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Senator Henry M. Jackson, 1912-1983: Moving Images

The portal provides a general overview of key archival, printed, and visual resources in UW Libraries Special Collections that document Senator Jackson's long and distinguished career in public service.

Overview

There are 98 original films and videos in the Henry M. Jackson Papers, all of which have been migrated to digital media for preservation purposes, and to make them more readily accessible to researchers. All of the films and videos in the collection are fully described and listed in the Moving Images section of the finding aid to the Henry M. Jackson Papers, and DVD use copies are available for consultation in the Reading Room in Special Collections.

In addition, 16 streaming video clips (listed below) have been created from a selected number of originals, to enable researchers to more readily preview and assess the types of moving image documentation that can be found in the Jackson papers.

The following film and video clips were selected for their historical significance, showing Senator Jackson's U.S. Senate Recording Studio statements, as well as interviews, trips and expeditions, campaign films and commercials, interviews with local and international political correspondents, and campaign tour films.

Moving Images (note: Chrome users should download the videos before playing or view in a different browser)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Conference, Paris, France

Senator Jackson and Benedikt Gröndal discuss the Jackson Report and the role of science in education, in light of the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik and increasing concerns regarding national defense. Paris, France, circa 1957.

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U.S. Senate Recording Studio, Washington, D.C.

Senator Jackson and Admiral Hyman G. Rickover discuss the nuclear training of the Bremerton navy and the possibility of nuclear construction at the Bremerton Naval Yard in Bremerton, Washington. circa 1958.

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Ed Kauffman, a resident of Veradale, Washington, discussing his winning speech, "I Speak for Democracy," with Senator Jackson. February 1959.

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Senator Jackson thanking Washington State citizens for supporting the March of Dimes and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Circa 1959.

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Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, California

Senator Jackson nominating Lyndon B. Johnson for Vice President. July 13, 1960.

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Trips

A silent film documenting a cargo drop in the Antarctic. Jackson drapes the Washington State flag over a Caterpillar bulldozer; the Caterpillar and other cargo is dropped from the plane to South Pole Station, Antarctica. Circa 1960.

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A silent film documenting street scenes in China, and the Jackson family meeting with Chinese dignitaries, dining with Deng Xiaoping and others. July 1974.

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Campaigns

Senator Jackson urges Washington State citizens to re-elect Senator Warren G. Magnuson, speaking on behalf of Magnuson and his legislative contributions to Columbia River water conservation. September 27, 1967.

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Congressman Bob Sikes speaking in support of Senator Jackson on national defense, crime, busing, education, the environment, and employment. 1972.

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Senator Jackson delivering his Presidential announcement speech to an audience in the U.S. Senate Caucus Room. Senator Jackson discusses the Presidential campaign, foreign policy, crime, and busing. 1972.

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A young man reads from a newspaper article discussing Senator Jackson's background, his politics, and endorsements. Includes a brief clip of Senator Jackson talking about his campaign platform and a female country singer performing "Scoop Jackson." 1972.

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Campaign commercial "Joe McCarthy and Taxes" opens with Senator Jackson's involvement in the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s and highlights his legislative accomplishments. "The Grand Tradition: Why Pat Moynihan votes Scoop Jackson for President", shows Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan endorsing Senator Jackson for President during a press conference. 1976.

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1976 Presidential endorsements, Edward J. Carlough, President of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 1976

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Senatorial campaign commercial, "Beach," shows Senator Jackson walking along a beach in the Puget Sound with the Jackson family and advocating for nuclear disarmament. August-October 1982.

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Environment

A short campaign tour film on the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a government program putting American youth to work on environmental rehabilitation and natural resources in various locations throughout the United States. 1971.

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Interviews

Bill Anderson interviews Senator Jackson regarding crime, race, and the importance of integrity in politics. Senator Jackson discusses his proposal for a conservation corp, a program designed to support the environment while reducing crime and unemployment among urban youth. February 19, 1976.

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