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“Men and Dust”: Breath That Kills

posted January 16, 2014

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Miners have been dying from varieties of pneumoconiosis since they have been shuttled via mine elevators to toil in shafts thick with dust that, once it sufficiently scars the lungs, suffocates its victims. In 1940, Sheldon Dick bore witness to the plague in his "Men and Dust."

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“The Daughter of Dawn” Will Never Go Dark

posted January 4, 2014

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After "The Daughter of Dawn" was shot in Oklahoma during the summer of 1920 and then released in October of that year, it was shown only a few times — in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Tulsa, and a handful of other cities— but then seemed to have disappeared. Now, rediscovered, it has been restored and honored with a national guarantee of preservation in perpetuity.

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All the News That’s Fit to Archive

posted September 21, 2012

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The New York Times published an article on 18 September 2012 about Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive’s latest accomplishment: The archive’s online collection now includes the total news production footage of 20 channels over the last three years. That’s more than 1,000 news series and 350,000 separate programs.

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Tour LA’s Huge Pickford Archive

posted September 18, 2012

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Want to take a tour of the vaults of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the largest independent film archive in Los Angeles – one large enough to house 250 million tons of film? You can, at least, follow along on Flicker Alley’s, in a post on its website. Clearly a phenomenal place.

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