Category Archives: The Baylor Family Collection

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 12 – Hunting Dove and Quail in South Texas, 1965

Among the Baylor family members are a number of avid huntsmen and women. Captured in this home movie are John and friends hunting for dove and quail in South Texas.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 1 – Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1948

This home movie, from the collection of Austin’s John Baylor family, captures the assembly of the of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus Combined Show site in Austin. A number of circus animals are shown while the big top is being constructed, including elephants, tigers, polar bears, miniature ponies, and donkeys.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 4 – Horseback Riding and Cattle Roping, 1950s

This home movie of the Baylor family horseback riding around Austin includes scenes of St. Edward’s University, calf roping, camping, and an advertisement for the Austin rodeo.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 23 – West Texas, 1976

This home movie from the Baylor family captures scenic views of the Davis Mountains State Park and Fort Lancaster State Historic Site and footage of a visit with the extended family.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 24 – Big Bend, 1978

This home movie from the Baylor family captures a group of young scouts exploring Big Bend National Park and includes scenic shots of Boquillas Canyon and other majestic West Texas landscapes.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 13 – 1966 to 1968

This home movie footage features the Baylor family enjoying time together, including Christmas morning, pedal boating, and trips to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, TX and Inks Lake State Park in Burnet, TX.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 14 – Family Trips, 1970 – 1971

This home movie captures the Baylors on a trip to Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad State Historical Park, sailing, camping, hunting, and spending time with extended family.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 22 – West Texas State Parks, 1976

This home movie captures the Baylor family visiting West Texas and making stops at Monahans Sandhills State Park, Balmorhea State Park, and Fort Davis National Historic Site.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 28 – East Texas and Prison Rodeo

This home movie captures the Baylor family on a trip through East Texas, visiting the East Texas Indian Reservation Alabama-Coushatta and Tombigbee Lake Camping site in Livingston, and attending the Texas Prison Rodeo in Huntsville.