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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 19 – The Young Life of Jeffery Sullivan

This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly

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The Maxie Davie Family, 1958-1970, no. 1 – Christmases and Vacations

This home movie from the Maxie Davie Family collection captures the family celebrating several Christmases and enjoying a few vacations. Included in the footage are scenes of the family visiting the Davie gravesite at the Woodmen Cemetery in Dekalb, and the seaside in Corpus Christi.

HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with

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HP Wells Family Films – Christmas, Caroling, and a Snowman (1960)

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of children enjoying Christmas and wintertime activities in 1960, including Christmas caroling, playing with presents, and building a snowman.

The Coltman Collection, no. 7 – Pease Park, Austin, 1972

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying the hike and bike trail and a picnic at Pease Park in Austin.

The Coltman Family No. 22 – West Texas Travels (1984)

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes of the family traveling around West Texas. Stops include a visit to Langtry, where Judge Roy Bean operated as Justice of the Peace out of a saloon; a hike around Fort Davis; and a swim in the Indian Lodge pool.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 23 – Playing Twister at Timpson High

This home movie from the 1970s captures Timpson High School students messing around on campus, happily climbing trees and playing games of Twister.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 22 – Dancing in Nat

This home movie from the 1970s captures a young woman named Peggy Greer, a Timpson native, dancing at Ouida Whitaker Dean’s home in Nat, a small community outside of Nacogdoches. The house, then in the framing stage of construction, provides a stage for Greer to show off her moves while others saw wood and build

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