Odessa – July 16, 1964

This footage, from the Alexander Architectural Archives’ Donald Nelson Architectural Records, documents the downtown area of Odessa, specifically buildings and businesses located on North Grant Avenue. Close-ups of the Prosperity Bank building and the Ector County Courthouse’s façade can be seen. The courthouse seen in the video was erected in 1938 and entirely remodeled to […]

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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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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 6

Made up of a series of quick clips, this film features shots of the 1970 Texas high school football State Championship game between the Austin Reagan Raiders and the Odessa Permian Panthers. The Raiders won the game, becoming the 4A division state champions, continuing on to be named that year’s national champions. Of special note, […]

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