The Library now gives access to over 800 short films from the news reel series The March of Time.
Part journalism, part propaganda, the original series was screened in cinemas in the United States and elsewhere from 1935 to 1951. The films blend actual newsreel footage with staged scenes using professional and amateur actors, and in some cases celebrities were persuaded to re-enact events in which they had participated.
The database is searchable on its own, or in combination with additional Alexander Street Press video collections by using History in Video. Various options for browsing facilitate the discovery of the content.
Each film is accompanied by a transcript. Furthermore, it is possible to create and save your own clip, and to share or embed it on a web page.