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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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 22 – The First Annual Aqua Festival Parade and Rodeo (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats […]

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 20 – Fondren and Farrish at Chupadera

This home movie captures scenes of the cattle industry at Sterling’s Chupadera Ranch. Ranch owners Sterling and Dolph Briscoe Sr. often enjoyed bringing colleagues and friends out to the ranch for hunting trips, and this film includes scenes of Sterling’s oil industry colleagues, Walter Fondren and William Stamps Farrish II, visiting Chupadera.

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Josephine

This amateur film from Ramon Galindo is titled

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 5 – Life on the Ranch

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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