“The Dust Bowl” series production underway
Ken Burn’s production crew is traveling to Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas this summer to search a new public television series: The Dust Bowl. Like their earlier films on World War II, Jazz, Baseball and The Civil War, Florentine Films believes The Dust Bowl is an important event in American history.
The research is in the early stages, and the crew is gathering first-person stories from people who lived through those hard times. Those stories will be an important part of the series. The producers are interested in speaking with people who can share their experiences, photographs, diaries, or home movies from the 1930’s to help tell the story of the dust bowl years.
Anyone having photographs, letters, diaries and personal stories about the dust bowl are encouraged to contact the XIT Museum for more information. Nick Olson, Museum Curator, asks that anyone calling the XIT Museum after hours please leave a message. He also asks that people come by the XIT Museum between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22nd. Contact the XIT Museum at 244.5390 or visit in person at 105 E. 5th Street.
Anyone interested may also contact KACV, P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, Texas 79178, 806.371.5222 and include a brief description of any resources that may be available, or of a personal dust bowl experience.