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America in the 1950s: Public Domain Video

A library guide for America in the 1950s course taught on the Camden Campus by Dr. Janet Golden

Copyright Information

Sites for Public Domain Video

Library of Congress Public Domain Films

Internet Archive

(copyright notice here)

Other resources suggested by your instructor:

Music -

Free Music Archive (Creative Commons)

Sound Effects -


Archival Audio -

The Audio Archive (Particularly Old Time Radio, 78 RPMs, Radio

Archival Video Resources -


Prelinger Archives:

Associated Press Archive on Youtube:

Also - (Free versions can be downloaded
with watermark, but you can crop the watermarks and timecode out.)

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