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”
White Family History - Sea-Arama Marineworld
Home video of a family trip to Galveston’s Sea-Arama Marineworld, featuring animal tricks and water-skiin...
When Carla Called
Industrial film produced by Southwestern Bell Telephone company on their relief efforts following Hurrica...
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 Weidman Collection - Hurricane Alicia (1983)
Compilation reel of NBC News and Big 2 News stories about Hurricane Alicia, with segments from before, du...
The Weidman Collection - Big 2 Instant News Camera Demo (1975)
Presentation tape highlighting the growing role of electronic news gathering and the instant news camera ...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Fisherman Buzz Sinclair
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about fisherman William “Buzz” Sinclair, who catches sharks fo...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Dolphin Trainers (1982)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about dolphin trainers at Sea-Arama Marineworld in Galveston
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Dickens on the Strand (1979)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the Seventh Annual Dickens on the Strand street festival...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Cable Skiing (1979)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the recreational sport of cable skiing at Waterski Parad...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Blessing of the Fleet (1980)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the annual blessing of the shrimp fleet in Kemah
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Artist Jerry Newman (1979)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about wildlife artist and Lamar University professor Jerry Newman
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 - 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 - Pageant of Pulchritude (1931)
Beauty contestants flock to Galveston for the final International Pageant of Pulchritude
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 Parish Family Collection - Pumpkin the St. Bernard and Touch Football (1971)
Home movie of the Parish family dog, Pumpkin, at home in Beaumont and a Christmas gathering at Crystal Beach
The Martinez Family Memories - Halloween (1969)
Home video of a family Halloween party in Galveston, featuring the kids posing in costumes and setting up...
The Martinez Family Memories - Christmas Party
Home movie of a large family gathering celebrating the holidays in Galveston
The Leyva Collection - Wonder Woman Birthday Party and Halloween (1979)
Julie celebrates her fourth birthday with a Wonder Woman-themed party, before the family enjoys a costume...
The Leyva Collection - Halloween Party (1979)
Home movie of Halloween celebrations in Texas City, including costumed guests and dancing
The Leyva Collection - Christmas Celebration (1980)
Home movie of the Leyva family celebrating Christmas together, with festivities including a Santa piñata