The Gonzales Collection, no. 2 – Texas Family Stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska

This home movie captures scenes of Fairbanks and Fort Wainwright, Alaska, taken by a Texas family stationed there. Included are snowy scenes of downtown Fairbanks, a dogsled race, and the military base.

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D’Ascenzo Family Memories, no. 1 – Scenes From Vietnam

This home movie from El Paso’s D’Ascenzo family captures scenes of Vietnam. Soldiers watch as bombs are dropped from planes in the distance, then back at the barracks they play with an animated puppy.

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 1 – Leisure Time at Camp Evans

This home movie footage includes soldiers throwing a football around, showing their comics, and heavy smoke in the background. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The films document everyday life on his base, capturing […]

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The Ewen Collection, no. 1 – Travel in Europe, New York, California, and Texas (1952-53)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ewens as a young couple on several vacations from 1952-53. The visit France and Germany, New York City, Dallas, and the California Coast. Scenes of their first son, Billy, arriving home from the hospital are also included.

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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. 10 – 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage of the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh includes people working, a soldier in civilian clothing buying lunch, as well as socks and boots lined up outside. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while […]

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