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Texas History

The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection was created in 1945 and named in honor of University of Texas professor Eugene Campbell Barker, a pioneer in the field of Texas history. The Barker Collection includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, broadsides, and recorded sound and constitutes the most extensive collection of Texas-related material in existence. Includes: the Bexar Archives, 300,000 pages of Spanish colonial and Mexican Provincial records of Texas, from 1717 to 1836; the Texas Declaration of Independence printed in San Felipe de Austin in 1836; Lt. Col. Jose Enrique de la Pena's eyewitness description of the Texas Revolution, including his controversial account of David Crockett's death at the Alamo; the Governor Dolph and Mrs. Janey Briscoe 1849 daguerreotype of the Alamo.

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5 Min. Campaign Film for 1964 Senate Race. Testimonials For [From] JFK and LBJ.
Source:Yarborough (Ralph W.) Papers
Campaign film for Ralph Yarborough's 1964 senate race, with a short history of his career, testimonials from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and an appeal to voters from Yarborough. Kennedy mentions 1961's Hurricane Carla and the September 28, 1962 establishment of the Padre Island National Seashore [A more complete version of Kennedy's testimonial can be seen in dv_00140]. Includes footage of The University of Texas, Travis County Courthouse and the Texas State Capitol. Black and white picture with sound. Has synchronization punch hole.
799 Brooks Positive
Source:Brooks (Jack B.) Papers
Silent footage of Brooks campaigning, with Brooks standing at a podium with a "John Connally for Governor" sign. Film may also contain images of John Connally, Price Daniel, and Neville Colson. Black and white picture, no sound. Eastman Kodak edge code reads "circle square," which correlates to 1962. Writing on leader reads, "799 Brooks Positive."
At Ballinger, Texas
Source:Sorens (Bryan) Movie Film
Family home movies. Two title cards read "At Ballinger, Texas August, 1928" and "Our star actors -Emily Ruth and George, Jr.-" Black and white picture with no sound.
Cong. Kilgore, TV 2168
Source:Kilgore (Joe M.) Papers
Senator Joe Kilgore making a television address recognizing the growth of KGBT-TV's [Harlingen, Texas] signal strength from 50,000 to 100,000 watts, and connecting it to the economic growth of the United States. Black and white negative picture with sound. Has punch hole for synchronization.
Conservation History Association of Texas, Texas Legacy Project Records
The Texas Legacy Project, a cooperative documentary initiative supported by the Conservation History Association of Texas, aims to preserve the history of resource and wildlife conservation in the state through interviews with conservationists.
Crowds, Downtown Houston
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Footage of crowds walking in downtown Houston. Prominent signs include Chandler's Shoes, Houston Trunk Factory and Loew's State Theatre with Spencer Tracy on the bill [at the intersection of Main and McKinney Street?]. Color picture, no sound.
Gonzales Report [With guest Ralph W. Yarborough; Poll Tax]
Source:Gonzalez (Henry B.) Collection
Weekly public address from Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez to his constituents in Bexar County, Texas. Features a guest appearance by Texas Senator Ralph W. Yarborough, with both men expressing mutual admiration for the other, and many candid moments throughout, contrasting with their fallout documented in e_hbg_0072. Yarborough talks about Gonzalez's persistence in passing San Antonio bills, repealing the poll tax, supporting the G.I. Bill, and the establishment of the Padre Island National Seashore. Gonzalez mentions having served for a year and 8 months. Has opening with Gonzales climbing the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building while the sounds of the Bells of Congress are heard. Black and white picture with sound. Leader reads, "Gonzalez 334, 0/6."
Gubernatorial [Democratic Primary] Campaign Speech re: water policy
Source:Yarborough (Ralph W.) Papers
Campaign advertisement for the July 24, 1954 Texas Democratic Primary. Yarborough talks about water supply and conservation problems in Texas, and outlines a three-point solution using a series of dams, based on a plan he implemented in Austin while serving on the Lower Colorado River Authority. Black and white picture with sound.
Houston Rodeo Parade, Gene Autry and Glenn McCarthy
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Gene Autry and Glenn McCarthy, along with marching bands and cowboys, parade through downtown Houston, Texas. Has a title card for "Ansco." Black and white picture, no sound. Appears to have been shot at 24 frames per second. This is a more complete digitization of the same source reel as e_bb_5003, with this version capturing the entire reel.
Hurricane Carla
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Footage of destruction caused by Hurricane Carla. Includes scenes of a flooded marina, windows covered in tape, trees bending in high winds, waves crashing on beach patio, water pooling by patio doors, a snake, boats washed ashore and damaged property. Black and white picture with a short amount of color picture at the end of the reel, no sound.