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[The Hennen Family Films, No. 3 - Vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1952]

Description: This home movie documents the Hennen family's vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada. The footage begins with a woman posing for the camera and a shot of the Hangman's Tree in Placerville, California (00:00-00:16) and includes a cattle drive (00:16-00:52), neon signs on the Las Vegas strip (00:52-01:08), a Santa Fe Railroad train accident (01:24-01:53), family socializing in a front yard (01:53-02:55), and boys petting a horse and riding a tractor (02:55-03:47).
Date: August 1952
Creator: Hennen, Lowell & Hennen, Belva
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Partner: UNT Media Library

[Nomai Family Video No. 4 - The 2015 State Fair of Texas]

Description: This home movie documents Afsheen Nomai and Laura Treat's trip to the 2015 State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. The movie begins with Nomai and Treat entering the fairgrounds behind the midway and continues with a visit to exhibit halls and livestock competitions. Footage includes chickens at the poultry show, the 2015 (ETBA) East Texas Beekeepers Association Honey Queen, The Original World Famous Redwood Log House, dancers performing in front of the Hall of State, Big Tex, a butter sculpture, a live musical performance by the Light Crust Doughboys on the Dr. Pepper stage, a horseback riding or equestrian performance, a music history exhibit, dancers clogging in front of the Hall of State, and the interior of The Cotton Bowl. The movie concludes with a walk through the Midway and the fairgrounds and shots of the Dallas skyline from the Texas Star Ferris Wheel.
Date: October 17, 2015
Creator: Nomai, Afsheen & Treat, Laura
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Partner: UNT Media Library

[Nomai Family Video No. 1 - The 2014 State Fair of Texas]

Description: This home movie documents Afsheen Nomai and Laura Treat's trip to the 2014 State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas. The footage begins with a close up of Big Tex and includes footage of Laura buying a Fletcher's Corny Dog, a performance by Rockin' Rick, sales demonstrations of knives and vacuums in an exhibit hall, the World on a String puppet show, Hendrick's Racing Pigs, and Big Tex speaking. Treat and Nomai watch a parade including floats featuring Ronald McDonald, the Fletcher's Corny Dog mascot, and a 1931 Greyhound bus. The movie concludes with a walk through the Midway and views of the fairgrounds shot from the Texas Star Ferris Wheel.
Date: October 4, 2014
Creator: Nomai, Afsheen & Treat, Laura
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Nomai Family Video No. 3 - Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas]

Description: This home movie documents Afsheen Nomai and Laura Treat's trip to Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas. The movie begins with Treat walking through an exhibit at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. They then drive through Fort Worth, stopping at Sundance Square and the AMC Palace Theater. Leaving Fort Worth, they pass the vacant Texas & Pacific Warehouse. They then watch a Texas Rangers baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Date: August 1, 2015
Creator: Nomai, Afsheen & Treat, Laura
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Nomai Family Video No. 2 - Fourth of July in Denton, Texas]

Description: This home movie documents Afsheen Nomai and Laura Treat celebrating the Fourth of July in Denton, Texas. The movie begins with the Yankee Doodle Parade around the Courthouse Square. Local businesses seen as the crowd gathers include the Abbey Inn, More Fun Comics and Games, Atomic Candy, Chestnut Tree, Recycled Books and Records (Opera House), Andy's Bar, the Downtown Mini Mall, Well's Fargo bank, and McNeill's Appliances. Parade participants include Texas Isshinryu Karate Kai, Denton Institute of Phrenology Half-Fast Marching Band, Frack Free Denton, Denton Fire Department, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 920, Denton Future Farmers of America (FFA), Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Girl Scouts, Cartwright's Ranch House, North Texas Youth Football Association (NTYFA), DC Raiders, and the Cross Timbers Community Church. Following the parade, Treat and Nomai attend a community and family event at the Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center and watch a live musical performance on the courthouse lawn. The movie ends with fireworks at Apogee Stadium.
Date: July 4, 2015
Creator: Nomai, Afsheen & Treat, Laura
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Partner: UNT Media Library

Light a Flame of Thanksgiving

Description: Through the use of drawings, still images, and moving images, this film discusses the evolution of the Thanksgiving holiday as a tradition of acts of gratitude for life. The film traces the tradition of acts of gratitude back to Native Americans and takes a religious perspective. The film closes with footage of people visiting Thanksgiving Square in Dallas.
Date: unknown
Creator: National Thanksgiving Commission
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Partner: UNT Media Library

[The Hennen Family Films, No. 5 - At Home with the Hennen Family]

Description: This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Hennen family. Footage includes family members socializing outside of a home including a young man in a sailor uniform, a young woman posing in a fur coat, a horse and pet dog, driving down a rural road, and children dressed as cowboys aiming their toy guns at the camera. One of these boys is wearing a Davy Crockett cap.
Date: 195u
Creator: Hennen, Lowell & Hennen, Belva
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Peter Pauls Stewart Family Films, No. 4 - Birthdays and Holidays]

Description: This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Peter Pauls Stewart family including holidays and birthdays. The film begins with Elizabeth Stewart's sixth birthday party (00:00-01:41) and includes footage of the family swimming and playing outdoors (01:41-03:34), a birthday party with carnival and pony rides (03:34-05:11), a wedding reception (07:13-08:18), and a Christmas celebration (08:18-13:58). The Christmas footage begins with each of the Stewart children--David, Margaret Catherine, Alan, Peter Bruce, and Elizabeth--hanging their stockings one by one on the mantle (08:18-09:13). On Christmas Day, the stockings are filled and the children enter the room to open presents (09:13-13:58).
Date: 1957?
Creator: Stewart, Peter Pauls
Partner: UNT Media Library