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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 12 – Florida Trip in the Airstream

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family road tripping across the south to Florida. With an Air Stream in tow, they visit Silver Springs, the Castillo de San Marcos, a theme park called “Jungle Land” and, of course, the beach.

LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ

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For Janie (2013)

This student film, made by Jonathan Lopez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, paired with narration from the filmmaker

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.

The Coltman Collection, no. 18 – Camping in Pace Bend Park (1974)

This home movie captures scenes the Coltman family camping in Paleface Park, also known as Pace Bend Park, on Lake Travis. The family picnics, swims, and jumps off of rope swings from the cliffs surrounding the lake.