Government Films
These productions were sponsored by a government office or agency at the federal, state, county, or municipal level.
The films created by The White House Naval Photographic Unit documented the life of the President and first family in both an official and unofficial capacity. During the early years of the Johnson administration the films primarily documented ceremonial events, but in June 1966 monthly reports concerning the President began being produced. The monthly reports provide insight into a range of the President’s activities by documenting and presenting a clear portrayal of what the President did in that month. The monthly reports also captured happenings in the life of the first family. These films come to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image through a partnership with the LBJ Presidential Library.