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Guide to the Harrison Family Home Movie Collection
MS 177  
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The Harrison Family Home Movie Collection includes five 8mm color home movies recorded by the Harrison family of Richmond, California documenting the family’s barbeque business, Harrison’s Bar-B-Que, and daily life for African Americans in Richmond, California during the 1960s. The home movies total 107 minutes and include footage of a road trip the family made through Denver, Colorado on their way to visit family in rural Texas near Ballinger, Texas and Amarillo, Texas. Footage also includes farm workers picking and processing grapes mostly likely in the Napa Valley and scenes from the California State Fair.
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Permission to publish from the Harrison Family Home Movie Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Access to original film reels restricted. Digital files open to the public.