Tuesday, March 24, 2009

22,000 Educational films ready to stream

OK, if you are a boomer like me this is going to make your day. If you aren't it is still a treasure trove of nostalgia, memories and down-right sillyness.

The guys over at A/V Geeks have amassed over 22,000 16mm educational films from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s! Watching these easily transports me back to elementary school and it is great Fun!
"For more than a decade, we’ve been rescuing old 16mm school films from dumpsters and obscurity..."
Here is a sample: Library Science Triggers - a monumentally boring look at library science in the 1970s.

And, a much more entertaining, if somewhat drug-induced, look at America's first 200 years funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency.

Found over at TYWKIWDBI.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! While AV Geeks doesn't have the classic Lunchroom Manners featuring Mr. Bungle (although it's available on YouTube), they do have "The Plow that Broke the Plans" with a great Virgil Thompson score - worth a listen if not a view.