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American History in Video – University of Reading

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American History in Video

On-campus? No password required

Off-campus? University username and password required via an Institutional login 


A video collection of many of the most important newsreels covering important events in America from the 1890s to the 1980s. Includes the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel.

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How you may use the content


  • lecture presentations
  • Blackboard - embed the video in your module or link to it
  • student work

Tip! You may make clips and playlists with the videos

Not permitted

  • publicly available websites
  • public display in University
  • any alteration, adaption or modification the video 

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