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The Alan Frye Collection, no. 11 – TV Ranch Gardener

A visit to the T.V. Ranch garden includes an encounter with Buzz the cat and a gardener hard at work planting seeds.

The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 11 – Easter in Seymour, TX

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River,

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1939 circa: Angel Guardian Orphanage Winter & Florist Scenes

Home movie shot at the Angel Guardian Orphanage and Angel Guardian Orphanage Florist in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. The film features boys playing on a frozen lake, green house interiors, boys posing outside the Angel Guardian Orphanage Florist, children playing in the snow, a man showing his horse and panoramas of the orphanage.

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 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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The Steve Gomez Collction, no. 3 – Flores Family at Mansfield Dam Park

This home movie captures scenes of the Flores family at Lake Travis in Mansfield Dam Park in Austin. Images of the dam, motor boats, sail boats, men fishing, and the family enjoying the scenery are included.

The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 8 – Trip to New Orleans

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family driving to then vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1930s. The family makes stops in Lake Charles and New Iberia as they drive to New Orleans, where they see farm workers harvesting sugar cane. In New Orleans, they spend time in the French Quarter,

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HP Wells Family Films – Texas, Louisiana, Cuba (1950)

This home movie captures scenes of Margie Sears Wells and Harris Peyton Wells, Jr. on a trip in Texas, Louisiana, and Cuba in March of 1950. It captures scenes of a construction site, a Louisiana plantation, and Cuban beaches.

The Carolyn Minton Collection – Big Bend National Park (1953)

This home movie captures images of the West Texas landscape including desert plant life and the craggy hills that make up Big Bend National Park.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 20 – The Making of Hollow Rock Mountain

This film from 1976 captures scenes from the making of a fiction student film named Hollow Rock Mountain. The footage begins with a photo montage of the Timpson High School student cast and crew during production, followed by footage of the group both preparing for their shoot and filming at the location.