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View of many city skylines, town centers, and war industries in Texas during World War 2

Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Presidential election campaign advertisement for President John F Kennedy during the 1960 Presidential campaign.

Election campaign advertisement for President John F Kennedy. Hand holds a banner that reads 'Kennedy'. Picture of John F Kennedy with signs that read 'Greatness', 'Leader for the 60's'. Collage with pictures of President Kennedy and other well known American leaders, and also with state and city names: 'Indiana', 'NewYork', 'Oregon', 'Illinois', 'Ohio', 'Michigan', 'Texas' and 'California'. Hands with banners that read, 'Kennedy for President'. Picture of President John F Kennedy with wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and daughter Caroline Kennedy. Ad features background chorus singing a two stanza jingle with "Kennedy" chorus including stanza lines, "Do you want a man for President who's seasoned through and through, but not so doggone seasoned that he won't try something new? A man who's old enough to know and young enough to do? Well it's up to you it's up to you, it's strictly up to you. Do you like a man who answers straight, a man who's always fair? Well measure him against the others and when you compare, you'll cast your vote for Kennedy and the change that's overdue, so it's up to you, it's up to you, it's strictly up to you." Campaign advertisement features vintage 1960's television advertising style.

Date: 1960
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Life story of George Herbert Walker Bush, Vice-President and later President of the United States.

George Herbert Walker Bush speaks to the 1984 Republican National Convention as the nominee for Vice President. Supporters cheer holding banners. Childhood pictures of George W. Bush with his family. He is shown as a fighter in a squadron in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Footage of his rescue by submarine after he is shot down. Footage of Yale University and a photo of Bush wearing a Yale sweatshirt. George H W Bush starting in the oil business in Texas. Shots of oil workers drilling for oil and an offshore platform. A reporter interviews Bush in the 1960's in front of the U.S. Capitol building in the background. Footage of Bush speaking before the United Nations in his role as U.N. Ambassador. Vice President Bush meets Chinese officials. George H. W. Bush with Barbara Bush and their five children, including George W. Bush, as he announces his candidacy for President in 1979. The Vice President with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at Reagan's ranch, in a meeting with Tip O'Neil, and on the steps of United States Capitol building.

Date: 1984
Duration: 7 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Chinese airmen board a U.S. troop carrier aircraft at Austin, Texas

United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946. The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft. Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Story of Cuban missile crisis in the month of October.

Documentary "One Week in October." Aerial views of Russian missiles in Cuba. Columbus day parade with marching bands, Boy Scouts, troops. Brief excerpt from 1962 World Series Baseball game with New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry delivering to Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, who hits a ball to the deep left corner that is caught. March of Dimes annual poster girl. Jackie Kennedy with children of foreign diplomats. Fireworks in Uganda celebrating its independence. View of Vatican Palace and a candlelight vigil. President John Kennedy with Ahmed Ben Bella, Premier of Algeria. Ben Bella is then seen with Cuban leader Castro who receives him in Cuba. U.S. moon rocket launch. Scientists in America reviewing designs for fallout shelters and visiting banks, stores, and municipal buildings and garages to assess them for worthiness as bomb fallout shelters. Views of various types of fallout shelters. Food, water drums, medical and sanitation supplies bound for civic fallout shelters are seen rolling off of assembly lines and being boxed. Radiological monitoring equipment on an assembly line. A woman packages a geiger counter into a box. Then the fallout shelter supplies are seen transported by rail to defense department warehouses for distribution by local authorities to Community Fallout Shelters. View of moving train seen from above and from sideview. View of new fallout shelter signs being mounted at fallout shelters. Forklifts working at Naval Supply Center Oakland in California to arrange supplies for shelters. View of American Legion meeting where former President Harry Truman makes a speech. Former President Eisenhower gives a speech in Connecticut endorsing some candidates. Air Force helicopter flies overhead and then seen landing on White House lawn. Beaches of Cuba. Marches in Cuba. Historic view of soldiers marching beside monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Crane atop monument as a wing is cut off; scenes of destruction of monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marching into Havana in 1959 with cheering throngs after succeeding in revolt against Batista. Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Khrushchev greeting one another at United Nations in 1961. Soviet deputy premier Anastas Mikoyin greeted by Castro and crowd at Havana airport in 1960. Trade agreement between Cuba and Havana signed. Soviet Russian cargo ships on way to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats being rescued by U.S. Coast Guard. Views of military specialists examining films of aerial views of suspected missile installations in Cuba. U.S. military mobilization for possible war. Strategic Air Command begins dispersing aircraft to possible needed locations. B-52 Stratofortress aircraft takes off. Badge on plane: "Anywhere. Anytime." Destroyer USS Strong, DD-758, making way in heavy seas. An American Aircraft Carrier underway in the distance. Polaris submarine on surface. Officers of STRAC or Strategic Army Corps seen meeting after being assigned to the new command of U.S. Forces Atlantic. Alerted U.S Army units on training exercise to maintain combat readiness. American Army troops load into rear of transport plane . C-124 Globemaster taking off. Then a C-119 shortly after takeoff flying overhead. Then a MATS C-124 again is seen overhead. 1st Armored division tanks being loaded onto rail for transport from Fort Hood Texas to Fort Stewart Georgia.

Date: 1962
Duration: 11 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Search for survivors after collapse of U.S. Air Force Radar Station (Texas Tower No. 4,TT-4) in the Atlantic ocean, off Long Island.

Search and rescue efforts after the destruction of Texas Tower Number 4, a U.S. Air Force Air Defense Command Offshore Radar station, in 1961. It was located off Long Island (39degrees48'N 72degrees40'W) and operated by airmen of the 646th Radar Squadron. It had experienced structural difficulties including damage from Hurricane Donna, on September 12, 1960 and was being scheduled for repair or dismantling. The USNS New Bedford and the USS Wasp were in the vicinity, on January 15, 1961, when the storm caused the Tower to collapse and sink.But they were unable to save anyone. In subsequent search and rescue operations, after the storm, The USS Sunbird (ASR-15) submarine rescue ship is seen at the site, along with sailors in a motor whaleboat from the USS Blandy (DD-943). A helicopter from the USS Wasp (CV-18)flies overhead. A scuba diver surfaces near the whaleboat and is taken aboard. A motor whaleboat from the USS Sunbird maneuvers in rough water. Whaleboats seen returning sailors and divers to the Sunbird.

Date: 1961, February 18
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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