The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 21 – In the Bleachers (1975)

This home movie from 1975 captures scenes of students and community members in the stands at a women’s basketball game at Timpson High School in East Texas. Rather than the game, the film focuses on the lively spectators as they hang out with friends and react to the game.

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The Bursley Collection, no. 5 – Day at the Airfield

This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air […]

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 9 – Family Life and Festivals (1977-78)

This home movie captures scenes of the Montgomery family in 1977-78 as they celebrate holidays, spend time around the house, and attend festivals in Austin. Of note are scenes of a street fair on the University of Texas’ West Campus, the Montgomery girls dressed in Star Wars costumes for Halloween, and Eeyore’s Birthday festival in […]

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 11 – Easter Egg Hunt

This home movie captures scenes of the Bentsen family celebrating Easter with an egg hunt for the children. Girls dressed in fancy Easter dresses and boys in springtime dress clothes carry baskets in search of eggs while their mothers supervise.

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The Stroud Collection – Texan Theatre, no. 11 – Life in Hamilton

This film from the Stroud Collection captures family events of 1950, including the kids playing and reading bedtime stories, a 2nd birthday celebration, and Easter. Also on the reel is the front of the Texan Theatre, where “When Willie Comes Marching Home” had its opening night. Donor Suzanne Stroud Santo tells the story of the […]

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