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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 12 – Daily Life on a Vietnam War Military Base

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures a variety of scenes: a plane landing, soldiers fixing a wheel on a truck, driving a cart, and passing around a football. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military

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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 1 – El Paso Trip, 1939

Beginning at a seemingly sparse airfield in El Paso, this footage from the Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, provides a glimpse into a trip by the family that included visiting Fort Bliss for a military review of mounted cavalry, playing golf, and horseback riding. Particularly noteworthy sections of this film include rodeo events, aerial

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The J.R. Nelson, Jr. Collection, no. 14 – Family Footage

This multi-reel home movie from the Nelson family chronicles the building of the house, baby Laura and family at home, and assorted footage from a summer, including a trip to the airport, a stage play, and a workday at the office.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 52 – Summer Trip to the East Coast

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman Family taking a road trip up the East Coast to celebrate July 4th and Mother’s Day, stopping to sightsee and visit family along the way. At one stop, the Freemans visit what appears to be cousins or family friends, and the children spend the afternoon swimming in

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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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Bob’s Trip and “Dazed”?

Part of the Robert H. Frye Collection, this film contains home movie footage of a trip to New York City, including a trip across the Verrazano Bridge and a view of the World Trade Center. Also included is black and white footage shot from a car, primarily of African-Americans on their front stoops and porches.

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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 Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 – Galveston (c. 1939)

This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 9 – Carter’s Birthday (1970)

This home movie from the Freeman family documents many family celebrations, including son Carter’s birthday party with his friends in 1970. The family gathers with family and friends to enjoy meals, music, and backyard recreation. Near the end of the video, Thomas Jr. and Carter are seen by the record player listening to “Diana Ross

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