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The Richard S.

This home movie captures scenes of a fishing trip in Mexico. Cactus Pryor and friends take a boat far out on the water and catch a variety of fish. Images of the scenic coast and ocean are also included.

The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 – Galveston (c. 1939)

This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942

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The Coltman Collection, no. 5 – Corpus Christi and Austin, 1968

This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.

HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 9 – Family Life and Festivals (1977-78)

This home movie captures scenes of the Montgomery family in 1977-78 as they celebrate holidays, spend time around the house, and attend festivals in Austin. Of note are scenes of a street fair on the University of Texas’ West Campus, the Montgomery girls dressed in Star Wars costumes for Halloween, and Eeyore’s Birthday festival in

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The Coltman Family No. 20 – UT Campus and Travels in America (1961-62)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family in Austin and across United States. Footage includes the University of Texas campus during a sorority and fraternity carnival, swimming at Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool and Town Lake and hiking at Mount Bonnell. The family also travels to Dallas for an AIA conference, the Grand Canyon,

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 47 – Mt. Horem visits Conroe, TX (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of Mt. Horem Baptist Church’s 1969 trip by bus to Conroe, Texas where they camp on Lake Conroe, enjoying time swimming and boating, then join Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for Sunday service and a reception.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 14 – Houston and Sailing on Galveston Bay

This home movie captures scenes of Main Street in downtown Houston in the late 1920s, followed by footage of the Sterlings sailing on the Galveston Bay near their vacation home.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 75 – Fishing in Seabrook, Texas (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman taking a group of young men on a fishing trip in Seabrook, Texas. On a large boat, the men catch fish and crabs, enjoy the water, and visit. Later, they sit together in the Freemans’ backyard and clean their catches, then have a fish fry.