Film

Major Collections/Series

Other Collections/Series

White House Naval Photographic Center Films, 12/22/1963 - 1/20/1969

  • 2845 linear feet, including film reels, audio reels, DVDs, and videotapes
  • Available for research
  • 90% digitized: see LBJ Library YouTube playlist "Reports on the Activities of the President" for finished films. "Outs" reels are contained within separate playlists by month. 
  • Public domain
  • 77 films: each is considered to be a series as it may contain some or all of the above: unfinished silent footage not used in the original films, known as "outs"; audio recordings; and the finished films

The collection includes:

  • Reports on the Activities of the President, produced monthly from June 1966 - January 1968
  • Films with domestic regional focus, such as: Trails Through Texas, New England Now and Then, The Hudson, Crossing the Trails of Texas, Crossroads: USA, The Poverty Tours, and Faces of the West
  • Films related to activities and trips taken by the President or Mrs. Johnson, such as Asian Odyssey, 10/17/1966 - 11/2/1966;  The Trip of the First Lady, 7/7/1967 - 7/7/1967; President Johnson at Opening Day of the World's Fair; and Beyond the War, 2/5/1966 - 2/8/1966
  • Films related to the visits of foreign leaders, such as Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home of Great Britain, President Diaz Ordaz of Mexico, King Hussein of Jordan, President Eamon DeValera of Ireland, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of Israel, President Philibert Tsiranana of Malagasy Republic, President Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines, U.N. Secretary General U Thant, Prime Minister Harold Wilson of Great Britain, Prime Minister Eisaku Sato of Japan, President Yameogo of Upper Volta, President Chung Hee Park of South Korea, President Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India, Prime Minister Aldo Moro of Italy, President Lopez Mateos of Mexico, and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany
  • Films related to the Johnsons' family and/or personal lives, such as Homeplace and The President's House; and about the weddings of Luci and Lynda Johnson, The Golden Chalice and Once in a Lifetime
  • Films of ceremonies, such as the Lincoln Memorial Candlelight Services, Distinguished Service Medal Award ceremonies, 1964 and 1965 Christmas Pageant of Peace, and the 1965 Inauguration 

Mrs. Johnson's Home Movies, 1940 - ca. 1969

  • 122 linear feet, including film reels, DVDs, and videotapes
  • Available for research
  • Public domain
  • 100% digitized: see LBJ Library YouTube playlist "Lady Bird Johnson's Home Movies"
  • 2 series
    • Johnson Family Silent Home Movies
    • Johnson Family Edited Home Movies

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete collection and series descriptions [NAID 18482375]

 

Films from the CBS Television Network, 1959 - 1973

  • 963 linear feet, including film reels, video cassettes, video reels, and DVDs
  • 10% digitized
  • Most items are protected by copyright restrictions: the exceptions are footage of President Johnson’s speeches. They are pool coverage of live Presidential addresses.

This series consists of films from the CBS television network that relate to President Johnson, his family, and his administration. Some of the films, especially the President's speeches and statements, were captured from pool coverage and contain no commentary, commercials, or any content specific to CBS. Other films are interviews or television specials featuring CBS personnel, such as Walter Cronkite, conducting interviews or other kinds of commentary, or are scripted programs with a narrative. There are several films from the Senate and Vice Presidential periods, and there are others that were made after he left the Presidency, including footage of the Civil Rights symposium at the LBJ Library and President Johnson's funeral.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 35853445]

Films from the ABC Television Network, ca. 1963 - ca. 1966

  • 23 linear feet, 9 linear inches, including film reels, video reels, video cassettes, and DVDs
  • Mostly available for research
  • 10 % digitized
  • Copyright restrictions on all items

This series contains films from the ABC television network, including biographical specials, interviews, and other features related to the activities of President Johnson and the First Family. Most of the films were made during the Johnson administration but there is at least one from the Vice Presidential period.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 36433495]

 

Films from the NBC Television Network, ca. 1960 - ca. 1969

  • 67 linear feet, 8 linear inches, including film reels, video reels, video cassettes, and DVDs
  • Mostly available for research
  • 10 % digitized
  • Copyright restrictions on all items

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 36433497]

This series contains films from the NBC television network, including interviews, news programs, speeches, press conferences, and other features related to the activities of President and Mrs. Johnson. It also includes outtakes and cut footage that does not appear in the finished films. Most of the films were made during the Johnson administration but there is at least one from his time in the Senate, which consists of a news program on which Senator Johnson comments about President Eisenhower's canceled trip to Japan. There is also at least one film from the Vice Presidential period, covering President Kennedy's inauguration, and one interview with former President Johnson and Laurence Rockefeller from the post-Presidential period. 

 

(Capital Legal Foundation) Columbia Broadcasting System Films, 1982 - 1985

  • Part of the "Papers of the Capital Legal Foundation, 1963 - 1985" collection
  • 176 linear feet, 8 linear inches
  • 0% digitized
  • Copyright restrictions on all items

This series contains films of interviews, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) news excerpts, and CBS "B-rolls" pertaining to the trial for the libel suit brought against CBS by General William Westmoreland who was represented by the Capital Legal Foundation.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 12082691]

 

Drew Pearson Films, ca. 1952 - 1969

  • Part of the "Papers of Drew Pearson, 1915 - 1969"collection
  • 278 linear feet, including feel strips and film reels
  • 5% digitized
  • Copyright restrictions on most items

The series consists of film production materials as well as finished versions of Drew Pearson's television broadcasts. Pearson made both weekly television broadcasts in the early 1950s, and, later on, longer documentary features. Subjects include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, Israel, military technology, Greenland, Congress, China, Elvis Presley, Richard Nixon, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 12324747]

 

Guggenheim Film Production Materials, ca. 1972 - ca. 1992

  • 254 linear feet, including film reels, film strips, video reels, video reels, video cassettes, audio reels, audio cassettes, DVDs, photographic prints, and paper
  • Mostly available for research
  • Less than 1 % digitized
  • Copyright restrictions on most items

This collection consists of production materials from films produced by Charles Guggenheim for the LBJ Foundation for use by the LBJ Library at events, in exhibits, and for other purposes. 

Materials include: complete and incomplete copies of items from other LBJ Library collections, original materials recorded by Guggenheim, and copies of materials obtained from outside sources. There are at least eight different films represented in the collection. The film titles identified to date are:

  • Lady Bird Johnson: A Portrait of the First Lady (1981)
  • The Journey of Lyndon Johnson (1973?)
  • A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson (1992)
  • The Great Society Remembered, The Great Society (museum exhibit film)
  • LBJ: A Remembrance (1990)
  • LBJ Style
  • LBJ Library museum orientation slide show

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 26303762]

 

(LBJ Library) Film Production Materials, 1969 - 1980

  • Part of the "Recordings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation" Collection
  • 57 linear feet, including film reels, film strips, video reels, photographic prints, and paper
  • Mostly available for research
  • Less than 1 % digitized
  • Copyright restrictions on some items

The series is composed of motion picture film production materials for films used in Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library museum exhibits and public programs. Some of the materials were produced in-house by Library or Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation staff and others were obtained from outside sources. Some materials were transferred from the Johnson White House.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 38983165]

 

(USIA) Film Production Materials Related to the Vice Presidency and Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1961 - 1975

  • Part of "Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900 - 2003"
  • 124 linear feet, including film reels and film strips
  • 10% digitized
  • Public domain

This series consists of film production materials related to Lyndon B. Johnson's Vice Presidency (1961-1963) and Presidency (1963-1969) and was mostly filmed during that period. Subjects include VP Johnson's trip to Asia and the Middle East in May, 1961. The films are generally in 35mm format. The series includes no finished projection prints, and appears to exist entirely of sound and motion picture reels and trims.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete series description [NAID 26463139]