A 1923 American Relief Administration film, “America’s Gift to Famine Stricken Russia,” tracks the path of food aid to the Soviet Union, where citizens were suffering a third year of severe drought.
In these selected film clips, the ARA introduces important members of its staff and shows the variety of creative ways they delivered rice, lard, corn, grits, milk, sugar and cocoa to hundreds of villages. Carrying supplies by ship, train, horse, camel and on people’s own backs, the ARA fed up to 11 million people daily.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.