Henry Hastings Sibley Papers, 1826-1848

Contents List

Container Title
Series: Agriculture
AC 761
Beating Old Man Weather: IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; length unknown; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows value of using molasses hay silage over traditional haying methods. Variety of 1930s IH equipment, F-Series Tractors. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 760
Combining Experience: IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 352 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Two brothers sit down and discuss their experiences with McCormick Deering combines. Shows other equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 854
Farming the Farmall Way: IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 403 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of farming with Farmalls. Features F-20, F-30, Farmall regular, plus a wide variety of McCormick-Deering implements. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 174
South American Rice (El Cultivo Del Arroz): IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1277 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows story of South American Rice, from plowing to loading on ship. Extremely wide variety of IH equipment, including Deering tractors. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 748
Farmall Farming Marches On: IH, 1934
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of Farmall farming. Farmall letter series tractors with variety of equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 353
IH at the Century of Progress: IH, 1934
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 407 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film about the IH exhibits at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Shows corn picker, #7 imposed gear mower, cream separators in cross-section; mechanical cow which flicks tail, breathes, moos and continuously produces milk (via McCormick milker); binder machines shown in (slowed) operation; a radio-controlled tractor (0-12); and animatronic farmer which rocks, talks, and reads the paper while pretending to remotely control the tractor (the farmer itself is actually controlled by a lab coat-wearing man within the house). Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored; Company Promotion
AC 857
The Farmall Does the Job: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 396 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows features of F-12 and value for southern farms. Includes wide variety of equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 743
The McCormick-Deering Corn Planter Tells Its Own Story: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 401 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Corn planter with animated eyes tells its story, including design and construction. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 741
Soybeans for Farm and Industry: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 360 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows soybeans from planting to processing in factory. Film shows variety of IH equipment. IH collection
AC 736
The Story of Binder Twine: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Tells the story of the production of binder twine, from sisal plant to loading the boxcar with finished product. Includes IH's 1933 World's Fair Display in Chicago. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 742
Terracing to Save Our Farms: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 357 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Demonstrates need for and construction of terraces on farm. Shows equipment used for terracing. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 750
A Farmer Talks About Tractor Service: IH, 1936
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 369 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Farmer gives testimonial about McCormick Deering Service. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 752
Popular Features of the Farmall 12: IH, 1936
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 395 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows features of F-12 and equipment for use with the F-12. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 751
Power in the Potato Field: IH, 1936
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 338 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows use of McCormick Deering equipment in potato farming. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 753
Quickest On, Quickest Off: IH, 1936
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 386 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows F-12's quick hitch. Shows boys in quick hitch contests at Illinois and Indiana State fairs. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 765
Acres of Rice: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 381 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film discusses how rice production has been modernized using IH equipment. Shows variety of IH rice equipment and processing of rice.
AC 768
A Harvester Thresher for Every Farm: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 298 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows IH line of harvester threshers with tractors. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 363
Message for Webber: IH, circa 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A McCormick-International dealer believes that farmer Webber will be as pleased as he is himself that the new Number 60 harvester-threshers are being shipped. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 347
Practical Magic: Wilding Picture Production, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 769 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Farmer and son try to start old tractor unsuccessfully. While son gets new parts, farmer dreams McCormick Deering Tractor dealer shows him new tractors, which drive themselves. Directed by J.M. Constable. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 153
Romance of the Reaper: Fox Case Corp. or IH?, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 948 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows development of grain harvesting machines, concentrating on C.H. McCormick's invention of the reaper. Shows variety of IH equipment. Form/genre: Company promotion; Educational; Sponsored
AC 747
Soil, Seeds, and Sunshine: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 308 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH equipment in Canadian plains wheatfields, planting and mowing.
AC 744
When You Think of Mowing: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 432 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: McCormick Deering Dealer shows farmer features of No. 7 mower. Shows other period equipment and trucks. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 762
Best Becomes Better: Chicago Film Laboratory, 1938
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 353 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Salesman shows advantages and differences of F-20 over Farmall Regular to skeptical farmer. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 327
Party Line: Wilding Picture Productions, 1938
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 578 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of corn pickers over hand methods. Sick man, unable to pick corn, is assisted by neighbors called by busybody party-line eavesdropper. Directed by J.M. Constable.
AC 763
Writing Your Own Ticket: IH, 1938
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 415 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Family and dealer sell farmer on IH's flexible finance plan. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 852
Caravan of Progress: IH, 1939
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 253 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows progress of combine innovation from drafting room to field, including testing caravan traveling around country. Also other IH equipment.
AC 764
Everybody's Talking: Chicago Film Laboratory, 1939
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 376 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces Farmall A and associated equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 758
Farmall B and Equipment: IH, 1939
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 370 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film introduces Farmall B and associated equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 830
Right from the Start: Wilding Picture Productions Inc., circa 1939
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 334 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Older farm couple help out niece and new husband in setting up farm, taking them to IH dealer who shows them tractor features and payment plan. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 757
The March of Power: Chicago Film Laboratory, 1939
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 407 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces letter series Farmalls, equipment. Also has historical footage of older tractors. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 310
Wheel Tractor (Versatile Power on Wheels): IH, circa 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; length unknown; sound unknown; color unknown; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows uses of IH wheeled industrial tractors in wide variety of uses. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 922
By Their Example: AMCO/IH, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 443 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features of Amco/International plow harrows for construction, conservation, and farm equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 731
Cultivo de Canas: IH Export, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 765 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows equipment for sugar cane growing. Cuban and Puerto Rican footage.
AC 818
[Chinese Original]: Unknown producer, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 399 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows methods of industry in Asian country, including farming and brick making. Form/genre: Amateur
CB 345
For Years to Come: Unknown producer, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 773 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Tells story of how C.B. Musser of York County, Penn., increased wartime agriculture production with conservation farming. Variety of IH equipment shown. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
CB 329
Fresh from the Garden: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 601 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows techniques of victory gardening. IH equipment shown. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
CB 805
Helpful Henry: Downing and Bownell, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 743 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Presents classic tale of Harry, a know-it-all city boy who stirs up trouble by trying to help out on the farm. Features Farmall H and combines. Form/genre: Comedy; Sponsored
AC 806
Mechanical Cotton Picker: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 206 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film introduces McCormick Deering Model 33 Cotton Pickers; also shows hand picking of cotton.
DE 766
Miracle of Paradise Valley: Wilding Pictures, circa late 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1331 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Veteran comes home to farm, guardian angel saves him from tractor accident and starts him, eventually, on a farm safe crusade. Unusual tractor shown. Directed by James M. Constable.
AC 817
More Milk: Office of Information, Motion Picture Services, circa mid 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 446 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows steps suggested for increasing cow productivity during WWII. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
DE 154
Permanent Agriculture: IH, circa mid 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1114 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film demonstrates value and techniques of soil conservation farming, using large variety of IH equipment. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
DE 155
Permanent Agriculture: IH, circa mid 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1116; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film demonstrates value and techniques of soil conservation farming, using large variety of IH equipment. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 816
Tied with Twine: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 200 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces 50T pickup twine baler, and shows automatic operation of baler. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 813
Back to the Old Farm: IH (Essanjay orig.), 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 432 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: 1940 narration over 1911 film. Boy tries city. Comes back to farm when he sees that modernization has eliminated drudgery.
AC 807
Golden Harvest: Dowling and Brownell, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 357 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows use of IH equipment in citrus industry, from nursery to processing.
AC 840
Keep It Moving: Chicago Film Laboratory, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 355 feet; sound; b&w' 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows value of spreading manure quickly, focusing mainly on small herd manure spreader. Directed by Tom Gordon.
AC 828
Mc Dougall's Hay: Chicago Film Laboratory, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 438 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows how pickup balers improve hay quality, save money, and save labor. Director: Tom Gordon.
AC 808
Satisfying Old Timer: IH, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 442 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features of new 12 ft. prairie-type combine with Farmall H engine, pulled by F-30. Animated narrator named “Old Timer.” Form/genre: Advertising
AC 809
Two Seconds from Cutting to Threshing: IH, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 457 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Man on stage with cutaway No. 42 4 ft. combine demonstrates features and then shows operation. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 843
Yesterday and Today: IH, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 374 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Compares old hand methods of farming with new power methods. Large variety of equipment shown.
AC 824
McCormick-Deering Cotton Picker: IH, 1944
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 403 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces first production cotton picker. Lots of field footage. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 344
One Man Harvesting: IH, 1944
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 679 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows ability of one man to operate a wide variety of farm tasks with IH equipment, reducing necessary labor. Shows large variety of IH equipment.
AC 825
One Man Harvesting: IH, 1944
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 180 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces cotton pickers and discusses implications of mechanical harvesting of cotton. Several different early pickers appear.
AC 821
My Model Farm: Hickory Hill, 1945
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 388 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film humorously shows hazards and perils of poorly maintained farm. Form/genre: Sponsored
CB 359
County Fair: Pat Dowling Pictures/IH, 1946
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 763 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A youthful romance takes place while the kids are preparing their exhibits for the country fair. Wide variety of IH equipment shown. Form/genre: Sponsored
CB 309
It's More Than Hay: IH, 1946
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 838 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows worth of good hay, machines and methods. Variety of IH machines demonstrated. Film also shows new and experimental hay making methods. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 826
Salute to Agriculture No.1: IH, 1946
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 453 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Five short stories about agriculture: Fox farming in Wisconsin; Buffalo for meat; The little pig that was late for dinner; Tulip time in Holland, Michigan; Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Cpl. James Miller chooses farming for occupation. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
DE 168
This Is Our Land: Audio Productions Inc., 1946
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1022 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows value of conservation farming to nation as a whole. Shows wide variety of IH equipment. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 855
The Farmall Cub: IH, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 309 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces the Farmall Cub and attachments, including the plow, mower, towing wagon, belt pulley, disc plow, disc harrow, field cultivator, and forward mounted planter. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 850
Farmall Cub (b&w version): IH, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 309 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film is same as “Farmall Cub” color print, but with several scenes blanked out with soundtrack remaining. Film introduces Cub and equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 317
King of the Fibers: IH, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 716 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows the need for cotton to face modern challenges. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 851
Material Handling Beyond Words: IH, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 147 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows use of IH equipment in farm material handling. Director: Ken Van Horne. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 823
For a Permanent Agriculture: IH, 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 359 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows how to make and maintain terraces. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
CB 304
Honeymoon for Harriet Calvin, 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 749 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Farmer keeps saving money for honeymoon, but keeps spending money on farm equipment. Finally wife wins trip to Niagara Falls, but trades trip for household equipment. Film possibly made in part by Robert Altman. Form/genre: Comedy; Sponsored; Advertising
AC 831
Tailor Made for Every Job: IH, circa 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 456 feet; sound; color; 16 mm 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows value of Farmall Cub for all farms where a small tractor is needed. Shows wide variety of equipment for Cub and other equipment.
CB 348
Tailor Made for Every Job: IH, 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 540 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Slightly different from original film; heavy emphasis on touch control.
AC 735
Council of California Growers: Council of California Growers, circa 1950s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 82 feet; sound and silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: First part gives overview of council. Second part is silent film featuring tomato picker. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 858
The “64” Answer: Great Lakes Productions, Inc., circa 1950s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 340 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Introduces #64 combine and emphasizes features. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 311
Double Ringer: Great Lakes Productions, 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 476 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of parlor milking. Farmer shows fellow farmer around operation demonstrating equipment. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 819
For Land's Sake: Agra films, 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 407 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Educational film shows the value of manure, and shows IH equipment used in manure handling. Form/genre: Educational
CB 328
Lambert Report on Russia: University of Nebraska, 1956
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 828 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Tour of Russia, 1955, home movies edited into travelogue, focus on agriculture. Form/genre: Amateur
CB 817
#50 Field Harvester: IH, 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertising film for the #50 field harvester. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 845
622 Cotton Pickers: IH, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 271 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of 622 cotton picker operating in a California field.
AD 342
Balanced Head Mowers: Consumer Relations Photographic Services, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 200 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film deals with the operating principles and design features of a balanced head drive for a mower. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AD 343
Baler Knotter: IH, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 200 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows the operating principles and design features of two types of baler knotters. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AD 345
Corn Planters: Consumer Relations Photographic Services, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; about 200 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film for corn planters. Outlines needs of farmers in terms of planting and then describes how the corn planter accomplishes this. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AD 349
Flail Type Field Chopper: Consumer Relations Photographic Services?, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; length unknown; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film explaining the characteristics of the Flail Type field chopper. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AD 354
IH Dry Type Air Cleaner: Hickory Hill, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 350 feet; sound; color;16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Gives overview of air cleaners and explanation of dry-type air cleaner, including proper use and cleaning. Footage of 806, 706 tractor. Form/genre: Instructional; Sponsored
AD 355
IH Presents the Modern Combine: Hickory Hill, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; about 200 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows the modern combine and its functions of cutting, feeding, threshing, separating, and cleaning grain. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AD 365
The New Pitman Mower: Hickory Hills, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 198 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film explains the advancements of the Pitman Mower. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 385
[Steiger 4 wheel drive tractor]: IH, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 193 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertisement for Steiger tractor with four-wheel drive for hillside use with implements. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 316
Tale of the Rugged Rotary: IH Advertising Dept. Photographic Services, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 517 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows ability of IH's heavy-duty rotary mowers, including mowing a small forest. Director: J. Stevens. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 337
Wire Twister: IH, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 692 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows wire twisting mechanism of McCormick wire balers. Director: R. Stearns. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 358
World of Differences in Cotton - Spanish: IH Ad Services - Hickory Hills, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 770 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows cotton farming, testing, production of items, and uses of cotton.
DE 164
Shortcut to Greater Profits: IH Consumer Relations Dept. Photographic Services, 1961
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 946 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features and construction of No. 5 Field Chopper line. Director: A.C. Moore. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 161
Agriculture USA #90: John Stearns, circa 1963
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 960 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Quiz show - Students representing agricultural colleges try to answer questions about agriculture. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
DE 157
Only a Phone Call Away: IH Hickory Hills Studio, 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 915 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of IH service and parts to skeptical farmer. Director: D. Holmes. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 814
A Better Way (Knotter): IH, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 410 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows operation of old and new knotter for hay baler. Director: Jim Dennet. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 162
Day Break-Common Market Tractors: ITW-Film Hilden/RHLD, circa 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 765 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows equipment for sugar cane growing. Cuban and Puerto Rico footage. Director: H.G. Weigel.
CB 314
Not a Shadow of a Doubt: IH Hickory Hills Studios, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 595 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Comparison of the 456 Planter with Deere planter. Director: D. Holmes.
CB 306
Making Hay the IH Economy Way: IH Advertising Services, Hickory Hills Studios, 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 620 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows variety of IH hay equipment in action. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 331
More Capacity 5 Ways - #47 Baler: IH Advertising Dept. - Photographic Services, 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 518 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features and capacity of #47 baler, including ease of adjustments. Director: Jay Stevens. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 307
New from Rock Bottom: Jnsel Film, circa 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 773 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows German-built 624 and 523 tractors with variety of equipment in European farm operations. Shows factory and dealership scenes. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 853
The Revolutionary New Plow Mulcher: IH, 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 417 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of using plow mulchers. Producer: H.F. Claus; director: J. Stevens.
CB 315
Your Type of Farming (656 Tractor): IH Advertising Services, Hickory Hills, 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 567 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Electric typewriter writes story about IH 656 tractor for sleeping reporter, includes features, advantages, and other equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 863
Precision Planting with 185 Beet Planter Attachment: IH Hickory Hills Advertising Center, 1965
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 139 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows improvements in IH's 185 Beet Planter. Other IH and beet equipment shown. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 822
#816 Mower Conditioner: IH, 1966
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 247 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows 21 reasons to buy a #816 mower conditioner. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 268
The Difference Is Profit: Hickory Hills, 1968
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 524 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Extols the virtues of 600 series cotton pickers. Limited footage of earlier pickers at beginning. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 333
The Difference Is Profit: Hickory Hills, 1968
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 524 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Extols the virtues of 600 series cotton pickers. Limited footage of earlier pickers at beginning. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 865
Within the Frame of Safety: IH Hickory Hills, 1968
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 223 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows development of rollover protection devices at Hinsoundale, including testing. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 324
Engineering for Ag: IH Photo Center, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 572 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film gives details of IH's engineering efforts, focusing on Hinsoundale facility. Film also gives brief history of Cyclo Planter, other equipment. Form/genre: Advertising; Company promotion
AD 380
[Farm Equipment Board Presentation]: IH Photographic Center, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 190 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of 4366 tractor, lawn mowers, Club Cadet 55s, 154 Cub Lo Boy, during dealer “Lawn and Garden Party.” Also shows IH Farm Equipment Research and Engineering Center and construction equipment. Likely shown at an FE Board Meeting. Form/genre: Stock shot; Industrial
CB 346
Farm Forum: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 437 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Multiple short segments introduce “Farm Forum,” with comments from farmers.
CB 273
In the Pursuit of Agricultural Excellence: Venard Films, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 457 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows difficulties and job of modern farmer as businessman. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
CB 322
Outdoor Power Products Press Conference: International Photographic Center, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 434 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows new Cub Cadet lawn tractors and attachments, focuses on quiet operation.
CB 325
Pro Ag - It All Adds Up: Venard Films LTD., circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 504 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film discusses use of “Pro Ag”: management computer program system by farmers. Shows variety of equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 343
Station 2: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 545 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: First part of movie is IH dealer tryout day for hay windrowers, including competition. Second part is haybaler comparison. Unedited.
AC 846
Station 3: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 321 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows forage harvester demonstration with wide variety of IH equipment used.
CB 323
Farming's First Day: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 478 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows young farmers involved in “Young Farmers Clubs,” their farms, and club activities. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
CB 319
Extra Acres: IH Consumer Relations Photographic Services, 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 760 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Extols the virtues and economics of the McCormick 210 windrower-conditioner. Director: Jay Stevens. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 326
Best of U.S. Farm Report: WGN(?), 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 820 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows highlights from “U.S. Farm Report” from 1975, including Earl Butts, Secretary of Agriculture, and Ben Warren, IH Official. Form/genre: News
AD 350
Four on the Go: 633 4WD Tractor: Summit/IH Canada, 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; about 300 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows the advantages of four-wheel drive for 633 tractor. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 351
Great from Any Angle: 844 Tractor: Summit/IH, 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 292 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertising film for two versions (2 and 4 wheel) of the 70 pro model 844 diesel tractor. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 344
The Birth of the Reliable One: 4000 Windrower: Summit/IH, 1976
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; length unknown; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film advertises the model 4000 and 5000 windrower. Emphasizes easy access, adjustment, and cleaning. International 4000 tractor shown at beginning of film. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 340
645 and 55 Chisel Plows: Summit/IH, 1977
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 265 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertising film showcasing the 645 and 55 chisel plows. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 821
The Complete Answer: Summit/IH, 1977
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 425 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertisement for the new endwise drill transport attachment. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 795
“84 Series Competitive Position” I: Summit/IH, 1977
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 537 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertising film for the IH 574, comparing it to competitors' tractors. In French. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 796
“84 Series Competitive Position” II: Summit/IH, 1977
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 463 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertising film for the IH 574, comparing it to competitors' tractors. In French. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 812
“More for Your Money” Sweeps: Summit/IH Canada, 1978
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 408 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Form/genre: Advertising
AC 737
A Time for Action: Saga, circa 1978
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 375 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Internal film for IH Ag Group manufacturing management, about poor performance and efforts to improve. Includes Alexander Proudfoot Co. Consultants. Shows variety of plants and products being assembled. Form/genre: Industrial
CB 269
A Great New Way to Grow - Series 88 (2+2) Tractors: IH, 1979
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 455 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features of IH 88 Series 2+2 tractors with implements. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 271
The Red Edge: SAGA, 1979
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 491 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film discusses IH's new equipment and turnaround of Agriculture Division. Includes 2+2 tractors, manufacturing plants.
CB 804
Harvest the Expert's Edge: IH, circa 1980s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 830 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows how to get the most out of 1440, 1460, 1480, and 820 axial flow combines by using IH guides and publications, following proper care procedures, correctly adjusting the axial flow, and making seed/kernel counts to measure necessary loss. Focuses mainly on soybean farming and cotton; also features 963 cotton picker. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
DE 144
The New Pioneers: WGN (?), circa 1980s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 900 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows past and future of farming, including IH equipment.
CB 270
The Red Edge Update: SAGA, 1980
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 491 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Same as original with minor changes. Film discusses IH's new equipment and turnaround of Agriculture Division. Includes 2+2 tractors, manufacturing plants.
Series: Truck
AD 358
Internationals on the Job: IH, circa 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 380 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH trucks are put to work in the mining, hauling, utility service, delivery, and logging industries. Featuring dual drive 6 wheel trucks, half-ton panel trucks. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 754
To Market and Home Again: IH, 1936
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 383 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows advantages of using IH trucks for speedy delivery of farm products. Shows period harvesting of ag products. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 808
Jungle Yachts in the Belgian Congo: IH/Courier, circa 1938
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 730 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Follows Gatti expedition in the Congo, featuring the DS-30 truck. Narration by Chester Santon. Form/genre: Adventure (Non-Fiction); Sponsored
AD 352
Heavy Duty Truck Leadership: Wilding, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 300 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: One dealer shows another a film on destructive testing on truck testing grounds. Four and six wheel trucks shown. Form/genre: Training; Industrial; Advertising
AD 362
Masters Among Trucks: IHC, 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 360 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows how IHC trucks are involved in the oil well servicing, road building and maintenance, concrete mixing, strip mining, limestone, and silica sand industries. Film in poor condition. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 387
School Days: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Argues for the use of IH chassis for school bus service. Shows brakes, engine, etc. Gives sample argument to convince school boards to use IH buses and consolidate school bus routes. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 953
Singing Wheels and IH Presents: Tested Performance: IH/Wilding, 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1120 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH, along with the Automobile Manufacturing Association, presents a look at the importance of trucks and the trucking industry to the “growing American population.” The film illustrates this importance with (lip-synching) singing truck drivers and an apocalyptic sequence about the mass disappearance of trucks. Director: H.L. Roberts. Story by Morgan Gibney and James Prindle. Photo: Orlando Lippert and George Hoover. Music: Edwin E. Ludwig. Lyrics: Maurice H. Stoller. At about 23 and a half minutes (850') in, reel also includes “Tested Performance,” an advertisement for the Green Diamond engine. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational; Advertising
FG 014
Tooling Up for Modern Truck Production: IH, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1673 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH truck engine production from rough casting to shipment, includes machining, assembly, testing. Major parts shows are the block, crankshaft, oil pump, head. Director: Bob Chevalier, Stan O'Haver.
AC 829
Tested Performance: Wilding Pictures Productions
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 331 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Sales film for K-series trucks includes testing and uses. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 797
An African Adventure...with Attilio Gatti (The Gatti-Hallicrafters Expedition): Calvin, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 810 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Attilio Gatti on his 11th expedition to Africa, thanks to IH trucks and equipment. Wildlife and local celebrations in East Africa are captured on film; shortwave radio connections are tested. Director: Gatti, photographed by Errol C. Prince. Form/genre: Adventure (Non-Fiction); Sponsored
DE 142
A Way of Life: IH, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 882 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows advantages of consolidated rural school districts in Beaverton, Mich. Shows IH equipment, mainly school busses. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
DE 140
New Champions of Transportation: IH, circa 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 928 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows the long process of engineering the new L line series of trucks. Includes testing.
CB 802
Desert Whipping Post: Dowling/IH, circa 1950s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 950 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: In-depth look at International Harvester's Arizona proving ground, including its natural and man-made history and construction, the engineering department, the grueling conditions (heat), and trucks tested. Sound quality is not good. Form/genre: Industrial; Advertising
CB 420
USA Today: Pat Dowling (?), circa 1950s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 573 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows how IH trucks fit into the nation's transportation system. Film shows wide range of IH trucks, mostly larger. Shows engineering and testing. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 806
Hill Drivers: IH Springfield Works, 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 575 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A small group of Springfield Works staff take five IH trucks on a drive through the Ohio countryside, the rolling hills of Hocking State Forest, Vinton County, and back home to Springfield Works again. Along the way they stop at a diner for breakfast, a truck stop for lunch, and a gas station, and pass a rural homestead and the Opekasit Center (an IH dealership) in Jeffersonville. Form/genre: Amateur
DE 145
A Professional Portrait: Wilding Pictures Production, 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 887 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A newspaper reporter, anxious to blast the trucking industry, discovers that truck drivers are very safety conscious. Many old trucks in film, including IH. Director: O.P. Lippert. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
DE 158
You're the Doctor: Audio Productions Inc., 1951
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1093 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows proper technique for valve jobs. Form/genre: Training
DE 160
Bonanza at Great Bear: Victory Film, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 978 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film about fishing at Canada's Great Bear Lake; IH Scout used by fishing lodge. Form/genre: Sponsored; Adventure (Non-fiction)
AD 360
Just Out the Scout!: IH, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 163 feet; silent(?); color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: David Brinkley and Chet Huntley discuss the development of the Scout but there's no sound. Also featuring Stu Erwin and Fahey Flynn. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 361
“Loadstar Epilogue”: IH, 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 255 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: In this training short, a Mr. Garroway [Dave Garroway?] pretends to answer questions from an audience of IH dealers about Loadstar and Scout promotions. Likely an “interactive” feature, where someone at each viewing “interacted” with Mr. Garroway by reading questions to him from a script distributed to dealerships along with the movie. Mr. Garroway's answers become increasingly ribald. Form/genre: Industrial; Training
CB 354
M.T. Dealer Meeting - Diesel & Final: Wilding, circa 1960s
Physical Description: unknown number of reels; 459 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Narrator introduces new diesel engine line and explains how they will meet customers' needs. Form/genre: Training
AD 371
The New Internationals: IH, circa 1960
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 425 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film explains what goes into the design and testing of new IH line of trucks. Includes scale and full size wooden models and 'undercover' highway tests. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 823
There's More to Cooling (Positive Flow Deaerating Cooling System): Calvin/Cummins Engine Company Training Department, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 739 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: The operation, maintenance, issues, and problems with the modern cooling system of trucks is discussed in detail. Form/genre: Industrial; Training
AD 374
Trucks and Data Processing: IH and Springfield Works, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 240 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: As workers build and inspect truck chassis, they enter data onto worksheets and machines. An IBM 024 key punch and IBM 1403 printer are featured. Form/genre: Industrial
DE 955
The Big News: IH, 1961
Physical Description: 1 reel of unknown number of reels; 1410 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Chet Huntley and David Brinkley star in this training film introducing the new C-line, the Travelette, the Travelall, and the Scout. Chet and David discuss the coming “family boom” and forecast that by the 1980s there will be 14 gigantic “strip cities”, including one that ranges from New York City to Chicago. Good footage of 1950s IH trucks as well as the new lines. Ribald humor and harsh sexual stereotypes appear mostly in segments with television and film personalities Carmelita Pope, Stu Erwin, and Harry Elders. Possibly reel two of two. Form/genre: Training; Advertising
FE 967
1964 Dealer Meeting “Morning”: IH Hickory Hills Advertising Center, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1689 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film for 1964 IH truck dealership meeting. Young son joins father's dealership, modernizes it. Shows many trucks, discusses baby boom.
FE 968
1964 Dealer Meeting “Afternoon”: IH Hickory Hills Advertising Center, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1635 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Continuation of 1964 IH truck dealership meeting, this film concentrates on product line. Bizarre psychedelic dream sequence involving Ringling Bros. Circus and possibly Rowan & Martin.
DE 165
1965 Dealer Announcement Section I: Wilding Business Communications, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1185 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Truck drivers and maintenance men examine new IH truck. Also shows testing procedures.
DE 166
1965 Dealer Announcement Section II: Wilding Business Communications, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1227 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Concentrates on light truck sales development. Actors interview dealers.
DE 167
1965 Dealer Announcement Section III: Wilding Business Communications, 1964
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 855 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: First segment shows changes in IH's light duty trucks. Second segment shows IH's new metro.
DE 947
CO Cab Assembly IH Springfield Works, 5 OCT 1966: IH Springfield Works, 1966
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1230 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Workers at the IH Springfield Works construct cabover cabs before transfer to Chatham works. Names and numbers of processes given. Construction does not seem to be filmed as a cumulative process. Two moments near the beginning catch the workers performing hijinks for the camera: one man does a flip, another two kiss. Form/genre: Industrial
DE 948
DAF: Made in Holland [Van Doorne's Autobielfabrieken N.V. Presenteert]: Multiform, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 950 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: The making of DAF automobiles in Holland. Music, no narration. Shows different processes involved in automobile manufacture. Also features dream sequences of individuals touring the factory, usually involving taking DAF vehicles on holiday. At 350' into the movie, one of these sequences involves a half-naked woman voluntarily being sprayed with car paint.
CB 824
[Desert Testing footage]: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 700 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Close-up footage of man filling out data sheets, a stopwatch, a boot hitting a brake pedal, a man driving a truck and lighting a cigarette, windshield washer, cab controls. Shots of desert road from cab, road sign. Form/genre: Unedited
CB 357
Driving to Keep Our Nation on the Move: IH for ATA foundation, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 616 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film surveys lifestyles of truckers. Good overview of different drivers with interviews. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
CB 826
[Exhaust Lab Testing]: IH, Griffith and Harrold, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 595 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Exhaust lab testing footage, footage of Scouts and Travelalls. a man presumably talking about reducing exhaust emissions sits in front of a chalkboard in what could be a lab or a classroom. Lots of header between footage. Form/genre: Unedited
AD 359
It Makes Sense: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 430 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film advertising the V-280 and V-800 engines, for 4370 Transtar, Paystar, and other trucks. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 366
Scout Ad Living Room (Rev. 1): IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 27 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Spot for Scouts features one being driven out of a couple's living room. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 367
Scout Ad Stairs (Rev 1): IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 23 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: After having a Scout driven down his mansion's front stairs, a wealthy man and his butler drive down dirt road, presumably toward a fishing and/or hunting spot, and discuss the truck's various qualities. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 822
The Seddon-Atkinson 300: Clearwater Ltd. Film Co, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 725 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Detailed advertising film about the 6-wheel S-A 300. Fairly technical information given. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 820
That's Pride (The Transtar 4200 and 4300 Conventionals): IH Photo Center, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 740 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows workers building, painting, and inspecting IH trucks. Workers are interviewed about the personal pride they build into the Transtar Line. Good detail, but repetitive. Form/genre: Advertising
FG 251
Tomorrow Begins with You: IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1720 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A consecutive series of detailed ads covers many features of the 9370 conventional, from computer-aided design to custom paint job options to the clutch system. Last spot features Johnny Unitas. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 348
Engineering: From Plans to Designs [Ft. Wayne Board Presentation]: IH/Hickory Hill, circa 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 300 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Silent film, possibly meant to be shown at a Ft. Wayne board presentation. Shows efforts at exhaust emissions lab, as well as destructive and crash testing, to improve elements of design applicable to federal safety standards. Transtar 4200, Scout, Cargostar, other trucks. Form/genre: Industrial
AD 376
The “WOW” Wagon: Scout II: IH, circa 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 385 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Charlie Baxter wants a rugged vehicle built for his fishing trips, but his wife Velma isn't so sure. Junior wants a “groovy car” and convinces them that the Scout II will fit all their needs. Campy. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 373
Trucking Is a Five Letter Word: IHPC, circa 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 280 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertising film features mechanized building and tooling of carbureted and diesel truck and construction engines. Form/genre: Advertising
AD 346
A Day with the Paystar: IH Photo Center, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 324 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of Paystars being used to move heavy-duty drilling equipment. Features 210, 5000. A presentation by IH Export Company (possibly for Russian export). Form/genre: Advertising; Stock shot
AD 339
Fiftieth Anniversary in Fort Wayne: IH Photo Center, circa 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 278 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows the festivities at the Ft. Wayne plant, in honor of the plant's 50th year in that community. Families tour the factory and grounds. Featuring Transtar 4200, Scout II, 1907 auto buggy, ERTL truck, and payline toys. Form/genre: Unedited
CB 419
From Artichokes to Zanesville: Concert Films Inc., 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 924 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows importance of trucks to nation's industry, including Zanesville Pottery. Sequential direction by Robert Anderson, Scott Anderson, Joe Phipps, and Ed Kean. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
AC 770
IH Con Expo (Holland): IH, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 436 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH truck sales film for metric countries. Shows wide variety of IH trucks in wide variety of applications.
CB 036
International Con Expo 73: Shield Productions, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1074 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH truck sales film for metric countries. Shows wide variety of IH trucks in wide variety of applications. Same as other version, but in Russian.
DE 146-150
Issues and Actions-1975: Fred A. Niles Communications Centers, 1974
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 1266, 66, 1028, 606, 1106 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Dealer meeting film for 1975 IH trucks. Discusses effects of economy, labor, and regulations on trucking industry. Many interviews. Form/genre: Industrial
CB 816
RVs-The Safe, Thrifty Way to Go!: IH/Walter J. Klein Co., Ltd., 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 500 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A family buys an IH Scout and RV so that they may travel with thrift and safety in mind. Covers safety tips. Director: Chris Cafege. Filmed by Cafege and Robert P. Klein. Script by Klein. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 320
Color Me Quality: IH Consumer Photographic Center, 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 539 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows new production line for gasoline truck engines in Indianapolis, with emphasis on work environment, color (psychology), and automation.
CB 825
[Desert Testing]: IH, 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 600 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Silent, roughly spliced footage featuring desert testing of IH trucks in desert conditions. Shows brake and water testing. Travelall, Scout pulling RV. “Head-work print.” Form/genre: Unedited
CB 827
[Fort Wayne Testing]: IH, circa 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 840 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of all manner of testing on IH truck brakes, wheels, cabs, and engines, conducted in laboratories and on tracks and roads. Includes Belgium block test, mud bath, twist course. Features Scouts as well as other vehicles. Form/genre: Unedited
CB 360
Patton Speech: Sedelmaier, circa 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 478 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH uses parody of speech scene from Patton to motivate truck dealers to sell new “Transtar II” trucks. Profane. Form/genre: Training; Industrial
CB 321
System 400: Price Weber Associates, 1975
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 539 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows new production line for gasoline truck engines in Indianapolis, with emphasis on work environment, color (psychology), and automation.
CB 418
Built to Perform: IH Truck Division, circa 1976
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 569 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shot at Springfield Plant. Film about International Harvester's compliance with new federal air brake rules. Engineering, testing, training, and production of Loadstar trucks.
AD 384
[Scout ad film]: IH, circa 1976
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 193 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Members of the press come to International Harvester's Hickory Hill campus to test-drive the new Scout Traveler, Terra, and Scout II. Detailed list of specifications are given. Concludes with the directive to “Scout the America others pass by.” Form/genre: Advertising
AD 347
Endurance Machine: Creative Establishment, 1978
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 218 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Advertisement for Transtar II. Shows evolution of IH cabover trucks; spends a lot of time talking up the virtues of the Transtar's BBC (bumper-back of cab measurement). Form/genre: Advertising
CB 818
Scouting Old Sandy with Billy Kidd (A Scout Adventure): IH Photo Center, circa 1979
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 790 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Billy Kidd, professional skier and resident of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, takes Jake Hoeschler and Janet Borden on a ski trip down an out-of-the-way peak called Old Sandy, courtesy of Kidd's Rallye Scout. Form/genre: Adventure; Sponsored
AD 378
[BBC news story on slumping truck sales]: BBC, 1980
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 165 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: In the midst of slumping truck sales, Seddon-Atkinson introduced the 401, featuring the return of the “Big A” logo. Seddon-Atkinson spokespeople speak of chances for the truck's success despite the odds. The BBC appears to remain skeptical. Form/genre: News
AD 375
We Build Your Kind of Truck: IH/Creative Establishment, circa 1980
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 320 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Focus on the men who build, design, and sell IH trucks. Shows medium and medium heavy “S” series, including S1900. IH Vocational. Form/genre: Advertising; Company Promotion
CB 356
Rollover: Film Counselors Associates, 1985
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 758 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film surveys lifestyles of truckers, shows wide variety of mid-70s IH trucks.
DE 959
[Stock truck advertising footage]: Detroit Art Services/Allied Film Lab, 1985
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 800 feet; silent; color; 16 mm negative 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of International truck advertising. Director: R. Salay; camera by Ed Kukla. Form/genre: Advertising; Stock shots
Series: Industrial
AC 749
International Power in Industry: IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 394 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows IH industrial tractors, crawlers, and power units in variety of operations. Form/genre: Sponsored; Industrial
AC 740
Paydirt: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 385 feet; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows T-20 and T-40 TracTracTors in earthmoving with variety of equipment in mining, logging, agriculture, etc. Form/genre: Sponsored; Industrial
AC 755
From Trees to Lumber: IH, 1936
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 367 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows uses of IH power in Southern lumber industry. Also shows building of logging railroad. Form/genre: Sponsored; Industrial
AC 767
Earthmoving: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 389 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows “modern” methods of earthmoving. Shows wide variety of earthmoving equipment. Form/genre: Sponsored; Industrial
AC 766
Cold Facts from the Northland: Associated Screen News LTD, 1938
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 351 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Son tries to convince father to extend logging operations to northern area, which is made possible by IH TracTracTors. Form/genre: Sponsored
AC 810
Saving Money with IH Power: No. 1-TD 18: IH, 1939
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 377 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows advantages of TD-18 for dirt moving. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 800
The “Bent for Hell Buggy”: IH, circa 1945
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Concerns the testing of the high-speed 13-ton M-5 tractor for use in warfare, and the training of military personnel in the use of the tractor. Footage of crawler tractor racing over steep hills and muddy gulches, with and without howitzer. Form/genre: Industrial; Educational; Sponsored
AD 372
These Hustling Huskies Make Things Move: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 480 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH TracTracTors are used to improve the Tulsa, Oklahoma municipal airport, Muskogee's Hatbox Field, and Oklahoma City's Bethany airport, and in other municipal and highway construction jobs, including uprooting giant stumps and knocking down tall trees. Includes footage of the TD-18, TD-6, TD-14, and Adams and Bucyrus-Erie graders. Form/genre: Industrial
AC 866
Old Time Logging Film: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 288 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of late 30's and 40's logging operations, including railway and IH equipment.
AC 842
Tractors for Railroads: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 414 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows uses of IH tractors and power by railroads, especially the Milwaukee Road, Rock Island and Santa Fe.
AC 756
Modern Power for Modern Needs: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 395 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH crawler tractor line in action in road building and logging. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 841
Saving Money with IH Power: IH, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1 feet; 375 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Script in can for salesman. Shows economy of IH construction equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 820
The New TD-24: Calvin/IH, 1945
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 421 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film introduces the TD-24 crawler tractor and shows tractor in action. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 844
IH in Airport Construction: Unknown producer, circa 1950s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 200 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows uses of IH crawler tractors for airport construction, mainly at Washington National Airport.
AC 738
Second Time Around: IH Sales Development, circa 1950s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 419 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Promotional Film for IH Construction Equipment Division showing products at work. Products include bulldozers, scrapers, dump trucks, etc. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 071
Packaged Power for Pulpwood Profits: International Harvester, circa 1955
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 638 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: International Harvester promotional film demonstrating International Drott Equipment diesel tractor for use in pulpwood logging operations. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 815
Kimco-Hough Payloader: KIMCO (?), circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 317 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows Kimco factory and production of payloaders, then shows loaders at construction sites. Form/genre: Advertising; Company promotion
CB 361
Kimco - the Plant and Its Products: Ginza Sakuraya, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 755 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Details history, manufacturing plant, and product line of KIMCO. Including loaders. Form/genre: Company promotion
CB 332
No Room for Almost: Sales Development - IH Construction Equipment Group, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 770 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows features and manufacturing of H-400 payloaders. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 339
[Payloggers]: IH, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 500 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features of IH paylogger line 57c, 59, 511. Also shows R Series semi-tractor.
CB 388-389
Story of Muddy Run: IH Sales Development, Construction Equipment Division, circa 1960s
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2029 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows the story of the Muddy Run Pump-Storage Facility (Hydroelectric), from need for electricity to construction while avoiding ecological damage. IH construction equipment featured. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
DE 156
The Word Gets Around: IH Sales Development, 1963
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1021 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Actual users of IH construction equipment give testimonials about quality. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 334
The Word Gets Around, Vol. II: IH Sales Development, circa 1963
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 736 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Includes testimonies from several operators and executives about IH construction equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 267
Payhaulers - All Wheel Drive: Sales Development, Construction Equipment Group, IH, 1968
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 635 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features of 140+180 Payhaulers. Also shows Scouts and Payloaders. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 312
T800 Paymover: IH, 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 496 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Silent film of driver showing features and maintenance procedures for T-800 paymover, then shows T-800 towing Pan Am 747 to taxiway.
DE 956
Yumbo - Elephantes Jaunes: Unknown producer, 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 2370 feet; sound unknown; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows design, manufacture, and extensive use of construction equipment shown. Yumbo was a subsidiary of IH France. Form/genre: Advertising; Company promotion
CB 313
Payloggers: IH Photographic Center, 1970
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 500 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH payloggers and trucks in action in the forest.
DE 151
Let's Look at the 175B: IH, 1971
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 906 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows variety of uses for 175 B crawler-loader tractor. Silent film possibly meant for live narration.
CB 274
Payloader 560 - a New Breed: Sales Development Construction Equipment Group, 1971
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 655 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows features and manufacturing of 560 Payloader. Also shows IH trucks. Form/genre: Advertising
Series: Corporate
AD 369
The Building of Boulder Dam: IH/ Dowling and Brownell, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 340 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows the experience of building of Boulder Dam, focusing on the role that IH trucks played in that process. Form/genre: Industrial; Educational; Sponsored
AD 364
New Oil Field Methods: IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 330 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Demonstrates new practices in rotary drilling, cable tool drilling, pipe line pumping, and other oil drilling processes, focusing on the role that IH trucks and equipment play. Includes Bucyrus-Erie bullgrader, IH trac-tractors (TD-40), trucks, and power units. Form/genre: Industrial; Educational; Sponsored
AC 769
Profitable Power: IH, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 438 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows use of IH and McC-D power units in a variety of applications. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 815
The Right Material in the Right Place: Selecting Iron and Steel for IHC Products: IHC Products, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 728 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: An educational journey from ore to steel. Shows different methods and processes, castings used for engine blocks, mower bars, rolling coulters, hay rakes, spring-tooth harrows, F-20. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AD 368
Snow Fighters (no. 49): IH/Chicago Film Lab, circa 1930s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 350 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: How IH wheel tractors, crawl tractors, and trucks are used to help clear state, county, and township roads in the snowbelt. Form/genre: Advertising; Educational; Sponsored
AD 377
[American Legion Ceremony]: Unknown producer, 1931
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 102 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Probably Major Max Oser's film of ceremonies of Cyrus Hall McCormick Post No. 1831, American Legion and at Graceland Cemetery, and Military Parade on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1931. Form/genre: Amateur
DE 170
Diesel Engine Principles: IH, 1934
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1010 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows operation of IH diesel engine, then extensively shows precision manufacturing of engine. Form/genre: Industrial; Educational; Advertising
CB 366
International Harvester Diesel: IH, 1935
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 760 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows through automation and cutaways the operation of the IH diesel engine. Also shows applications and equipment. Form/genre: Industrial; Educational; Advertising
AC 746
Our Daily Bread: Associated Screen, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 386 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows the bread industry from field to bakery. Shows large variety of IH equipment. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
AC 745
Power in the Oil Industry: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 400 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows use of variety of IH engines, crawlers; trucks in oil industry. Shows variety of oil industry practices. Form/genre: Educational; Industrial; Sponsored
AC 849
When Snow Comes: IH, 1937
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 340 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows snow removal abilities of IH equipment; includes Wisconsin footage of 1936 blizzard. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 798
Animal All Stars: Great Lakes Production/IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 690 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Sponsored film features the performances of trained elephants, big cats, bears, ponies, and chimpanzees at the Saint Louis Zoo. Form/genre: Sponsored
FG 250
Headline for Harper: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1470 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A “cute” and very earnest receptionist for Public Works tries to convince a local newspaperman that the retirement of a Public Works Department official (Mr. Harper) is newsworthy because of all the illness, crime, accidents, fire, and other tragedies that the department prevented during his tenure. Features IH vehicles and industrial equipment. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
CB 807
Industrial Diesel Power: Wilding/IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 780 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: International Harvester employee explains why IH diesel engines run so effectively and efficiently. the interested parties are shown a film about five factors of the engines' economy and performance: the 4-cycle principle, precision injection, efficient combustion, sensitive governor, and diesel plus feature. Footage of Industrial/ TracTracTors, TD14, UD 14A engine. Form/genre: Advertising; Educational
CB 809
Loads of Coal: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 470 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Efficient new techniques in coal mining, with focus on IH heavy-duty trucks and equipment. Filmed at the Blackfoot Coal and Land Co. in Indianapolis. Form/genre: Industrial; Educational; Sponsored
CB 342
Losyzamku...Lozykraju: Unknown producer, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 490 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows the restoration of a palace in Warsaw after World War II damage.
AD 370
The Marines Have Landed: Wilding/IH, circa WWII
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 374 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A salute to Marines, who are shown training. A landing rehearsed. Features IH TracTracTors, trucks. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational; Propaganda
CB 351
The Matter of the Core: Wilding Picture Prodcutions, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 459 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Sales film for Osbourne Automatic Core making machinery for foundries. Director: George Hoover. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 759
Power That Covers the Field: IH, 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 334 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of TD family of crawlers for agriculture. Shows variety of equipment. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 352
The Sprinklered Fire That Got Away: Bay State Film Production, Inc., 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 451 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows how even a well protected factory can fall victim to fire, and what needs to be done to prevent it. Form/genre: Industrial
CB 819
Strength Unseen: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 860 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH's contribution to World War II, including military products. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational; Propaganda
CB 341
Strength Unseen: IH, circa 1940s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 860 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH's contribution to World War II, including military products. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational; Propaganda
DE 152
Twine from Around the World: Great Lakes Productions, circa 1940s
Physical Description: Number of reels unknown; length unknown; sound and color unknown; 16 mm 
AC 812
Logging in the Borneo Jungle (With Music): IH, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 340 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Incredible film about logging in the Borneo jungle; shows TD-18 brought in disassembled in a canoe; shows Sarawak and natives. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
AC 811
Logging in the Borneo Jungle (no music): IH, 1940
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 341 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Incredible film about logging in the Borneo jungle; shows TD-18 brought in disassembled in a canoe; shows Sarawak and natives. Form/genre: Sponsored; Educational
AD 341
Animated Antics: Speaking of Animals/Down on the Farm: IH/Paramount/Fairbanks and Carlisle, 1941
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 306 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Live footage of farm animals (horse, pig, ferret, sheep, owl) with animated mouths delivering punchlines. Animation by Frank Kelling. Musical arrangement by Edward Paul. Written by Walter Anthony. Photographed in Duoplane Process. Form/genre: Combination live action and animation; Comedy; Sponsored
DE 163
The Strong Shall Be Free: Wilding, circa 1943
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 809 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH wartime production efforts, including Milwaukee Works. Wide variety of equipment shown, very patriotic. Form/genre: Company promotion; Propaganda
AC 861
Army-Navy E: IH (?), circa 1944
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 403 feet; silent; color; 16 mm archival positive 
Scope and Content Note: First part of film shows “E” award ceremony. Second part of film deals with fire protection.
DE 171
Under Western Skies: Trade Films Inc., 1946
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1000 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film explains causes and cures for erosion in Western states. Shows large variety of IH equipment. Director: Pat Dowling. Form/genre: Sponsored
CB 799
Anniversary Parade: Calvin, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 682 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Celebration of McCormick's historical and contemporary technical innovations. Footage of Fowler McCormick at Cyrus McCormick plaque on Michigan Avenue celebrating Harvester's 100 Years in Chicago. Farmall H, M, harvester/thresher, cut-away of Cub, WD-6, crawler tractor, UD-24, implements. Form/genre: Company promotion; Advertising
CB 308
Power That Brings You Oil: IH, 1947
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 707 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows processes of oil industry, and applications of IH equipment to that industry. Form/genre: Sponsored
CB 350
1949 Picnic: Producer unknown, 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 541 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm archival positive 
Scope and Content Note: Indianapolis Works Supervisors take outing to Lakeshore Country Club, June 25, 1949. Golfing, drinking beer, gambling, etc. Form/genre: Amateur
CB 803
Easy on the Eyes: Sarra, 1949
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 534 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Discusses eye injuries and warns of the dangers of not wearing safety glasses in the workplace. Sponsored by National Safety Council. Form/genre: Educational
DE 175
Suercos Y Huellas De Progresso: IH of Uruguay, circa 1949 - 1952
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1246 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH of Uruguay operations from unloading ships to repair parts delivery by aircraft. Excellent film with a wide variety of equipment.
AC 832-833
Man Machine Analysis-Methods Engineering: IH Standards and Methods Dept, circa 1950s
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 266 & 346 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows how man-machine analysis can reduce manufacturing costs - plenty of footage of men drilling holes. Form/genre: Industrial
CB 810
Machine Shop Work #2: the Micrometer: Loucks and Norling Studies, circa 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 480 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film on proper use and care of micrometer measuring tools. Form/genre: Training
CB 811
Monarchs of the Forest: Farm Film Foundation, circa 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 650 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Focuses on the role of transportation involved in different aspects of selective and clear-cut logging, including road making and log hauling. Features IH power units, heavy-duty trucks, and industrial tractors such as the TD-24. Form/genre: Educational; Sponsored
CB 364
Frozen Treasure: Reid H. Ray Film Industries, 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 801 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Bank robbers hide money on farm, which boy finds and hides in IH freezer. Hired man delivers strawberries from freezer, along with money, all over town. High school senior class rides IH tractors and trucks to rescue boy from robbers. Directed by Reid H. Ray. Form/genre: Sponsored, Comedy, Advertising
CB 330
There Is Work Being Done: Calvin, 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 458 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Crawler tractor sales film; shows tractors and equipment in logging and construction work. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 305
You Can't Lose: Wilding Picture Productions, Inc., 1950
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 492 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film introduces 1950 line of IH refrigerators. Salesman makes bet with boss he can sell to prospect, who is actually wife. Director: E.M. Grabill. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 349
Menu for Merchandising: Wilding, 1951
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 740 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Details advertising campaign for 1951 IH refrigerators. Form/genre: Advertising
AC 827
Cashing in on Color: Dallas Jones, 1952
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 391 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Training film for IH refrigerator salesmen, especially emphasizing “spring fresh green.”. Form/genre: Training
DE 950
Inside Harvester: Wilding/IH, 1952
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 960 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A college student writing his agriculture thesis on the principles of industry meets a sorority sister of his girlfriend whose father happens to work for International Harvester. Research, romance, and an introduction to “femineering” ensue. Includes footage of industrial power units, L-line trucks, IH parts department, power milker, hay balers, cotton pickers, Farmall Cub, Super A, Super C, M, H, and WD-9. Form/genre: Sponsored; Company promotion
DE 957-958
[Benham Coal Mines]: Appalshop, 1953
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2178 feet; silent; b&w and color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Collection of silent footage of Benham Coal Mines workers, made by the workers themselves. Silent “shorts” (roughly spliced together, some with explanatory text) which include aspects of work as well as family and community life: Derail Unit; Family Christmas; Dozer; Mine management; Outside Mine; Flowers; Rock Dust; Switch Shop; Safety Demo [at Black Diamond Fest]; WSAZ filmed from TV set. Form/genre: Amateur
AC 739
Cuban IH Dealerships (Eslabones De Service): IH, circa 1953
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 332 feet; sound; color; 16 mm archival positive 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows IH dealerships in Cuba, with an emphasis on service departments. Includes IH super series tractors, including cane tractors. Shows dealership exteriors, sales division. Form/genre: Company promotion
DE 159
Triunfar Sobre Las Objeciones: Dartnecc S.A., 1953
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1128 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Apparently a salesman training film for dealing with sales resistance. Dubbed in Spanish. Form/genre: Training
CB 328
Lambert Report on Russia: University of Nebraska, 1956
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 828 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Tour of Russia, 1955, home movies edited into travelogue, focus on agriculture. Form/genre: Amateur
AC 859
Molding Units SPO: Producer unknown, 1960
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 289 feet; silent; b&w; 16 mm archival positive 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows automatic mold making machinery and foundry process. Form/genre: Industrial
DE 141
The Strangest Secret in the World: Jack Lieb Productions, circa 1960
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1013 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Earl Nightingale explains how to get ahead in the world-think. Form/genre: Lecture
AD 381
[Footage of fire at Indianapolis FE District Office]: IH, 1967
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 460 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Color footage of a tremendous blaze that destroyed the Indianapolis FE district offices, and of the firefighters and spectators who were there. Only minimal footage of IH trucks, when they are being towed from lot. Reel says “news.” Form/genre: Unedited
CB 336
IH TV Presentation: IH (?), 1967
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 38 feet; sound; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows to IH dealers IH's new general openers which are used to create local television commercials. Film discusses other parts of advertising. Form/genre: Training; Advertising
CB 814
Revolution in Industrial Power: IH Solar/Roger Tilton Films, Inc., 1967
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 500 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Partially animated pitch for the IH Solar Division-designed Saturn turbine engine, made to power plants and factories. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 421
How Good Are We: IH Ad Services, 1968
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 879 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows some results of IH's global challenge programs, narrated by President Harry O. Bercher. Shows variety of plants and projects. Form/genre: Company promotion
AC 862
Manly Sand Applicator at International Harvester Co.: Indianapolis, Indiana IH, 1969
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 243 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film focuses on sand handling, core making. Follows casting of Scout engine block. Good exterior views of foundry. Form/genre: Industrial
AC 867-868
CPI-IH Poland Print: IH Construction Equipment Division, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 221 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows arrival of delegation (Polish?) at IH Construction Equipment Headquarters (Melrose Park, Illinois?). They then examine equipment. Two near identical prints.
DE 172-173
IH - the Award Winners: IH Great Britain, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 1217 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: IH Great Britain division wins Award for Export Excellence from Queen Elizabeth II. Film shows IH British operations and products.
CB 272
An Investment in Tommorrow: IH Sales Development Construction Equipment Group, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 633 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows advantages of sanitary landfills. Shows IH equipment and trucks. Director: John C. Miller. Form/genre: Sponsored; Industrial; Educational
CB 422
Mr. George Morris: GM Photographic, 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; length unknown; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: George B. Morris, General Motor's vice president for industrial relations, defends his company against criticisms of assembly line jobs. Such jobs at GM plants in Janesville, Wisconsin and Lordstown, Ohio are compared. Automation as a force leading to “improvement factors” in employee quality of life are discussed at length. Form/genre: Industrial; Lecture
CB 813
Our World Is International (Unsere Welt ist International): IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 745 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: English-narrated version of German film. International equipment plays a role in the making of wine, spectacles, food, etc., in Europe, South Africa, Japan, and the United States. Features footage of the 433, 453, 533, Payloader, Elevator Scraper, 8-91 combines, 104 tractor, Neuss factory; clearing brush in South Africa with crawler tractors; 724s cultivating farmland; TD25 at a gold mine. Form/genre: Company promotion
DE 954
So Much the Better: IH Australia, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1250 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film showcasing products of International Harvester Australia, including trucks, agricultural equipment, and construction equipment. Film peaks with introduction of the new “Big A” truck. Form/genre: Advertising; Company promotion
AD 386
[Stock truck, agricultural and construction equipment advertising footage]: Knipp/IH, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 433 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of Travelettes, construction equipment, tractors and balers (450), 151 and 80 combine, 902 cotton picker, “rice special” combine, and other trucks, tractors, and agricultural equipment. Note: needs resplicing. Form/genre: Stock shot; Advertising
CB 416
Where Do You Stand: Saga, circa 1970s
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 559 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film discusses efforts to increase productivity at IH's Ag Division. Several IH executives appear. Form/genre: Industrial
DE 949
Energy: Critical Choices Ahead: Dept. of Commerce and Energy/Design Center Incorporated, 1970
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 948 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: A breakdown of energy sources, uses, and choices from 1950 to 1970. How did we lose our energy independence? Projects what the energy picture could look like in 2000 (using the equivalent of 95 million barrels of oil a day). Form/genre: Educational
AD 337
1972 International Dealer Spots: IH, 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 285 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Ten, thirty, and sixty minute television spots for IH trucks, construction equipment, and lawn machines. Ads include “Tennessee Convertible.” Among the featured IH products are the 1972 International pickup, the 1210 Camper Special, 500-C crawler, 3200A crawler, Cadet 75, Cadet 76, Cub Cadet, and walk-behind mowers. Form/genre: Advertising
CB 363
The Machines That Know Coal: IH Sales Development, 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 572 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows IH machines in coal mining. Form/genre: Advertising; Industrial
AD 383
[Natural resources of Canada, by Province]: IH, 1972
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 270 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Footage of industry and farming in Canada by province, from west to east. Likely shown at IH Canada's 1972 Board Meeting. Form/genre: Stock shot; Sponsored
AD 338
1973 International Television Spots: IH, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 370 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Ten, thirty, and sixty minute television spots for IH trucks, construction equipment, and lawn machines. Ads include “Pickup Prize”, “McDougall Reunion”, “Happier Man” (all Scout), and “Mow n' Tow Promo”. Among the featured IH products are the Travelall, Monitor, Cadet 75, 3200 and 3200A, 3820, 3600, 3500, 3400, and 2400 Loaders, and 500C crawlers. Form/genre: Advertising
DE 944
1973 Stockholders Meeting: IH, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1200 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Soundtrack, text, and still photographs from stockholders meeting. Subjects covered include financial review and criticism of anti-free-trade bills. Form/genre: Lecture
AD 379
[Brooks McCormick at Museo Tecnologico de la Comision Federal de Electricidad]: IH, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 200 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Mostly silent footage of Brooks McCormick, along with other executives and members of the press, meeting businessmen or politicians outside of Museo Tecnologico de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, a technical museum in Mexico City. IH trucks are shown off; in later footage, an address is given in Spanish. The press event seems to involve a prize given in conjunction with the Mexican Institute of Foreign Trade. Form/genre: Unedited
DE 945-946
A Glance at the Past--A Look to the Future: IH, 1973
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 1568 and 1000 feet; sound; b&w and color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Collection of sponsored IH shorts, one from 1936 but most from 1973. The first reel contains the farm comedy “My Model Farm” in which a farmer brags about his not-so-well-kept farm; “Space Age Farming” which discusses the role of telemetry and gas chromatography in analyzing stress fractures in IH equipment; “They Call Hogs Beautiful” about innovations in swine science; and “Country Music USA” which explores the economic impact and popularity of country music and how it has changed Nashville and the lives of musicians (featuring short, financially-focused career testimonials from Sonny James, Faron Young, Danny Davis of the National Brass, Jeannie C. Reilly, Marty Robbins, and Tom T. Hall). The second reel contains “Roll It Jacks,” a look at the Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, Wisconsin; “Catfish Farming,” an exploration of innovations in catfish farming; and “Farming's First Day” which argues that farmers can keep up with innovations in farming by becoming involved with Young Farmers' Association. Form/genre: Sponsored
DE 951
Purchased Parts Panorama: IHPC, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1075 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: During the fall of 1972, Fort Wayne hosted the IH Truck Division Purchased Parts Panorama for Profit. IH factory and purchasing executives discuss the importance of standardization and how standardization and fabricating more of its own equipment could save money and time. Form/genre: Lecture
CB 355
The Pursuit of Excellence: IH, 1973
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 602 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Brooks McCormick exhorts workers to greater levels of performance and discusses management problems. Discusses business conditions. Form/genre: Lecture
CB 335
Roots of Power: IH, 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 569 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Gives view of IH as it existed in 1974, including steelmaking, foundry, forging machining, assembling, and testing of products. Wide variety of machines. Form/genre: Company promotion
DE 143
Roots of Power: IH, 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1001 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Gives view of IH as it existed in 1974, including steelmaking, foundry, forging machining, assembling, and testing of products. Wide variety of machines. Form/genre: Company promotion
DE 169
Roots of Power: IH, 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 976 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Somewhat expanded version of “Roots of Power” showing manufacturing processes, mid 70's equipment, destructive testing. Form/genre: Company promotion
DE 952
[Roots of Power, Russian Version]: IH, 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 950 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows manufacturing processes, 1970s equipment. Narrative track in Russian. Form/genre: Company promotion
AC 864
Stock Footage (Solar - Bircher Interview): Producer unknown, 1974
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 119 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Interviews with Brooks McCormick and another unknown IH official about economy and Solar Turbine division in San Diego. Form/genre: Company promotion
CB 801
Competitive '78 / [RI Plant]: PC Skills Co./SAGA, circa 1977
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 790 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Alexander Proudfoot Company industrial film. The world leader in the abrasive market needs its production and managerial teams to step up to the challenge. On the same reel is film about Alexander Proudfoot Company aiding IH with management systems. Form/genre: Industrial
AD 357
IH Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow: IH, 1978
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 420 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: History of International Harvester; new organization of IH. Slide show about components, group divisions. Meant for board presentation? International scope of AEG, truck group, materials handling, construction equipment. Look at future, including powering communities with SOLAR turbines running on kelp. Form/genre: Company promotion
AD 356
IH Saltillo Mexico: IH, 1979
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 126 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Promotional film gives “tour” of products being made at IH's Saltillo Works in Saltillo, Mexico, including the foundry. No dialogue. Form/genre: Company promotion
AD 382
[Good Feedback]: IH, 1980
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 179 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Customers, dealers, and others talk about IH Ag, truck, and Payline divisions and equipment. Shows 2+2 tractor and 1440 axial flow combine. Form/genre: Company promotion
AC 993
FKD 20 MACH No. 970-Milling Machine with Mech. Control and Internal Cutters: GFM, Steyr Austria, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 293 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Sales film for milling machine. Form/genre: Industrial; Advertising
CB 340
Furfural Core Binders: Producer unknown, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 514 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Shows the comparisons of oil bound cores and furfural bound cores at the Milwaukee Works Foundry. Form/genre: Industrial
AC 992
MACH No. 901 Internal Cutting of Gears: GFM, Steyr Austria, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 252 feet; silent; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Sales film for automated crankshaft milling machine.
CB 417
Performance Control Guides for Tool Grinding: IH Manufacturing Research, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 607 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows use of IH performance control guides for tool grinding, including use of machines. Form/genre: Industrial
AC 860
Statistical Work Analysis: Producer unknown, undated
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 353 feet; sound; b&w; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film shows new method of “work simplification” brought to this country by Robert Lee Morrow; includes time-study work done at Wolverine Tube. Form/genre: Industrial
AE 399
V-800: It Makes Sense
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 430 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print 
Scope and Content Note: Film advertising the 280, 300, and 350 horsepower options for the V-800 International engine. Form/genre: Advertising