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 H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes […]

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 1 – Wedding Ceremony and Pram Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures multiple Ketchum family gatherings in Tulsa and Galveston, from a wedding ceremony to a neighborhood parade of children in prams and floats to a trip to the beach. A portion of the footage takes place at the Ketchum’s Galveston residence, the historic Menard House. Michel B. Menard was […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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The Edmund D. and Haw Jung Collection – Trip to Dallas and New Orleans (1961)

This home movie from March of 1961 captures scenes of the Jung family’s trip to Dallas and New Orleans. Footage includes shots of the iconic Statler Hilton Hotel, later renamed the Dallas Grand Hotel, and the flagship Neiman Marcus store. In New Orleans, the family visits St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and Canal Street and […]

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The Cristela Gonzalez Bond Collection, no. 6 – Slumber Party and Dance Party! (1965)

This home movie from 1965 captures scenes of the Gonzalez family at home celebrating birthdays. Cristela Gonzalez hosts a slumber party, and keeping with strict slumber party tradition, she and her friends break out into a pillow fight. Her older sister then celebrates her birthday at a party where she and her friends dance enthusiastically, […]

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