Wittenborn family members prepare for and attend the 1967 Army-Navy rivalry football game played at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of father August Wittenborn include scenes from numerous family vacations, holiday and birthday celebrations, and important moments in the lives of children, Heidi […]
This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures the celebrations and festivities surrounding the Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Diamond Jubilee. Also on the reel is a film tour of the archdiocese that inlcudes among its stops, the Alamo, Municipal Auditorium, the Tower Life Building, Mission Concepcion, and the Shrine of the Little Flower.
This home movie captures scenes of the second annual Sun Carnival parade and Sun Bowl in El Paso on January 1, 1937. Floats, marching bands, and military corps parade through downtown El Paso, many carrying pageant queens, including the Sun Queen. Following are scenes of the Sun Bowl, in this early year still played at […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Davis family at a Baylor University home football game against the Arkansas Razorbacks on November 6, 1976. Scenes of the Davis children in their football fan outfits at a motel swimming pool are also included.
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 […]
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman at Houston’s Rice University on his first day as a professor there in 1972, one of the first African-American professors at the newly desegregated school. Dr. Freeman would go on to teach in Rice’s Religious Studies department for 20 years. Many shots of Rice’s campus […]
This home movie captures scenes of a trip Father Emil Wesselsky of Shiner took to Europe and the Soviet Union in 1971. The footage includes stops in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and both East and West Berlin. Of note are images at the end of the film when Father Wesselsky documents the Berlin Wall.
This home movie captures scenes from the 1974 football game between Texas and Texas A&M, played on November 29th at Memorial Stadium in Austin.
This home movie captures footage of a football game at Jefferson High School in El Paso in the 1960s, including the teams warming up, the marching band, and the game itself. Also included in the footage is a child