Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center, Indiana University. Sesquicentennial Committee
Celebrates the 1820-1970 sesquicentennial of Indiana University by surveying its history and current programs. Points out the admission of women and students from other countries. Covers the development of the schools of music, medicine, education, business, and law, as well as the growth of the College of Arts and Sciences. Features brief scenes of the five regional campuses and of various athletic programs. Includes footage of Chancellor Herman B Wells, former President Elvis J. Stahr, and current President Joseph Sutton.
Indicates the importance of external and internal sensory receptors. Describes the general sense receptors of temperature, pressure, touch, and pain. Pictures the special senses of vision, hearing, taste, smell, and equilibrium.
Presents the story of a goldfish from spawning until the goldfish is sold to a child. Begins at the world's largest goldfish hatchery. Introduces the main character, Goldey, developing inside a goldfish egg and follows his growth. Shows the goldfish's appearance, size, natural habitat, food, and adjustment to a home aquarium environment. Provides story-telling material through a dream sequence involving Goldey and Silvey, a silver fantail.
Shows how Indiana University is playing an important role in extending man's understanding of himself and the universe through its various schools, which serve to develop the wide variety of interests and abilities of students. Depicts the development of a close personal relationship between instructor and student through the advisory system. The libraries, museums, new classrooms, and specialized facilities, such as the language laboratory are viewed. Glimpses of student government, student teaching, the university theater, and campus newspaper demonstrate the university's attempt to provide activities to meet a variety of interests. Also shown are the cultural and recreational opportunities, the university's placement service, and the alumni activities. Closes with campus scenes familiar to all I.U. students.
Outlines the advantages of the overhead projector as a visual aid to learning in classrooms, in business, and in industry. Shows the great variety of uses of the equipment, with opaque, translucent, and transparent materials, both in contrasting colors and in monochrome. Stresses the ease with which effective presentations can be improvised through the use of movable graphic components, overlays, polaroid filters, transparent working models, and even chemical reactions in a test tube.
A father and his two sons make a hike a demonstration of conservation and safety practices and introduces the viewer to plant and animal life, geological formations and the physical facilities of the park. A fish biologist working in the park talks to them and introduces the phases of his work.
Pictures fraternity activities before, during, and after pledging. Emphasizes the pleasures and responsibilities of fraternity life and points out how all fraternities on a college campus cooperate in joint activities. Shows how the brotherhood of the fraternity helps each individual member to become a better person and presents a college president who cites the values he received from his college fraternity. Stresses the importance of fraternity membership in guiding academic, moral, and social development. Filmed on the Indiana University campus with comments by President Herman B Wells.
Shows the relationship of the Constitution to the issue of prior restraint on freedom of expression. Presents the case of Burstyn v. Wilson challenging the constitutionality of New York State's film censorship system and Cantwell v. Connecticut involving questions of freedom of speech and religion. Discusses the questions pertaining to freedom of speech when multiplied via recordings or film, and how the claims of free expression can be weighed against claims for local, state, or federal protection.
Describes some of the known bacteria that are found in the air, in liquids, and in the soil. Explains that among the many kinds of bacteria some are harmful to man while others are beneficial. Describes the contributions made by Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Louis Pasteur, and Robert Koch in the field of bacteriology. Animated drawings and live photography show bacterial growth and reproduction and some of the ways in which bacteria may be grouped for systematic study.
Short promotional film focusing on student learning at Indiana University. Begins with a tour of the buildings and resources of the Libraries, the "focal point of I.U.'s academic program." The film then moves on to highlight teaching at the university, showing history professor, R. Carlyle Buley in individual conference with a student as well as in the classroom. Finally the film shows how teaching and learning are not just confined to the classroom, but come about through student meetings and informal gatherings. Ends with I.U. students graduating and going on to become productive members of society, proving that "books do come alive."
Discusses the varied reasons for college education for women, and describes many educational opportunities for women available through degree programs at Indiana University. Points out that IU has a full-time director of women's educational programs, Assistant Dean of Faculties Eunice Roberts.
Shows a skilled ceramist applying designs on several ceramic pieces prior to final firing. He uses the clay itself, a comb, a piece of burlap, or clay stamps to create textured designs. Other decoration methods illustrated include colored glazes, clay slip, "Mishima," sgraffito, and wax resist. Shows samples of representative pieces after decoration and firing.
This film shows how the staff of a British hospital has improvised a method of routinely admitting the mothers of patients under school age to a ward of traditional design without structural alterations. We are shown that ordinary mothers, when given a positive role in the care of their sick children, are generally as adequate in the ward as in their own homes. The film follows the experience of Sally, aged 20 months, and her mother as well as other mothers in residence and shows how adequately this method of care meets the emotional needs of the young child, contributes to the mother's high morale, and enriches the experience of the staff. The fact that this method has its own problems is not overlooked. This film was shot at Amersham General Hospital.
An Indiana University student shows a prospective student's parents the campus and explains the counseling system. Includes academic and extracurricular activities, the extension centers, and many buildings on the Bloomington campus.
Detailed reactions of the minute vessels and the blood which modify the flow through these regions are demonstrated by high magnification of a bat's wing. The form and behavior of the platelets within the circulation are shown before and after a mild injury.
Asserts that although World War II is over, Americans still have responsibility for their government and veterans of the war. Features appearances by President Harry S. Truman, Secretary of the Treasury Fred M. Vinson, and Ted R. Gamble, national director of the War Finance Division.
Shows how the Army Air Forces during World War II flew wounded men from Pacific battle areas to hospitals and home towns in the United States. Uses a mix of actuality footage and fictional reenactments to follow a soldier from being wounded in action, cared for by medics on the battlefield, undergoing surgery in a mobile hospital near the front lines, recuperating in Guam, being shipped back to the United States, and convalescing in hospital near the soldier's home town.
World War II film showing the horror of the Pacific war with extensive coverage of the care and treatment of the wounded. Created in support of the 7th War Loan drive, the film encourages the general public to purchase war bonds to aid the recovery of wounded servicemen.
Discusses the importance of various secret weapons used throughout World War II, such as radar and the atomic bomb. The film emphasizes the development and use of these weapons as being critical to winning the war, thereby justifying their costs. Ends with a plea to purchase victory bonds to support research that will prevent future wars.
Shows the telephone center and the bedside telephone service in a U.S. Army hospital. Discusses the beneficial effects on the soldiers of receiving telephone calls from home and advises families at home how to handle these important calls.
Incorporates footage originally used for the Japanese-produced newsreel, New Philippines News to show the horrible conditions that American prisoners experienced in enemy camps in the Philippines as a way to raise money through the sale of War Bonds.
"Beginning with a prologue by Secretary of State Stettinius, who points out that our Government under the leadership of President Roosevelt has been working to avoid future wars, the film proceeds to depict pictorially the incidents which culminated in the Dumbarton Oaks Conference and the San Francisco meeting and shows one way of avoiding a third World War."--Educational Screen, June, 1945, 248. Opens with footage from the 1936 film "Thing to Come" to warn against the destructive power of weapons in the near future. Presents a fictionalized account of the founding of the United Nations.
United States. Army Air Forces. First Motion Picture Unit
This film outlines the convalescent training program for hospitalized U.S. airmen in World War II. It is designed to acquaint the convalescent with the program in which he will take part. Patients are shown in their beds, doing light calisthenics in the wards, exercising specific muscles using specially designed equipment, exercising and playing games out-of-doors, and engaging in hobbies and crafts. Other aspects of the program involve convalescents sharing wartime experiences with their fellow patients, teaching them new material and new skills, brushing up on their old skills acquired on duty, taking courses, and even earning degrees. The program also includes updates and discussions on the war, watching duty-related films, and engaging in purely social activities. The circulation and blood supply to various parts of the body are shown in animation.
"Canada's place in the strategy of Pacific warfare is the subject of this wartime film. Convoys, carrying the sinews of war, steam out from her ports, while along her western coast lookouts and patrol boats keep constant vigil. The close cooperation between the United States and Canada in the Pacific is illustrated."--NFB website.
"Includes a report from Britain showing the RAF and the 8th Air Force on a hedgehopping bomber flight over France and Germany, and the 5th Air Force report from New Guinea." ("News and Notes," Educational Screen, June, 1944, 266.) Shows a film clip claiming to be an "Official German Newsreel," with footage of American planes that have been shot down and have crashed onto German soil. Shows how Germans salvage metal from these American aircraft to use for their own war effort and explains that each crashed plane is indicative of loss of soldiers' lives.
Shows the function of the physical training program of the Army Air Forces during World War II. Starts by celebrating the exploits of Army Air Force war heroes. The main story is a fictional story about two American fighter pilots who are forced to parachute from disabled planes. The uninjured man brings his wounded comrade through water and knee-deep marshlands to safety. The excellent physical condition of both men is presented as largely responsible for their survival. Includes footage of Army Air Force soldiers engaging in physical exercise.
"The story of the Lancaster airplane, the first large bomber built in Canada. Shown are the workers involved in its construction, and the crew who ferried it overseas, as well as the combat crew who took it on its first flight over Berlin."--National Film Board of Canada website.
Shows to the men and women of American industry the vital importance to the war effort of all the little parts that they are making. Discusses the importance of ball bearings to the Nazi war effort and the Allied strategy of crippling the bearings industry. Shows the planning and intelligence gathering that led to the bombing of ball bearing factories in Schweinfurt.
Shows heavy equipment of all types used by the Corps of Engineers and the Seabees during World War II. Describes how the "work power" of military construction units clears beaches of mines, constructs new roads, builds bridges and airstrips, and sets up water purification systems. Contrasts the pre-technological building techniques of China, India, and Africa with the technological might of the U.S. military.
Presents two films. Welcome soldier! outlines the various government plans created to help Canadian World War II veterans return to civilian life in the workplace and at home. In the companion film, John Buckley, the labour representative on the Ontario Social Security and Rehabilitation Committee, chairs a discussion among service men and women on the difficulties faced by veterans returning to the work force.
Warning: contains graphic footage. Shows the planning and execution of the invasion of the Marshall Islands by the combined U.S. armed forces during World War II. Starts with praise for the American people for their efforts at building military machinery to be used in the war in the Pacific. Includes combat footage from the American assault on the Marshall Islands.
United States. Office of War Information. Domestic Branch. Bureau of Motion Pictures
Presents the wartime activities of four African American colleges--Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, Prairie View College in Texas, Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Hampton Institute in Virginia.
"Stridently anti-Japanese film that attempts to convey an understanding of Japanese life and philosophy so that the U.S. may more readily defeat its enemy. Depicts the Japanese as "primitive, murderous and fanatical." With many images of 1930s and 1940s Japan, and a portentious [sic] and highly negative narration by Joseph C. Grew, former U.S. ambassador to Japan."--Internet Archive.