The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 19 – The Young Life of Jeffery Sullivan

This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly […]

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Picón Family Memories – Grandpa’s Birthday (1976)

This home movie from the Picón family in San Angelo captures scenes of the family gathered for a backyard meal to celebrate their grandfather’s birthday. It also includes footage of their daughter Diana playing with the family dog, working on an art project, and driving a go-kart.

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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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Picón Family Memories – Dancing on Christmas (1976)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picon family dancing in the living room on Christmas of 1976. Members of the family from all generations join in on the dancing to celebrate the holiday.

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The Ravel Films, no. 2 – Rita’s 6th Birthday (1952)

This home movie from El Paso’s Ravel family captures the family posing for a portrait with new baby Elise, followed by scenes of Rita’s 6th birthday party where children sit around a table in the backyard for a meal and cake.

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 2 – Holidays and HemisFair

This home movie features several Wittenborn family events, including shots of their soon-to-be new home in the Briarcliff Area of Austin, Christmas 1967, a family vacation to Acapulco, both children’s birthdays, and footage of HemisFair Park in San Antonio and the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of […]

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