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    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    New storage cases for original documents of America's Constitution and Declaration of Independence, Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    LS Bureau of Standards where workmen are preparing new show cases. CU the Constitution and Declaration of Independence papers. MS workman sealing the edge of show case. MS man filling case with helium (less damaging to papers than air), pan to the papers in case. Various shots the papers in new cases being carried into the Library of Congress.

    Interior of Library with crowds inside. MS Chief Justice Fred Vinson unveiling new case, pan up to plaque. MS President Harry Truman looking the cases. Various shots Truman speaking into microphone (natural sound): "On this occasion we have to pray to Almighty God that the American people will remain faithful to the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We should ask that they be ever mindful of the great wisdom and truth that are embodied in these two documents and to them in our form of Government".

    Date on dope sheet is September 1951.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:07:00 / 01:51:19:00
    UN 2383 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 2383 E
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Key US History Moments 1950s Washington DC Library of Congress
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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