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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 52 – Summer Trip to the East Coast

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman Family taking a road trip up the East Coast to celebrate July 4th and Mother’s Day, stopping to sightsee and visit family along the way. At one stop, the Freemans visit what appears to be cousins or family friends, and the children spend the afternoon swimming in

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 64 – Boating

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas Freeman and the kids out on a motor boat with their cousins where the group lounges in the boat cabin and on the deck, fishes, and enjoys speeding over the water.

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 14 – Head Start Program at Horizon Park (1972)

This home movie captures scenes of the Cruz family spending the day playing at El Paso’s San Felipe Park as part of the Head Start Program. The children in the program run down sand dunes, swing, slide, and play on the merry-go-around. The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 3 – Rice University (1972)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman at Houston’s Rice University on his first day as a professor there in 1972, one of the first African-American professors at the newly desegregated school. Dr. Freeman would go on to teach in Rice’s Religious Studies department for 20 years. Many shots of Rice’s campus

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 26 – Trip to Los Angeles (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman’s visit to the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of Los Angeles to meet with community members and visit community development sites. Footage includes scenes of the Los Angeles County Model Neighborhood Program building, the Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park, and several Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)

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The Alan Frye Collection, no. 24 – Frye Family Movies

This film is a collection of home movies from around 1950. The film features different events, such as a trip to the beach, a gathering on a roof top in the city, and a stroll in the park. The footage at the end of the film demonstrates a reverse motion effect where the walking toddler

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 12 – Red River and Aerial Panorama

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River,

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