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Tuesday, 31st July 2007

Film: Thousands of National Archives (U.S.) Films to Be Made Available Through CustomFlix Lab; Other Sources for Digitized Film and Video

Thousands of National Archives Films to Be Made Available Through CustomFlix Labs

The National Archives has selected the CustomFlix DVD on Demand service to initially make its collection of Universal Newsreels, dating from 1929 to 1967, available on DVD to the general public for purchase on Amazon.com. Newsreels cover worldwide events in politics, entertainment, fashion, sports and technology. Historic moments in world history, such as the death of FDR, the end of WWII, the famous 1960 Nixon-Kennedy debate and the royal wedding of Princess Margaret, are all chronicled. Thousands of public domain films and other U.S. Defense Department and U.S. Information Agency titles from the National Archives motion picture holdings will also become available in the near future.

Films from the National Archives can be purchased today on Amazon.com with more titles to be available soon. For more information on CustomFlix Labs DVD on Demand, please visit www.CustomFlix.com.

Review the titles currently available on DVD here.

Btw, CustomFlix is owned by Amazon.com.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

See Also: This Post from 2006 Lists Other Archival/Historical Film/Video Digitization Projects
Plenty of free or inexpensive content including the nearly free, NewsPlayer.com.

See Also: Footnote.com is working with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to Digitize Primary Text Documents. Content is free to search. Some content is free to view while other content is fee-based.

See Also: NewspaperARCHIVE.com offers full text, full image of nearly 69 million newspaper pages. Search is free, access is fee-based. However, the often overlooked "Special Collections" and The Daily Perspective offer full text, full image articles at no charge, delivered as PDF files.

See Also: The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) from the Library of Congress provides access to over 1 million digitized images from numerous collections. From Baseball Cards to British Cartoon Prints to Panoramic Photos of cities taken between 1880-1930.


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