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Moving Images

Introduction to the Collection

Moving images deliver a compelling visual record of twentieth- and twenty-first-century political movements, philosophy, and historic events. Highlights include moving images of the Russian Revolution of 1917; the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945; the floods in Tianjin, China, in 1939; and Mother Teresa interviewed by William F. Buckley in 1989. Formats include motion picture films, videotapes, optical media, and digital files.

Featured Collections

FIRING LINE BROADCASTS - Television program hosted by William F. Buckley, 1966–99

JOHN KENNETH CALDWELL PAPERS - US diplomat who filmed daily life in China, 1935–41

HAROLD MELVIN AGNEW MOTION PICTURE FILM - Los Alamos Laboratory staff member who filmed bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1943–46

HERMAN AXELBANK MOTION PICTURE FILM COLLECTION - Depicts major events in Russian and Soviet history, 1896–1977

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE VIDEO TAPES - Television program hosted by Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson, 1996–present

WILBUR J. PETERKIN PAPERS - Officer, Observer Mission with Chinese communist forces, Yenan, China, 1944–45

CITIZENS FOR REAGAN RECORDS - Campaign materials promoting the presidential candidacy of Ronald Reagan, 1976

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY MOTION PICTURE FILM - Campaign presentations by candidates running for political office in California, 1960–70

PAUL C. DOMKE AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS - US teacher in China, 1937–39; US Observer Mission to Yenan member, 1944–45

ALEXANDER AND ETHEL PRONIN COLLECTION - Films of Russian and Soviet culture, 1908–2001


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