Tag Archives: sport

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 12 – Hunting Dove and Quail in South Texas, 1965

Among the Baylor family members are a number of avid huntsmen and women. Captured in this home movie are John and friends hunting for dove and quail in South Texas.

Melton Barker Family Film

This home movie captures scenes of itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker and his family as they travel through California, visit family, enjoy the outdoors, and attend celebrations, including a wedding.

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 Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 4 – Texas Open, 1950

This home movie from the Arch Campbell collection captures footage of the 1950 Texas Open Golf Tournament, now known as the Valero Texas Open. The tournament began in 1922 and over the decades has been played at a number of San Antonio area golf courses. The 1950 Texas Open was held February 9-12 and played

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 23 – Playing Twister at Timpson High

This home movie from the 1970s captures Timpson High School students messing around on campus, happily climbing trees and playing games of Twister.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 21 – In the Bleachers (1975)

This home movie from 1975 captures scenes of students and community members in the stands at a women’s basketball game at Timpson High School in East Texas. Rather than the game, the film focuses on the lively spectators as they hang out with friends and react to the game.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 16 – Christmas Party (1975)

This home movie from 1975 captures footage of a Christmas party with Timpson High School students. Many attendees dance with one another, from line dancing to the Bump, while others play basketball.

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. 1 – Air Show and Rockets

This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of a group of friends having a party in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. After a skydiver makes a parachute landing at the start of the film, the friends watch an impromptu air show and launch rockets.