Category: Digital Collections

Found Ephemera: 1937-1938 Longview Texas High School Newspaper “The Lobo”

I got a call a couple of days ago from a man who helped to save a 1937 Longview Lobo Texas State Championship 8mm home movie saved. He had the film digitized and was going to sell copies to support the booster club.

I dug into my collection and found this 1937-1938 High School Newspaper. It has a students reporters point of view from the state championship. Sorry it was spiral bound and a couple words on the edges have been cut off.

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Found Film: 1940s Train Trip to New York City 8mm Home Movie

This is a home movie of a train trip with the Red Cross from rural Pennsylvania to New York City. I love the street scenes of the city, the neon, and signs make the video come alive. This was during the war and seeing the duffel bags stacked up on the train platform make you think about this scene going on every day in cities across the country. Great time machine!

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Found Photos: 1948 SMU vs Baylor Cotton Bowl Dallas Texas

SMU beat Baylor 13-6 in front of 56,000 on November 20, 1948. The 1948 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University during the 1948 college football season. They were ranked in the top ten most of the season, and ended the year winning the Cotton Bowl. Doak Walker the star halfback was a junior and won the Heisman Trophy. Doak established several other Southwest Conference records that still stand.

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