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Austin Aquatic Club Goes to Corpus Christi (1966)

An Austin Aquatic Club visit to a Corpus Christi beach is captured in this 1966 home movie footage. The Austin Aquatic Club, now known as Longhorn Aquatics, was coached and directed by former All-American Longhorn water polo swimmer, Wally Pryor from 1953 to 1975. This mob of candid youths mug for the camera and take

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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 Dennis Family Films, no. 5 – Chronicle of Family Adventures

Using clips from commercially available films to narrate and punctuate the events captured in the home movies, this film from the Dennis Family collection chronicles a family trip and the activities of the children, especially with what appears to be a church youth group. Among the events caught on film are a trip to the

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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.

1937 Sun Carnival Parade and Sun Bowl

This home movie captures scenes of the second annual Sun Carnival parade and Sun Bowl in El Paso on January 1, 1937. Floats, marching bands, and military corps parade through downtown El Paso, many carrying pageant queens, including the Sun Queen. Following are scenes of the Sun Bowl, in this early year still played at

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The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 4 – Texas Relays (1955)

This home movie captures scenes of the 1955 Texas Relays track meet, likely the high school division, held at Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Relays are an annual track and field competition hosted by the University of Texas. They began in 1925, and are now the second largest track

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The Michael Cook, Jr. Collection – Football Practice and Family Life

This home movie captures scenes of football practice at Thomas Jefferson High School in the 1960s. It also includes images of Mr. Cook and his coworkers at the post office, an afternoon with Mrs. Cook by the San Antonio River, and the family’s children playing in front of their home.

The Ewen Collection, no. 3 – Backyard Birthday, Winter Snow (1959-60)

This home movie captures scenes of Billy, Mike, and Jimmy Ewen from 1959-60 celebrating a birthday in their Midland backyard, where they play Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Scenes of the boys riding bikes in the neighborhood and playing in the snow in the front yard are also included.

The Porter Click Family, no. 7 – Soccer in the 1970s

This home movie captures scenes of a little league soccer game played in by Byran and Carla Click in the late 1970s.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 11 – Field Day at Wayland Baptist College

This home movie captures scenes of a field day at Wayland Baptist College, now Wayland Baptist University, in Plainview. Students take part in three-legged races, potato sack races, shoulder wars, and an obstacle course set up on campus.