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Collection C0001 - Campbell Aird Petroleum Industry Film collection

Identity area

Reference code

ACU GBA C0001

Title

Campbell Aird Petroleum Industry Film collection

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1940s-1987] (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 film reel. -- 1 audio cassette. -- 0.5 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Repository

Archival history

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).

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

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Script of material

Language and script notes

The material is in English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Interview outline available.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

The film is also available on video cassette.

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