University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the KUHT Film and Video



Overview of the Collection

Creator KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
Collection Title KUHT Film and Video
Dates 1950-2000
Identification 1997-006
Physical Description 465.00 Linear Feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/, Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

KUHT-TV debuted on May 25, 1953, as America's first educational television station. Since then it has served as a model for other educational television stations. Its main goal is to provide quality programming to students, faculty, and the entire community. KUHT predates the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Its history includes award-winning local and national productions, including a national Emmy Award for excellence. KUHT is licensed to the University of Houston, and is located in the LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting located at 4343 Elgin, on the northeast corner of the main campus.


Scope and Contents

The KUHT Collection includes film reels, videotapes, correspondence, memoranda, publications, clippings, photographs, and related material dating from the 1950s through the 1990s. The bulk of the material dates from the mid-1960s to 1990s with a few photographs dating to the early to mid-1950s.

Please contact the collection curator Emily Vinson (evinson@uh.edu) for further information regarding all film and video material.

The series in the Collection include: Discrepancy Files, Development and Production Files by Jim Fisher and Paul Yeager, Gulf Region Education Television Affiliates (GRETA), Photographs, Ephemera, and Awards.

Visit the University of Houston Libraries Audio/Video Repository (https://av.lib.uh.edu) to access more than 500 videos from the KUHT Collection. Digitization and access for these items made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017).


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Some collection materials may be restricted for reasons of intellectual property, privacy, or confidentiality.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
GRETA (Organization : Texas)
KUHT Film Productions
KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
University of Houston
Genre/Form of Material:
Videocassettes
Topical Term:
Television -- Production and direction

Administrative Information

Accruals:

Additional 236 unprocessed boxes acquired July 11, 2014.

Additional unprocessed boxes arrived in September 2015.

Digital Collections:

KUHT Highlights digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll38)

KUHT Film and Video in the UH Libraries Audio/Video Repository (https://av.lib.uh.edu/?f%5Bcollection_ssim%5D%5B%5D=KUHT+Film+and+Video)


Detailed List of Contents

Documentaries and Features

Big Thicket: Crossroads in the Texas Forest 1985
The big thicket: Crossroads in the Texas forest
Produced documentary as well as 136 film elements.
Bill Elliot: Man of Vision approximately 1971-1974
H. L. Hunt: The Richest and the Rightest
H. L. Hunt: The Richest and the Rightest
Inside the Texas Legislature
Inside the Texas Legislature
Journey to the Sky: A History of the Alabama and Coushatta Indians of Texas 1981
Journey to the sky
Produced documentary as well as 227 film elements.
Medal of Honor
The Wrong End of Main
40,000 Window Panes 1986
40,000 window panes
An historic visit, Una visita historica 1995
An historic visit, Una visita historica
Armand Bayou
59 tapes including produced documentary and work tapes.
The Bilingual Education Controversy: A Houston Perspective March 18, 1982
The Bilingual Education Controversy: A Houston Perspective 3/18/1982
Buffalo, Canebrakers, and Old Texas Love Songs 1983
Buffalo, canebrakes, and old Texas love songs
Black Family Portrait: Building Bridges for Tomorrow February 20, 1987
Black family portrait: Building bridges for tomorrow
Blowout: A Special Report 1979
Blowout: Special Report
The Changing of the Guard: The Inauguration of Ann Richards January 15, 1991
The Changing of the Guard: The Inauguration of Ann Richards
Channel 8: 30th Anniversary Special
Channel 8: 30th anniversary special
Confrontation at Hidalgo
Confrontation at Hidalgo
Convention!
Convention!
A Cronkite Perspective 1983
A Cronkite Perspective
The Cruiser Houston Of Pride And Purpose
105 tapes including produced documentary and work tapes.
Formosa of Democracy
62 tapes.
Fresh Paint: The Houston School
Fresh Paint: The Houston School
Greener pastures: A story of the Norwegian community in Bosque Country, Texas 1987
Greener pastures: A story of the Norwegian community in Bosque Country, Texas
Honor Squadron
Produced documentary and 269 work tapes including interviews and footage frome “Wings Over Houston 1993” and “Wings Over Midland.”
Indochinese Experience in Houston April, 12 1983
Indochinese experience in Houston
The Judys May 18, 1981
The Judys
Last Stand of the Buffalo 1984
Last Stand of the Buffalo
Legacy in Sound - The Struggle September 30, 1977
Legacy in Sound - The Struggle September
Life Along the Channel
12 tapes including produced program and work tapes.
Living with AIDs & AIDs II: Challenges of Grief
Love of the Game: Baseball in Houston
Norway - Oil Across the Water
8 tapes including produced program and work tapes.
The Old Cotton Exchange Building: A mini-history
The old cotton exchange building: A mini-history
Our Nation's Highest Honor: Remembering World War II's Finest
The Perfect Crime (Child Abuse Special)
Public Housing: Other End of the Rainbow October 13, 1981
Public housing: Other end of the rainbow
The Ranchers
Save the Males
5 tapes.
Something Out of Nothing: A Portrait of Six Houston Artists
Something out of nothing: A portrait of six Houston artists
Space Station: A Three Part Journey
294 tapes including produced program and work tapes.
University of Houston - Dr. Arthur Smith Investiture
19 tapes.
Vietnam: A Season of Healing & Rediscovering The Lost World
11 tapes.
Voices of Discovery
36 tapes including produced program, work tapes and interviews.
The Wall: A World Divided / After the Wall: A World United
200 tapes including produced program, work tapes and interviews.
Wetlands
Including produced documentary and work tapes.
Whence Turtles Come / Turtles II
33 tapes tapes including produced program and work tapes.
Who Will Stand for the 4th Ward?
Who will stand with the 4th ward?, Part 1
Who will stand with the 4th ward?, Part 2
Wit, Grit and Robot Games
134 tapes including produced program and work tapes.



Television Series

Approaches to the Psychology of Personality 1957
Series of interviews with Carl Jung hosted by University of Houston psychology professor Dr. Richard I. Evans.
No. 1: Jung Speaks of Freud
No. 5: Dr. Carl G. Jung Personality Development: Basic Concepts, Differences with Freud
No. 6: Dr. Carl G. Jung Personality Organization: Fundamental Concepts
No. 7
No. 8
Assignment Houston
Low Cost Housing
Houston Consolidated
Violence; Pornography
Opening Montage
Biology 161
#11 Metabolism and Energy
#25 Arthropoda
Foundations of Modern Biology
Biology 162
#3 Synthesis and Nutrition
Plant Organization
The Plant Kingdom
Civil Air Patrol
Summer Activities Program
The Daybreak Call
Civil Defense
#1: An Overview
An overview
#2: The Threat of Communism
#3: Weapons in the Nuclear Age
Weapons in the nuclear age
#4: Chemical and Biological Warfare
Education for Survival: Chemical and Biological Warfare
#5: Radiation and its Effects
Radiation and effects
#6: Warning & Communication
Warning & communication
#8: Decontamination
#9: Shelter & Evacuation
Shelter & evacuation
#11: Family Planning I
Family planning I
#12: Family Planning II
Family planning II
Critical Issues
Reverend Burke approximately 1967
Reverend William Lawson "Racial Unrest" approximately 1967
P. H. Robinson approximately 1967
Garbage 1970
Dance Instruction Series 1962
Houston elementary physical education program.
Let's Polka
Let's Schottische
Let's Waltz
Discussion with Richard Evans 1975-1978
Konrad Lorenz's Discussion with Dr. Richard Evans: Aggression
Konrad Lorenz's Discussion with Dr. Richard Evans: Motivation
Konrad Lorenz's Discussion with Dr. Richard Evans: Motivation
R.D. Laing's Discussion with Dr. Richard Evans: Reactions and Reflections
Nikolaas Tinbergen's Discussion with Richard Evans: Ethology and Genetic Programming vs. Learning
Nikolaas Tinbergen's Discussion with Richard Evans: Unique Contributions, Reflections, Reactions
Rollo May's Discussion with Richard Evans: Anxiety, Love, Will, Dying
Rollo May's Discussion with Dr. Richard Evans: Maturity and Creativity
Rollo May's Discussion with Dr. Richard Evans: Reactions to Psychoanalytic Concepts
Doctors in Space 1956
#1: Flight Toward the Stars
#4: Living Room in the Void
Filmed outs
Expedition Houston
#1 and #2
#5: The Dark Hours
Expedition Houston: Dark hours (the)
Houston Independent School District Board Meeting
Segregation December 10, 1956
Houston Independent School District board meetings
February 27, 1956
1961
InLook
Three reels.
Local Issue
Integration: Two Towns in Texas
Local issue: Integration: Two towns in Texas
The Use of Tongues, The Laying of Hands
Mexicania
Molinillo
Textil
Cochinito
Regional Costume
Notable Contributors to the Psychology of Personality 1963-1969
Series of interviews with leading psychologists of the day by University of Houston psychology professor Dr. Richard I. Evans.
#9 Dr. Erich Fromm
#10 Dr. Erich Fromm
#11 Dr. B. F. Skinner
#12 Dr. B. F. Skinner
#13 Dr. Gordon W. Allport
#14 Dr. Gordon W. Allport
#15 Dr. Henry A. Murray
#16 Dr. Henry A. Murray
#17 Dr. Raymond Cattell
#18 Dr. Raymond Cattell
#19 Professor Erik Erikson
#21 Dr. Gardner Murphy
#22 Dr. Gardner Murphy
#23 Psychological Dialogue with Playwright Arthur Miller
#25 Discussion with Carl Jung
#31 Dr. Jean Piaget with Dr. Bärbel Inhelder
#32 Dr. Jean Piaget with Dr. Bärbel Inhelder
People are Taught to be Different 1957
Funded by National Educational Television, People Are Taught to be Different was a 12-part series written and produced by Texas Southern University sociology professor Dr. Henry Allen Bullock, and performed by TSU students. This series was an anthropological study on black life based around the “idea that racial discrimination has to be literally taught, that people are not naturally prejudiced.”
Channelizing Aggression
Channelizing aggresion; The impact of personalities
The Impact of Personalities
Channelizing aggresion; The impact of personalities
Concepts of Death
Concepts of death
Playways
Classroom Activities for Primary Grades
Classroom Activities for Intermediate Grades
Real World of Economics 1976-1977
Six produced episodes featuring notable economists and hosted by Pierre Rinfret and 56 reels of duplicate episodes and production elements.
John Connally Discusses Government, Bureaucracy & Freedom
Thomas Corcoran Discusses The Political Economy
Arthur Okun Discusses Guns and Butter
Donald Rumsfeld Discusses War and Prosperity
Charles Schultze Discusses Government Spending
William Simon Discusses The Private Sector
Speciation
What is a Species
The Formation of Species
Target Delinquency approximately 1961
Law Enforcement & Delinquency
Law enforcement & delinquency
Provocative Reading & Delinquency
Provocative reading & delinquency
Parent’s Responsibility & Delinquency
Parents responsibility & delinquency
Educational Opportunities & Delinquency
Educational opportunities & delinquency (original)
Delinquency & Youth Unemployment
The Lonely Ones
The Way It Is approximately 1968
Financial literacy program co-produced by Texas Southern University.
Home Buying
The Small Loan
Individual Episodes
Drugs in Perspective
Congressman George Bush on Mass Transit in Houston
The Gold of the Barrios
Los Pastores: A Christmas Miracle Play
Militant Liberty
The Open Door
Pressures to Smoke
A Psychology of Creativity
Psychology on TV
Rice University
Rice University
Smoke? Why Not?
Teaching the Brain Damaged Child
Wasted Youth
The World of Billy Joe
Local issue: Integration: Two towns in Texas; The world of Billy Joe
A Matter of Time
6 episodes.
Abbey Simon
15 tapes.
After Party
69 tapes.
Against All Odds
5 episodes.
Almanac
188 tapes including produced episodes, work tapes, demos, etc.
217 episodes available online (https://av.lib.uh.edu/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_field=all_fields&q=almanac). Digitization and access for these items made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017).
All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go
5 tapes.
Arts Alive!
402 tapes including produced programs, work tapes, dubs, etc.
Asia Society
4 episodes.
Auctions
130 tapes including produced programs, work tapes, dubs, etc.
Balancing Your Life with Ellen Sussman
23 tapes.
Bill Moyers Event
8 tapes.
Bradshaw On:
50 tapes including produced programs, work tapes, dubs, etc.
Bush Foundation Asia Conference
32 tapes.
The Capitol Report
88 episodes.
85 episodes available online (https://av.lib.uh.edu/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_field=all_fields&q=capitol+report). Digitization and access for these items made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017).
CARE
26 episodes.
Centerstage
15 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Children's Bookshelf
10 episodes.
Children's Day
Produced programs for 1992 and 1993.
China Ballet
84 tapes.
City Scene
#101
City scene 101
#106
City scene 106
#120
City scene 120
#124
City scene 124
Cold Sassy Tree
58 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Community
including produced programs and work tapes.
Computer Workshop
13 episodes.
The Connection
219 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Conversations with the Candidates US Senate Texas
4 tapes.
Countdown to War: Saddam Hussein: Threat of War
Dino Dig
10 episodes and work tapes.
Dr. Bill Crawford Stress Management
16 episodes.
Election 1980, 1983, 1985
10 tapes.
The Emigrants
4 tapes.
Evolution of a Classic
17 tapes including work tapes and donor appreciation event.
Financially Secure Women
7 episodes.
For Pet's Sake 1986
For pets sake
From Chaos to Calm
17 tapes.
Duets for Cannibals
Including produced programs and work tapes.
Focus on Success
8 episodes.
The Friday Local
Equal Rights Act / International Women's Year 1977
ERA/IWY 1977
Green Thought
12 tapes.
Haley's Hints
9 tapes.
HEB TeleVentures Science Quest
68 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Homebrew Special / The Home Brewery
19 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
House Calls: St. Joe Special
3 episodes and work tapes.
Houston 2001: A Livable City?
Houston Present and Future: the discontinuities before us 1978
Houston present and future: the discontinuities before us 1978
Houston 8 with Ernio Manouse
101 tapes.
Houston Ballet
12 tapes.
Houston Future
7 episodes.
Houston Have Your Say!
27 tapes.
Houston Remembers When
947 tapes including produced programs, work tapes, and interviews.
Houston Symphony Orchestra
51 tapes.
HOV
100 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Images of America
Episodes #1-#12.
Know Your Rights
11 episodes.
Margaret Ford Show
8 episodes.
Randy Durlam, Vincent Glocksien, Cynthia Scott
The Margaret Ford show
Mary Lou's Flip Flop Shop
790 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Membership Drive
114 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Janie and a Career
Episodes #1-#18.
J.D.'s Journal
108 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Junior League
47 tapes.
La Voz Latina
9 tapes including produced programs and inserts.
Lydia Mendoza July 15, 1980
Lydia Mendoza
Lazy Gardener with Brenda Smith
87 tapes.
Live at the Woodlands
3 episodes.
Living Smart
177 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Lone Star
Episodes #1-#5, plus two tapes labeled "Party."
New Visions, Nuevas Visiones 1989
#605
New visions, Nuevas visiones 605
#606
New visions, Nuevas visiones 606
#607
New visions, Nuevas visiones 607
#608
New visions, Nuevas visiones 608
#609
New visions, Nuevas visiones 609
Pledge Drives
7 tapes including work tapes and airchecks.
Pop + Lock
15 tapes.
Profile with Greg Scheinman
37 tapes.
Psychiatry: Helping Families Heal
4 episodes.
Quilt Festival
11 tapes.
Red, White & Blue
122 tapes.
Roundtable
44 tapes.
Sports Profiles Beyond the Game
224 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
Spotlight Showcase
46 episodes.
Superwoman Central
21 tapes.
The Territory
241 episodes, may include duplicates.
Testimonials
37 tapes.
Tiger Cruise
60 tapes.
Town Meeting
30 tapes.
To Heal A Heart
76 tapes.
U.S. Chronicle with Jim Lehrer
Fishing Troubled Waters 1981
Fishing troubled waters
Survival in Houston's Public Housing 1982
Survival in Houston's Public Housing
WD
355 tapes.
Walter Hopps
Episodes #1-#5.
Weeknight Edition
477 tapes including produced programs and work tapes.
West Meets East
79 tapes.
The Writer in Society
Donald Barthelme
The writer in society



University of Houston

Cougars Win! 1972
University of Houston Central Campus Summer 1977
University of Houston central campus
Blaffer opening
Hugh Roy Cullen Memorial original cuts & surplus
Moore Sculpture
University of Houston Today
UH & downtown color aerials



Unproduced Elements, B Roll, and Stock Footage

Conoco Clean Air Service Car
Dance for Downtown Space
Election Special 1970
Fiesta Hotel
3 reels
Filmed Inserts of Dr. Richard I. Evans
Houston downtown street scene approximately 1957-1958
Humble Building under construction
Jones Hall at Night
KUHT Auction Spots
8 reels
KUHT: Collected Demos 1953-1957
KUHT: Collected demos
N.S. Savannah at the Port of Houston May 5, 1964
No sound on film.
Roberto Rosselinni at Rice Media Center
Rodeo in the Dome 1977
Salt Grass Trail
4 reels.
School children, houses & people in streets downtown
Senator Bentsen speaks on Colonel Bill Bates
Sidewalk scenes from above
Skyway monorail
Source of Oil Pollution
No sound on film.
S.S. Galveston March 1969
No sound on film.
Texas Southern University NAACP Chapter President approximately 1967
Texas Southern University Riots approximately 1967
Texas Stock Roll
Wharton County: El Campo; Liberty County: Liberty, Cleveland, Dayton; Montgomery County: Historical buildings, Conroe.



Non-KUHT Productions

Another Historic Highlight in the Aerospace Age
39 reels.
SFP 1013A: 1st USAF Bomber Mission in Europe July 4, 1942
SFP 1013AC: B-52s Circle Globe Nonstop January 18, 1957
SFP 1013AD: First American Daylight Bombing of Germany January 27, 1943
SFP 1013AE: First Titan Missile Launch February 6, 1959
SFP 1013AF: Airman Farrell Takes Trip to Moon February 16, 1958
SFP 1013AG: Paratroop drop on Corregidor February 16, 1945
SFP 1013AH: B-25s De-activated February 23, 1959
SFP 1013AI: Lucky Lady Circles Globe Nonstop March 2, 1949
SFP 1013AJ: Project FICON (Fighter Conveyor) March 8, 1955
SFP 1013AK: Pioneer V March 11, 1960
SFP 1013AL: Operation Big Slam March 14, 1960
SFP 1013AM: Operation Strangle March 28, 1944
SFP 1013B: Supersonic Military Research Track July 8, 1955
SFP 1013C: Air Force Academy Dedication at Temporary Location July 11, 1955
SFP 1013D: Mass Flight of 58 F-84's July 17, 1952
SFP 1013E: Atlas Nose Cone Recovery July 21, 1959
SFP 1013F: Explorer I Altitude Record July 28, 1934
SFP 1013G: B-47 Nonstop Distance Record August 4, 1953
SFP 1013H: Balloon Altitude Record August 19, 1957
SFP 1013I: First Automatic Aircraft Landing August 23, 1957
SFP 1013J: Jet by Jet Refueling September 1, 1953
SFP 1013K: X-2 Altitude Record September 7, 1956
SFP 1013L: World War I Air Armada September 12, 1918
SFP 1013M: Firs Powered Flight of X-15 September 17, 1959
SFP 1013N: Second Successful Thor Launch October 11, 1957
SFP 1013O: Captain Yeager Flies X-1 Faster Than Sound October 14, 1947
SFP 1013P: Four Stage Rocket Fired 2700 Miles Into Space October 22, 1957
SFP 1013Q: Intercontinental Snark Missile Flies 5,000 miles October 31, 1957
SFP 1013R: First Air Delivery of Atlas ICBM November 3, 1959
SFP 1013S: First Aerial Jet Combat November 8, 1950
SFP 1013T: Initial Flight of Supersonic Bomber November 11, 1956
SFP 1013U: First Flight of American Flying Bomb November 21, 1917
SFP 1013V: Chennault's 14th Air Force Bombs Formosa for First Time November 25, 1943
SFP 1013W: Rocket Propelled Sled Attains Record Speed of 632 MPH December 10, 1954
SFP 1013X: Major Bong Becomes America's All Time Ace December 17, 1944
SFP 1013Y: First Controlled Power Airplane Flights December 17, 1903
SFP 1013Z: 8th Air Force Staged Aerial Rail on V-2 Sites December 24, 1943
SFP 1013AA: First Aerial Refueling January 7, 1929
SFP 1013AB: First Bomarc Missile Launch January 15, 1959
NASA
Apollo 11 Interviews
Color Animation and Blastoff
The Flight of Apollo 7
Gemini 9
Lunar landing sequence 1972
Moon
NASA - Plans for Manned Space Center
NASA - Project Mercury and Project Gemini
Skylab III
What's New Mission Control?
Additional Stock footage
Richard Nixon Campaign Ads
Nixon - Agnew
Great Nation
Wrong Road
Law & Order 2
Vietnam 1968
Fuller, Smith & Ross Nixon.
Progress Parade
Production of the American Petroleum Institute.
#3 Angler's Paradise, Modern Mythology, and Radioactive Tracers
#7 Snakes on Ice, Ribbons of Freedom, Modern Mythology, A Helping Hand
#13
Screen News Digest
China in the 20th Century: the two-headed dragon
7:5 Harnessing the Nile
7:8 Vietnam Report, Focus on Indonesia
12:2 The Changing Face of Eastern Europe, A "New Lock" Behind the Iron Curtain
United Way Fundraising Specials
General William Westmoreland Message - United Way Version
Just An Ordinary Joe 1982
Just Call Me Joe
United Way of Texas Gulf Coast.
United Fund: The Reason Why
Individual Programs
Alaminos
Dollars for Wanda
Telethon to benefit the Gonzales Warm Springs Foundation.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower press conference January 18, 1961
Ike press conference N.E.T.R.C capital lab
Footprints of the Mayan Gods
Glimpses of Masonic History
Houston Designs Tomorrow
Houston designs tomorrow
Production of the Houston Chamber of Commerce.
Houston in Action: Air Pollution Survey First Years Results
Production of the Houston Chamber of Commerce.
Jimmy Power's Sports Show #1 Dusty Rhodes Big Bat
Life in the Far East
Production of Coronet Film.
Mexican-American - A Quest for Equality
Newsreel 1944
Paramount
Puerto Rico: Portal of Riches
Production of the Waterman Steamship Corporation.
Red China: Peking and the Commune
Retailer Reaches Out
Retailer reaches out
Production of the Humble Oil Company.
The School Dropout Problem - Pesident Kennedy
The Advertising Council
Singapore, Malaya - New States in the South
Southwest Indians of Early America
Stripper Fishers of Men LaPort
The Twentieth Century: Deep in the Heart of Houston February 16, 1964
Production of CBS News.
USS Platemakers to the Southwest
Voyage from Antiquity