Oil digging in Purcell, Oklahoma
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.
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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.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired November 20, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
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.
- Oil digging in Purcell, Oklahoma, 1955
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