Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber


In March, Phyllis Schieber will tour cyber space to promote her book – Willing Spirits. In January, she toured to share her spicy novel – Sinner’s Guide to Confession and we enjoyed wonderful reviews and comments from blog owners and readers.

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber

Phyllis Schieber’s graceful debut novel is the story of two friends leading lives most women will find familiar. As Jane Hoffman and Gwen Baker attempt to understand their roles as daughters, wives, mothers and lovers, they depend on their friendship to cushion their disenchantment and to celebrate their triumphs.

Jane Hoffman, a schoolteacher in her forties, is forced to confront her reasons for remaining in an unhappy marriage when she finds her husband, Arnold, has been unfaithful. His indiscretion hurls Jane into a new life that is alternately terrifying and gratifying. Her love for her daughter Caroline is also tested when an unforeseen event forces Jane to prove that a mother’s love has no boundaries. As Jane negotiates her own murky logic for making the choices she has, she comes to see herself as far more able than she had ever thought.

Gwen Baker, also a teacher and in her forties, survives a rigid Southern upbringing only to marry an egotistical and cruel professor who later abandons her, leaving her to raise their sons, Matt and Ethan, alone. And while she occasionally takes a lover, nothing really satisfies her. It is Jane who ultimately coaxes Gwen out of her isolation. Together they discover that the conflicting and binding roles women assume be endured without other women. Even after Gwen meets Daniel, a colleague’s husband, and finds love, it is Jane who offers the spiritual solace that only another woman can.

Willing Spirits is no ordinary love story. It is a sensual and understanding story about the struggle to heal from failed maternal relationships, the passionate love women feel for their children, the lure of sexual desire and attachment to men who consistently disappoint, and the bond women share that makes it all tolerable. Suffused with humor and tenderness, Willing Spirits is a celebration of love in all its guises—between man and woman, between parent and child, and above all, between women.


About Author Phyllis Schieber:
The first great irony of my life was that I was born in a Catholic hospital. My parents, survivors of the Holocaust, had settled in the South Bronx among other new immigrants. In the mid-fifties, my family moved to Washington Heights. The area offered scenic views of the Hudson River and the Palisades, as well as access to Fort Tryon Park and the mysteries of the Cloisters. I graduated from George Washington High School.
I graduated from high school at sixteen, went on to Bronx Community College, transferred to and graduated from Herbert H. Lehman College with a B.A. in English and a New York State license to teach English. I earned my M.A. in Literature from New York University and later my M.S. as a developmental specialist from Yeshiva University. I have worked as a high school English teacher and as a learning disabilities specialist. My first novel , Strictly Personal, for young adults, was published by Fawcett-Juniper. Willing Spirits was published by William Morrow. My most recent novel, The Sinner’s Guide to Confession, was released by Berkley Putnam. In March 2009, Berkley Putnam will issue the first paperback publication of Willing Spirits.


Phyllis Schieber Tour for Willing Spirits – Schedule

Wednesday March 4

The main character from author Phyllis Schieber’s book Willing Spirits, blogs today on http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2009/03/meet-gwen-from-willing-spirits-by.html

Thursday March 5

Author Phyllis Schieber introduces another character from her book Willing Spirits, today on http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2009/03/meet-jane-from-willing-spirits-by.html

Friday March 6

Marta’s Meanderings shares a review of Willing Sprits by Phyllis Schieber – http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Phyllis Schieber guest posts on Marta’s Meanderings today – http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Monday March 9

Phyllis Schieber begins a two day visit with Joyce Anthony today – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Tuesday March 10

Phyllis Schieber moves into day two with Joyce Anthony today – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/03/phyllis-scheiber-stops-by-for-visit.html

Wednesday March 11

S. Krishna‘s Books shares a review of Willing Sprits by Phyllis Schieber today – http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-phyllis-schieber.html

Thursday March 12

Phyllis Schieber begins a two day tour with Susan Wingate – http://susanwingatehosts.blogspot.com/2009/03/phyllis-schieber-author-of-willing.html

Friday March 13

See the new review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber on My Friend Amy – http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2009/03/review-willing-spirits-by-phyllis.html

Phyllis Schieber, author of Willing Spirits, guest posts today on My Friend Amy – http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2009/03/guest-post-phyllis-scheiber-plus-chance.html

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber is reviewed today on Random Wonder –http://www.randomwonder.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Phyllis Schieber is interviewed today on Random Wonder about how she came to write Willing Spirits – http://www.randomwonder.com/2009/03/author-phyllis-schieber-stops-by-to.html

Saturday March 14

Jenn shares her thoughts on Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber today on Jenn’s Bookshelf and will be giving away a free copy of the book. http://jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/review-and-giveaway-willing-spirits-by.html

Sunday March 15

Join Phyllis Scheiber today as she guest posts on Jenn’s Bookshelf http://jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/author-guest-post-phyllis-schieber.html

Monday March 16

Phyllis Schieber is interviewed today on Susan Wingate’s blog http://susanwingatehosts.blogspot.com/2009/03/interview-with-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Wednesday March 18 –

Book Club Queen shares a review of Willing Spirits plus a wonderful interview with the author, Phyllis Schieber today.
Review: http://www.book-club-queen.com/short-book-summary.html
Interview: http://www.book-club-queen.com/book-club-chat.html

Feature box: http://www.book-club-queen.com/book-club-ideas.html

Thursday March 19

Read the new review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber on Ramya’s Bookshelf – http://ramyasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-tour-willing-spirits.html

Friday March 20

Join Phyllis Schieber, author of Willing Spirits, as she guest posts today on Ramya’s Bookshelf – http://ramyasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-phyllis-schieber.html

Monday March 23

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber is reviewed on Diary of an Eccentric – http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Tuesday March 24

Phyllis Schieber is interviewed on Diary of an Eccentric – http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/2009/03/interview-with-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Wednesday March 25

Confessions of a Real Librarian shares a review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber today on http://confessionsofareallibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-promo-101-virtual-blog.html

Thursday March 26

Book Addiction posts a review today of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber.
http://heatherlo.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/review-willing-spirits/

Friday March 27

Join Phyllis Schieber, author of Willing Spirits, as she guest posts today on A Bookworm’s World – http://luanne-abookwormsworld.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-phyllis-schieber-willing.html

Peeking Between the Pages shares a review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber – http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-blog-tour-for-willing.html

Saturday March 28

Willing Spirits author Phyllis Schieber guest posts today on Peeking Between the Pages – http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-with-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Monday March 30

Feminist Review shares thoughts on Willing Spirits, the new novel by Phyllis Schieber – http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits.html

Thursday April 2

Read the new review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber on Passion for the Page http://passionforthepage.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Friday April 3

Phyllis Schieber wraps up her tour for Willing Spirits with a guest post on Passion for the Page http://passionforthepage.blogspot.com/2009/04/characters-that-come-alive-guest-post.html

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Should We Fear the Kindle?

Fear the Kindle

Amazon’s amazing e-book reader is bad news for the publishing industry.

It’s hard not to love Amazon’s new e-book reader. For starters, it’s gorgeous. Unlike its bulky predecessor, the redesigned $359 Kindle, which came out this week, is light, thin, and disappears in your hands. If you think there’s no way you could ever get used to curling up with an electronic reader, you haven’t given the Kindle a chance. Load up a good book and you’ll soon forget you’re reading plastic rather than paper. You’ll also wonder how you ever did without it. The Kindle makes buying, storing, and organizing your favorite books and magazines effortless. You can take your entire library with you wherever you go and switch from reading the latest New Yorker to the latest best-seller without rolling out of bed. In my few days using it, I was won over: The Kindle is the future of publishing.

And that’s what scares me. Amazon’s reader is a brilliant device that shanghais book buyers and the book industry into accepting a radically diminished marketplace for published works. If the Kindle succeeds on its current terms, and all signs suggest it’ll be a blockbuster (thanks Oprah!), Amazon will make a bundle. But everyone else with a stake in a vibrant book industry—authors, publishers, libraries, chain bookstores, indie bookstores, and, not least, readers—stands to lose out.

To understand why, consider how simple it is to buy books on your Kindle. You press a button to take you to Amazon’s store, type in a title or author, and press Buy. In 10 seconds, the book’s yours. Everything is automated: When you buy the Kindle, Amazon pre-syncs your reader with your account info, so there’s no need to type in a credit card number or billing address. There’s no need to connect the Kindle to your computer, either—it comes with free, built-in cellular Internet access that lets you buy books from just about anywhere. In addition, Kindle books are cheap, the majority selling for $9.99 or less. Consequently, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told investors last month, Kindle owners are voracious book buyers. According to the company’s stats, when people get a Kindle, they keep buying the same number of physical books as they did before—and they buy nearly twice as many e-books as paper books.

In exchange for this convenience, though, the Kindle locks you down with more rules than the Army Field Manual. The Kindle won’t let you resell or share your books. Anything you buy through the reader is fixed to your Amazon account, readable only on the Kindle or other devices that Amazon may one day deem appropriate. (The company has hinted that it’ll build an iPhone app that can read Kindle books.) Even worse, you can buy books for your Kindle only from Amazon’s store. Indeed, the device makes it difficult to read anything that’s not somehow routed through Amazon first—you can surf the Web on the Kindle, and you can convert some of your personal Microsoft Word or text files to the device’s format, but doing so is slow and not very reliable. In order to read blogs, magazines, newspapers, and books, you’ve really got to go through Amazon’s store first.

You can see where this is going: Kindle owners buy a lot of stuff, and the more stuff they buy, the more likely they are to stick with the Kindle in the future, even when/if someone else invents a better, more open e-book service. This restriction makes Amazon the prime market for book publishers. How can they resist giving over their entire catalog to a store that attracts so many eager, captive shoppers? Publishers’ acquiescence in turn increases the Kindle’s appeal to new buyers. If you’re in the market for an e-book reader, you’ll probably choose the one that offers the most books, and that means Kindle. (At the moment, there are about 240,000 titles available for the Kindle; the Sony Reader, its closest rival, has fewer than 100,000.) Taken together, these trends all point in one direction—Amazon will come to rule the market for e-books. And as the master of the e-book universe, Amazon will eventually call the shots on pricing, marketing, and everything else associated with the new medium.

The Kindle isn’t the first electronic device to impose unpalatable restrictions on users. Until recently, if you wanted to (legally) download a broad range of major-label music for your iPod, you had to buy it from Apple.* (Ironically, it was Amazon that launched the first big online store that sold music without restrictions.) The same goes for video games. You can’t play just any game on your Xbox. You can play only the games that have been approved and licensed by Microsoft. Then there’s the iPhone, a veritable electronic Attica. The iPhone lets you buy music wirelessly—as long as you buy it from Apple. The iPhone lets you add new programs to your device—though only the programs that Apple approves of. Other than that, you’re free to do what you like!

But the Kindle’s restrictions are more worrying than those associated with the iPhone, the iPod, and other gizmos. For one thing, if you objected to the iTunes Store’s policies, there was always another way to legally buy music for your iPod—you could buy CDs (from Amazon, perhaps) and rip the tracks to MP3. That’s not an option for books; there’s no easy way to turn dead trees into electrons. Moreover, books are important. As a culture, we’ve somehow determined that it’s OK for a video-game console maker to demand licensing fees and exercise complete control over the titles that get on to their systems. Sure, this restricts creativity and free expression, but if that’s the business model that keeps the game business alive, so be it.

But we’ve come to a different cultural consensus on books. First, we’ve decided that books should be sharable—when you buy a book, you can pass it along to others freely. In fact, governments and large institutions actively encourage the practice; we build huge, beautiful buildings devoted to lending books to perfect strangers. We’ve also decided that there should be an aftermarket for books: When you buy a book, you’re also buying the right to sell that book when you’re done with it. This not only helps people who can’t afford new books, it also encourages those who can afford them to buy more—it’s much less risky to buy a $30 hardcover if you know you can sell it for $15 in six months. (Amazon is one of the biggest players in the used-book market.) And we’d certainly balk at a world in which your books were somehow locked to the store where you bought them. Say Barnes & Noble signed a deal to sell the next Twiligh
t
book at a huge discount. But with a catch—the book would be published in invisible ink, and in order to read it you’d need to buy a special Barnes & Noble black light. This is ludicrous, of course, and no bookstore would ever attempt such a deal. But what’s the Kindle other than a fancy digital decoder ring?

Some publishers, wary of the Kindle’s restrictions, have declined to make their books available for the device. Tim O’Reilly, the tech book publisher and digital evangelist, wrote in Forbes recently that the Kindle’s requirement that all books be bought through Amazon was “a non-starter for us.” O’Reilly instead chose to publish e-books using the open ePub format, which can be read on devices like the Sony Reader and the iPhone but not the Kindle.

But many publishers are wary of going the open-standards route. The best way to make e-books sharable and to untether them from proprietary devices like the Kindle would be to sell them without copy protection—but the book industry, like every other content business, is paranoid about piracy. Record labels fell into the same trap: They demanded that Apple impose copy restrictions that forced iPod owners to buy music through the iTunes store. But that ended up making Apple the nation’s largest music retailer, with the power to single-handedly determine the price of all recorded music.

“Everyone is worried that Amazon will end up becoming to books what Apple is to music,” Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild, told me. (Aiken’s group has criticized the Kindle’s text-to-speech feature, which automatically creates a kind of audio book from an e-book; the guild says that Amazon should compensate authors for reading their books aloud. But that’s another argument for another time.)

Aiken points out that even if Amazon does create a Kindle app for the iPhone and other devices, the service will still have the same fundamental problems. Your books will still be locked to Amazon—you’ll just have two or three places to read them rather than one. At the moment, Aiken notes, Amazon is selling e-books at a loss in order to spur Kindle sales—it sells books for $10, but pays publishers more than $10 per copy. But once Amazon gets control of the market, it will be free to impose price reductions—to force publishers to reduce their e-book rates to less than $9.99. “That would be potentially devastating to the industry,” he says.

And even if the publishing industry isn’t devastated when a single bookstore takes over the e-book world, the marketplace for books will be diminished. Amazon stands as proof of how innovative retail practices can transform an industry; over the last decade and a half, the company revolutionized the book market with innovations like customer reviews, collaborative filtering, one-click shopping, and unbeatable customer service. It launched all these services to stay ahead of its rivals. But what will happen when it has no rivals?

Correction, Feb. 27, 2009: This article originally stated that Apple’s iTunes Store was for many years the only place to legally download music for the iPod. It was the leading online purveyor of music produced by major record labels. (Return to the corrected sentence.)

Farhad Manjoo is Slate‘s technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society. You can e-mail him at document.write(““)document.write(“farhad.manjoo”+”@”+”slate.com”);farhad.manjoo@slate.comdocument.write(‘‘);.

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America’s Film Vault: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives by Phil Stewart (Table of Contents)

Phil Stewart will tour cyber space in April 2009, to promote his book –

America’s Film Vault: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives by Phil Stewart

Table of Contents

Foreword . . xix

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi

Introduction . . xxiii


The Civilian Federal Agency Motion Pictures

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Records of the U.S. Food Administration, RG 4 . . . . . . . . 4

Records of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, RG 7 . . . . . . . . . 4

Records of the National Recovery Administration, RG 9 . . . 5

Records of the Office of Education, RG 12 . . . . . . 5

Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, RG 15 . 6

Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, RG 16 . . . . . . 6

Records of District Courts of the United States, RG 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, RG 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Records of the National Labor Relations Board, RG 25 . . . . . . . . 9

Records of the United States Coast Guard, RG 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28 . . . . . . . . 10

Records of the Bureau of the Census, RG 29 . . . . . . . . 11

Records of the Bureau of Public Roads, RG 30… . 12

Records of the Federal Housing Administration, RG 31 . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Records of the Federal Extension Service, RG 33 . . . . . . . . . 12

Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps, RG 35 . . . . . . . . . 14

Records of the U.S. Customs Service, RG 36 . . . . . . . . . . 14

Records of the Bureau of Accounts Treasury, RG 39… . 14

General Records of the Department of Commerce, RG 40 . . . . . . . . . . 15

Records of International Conferences, Commissions, and Expositions, RG 43 . . . . 15

Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46 …. 16

Records of the Social Security Administration, RG 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, RG 48 ….. 17

Records of the Bureau of Land Management, RG 49 . ….18

Records of the Bureau of the Public Debt, RG 53 . . . . 18

General Records of the Department of the Treasury, RG 56 . . . 18

Records of the U.S. Geological Survey, RG 57 ….. 19

Records of the Internal Revenue Service, RG 58 …. 20

General Records of the Department of State, RG 59 . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60 …. 22

Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, RG 64 . . . . 23

Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RG 65 …. 23

Records of the Work Projects Administration, RG 69 …. 24

Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, RG 70… . 25

Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, RG 75 … 26

Records of the National Park Service, RG 79… . 27

Records of the Federal Reserve System, RG 82… . 27

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85 . . . . . . 27

Records of the Women’s Bureau, RG 86 … 27

Records of the United States Secret Service, RG 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Records of the Food and Drug Administration, RG 88 . . . . . . . 28

Records of the Public Health Service, RG 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation, RG 91… . 29

Records of the Forest Service, RG 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Records of the Farmers Home Administration, RG 96 . . . . . . . . . . 30

Records of the Bureau of Labor Standards, RG 100 . . . . . 30

Records of the Children’s Bureau, RG 102 … 31

Records of the Farm Credit Administration, RG 103 … 31

Records of the U.S. Mint, RG 104 …. 31

Records of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, RG 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Records of the Bureau of Reclamation, RG 115 …. 32

Records of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, RG 116 . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission, RG 117 . 33

Records of U.S. Attorneys, RG 118 . . . . . . . . . 33

Records of the National Youth Administration, RG 119 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Records of the Public Buildings Service, RG 121 . . . . . . . . . 34

Records of the Office of Territories, RG 126 ….. 34

Records of Joint Committees of Congress, RG 128 . . . . 35

Records of the Bureau of Prisons, RG 129 . . . . . . 35

Records of the White House Office, RG 130 . . . . 36

Records of the Office of Alien Property, RG 131 . . . . . 36

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, RG 142 . . . . 37

Records of the Farm Service Agency, RG 145 …. 37

Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, RG 146 ….. 37

Records of the Selective Service System, RG 147 . . . . . 38

Records of the Government Printing Office, RG 149 ..….38

Records of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, RG 151 … . 38

Records of the Wage and Hour Division, RG 155 . . . . . . . . . . 38

Records of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, RG 167 . . . . . . . . . 39

Records of the Drug Enforcement Administration, RG 170 . . . . 40

Records of the Office of Civilian Defense, RG 171 ….. 40

Records of the Federal Communications Commission, RG 173 . . . . . . . . 40

General Records of the Department of Labor, RG 174 …… 40

Records of the U.S. Maritime Commission, RG 178 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Records of the War Production Board, RG 179…. . 42

Records of the War Trade Board, RG 182 . . . . . . . . . 42

Records of the Panama Canal, RG 185 . ….42

Records of the Office of Price Administration, RG 188 . . . . . . 43

General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, RG 207 . . . 43

Records of the Office of War Information, RG 208 . . . . . . . . 44

Records of the War Relocation Authority, RG 210 . ….50

Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards, RG 220 . . . . . . 51

Records of the Office of the Bituminous Coal Consigners Counsel, RG 223 . . . . . 52

Records of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, RG 227 . . . . . . 52

Records of the Office of Inter-American Affairs, RG 229 . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, RG 234 . . . . . . . . 53

General Records of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, RG 235 . . . . 54

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration, RG 237…. 54

National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records, RG 238 . . . . . . . 54

National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, RG 242 . . . . . . . 55

Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter, RG 252 . . . . 62

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, RG 255 . . . 62

Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, RG 263 . . . . . . . 66

Records of the Securities and Exchange Commission, RG 266 . . . . . . . . . . 68

Records of the Supreme Court of the U.S., RG 267 ….. 68

General Records of the General Services Administration, RG 269 . . . . . . . . 68

President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, RG 272 . . . . 68

Records of Presidential Inaugural Committees, RG 274 …. 68

Records of the National Production Authority, RG 277 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Records of the Agency for International Development, RG 286…. . 69

Records of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, RG 288 . . . . . 70

Records of the Federal Property Resources Service, RG 291 . . . . . 70

Records of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, RG 304 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Records of the Bonneville Power Administration, RG 305 . . . . . . . . . 71

Records of the U.S. Information Agency, RG 306 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Records of the National Science Foundation, RG 307 . . . . . . . . 80

Records of the Small Business Administration, RG 309 . . . . . . . 80

Records of the Agricultural Research Service, RG 310 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, RG 311 . . . . . . . 81

Records of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, RG 318 . . . . 81

Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, RG 326 . . . . . . . 82

Records of the National Capital Planning Commission, RG 328 …. 83

Records of Interservice Agencies, RG 334 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Records of the Maritime Administration, RG 357 . . . . . . . 83

Records of the Corporation for National and Community Service, RG 362 . . . . . 83

Records of the Social and Rehabilitation Service, RG 363 . . . . . . . . . 83

Records of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, RG 364 . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, RG 370 . . . . . . 84

Records of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration, RG 377 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Records of the Economic Development Administration, RG 378 . . . . . . . 84

Records of the Community Services Administration, RG 381 . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Records of the Federal Highway Administration, RG 406 . . . . . . . . . . 86

Records of the Federal Transit Administration, RG 408 . . . . . . . . . 87

Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, RG 412 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, RG 416 . . . . . . 88

Records of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Collection, RG 421 . . . . . 88

Records of the Energy Research and Development Administration, RG 430 . . . . . . . 88

Records of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, RG 431 . . . . . . . . . . 88

Records of the Economic Stabilization Programs, RG 432 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

General Records of the Department of Energy, RG 434 . . . 89

Records of the Administration on Aging, RG 439 . . . . . . . 90

General Records of the Department of Education, RG 441 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RG 442 . . . . . . 90

Records of the National Institutes of Health, RG 443 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

General Records of the Employment Standards Administration, RG 448 . . . . . 90

Records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, RG 452 . . . . . 91

Records of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, RG 463 . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Records of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, RG 467 ….. 91

Records of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Agencies, RG 469 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Records of the Office of Personnel Management, RG 478 . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Records of the Office of U.S. Postal Service, 488 . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Records of the International Trade Administration, RG 489 ….. 92

Records of the Peace Corps, RG 490 . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Records of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, RG 511 . . . 93

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Div, RG 515 … 93

Records of the U.S. Marshals Service, RG 527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Records of the Assassination Records Review Board, RG 541 . . . . 93


The Military Federal Agency Motion Pictures

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Records of the Army Air Forces, RG 18 . . . . . . 99

Records of the Bureau of Ships, RG 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, RG 24 . . . . . . 103

Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, RG 38 . . . . . . 103

Records of the Bureau of Aeronautics, RG 72 . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Records of the Bureau of Ordnance, RG 74 …. 103

Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, RG 77 . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Records of the U.S. Naval Observatory, RG 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

General Records of the Department of the Navy, RG 80 . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Records of the Office of the Secretary of War, RG 107 . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, RG 111 . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), RG 112 . . . . . . . . . . 129

Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, RG 127 . . . . 129

Records of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Navy, RG 143 . . . . . . . 130

Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General Army, RG 153 . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, RG 156 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Records of the National Guard Bureau, RG 168 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Records of the Chemical Warfare Service, RG 175 . . . 130

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, RG 181 . . . . . 131

Records of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, RG 218 . . . . . . . . . 131

Records of the Office of Strategic Services, RG 226 . . . . . . . 131

Records of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, RG 243 . . . . 135

Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II, RG 260 . . . . . . . . . 135

Records of Naval Operating Forces, RG 313 . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Records of the Army Staff, RG 319 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, RG 330 . . . . . . 136

Records of Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, WWII, RG 331 . … 137

Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces, RG 337 . . . . . . . . . 137

U.S. Army Operational, Tactical and Support Organizations WWII, RG 338 . … 137

Records of Headquarters U.S. Air Force Air Staff, RG 341 . . . . . . . . . . 138

Records of US Air Force Commands, Activities,and Organizations, RG 342 … 138

Re cords of the Naval Air Systems Command, RG 343 . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Records of the Naval Electronic Systems Command, RG 345 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Records of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, RG 374 . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General, RG 389 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Records of the Bureau of Naval Weapons, RG 402 . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

General Records of the Department of the Navy, RG 428 . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia, RG 472 . . . . . . . . 156

Records of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, RG 526 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Records of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, RG 551 . . . . . . . . . . . . 157


The Donated Material Group Motion Pictures Collections

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

1. A.A. Schecter Associates . . . . . .. . . 163

2. L.F. Adams . … 163

3. American Antiquarian Society . . . .. . . . 164

4. American Enterprise Institute …. 164

5. American Federation of Government Employees . . . . . . . . . 164

6. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations . . . . 165

7. American Film Institute …. 165

8. Records of the American Heritage Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

9. American Historic and Cultural Society, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

10. Records of the American National Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

11. American Picture Service . . . . . . . 166

12. American Social Hygiene Association . . . 167

13. ANSCO . . . . . . 167

14. Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

15. Thomas Armat …. 167

16. Association Films, Inc…. 167

17. Automobile Manufacturers Association …. 168

18. Michael Balzano . . . . . 168

19. John H. Bauman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

20. Bell and Howell Company . . . . . . 168

21. Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. . . . . . 168

22. Margaret Lavender Betzel ….169

23. Marvin Breckinridge . . . . . . . . . 169

24. Mrs. Remsen Brinckerhoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 169

25. British Broadcasting Corporation …. 169

26. British Library of Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

27. Robert C. Butow . . . . . . . . . . . 169

28. Admiral Richard E. Byrd …. . 170

29. Cadre Films . . . . . . . . . 170

30. Mae Jean Chandler . ….170

31. Alfred Chaudet . ….170

32. Samuel Cicchino . . . . . 170

33. Civic Films, Inc. . . 170

34. Mrs. Edward T. Clark . …171

35. A. H. Cobb, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

36. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. …. 171

37. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. . . . . . . . 171

38. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 172

39. Columbia Pictures Corporation …. 172

40. Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. . . . 173

41. William Carey Crane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

42. James W. Cummings . . . 173

43. Lee Dick, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

44. Dominican Republic Settlement Association, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

45. Eastman Kodak Company . . . . . . . . . . . 174

46. Thomas Alva Edison Foundation . . . . . . . . 174

47. Finnish Relief Fund, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

48. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company . . . . . . . . . 174

49. Lucy Flanagan . . . . . . . . 175

50. Ford Motor Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

51. Mark Foreman Films . . . . . . . . . . . 176

52. Fox Movietone News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

53. Fox Movietone News Collection of Silent Newsreels . . . . . . . . . 177

54. R.T. Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

55. Frontier Films …… . 177

56. Ken Gerrish . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

57. Esther C. Goddard . ….178

58. Marion E. Grevemberg ….. 178

59. John V. Hansen Motion Picture ….. 178

60. Harmon Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

61. Harms . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

62. Hearst Metrotone News, Inc…… . 180

63. Hearst Metrotone News, Inc. …… 180

64. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Publishing Committee . . . . . . . . 182

65. Frances Jay . . . 182

66. Felton M. Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

67. Roy Knabenshue . . . . 182

68. Mrs. John H. Knowles …… 182

69. Ladies of the Press …… 183

70. James M. Lambie, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

71. Wade Lemmons …… . 183

72. Jack Lieb Collection Commemorative Visits After the War . . . 183

73. Loew’s, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 183

74. Longines Wittnauer Watch Company, Inc…… . 184

75. Pare Lorentz Motion Picture, Sound Recording and Photographic . . . 184

76. March of Time …. 185

77. March of Time . ….186

78. March of Time . ….187

79. March of Time . . . . . . 187

80. March of Time . . . . . . 187

81. March of Time . …..187

82. March of Time ……. 188

83. Naval Photographic Center (Carter Administration) …… 188

84. MCA/Universal Pictures …… 189

85. MCA/Universal Pictures . ….191

86. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures ….. 191

87. James J. McManus . …..191

88. Robert S. McNamara Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

89. Gertrude P. Miller . . . 191

90. Monday Film Production Company . …..192

91. Philippe Mora . . . ….. 192

92. George C. Moreland . . . . . . . . . . 192

93. Henry Morgenthau, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

94. Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. . . . . 192

95. Motion Picture Newsreel Films…. 193

96. Moviola Company …… 193

97. Museum of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . 193

98. Marion Napier…193

99. National 4-H Club Foundation . . . 193

100. National Archives of India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

101. National Board of Fire Underwriters . . . . . . . . 194

102. National Broadcasting Company, Inc. . . . . . . 194

103. National Broadcasting Company, Inc. . . . . . 194

104. National Center for Jewish Film . …..195

105. National Geographic Society . . . . . . . . . . 195

106. National Trust for Historic Preservation . . . . 195

107. National Tuberculosis Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

108. Louis Hill Nicholson . . . . . . . . 196

109. Northern Pump Company …… 196

110. Robert Northshield . . . . . . . . . . 196

111. Pan American Institute of Geography and History . …..196

112. Paramount Pictures, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 196

113. Paramount Pictures, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

114. Paramount Pictures, Inc. . . . . . . . . 197

115. Pathe News . . . . . . . . . . 199

116. Helen Grondin Patton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

117. William B. Paul . . . . . . . . . 199

118. Pennsylvania State University ….. 199

119. Mrs. Jule Perlberg . . . . 199

120. Clyde Edwin Pettit, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . 200

121. Mary Pickford . . . . . . . . . . 200

122. Richard H. Poff . . . . . . . 200

123. David L. Quaid . . . . . . . . . . . 200

124. R. C. Raack, Patrick Griffin, and William Malloch . . . . . . . . . 200

125. National Committee for the Bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris ….. 201

126. Records of the National Public Affairs Center for Television . . . . . . . . 201

127. Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Commission . . . . . 201

128. William F. Rope . . . 201

129. Isaac Schlossbach . . . . . . . . . 202

130. Homer L. Shantz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

131. L. J. Simonich . . . . . 202

132. Howard W. Smith . . . . . . . . . 202

133. Roger Smith . …..202

134. Dr. Seymour H. Stern . …..203

135. F. Randolph Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . 203

136. Swift and Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

137. Thames Television . …..203

138. Theatre-on-Film, Inc. …… 204

139. Time-Life, Inc. . . 204

140. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

141. Harry S. Truman Audio Visual . . . . . . . . . . . 204

142. U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command . 205

143. United Aircraft Corporation …… 205

144. United Artists Corporation …… 205

145. United Food and Commercial Workers . . . . . . . . . 205

146. United Nations Film . . . . . . . . . 205

147. University of Colorado Medical School . …. 206

148. Janet Veazey and Helen Sturges-Anderson . . . . . 206

149. Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission . . . . 206

150. Robert W. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . 206

151. WAII-TV . ….. 207

152. Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. . . . . 207

153. Washington Video Prod., Inc. …. 207

154. Weiss Films, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

155. White House Naval Photographic Center Films . . . . . . 208

156. Mrs. Sydney Wellborn . . . . 208

157. Western Electric Company …… 209

158. Western New England College . . . . . . 209

159. WGBH Educational Foundation . . . . . 209

160. WPIX, Inc. . . . . . . . . 209

161. Yale University School of Medicine . . . 209


Indexes

Title Index . . . 213

Subject Index . . . . 253

About the Author . . . 281

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