President Nixon with the winners of the 7th World International Bowling Federation in the Executive Office Building bowling alley.
Historical Film Footage
A collection of historical film footage I've collected from the archives in the course of doing my research.
A news report covers a coup attempt against Ethiopia’s Emperor, Haile Selassie, while he was out of the country on a visit to Ghana.
On July 24, 1969, President Nixon was on hand on the USS Hornet (commanded by Admiral John McCain) to watch the splashdown of the Apollo 11 capsule and return of the Apollo 11 astronauts to earth. Once back on the ship, in their quarantine van, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins talked with the President.
Film footage of President Nixon welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato to the White House for a State Visit, with a welcome ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.
Film footage of President Nixon and Mrs. Pat Nixon visit New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1970.
President Nixon flies in by Air Force One and Marine One to watch the college football “Game of the Century,” the University of watches the University of Texas beat the University of Arkansas in college football in a dramatic finish that lived up to Nixon’s pre-game prediction that it would be “one of the great football games of all time.”
Silent film footage of JFK touring West Berlin with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt.
Silent film footage of JFK visiting the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany, as well as other parts of his tour of the city.
Footage from JFK’s widely-lauded visit to West Berlin in June 1963, including JFK at Checkpoint Charlie at Berlin Wall and crowd scenes along the motorcade route.
JFK meets with President Eisenhower at the White House for the first time since the 1960 election as part of the presidential transition.
President-elect John F. Kennedy’s fifth appointment to his new Cabinet filled the Secretary of Defense spot. He chose 44-year-old Robert S. McNamara, who had recently been appointed President of the Ford Motor Company.
In December 1960, the U.S. East Coast was caught out when an early snowstorm dumped far more snow on the region than was forecast.
Congolese President Joseph Kasavuku returns to the Congo after visiting the United Nations in New York to muster support against Patrice Lumumba.
This news report covers a coup attempt against Ethiopia’s Emperor, Haile Selassie, while he was out of the country on a visit to Ghana in December 1960.
A news report of French President Charles de Gaulle’s visit to Algeria to push for a referendum on self-determination.
In this Universal Newsreel footage from December 12, 1960, the Kennedy family leave their Georgetown home for Palm Beach, Florida. Onlookers are on hand to try to catch a glimpse of John F. Kennedy Jr., then less than a month old.
Universal Newsreel footage of the capture and treatment of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo.