Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 81 – Christmas at Mt. Horem (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman family participating in Mt. Horem Baptist Church’s 1970 Christmas service. Footage of children performing a play depicting the Christmas story, the children’s choir singing, and gifts being distributed during the service are included.

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 12 – Old Tucson

This home movie captures scenes of members of El Paso’s Cruz family on a trip to Tucson with the high school marching band where they watch men reenact frontier life in a recreated street from the Old West at Old Tucson theme park. Old Tucson was built in 1939 for the movie

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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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