Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 9 – Carter’s Birthday (1970)

This home movie from the Freeman family documents many family celebrations, including son Carter’s birthday party with his friends in 1970. The family gathers with family and friends to enjoy meals, music, and backyard recreation. Near the end of the video, Thomas Jr. and Carter are seen by the record player listening to “Diana Ross […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies […]

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 1 – Hiking Enchanted Rock

This home movie captures scenes of a large group in the 1990s hiking Enchanted Rock. Enchanted Rock is a distinct pink granite rock formation that is part of the Llano Uplift, a granite geologic dome in Central Texas, that is included in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Gillespie and Llano counties.

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 12 – Family Footage

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 stars 7-year-old Berin playing around his house, having an acorn fight, and dressing up as a […]

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