The Coltman Collection, no. 4 – Travels Around Texas, 1962

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family as they travel to historic sites in San Antonio and around Texas. Footage features the Riverwalk, Alamo and Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, the Dallas skyline and Trinity River, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas and a walk in Pease Park along Lamar […]

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The Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 2 – San Antonio, 1947

This home movie from the Arch Campbell Collection features scenes of San Antonio from 1947. The camera captures footage of the skyline, airport, and downtown sites including the Alamo, Medical Arts building and Menger Hotel, as well as shots of Arch Campbell as a baby.

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Viva Max! (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the VIVA MAX! set in downtown San Antonio outside of the Alamo as the movie was filmed in 1969. Viva Max! is a comedy directed by Jerry Paris based on the novel by news anchor James Lehrer. The film stars Peter Ustinov as Max, a Mexican general who decides […]

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 3 – La Raza Unida State Convention October 1971

This home movie captures scenes of the state convention of La Raza Unida Party (RUP) in San Antonio in October 1971. The state convention that year was the first time that RUP attempted to organize at the state level, and delegates attended from nine counties across the state, including Travis, Tarrant, and Bexar Counties. The […]

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The Porter Click Family, no. 5 – San Antonio Sightseeing

This home movie captures scenes of the Click family sightseeing in San Antonio. The family begins at the Alamo, visits the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle (where wild animals roam free!), then goes to HemisFair Park where they take a ride up the Tower of Americas to enjoy aerial views of San Antonio. Scenes of the […]

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 7 – The Alamo

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family visiting the Alamo in San Antonio. The family takes a tour, poses for photographs in front of the mission, and enjoys Alamo Plaza. Also included are scenes of the family having a picnic and swimming at a park in the area.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 3 – Texas Centennial Snapshots (1936)

This film from the Orris D. Brown Collection documents notable locations, battles, and citizens that tell the story of early Texas at the time of its centennial in 1936. Intertittled to introduce each place and its significance, footage is included of statues of La Salle and Sam Houston, the Spanish Governor’s Palace and the Alamo […]

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