LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ […]

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Ballooning Over LBJ Country – The Highland Lakes of Central Texas

Produced by Media Communications in Austin for the Highland Lakes Tourist Association in conjunction with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, this film presents a tour of the lakes from the perspective of a hot-air balloon and from a camper. Created as part of the tourist development effort of the Tourism Department, copies of the film […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 9 – Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff

This home movie of the Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, held in Marble Falls captures some of the more interesting t-shirts at the event, and a variety of activities, including carnival rides, paddle boats, and of course drinking and eating chili. The tail end of the video leaves Marble Falls and shows short clips of several […]

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The Baylor Family Collection, no. 13 – 1966 to 1968

This home movie footage features the Baylor family enjoying time together, including Christmas morning, pedal boating, and trips to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, TX and Inks Lake State Park in Burnet, TX.

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 22 – Swimming and Fishing in the Red River

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 8 – Wedding in Burkburnett

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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The Baylor Family Collection, no. 21 – 1974 Aqua Fest and Lake House Work

In this home movie, the Baylor family watches the Thunderbirds air show and the children play in a model tank and pose in front of a U.S. Air Force plane at Austin’s Aqua Fest. John and Diane continue construction on the Lake House, wallpapering the bedroom and installing kitchen cabinets, and Penny, their beagle, makes […]

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