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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 4 – Yousefi Wedding, Traditional Persian Ceremony (2001)

This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family celebrating traditional Persian wedding customs at their daughter’s wedding in Addison, Texas. The bride and groom sit under a silk shawl held by family members in front of their wedding spread while the traditional ceremony is performed in both English and Persian.

The Coltman Collection, no. 4 – Travels Around Texas, 1962

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family as they travel to historic sites in San Antonio and around Texas. Footage features the Riverwalk, Alamo and Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, the Dallas skyline and Trinity River, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas and a walk in Pease Park along Lamar

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The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies

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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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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 5 – The Day the Shah Ran Away (1979)

This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family on January 16, 1979 driving through the streets of Tehran, Iran on the day the Shah was exiled. People line the streets, gathering with great joy, and march together holding signs supporting revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini. The Iranian Revolution culminated on this day with the overthrow

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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 Steve Gomez Collection, no. 10 – Sam Napier Texaco

This home movie captures scenes of a service station in Corpus Christi, Sam Napier Texaco. Service attendants service cars and change tires as customers come and go, a gas tank trunk refills the fuel supply, and men working at a food stand happily drink Coca-Colas.

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 10 – Peace gathering for Iran-Iraq War (1982)

This home movie captures scenes of a peace gathering held in 1982 at Austin’s Wooldridge Square Park in response the Iran-Iraq War. After remaining uninvolved during the first two years of the war, in 1982, President Reagan took Iraq off the list of countries “supporting terrorismâ€ and began to sell them weapons. The protesters in

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 13 – Austin Memorial and March for Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of a memorial service and march held in Austin upon the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April of 1968. Hundreds gather for the service on the University of Texas campus, where community leaders speak. The entire congregation then marches down Guadalupe Street to the Texas State Capitol in

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 11 – Flores Family at Corpus Christi House (1966-67)

This home movie captures picturesque scenes of the Flores children in the yard of their home in Corpus Christi. The kids ride a tandem bike and a tricycle, play with a toy gun, and say goodbye to their father as he leaves for work at Sam Napier Texaco Station. Also included are scenes of classic

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