Davison (Frank and Diane) Home Movie Collection

Image from Davison home movie
Image from the Davison home movies, Frank and Diane Davison Home Movie collection, MS 175, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Frank and Diane Davison Home Movie Collection consists of 23 color and b&w, 8mm home movies documenting the family life of the Davison family during the 1960s.

The home movies include 63 minutes of footage of the family camping, skiing, at the beach, dancing “The Twist”, and celebrating Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and birthdays of friends and family members. The majority of the footage appears to take place in Alaska and Pacific Northwest with footage of family trips to Atlantic City, New Jersey, Oakland, California, and Panama.

Dates: circa 1950s-1967
Collection number: MS 175
Creator: Davison, Frank, Jr.
Creator: Davison, Diane.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the Frank and Diane Davison Home Movie Collection

Available at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)

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