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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 1 – Santur Playing and Dancing (1996)

This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family playing Persian music on a drum and a santur, a traditional Iranian instrument, and dancing together at a party in their home.

The Richard S. “Cactus”? Pryor Collection, no. 16 – Boy Band

This home movie captures scenes of two of Cactus Pryor’s sons, Don and Dayne, playing musical instruments in their driveway. The boys play a toy drum set and toy guitar and get into the beat!

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 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 Garcia Collection, no. 1 – UTEP Homecoming Parade (1989)

This home movie documents The University of Texas at El Paso 1989 homecoming parade.

Dr. Freeman Reflects on His Relationship with Barbara Jordan

This video, produced by TAMI, is composed of excerpts from an informal interview with Dr. Freeman voiced over a home movie from his film collection. As scenes play of Barbara Jordan receiving an honorary doctorate at Texas Southern University, Dr. Freeman describes how he met Jordan and his unique relationship with her that spanned several

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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 Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life,

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 5 – Trip to Galveston

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes

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