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Saturday, February 28, 2009

America’s Film Vault: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives by Phil Stewart (Table of Contents)

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America’s Film Vault: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives
by Phil Stewart

Table of Contents

Foreword . . xix

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi

Introduction . . xxiii


The Civilian Federal Agency Motion Pictures

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Records of the U.S. Food Administration, RG 4 . . . . . . . . 4

Records of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, RG 7 . . . . . . . . . 4

Records of the National Recovery Administration, RG 9 . . . 5

Records of the Office of Education, RG 12 . . . . . . 5

Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, RG 15 . 6

Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, RG 16 . . . . . . 6

Records of District Courts of the United States, RG 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, RG 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Records of the National Labor Relations Board, RG 25 . . . . . . . . 9

Records of the United States Coast Guard, RG 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28 . . . . . . . . 10

Records of the Bureau of the Census, RG 29 . . . . . . . . 11

Records of the Bureau of Public Roads, RG 30… . 12

Records of the Federal Housing Administration, RG 31 . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Records of the Federal Extension Service, RG 33 . . . . . . . . . 12

Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps, RG 35 . . . . . . . . . 14

Records of the U.S. Customs Service, RG 36 . . . . . . . . . . 14

Records of the Bureau of Accounts Treasury, RG 39… . 14

General Records of the Department of Commerce, RG 40 . . . . . . . . . . 15

Records of International Conferences, Commissions, and Expositions, RG 43 . . . . 15

Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46 …. 16

Records of the Social Security Administration, RG 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, RG 48 ….. 17

Records of the Bureau of Land Management, RG 49 . ….18

Records of the Bureau of the Public Debt, RG 53 . . . . 18

General Records of the Department of the Treasury, RG 56 . . . 18

Records of the U.S. Geological Survey, RG 57 ….. 19

Records of the Internal Revenue Service, RG 58 …. 20

General Records of the Department of State, RG 59 . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60 …. 22

Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, RG 64 . . . . 23

Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RG 65 …. 23

Records of the Work Projects Administration, RG 69 …. 24

Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, RG 70… . 25

Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, RG 75 ... 26

Records of the National Park Service, RG 79… . 27

Records of the Federal Reserve System, RG 82… . 27

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85 . . . . . . 27

Records of the Women’s Bureau, RG 86 ... 27

Records of the United States Secret Service, RG 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Records of the Food and Drug Administration, RG 88 . . . . . . . 28

Records of the Public Health Service, RG 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation, RG 91… . 29

Records of the Forest Service, RG 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Records of the Farmers Home Administration, RG 96 . . . . . . . . . . 30

Records of the Bureau of Labor Standards, RG 100 . . . . . 30

Records of the Children’s Bureau, RG 102 ... 31

Records of the Farm Credit Administration, RG 103 ... 31

Records of the U.S. Mint, RG 104 …. 31

Records of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, RG 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Records of the Bureau of Reclamation, RG 115 …. 32

Records of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, RG 116 . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission, RG 117 . 33

Records of U.S. Attorneys, RG 118 . . . . . . . . . 33

Records of the National Youth Administration, RG 119 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Records of the Public Buildings Service, RG 121 . . . . . . . . . 34

Records of the Office of Territories, RG 126 ….. 34

Records of Joint Committees of Congress, RG 128 . . . . 35

Records of the Bureau of Prisons, RG 129 . . . . . . 35

Records of the White House Office, RG 130 . . . . 36

Records of the Office of Alien Property, RG 131 . . . . . 36

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, RG 142 . . . . 37

Records of the Farm Service Agency, RG 145 …. 37

Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, RG 146 ….. 37

Records of the Selective Service System, RG 147 . . . . . 38

Records of the Government Printing Office, RG 149 ..….38

Records of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, RG 151 … . 38

Records of the Wage and Hour Division, RG 155 . . . . . . . . . . 38

Records of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, RG 167 . . . . . . . . . 39

Records of the Drug Enforcement Administration, RG 170 . . . . 40

Records of the Office of Civilian Defense, RG 171 ….. 40

Records of the Federal Communications Commission, RG 173 . . . . . . . . 40

General Records of the Department of Labor, RG 174 …… 40

Records of the U.S. Maritime Commission, RG 178 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Records of the War Production Board, RG 179…. . 42

Records of the War Trade Board, RG 182 . . . . . . . . . 42

Records of the Panama Canal, RG 185 . ….42

Records of the Office of Price Administration, RG 188 . . . . . . 43

General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, RG 207 . . . 43

Records of the Office of War Information, RG 208 . . . . . . . . 44

Records of the War Relocation Authority, RG 210 . ….50

Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards, RG 220 . . . . . . 51

Records of the Office of the Bituminous Coal Consigners Counsel, RG 223 . . . . . 52

Records of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, RG 227 . . . . . . 52

Records of the Office of Inter-American Affairs, RG 229 . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, RG 234 . . . . . . . . 53

General Records of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, RG 235 . . . . 54

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration, RG 237…. 54

National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records, RG 238 . . . . . . . 54

National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, RG 242 . . . . . . . 55

Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter, RG 252 . . . . 62

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, RG 255 . . . 62

Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, RG 263 . . . . . . . 66

Records of the Securities and Exchange Commission, RG 266 . . . . . . . . . . 68

Records of the Supreme Court of the U.S., RG 267 ….. 68

General Records of the General Services Administration, RG 269 . . . . . . . . 68

President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, RG 272 . . . . 68

Records of Presidential Inaugural Committees, RG 274 …. 68

Records of the National Production Authority, RG 277 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Records of the Agency for International Development, RG 286…. . 69

Records of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, RG 288 . . . . . 70

Records of the Federal Property Resources Service, RG 291 . . . . . 70

Records of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, RG 304 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Records of the Bonneville Power Administration, RG 305 . . . . . . . . . 71

Records of the U.S. Information Agency, RG 306 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Records of the National Science Foundation, RG 307 . . . . . . . . 80

Records of the Small Business Administration, RG 309 . . . . . . . 80

Records of the Agricultural Research Service, RG 310 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, RG 311 . . . . . . . 81

Records of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, RG 318 . . . . 81

Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, RG 326 . . . . . . . 82

Records of the National Capital Planning Commission, RG 328 …. 83

Records of Interservice Agencies, RG 334 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Records of the Maritime Administration, RG 357 . . . . . . . 83

Records of the Corporation for National and Community Service, RG 362 . . . . . 83

Records of the Social and Rehabilitation Service, RG 363 . . . . . . . . . 83

Records of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, RG 364 . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, RG 370 . . . . . . 84

Records of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration, RG 377 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Records of the Economic Development Administration, RG 378 . . . . . . . 84

Records of the Community Services Administration, RG 381 . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Records of the Federal Highway Administration, RG 406 . . . . . . . . . . 86

Records of the Federal Transit Administration, RG 408 . . . . . . . . . 87

Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, RG 412 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, RG 416 . . . . . . 88

Records of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Collection, RG 421 . . . . . 88

Records of the Energy Research and Development Administration, RG 430 . . . . . . . 88

Records of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, RG 431 . . . . . . . . . . 88

Records of the Economic Stabilization Programs, RG 432 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

General Records of the Department of Energy, RG 434 . . . 89

Records of the Administration on Aging, RG 439 . . . . . . . 90

General Records of the Department of Education, RG 441 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RG 442 . . . . . . 90

Records of the National Institutes of Health, RG 443 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

General Records of the Employment Standards Administration, RG 448 . . . . . 90

Records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, RG 452 . . . . . 91

Records of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, RG 463 . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Records of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, RG 467 ….. 91

Records of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Agencies, RG 469 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Records of the Office of Personnel Management, RG 478 . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Records of the Office of U.S. Postal Service, 488 . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Records of the International Trade Administration, RG 489 ….. 92

Records of the Peace Corps, RG 490 . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Records of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, RG 511 . . . 93

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Div, RG 515 ... 93

Records of the U.S. Marshals Service, RG 527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Records of the Assassination Records Review Board, RG 541 . . . . 93


The Military Federal Agency Motion Pictures

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Records of the Army Air Forces, RG 18 . . . . . . 99

Records of the Bureau of Ships, RG 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, RG 24 . . . . . . 103

Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, RG 38 . . . . . . 103

Records of the Bureau of Aeronautics, RG 72 . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Records of the Bureau of Ordnance, RG 74 …. 103

Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, RG 77 . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Records of the U.S. Naval Observatory, RG 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

General Records of the Department of the Navy, RG 80 . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Records of the Office of the Secretary of War, RG 107 . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, RG 111 . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), RG 112 . . . . . . . . . . 129

Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, RG 127 . . . . 129

Records of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Navy, RG 143 . . . . . . . 130

Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General Army, RG 153 . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, RG 156 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Records of the National Guard Bureau, RG 168 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Records of the Chemical Warfare Service, RG 175 . . . 130

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, RG 181 . . . . . 131

Records of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, RG 218 . . . . . . . . . 131

Records of the Office of Strategic Services, RG 226 . . . . . . . 131

Records of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, RG 243 . . . . 135

Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II, RG 260 . . . . . . . . . 135

Records of Naval Operating Forces, RG 313 . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Records of the Army Staff, RG 319 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, RG 330 . . . . . . 136

Records of Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, WWII, RG 331 . ... 137

Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces, RG 337 . . . . . . . . . 137

U.S. Army Operational, Tactical and Support Organizations WWII, RG 338 . ... 137

Records of Headquarters U.S. Air Force Air Staff, RG 341 . . . . . . . . . . 138

Records of US Air Force Commands, Activities,and Organizations, RG 342 … 138

Re cords of the Naval Air Systems Command, RG 343 . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Records of the Naval Electronic Systems Command, RG 345 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Records of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, RG 374 . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General, RG 389 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Records of the Bureau of Naval Weapons, RG 402 . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

General Records of the Department of the Navy, RG 428 . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia, RG 472 . . . . . . . . 156

Records of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, RG 526 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Records of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, RG 551 . . . . . . . . . . . . 157


The Donated Material Group Motion Pictures Collections

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

1. A.A. Schecter Associates . . . . . .. . . 163

2. L.F. Adams . ... 163

3. American Antiquarian Society . . . .. . . . 164

4. American Enterprise Institute …. 164

5. American Federation of Government Employees . . . . . . . . . 164

6. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations . . . . 165

7. American Film Institute …. 165

8. Records of the American Heritage Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

9. American Historic and Cultural Society, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

10. Records of the American National Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

11. American Picture Service . . . . . . . 166

12. American Social Hygiene Association . . . 167

13. ANSCO . . . . . . 167

14. Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

15. Thomas Armat …. 167

16. Association Films, Inc…. 167

17. Automobile Manufacturers Association …. 168

18. Michael Balzano . . . . . 168

19. John H. Bauman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

20. Bell and Howell Company . . . . . . 168

21. Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. . . . . . 168

22. Margaret Lavender Betzel ….169

23. Marvin Breckinridge . . . . . . . . . 169

24. Mrs. Remsen Brinckerhoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 169

25. British Broadcasting Corporation …. 169

26. British Library of Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

27. Robert C. Butow . . . . . . . . . . . 169

28. Admiral Richard E. Byrd …. . 170

29. Cadre Films . . . . . . . . . 170

30. Mae Jean Chandler . ….170

31. Alfred Chaudet . ….170

32. Samuel Cicchino . . . . . 170

33. Civic Films, Inc. . . 170

34. Mrs. Edward T. Clark . …171

35. A. H. Cobb, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

36. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. …. 171

37. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. . . . . . . . 171

38. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 172

39. Columbia Pictures Corporation …. 172

40. Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. . . . 173

41. William Carey Crane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

42. James W. Cummings . . . 173

43. Lee Dick, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

44. Dominican Republic Settlement Association, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

45. Eastman Kodak Company . . . . . . . . . . . 174

46. Thomas Alva Edison Foundation . . . . . . . . 174

47. Finnish Relief Fund, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

48. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company . . . . . . . . . 174

49. Lucy Flanagan . . . . . . . . 175

50. Ford Motor Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

51. Mark Foreman Films . . . . . . . . . . . 176

52. Fox Movietone News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

53. Fox Movietone News Collection of Silent Newsreels . . . . . . . . . 177

54. R.T. Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

55. Frontier Films …… . 177

56. Ken Gerrish . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

57. Esther C. Goddard . ….178

58. Marion E. Grevemberg ….. 178

59. John V. Hansen Motion Picture ….. 178

60. Harmon Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

61. Harms . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

62. Hearst Metrotone News, Inc…… . 180

63. Hearst Metrotone News, Inc. …... 180

64. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Publishing Committee . . . . . . . . 182

65. Frances Jay . . . 182

66. Felton M. Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

67. Roy Knabenshue . . . . 182

68. Mrs. John H. Knowles …… 182

69. Ladies of the Press …… 183

70. James M. Lambie, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

71. Wade Lemmons …… . 183

72. Jack Lieb Collection Commemorative Visits After the War . . . 183

73. Loew’s, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 183

74. Longines Wittnauer Watch Company, Inc…… . 184

75. Pare Lorentz Motion Picture, Sound Recording and Photographic . . . 184

76. March of Time …. 185

77. March of Time . ….186

78. March of Time . ….187

79. March of Time . . . . . . 187

80. March of Time . . . . . . 187

81. March of Time . …..187

82. March of Time ……. 188

83. Naval Photographic Center (Carter Administration) …… 188

84. MCA/Universal Pictures …… 189

85. MCA/Universal Pictures . ….191

86. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures ….. 191

87. James J. McManus . …..191

88. Robert S. McNamara Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

89. Gertrude P. Miller . . . 191

90. Monday Film Production Company . …..192

91. Philippe Mora . . . ….. 192

92. George C. Moreland . . . . . . . . . . 192

93. Henry Morgenthau, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

94. Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. . . . . 192

95. Motion Picture Newsreel Films.... 193

96. Moviola Company …… 193

97. Museum of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . 193

98. Marion Napier...193

99. National 4-H Club Foundation . . . 193

100. National Archives of India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

101. National Board of Fire Underwriters . . . . . . . . 194

102. National Broadcasting Company, Inc. . . . . . . 194

103. National Broadcasting Company, Inc. . . . . . 194

104. National Center for Jewish Film . …..195

105. National Geographic Society . . . . . . . . . . 195

106. National Trust for Historic Preservation . . . . 195

107. National Tuberculosis Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

108. Louis Hill Nicholson . . . . . . . . 196

109. Northern Pump Company …… 196

110. Robert Northshield . . . . . . . . . . 196

111. Pan American Institute of Geography and History . …..196

112. Paramount Pictures, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 196

113. Paramount Pictures, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

114. Paramount Pictures, Inc. . . . . . . . . 197

115. Pathe News . . . . . . . . . . 199

116. Helen Grondin Patton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

117. William B. Paul . . . . . . . . . 199

118. Pennsylvania State University ….. 199

119. Mrs. Jule Perlberg . . . . 199

120. Clyde Edwin Pettit, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . 200

121. Mary Pickford . . . . . . . . . . 200

122. Richard H. Poff . . . . . . . 200

123. David L. Quaid . . . . . . . . . . . 200

124. R. C. Raack, Patrick Griffin, and William Malloch . . . . . . . . . 200

125. National Committee for the Bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris ….. 201

126. Records of the National Public Affairs Center for Television . . . . . . . . 201

127. Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Commission . . . . . 201

128. William F. Rope . . . 201

129. Isaac Schlossbach . . . . . . . . . 202

130. Homer L. Shantz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

131. L. J. Simonich . . . . . 202

132. Howard W. Smith . . . . . . . . . 202

133. Roger Smith . …..202

134. Dr. Seymour H. Stern . …..203

135. F. Randolph Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . 203

136. Swift and Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

137. Thames Television . …..203

138. Theatre-on-Film, Inc. …… 204

139. Time-Life, Inc. . . 204

140. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

141. Harry S. Truman Audio Visual . . . . . . . . . . . 204

142. U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command . 205

143. United Aircraft Corporation …… 205

144. United Artists Corporation …… 205

145. United Food and Commercial Workers . . . . . . . . . 205

146. United Nations Film . . . . . . . . . 205

147. University of Colorado Medical School . …. 206

148. Janet Veazey and Helen Sturges-Anderson . . . . . 206

149. Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission . . . . 206

150. Robert W. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . 206

151. WAII-TV . ….. 207

152. Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. . . . . 207

153. Washington Video Prod., Inc. …. 207

154. Weiss Films, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

155. White House Naval Photographic Center Films . . . . . . 208

156. Mrs. Sydney Wellborn . . . . 208

157. Western Electric Company …… 209

158. Western New England College . . . . . . 209

159. WGBH Educational Foundation . . . . . 209

160. WPIX, Inc. . . . . . . . . 209

161. Yale University School of Medicine . . . 209


Indexes

Title Index . . . 213

Subject Index . . . . 253

About the Author . . . 281

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