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Central Film Service Collection

Creator:
Central Film Service  Search this
Manufacturer:
Borden's Farm Products Co. of Illinois  Search this
Sears, Roebuck and Co.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Filmstrips
Date:
1924-1946
Scope and Contents:
The Central Film Service Collection consists of more than 100 filmstrips made between 1924 and 1946. Made primarily for business use, the bulk of the collection describes and promotes products, industries, associations, and governmental agencies. Adults were the intended audience. Related scripts and audio recordings do not exist.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series;

Series 1, Associations, 1926-1944

Series 2, Corporate and Products, 1929-1941

Series 3, Government, 1929-1943

Series 4, Health, 1933-1942 Series 5, Religious, 1942

Series 6, Sears, 1937-1941

Series 7, Training, 1924-1946
General:
Filmstrips were an important educational tool from the 1920s through the early 1980s. Relatively short strips of 35mm films – about 10 – 30 frames-- with one image per frame, filmstrips functioned as a combination of motion picture film and slides. They told a story, usually educational, but were projected one frame at a time. Narration was provided by an instructor or speaker, either ad lib or reading from a script. By the 1950s, the narration was often provided by accompanying sound recordings, first on disc and later audio cassette. Each frame was explained or discussed and then the strip was advanced to the next image. A tell tale "beep" on the audio track told the viewer when to advance each frame. In educational settings filmstrips were often accompanied by brochures or served as additional illustrative materials connected with text books.

The Central Film Service Filmstrip Collection is distinctive in that most of the filmstrips were produced for use outside the classroom. The bulk of the collection describes and promotes products, industries, associations, and governmental agencies. Adults were the intended audience. The filmstrips were used as sales tools as well as for training. Commentary would have been provided by a salesman, manager, or a group leader. The collection contains no scripts or related documents so it isn't known how the filmstrips were shown or narrated.

The Central Film Service was located on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Provenance:
Donated by Ms. Lois Catts of Puyallup, Washington in October, 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Special handling and equipment may be required. Reference archivists will provide assistance.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Safety  Search this
Names, place -- Mississippi Valley  Search this
X-rays  Search this
Ice cream industry  Search this
Coal  Search this
Genre/Form:
Filmstrips
Citation:
Central Film Service Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1247
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Central Film Service Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1247

MS 2603 John G. Henderson papers

Collector:
Henderson, John G. (John Greene), 1837-1912  Search this
Extent:
400 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
List of manuscripts: Mysterious Attributes of the Serpent. Notes on Tribal Names. Ancient names, Geographical, tribal and personal, in the Mississippi Valley. Notes on Superstitions. Notes on Pre-historic man. Extinct and fossil mammals of the Mississippi Valley. Notes on Hunting, Fishing, etc. as practiced by the savage races of the world. Estimate of cost of liquor to Scott County from 1866 to 1874. Physical character.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2603
Other Title:
Mysterious Attributes of the Serpent
Notes on Tribal names
Ancient names, Geographical, tribal and personal, in the Mississippi Valley
Notes on Superstitions
Notes on Pre-historic man
Extinct and fossil mammals of the Mississippi Valley
Notes on Hunting, Fishing, etc. as practiced by the savage races of the world
Estimate of cost of liquor to Scott County from 1866 to 1874
Physical character
Topic:
Names, tribal -- Mississippi Valley  Search this
Names, place -- Mississippi Valley  Search this
Names, Personal -- Mississippi Valley  Search this
Evolution -- fossils  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2603, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2603
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2603

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