The Cold War

The Cold War was a series of political and military conflicts between the United States with NATO allies and the Soviet Union with Eastern Bloc allies.  Tensions grew towards the end of World War II and escalated until 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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“Peace, Little Girl” LBJ Campaign Ad (1964)
The controversial political ad made for Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 presidential campaign
They Major in Missiles (1959)
Government film describing the White Sands Cooperative Training Program
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 43 - 24 Action News Reports (1978)
Edited 24 Action News reports and broadcast segments featuring Roy Faires
The Protected School (1965)
Government film profiling United High School in Laredo, TX that was built to double as a nuclear fallout ...
The Port Arthur Story (1954)
Notorious campaign film for the re-election of Governor Allan Shivers
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, May 23 - June 30, 1962
KHOU news clips from May and June 1962, including news segments about trade restrictions against Cuba and...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, March 20 - April 9, 1968
KHOU news clips from March and April 1968, including segments about “La Voz Latina” and NASA’s Mobile Qua...
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 21 - February 1, 1968
KHOU news clips from January and February 1968, including segments about the capture of the USS Pueblo an...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 18 - 24, 1963
KHOU news clips from January 1963, including deliberations about Ben Taub General Hospital and footage of...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 15 - 27, 1963
KHOU news clips from January 1963, including press conferences with US Attorney General Robert Kennedy an...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, December 1962
KHOU news clips from December 1962, including news segments about negotiations to free prisoners held in ...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, 1962
KHOU news clips from 1962, including campaign speeches from Waggoner Carr and John Connally
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips February 4 - 8, 1966
KHOU news clips from February 1966, including color footage of NASA’s Gemini 6A and 7 missions
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips February 8 - 13, 1966
KHOU news clips from February 1966, including an interview with former Congressman Martin Dies Jr.
The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection - Trip to Europe and the USSR (1971)
Home movie of a trip to Denmark, Sweden, the USSR, and Germany
Target Austin
Cold War propaganda film produced by Austin’s KTBC that presents the scenario of a nuclear missile strike...
Reactions to Pueblo Incident (1968)
A KPRC reporter conducts man-on-the-street interviews with Houstonians about how to respond to the North ...
Project 7 - Thunder Over Austin
This episode of KTBC-TV's "Project 7" seeks to set the record straight on the cause and effects of sonic ...
Lyndon B. Johnson Speech at the University of Texas
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to University of Texas at Austin students about the threat of com...
Let’s Face It (1955)
Government film made by the Federal Civil Defense Administration in 1955 to explain the destruction cause...
LBJ Campaigns in Tampa, FL on the Communist Menace (1960)
Footage of LBJ campaigning for the 1960 presidential race on anti-Communism platform
LBJ Campaigns in Florida on Anti-Communist Platform (1960)
Footage of LBJ campaigning for the 1960 presidential race on anti-Communism platform
LBJ Campaign Speech in Tampa, FL on Communist Cuba (1960)
Footage of LBJ campaigning for the 1960 presidential race on anti-Communism platform
Gifts for Gitmo (1962)
KPRC-TV special assignment about the station’s “Gifts for Gitmo” program to deliver Christmas presents to...
Friend or Foe?
Cold War-era industrial film about the importance of air defense, featuring the 94th Fighter Squadron
Duck and Cover (1951)
Government film made by the Federal Civil Defense Administration in 1951 teaches children what to do in t...
Col. Fitzpatrick Films - Gun Camera Footage
Footage captured by the gun camera mounted on Major Hal Fitzpatrick’s fighter plane during the Korean War
Channel 2 News Round-Up (1959)
Compilation of television news segments from 1959, including the “Kitchen Debate” and the Eddie Fisher-El...
Cactus Pryor as Danish General Hans Christoffersen
Cactus Pryor, disguised as Hans Christoffersen, delivers an anti-communism message
Cactus Pryor on John Henry Faulk and the Blacklist (1997)
Cactus discusses John Henry Faulk and his experience with the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s
Bomb Shelter
Footage of construction of an underground bomb shelter and a demonstration of the crank siren
Berlin (1970)
This short documentary film, narrated by Cactus Pryor, presents the view in 1970 of the city of West Berlin.
Air Defense - Houston Evacuation
Silent film clip demonstrating evacuation procedures for the citizens of Houston