The J.R. Nelson, Jr. Collection, no. 14 – Family Footage

This multi-reel home movie from the Nelson family chronicles the building of the house, baby Laura and family at home, and assorted footage from a summer, including a trip to the airport, a stage play, and a workday at the office.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 6 – Houston, Henderson, and FDR (1936)

This reel from the Orris D. Brown Collection contains footage from a number of events. The first part includes examples of early film credit techniques, footage of a then-modern, diesel electric streamlined train at Houston’s Railway Post Office, fireworks over Houston’s Buffalo Stadium, and scenes of Clara Mae Brown, Orris D. Brown’s mother, visiting family […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 19 – Aqua Fest Parade, 1964

This film from the Ramon Galindo collection captures Austin’s 1964 Aqua Fest celebrations. In addition to the high school marching bands, locally sponsored floats and beauty queens, the parade up Congress Avenue features a show of U.S. military might – including troops, jeeps and floats carrying missiles and warheads. Later at the water ski demonstration, […]

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 11 – Fourth of July 1982

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 home movie captures siblings Sean, Whitney, and Berin playing around their home and celebrating the Fourth of […]

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 10 – Fourth of July 1981

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 home movie opens with siblings Sean and Whitney at a Fourth of July picnic and closes with […]

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Bell Family, 1953 W.R. Goodson,

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. Included in this footage is a local Christmas parade with Santa Claus, a Laurel and Hardy parody with Morris Bell and W.R. Goodson entitled “Lamplights of Lampasas”, and looks at Mary Hardin-Baylor college and the construction of the Belton […]

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