U.S. History: "Rare Footage Unearthed Online"
One of the great film collections that has yet to be fully explored belongs to the citizens of the United States. The National Archives in Washington houses an enormous quantity of footage generated by the government, including all branches of the armed services over the years. It is also home to the vast library generated by the Universal Newsreel, which ran from the silent era through the late 1960s.
Maltin’s column includes direct links to CriticalPast.com to view the material online.
You can watch the clips for free. To license higher resolution video and stills there is a free.
If you’ve never visited CriticalPast.com you should. Wow!
Finally, if you need some extra power when searching, here’s a direct link to the CriticalPast advanced search interface.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.