The Bursley Collection, no. 5 – Day at the Airfield

This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air […]

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The Bursley Collection, no. 1 – Air Show and Rockets

This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of a group of friends having a party in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. After a skydiver makes a parachute landing at the start of the film, the friends watch an impromptu air show and launch rockets.

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 14 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part I

This home movie captures scenes from two performances made by African-American sororities and fraternities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. In the first segment, sorority sisters perform a song and step routine for the crowd. In the second segment, fraternity brothers show off their step dancing moves. The performers in the second group […]

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 15 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part II

This home movie captures scenes from a trio of step-dancing performances made by African-American fraternities and sororities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The performers in the first group are from the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the first black, intercollegiate Greek fraternity in the nation.

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