Sunday, August 10, 2008

National Archives Videos on Google

The National Archives and Records Administration, in partnership with Google, has uploaded a number of videos to Google Video. This is a good resource for researchers, writers and students.

The National Video ArchiveThere are currently 110 videos from the following categories:
A couple of points to keep in mind about the movies.

These are recordings of their time produced by the United States Government. For the most part these are promotional or public relations generated movies that might have appeared at the local movie theater before the main show. They are a reflection of the what was known and presented as fact.

For patrons looking to historical research, students who are writing papers or historians trying to document changes in attitudes about topics this is a resource that should not be ignored.

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