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Reel America - "The Treasury Story" 1969
A history of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, from it founding in 1789 through to its operations at the time of the documentary's production in 1969.
April 13, 2014 : 28 min. 30 sec.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Georgetown University History Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which was signed into law by President Johnson in 1964.
April 11, 2014 : 40 min. 35 sec.

President Obama Remarks on Fair Pay
President Obama marked Equal Pay Day at the White House by signing an executive order seeking to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.
April 8, 2014 : 28 min. 35 sec.

Democratic Women Senators on Pay Equity
Senate Democrats, mainly women, spoke on the Senate floor about the pay equity bill.
April 8, 2014 : 59 min. 51 sec.

From Kitty Hawk to Aerospace (1965, Reel America Film)
The 1965 Department of Defense film From Kitty Hawk to Aerospace traces the history of American aviation and the influence of science and technology on its advancement.
April 6, 2014 : 21 min. 36 sec.

Lower East Side New York Tenement Museum Tour
A visit to New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum to learn how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
March 30, 2014 : 28 min. 20 sec.

Gilded Age New York Museum Tour
A visit to the Museum of the City of New York and their "Gilded New York" exhibit to learn about late 19th century New Yorkers in a time of unabashed excess.
March 30, 2014 : 28 min. 47 sec.

100 Years of the Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on the Federal Reserve’s history and actions during its 100 years of existence.
March 19, 2014 : 1 hr. 42 min.

Vignette: The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
This 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary tells the history of the great plains region from the 1880s to the Dust Bowl of the early 1930s.
March 8, 2014 : 28 min. 50 sec.

Political Commercial Archives
Patrick Meirick on the Political Commercial Archives, which are housed at the University of Oklahoma, and efforts to preserve the materials.
February 17, 2014 : 42 min. 29 sec.
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