Category Archives: video

A Light Gone Out

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually Tribe (1930-2014).

Indian Country lost a legend this month with the passing of Billy Frank Jr. (1930-2014).  Arrested for fishing on more than 50 occasions during his life time, Frank stood firmly for Civil Rights.  A man with clear vision and staunch determination, Frank walked with humility, strength and extraordinary kindness. During the “fish wars” of the […]

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Would You Like to See Samoa?

It is spring break for some this week, but it definitely doesn’t feel like sunshine and Mai Tais today in Philadelphia. For those of us stuck at our desks, here is a short clip from our archival film collection to get you dancing and thinking of vacation! Shot in 1940, this travelogue film documents the […]

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To Hold in the Heart & Live from the Archives!

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A filmmaker documents her mother’s flight from Laos, archival film from Museum collections help to tell the story.

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Mr. Kintner meets TedX

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Recently the Archives department had a request for footage of Morocco, which turned out to be for a film about current day and historic use of water in Rabat. Once again Watson Kintner’s beautiful Kodachrome footage (1951, etc.) has had another outing in the world, this time returned to Rabat where the filmmaker has presented […]

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Dead Men of Duffy’s Cut

More than 175 years ago, a ditch in Chester County became a mass grave for 57 Irish immigrant railroad workers, thought to have died of cholera. Now, a team that includes a Penn scholar and student is digging deeper into the lives – and deaths – of these laborers. Dr. Janet Monge, curator of physical […]

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Retro Mashup International

Live from the Archives! Film series is announced, with its inaugural screening on March 15th, 2012.

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How to Make West African Lamb and Plantain Gravy

Chef Roshan Martin from our Peppermill Café prepares a traditional West African meal with a twist on the NBC10! Show in honor of the Imagine Africa gallery project.

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Archives Vlog: Cyprus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWCkJEZoRJA From the Watson Kintner Collection. More info.

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