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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 25 – Camp Evans, Vietnam, 1971

Filmed around Camp Evans, Vietnam, this footage captures local women filling sandbags, and soldiers in motion – in gun trucks, jeeps, helicopters, and on foot. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The films document

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 6 – Houston, Henderson, and FDR (1936)

This reel from the Orris D. Brown Collection contains footage from a number of events. The first part includes examples of early film credit techniques, footage of a then-modern, diesel electric streamlined train at Houston’s Railway Post Office, fireworks over Houston’s Buffalo Stadium, and scenes of Clara Mae Brown, Orris D. Brown’s mother, visiting family

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Construction of the Hilton Palacio del Rio (1967)

This home movie captures the construction of the Hilton Palacio del Rio along the San Antonio River Walk, paying particular attention to the technique of stacking large concrete units with a crane. The Hilton Palacio del Rio was built for the 1968 HemisFair and is a city landmark with a construction story as interesting as

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 7 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale, Cesar Chavez (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of United States Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale conducting a senate committee hearing in Edinburg, Texas, followed by scenes of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. On November 24, 1969, after touring migrant labor camps throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Senators Yarborough and Mondale held a

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 1 – Agriculture and Cemetery Visit

This home movie captures scenes of crop fields, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and cemetery in Rio Grande City, and workers processing baas.

The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 1 – Agriculture and Cemetery Visit

This home movie captures scenes of crop fields, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and cemetery in Rio Grande City, and workers processing baas.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 10 – Sam Napier Texaco

This home movie captures scenes of a service station in Corpus Christi, Sam Napier Texaco. Service attendants service cars and change tires as customers come and go, a gas tank trunk refills the fuel supply, and men working at a food stand happily drink Coca-Colas.

The Bentsen Film Collection no. 10 – Citrus Orchard and Fields

This home movie captures scenes of a citrus orchard in the Rio Grande Valley. Scenes of row crops and farm workers are also included.

The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 6 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale Visit the Valley (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of a birthday party, followed by Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale touring migrant labor camps in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in November of 1969. The two senators were acting as members of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, touring the Valley with members of the U.S.

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