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Nuclear Reactor film, 1956

Identifier: 031.10.08

This film about the Armour Research Foundation Nuclear Reactor was submitted as a "television news release" along with a 2-page script dated June 28, 1956. Per the news release, the film is 40 feet; 1 minute, 7 seconds long; 16 mm; B&W; silent. Included in this collection (1998.087) is apparently raw footage, negative film, and the final cut of the film as follows: 1) Armour Nuclear Reactor; 3" d.; B & W negative; ca. 2 min.; dupe.; on core. 2) Armour Nuclear Reactor; 1 1/10min.; 16mm; B & W; Silent. On leader: "North American Aviation, Inc. Public Relations/Armour Reactor/52 ft. Sync to Sync./1½ min./TV Release/Head X Sync./BW neg. 3) Armour Foundation Model Nuclear Reactor; 1 min. 20 sec; B & W; Silent; 16 mm 4) Armour Foundation Model Nuclear Reactor; on core; 1 min. 7 sec; B & W; silent; 3"d.


  • Creation: 1956


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted Collection

Collection Size

1 reels


Formerly 1998.087

Related Material

Find the associated press release in Acc. No. 1998.149 dated June 28, 1956. There is an additional copy in Acc. No. 1998.300., There are photos in multiple collections including 1998.199 and 1998.192., See the catalgue record for 1998.300 for the location of additonal related materials.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

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