection of moving picture content from Hagley's Audiovisual Collections

    For additional selections of online film and video content, select from the following collections:
    Avon Products
    Chamber of Commerce of the United States
    Culley Family Cinecraft Productions Collection
    DuPont Company
    Hanford Engineering Works
    History of Kevlar oral history interviews
    MCI Communications Corporation
    National Automobile Dealers Association
    Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division
    Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
    Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company films
    Image: Cans of movie film ready for shipment. DuPont Company. Click to view

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The Story of Creative Capital
Animated film on the history of capital and industry in the United States. Based on the 1955 pamphlet 'This Is du Pont: The Story of Creative Capital', it demonstrates the effect of personal investment on the broader American economy.
MCI Mail TV Spots
Several TV ad spots for MCI Mail.
The Computer Comes to Marketing
Film introduction: 'This is another special motion picture report on a subject which Fortune believes to be of wide interest to management - the new business frontier of computer use by marketing executives.'
MCI Mail Applications
MCI executives and sales representatives discuss the various applications of MCI Mail.
Avon Commercials, Historic Reel, 1950s to 1980s
A reel of commercials including clips from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s
The DuPont Story (full version)
This film presents highlights in the history of the DuPont Company from its founding to 1950.
The Velvet Curtain
Civics film examining the significance of voting. Follows newspaper reporters encouraging people to go to the polls.
Bill and Susan Boynton go into politics
Public service film encouraging greater political activity. Follows a plant worker who becomes involved in politics, climbing the ladder to become a campaign manager in a successful congressional campaign
The most important politician in the!
Discusses the role and function of political parties in the United States, through the eyes of fictitious characters Bill Boynton and Jim Redmond.
Mess Hall Dance
African American employees dancing in the mess hall. Original housing included phrase "The Black Bottom" which suggests some of the dancing shown is actually the popular African American dance craze originating in the 1920's called "The Black Bottom".
War Construction in the Desert, Reel 02
Contains construction footage of areas 100 and 200. Shots of administrative and supervisory personnel include Major General L.R. Groves (Commanding General, Manhattan District, United States Corp. of Engineers), Colonel F.T. Matthias (Area Engineer), Lt. Col. B.T. Rogers (Deputy Area Engineer), Major W.F. Sapper (Executive Officer), H.D. Riley (Major, Corp. of Engineers), E.G. Ackart (Chief Engineer, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.), G.M. Read (Assistant Chief Engineer), M.F.Wood (Manager, Construction division), F.H. Mackie (Manager, War Construction division), G.P. Church (Field Project Manager), T.L. Pierce (Assistant Field Project Manager), G.E. Bubb (AFPM, Field Construction), L.S. Grogan (Field Superintendent), W.E. Redman (Assistant, Field Superintendent), H.F. Nunn (Safety Superintendent), W.V. Krewatch (AFPM, Office Engineering), A.D. Day (Engineering Office Superintendent), E.L. Plenninger (Service Superintendent), T.W. Brown (Chief Accountant), G.E. Hillman (AFPM, Control), B.M. Taylor (Housing Superintendent), J.M. Wetherhold (Medical Supervisor), R.E. Burton (AFPM, Service and Housing) and H. Villa (Control Superintendent). \n
War Construction in the Desert, Reel 01
Begins with history of Hanford area, in Washington state, where the project was to be constructed. Explains need for workers and the extensive training involved. Shows construction of camp and various buildings. Includes typical Hanford woman's day and typical Hanford man's day. Both segments begin when subjects wake and go through their entire day at the camp. Also includes amenities offered workers such as entertainment and food services. The 300 area is depicted with medical facilities, training and services offered to workers.
Charles Lindbergh visits Wilmington
Film depicts Lindbergh flying in to private airport of Henry B. du Pont, the motorcade that brings him to dais with speakers including Delaware Governor Robert P. Robinson and William J. Highfield. Lindbergh speaks at podium then prepares to take off again. Stands for photographs with Henry B. du Pont.
Arrival of Swedish Monument at Wilmington Marine Terminal, cornerstone laying film
Depicts the arrival of the Swedish monument in the Wilmington Marine Terminal during the Tercentenary celebration in 1938 of the first colonization of Delaware by the Swedes. The monument is a statue of the Kalmar Nyckel ship designed by sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955). The event was attended by Swedish royalty and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
Charles Lindbergh Flight Across the Atlantic
Newsreel documents Lindbergh's historic flight across Atlantic. Includes footage of previous aviators who tried the trip before him. Also depicts celebrations in Paris and several United States cities after the flight. Last section of film is Lindbergh's hop to Mexico, including preparation, the route and celebration after landing.
Unidentified man working with machine. Three unidentified men drinking out of bottle. View from city window looking down below at parade.
The Story of the Typewriter
Presents history of the typewriter and introduces Sperry's new product, a word processor. Includes many historical photographs. Presented by Sperry Remington.
Sperry Commercials: Three Division
Describes various ways Sperry listens to its customers to learn more to support their needs. Part of the "We understand how important it is to listen" campaign.
Farming's Fabulous Future
Newscaster Chet Huntley describes the history of farming, current practices and future possibilities. Created by New Holland Machine Company, a division of Sperry Rand Corporation.
Men Who Make Steel
Film describes the many jobs and skills that are necessary in the production of steel. Covers subjects such as equipment, diversification, research and safety.
Steel and America
Produced by Walt Disney Productions, includes animations depicting steel production and Donald Duck.
Steel and America: A New Look
Film covers the history and production of steel, beginning with an animated sequence showing geological creation of iron ore. Animation continues with Donald Duck as a colonial iron worker. Live sequences show the restored Saugus Iron Works in Massachusetts, then modern steel production, including mining, transportation, blast furnaces, pollution control equipment, steel furnaces, steel rolling, research laboratories, and modern uses of steel.
Steel Frontiers
Film explains the need for iron ore and Republic Steel Corporation's mining of taconite and importing of ore from Liberia to resolve this issue. Also depicts Republic's titanium alloy production, manufacturing of nuts and bolts, production of iron powder, plastic tubing and research in agriculture. Includes animated statistics on sales, operating revenue, employment and income.