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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 2 – Party Dancing and Singing (2000)

In this home movie, Plano’s Yousefi family visits Iran, and their extended family there throws a party. Several teenagers show off their dance moves, then a man sings a song a soulful song in Persian.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 19 – The Young Life of Jeffery Sullivan

This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 5 – Family and Pets at the Lakehouse (1978)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family in 1978 as they relax in the backyard of a house backing up to a lake. The family plays with their dog and happily enjoys cocktails with friends.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 15 – Wheat Farming and Family Reunion (1959)

This home movie captures scenes of combines in wheat fields, agricultural burning of the wheat fields after harvest, an Easterwood family reunion, and a field of Airstream trailers. Likely double exposed on accident, the film nonetheless has a beautiful aesthetic quality due to the resulting etheral layers of picturesque images of farming and family.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 9 – Flores-Medrano Family Reunion

This home movie captures scenes of a Flores-Medrano family reunion in Austin in the 1990s. The families get together for games, food, and celebration. Multiple generations of the family pose for photographs in their reunion T-shirts, and a band, likely playing Tejano music, performs for the group.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 7 – The Chambliss Reunion (1984)

This home movie captures scenes of a Chambliss family reunion 1984. Generations of the family gather to visit, look at photographs, meet new family members, and take pictures together.