S.F. RADIOLOGICAL LABORATORY - 1955 The San Francisco Naval Shipyard dedicates its new radiological laboratory exclusively to defenses against atomic radiation. A virtual tour of the laboratory and its various projects is given.
Date: October 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
EUGENIE THE DUGONG - 1955 A rare Dugong, or Sea Cow, named Eugenie enjoys her new home at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California. Her staff, ahem handlers, give her loving medical care and a peaceful place where she can relax and get some much needed admiration and sleep.
Date: November 18, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
CALIFORNIA & PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLOODS - 1955 The worst disaster since the San Francisco earthquake hits California and the Pacific Northwest as storms roar in on a 1,000 mile front and bring record floods in their wake. A wall of water inundates California towns leaving over 50,000 homeless and 47 dead.
FROGMEN PRACTICE MANEUVERS - 1955 Military frogmen practice maneuvers for dangerous missions at San Simeon, California during "Operation Surfboard." Exercises include dropping from speed boats to plant explosivers underwater, sneaking on shore to take out enemy guards, and returning to the safety of their boat.
Date: March 23, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, With Audio
UNITED NATIONS 10TH ANNIVERSARY - 1955 More than 260 delegates converge on San Francisco, the birthplace of the United Nations, for ceremonies commemorating the U.N.'s 10th anniversary. President Eisenhower gives a keynote address at the ceremony.
Date: June 24, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:47:00, No Audio
NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - 1955 The nation's top basketball teams battle it out for the N.C.A.A. championship title. The San Francisco Dons led by All-American Bill Russell triumph over the LaSalle Explorers 77-63.
Date: March 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:19:00, No Audio
JOHN FERGUSON'S LIFE IN ICE HOCKEY Black and White from the sixties of John Ferguson playing ice hockey for the Montreal Canadians. Ferguson and his son, John Jr. in management positions up above the hockey rink in a team box. Ferguson with the Winnipeg Rangers. Ferguson with the San Jose Sharks. Team Canada in the 1972 summit series against the Soviet Union. Black and White of Ferguson as a player.
Date: July 15, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:38:00, No Audio
SAN FRANCISCO PARKING STRUCTURE OPENS - 1955 The Mayor of San Francisco cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of a futuristic nine story, $4 million dollar garage that parks 1,200 cars. Passenger and driver POV going up the circular ramp to the top of the structure.
DAYTONA BEACH MOTORCYCLE RACE - 1955 Expert riders compete in the American Motorcycle Association's 200-mile national championship race at Daytona Beach, Florida. Not everyone keeps their balance, but Bradley Andres of San Diego, California takes the title.
Date: March 13, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
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