The Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 3 – San Antonio Snow, 1949

This home movie from the Arch Campbell collection documents a rare snowy day in San Antonio. On January 30, 1949, 4.7 inches of snow fell on the city – highly unusual for South Texas. The film captures members of the Campbell family having a snowball fight and building a snowman outside of their home, located […]

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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 16 – Tornado!

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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