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Movie Collection (1956-1966)

This movie collection consists of approximately three hours of movie recordings that took place in the City of San Diego. The original film was 8mm that was converted to an MP4 format for the preservation of the film, 8mm film offers 16 frames per second.

Play Bountiful Flow Water Utilities Dept Ralph Hall 1968 Video

28 min 12 sec

Bountiful Flow Water Utilities Dept Ralph Hall 1968

Water management in the City of San Diego and throughout other areas surrounding areas of San Diego County.


Play Citizens Viewpoint (61-62) City of SD, Annual Report 1962 Video

28 min 58 sec

Citizens Viewpoint (61-62) City of SD, Annual Report 1962

Everything the City of San Diego is doing for its citizens with an emphasis on value for the tax dollar. From offices in the county building, property taxes are collected and spent wisely on expanding city services. New roads and new subdivisions are planned and inspected. The police and fire departments protect citizens from danger. The parks department promotes recreation and the health department give kids injections while the Navy watches us from beneath the waves.


Play City in Motion (1965-66) City of San Diego, Annual Report 1966 Video

27 min 13 sec

City in Motion (1965-66) City of San Diego, Annual Report 1966

Celebrating growth with an expanded City Council housed in a new city hall. Also, a new airport control tower, a new fishing pier in Ocean Beach and a soon to be completed stadium in Mission Valley. 
Police, fire, parks, library, public works and state of the art data processing demonstrate how they are protecting, serving and saving the city money.


Play City in Motion (1967-68) City of San Diego, Annual Report 1968 Video

28 min 18 sec

City in Motion (1967-68) City of San Diego, Annual Report 1968

The 1967-1968 was the City of San Diego’s reorganization period in the City Manager’s office.  Newly added services to the charter City, twenty-seven-million-dollar stadium and a newly developed Citizens Assistance Office and Community Development, identifying goals and objectives throughout the City.


Play Community Concourse 1965 Video

9 min 29 sec

Community Concourse 1965

Short film promoting the new civic theater and convention center. Promises of economic benefits have not changed in 54 years.


Play District Improvements - The 1911 Act - 1963 Video

11 min 56 sec

District Improvements - The 1911 Act - 1963

Short film promotes Improvement Districts and demonstrates how one is used to pave a neighborhood street.


Play Fiesta Del Pacifico Parade 1956 Video

28 min 33 sec

Fiesta Del Pacifico Parade 1956

Floats, marching bands and costumed equestrians present a pageant of San Diego’s frontier heritage. 
Filmed on the corner of 6th Avenue and Grape Street across from the reviewing stand and narrated by a knowledgeable commentator.


Play Up, Up and Away (SD Airports) #3 Video

10 min 01 sec

Up, Up and Away (SD Airports) #3

Short film that discusses the need for expansion due to the increase of traffic of new airplanes and companies in the City of San Diego.  This film discusses San Diego International Airport (formerly known as Lindbergh Field), Montgomery Field Municipal Airport and Brown Field Municipal Airport and some of our well-known aviation pioneers.