Galveston County

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Wish You Were Here
Tourism film from the early 1960s that shows why Galveston is “America’s wish-you-were-here city”
When Carla Called
Industrial film produced by Southwestern Bell Telephone company on their relief efforts following Hurrica...
West of Hester Street (1983)
Documentary chronicling the movement of Jewish immigrants to Texas in the early 20th century
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 84 - Professional Conference in Galveston (1974)
Home movie scenes of meetings at a conference in Galveston
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 24 - Dinner Party and Beach Trip (1970)
Home movie scenes of the Freemans sharing a meal with friends while the children play pool and board games
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 19 - Galveston Vacation (1970)
Home movie scenes of the Freemans’ vacation on the Texas coast in 1970
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 18 - Houston and Galveston (1973)
Home movie scenes of the Freemans taking a visiting friend to see tourist attractions in Galveston and Ho...
The Sloane Collection, no. 4 - Galveston Bathing Girl Revue, 1925
Footage of the bathing costume events of the 1925 Galveston Bathing Girl Revue.
The Salvato Family Collection - Playing in the Snow
1950s home movie of the Salvato family enjoy a rare snowfall in Galveston County
The Salvato Family Collection - First Day of School and Beach Party (1954)
Home movie of Dixie Salvato’s first day of school and a family barbecue on the beach in Galveston
The Salvato Family Collection - Family Barbecue
Home movie of the Salvato family hosting a barbecue and of the children spending the day with their aunt ...
The Salvato Family Collection - Dixie’s Birthday Party
Compilation of home movies, including footage of the USS Balao in Galveston and Dixie Salvato’s backyard ...
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Pageant of Pulchritude (1931)
Beauty contestants flock to Galveston for the final International Pageant of Pulchritude
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Oleanders (1931)
Home movie capturing oleanders in bloom around Galveston
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Picking Cotton (1977)
Unedited footage of laborers picking cotton used in PBS documentary Galveston: The Gilded Age of the Gold...
The Rosenberg Library Collection - King Vidor on Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Hollywood director King Vidor recounts his childhood experience of surviving the Galveston Hurricane of 1900
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Galveston Beach and Stewart’s Mansion (1928)
Home movie of the Sealy family spending a day at the beach and relaxing at their Galveston home, Isla Ranch
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Hurricane Carla (1961)
Home movie of Galveston before and after the category-five hurricane hit the Texas coast in September 1961
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Frenkel Villa
1920s home movie of the Frenkel family at their Galveston residence on a bright Sunday morning
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Dickens on the Strand (1978)
Footage of entertainers at the fifth annual Dickens on the Strand in Galveston
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Corner Stores (1977)
Unedited footage of customers at local corner stores used in PBS documentary Galveston: The Gilded Age of...
The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 16 - Hurricane in Galveston (1941)
Home movie capturing the passage and aftermath of a category 3 hurricane over Galveston Island
The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 14 - Wedding and Honeymoon (1934)
Newleyweds take a honeymoon trip to Natchez, New Orleans, Galveston, Laredo, and Monterrey, Mexico
The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 15 - Summer Vacations
1950s home movie of a family visiting Ruidoso, New Mexico as well as touring San Antonio, Austin, and Gal...
The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 11 - Road Trip (1972)
Home movie of a family vacation, with stops in Houston and Galveston
The Patrick Coakley Jr. Collection - Visit to Galveston Beach
1950s home movie of the Coakleys of Houston on a trip to Galveston, where they play in the waves with the...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, September 7 - 17, 1968
KHOU news clips from September 1968, including segments about a Galveston garbage collectors’ strike and ...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, September 12 - 20, 1968
KHOU news clips from September 1968, including a press conference with Apollo 7 astronauts about emergenc...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, September 15 - 23, 1968
KHOU news clips from September 1968, including a segment about the New Democratic Coalition of Texas
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, May 1, 1974
KHOU-TV news clips from May 1, 1974, including rallies for Frances Farenthold and Dolph Briscoe prior to ...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, May 16 - 22, 1968
KHOU news clips from May 1968, including a sneak peek of AstroWorld before its official opening
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, March and April 1963
KHOU news clips from March and April 1963, including news segments about a cave in at the Northline Trans...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, March 20 - 24, 1968
KHOU news clips from March 1968, including interviews with political scientist Robert Scalapino and comed...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, June 19 - 24, 1968
KHOU news clips from June 1968, including segments about liquor-by-the-drink legislation and the Apollo m...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, July 1962
KHOU news clips from July and October 1962, including news segments about an oil fire in Baytown and the ...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, January 1963
KHOU news clips from January 1963, including Governor John Connally’s first address to the Texas Legislature
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 10, 1972
KHOU news clips from February 10, 1972, including an appearance of Governor of Texas Preston Smith
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, August 21, 1971
KHOU-TV news clips from August 21, 1971, including an interview with Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pasto...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, August 1968
KHOU news clips from August 1968, including a segment about the Miss Astro pageant
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, April 1963
KHOU news clips from April 1963, including interviews with Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona and Texas S...