The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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R.H. Burton Geophysics Films (1953-54)

This film contains footage of Headlee Field in West Texas shot by Raiford Harold (R.H.) Burton from 1953-1954. The footage captures scenes of drilling equipment, operating rigs, and oil teams working for Burton Geophysical Company at the oil field. The Headlee oil discovery is in Ector County, Texas, about 5 miles outside of Odessa, Texas […]

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