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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 3 – Italy Vacation

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family in Italy as they visit the countryside and the beautiful fountains and gardens of Villa d’Este in Tivoli.

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 1 – Visit to Charlie Steen and His Utah Mines

This home movie captures an El Paso family’s travels to San Juan County, Utah to visit family friend Charlie Steen. Steen was a graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) who owned Utex Exploration Company and several mines in Utah. Charlie takes the family to

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 21 – Airplane Rides and Snow in Austin (1963-64)

This intertitled home movie captures scenes of Austin from an airplane in 1963-64 and an unusual snowfall in Austin in 1964. The Galindo family paid $1 to go up in an airplane and fly over Austin. The family took two trips that were filmed in this home movie–one in 1963 and one in 1964. Later

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 2 – Baby and Peggie (c. 1925)

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 4 – Century 21 Exposition (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood family visiting the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair – The Century 21 Exposition. The film focuses primarily on the Space Needle, which was the tallest building west of the Mississippi at the time.

The Porter Click Family, no. 5 – San Antonio Sightseeing

This home movie captures scenes of the Click family sightseeing in San Antonio. The family begins at the Alamo, visits the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle (where wild animals roam free!), then goes to HemisFair Park where they take a ride up the Tower of Americas to enjoy aerial views of San Antonio. Scenes of the

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The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 6 – Amherst High Class of ’57 Senior Trip (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Amherst High School Class of 1957 senior trip to Silverton, Colorado. The young men and women gather at a home in Amherst before taking off by bus to Colorado. Once there, they enjoy scenic views of the mountains, do some hiking, and spend time in downtown Silverton.

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 8 – Berlin Vacation (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of Jon Montgomery when he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64. Among footage of landmarks and landscapes in Frankfurt, the base, and military check points are two notable scenes: one of U.S. Senators William Fulbright and John Sparkman arriving at the air base as representatives

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 20 – Downtown Austin (1965)

This home movie captures scenes of downtown Austin in 1965. While his cousin Chato Serrano was visiting Austin, donor Ramon Galindo filmed significant buildings and the skyline of Austin. Included are images of the University of Texas campus; downtown Austin as seen from the UT Tower; the Texas State Capitol Building from Congress Avenue; the

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The Richard S. “Cactusâ€ Pryor Collection, no. 1 – Vacation in Mexico (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of Cactus and Jewell Pryor on vacation on the western coast of Mexico. The Pryors travel to Cuidad Juarez where they take a plane over scenic coast line and mountain ranges to reach the west coast, crossing the Sea of Cortes for their stay in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

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