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Welcome to The Historical Archive

Your one stop resource for rare vintage film collections, book archives and much more convenienty packaged in CD and DVD format for your enjoyment. Browse our shop where you will find all manner of history, genealogy, war and nostalgia items for your continuing education and entertainment. From vintage TV commercials to memorable moments in history, our many products are sure to satisfy your educational itch.

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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan - His Greatest Speeches Film Collection

Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, was a very powerful president - willing to push for the principles he believed in to reshape the United States and the world. This collection represents 12 of his most famous and moving speeches from his early days in politics to the end of his presidency.

Price: $29.97


High Resolution videos of the Apollo Missions from the Space Vehicles in our Space History product category.

We have added additional products to our railroad collection, including interesting collections about Subways and Trolleys as well as an interesting collection of Frisco Employee's Magazine.

Vintage art techniques are hot. Learn the Art of Illuminated Manuscripts and Human Anatomy Drawing with these two latest additions to our catalog.

Two years in the making, it is our pleasure to present the official release of the Master Edition of The War of the Rebellion - the only fully searchable, page perfect digital edition of the OR. (Press Release)

Hurricane season is starting. Its time to prepare - and in case you need a reminder about how deadly hurricanes can be, check out these videos: Hurricane Below, A Lady Called Camille, A Hurricane Called Betsy and The Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

With the launch of the Space Suttle Endeavor yesterday - the second to last U.S. manned space flight, it is a good time to reflect on the man who kicked off this glorious adventure - John F. Kennedy and his famous Man on the Moon Speech at Rice Stadium

Locomotives - those hugely powerful motors on wheels - were the critical invention in making rail travel possible. View our new collection Early Locomotives and Their History to learn more about these powerful machines.

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