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The J.R. Nelson, Jr. Collection, no. 10 – American West Road Trip, Carlsbad Caverns and Grand Canyon

This multi-reel home movie captures the Nelson family as they take a road trip across the American Southwest, headed to California via Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon.

Melton Barker Family Film

This home movie captures scenes of itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker and his family as they travel through California, visit family, enjoy the outdoors, and attend celebrations, including a wedding.

Fatal Car Wreck I (2013)

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

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Leon Blevins Family Collection, no. 1 – Dobkins Family Movies

This home movie compilation from the Leon Blevins Collection documents many facets of the Dobkins family’s life. Captured are the children at home, parades, and several family trips, mainly through the American West, and especially to Colorado where they had a vacation home. Of special note is the clip of a square dance; Virginia Dobkins

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 7 – San Antonio (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., documents the city circa 1960. Footage includes the kiddie train at Brackenridge Park, the downtown skyline from a moving car, and the Pearl Brewery and distribution trucks practicing parking maneuvers. Mr. Bedell made these films to publicize his business, Bedell Trailer Company, which

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

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.

The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 1 – Wedding Ceremony and Pram Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures multiple Ketchum family gatherings in Tulsa and Galveston, from a wedding ceremony to a neighborhood parade of children in prams and floats to a trip to the beach. A portion of the footage takes place at the Ketchum’s Galveston residence, the historic Menard House. Michel B. Menard was

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The Alfonso and Margarita G. Diaz Family Collection, no. 2 – Graduation and Backyard Wedding

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a graduation held at what appears to be St. Patrick Cathedral. Later scenes of a backyard wedding are also included.