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 E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 12 – Trip to Europe

In this home movie from 1929, E.B. Hopkins; his wife, Amy; and their two eldest daughters, Amy (known as Mimi) and Jane, travel to Holland and France. In Holland, the Hopkinses visit The Hague and Amsterdam, touring royal palaces and museums. After flying to Paris, the family explores the French capital city, making stops at […]

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 19 – The Second Vatican Council, 1964

From a reel labeled “EC Council,” this home movie documents John Morkovsky’s 1964 visit to Rome to participate in the Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II. The film captures throngs of people – both clergy and laity – in St. Peter’s Square, and the assembly inside the Vatican.

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