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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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 3 – Family Travels (1930)

This home movie captures scenes of Texas’ Burton family in 1930, traveling and spending time with family. Scenes of an early airplane taking off, the family at Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming, the family at the beach, and the Amereda Geophysical Crew in the field are included.

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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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