Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Yesterday's worlds

26 episodes, 1956, New York University

From WNET:

"These 26 half-hour programs are designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the social life of ancient peoples as reflected in the art and artifacts excavated by the archaeologist. Program host Dr. Casper J. Kraemer, professor of classics and archaeology at Washington Square College of Arts and Sciences, who made his highly successful educational TV debut on “Here is the Past.” Cultural collections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are extensively used as visual materials throughout the series. Warren A. Kraetzer, director of the Office of Radio-Television at New York University, produced the series with WCBS-TV providing air-time and production facilities. Guest experts from New York University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History join Dr. Kraemer in these fascinating discussions of man’s past."