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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 Coltman Collection, no. 21 – Westlake Hills Survey Project

This home movie captures scenes of an architecture student of Peter Coltman

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Trip to Europe and the USSR (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of a trip Father Emil Wesselsky of Shiner took to Europe and the Soviet Union in 1971. The footage includes stops in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and both East and West Berlin. Of note are images at the end of the film when Father Wesselsky documents the Berlin Wall.

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Trip to Austria

This home movie captures scenes of a group trip to Austria in the late 1960s. The film features images of tourist attractions in Vienna as well as footage of the Austrian countryside,including Salzburg and other villages.

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Trip to Ireland and London (1967)

This home movie captures a trip around Ireland and England in 1967, including stops in Shannon, Blarney, Knock, Athlone, Dublin, and London. The footage focuses mostly on views from the tour bus window and also includes footage of members of the group kissing the Blarney Stone.

Odessa – July 16, 1964

This footage, from the Alexander Architectural Archives’ Donald Nelson Architectural Records, documents the downtown area of Odessa, specifically buildings and businesses located on North Grant Avenue. Close-ups of the Prosperity Bank building and the Ector County Courthouse’s façade can be seen. The courthouse seen in the video was erected in 1938 and entirely remodeled to

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The Benson Family Films, no. 5 – Holidays and Vacations

This film captures the Benson family in Blacksburg, Virginia, at Lane Stadium on Virginia Tech campus, and at various historical sites along the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Plateau. It also shows the family celebrating Christmas and Easter in Houston, Texas, as well as footage of a young family member and her newborn sister.

A. M. Harper, Pescando en Mexico

In Pescando en Mexico, A.M. Harper films his journey through Mexico culminating in a fishing expedition in Mazatlan on the Pacific coast, capturing scenes of the landscape, architecture, and daily life along the way.