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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 21 – St. Paul’s College and Seattle, WA

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas F. Freeman traveling to Lawrenceville, Virginia to deliver a lecture at St. Paul’s College, where he is a Stahley Christian Scholar Lecturer, and attend a church dedication. Footage from a trip to Seattle is also included, depicting sweeping shots of the city’s skyscrapers, highways, and waterfront.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 24 – Scene from Hollow Rock Mountain (1976)

This footage captures several takes of a scene from a fiction student film, Hollow Rock Mountain. The film was made in 1976 by students from Timpson High School, shot at various locations around Timpson and Shelby County.

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Viva Max! (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the VIVA MAX! set in downtown San Antonio outside of the Alamo as the movie was filmed in 1969. Viva Max! is a comedy directed by Jerry Paris based on the novel by news anchor James Lehrer. The film stars Peter Ustinov as Max, a Mexican general who decides

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Moore Family Films, no. 5 – Family in Abilene (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of the Moore family relaxing and golfing in the yard, operations at one of Lamar Moore’s drilling rigs, and the extended family gathering for the graduation of a Moore family member from Abilene’s Hardin-Simmons University.

The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 4 – The Great Houston Flood of 1935

This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December

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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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Moore Family Films, no. 1 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

Moore Family Films, no. 2 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

Moore Family Films, no. 4 – Oil at Home and in the Field (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of Lamar and Dixie Moore erecting a miniature oil derrick in their front yard to display their name and house number, followed by scenes of operations on a drilling rig run by Moore’s drilling company, Moutray-Moore Drilling Co.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 53 – Trip to Virginia, Virgina Union University Commencement (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman visiting family in Virginia, where he spends time at the family produce market and delivers a guest sermon. Later, footage of commencement ceremonies for Virginia Union University held at the Mosque Theater in Richmond, Virgina is included.