The Tony-Lupe Marquez Collection, no. 1 – Toys for Joy (1999)

This home movie from December of 1999 captures footage of the Marquez family and friends working at a donation center they organized at the “Bomberos” (Firefighters) Fire station in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for Juarez families in need to receive gifts, blankets, and food. The items were donated by citizens of Alamagordo, New Mexico; El Paso, […]

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Picón Family Memories – Grandpa’s Birthday (1976)

This home movie from the Picón family in San Angelo captures scenes of the family gathered for a backyard meal to celebrate their grandfather’s birthday. It also includes footage of their daughter Diana playing with the family dog, working on an art project, and driving a go-kart.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 4 – Travels Around Texas, 1962

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family as they travel to historic sites in San Antonio and around Texas. Footage features the Riverwalk, Alamo and Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, the Dallas skyline and Trinity River, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas and a walk in Pease Park along Lamar […]

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The Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 2 – San Antonio, 1947

This home movie from the Arch Campbell Collection features scenes of San Antonio from 1947. The camera captures footage of the skyline, airport, and downtown sites including the Alamo, Medical Arts building and Menger Hotel, as well as shots of Arch Campbell as a baby.

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