The Rosenberg Library

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Wish You Were Here
Tourism film from the early 1960s that shows why Galveston is “America’s wish-you-were-here city”
West of Hester Street (1983)
Documentary chronicling the movement of Jewish immigrants to Texas in the early 20th century
The Texas Revolution: War and Freedom (1969)
Educational film about the final moments and key battles that led to Texas independence
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Pageant of Pulchritude (1931)
Beauty contestants flock to Galveston for the final International Pageant of Pulchritude
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Oleanders (1931)
Home movie capturing oleanders in bloom around Galveston
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Six Flags Over Texas (1965)
Promotional film highlighting the top attractions at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Picking Cotton (1977)
Unedited footage of laborers picking cotton used in PBS documentary Galveston: The Gilded Age of the Gold...
The Rosenberg Library Collection - King Vidor on Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Hollywood director King Vidor recounts his childhood experience of surviving the Galveston Hurricane of 1900
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Maco Stewart Political Telecasts (1962)
Political telecasts for Stewart’s unsuccessful 1962 campaign for state senate
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Galveston Beach and Stewart’s Mansion (1928)
Home movie of the Sealy family spending a day at the beach and relaxing at their Galveston home, Isla Ranch
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Frenkel Villa
1920s home movie of the Frenkel family at their Galveston residence on a bright Sunday morning
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Hurricane Carla (1961)
Home movie of Galveston before and after the category-five hurricane hit the Texas coast in September 1961
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Dickens on the Strand (1978)
Footage of entertainers at the fifth annual Dickens on the Strand in Galveston
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Governor for a Day (1966)
Ceremony honoring acting governor A. R. “Babe” Schwartz
The Rosenberg Library Collection - Corner Stores (1977)
Unedited footage of customers at local corner stores used in PBS documentary Galveston: The Gilded Age of...
The Rosenberg Library - Father Dan (1966)
KHOU-TV special news report about the passing of Monsignor Daniel P. O’Connell, a pastor at St. Mary’s Ca...
Texas: Land of Contrast (1966)
Travel film highlighting the variety of recreational activities found in Texas, especially at its many st...
Hurricane!, Part II (1962)
NBC television news special about the effects of Hurricane Carla on Galveston
Hurricane!, Part I (1962)
NBC television news special about the effects of Hurricane Carla on Galveston
Galveston: The Gilded Age of the Golden Isle (1977)
PBS documentary about the history of the economic and cultural development of Galveston Island
Galveston Is the Mood You’re In
Tourism film from the early 1970s highlighting the variety of activities available in Galveston
Galveston: Port and Playground of the Southwest
1950s promotional film detailing why Galveston is the “port of quickest dispatch”
Brother for Sale (1930)
Two-reel silent film short produced by Universal Pictures as part of the “Newleyweds and Their Baby” come...