The Coltman Collection, no. 6 – Port Aransas and Austin, 1969

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family on vacation in Port Aransas, exploring the dunes and building sand castles. It also shows the family enjoying the river in New Braunfels and visiting Santa’s sleigh outside of Montgomery Ward’s in the Capitol Plaza parking lot in Austin.

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A. M. Harper, Fishing Trips

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection contains footage from various fishing expeditions along the Texas Gulf Coast, including a prize sailfish catch at the 19th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament in Port Isabel.

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 5 – Trip to Galveston

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 9 – Family Celebrations and Texas Happenings (1937-38)

This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 75 – Fishing in Seabrook, Texas (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman taking a group of young men on a fishing trip in Seabrook, Texas. On a large boat, the men catch fish and crabs, enjoy the water, and visit. Later, they sit together in the Freemans’ backyard and clean their catches, then have a fish fry.

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