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Truck in Field

Truck in Field

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a truck with a covered shelter on the back. The shelter houses the seismograph used by the team from Shell Oil in West Texas.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Group Around Hole

Group Around Hole

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men, members of the seismograph team from Shell Oil, working on a seismograph in a hole in the ground.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
[News Clip: Probe of NAACP in Dallas Coninues ; Magnolia ; Zonta ; Mrs. American Opens Building Project ; Yom Kippur ; Football Luncheon]

[News Clip: Probe of NAACP in Dallas Coninues ; Magnolia ; Zonta ; Mrs. American Opens Building Project ; Yom Kippur ; Football Luncheon]

Date: September 14, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany six news stories. The first story is about an ongoing investigation into the NAACP's regional office in Dallas to determine if the organization was complying with tax laws, as well as other laws governing corporate political activities. Second is a story about the groundbreaking for an oil-field research building in Duncanville. The third segment covers Babe Zaharias, a woman athlete, receiving the World's Outstanding Sports Woman award from Fort Worth Zonta club members. Fourth is a story about the Shearith Israel congregation in Dallas, and the upcoming Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. The last story is about an honor banquet in Dallas for the Chicago Bears and New York Giants football teams.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Magnolia]

[News Script: Magnolia]

Date: September 14, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the groundbreaking for an oil-field research building in Duncanville.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: SMU seismograph first in Texas]

[News Script: SMU seismograph first in Texas]

Date: December 10, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the first seismograph station in Texas being set up at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Seismograph]

[News Script: Seismograph]

Date: January 7, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the installation of a seismograph in a science building at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, to record seismic activity and earthquakes in the region.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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