Featured Resource: American History In Video

American History in Video* provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with more than 6,000 titles. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.


This resource, resoundingly recommended by Library Journal, offers LMU researchers the unparalleled opportunity to search and view video materials (and full-text transcripts!) that span the 20th century from media outlets like Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the History Channel, A&E Network, Biography, Bullfrog Films, the entire series of United News (governmental newsreels from the Office of War Information) and Universal Newsreel (commercial newsreels from Universal Pictures Company, Inc.), the Columbia Broadcasting System’s Longines Chronoscope, and more.


LMU users can create accounts within American History in Video, which will enable them to save searches, create clips from saved videos, and refer to them for classroom use or future research. Users can also create custom playlists, which are themed collections of materials. Playlists can contain whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items such as links to any URL. They can be annotated, edited, copied, shared, and all playlists contain their own unique static URL. Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use.