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This lesson highlights the work of lumberjacks and millworkers, as well as the benefits of the paper industry, the need for conscientious timber stewardship, and the importance of lumber to the Texas economy. Using videos showing different aspects of lumber production and outside research from their textbooks and reference websites, students will analyze and compare depictions of the lumber industry – both those...
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Links to primary source videos that show the different regions, cities, and landmarks of the state.
As a result of the Dust Bowl, agriculture in the Texas panhandle was effectively wiped out, causing approximately 34 percent of farmers to leave the region between 1935 and 1937. Beginning in the late 1930s, the federal government responded to the disaster with programs by agencies such as the Drought Relief Service and Civilian Conservation Corps; by the mid 1940s the drought had lifted from the region. Watch...
To this day, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 remains the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. History, causing more fatalities than the combined total of all tropical cyclones that have since hit the United States.
Lyndon Baines Johnson became President on November 22, 1963 upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but won the presidency in his own right in the 1964 election and held that office until 1969.
Mexican-American culture has had a wide range of influence within Texas.
The development of the oil industry in Texas has had a varied range of effects on the landscape, transportation, and employment of generations of Texas residents.
Texas residents have been exposed to a range of natural disasters in the form of fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, floods and snow.
Here are archival film sources of some of the customs, celebrations, and traditions in different regions of Texas.
It wouldn't be Texas without cowboys and cowgirls. Check out these elements of cowboy culture that have been preserved to film, from rodeos to square dancing. Giddy up!
Located at the crest of a hill at Congress and 11th Streets in Austin, the Texas Capitol houses the state legislature and office of the governor. The current building is the fourth to house Texas’ government, and with over 1 million square feet, is the largest state capitol in the nation. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, who won the commission in a design competition, the Capitol was built between1882...
The San Jacinto Monument commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the deciding battle of the Texas Revolution in which Sam Houston’s army routed the troops of Santa Anna in eighteen minutes. Standing at 567.31 feet, it is the tallest monument column in the world. The base, which is decorated with eight panels depicting the history of Texas, houses a museum and amphitheatre. The top has an observation deck from...
San Antonio and The Alamo were critical sites in the Texas Revolution.
A biography and work from Chicano artist Carmen Lomas Garza.