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 John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 23 – School Kids

This home movie from the Morkovsky collection comes from a reel labeled “School Kids,” and documents children at an unidentified location, likely in the San Antonio area where Father Morkovsky served in the 1940s and 50s. Do you recognize anyone in this film or know where it is? Please contact us and let us know.

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 45 – Minister’s Anniversary (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas F. Freeman and his family being honored on the 22nd anniversary of Freeman’s years as minister at Mt. Horem Baptist Church. The Freemans and the congregation enjoy a special service and lunch where speakers honor the Freemans and present gifts to the family.

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