Getting the Facts (1953)

15 Dec
Producer  Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Contributors  “Producer, John T. Bobbitt; Collaborator, Ralph D. Casey.”
Length  11 min
B&W/Color  b&w
UO Library Catalog description:  Explains the importance of collecting all available facts before making a decision which affects personal, business or community life. Describes the efforts of citizens to assemble background information so that they will be competent to deal with the problem of school expansion in the community.
Call # FILM Ma102
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


You’d think anything under the Encyclopaedia Britannica name would have some well-organized archival presence, but there’s really nothing out there about Getting the Facts. John T. Bobbitt’s name appears on a few more of their films, including The Civil War and Social Process: Values and Institutions. He usually worked with a billed “collaborator” and his exact role is never entirely certain; subsequent John Bobbitt doesn’t make Googling easier. EBF were also the company behind Prelinger Archive classic Care of the Skin.

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