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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 3 – Family Funeral (1997)

This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family attending a funeral for a family member, where they observe the graveside traditions of their Iranian-American community. The mourners take part in prayers and songs led by a clergy member.

Yousefi Family Collection, no. 2 – Party Dancing and Singing (2000)

In this home movie, Plano’s Yousefi family visits Iran, and their extended family there throws a party. Several teenagers show off their dance moves, then a man sings a song a soulful song in Persian.

Yousefi Family Collection, no. 1 – Santur Playing and Dancing (1996)

This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family playing Persian music on a drum and a santur, a traditional Iranian instrument, and dancing together at a party in their home.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 79 – Sunday School Program

This home movie captures scenes of children singing and displaying the American flag as part of a church program, likely at Mt. Horem Baptist Church in Houston.

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 Tony-Lupe Marquez Collection, no. 1 – Toys for Joy (1999)

This home movie from December of 1999 captures footage of the Marquez family and friends working at a donation center they organized at the “Bomberos” (Firefighters) Fire station in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for Juarez families in need to receive gifts, blankets, and food. The items were donated by citizens of Alamagordo, New Mexico; El Paso,

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 13 – Nat Church Homecoming, Part II (1976)

This home movie from 1976 captures scenes from a homecoming event at a church in Nat, a small community northwest of Nacogdoches. At the gathering, a quartet performs a song for the attendees. While the footage does contain sound, the audio is largely absent.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 12 – Nat Church Homecoming, Part I (1976)

This home movie from 1976 captures scenes from a homecoming event at a church in Nat, a small community northwest of Nacogdoches. At the gathering, attendees sing a song together and watch specific performances. One musical performance includes an accordion. While the footage does contain sound, the audio is largely absent.

The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – San Saba, TX

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from San Saba, Texas in the 1940s. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – San Marcos, TX, 1943

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from San Marcos, Texas in 1943. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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