Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 52 – Summer Trip to the East Coast

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman Family taking a road trip up the East Coast to celebrate July 4th and Mother’s Day, stopping to sightsee and visit family along the way. At one stop, the Freemans visit what appears to be cousins or family friends, and the children spend the afternoon swimming in […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 26 – Trip to Los Angeles (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman’s visit to the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of Los Angeles to meet with community members and visit community development sites. Footage includes scenes of the Los Angeles County Model Neighborhood Program building, the Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park, and several Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) […]

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The Alan Frye Collection, no. 24 – Frye Family Movies

This film is a collection of home movies from around 1950. The film features different events, such as a trip to the beach, a gathering on a roof top in the city, and a stroll in the park. The footage at the end of the film demonstrates a reverse motion effect where the walking toddler […]

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 12 – Red River and Aerial Panorama

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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