Texas Archive of the Moving Image is loading...

Charles Edward Swafford Collection - Downtown Parade and Graduation (1978)

Tonda Chapa

Silent | 1978

  • Normal
  • Large video
  • Large content
  • Full video
"rtmpconf":{ type:"flv", file:"mp4:2018_03250_480x360.mp4", baseUrl:wgScriptPath + "/extensions/player/", streamServer:'texas-flash.streamguys1.com:443/vod', width:"480", height:"360", config:{ showBrowserControls:false }, poster:"/library/index.php?action=ajax%26rs=importImage%26rsargs[]=2018 03250 tn.jpg%26rsargs[]=480", controls:{ _timerStyle:"sides" } }
Loading Google Maps...
  •  The “Big Red” band marches through downtown Wichita Falls 
  •  Parade-goers in Medieval garb walk the streets 
  •  The graduate 
  •  DL Ligon Coliseum on the Midwestern State University campus 
Mark Video Segment:
See someone or something you recognize? TAMI Tagging
Click begin and end to mark the segment you wish
to tag. Then enter your comment and click on Tag!
To: tamitags@texasarchive.org
Share this video

Send E-mail


[Hide]Right click this link, select 'open in new tab', and add to bookmarks:
In partnership with:
  • About the video
  • Texas Locations
  • Keywords
Charles and Ana Swafford settled in Wichita Falls, Texas, in the 1960s. Their home movie collection captures family life in Wichita Falls, visits to Charles’ birthplace in Bonita, Texas, and trips to Colorado and Houston. This 1978 home movie first captures the Wichita Falls High School Big Red Band marching through the city’s downtown. Later, the Swaffords attend a graduation ceremony at Midwestern State University.