Tag Archives: Mission

The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 16 – San Antonio Diamond Jubilee, 1949

This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures the celebrations and festivities surrounding the Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Diamond Jubilee. Also on the reel is a film tour of the archdiocese that inlcudes among its stops, the Alamo, Municipal Auditorium, the Tower Life Building, Mission Concepcion, and the Shrine of the Little Flower.

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 Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 2 – San Antonio, 1947

This home movie from the Arch Campbell Collection features scenes of San Antonio from 1947. The camera captures footage of the skyline, airport, and downtown sites including the Alamo, Medical Arts building and Menger Hotel, as well as shots of Arch Campbell as a baby.

The Amparo Rivera Family Collection, no. 2 – Xavier and Gloria’s Wedding

This home movie from the Amparo Rivera collection captures the bride, groom and wedding guests exiting the church where they are treated to a mariachi serenade.

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 19 – Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 1 – Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 14 – Family Trips, 1970 – 1971

This home movie captures the Baylors on a trip to Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad State Historical Park, sailing, camping, hunting, and spending time with extended family.

The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 10 – Alfonso Laredo Flores Funeral (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of the funeral service for Pharr Police Riot victim Alfonso Laredo Flores, followed by scenes of the Avenas visiting Mission San Jos

The Porter Click Family, no. 5 – San Antonio Sightseeing

This home movie captures scenes of the Click family sightseeing in San Antonio. The family begins at the Alamo, visits the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle (where wild animals roam free!), then goes to HemisFair Park where they take a ride up the Tower of Americas to enjoy aerial views of San Antonio. Scenes of the

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