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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 26 – Trip to West Texas, 1956

Captured in this home movie is the Hartman family’s road trip to West Texas where they take in the historic sites and rugged landscape. They stop along the way in Fort Stockton and El Paso, attend a bullfight in Juarez, Mexico, visit to Sul Ross State College in Alpine, and camp in Big Bend National

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The Coltman Collection, no. 4 – Travels Around Texas, 1962

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family as they travel to historic sites in San Antonio and around Texas. Footage features the Riverwalk, Alamo and Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, the Dallas skyline and Trinity River, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas and a walk in Pease Park along Lamar

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 2 – Daytona Speedway and Disney World

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family on vacation in Florida in the late 1970s. The family first goes to the Daytona Speedway to take in some car races, then goes to Disney World where they go on rides and see a parade.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 7 – The Alamo

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family visiting the Alamo in San Antonio. The family takes a tour, poses for photographs in front of the mission, and enjoys Alamo Plaza. Also included are scenes of the family having a picnic and swimming at a park in the area.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 1 – Hiking Enchanted Rock

This home movie captures scenes of a large group in the 1990s hiking Enchanted Rock. Enchanted Rock is a distinct pink granite rock formation that is part of the Llano Uplift, a granite geologic dome in Central Texas, that is included in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Gillespie and Llano counties.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 4 – Austin Trip (c. 1971)

This home movie captures scenes of a family trip to Austin circa 1971. Images of many Austin landmarks are included, such as the Texas State Capitol Building, the UT Tower, Texas Memorial Stadium, the Austin-American Statesman offices, and a newly-opened LBJ Presidential Library.