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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 5 – Lion Cubs

The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. In this footage, Claire, her children, and other friends and family play with pet lion cubs in the

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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 Herrera Family Collection, no. 5 – Watermelon Eating Contest (1989)

This home movie captures scenes of Alejandro Herrera’s birthday party in 1989 where children participate in a watermelon eating contest.

The Garcia Collection, no. 3 – Quincea

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of Michelle Garcia standing in a friend’s quicea

Picón Family Memories – Grandpa’s Birthday (1976)

This home movie from the Picón family in San Angelo captures scenes of the family gathered for a backyard meal to celebrate their grandfather’s birthday. It also includes footage of their daughter Diana playing with the family dog, working on an art project, and driving a go-kart.

Picón Family Memories – Family Singing (1975)

This home movie captures images of the Picón Family singing in the 1970s. Most of the scenes are of daughter Diane singing nursery rhymes, Jingle Bells, and Happy Birthday, but there is also footage of adults singing “Oh My Darling Clementine” and a Spanish song. Also includes a scene of Diane dancing along to “Love

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The Coltman Collection, no. 5 – Corpus Christi and Austin, 1968

This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.

The Grimes Family Films – Puppies! (1956-1957)

This home movie from the Grimes Family Films captures scenes of a birthday celebration and two Christmas mornings. It also shows the young Grimes daughter playing with small puppies, and the brother and sister playing together in a backyard pool.

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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