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The Herrera Family Collection, no. 8 – I Love Luz (1986)

In this home movie from 1986, Luz and Jesus Herrera edit together a montage of their family videos by creating a mock television show, “I Love Luz.”

The Herrera Family Collection, no. 3 – Ballet Folklorico of El Paso Christmas Recital (1988)

This home movie captures scenes of children of all ages dancing in the Ballet Folklorico of El Paso’s 1988 Christmas Recital. In traditional Mexican costume, the children perform a variety of Mexican folk dances.

The Herrera Family Collection, no. 1 –

In this television commercial, Laura Herrera is featured as a Mexican folk dancer for El Paso’s Dick Poe car dealerships.

The Coltman Collection, no. 15 – Boy Scouts of America Parade (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of a Boy Scouts of America parade along Lavaca Street and Congress Avenue in Austin. Footage features historic Austin buildings such as the Sheraton Crest Inn and Austin National Bank, as well as scenes of Congressman J.J. Pickle, Senator Ralph Yarborough, Governor Preston Smith, UT football players Hub Bechtol and

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s

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The Cristela Gonzalez Bond Collection, no. 4 – Lucy’s Wedding and Apollo XI Parade (1969)

This home movie from Houston captures scenes of a Gonzalez family wedding and the welcome home parade for the astronauts of Apollo XI following the moon landing of July 20, 1969. Scenes of an exuberant Lucy Gonzalez exiting the church open the film before the ticker tape parade down Main Street in Houston. The parade

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 2 – WSES Swap Fiesta (1964)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of the U.S. Naval Reserve Organized Surface Division’s operations and a 1964 conference in El Paso called the Swap Fiesta hosted by ham radio club WSES.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 3 – Spirit of ’76 Talent Show

This home movie from captures scenes of the 1976 Timpson Schools PTA pageant and talent show, themed

1937 Sun Carnival Parade and Sun Bowl

This home movie captures scenes of the second annual Sun Carnival parade and Sun Bowl in El Paso on January 1, 1937. Floats, marching bands, and military corps parade through downtown El Paso, many carrying pageant queens, including the Sun Queen. Following are scenes of the Sun Bowl, in this early year still played at

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The Porter Click Family, no. 1 – Battle of Flowers Parade (1941)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle of Flowers Parade in downtown San Antonio on April 25, 1941. Representatives of many community organizations and schools ride on elaborately decorated floats, and military corps and high school marching bands from all over Texas march in uniform. The Battle of Flowers parade began in 1891 and

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