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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HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with […]

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The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 4 – Texas Relays (1955)

This home movie captures scenes of the 1955 Texas Relays track meet, likely the high school division, held at Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Relays are an annual track and field competition hosted by the University of Texas. They began in 1925, and are now the second largest track […]

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The Ewen Collection, no. 3 – Backyard Birthday, Winter Snow (1959-60)

This home movie captures scenes of Billy, Mike, and Jimmy Ewen from 1959-60 celebrating a birthday in their Midland backyard, where they play Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Scenes of the boys riding bikes in the neighborhood and playing in the snow in the front yard are also included.

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Vera and Will Minter Family Films – Farming and Fun in the Barracks (1945)

This 1945 home movie from the Vera and Will Minter Family collection shows people and livestock on a cattle ranch, then soldiers parading for the camera at the barracks of a military base. It also shows a father, dressed in his soldier

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