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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.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 5 – Family and Pets at the Lakehouse (1978)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family in 1978 as they relax in the backyard of a house backing up to a lake. The family plays with their dog and happily enjoys cocktails with friends.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 15 – Wheat Farming and Family Reunion (1959)

This home movie captures scenes of combines in wheat fields, agricultural burning of the wheat fields after harvest, an Easterwood family reunion, and a field of Airstream trailers. Likely double exposed on accident, the film nonetheless has a beautiful aesthetic quality due to the resulting etheral layers of picturesque images of farming and family.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 9 – Flores-Medrano Family Reunion

This home movie captures scenes of a Flores-Medrano family reunion in Austin in the 1990s. The families get together for games, food, and celebration. Multiple generations of the family pose for photographs in their reunion T-shirts, and a band, likely playing Tejano music, performs for the group.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 7 – The Chambliss Reunion (1984)

This home movie captures scenes of a Chambliss family reunion 1984. Generations of the family gather to visit, look at photographs, meet new family members, and take pictures together.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 10 – 25th Anniversary Party

This home movie captures scenes from an African-American family celebrating at a 25th Anniversary party for a senior couple in the family. Multiple generations of the family gather in formal attire to visit, have cake, and congratulate the couple on their years of marriage.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 11 – Picnicking and Beach Camping

This home movie captures idyllic scenes of a Texan family in the 1950s. They swim and picnic together, camp out on the beach, play horseshoes, and dance in the sand, all in beautiful locations.