1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 28, 2020 8:53 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking a list of reports from America films by USIA


      I'm trying to find a list of all the Reports from America films produced by the United States Information Agency. In particular, I'm looking for a film about housing that was produced in 1956 in Columbus, Ohio.

        • Re: Seeking a list of reports from America films by USIA
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Hausfeld,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located  "Report from America" Films , ca. 1960 - ca. 1970. Despite the approximate dates given in the Catalog description, the series does include films from the 1950s.  Based on your description of the episode you are seeking, it may be “Report from America: Buying a House” which has the identifier 306-RFA-11. Please note that this film has not been digitized and NARA has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Also, National Archives research rooms are currently closed. For more information about these records and accessing them when the research rooms reopen, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) via email at mopix@nara.gov


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSM. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          The series was created by the United States Information Agency in cooperation with the British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC has listings for a number of episodes of the “Report From America” series on their website.  See Researching the BBC Archives for information about locating historical BBC programs.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!