SGA Media Collection Now Available for Check-out

The Addlestone Library announces the debut of the SGA Media Collection.  The Student Government Association (SGA) Media Collection is a collection of popular video titles available for students to check out from the library.  This media collection is located on the first floor of the library on the Calhoun street side of the Circulation desk and checked out at the Circulation desk.

This collection consists of films and television shows suggested by students for student entertainment similar to what you would find in a “Redbox” including “The Social Network,”, “The Blind Side” and “King of Queens. ”  Please come by and take advantage of this wonderful resource. A preliminary list of the titles in the collection can be found here: SGA Media Collection Title List.

A student may check out up to 3 titles simultaneously for 3 days.  DVDs should be returned to the circulation desk.  Overdue fines are $3.00 per day per title.

SGA DVD titles can be searched in the Addlestone online catalog.

The titles for the SGA Media Collection are purchased from library funds as well as funds donated from the SGA and the Friends of the Library.  We will continue adding to the collection in the coming months.  You may make suggestions for titles to  add to the collection at the SGA Video Request Form.

1905 Film Trip Down Market Street Before the Great Earthquake

“You are there” for a cable car ride in San Francisco.  This film was “lost” for many years. It was taken by a camera mounted on the front of a cable car.  The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there.

Great historical film!  Watch the scampering as Joe Public races away from autos, horses, cable cars and bicycles and the willy-nilly traffic pattern of visible autos, trucks, horse drawn carriages and bikes on Market Street .

This film originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot.  From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).

It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing.

From Prelinger Collection, Internet Archives