Ronald H. Blumer
Director of Photography
Archival Footage Research
Jean De Segonzac
John D. Fuller
Alan Brinkley, Historian
William K. Klingaman, Author, 1929, The Year of the Great Crash
Archival Material Courtesy of
AIMS Media, Inc.
Film Audio Services
Fred Foss Collections
John E. Allen
Laurie Kahn Leavitt/Dan F. Kahn
National Archives Trust Fund Board
The National Geographic Society
National Public Archives of Canada
Oregon Historical Society Film Archives
Petrified Films, Inc.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Universal Studios Licensing LLLP
The University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library
Photographs Courtesy of
Babson College Archives
Carnegie Hall Archives
Charles E. Mitchell Family
The Forbes Archives, All Rights Reserved, Copyright
Associate Producer, Web
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
A MIDDLEMARCH FILMS Production for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.