Agro-joint colonies in the Crimea

See Tape 2847 for the first part of this footage. Dr. Yefim Lubarsky, vice-president of the Agro-Joint, presents flowers to Pauline Baerwald Falk and Evelyn Morrissey (see Biographical/Historical Notes field for the background on this trip.). The women smile at the camera. Scene of a grassy field shot from a moving car. Scenes showing one

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 20 – Fringes of the Vatican II Council, 1964

Bishop John Morkovsky attended the Second Vatican Council in Rome in 1964. This home movie from a reel labeled “Fringes of the Vatican II Council” captures the site-seeing he did while in Europe for the meeting.

Leon Blevins Family Collection, no. 1 – Dobkins Family Movies

This home movie compilation from the Leon Blevins Collection documents many facets of the Dobkins family’s life. Captured are the children at home, parades, and several family trips, mainly through the American West, and especially to Colorado where they had a vacation home. Of special note is the clip of a square dance; Virginia Dobkins

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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 6 – Rancho Feliz, 1944

This home movie from the Hunt Family Collection documents life on E.M. Hunt’s Rancho Feliz in Berion, New Mexico, located just northwest of El Paso on the New Mexican side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Featured are the operations and activities of a working farm and ranch in the southwestern United States in the 1940s.

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Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Feeding the Animals

This home movie from the 1950s captures footage of the Raney family on their ranch in Clarendon. With snow on the ground, members bundle up in the cold to feed ponies, sheep, and pigs.

The Porter Click Family, no. 3 – Family Home Scenes (1942)

This home movie captures scenes of the Click family spending time together in the yard. The kids play games and roughhouse, and the adults sit on the porch and pose for the camera. On several occasions, the Click men can not resist the urge to lift their ladies’ skirts for the camera!

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Trip to Ireland and London (1967)

This home movie captures a trip around Ireland and England in 1967, including stops in Shannon, Blarney, Knock, Athlone, Dublin, and London. The footage focuses mostly on views from the tour bus window and also includes footage of members of the group kissing the Blarney Stone.

Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Pony Riding and Lamb Wrangling

This 1950s home movie captures scenes of the Raney family members riding ponies on their ranch in Clarendon. The film also includes footage of a young boy chasing lambs.

Bell Family – 1962-65 Walter

Morris Bell turns his camera to take a look at local newspaper coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Also included is footage from oldest son Walter Bell’s 14th, 15th, and 16th birthdays.