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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 8 – Berlin Vacation (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of Jon Montgomery when he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64. Among footage of landmarks and landscapes in Frankfurt, the base, and military check points are two notable scenes: one of U.S. Senators William Fulbright and John Sparkman arriving at the air base as representatives

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Cocuzzi Family Film Collection – Christmas Morning and Playing on Base

This home movie captures scenes of Christmas morning in 1959 on the Goodfellow Airforce Base, where the Cocuzzi family was stationed. Scenes include the children opening and trying out their gifts, including toys, a gun, and a train set. It also includes footage of the kids riding their tricycles, bicycles, and roller skates and flying

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The Ewen Collection, no. 3 – Backyard Birthday, Winter Snow (1959-60)

This home movie captures scenes of Billy, Mike, and Jimmy Ewen from 1959-60 celebrating a birthday in their Midland backyard, where they play Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Scenes of the boys riding bikes in the neighborhood and playing in the snow in the front yard are also included.

Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Halloween Square Dance

This home movie captures scenes of a Halloween Square dance in 1959, including shots of festively dressed guests dancing and relaxing. The film also includes footage of a child riding a donkey, the aftermath of a snow storm, an Easter Egg hunt, and a birthday party, which also included square dancing.

Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Living With Animals

This home movie captures footage of family life on a ranch in 1950s Texas. The film focuses on the family’s interactions with their animals, including riding horses and ponies, playing with dogs and a donkey, and attempting to ride the family goats. There is also footage of the horses and cows on the ranch walking

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The Parra Reyes Family Films, no. 1 – A Year in the Family’s Life (1975)

This compilation of home movies from the Parra Reyes family captures a year in the life of the family’s children. Caught on film are the children looking out of the window at a snowy winter’s day, a few birthday parties, and Christmastime, including a visit to a Christmas village in downtown El Paso. The movie

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 4 – Life on the Ranch

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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