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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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 Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 14 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part I

This home movie captures scenes from two performances made by African-American sororities and fraternities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. In the first segment, sorority sisters perform a song and step routine for the crowd. In the second segment, fraternity brothers show off their step dancing moves. The performers in the second group […]

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 15 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part II

This home movie captures scenes from a trio of step-dancing performances made by African-American fraternities and sororities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The performers in the first group are from the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the first black, intercollegiate Greek fraternity in the nation.

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 7 – Anniversary Party and Texas A + M Graduation

The Wittenborn grandparents celebrate their 60th Anniversary and daughter Heidi’s graduation from Texas A + M University. 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 and Warren.

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 93 – Holiday Celebrations

The Freemans host a holiday party in their home for what appears to be Dr. Freeman’s TSU colleagues. Later, the Freeman children and their house guest, Paul, take part in the Freeman family tradition of making popcorn balls for Christmas.

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