University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Motion Picture Center Production Film (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates)

Motion Picture Center Production Film (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates), 1966, ca. 1971, includes commercial and student 16mm films used by the Motion Picture Production Center for training and editing practice including films of students on the Quad, homecoming (1967), demonstrations, Turner Hall Dedication, Armistice Day (1970), Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church; interviews and speeches by agriculturists including Orville Freeman and William Kuhfuss; Illinois politicians including Otto Kerner and Adlai Stevenson; and newsreel and documentary footage (ca. 1960-72). The series includes newsreel footage and accompanying releases from CBS Newsfilm (1957-61) concerning world affairs, American politics, civil rights, natural disasters, fires, labor relations, fashions, scientific achievements, sports and holidays. Prominent individuals covered include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Richard M. Nixon, James Hoffa, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, Averill Harriman, Charles de Gaulle, John Foster Dulles, Pius XII, John XXIII, Orville Faubus, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill. The series includes films from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ca. 1967); the British Information Service (1961, 1964-66); National Television News (1963-69) on sports, economic outlooks, and the auto industry; Mercury News film (ca. 1964-68) on fashions technical advances, and commerce; Krosney Productions on Israel; Telenews (1967) on Social Security; News-screen on health care and appliances; Colorfilm on the small farm; Reader's Digest on school dropouts; and films on the Gizz Kids, a Champaign sports car rally, hunting wild turkeys and the College All Star Game (1959).

This collection is managed by the University of Illinois Archives and does not feature precise descriptive information for each item. Discover its contents by browsing the folders and files. For more information, contact an archivist at