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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.

The Bursley Collection, no. 4 – Flying in Hot Air Balloons

This home movie scenes of hot air balloons in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. In the film, Philip Bursley and their friends prepare the balloons for their journey and then take flight. One person skydives out of the balloon.

The Frick 70s Collection, no. 16 – Texas Girl Chili Cook-off

This home movie of the 1980 Texas Girl Chili Cook-off held in Rosenberg, opens with a few attendees testing their skills on a mechanical bull. Also captured are shots of the (sometimes bawdily behaved) crowd and a dramatic sky. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family

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The Coltman Family No. 19 – The Lonely Beach Ball, Ostrich Farm

This home movie includes the Coltman-made amateur film

The Bursley Collection, no. 5 – Day at the Airfield

This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air

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The Bursley Collection, no. 2 – Skydiving Parachute Landings (1977)

This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of multiple skydivers parachuting into the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. In the film, individuals watch as their friends make their landings in the drop zone. Others prepare parachutes for another trip.

The Bursley Collection, no. 3 – Skydiving in El Paso (1977)

This home movie captures scenes of multiple skydivers parachuting into the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. In the film, skydivers prepare their gear and make their landings into the drop zone. At the conclusion of the footage, Philip Bursley films the El Paso mountainside from the plane.

The Michael Cook, Jr. Collection – Life on Ladd Air Force Base and Back Home in San Antonio

This home movie captures scenes of Michael Cook, Jr.’s time as a U.S. Airman stationed at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. The film also documents his life back home in San Antonio, including images of his family, his wife, and his young daughters growing up in the early 1960s.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 10 – Kite Flying

This home movie captures picturesque scenes of two children flying a kite on a farm in Muleshoe, Texas. The kids stand among rows of crops and fly their kite against a blue sky.

The Alan Frye Collection, no. 12 – Anti-nuclear Protest at the Texas Capitol, Part 1

This film captures an anti-nuclear movement demonstration at the Texas State Capitol.