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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 1 – Family Footage, Claire

The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This film features baby Claire at 20 months old as she plays in the front yard with her

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 3 – Bruce Comes Home

The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This home movie captures Bruce being welcomed home from military service by his brother, sister, and neighbor. Also

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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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The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 4 – Borger Parade, Christmas, Rice vs. TCU Football (1950)

This home movie captures scenes of a parade in the Mitchell family

Melton Barker Family Film

This home movie captures scenes of itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker and his family as they travel through California, visit family, enjoy the outdoors, and attend celebrations, including a wedding.

Leon Blevins Family Collection, no. 1 – Dobkins Family Movies

This home movie compilation from the Leon Blevins Collection documents many facets of the Dobkins family’s life. Captured are the children at home, parades, and several family trips, mainly through the American West, and especially to Colorado where they had a vacation home. Of special note is the clip of a square dance; Virginia Dobkins

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 – Galveston (c. 1939)

This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942

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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 Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 1 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. While much of the reel is of the family and children, footage also includes construction of a home and building the docks and boat shelters in the harbor near Fort Point. These films are part of the collection courtesy

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The Coltman Collection, no. 5 – Corpus Christi and Austin, 1968

This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.