Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0001 - Campbell Aird Petroleum Industry Film collection
ACU GBA C0001
Campbell Aird Petroleum Industry Film collection
- [ca. 1940s-1987] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 film reel. -- 1 audio cassette. -- 0.5 cm of textual records
Name of creator
J. Campbell Aird worked for Imperial Oil during the 1940s and 1950s. While in the field he filmed well-site activities and events for home movies.
After Aird's death the film was given to Allan Carr who subsequently gave it to Willis Gibson. Gibson and his friend, Labby LaBerge, gave it to the Energy Resources Conservation Board which donated it to the Glenbow in 1987.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Energy Resources Conservation Board, 1987-1992.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of film footage of petroleum industry related views (ca. 1940s-1955) including Atlantic #3 blowout and fire at Leduc field, Alberta in 1948; recorded interview with Aird's colleagues, Willis Gibson and Labby LaBerge, about the film (1987); and photocopy of letter to LaBerge and a colleague, Allan Carr, about the film (1987).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Interview outline available.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
The film is also available on video cassette.
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.