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Wisconsin State Legislature Sees Pictures

April 30, 2011

On the first occasion that motion pictures have been shown before any state legislature, April 30, at Madison, Wis., the films were used to enlighten the state solons on the great educational advantages of the moving pictures.

John Collier, educational secretary of the national board of censorship and civic secretary of the People’s institute, was present and directed the exhibition.

The school authorities and the librarians of the state want an appropriation for motion pictures in order to make them a part of their work. Since motion pictures have been shown in libraries these places have been the most popular places in town and there has been a run on classic books as a result.

The University of Wisconsin has now undertaken to guide the movement for a general installation of motion pictures in ever shoal and library in the sate.

– MOTOGRAPHY (April 1911): 38.

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