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The Marks Family Films, no. 4 – Rodeo Footage

This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and

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The J.H. Joiner Collection, no. 1 – Pan American College Bronco Days, c. 1963

This home movie captures some of the spirit and events of Pan American College’s (now University of Texas – Pan American) Bronco Days, including shots of the pig chase and donkey race.

The Alfonso and Margarita G. Diaz Family Collection no. 1

This home movie captures scenes of the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio in 1962 where El Pasoan Alfonso Diaz participates in the derby.

The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 4 – Texas Relays (1955)

This home movie captures scenes of the 1955 Texas Relays track meet, likely the high school division, held at Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Relays are an annual track and field competition hosted by the University of Texas. They began in 1925, and are now the second largest track

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 5 – Citrus Queen Pageant and Parade

This home movie captures scenes of a 1940s Citrus Queen Pageant and parade, part of the Texas Citrus Fiesta in Mission, Texas. Pageant contestants and their escorts walk down the stage in their gowns in front of a large grapefruit backdrop. Brief scenes of the Parade of Oranges are also included.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 14 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part I

This home movie captures scenes from two performances made by African-American sororities and fraternities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. In the first segment, sorority sisters perform a song and step routine for the crowd. In the second segment, fraternity brothers show off their step dancing moves. The performers in the second group

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 15 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part II

This home movie captures scenes from a trio of step-dancing performances made by African-American fraternities and sororities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The performers in the first group are from the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the first black, intercollegiate Greek fraternity in the nation.

The Graham Collection – Charreada (1963)

This home movie captures a Mexican Charreada, an event similar to an American Rodeo. In the footage, charros ride out into the arena on horseback and compete in bull fighting. Later, the Graham family try on sombreros and enjoy a Texas sunset.


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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 10 – National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition

In this home movie from 1928, E.B. Hopkins attends the inaugural National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition. Held at Mines Field—now the Los Angeles International Airport—from September 8 to 16, the carnival featured stunt shows, races, and prototype demonstrations. According to Time Magazine, 400,000 people attended the festivities, and $5 million worth of airplanes were

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