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The Stanley Collection - College Years

O’Brien Stanley

No Sound on Film | 1970s

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  •  Austin Building at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches 
  •  A young O’Brien Stanley rides in the passenger seat, driving around campus 
  •  Friends gather in what appears to be a dorm room 
  •  Young men and women wearing various costumes dance, sing, and laugh together 
  •  Stephen F. Austin State University campus 
  •  Stanley and a friend ride bicycles around a neighborhood 
  •  A beautiful sunset view 
  •  The Austin Building, SFA State University 
  •  A ski slope in Colorado, most likely at Winter Park Resort 
  •  Stanley and his friend go to a baseball game 
  •  A train from the Texas State Railroad 
  •  Intersection of Pecan and Blount Streets 
  •  Stanley rides around the neighborhood and campus on his bike 
  •  Downtown 
  •  The sunset view 
  •  A family picnic at a scenic overlook 
  •  A young woman drives a car with Stanley and a dog in the passenger seat 
  •  Nighttime by a hammock 
  •  Griffith Fine Arts Building, SFA State University 
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This home movie captures O’Brien Stanley throughout his college years at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Stanley tours the campus by bike and by car, stopping for picnics and photo-ops along the way. He and his friends also attend a costume party in a dorm room. Also included is footage of a wintry vacation in Colorado and a baseball game. Stanley later became a professor at Lamar University, focusing in film and video production, popular culture, and science fiction.