University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Combat at Sea Film Collection, 1952, 1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brazos Productions
Title: Combat at Sea, Film Collection
Dates: 1992
Abstract:
Accession No.: 2005-164
OCLC No.:
Extent: 25 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Combat at Sea film series was a group of individual documentaries spanning the history of naval warfare. Some, if not all, were produced by the Texas-based company Brazos Productions. Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Television broadcast the documentaries beginning in 1992.

The complete series of Victory at Sea is also included in the collection. Originally aired by NBC between 1952 and 1953, Victory at Sea documented naval warfare during the Second World War. The series received numerous awards, including an Emmy in 1954.


Scope and Contents

The Combat at Sea Film Collection, 1952, 1992, comprises Betacam and U-matic video cassettes used by Brazos Production for the Combat at Sea film series, produced for Arts and Entertainment Television in 1992. Although most topics range from the Revolutionary War to the early 1990s, an overwhelming majority of the tapes document U.S. naval warfare during the Second World War. Common World War II topics include Admiral Chester Nimitz and Japanese Naval Marshall General Isoroku Yamamota, U.S. foreign policy, the U.S.S. Yorktown, naval aviation, and “Navy News” from 1989-1990. The collection also contains the complete series Victory at Sea, which documents the battles, personalities and technology of naval warfare during World War II.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

The collection may be used for educational purposes only; please contact repository for more information.

Use Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Yamamoto, Isoroku, 1884-1943
Subjects (Organizations)
Brazos Productions -- Archives
United States. Navy.
United States. Navy -- Aviation
Subjects
Military history.
Naval history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier : CV-5)
Places
United States -- Foreign relations
United States -- Military, History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Combat at Sea Film Collection, 1952, 1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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