The Coltman Collection, no. 15 – Boy Scouts of America Parade (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of a Boy Scouts of America parade along Lavaca Street and Congress Avenue in Austin. Footage features historic Austin buildings such as the Sheraton Crest Inn and Austin National Bank, as well as scenes of Congressman J.J. Pickle, Senator Ralph Yarborough, Governor Preston Smith, UT football players Hub Bechtol and […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 9 – Springtime in Central Texas (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., captures Central Texas in the springtime. Footage includes fields along rural highways blanketed in bluebonnets, Congress Avenue in Austin, and the Texas State Capitol Building. These films are part of the collection courtesy of native Galvestonian and current Austin resident Richard Eisenhour, who […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 9 – Family Celebrations and Texas Happenings (1937-38)

This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the […]

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection – Governor Sterling’s Inauguration (1931)

This home movie captures scenes of Governor Ross S. Sterling’s gubernatorial inauguration on January 20, 1931. Following close-up scenes of the Texas State Capitol Building and grounds are scenes of the large crowd, flag-adorned grandstand, and the motorcade entering for the ceremony. Also of interest are opening scenes of an early ferry carrying cars across […]

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