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On Youtube are many films from the 1920's and 1930's 1940's on all kinds of topics.
American History in Video
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history with 2 000 hours and more than 5 000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events and their presentation over time through commercial and governmental newsreels archival footage public affairs footage and important documentaries. This release now provides 1526 titles with new videos from California Newsreel and PBS equalling approximately 528 hours.