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Collection Number RG0522.MI
Collection Name RG0522.MI: United States Department of Agriculture
Identifier Moving images
Size and Materials Four 16mm and VHS videotape copies of original 35mm films
Title Foresting the Sandhills
Plow that Broke the Plains
Progress in the Plains
Dust Storms in the Great Plains
Date or Date Span c.1928-c.1936
Year Range from 1928
Year Range to 1936
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content Four goverment-sponsored moving images relating to planting and agriculture in Nebraska and the Great Plains:

Foresting the Sandhills (c.1929) documents the planting and maintenance of the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey, NE. Silent, with intertitles.

The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936), a documentary intended to raise awareness about the New Deal in agriculture.

Progress in the Plains

Dust Storms in the Great Plains
Creator United States Department of Agriculture
Other Creators Pare Lorenz
Language of Material English
Access Conditions DVD reference copy of "Foresting the Sandhills" available. For access to others, consult with the Archivist.
Copyrights No use restrictions
Finding Aids None
Location of Originals Original films at United States National Archives
Subjects Dust Bowl
Dust storms
Natural disasters
Agriculture
Forestation
National forests
People Lorenz, Pare
Search Terms United State Department of Agriculture
United States Resettlement Administration
Nebraska National Forest
Halsey, Nebraska
Foresting the Sandhills
Plow that Broke the Plains
Progress in the Plains
Dust Storms in the Great Plains
Genre Form Educational films
Propaganda films
Reference Copy DVD reference copy of "Foresting the Sandhills" available. For access to others, consult with the Archivist. Click here for excerpt of "Foresting the Sandhills"