1956 April: Boston – Diane and Karl’s Home

Home movie footage showing the various rooms of a home. Shot when Diane and Karl Berolzheimer were living in Boston when Karl was attending law school. Camera PAN around var. rooms in a house; den, hallway, bedroom, bathroom. Woman sits on furniture and smiles at the camera in some shots.

The Murphy Family Collection – Christmas Celebration

This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family celebrating Christmas in a festively decorated home. They open presents, eat, drink, and laugh with each other in front of a lovely Christmas tree. A baby takes some of his first steps, a boy gets loving kisses from his dog, and a

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The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 4 – Borger Parade, Christmas, Rice vs. TCU Football (1950)

This home movie captures scenes of a parade in the Mitchell family

HP Wells Family Films – Junior League of Abilene Rummage Sale

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of the Junior League of Abilene preparing for a rummage sale. Women hang up clothes and display housewares, shoes, toys, and sporting equipment. The footage ends with a crowd rushing into the store to begin hunting for bargains.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 23 – Playing Twister at Timpson High

This home movie from the 1970s captures Timpson High School students messing around on campus, happily climbing trees and playing games of Twister.

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 6 – A Lively Christmas and Easter Bunny Pi

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of the Cruz family having a lively Christmas celebration where young boys play guitar and couples dance in front of the Christmas tree. Scenes of a birthday party with an Easter Bunny pi

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 16 – Christmas Party (1975)

This home movie from 1975 captures footage of a Christmas party with Timpson High School students. Many attendees dance with one another, from line dancing to the Bump, while others play basketball.

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.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 3 – Parties at Gomez Baptist Church

This home movie captures scenes of various celebrations at Gomez Baptist Church in the rural Panhandle town of Brownfield. Couples dress up for a Valentine’s Day banquet, children wear costumes and play games for Halloween, and the young women at the church take part in a pageant. Also included are scenes of a potluck dinner

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 9 – Family Life and Festivals (1977-78)

This home movie captures scenes of the Montgomery family in 1977-78 as they celebrate holidays, spend time around the house, and attend festivals in Austin. Of note are scenes of a street fair on the University of Texas’ West Campus, the Montgomery girls dressed in Star Wars costumes for Halloween, and Eeyore’s Birthday festival in

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