The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 7 – Interview With the Barnhart Family (1976)

This home movie interview conducted in 1976 captures a conversation with the Barnhart family. The eldest members of the family, the grandmother and grandfather, call up memories from their childhood, from making ice cream with their neighbors to picking cotton.

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 Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – San Saba, TX

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from San Saba, Texas in the 1940s. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – San Marcos, TX, 1943

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from San Marcos, Texas in 1943. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Reidsville, NC, c.1948

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Reidsville, North Carolina circa 1948. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Pine Bluff, AR, 1952

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1952. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Pennsylvania

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Allentown, Pennsylvania. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a party and

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Memphis, TN, 1949

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Memphis, Tennessee in 1949. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Grand Island, NE, 1938

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Grand Island, Nebraska in 1938. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Elizabethton, TN, 1949

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Elizabethton, Tennessee in 1949. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a

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