Tag Archives: American

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 79 – Sunday School Program

This home movie captures scenes of children singing and displaying the American flag as part of a church program, likely at Mt. Horem Baptist Church in Houston.

The De la Mora Documentations, no. 1 – Cheech Marin in El Paso (2003)

This home movie documents scenes of museum culture and city events in El Paso in 2003. Footage includes scenes from the Chicano Visions exhibit opening at the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as Cheech Marin speaking at an exhibit opening at Insights El Paso Science Center.

Dr. Freeman Reflects on His Relationship with Barbara Jordan

This video, produced by TAMI, is composed of excerpts from an informal interview with Dr. Freeman voiced over a home movie from his film collection. As scenes play of Barbara Jordan receiving an honorary doctorate at Texas Southern University, Dr. Freeman describes how he met Jordan and his unique relationship with her that spanned several

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life,

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 4 – Lassoing and Dancing

This home movie from El Paso’s Cruz family captures scenes of children dancing the Mexican Hat Dance in traditional Mexican costume, young boys performing tricks with lassos, then a fashionable adult dance party.

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 3 – Spirit of ’76 Talent Show

This home movie from captures scenes of the 1976 Timpson Schools PTA pageant and talent show, themed

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 19 – Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 1 – Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos

The Agrasanchez Films, no. 2 – UT Centennial (1983)

This home movie captures scenes of the University of Texas Centennial Celebration in 1983. Students, faculty, and staff gather on the main campus of UT where the Longhorn Band marches up the six pack to kick off the festivities. A formal ceremony follows where the university governance speaks, including university President Peter T. Flawn.