The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Visiting the Holy Sites Abroad (1965)

This home movie captures Shiner native Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Israel, Rome and Vatican City in 1965. The film captures images of many historical Catholic churches and public sculptures, including the Church of the Beatitudes, the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the Vatican. It also includes […]

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The Figueroa Family Collection – Family Party and HemisFair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family members enjoying themselves at an outdoor party before visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. In addition to the various rides, the family watches the Mercury Outboard waterski show where three water skiers going off a jump at the same time!

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The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies […]

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The Coltman Family No. 20 – UT Campus and Travels in America (1961-62)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family in Austin and across United States. Footage includes the University of Texas campus during a sorority and fraternity carnival, swimming at Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool and Town Lake and hiking at Mount Bonnell. The family also travels to Dallas for an AIA conference, the Grand Canyon, […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 4 – Aqua Fest 1963

This footage of Austin’s 1963 Aqua Fest features scenes of the water skiing championship at Festival Beach and the parade up Congress Avenue. Parade footage includes fantastically adorned floats sponsored by local organizations such as Louis Shanks, The Luling Watermelon Thump, and the LCRA.

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