Documentaries

These pieces are based in fact and actuality. While they aim to probe or document a particular subject, the filmmakers can take much creative license in how they treat their topic. The films may be intended for television or feature distribution, or a more limited exhibition, but they are intended for a broader audience than a typical home movie. 

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Women In Agriculture (1976)
Amateur documentary focusing on women in agriculture
Wildcatter: A Story of Texas Oil (1985)
1985 documentary about the history of the Texas oil boom and the role of the independent wildcatter
Why Pie? (2016)
Documentary short about the delectable desserts offered at the Paris Coffee Shop in Fort Worth
Whatever Works (1979)
Anti-leftist documentary discussing leftist attempts to destabilize industry and America
West of Hester Street (1983)
Documentary chronicling the movement of Jewish immigrants to Texas in the early 20th century
Vaquero (2003)
Documentary profiling vaqueros, the Mexican-American cowboys who ranch cattle in South Texas
VISTA: Gadfly in the Ghetto
Government film about the Volunteers in Service to America program in New York City, established as part ...
The Waco Tornado - Tragedy and Triumph
Film that recalls the tragedy and acts of heroism that followed one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. hi...
The Texas Jazz Festival Story (1997)
A brief history of the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi, including interviews with founding members ...
The Right Man (1974)
KPRC-TV television documentary about the influence of Dr. Robert Hayes Sr., eleventh president of Wiley C...
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 8 - Documentary Footage by Texan Relief Workers in Peru
Documentary footage from the Ancash earthquake of 1970, the deadliest earthquake in Peruvian history, rec...
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 6 - Terremoto
Broadcast that relates to a documentary film about Texans aiding in the 1970 Ancash earthquake relief effort
The Last of the Little Breweries (1976)
A documentary about the history of Shiner Beer in Lavaca County
The KHOU-TV Collection - An Odyssey Within
A short documentary film in which journalist Ron Stone investigates the causes and treatments of cardiova...
The Fiddler (1975)
Short non-fiction film from 1975 about Roy Maddox, an East Texas fiddle maker
The Democratic Faith: The Johnson Years
Edited film, narrated by Gregory Peck, that gives an overview of the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidency
The Assassination of President Kennedy, Part II (1978)
Documentary examining the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Thank You, Jim Wright! (1979)
Documentary surveying the accomplishments of Representative Jim Wright during his first 25 years in Congress
Texas Style
Short documentary providing a snapshot of 1980s rural Texas life as it tells the story of Texas Style
Texas Prison System (1955)
Film documenting prison life in Texas in 1955
Tapestry (1974)
1974 documentary by Rosa Guerrero describing her use of dance to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism
Spit Farther!
A highly entertaining showcase of the annual Luling Watermelon Thump and World Championship Watermelon Se...
Southmost USA Theatrical Trailer (2013)
Theatrical trailer for the feature documentary film, Southmost USA
Railroad Commission of Texas: 100 Years of Service to Texas (1992)
Short documentary chronicling the history of the state agency and its role within the oil and gas industry
Pancho Villa's Columbus Raid
Educational film on the Columbus, New Mexico Raid and subsequent Pancho Villa Expedition by the United St...
Once In a Lifetime
Documentary chronicling the events of Lynda Bird Johnson's White House wedding.
Nuclear Family
Documentary footage from Midland-Odessa that captures "the reality of high school football in a way that ...
North From Mexico - Exploration + Heritage
Film tracing the history of Mexican Americans in the Southwest United States
Mr. Speaker
A look at a day in the life of Ben Barnes, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives during the 59th ...
Motocross (1971)
Short documentary about a motocross race in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Mondo Texas by Jim Conrad
A short documentary that takes the viewer on an entertaining and irreverent tour of the Dallas region.
Mexican Americans - The Invisible Minority, Part 2 (1969)
Film presenting the Mexican-American civil rights movement in the Southwestern United States
Mexican Americans - The Invisible Minority, Part 1 (1969)
Film presenting the Mexican-American civil rights movement in the Southwestern United States
Mexican Americans - An Historic Profile
Film tracing the history of Mexican Americans and their culture
La Frontera
This short documentary explores the web of interdependencies of the U.S.-Mexico border region, examining ...
Jackelope
A 1975 documentary by Ken Harrison provides a look into the contemporary Texas art world of the mid-‘70s,...
Home on the Rio (1980)
Documentary profiling the contemporary music scene in El Paso
Goat Gland Doctor (1986)
Television documentary chronicling the rise and fall of John R. Brinkley, a charlatan doctor and radio pi...
Galveston: The Gilded Age of the Golden Isle (1977)
PBS documentary about the history of the economic and cultural development of Galveston Island
Faces of Amarillo No. 8 - Amusements (1987)
Segment of documentary series showcasing the types of recreational activities Amarillo residents particip...