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 documents two of the family’s ranch trips. The first trip to Maudie Carter’s Ranch near […]
This home movie captures scenes of Thomas and Clarice Estell Freeman attending a cocktail party at a friend’s house.
This home movie from December of 1999 captures footage of the Marquez family and friends working at a donation center they organized at the “Bomberos” (Firefighters) Fire station in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for Juarez families in need to receive gifts, blankets, and food. The items were donated by citizens of Alamagordo, New Mexico; El Paso, […]
This home movie captures an El Paso family’s travels to San Juan County, Utah to visit family friend Charlie Steen. Steen was a graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) who owned Utex Exploration Company and several mines in Utah. Charlie takes the family to […]
This home movie captures scenes of Alejandro Herrera’s birthday party in 1989 where children participate in a watermelon eating contest.
This home movie from the 1960s captures the Graham family’s visits to Ascarate Park in El Paso, as well as several birthday and holiday celebrations. At the park, family members engage in all sorts of recreational activities, from water skiing to fishing to camping. Later in the footage, individuals test the ground with explosives and […]
This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of Thanksgiving 1964 celebrated with a turkey pi
This home movie from 1977 captures scenes from Timpson High School in East Texas. Some students paint a large picture of bear, the school’s mascot, while others congregate in the hallways, dancing and singing.
This home movie from 1975 captures footage of a Christmas party with Timpson High School students. Many attendees dance with one another, from line dancing to the Bump, while others play basketball.