Written, Produced and Directed by
David Ogden Stiers
Director of Archival Research
William B. McCullough
Still Photo Animation
The Frame Shop
Additional Production Assistance
Alan R. Weeks
The Aldrich Mansion
Banco de Mexico
Borderland State Park
Wallace and Jane Jayne
Koeppel & Koeppel
Mary Lance, New Deal Films
Museum of Modern Art
The National Arts Club
O'Neill's Bicycle Shop
Jayme and Laura Simoes
Raymond A. Sprague
Women's Democratic Union
J.J. Teaparty, Inc.
Cynthia Bronson Altman, Curator, Kykuit
The Foundation for San Francisco's Architectural Heritage
Kykuit/The National Trust for Historic Preservation
James Reed, Rockefeller Center Archive Center
Old Dutch Church, North Tarrytown, New York
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Rick Smith, Rhode Island Film Office
Rockefeller Center and Tishman Speyer Properties
Unity Baptist Tabernacle, Mt. Vernon, New York
Wayland Fire Department, Massachusetts
Archival Photographs and Footage
7th Day Baptist Historical Society
The Ida M. Tarbell Collection, Allegheny College
John E. Allen, Inc.
Allen County Historical Society
American Baptist Historical Society
AP/Wide World Photos
Archive Films/Archive Photos
Arkansas History Commission
Brown University Archives
Carnegie Museum of Art
Centro Nacional de las Artes, Biblioteca de las Artes, Mexico
Chicago Record Herald
Chicago Tribune Company
Cleveland Public Library
Colonial Williamsburg Productions
Colorado Historical Society
The Denver Post
Denver Public Library
T. Anderson, East Texas Oil Museum
East Texas Oil Museum
Fox Movietonews, Inc.
Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
Henry Holt & Company, LLC
Hot Shots/Cool Cuts, Inc.
The Huntington Library
Lilly Library, Indiana University
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Mexico
International Video Network
Jackson Hole Historical Society
Amy and Ellie Kilham
Library of Congress
Los Angeles Times
MacDonald & Associates
Malone Gill Productions
Mansfield Historical Society, Mansfield, Texas
Marc S. Balkin, Mark I Video Productions
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Montana Historical Society
The Museum of the City of New York
Museum of Modern Art
National Archives of Canada
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
NBC News Archives
New York Daily News
The New York Evening Journal
The New York Herald
The New-York Historical Society
New York Post
Picture Collection, The Branch Libraries, The New York Public Library
New York State Archives
The New York Times
Old Stage Studios, Photo by Lucienne Bloch
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Drake Well Museum Collection
The Plain Dealer
The Rhode Island Historical Society
The River Ran Red
Rockefeller Archive Center
San Francisco Examiner
Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Third World Newsreel
Thirteen/WNET New York
Winthrop Rockefeller Collection, UALR Archives
UCLA Film and Television Archive
University of South Carolina
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
The Washington Post
Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio
The Wolper Organization, Inc.
The WPA Film Library
Omega Record Group, Inc.
Special thanks to John Williams for his composition
"Look Down Again"
Donald L. Miller
Program Executive Producer
Post Production Supervisor
Special Projects Assistant
Marketing & Publicity
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