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American History Subject Guide (archived): Films

Resources for study and research in United States history

DVDs and videos to check out


Use Advanced Search in the 
Vermont State Colleges Online Catalog
to locate videos and DVDs

For Genre, you could choose:

Documentary films, Educational films, Feature Films, Film Adaptations, Newsreels, Video Recordings

For Format, you could choose:

DVD or VHS or Video recording

Subscription source for streaming video

Streaming video of a wide range of documentary, archival and educational films.  See the list of American History videos. (Castleton subscription resource.  Log-in required for off-campus access.)

Video on the web

Library of Congress American Memory Motion Pictures

AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials
A digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from Duke University Libraries.

How Stuff Works American History Videos
Online archival footage spanning thousands of hours of video, and millions of still photos, drawn largely from U.S. government agency sources.  View for free. Fees to download.

Books (and more) about historical films

See all items with the subject
"historical films"
in the VSC online catalog.

Also:  Motion pictures and history
for items on the history of film