Archive for August, 2013
Recently I was working on some film and video records from the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) and came across an interesting news program. Television Journal was a program produced by AFRTS that reported and broadcast armed forces news to U.S. military installations around the world. This particular broadcast includes stories on Army […]
“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government…” At 7 pm on August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman stood before reporters gathered at the White House and announced the unconditional surrender of Japan. The Pacific War was over. Although the formal signing of the terms of surrender ending World War II would not occur until September 2nd, the […]
Posted by Carol on August 13, 2013, under Audio Recordings, Motion Pictures, Photographs, Preservation, Reference.
It’s been a while since our last Still Picture blog post, so to make up for it we are going to try and post one or several interesting images from our holdings at the end of each week. For this week, I’m posting images from two series, “Scuttlebum Posters” (344-SBP) and “Original Artwork for World […]
This week’s post is from Richard Green, an Archives Technician with the Motion Picture, Video and Recorded Sound Division of NARA’s Research Services. Richard is enrolled in the History and Library Science (HiLS) dual-degree graduate program at the University of Maryland. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 sparked the beginning of World War I. […]
Posted by Richard Green on August 6, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
We discussed Curious Alice in a previous blog post and explained why, although it’s beautifully animated and contains some fantastic imagery, it fails at communicating an anti-drug message. Read on to find out how we preserved this title! In the Motion Picture Preservation lab, we’re enthralled by the film preservation stories that make headlines just […]
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