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Aksarben Newsreel

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_005


  • circa 1936



A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip_01.dv : 0 Title card “Aksarben – Chenoweth-Omaha”, horses on racetrack, parade, livestock show, laying of cornerstone of new coliseum in 1928; 00:00:50 coliseum is home to Great Aksarben Livestock show each fall, 4H auction; 00:01:45 interior of mill producing cattle and chicken feed; 00:02:37 grand champion hog of the Aksarben Livestock Show; 00:02:59 grand champion lambs of the Aksarben Livestock Show; 00:03:29 calcium quarry, shipped to mill in Omaha, interior of factory, W.H. Nelson Paint Co. is a large user of calcium for putty; 00:04:29 1910s footage of the late Judge Ramsey with kid goats; 00:04:48 President and Mrs. Wilson arriving for “Aksarben parade,” getting into a car draped with a U.S. flag (was Nebraska Semi-Centennial, 1916: Details at; 00:05:15 parade begins; 00:08:19 1936 parade “note the decrease in the number of horses” used in the parade compared to 20 years ago; 5:30 “Indians came from many nations to participate in this great parade”; 00:09:32 Butternut Coffee float receives specific mention, transitions to Omaha plant where it is manufactured; cut at 00:10:01. • Clip_02.dv 0- Opens with continuation of coffee manufacturing plant; 00:00:11 1936 King & Queen of Aksarben; 00:00:24 Nebraska’s all-American Samuel Harrison Francis being interviewed by Frederick Ware of the Omaha World Herald in Lincoln, joined by Queen of Aksarben Jean Gallagher; Chenoweth Film title card, ends at 00:01:27. • Clip_02.dv 0-00:00:07 Title card “Playing the Game – Photo-editted by - Hal Chenoweth – Omaha – Sponsored by – Butter-Nut Coffee – Radio Statio WOW – Uncle Sam Breakfast Food; music plays and clip ends after :07.

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This film was received in digital format and had been divided into multiple clips before donation. Criss Library staff have edited the clips together here for ease of viewing.

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