The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 1 – Family Footage, Claire

The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This film features baby Claire at 20 months old as she plays in the front yard with her […]

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Smile, Laugh, Cry (2013)

This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 2 – Frio Canyon, 1973

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures the Frio Canyon in Uvalde County and includes Linda, and her dog, Sikis, playing and hiking along the river. Also included is footage taken from the car of the surrounding land and the Sabinal River. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes […]

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Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Feeding the Animals

This home movie from the 1950s captures footage of the Raney family on their ranch in Clarendon. With snow on the ground, members bundle up in the cold to feed ponies, sheep, and pigs.

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The Figueroa Family Collection – Dancing at Claudia

This home movie captures scenes of a crowded wedding reception with a band playing, guests dancing, a multi-level cake, and the bride and groom sharing a drink. Also present are images of the Figueroa family at home in their yard.

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – From Shiner to Canada

This home movie captures family life in 1960s Shiner, including a fishing trip and a large church picnic. It also features footage of Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Catholic North American pilgrimage sites, such as the Parish in the National Shrine of the North American martyrs in upstate New York, the Oratory of St. Joseph […]

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Vera and Will Minter Family Films – Farming and Fun in the Barracks (1945)

This 1945 home movie from the Vera and Will Minter Family collection shows people and livestock on a cattle ranch, then soldiers parading for the camera at the barracks of a military base. It also shows a father, dressed in his soldier

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