LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ […]

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A. M. Harper, Reunion

In this home movie from the A.M. Harper collection, multiple generations of family members gather in an outdoor park-like setting to visit, eat, and swim. Also included are family gatherings at home, footage from Christmas morning, a visit to the state Capitol building, and a croquet game

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 9 – Springtime in Central Texas (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., captures Central Texas in the springtime. Footage includes fields along rural highways blanketed in bluebonnets, Congress Avenue in Austin, and the Texas State Capitol Building. These films are part of the collection courtesy of native Galvestonian and current Austin resident Richard Eisenhour, who […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 9 – Family Celebrations and Texas Happenings (1937-38)

This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the […]

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection – Governor Sterling’s Inauguration (1931)

This home movie captures scenes of Governor Ross S. Sterling’s gubernatorial inauguration on January 20, 1931. Following close-up scenes of the Texas State Capitol Building and grounds are scenes of the large crowd, flag-adorned grandstand, and the motorcade entering for the ceremony. Also of interest are opening scenes of an early ferry carrying cars across […]

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 13 – Austin Memorial and March for Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of a memorial service and march held in Austin upon the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April of 1968. Hundreds gather for the service on the University of Texas campus, where community leaders speak. The entire congregation then marches down Guadalupe Street to the Texas State Capitol in […]

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