The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 6 – Daily Life

This home movie captures the Withers family as they carry on with their daily routines of work and play. Much of the footage shows the Withers family’s ranch, and their cattle roaming about with their calves. Also featured are the Withers children as they go skeet shooting, swim, drive in go karts, play little league […]

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The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 3 – Home and at the Ranch

This home movie captures the Withers family in two aspects of their lives: outside of their home and at their cattle ranch. Footage includes the house’s exterior and the Withers with a dog, as well as wide views of the ranch property with the cattle roaming about the property and in pens.

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The David Popp Collection, no. 1 – Friends and Family

This home movie from the David Popp collection captures family members taking part in a variety of activities. The camera pans around their neighborhood, taking in scenes of construction and of children playing, and later documents a large gathering at a park that includes a volleyball match.

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The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 1 – Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Ranch

This footage from the George Withers collection provides a glimpse into the daily routine of a small cattle ranch. Cattle loiter about the property, in their pen and around the house and family vehicles, while ranch hands attempt to wrangle some rambunctious calves.

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 19 – The Young Life of Jeffery Sullivan

This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly […]

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 6 – 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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Smile, Laugh, Cry (2013)

This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in […]

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