The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes […]

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Cocuzzi Family Film Collection – Test Flights on Goodfellow Air Force Base and Summer Fun (1953)

This home movie captures scenes of the life of a U.S. Airman in 1953 during the last year of the Korean Conflict. Included are images of training, maintece, and test flights on the Goodfellow Air Force Base, focusing on a rescue helicopter crew and a jet plane. Also included in the film is a parade […]

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 8 – Berlin Vacation (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of Jon Montgomery when he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64. Among footage of landmarks and landscapes in Frankfurt, the base, and military check points are two notable scenes: one of U.S. Senators William Fulbright and John Sparkman arriving at the air base as representatives […]

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Vera and Will Minter Family Films – Farming and Fun in the Barracks (1945)

This 1945 home movie from the Vera and Will Minter Family collection shows people and livestock on a cattle ranch, then soldiers parading for the camera at the barracks of a military base. It also shows a father, dressed in his soldier

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 9 – Long Binh Post Exchange

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage of the Long Binh Post Exchange captures custom painted jeeps in the parking lot and people carrying out their business, including African-American soldiers greeting each other with a special handshake, called a dap.

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 16 – Leisure Time on a Vietnam War Military Base

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures some leisure time at Camp Evans. Hijinx caught on camera include a soldier impersonating Charlie Chaplain and another pretending to enjoy a fine dining experience of tar from the ground.

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