News Reels and Media Presentations


News Reels and Media Presentations


Vintage news reels, home movies, audio and visual presentations from the 1930s to 1950s.

Collection Items

Audio/Visual presentation. Images of the Texarkana Glass Factory with audio recordings of Texarkana pioneers who remembered the factory.

1951 Armstice Day Parade in downtown Texarkana. Parades began on Broad Street (East to West). Featured are military units from Red River Army Depot, various civic organizations and all local high schools (AR High, Dunbar, Texas High, Washington…

1948 Diamond Jubilee Parade: The 75th Birthday of Texarkana USA.

1956 tour of Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana by the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. Includes downtown views of Lewisvill, Stamps, Waldo, Magnolia and Bradley (Arkansas) as well as views of Haynesville and Plain Dealing (Louisiana). The…

1938 News Reel detailing major newstories of the year including California Floods, East Coast Hurricane, war scare in Europe, Spanish Civil War, Hitler, Germany, and British dignitaries.
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