Ken Burns Seeking Dustbowl Stories
Ken Burns recently asked OETA to help find people who experienced the Dustbowl or have stories to tell regarding that time. Below is his special message to all Oklahomans:
I'm asking Oklahomans to help me with a new public television series I'm now working on: The Dust Bowl.
Like our earlier films on World War II, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, we think the Dust Bowl is an important event in all of American history.
We're in the early stages of our research, but we know that Oklahoma will be a major part of the Dust Bowl story we want to tell.
We're looking for first-person stories of Oklahomans who lived through those hard, hard times, especially out in the Panhandle, where the Dust Bowl was the worst.
We hope to find people who can share their experiences with us - or their photographs, diaries, or home movies from the 1930s, to help us tell this important story.
If you or someone you know can help in this research project, please contact OETA at 1-800-846-7665 Or Send a Note to:
OETA Dustbowl StoriesP.O. Box 14190
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
All we need at this stage is a short, written note explaining how you could serve as a resource. Or, please call OETA with a brief description of your Dust Bowl experience. We'll take it from there.
Thank you for helping in this important project.