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Harvard Science Center Film Collection

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In addition to texts, motion picture films play an integral role in communicating information and explaining complex ideas. For this reason films were often used in classrooms to supplement traditional course material. This 16mm film collection, donated by the Harvard Science Center Media Services Department in 2010, features educational science films from 1933 to 1998 focusing on a variety of scientific subject matter including physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy. The intended audiences for most of these films were high school students, though some were produced for military training or general audiences.

A finding aid for the Harvard Science Center Film Collection can be found here.

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