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The Texas Archive of the Moving Image has recently released The Henry Kuempel Collection. The Texas Archive of the Moving Image received the films as a donation from the Austin History Center. The collection consists of the home movies shot by Kuempel, Texas resident, from the 1940s and 1950s. The films show a glimpse of the final days of Austin street cars, the early days of Round Up celebrations at the University...
TAMI is proud to present its newest web exhibit, LA FRONTERA FLUIDA (THE FLUID BORDER). The Texas borderlands are an exceedingly varied and evolving space, one of perpetual conflict and social tension, bi-national negotiation and cooperation, and rich cultural diversity and heritage. At a time when issues like immigration and border security are of increasing political prominence, we must take a closer look at the...
Narrated by Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez, this 1994 educational video produced by Maverick Video Productions gives a brief overview of Mexican American music, from its historical and cultural influences to its varied musical and dance styles. While Mexican American music abounds in various states across the nation, Selena focuses on Texas and California, highlighting the origins and development of...
Emil Henry Marks, also known as E. H. Marks, was born in Addicks, Texas on October 26, 1881. He began working as a cowboy at age ten, registering the LH7 brand in Harris County in 1898. The ranch opened near Addicks in 1907, and moved to Barker in 1917. Marks was one of the first cattlemen on the Gulf Coast to cross breed Brahman bulls with common longhorn cattle. The LH7 also protected the foundation stock of Texas...
The Miss Wool of America Pageant took place annually from 1952-1972 in San Angelo to celebrate its strong sheep and wool industry -- San Angelo’s Producers' Livestock Auction is the nation’s largest for sheep and lambs, and the city was once known as the Inland Wool Capital of the World. Sponsored by the National Wool Growers Association, the American Sheep Producers Council, and the Wool Bureau, Inc., the highlight...
Produced by Jim Ruddy and presented by the Shell Companies Foundation and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, The Texas Experience presents the history of Texas through a series of one-minute clips. Each clip features a celebrity narrator briefly exploring a specific aspect of Texas history or culture, with topics ranging from early women settlers to Buddy Holly's short but influential career. In this episode,...
This 93-video home movie collection spanning from 1968-76 comes from the family of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman and documents his career as a professor and debate coach at prestigious Houston universities, his home life, and his service as a minister at Houston’s Mt. Horem Baptist Church.
Seven restored films from the Orris Brown Collection at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, featuring rare footage of the 1935 Houston flood, President F.D. Roosevelt's visit to the San Jacinto monument, Sam Houston's former slave and later servant Jeff Hamilton, and 1930s advertisements for Houston-based businesses.
Texas Entertainment News was created by media producer Fred Miller in 1996. Hosted by Tom McConnell and Leisa Hart (of Total Fitness "Buns of Steel" fame), its goal was to provide a weekly look into entertainment production and events throughout Texas. Airing on Sunday nights at 10:30pm, it was anchored at WFFA in Dallas and carried by 15 affiliates statewide. In addition to the television broadcast, TEN had an...
Showcasing films from 1900 to 2002, the Texas Film Sampler offers a curated overview designed to illustrate the eclectic nature of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) collection.These materials underscore TAMI’s goal in championing the value of regional voices in constructing Texas history. Additionally, this selection illustrates the serious need for greater attention to the care and management...
This collection features footage of Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives from the 1940s to 1960s.
In conjunction with the Rio Grande Institute, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image presents the first step towards an online list of feature films depicting the US-Mexico frontier. This project lays the groundwork for further work on identifying, preserving and creating greater access to moving images dealing with the unique borderland along the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo river boundary. The filmography supplements and...
This curated collection features films created by itinerant filmmakers. Throughout the twentieth century, so-called itinerant filmmakers traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, visited smaller cities, and made a business out of the creation of local stars. These town booster or home talent films featured community landmarks, businesses and, most importantly, local...
This Vietnam War film sampler was inspired by the collection of Austinite Marcellus Hartman, who captured hundreds of films of soldiers and Vietnamese civilians around the Camp Evans military base, while he served as a military records clerk. Hartman’s amateur films provides a moving image history of the first “television war” different of that found in Hollywood features and documentaries. This curated...
This lesson features a curated film collection of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Texas. The collection showcases films taken at both of the President's homes, before and during the Johnson presidency, to explore the construction of political identity through the spaces in which it was lived.
As a collection, films from Austin television stations provide insight into local television history while providing a unique case study of how television was made from 1952 to 1969. Piecing together a history of Austin television are films from the collections of Carolyn Jackson, Neal Spelce, Wally Pryor, and Gordon Wilkison. Although still far from complete, this collection provides a unique look into...
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