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The Alan Frye Collection, no. 10 – Gators Norvells Evolutionary History of French, Sally, Chris + More

Bands performing in a house are captured in fast motion as well as normal speed.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 12 – Nat Church Homecoming, Part I (1976)

This home movie from 1976 captures scenes from a homecoming event at a church in Nat, a small community northwest of Nacogdoches. At the gathering, attendees sing a song together and watch specific performances. One musical performance includes an accordion. While the footage does contain sound, the audio is largely absent.

The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Pine Bluff, AR, 1952

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1952. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Herrera Family Collection, no. 3 – Ballet Folklorico of El Paso Christmas Recital (1988)

This home movie captures scenes of children of all ages dancing in the Ballet Folklorico of El Paso’s 1988 Christmas Recital. In traditional Mexican costume, the children perform a variety of Mexican folk dances.

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 8 – Easter Egg Hunt and Cascarones

This home movie from El Paso’s Cruz family captures scenes of a backyard Easter celebration where children and adults both burst cascarones, confetti eggs, on each others’ heads and enjoy guitar music played by the family. Later scenes of the family dancing are also included.

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

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 4 – Holiday Celebrations (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of the Thomas F. Freeman family celebrating Christmas and the holiday season in 1973. The family enjoys unwrapping presents, assembling gifts, and attending holiday parties. Footage of Thomas Jr. playing bass guitar and singing in a performance with his band is also included in this video.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 12 – Flores Family Wedding Reception

This home movie captures scenes of the reception at a Flores family wedding. The guests eat dinner while a mariachi band plays for the bride and groom.

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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The Cristela Gonzalez Bond Collection, no. 7 – Cristela’s Quincea

This home movie captures scenes of the donor, Cristela Gonzalez, celebrating her quincea