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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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 32 – Carlotta’s Trip (1971) Thomas F. Freeman

This home movie captures scenes of Carlotta Freeman and her father taking a trip together in 1971 to visit family in Richmond, Virginia. Scenes of their flights, Carlotta gardening and helping her family at their produce market, and the family spending time together at home are included.

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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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The Baylor Family Collection, no. 25 – 1978

In this home movie, the Baylor family celebrate baby Darin’s second birthday, hunt for Easter eggs, and take a trip to San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park where they ride on the train and Skyride.

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