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A Guide to the David McMeans Film Collection, [ca. 1956-1959]
A cinematographer at the McCann-Erikson advertising agency during the 1950s, David McMeans worked on a project for the Paymaster Feed Company, which sponsored television commercials about local farms in Abilene, Texas. Hosted by local TV personality Harry Holt, these black and white commercials aired on KRBC-TV in Abilene.
Comprised of scripts and approximately 2 feet of 16 mm black and white silent motion picture film created for the Paymaster Feed Company, the David McMeans Film Collection, [ca. 1956-1959], visually documents individual farms near Abilene, Texas, in the late 1950s.Also included in the collection, is approximately 6 inches of 16mm black and white film of a rodeo in Baird, Texas and other aspects of American lifestyle during the 1950s.
Use of film material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.
David McMeans Film Collection, [ca. 1956-1959], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Subsequent revisions made by Maria Soscia, June 2012