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Austin Aquatic Club Goes to Corpus Christi (1966)

An Austin Aquatic Club visit to a Corpus Christi beach is captured in this 1966 home movie footage. The Austin Aquatic Club, now known as Longhorn Aquatics, was coached and directed by former All-American Longhorn water polo swimmer, Wally Pryor from 1953 to 1975. This mob of candid youths mug for the camera and take

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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 Coltman Collection, no. 5 – Corpus Christi and Austin, 1968

This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 36 – Beach Camping and Easter (1971)

This home movie includes footage of Dr. Freeman camping with the kids on the beach and church scenes of Easter Sunday at Mt. Horem Baptist Church in 1971.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 9 – Carter’s Birthday (1970)

This home movie from the Freeman family documents many family celebrations, including son Carter’s birthday party with his friends in 1970. The family gathers with family and friends to enjoy meals, music, and backyard recreation. Near the end of the video, Thomas Jr. and Carter are seen by the record player listening to “Diana Ross

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The Cummings Collection, no. 4 – Wedding and Scuba Diving in Balmorhea (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family celebrating a wedding at their home in El Paso, including a brief ceremony, cake cutting, and a reception. The family then hosts a wedding afterparty with a cookout by their pool. The family also goes diving at San Solomon Springs in nearby Balmorhea, using flippers and

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 47 – Mt. Horem visits Conroe, TX (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of Mt. Horem Baptist Church’s 1969 trip by bus to Conroe, Texas where they camp on Lake Conroe, enjoying time swimming and boating, then join Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for Sunday service and a reception.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 9 – Home Movie Compilation

This compilation of home movies taken by Austinite Ramon Galindo begins in 1957 and spans close to a decade. The bulk of the reel is comprised of Mr. Galindo’s documentation of landmarks, and future landmarks under construction, in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Footage of particular note includes Austin’s Hancock Opera House (no longer standing),

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