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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“Black Houston” Raw Footage (1968)
Interview with TSU Professor Eugene Harrington about the subtle ways in which systemic racism emerges in ...
“Black Houston” Oral History (1968)
Interview with Dasey Carey about his family history and his parents’ experiences as slaves
Workin’ from Can’t to Can’t: African-American Cowboys in Texas (1995)
1995 documentary highlighting the lives of African-American cowboys working in the Texas Gulf Coast durin...
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
Who Built this Place?: The Once and Future Landmark (1972)
Short documentary chronicling the planning and construction of several landmark buildings throughout the ...
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
Wait’ll You Hear This One (1970)
Short documentary chronicling the beginning of Houston’s Pacifica Radio Station, KPFT, and the pair of bo...
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 ...
Until You Are Dead (1963)
KPRC-TV television documentary evaluating legal and ethical questions surrounding capital punishment
The White Island (1963)
Preview of the Padre Island National Seashore area produced by the KPRC-TV Special Projects Division
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 Other 84 Percent (1960)
KPRC-TV television news documentary about the Texas parole system, following the case of one prospective ...
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 Natural History of the Water Closet (1974)
Short, operatic documentary describing the history and function of the water closet
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 First 20 Years (1963)
KPRC-TV television documentary reviewing the Texas Medical Center after its first 20 years of operation
The Fiddler (1975)
Short non-fiction film from 1975 about Roy Maddox, an East Texas fiddle maker
The Fault Does Not Lie with Your Set (1968)
Documentary about Houston’s KPRC-TV, sharing moments from the station’s history as well as highlighting o...
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
Step to the Music
1960s KPRC-TV television news documentary about educational and vocational programs for individuals with ...
Story of a Hurricane (1961)
KPRC-TV News special documenting the scene along the Texas gulf coast before, during, and after Hurricane...
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
Six Filmmakers in Search of a Wedding (1970)
Artistic documentary following a young couple’s wedding preparation and ceremony
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
Passage to Prudhoe (1969)
KPRC-TV documentary chronicling the historic voyage of the SS Manhattan through the Northwest Passage
Pancho Villa's Columbus Raid
Educational film on the Columbus, New Mexico Raid and subsequent Pancho Villa Expedition by the United St...