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. This home movie captures Bruce being welcomed home from military service by his brother, sister, and neighbor. Also
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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.
This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in
This student film, made by Hunter Rowe, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to tell the story of a man reflecting on his death and life after a fatal car crash. The film uses picturesque home movie scenes as the narrator speaks about his life–what he did and what he
This student film, made by Jonathan Lopez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, paired with narration from the filmmaker
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.
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.
This home movie from the Figueroa family captures scenes of a bride being assisted in attaching her veil before her wedding ceremony. The small ceremony takes place, then the newlyweds are congratulated by the gathered friends and family before posing for the camera outside.
This home movie from the 1960s captures the Graham family’s visits to Ascarate Park in El Paso, as well as several birthday and holiday celebrations. At the park, family members engage in all sorts of recreational activities, from water skiing to fishing to camping. Later in the footage, individuals test the ground with explosives and
The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Wedding, Family Reunion, and Trip to Pueblo Mountain Park (1967)
This home movie from the 1960s captures family gatherings in Shiner, including a family reunion, a wedding, and the welcoming a new addition. Also included is footage of children picking wildflowers and a family trip to Pueblo Mountain Park in Colorado.