The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes

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Cocuzzi Family Film Collection – Test Flights on Goodfellow Air Force Base and Summer Fun (1953)

This home movie captures scenes of the life of a U.S. Airman in 1953 during the last year of the Korean Conflict. Included are images of training, maintece, and test flights on the Goodfellow Air Force Base, focusing on a rescue helicopter crew and a jet plane. Also included in the film is a parade

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 4 – Brownsville Trip (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayalas visiting family in Brownsville. The family visits at home and plays football in the front yard before visiting the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 9 – The Brownsville-Matamoros Border

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family in Brownsville, where they visit Matamoros, Mexico, then cross back over the Rio Grande River into Texas. The family then visits the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.

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 Porter Click Family, no. 2 – Cherryblossoms, Party at Johnson Family Housing Annex in Japan (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of a going away party at Iruma Air Base in Sayama, Saitama, Japan, for Click family member Harriet “Louann” Dunno Neely and her husband Billy, who was in the Air Force, as they return to the United States. The going away party takes place at the Johnson Housing Annex on

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Vera and Will Minter Family Films – Farming and Fun in the Barracks (1945)

This 1945 home movie from the Vera and Will Minter Family collection shows people and livestock on a cattle ranch, then soldiers parading for the camera at the barracks of a military base. It also shows a father, dressed in his soldier

The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 9 – Long Binh Post Exchange

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage of the Long Binh Post Exchange captures custom painted jeeps in the parking lot and people carrying out their business, including African-American soldiers greeting each other with a special handshake, called a dap.

The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 20 – Typhoon Damage at Camp Evans

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures typhoon-damaged structures at Camp Evans.

The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 14 – Da Nang Air Base

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures the hustle and bustle of the Da Nang Air Base.