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Oil digging in Purcell, Oklahoma

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 114

Scope and Contents

Robert Northshield, producer of the Adventure series, joins engineers of the Carter Oil Company (a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey) in staking out a claim-site and starting drilling in Purcell, Oklahoma. The first show in a series on geology and oil, regular host Charles Collingwood is assisted by Norman Dennis Newell, from the AMNH Department of Geology. Film sequences illustrate oil rigs, drilling and dynamiting techniques, the use of derricks, and include an animated film on oil. Americans' search for oil and their experiences in the field with native people is examined in addition to explanations of how oil was originally discovered and how it is found using sophisticated equipment.

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired November 20, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139639

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Clair Huffaker, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Bernard Birnbaum and Jerome Bender, film editors; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.

Title
Oil digging in Purcell, Oklahoma, 1955
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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