The Prelinger Archives @

Asset Type: Footage

Rick Prelinger, collector-extraordinaire of old public domain newsreels and vintage educational films has put over 2,000 of the works in his collection up on for free download in standard definition. Various films from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s are available for free and cover a wide range of topics ranging from World War II to advertising/commercials, to home movies, to health and hygiene training films for teenagers to war propaganda.