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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.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 87 – Virginia Visit

Various scenes of the Freemans with friends and family in Virginia comprise this home movie, including men lowering a motorboat into the water, construction of a home, and children playing.

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.

Smile, Laugh, Cry (2013)

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

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring

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Moore Family Films, no. 7 – Oil Men at the Moore Home (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of young men in the Moore family that were members of the U.S. Army posing in uniform with their mother, Dixie Moore, in the yard. Scenes of a Moore family Christmas and an older couple with dollhouses are also included.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 64 – Boating

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas Freeman and the kids out on a motor boat with their cousins where the group lounges in the boat cabin and on the deck, fishes, and enjoys speeding over the water.

Moore Family Films, no. 5 – Family in Abilene (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of the Moore family relaxing and golfing in the yard, operations at one of Lamar Moore’s drilling rigs, and the extended family gathering for the graduation of a Moore family member from Abilene’s Hardin-Simmons University.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 89 – Trip to Richmond, VA (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans visiting family in Richmond, Virginia where they catch up over family dinners and card games.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 16 – Dancing at the Flores Family Christmas (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of the Flores family celebrating Christmas in 1963. After opening presents, the Flores family celebrates by dancing in the living room.