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[Port Arthur, Texas: "Where the Southwest Meets the Old South"]

Description: This film is unedited footage shot by a camera crew intended for a television show; the footage herein concerns events and sites in Port Arthur, Texas. It includes footage along the beach; various sites of local interest such as museums, the Rainbow Bridge and an off-shore oil rig; and a parade, carnival, and other celebrations in honor of Mardi Gras.
Date: unknown
Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes 57 seconds
Partner: UNT Media Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of a completed offshore oil rig located in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig was built at the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944.
Date: 1957
Partner: Longview Public Library

A chart of the Bay of Mexico.

Description: Map shows grid lines, leading lines, rocky areas, anchorages, sandbanks, settlements along the coast, and place names along the early eighteenth century "Bay of Mexico" coastline. Depths shown by soundings. Inset: "Entrance of the River Mesashebe or Misehisipi" [Mississippi River]. Scale statement reads "English and French Leagues, 20 in a degree."
Date: 1702
Creator: Mount, Richard, d. 1722
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mexico.

Description: Map shows cities, some roads, areas of Native American habitation, New Mexico, and California; outline of Texas includes Santa Fe. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:14,482,000].
Date: [1838..1858]
Creator: Collins, Henry George
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Corpus Christi, Texas: Home of the Reconstructed Colombus Fleet and the USS Lexington Carrier]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. A short, edited news segment is included at the end of the video. In the first segment, the Boy Scouts of America recite the Pledge of Allegiance on the deck of the USS Lexington carrier. Fishermen on fishing boats show their catches of squid and shrimp. Keith Arnold, the President CEO at the Corpus Christi area Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB), talks about major attractions of the area. The Texas State Aquarium, Art Museum of South Texas, and Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History are shown. The camera crew films two tour guides aboard the Columbus Fleet who explain the ships and life at sea to visitors. The crew films a pelican catching and eating a fish. The last segment of this film is a news clip, narrated by a newscaster for 3 KWTV Corpus Christi Eye Witness News--in this clip, the USS Lexington cooperates with the Corpus Christi ISD for a science program called 'Science Aboard Ship'.
Date: unknown
Duration: 51 minutes 28 seconds
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. The majority of the film is made up of shots of the interior rooms, controls, and exterior flight deck of the USS Lexington (CV-16) aircraft carrier, a World War II warship belonging to the United States Navy. John Bowen, the Operations Officer of Torpedo Squadron in 1943, explains military life onboard the Lexington. Jerry Chipman, the ship's Executive Director at the time of filming, discusses the ship's history. Families and other people in groups tour the ship's control rooms and berths freely, and tour guides explain the helm, ship's log, aircraft, and machinery. Another segment of the video shows groups of people with pet dogs. Throughout the video there are also intermittent shots of the beach, seagulls, swimmers, tourists, a ferry, and the Texas State Aquarium.
Date: unknown
Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes 48 seconds
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Brownsville, Texas. The video begins in Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, where the camera crew films: lemurs, lions, giraffes, antelopes, tortoises, chimpanzees, monkeys, hummingbirds, gorillas, a Texas Sable Palm jungle, and flamingos. The zoo's Deputy Director Zoologist, Pat Birchfield, and the Sanctuary Manager, Rose Farmer, discuss wildlife in the region. Next, Heritage Historian Walter Plitt lists and describes various sites of historical importance in the Brownsville area, including the Battlefield of Palo Alto, where his interview takes place. He discusses the battle which took place there--the first of the Mexican-American War--and the strategic movements of the Mexican Army, led by Gen. Mariano Arista, and the U.S. Army, led by Gen. Zachary Taylor, during the course of the battle. The video ends on South Padre Island, and this last segment of video shows the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, Port Isabel lighthouse, and the resort and market activity of the city of South Padre Island. Other footage in the video includes Brownsville Museum and the Southern Lines Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot building.
Date: unknown
Duration: 2 hours 40 seconds
Partner: UNT Media Library

Carte du golphe du Méxique et des isles Antilles: reduite de la grande carte angloise de Popple.

Description: Map showing inland settlements of coastal lands of the North, Central, and South Americas along the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf and Pacific coasts of New Spain; islands and ship channels of the Caribbean and Atlantic areas including the West Indies and Bermuda. Includes text and color key to European possessions; key to rivers in the Gulf of Panama. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1780
Creator: Buache, Philippe, 1700-1773
Location: None
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte du Golfe du Mexique.

Description: Map shows Gulf of Mexico coastal detail from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Florida Peninsula, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and neighboring islands; Atlantic coastal detail from Georgia and the Carolinas to Cape Fear. Includes a measurement conversion chart and logo. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and isolines. Soundings in meters. Scale not given.
Date: 1843
Creator: France Dépôt général de la marine
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Family and Dog at Beach]

Description: Photograph of the Carr family on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico beach near Sabine Pass. There is a small child and man in a hat near the bottom of the photograph. Two women are standing behind them with a dog and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1922
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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