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Ray Jelinek Collection, no. 16 - Family Footage

Jan Valentine

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  •  Baby Sean learning to crawl 
  •  Baby Sean crawling on his mother with a cat nearby 
  •  Baby Sean's first bite of spinach  
 
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Home movies occupy an enormous part of our Texas film heritage. Since the 1920s, popular formats like 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and video have captured our private events and public moments and helped us channel our creative impulses as amateur filmmakers. But they do more than just document our lives: our home movies continually reveal what we consider to be valuable, significant and worth sharing with others. This brief movie features infant Sean being fed and learning to crawl, with his mother and a cat nearby.

The films of the Ray Jelinek Collection were rescued from a flooded trailer on Galveston after Hurricane Ike. They were donated by Jan Valentine and are permanently housed in the archives at the Alfred R. Neumann Library, University of Houston - Clear Lake.