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Cocuzzi Family Film Collection – Christmas Morning and Playing on Base

This home movie captures scenes of Christmas morning in 1959 on the Goodfellow Airforce Base, where the Cocuzzi family was stationed. Scenes include the children opening and trying out their gifts, including toys, a gun, and a train set. It also includes footage of the kids riding their tricycles, bicycles, and roller skates and flying

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 8 – African-American Elementary School

This home movie captures scenes of a small elementary school class of African-American children taught by African-American teachers in the 1950s. The children sing songs, finger paint, and eat lunch together. This footage is of special significance as very few films exist that document African-American classrooms and schools from this time.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 11 – Picnicking and Beach Camping

This home movie captures idyllic scenes of a Texan family in the 1950s. They swim and picnic together, camp out on the beach, play horseshoes, and dance in the sand, all in beautiful locations.

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – La Junta Parade

This home movie captures a holiday parade in La Junta, including themed floats, Shriners, horses, and baton twirlers. It also includes footage of a family in their front garden having a picnic.

Cat Spring Celebration, Ft. Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting (1956)

This footage captures scenes of a parade held in Cat Spring, Texas and the Ft. Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting in 1956. In Cat Spring, marching bands, pageant royalty, church groups, and agricultural clubs participate in the parade before a community barbecue and pageant. The Fort Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting that follows was held

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The Parra Reyes Family Films, no. 1 – A Year in the Family’s Life (1975)

This compilation of home movies from the Parra Reyes family captures a year in the life of the family’s children. Caught on film are the children looking out of the window at a snowy winter’s day, a few birthday parties, and Christmastime, including a visit to a Christmas village in downtown El Paso. The movie

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 8 – Birthday Parties (1955-56)

In this 1950s home movie, members of the Hopkins family celebrate two birthday parties. In the first, Dani and his friends enjoy the 1920s-era attractions at what is most likely Kiddie Park in San Antonio. Established in 1925 and renovated in 2009, Kiddie Park is now the oldest children’s amusement park in the nation and

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