The Jim W. Keeland Collection

These films were made by Jim W. Keeland, a photographer and videographer in the Houston area for sixty years. He took photographs and films for Houston's NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV, from 1948 until 1961, worked for the Houston Post from 1951 to 1982 as a printer, and was a freelance photographer of agricultural subjects. This collection comes to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image through a partnership with the Brazoria County Historical Museum

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Watermarks of History: An Informal Memoir of Brazoria County (1959)
Educational film that tells the story of Brazoria County
The Texas Citrus Fiesta and Rio Grande Valley Citrus Industries (1956)
Industrial film of Rio Grande Valley citrus industry, Mission’s Citrus Fiesta, and the Santa Anita Ranch ...
The Plum Business of Grapeland, Texas
Interview with plum orchard owner Johnny Wilkins and a pruning demonstration of a plum tree
The Liberty County Bicentennial and Parade, Alvin F.F.A. Rodeo (1956)
Film of Liberty, Texas bicentennial celebration and parade of 1956 and an FFA rodeo for youngsters in Alv...
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 9 - Pine Planting at Indian Mound Nursery
Informational film made at the Indian Mound nursery in Alto, Texas on reforesting pine trees
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 5 - Crosby Rodeo and Fair, Texas Forestry Camp Woodville (19
Footage of Crosby, Texas' F.F.A. Fair and Rodeo in 1956, and the Texas Forestry Association's camp in Woo...
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 8 - Pink Bollworm Reseach Center (1954)
1954 industrial film of operations inside the Pink Bollworm Research Center in Brownsville, Texas
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 4 - Brazoria Youth Fair, Port City Stockyard, W.D. Gunnels P...
This film from the Keeland Collection begins with footage of local women modeling dresses in a fa...
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 7 - Texas Crop Harvests (1956)
Footage of cotton, corn, peanut, and rice harvests
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 16 - Figure 4 Ranch
Scenes of the Figure 4 Ranch in Brookshire, Texas
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 6 - Rio Grande Valley (1956)
Footage from the Rio Grande Valley showing the Mission Citrus Fiesta and cattle ranchers in Bee County
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 15 - Bluebonnet Farm
Scenes of the Bluebonnet Farm in McGregor, a research station in the Texas A&M College System
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 2 - Houston Fat Stock Show Interviews (1954)
Louis Pearce and Clem Bechard are interviewed at the Houston Fat Stock Show
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 14 - Cat Spring Barbecue
Scenes of a community barbecue in Cat Spring, Texas
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 17 - Port City Calf Sale
This footage captures scenes of the livestock industry at the Port City Calf Sale, which took pla...
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 13 - Pierce Ranch Cattle Drive, Part III
Industrial film of cowboys rounding up cattle on Pierce Ranch
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 12 - Pierce Ranch Cattle Drive, Part II
Industrial film of a cattle drive for Pierce Ranch
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 11 - Pierce Ranch Cattle Drive, Part I
Industrial film of a cattle drive for Pierce Ranch, including a supper scene
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 10 - Fish and Shrimp Boats on the Gulf Coast
Industrial film of Texas’ Gulf Coast fishing and shrimping industry, including trawlers, party boats, and...
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 3 - Compilation Reel of Rural and Agricultural Events (1956)
This compilation reel from 1956 highlights scenes from a variety of rural and coastal locations i...
The Jim W. Keeland Collection, no. 1 - Houston Fat Stock Show Champions (1959)
Footage of F.P. Bohanan of the Houston Fat Stock Show interviewing people showing livestock at the 1959 show
Texas Prison System Farms (1956)
Industrial film of prison farms in Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris counties, focusing primarily on the co...
Temple Lumber Company
Footage of workers sawing trees and milling logs
San Jacinto Festival in West Columbia (1956)
Footage of San Jacinto Festival in West Columbia, including couples in snazzy formal wear
Rice Millers Field Day Beaumont, Gulf Coast Angus Field Tour (1956)
Industrial film of farm and ranch tours, including presentations and a fish fry
Rice Harvest, Santa Anita Ranch (1955)
Industrial film of rice harvest and scenes of Santa Anita Ranch, its crops, livestock, and ranchers
Poultry Farms (1956)
Footage of poultry farms in Waller County
Port City Stockyards
Industrial film documenting the calf industry at the Port City Stockyards in Houston, Texas
Matamoros, Old Mac’s Farm
Industrial film of farmers operating tractors and airplanes crop dusting the fields
Live Oak County Drought, Munson Ranch
Industrial film of rice farming, cattle ranching, and grain quality control performed in a lab
Inmates Assist Cowboys at the Ramsey Unit
Footage of inmates from the Ramsey Unit assisting cowboys with cattle
FFA Livestock Shows and Governor Allan Shivers in Beeville Parade (1952)
Industrial film of FFA livestock shows, a family picnic on a farm, and the Beeville parade featuring Gove...
Cattle and Fox Hunter Bench Show
Industrial film of cattle in pasture, a beagle dog show, and a formal evening event
Cat Spring Celebration, Ft. Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting (1956)
Footage of a parade in Cat Spring and a meeting and celebration for the Fort Bend County Farm Bureau
C. K. Boyt’s Seven L Ranch
Industrial film of C.K. Boyt’s Seven L Ranch, with scenes of cowboys herding cattle, discussing crops, an...
Brenham Maifest Parade
Footage of the Brenham Maifest Parade in the 1950s
Angleton Colt Show, Rice Pasture Experiment Station, and Polk County Implement Field Day (1956)
Film of a colt show, a laboratory for rice research, and a farm equipment show and field day
American Rice: Food for the World (1976)
Industrial film gives an overview of the American rice industry, explaining the process from farming to m...