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Holy Family Academy: Sophomore Prep June Trip – Slocum Lake 1 Washington – Months of the Year – Children’s Wedding – Washington Trip 1946 – Xmas Dances 1942

A home movie featuring the nuns and students of Holy Family Academy, a Cathollic elementary and high school once located at 1444 West Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. This particular film features various student field trips as well as recitals and dances held at the school.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 13 – Nat Church Homecoming, Part II (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, a quartet performs a song for the attendees. While the footage does contain sound, the audio is largely absent.

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 Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 3 – Spirit of ’76 Talent Show

This home movie from captures scenes of the 1976 Timpson Schools PTA pageant and talent show, themed

The Marks Family Films, no. 4 – Rodeo Footage

This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and

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The Bursley Collection, no. 1 – Air Show and Rockets

This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of a group of friends having a party in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. After a skydiver makes a parachute landing at the start of the film, the friends watch an impromptu air show and launch rockets.

The Figueroa Family Collection – Trip to the HemisFair, Neell’s Birthday Party (1960s)

This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. The family rides around the park, enjoying a view of the attractions from the Tower of the Americas before watching a performance of the highly popular Mexican showcase, Los Voladores de Papantla, a ritualistic dance originating with the Totonac

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 6 – New York World’s Fair, Part I (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Between visiting the many exhibits, the family catches a Native American dance performance and a parade with marching bands.

The Crews Family Films – Los Voladores at HemisFair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair and Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular performing their flying acrobatic show. This ritual is traditionally performed by the Totonac and Olmeca Indians in Mexico as an act of worship. Also included is footage of the Tower of Americas and a stage performance

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 14 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part I

This home movie captures scenes from two performances made by African-American sororities and fraternities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. In the first segment, sorority sisters perform a song and step routine for the crowd. In the second segment, fraternity brothers show off their step dancing moves. The performers in the second group

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