Tech Beat: The Open Video Project
Bob Cox points us to this article
"Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this enormous repository earns high marks for both content and design.
There's a search engine, of course, where image hunters can enter the words "New York" and quickly find 97 videos, including an 1897 race at Sheepshead Bay from the Edison films catalog, and a 12-minute exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village on one Sunday morning in 1960.
Back on the home page, there are categories that make browsing the archive a channel surfer's dream come true."