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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Public Relations films. -- 1939-1970s
Series 2 Imperial Oil operations - Norman Wells. -- 1934-1943
Series 3 Imperial Oil operations - Canada. -- 1952-1960
Series 4 Imperial Oil operations - "On Camera". -- 1957-1983
Series 5 Research and environment. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]
Series 6 Exploration and production. -- 1948-1988
Series 7 Refineries and refining. -- 1940s-1959
Series 8 Transportation. -- 1947-1988
Series 9 Miscellaneous historical. -- 1939-1978
Series 10 Internal relations. -- 1950-1981
Series 11 External relations. -- [ca. 1940s-1963]
Series 12 Sponsorships. -- 1939-1985
Series 13 Marketing - General. -- 1949-1988
Series 14 Marketing - Dealer and agent training. -- [ca. 1950s-1984]
Series 15 Marketing - Products. -- [ca. 1940s-1970s]
Series 16 Marketing - Vehicle operation and maintenance.-- [ca. 1940s-1970s]
Series 17 Television Commercials - Imperial Oil/Esso. -- 1950s-1980s
Series 18 Television Commercials and Programs - Affiliates and competitors. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]
Series 19 Texaco. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]

Inventory

Series 1 Public Relations films. -- 1939-1970s. -- 90 films. - The series consists of films produced or sponsored by Imperial Oil or affiliated companies for educational and promotional purposes.
  And Then There Were Four. -- [ca. 1940s]. -- 25 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced for Socony-Vacuum Oil company. -- Actor James Stewart introduces the audience to five households in a suburban area. One member of each household leaves for the day's activities in an automobile and makes so-called "minor" traffic violations. Only four of the five drivers will return alive. The film encourages the average driver to give greater attention to his or her driving habits.
  Artery for Oil. -- 1951. -- 25minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Interprovincial Pipe Line Company by Gerry Moses, Crawley Films. -- Tells the story of the laying of 1,127 miles of pipeline to carry oil from Alberta fields to tankers at Superior, Wisconsin. Shows route taken and techniques of construction which, despite floods and excessive rains, laid the pipeline in record time.
  Battling Blue-Fins. -- 1947. -- 22 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Margaret Perry, Nova Scotia Department of Industry and Publicity. -- A promotional tourism film about fishing for blue-fin tuna in coastal waters off Nova Scotia. It shows how the village of Wedgeport provides new tourist facilities for sports fishermen, fishermen overhauling their fishing vessels and the interior of the local hotel.
  Brasilia. -- 1960. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Exxon Corporation. -- Film shows the building of Brazil's new capital city which contains some the the world's most ultramodern architecture and takes viewer to the city's inaugural ceremonies of April 21, 1960.
  Breaking the Sand Barrier. -- 1978. -- 29 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Syncrude Canada by JEM Film Productions. -- New edition of Time of the Tar Sands. A scenic explanation of the Syncrude oil tar sands project at Mildred Lake. Gives geological history, theory of separation and shows the operations of the plant and scenes from nearby Fort MacMurray.
  Calgary Refinery. -- [ca. 1963]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Imperial Oil Limited by Spence Crilly. -- Describes the the expansion of Imperial's Calgary Refinery which began in 1959 and was the largest construction project in Calgary's history. Shows refinery staff in the research lab, maintenance department, administration, control house, chemical lab and mechanical lab. Also shows a Calgary service station and the airport.
  Centennial Canada Part 1. -- 1967. -- [ca. 25 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Highlights projects for Canada's 100th birthday in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Includes a message from Newfoundland's Premier Joey Smallwood.
  Centennial Canada Part 2. -- 1967. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour, sound. -- Highlights projects for Canada's 100th birthday in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Includes a new national archives and library building in Ottawa and a message from Ontario's Premier John Robarts.
  Davis Strait. -- 1980. -- 22 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Imperial Oil Limited. -- A documentary about a company venture to explore and drill a promising prospect in the Davis Strait. The film highlights community relations as well as as the environmental issues and safety concerns that must be addressed in the development of offshore resources.
  Decision to Drill. -- 1962. -- 27 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Imperial Oil Limited by Gerry Moses, Crawley Films. -- Canadian actor J. Frank Willis narrates this explanation of the oil industry's search for profitable well sites employing the research of geologists, seismologists and the analysis of research laboratories. The wildcat well shown in the film was a failure at an expense of more than one million dollars and more than a year's work.
  Distillation. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 12 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by the British Information Service. -- The operating principle of the fractionating tower, as employed by the distillation of crude oil, is shown by means of simplified diagrams. Also shown is the molecular construction of crude petroleum and the effects of distillation on the atomic structure of each molecule.
  Economics. -- [ca. 1940s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A Philip Ragan production presented by Esso. -- Animated graphics illustrate man's development from a hunting and gathering society to an economy based on money.
  Edge of Evolution. -- 1974. -- 40 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by the University of New Brunswick and sponsored by Imperial Oil Limited. -- Film demonstrates that there is potential for life in every environment, and shows how life in all of its forms inevitably utilizes that potential to the fullest. Set mainly in Canada's Arctic, it describes the evolution of muskeg. Best educational film, Canadian Film and Television Awards, 1974; silver plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 1975.
  Energetically Yours. -- 1957. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Sponsored by Imperial Oil, this animated cartoon by Ronald Searle outlines man's need and use of energy since primitive times - from fire, through coal and oi, to the atom. Winner of the Golden Gate award, San Francisco International Film Festival, and of six other national and international awards.
  Energiquement Votre. -- French version of Energetically Yours.
  Environment. -- 1973. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Animated film dealing with the industrial and social origins of pollution that surveys the methods, costs and some of the international problems involved in safeguarding the environment.
  Farm Tractor Safety. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Imperial Oil Limited, and prepared by the committee on Agriculture of the American Petoleum Institute in the interest of promoting safety on the farm. -- The film begins with the Imperial Esso Products oval logo and focuses on farm tractor safety.
  Farm Tractor Safety - A Family Affair. -- 1960. -- 22 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film was produced in an effort to reduce the alarming death and accident toll on farms. The major part of the film deals with safe tractor operation and replaces the film "Farm Tractor Safety" described above.
  Flowing Solids. -- 1956. -- 16 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Research and Engineering Company. -- Through animation and demonstration, the film shows how fluid "cat cracking" helps to provide high-octane gasolines as well as some of the petrochemical raw materials from which hundeds of plastics and other products are made.
  The Flying Scot. -- [ca. 1963]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Humble Oil Company. -- Film about Grand Prix world racing champion Jim Clark from Duns, Scotland. His Team Locus car was sponsored by Esso.
  The Frontier Below. -- 1982. -- 19 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A geologist who grew up in the oil industry explains the process of tertiary recovery techniques to a journalist. A series of flashbacks portray earlier methods of recovering oil and help explain the improvements that have been made in the techniques through applied research.
  Futures in Oil. -- 1956. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Sponsored by the Canadian Petroleum Association; produced by Lew Parry. -- Film is about the search for oil, its extraction and storage. Includes close-ups of oil rigs and a paleontologist examining fossil formations in rock by microscope; examination of mud flow by mud engineer at oil rig site; examination of drill cuttings under microscope at oil rig site; rocking beam pump; sand fracturing or sending fine sand deep into the ground; and oil industry research laboratories.
  Gasoline for Everybody. -- 1947. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced for Ethyl Corporation by Associated Screen News and Audio Productions. -- Documentary using animation to explain the importance of gasoline to modern life, exploration, drilling and transportation. A more detailed sequence explains the four methods of manufacturing gasoline - natural run, thermal, catalytic cracking and polymerization.
  The Great Canadian Energy Saga. -- 1975. -- 27 minutes. -- 16mm colour;sound. -- An animated motion picture that demonstrates the importance of energy to Canadians past, present and future. It shows how the energy search has taken explorers into the farthest frontiers and describes the necessity for continuous development if energy needs are to be met. Winner of the bronze award, International Film and Television Festival, 1975; certificate of merit, Chicago International Film Festival, 1975; Silver Screen award, educational category, U.S. Industrial Film Festival, 1976.
  The Great Canadian Energy Saga (French)
  The Human Element. -- 1963. -- 30 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The effects of petroleum research reach around the world, making life easier and more comfortable for everyone.
  Issungnak: Oil Beneath the Beaufort Sea. -- 1983. -- 30 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The story of an artificial island constructed to form a drilling platform in the shallow waters of the Beaufort Sea and the subsequent discovery of oil and gas. The film covers all aspects of operating a rig in Arctic conditions and illustrates Esso's commitment to a harmonious working relationsip with Northerners and with the northern environment.
  It's Up to You. -- [ca. 1950]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by the Aetna Casualty and Safety Company. - Film about how the Aetna educational safety film program makes friends for the business if the films are kept in good repair and the program is administered efficiently.
  Journey Episode 1: Oil and the Peoples of the World. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil Company (New Jersery). -- Narrated by Cal Thomas, this film is a tour of oil refineries and how oil is used and worked with all over the world. It covers Columbia, Canada, India, United States, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Holland. The overall message of the film is how oil connects people globally. Film has been digitized by the Dolph Briscoe Center for Amerian History and can be viewed on their web site.
  Journey Episode 2: To Sidon and Return. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil Company (New Jersery). -- Narrated by Cal Thomas, this second film in the series details a trip on an oil tanker from Antwerp, Belgium to Sidon, Lebanon and follows all of the crew members doing their duties such as engineering, navigation, radio communications, and general sailor tasks. The crew moves the oil through an underwater pipeline from the land to the ship. Film has been digitized by the Dolph Briscoe Center for Amerian History and can be viewed on their web site.
  Journey Episode 3: Operation Mano - I. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil Company (New Jersery). -- Narrated by Cal Thomas, this third film in the series takes place in southwestern France. The residents of a small town observe as a group from Standard Oil New Jersey begin building derricks and drilling for oil without finding any oil. Film has been digitized by the Dolph Briscoe Center for Amerian History and can be viewed on their web site.
  Journey Episode 4: Kerosene for A Kata. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil Company (New Jersery). -- Narrated by Cal Thomas, this fourth film in the series follows the production of kerosene in Venezuela to its use in a small Swedish village. Film has been digitized by the Dolph Briscoe Center for Amerian History and can be viewed on their web site.
  Leaving Something Over. -- [ca. 1979]. -- 28 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited. -- Two couples face the task of of reducing their energy consumption. The film demonstrates how easy it is to use energy more efficiently.
  The Legend of the Raven. -- 1959. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film drama of the Inuit legend of how the raven lost its power to speak. Using authentic Inuit carvings as the only "actors" in the cast, the film pays tribute to Inuit art, music and folklore. Winner of several national and international awards.
  Life in the Balance. -- 1966. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Chemical Company Inc. -- Film is about man's battle against famine and outlines Esso's contribution to the knowledge and technology that will help bring the world's food supply and population into balance. (Note: this film was not rewound and is on the reel backwards.)
  Light from an Arctic Window. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- 28 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A Douglas Sinclair Film production. -- Story of an Inuit family in the Canadian Arctic. Includes footage of a Hudson's Bay Company trading post.
  The Long Road. -- 1940. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by the Ethyl Corporation. -- Subject is about how science has aided transportation. Film has been digitized by another source and is available on YouTube.
  The Loon's Necklace. -- 1948. -- 10 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Crawley Films for Imperial Oil Limited. -- Film tells the story of the First Nation's legend of how the loon acquired the white bands around its neck. It was considered one the most unusual films ever produced for technique, action and design. It was chosen by the Canadian Film Awards as film of the year for 1948, and was named one of the world's most outstanding non-commercial films of that year.
  Louisiana Story. -- 1948. -- 78 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Robert Flaherty. -- Set in the swampy bayou country of the Mississippi Valley, explorers for oil arrive among a primitive community. The oil men befriend a young boy who in turn become his heroes. The film won the British Academy Award for the best documentary film of 1948, and many other awards.
  Marvelube - The Marvel of Lubrication. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 16 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film was produced for dealers and the general public and tells the story of Marvelube from the refinery to consumer. A teen-age girl in search of material for an essay on motor oil seeks help from her older sister's fiance, an Imperial Oil representative.
  A Mile Below the Wheat. -- 1949. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- This film tells the dramatic story of the discovery of oil at Leduc, Alberta in 1947 and the developments which followed. These include the development of the Leduc field, new prosperity in the town of Leduc, and the building of a completely new town (Devon) to house oil field workers and their families. It also shows the building of the first pipe line to carry the new oil to market. Amid all of this oil activity, the farmer continues to tend his farm and harvest his crops, a mile above the oil pool. The film was selected for showing and special mention at the Internaitonal Festival of Documentary Films, Edinburgh, 1949.
  Miyah - A Story of Water. -- 1950. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) and directed by Richard Lyford. -- The production was filmed on the Arabian peninsula and was made to teach Arabians the necessity and means for conserving water. Footage shows the life of the Bedouins and their quest for water, the Sahara desert, camels and the capital city Ryadh.
  Model Masterpieces. -- [ca. 1948-1949]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced for Esso Petroleum Company Limited (British affiliate of Standard Oil Company New Jersey). -- The subject of the film is the model which was built for the Esso refinery at Fawley, England. The actual refinery was completed in 1951 and was one of the largest in Europe.
  Molecular Magic. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Esso Research and Engineering Company. -- Oil molecules are the most versatile in nature and are used in the petrochemical industry to create plastics and other synthetic materials which have rearranged our lives.
  Molecules for Burning - and a Million Other Things. -- 1967-1968. -- 28 minutes. -- 16mm colour;sound. -- Produced by Gerry Moses, Crawley Films for Imperial Oil Limited. -- Scientific curiosity and technical creativity lead to innovations that result in the transformation of crude oil into fuel and a host of other products we couldn't do without. Features a chemistry professor George F. Wright, instructor Everett McCrimmon and president of Imperial Oil W.O. Twaits.
  Most Lovely Country. -- 1958. -- 31 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Imperial Oil as a centennial tribute to British Columbia. -- The film showcases British Columbia's beautiful scenery and industries, and traces its history from ancient First Nations culture, through the days of the gold rush, down to the prosperous cities which are part of the new British Columbia.
  Motoring in the Maritimes. -- 1947. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited. -- A young couple wishes to tour the maritime provinces and the film shows how they go about having their itinerary planned for them. It then takes the viewer on their journey.
  Mural. -- 1957. -- 27 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The film documents three years of planning and painting that created one of Canada's largest murals, a two-panel work by R. York Wilson which depicts the development of the oil industry in Canada. The mural was commissioned for Imperial Oil's new head office at 111 St. Clair in Toronto, Ontario. Also available in French (Fresque).
  A New Word for Farming. -- [ca. 1956]. -- 25 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by the agricultural committee of the American Petroleum Institute. It was distributed in Canada by Imperial Oil Limited. -- The film stresses the importance of agriculture and, in particular, the importance of modern science to the agricultural industry.
  Newfoundland Scene. -- 1951. -- 34 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Crawley Films for Imperial Oil Limited. -- A study of Newfoundland's natural resources and primary industries - focusing on cod fishing, sealing and whaling. The film was chosen as film of the year by Canadian Film Awards in 1951 and was selected for showing the the Edinburgh Fesitival in 1952. Also available in French (Terre Neuve).
  Nigeria: a Culture in Transition. -- [ca. 1964]. -- 60 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for the Esso World Theatre Series. -- Showcases the art and culture of Nigeria with Wole Soyinka, Yemi Lijadu, Betty Okstie, Seguin Olusola and Ralph Opara. Guest stars Vinie Burrows and Earle Hyman.
  Objective: Energy. -- 1978. -- 27 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A description of how and when oil and gas were formed leads through an explanation of how petroleum is found and produced. The need for frontier exploration is explained and its complexities in the Arctic and Atlantic frontiers are described. Innovative solutions to the problems caused by a harsh environment are demonstrated at and isolated man-made drilling island in the Beaufort Sea. Winner of three awards for editing and sound recording. Also available in French (Objectif: Energie).
  Oil Across the Rockies. -- 1953. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Richard Finnie for Canadian Bechtel Limited. -- Documents the actual planning and building of Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Company's oil pipeline from the Leduc fields to Vancouver, British Columbia. The pipeline was constructed by Canadian Bechtel Limited and has been in operation since 1953.
  Oil for Canada. -- 1946. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Shelley Films for Imperial Oil Limited. -- Scenes in Canada, the United States, Colombia, Venezuela and on the seas, lakes and rivers in and between these countries appear on the screen as the camera traces the movement of oil. The closing scenes were filmed aboard a tanker battling an Atlantic storm, as she fights her way northward bringing oil for Canada.
  Oil is a Scientific Business. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced and directed by Spence Crilly, Master Film Studios, Calgary. -- Film is about job opportunities for science graduates with Imperial Oil Limited in exploration and production . Shows a geological field party exploring by horseback and helicopter; and various scientific personnel examining the rock and fossil samples collected in order to predict where to find oil.
  Once Upon a Barge. -- 1966. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The story of an Imperial Oil geological party as told by a summer student. The party explored 100,000 square miles of the Mackenzie River delta country in a single season, using for the first time a barge as a floating camp base. The territory explored exteded from Fort Nelson, British Columbia to Aklavik near the Arctic Ocean.
  The Open Road. -- [ca. 1940s-1950s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Sponsored by Imperial Oil Limited. -- George Kennedy discusses a new highway program for the construction of modern highways.
  Our Native Shore. -- [ca. 1955-1956]. -- 29 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Scenes shot at many points along the 5,000 miles of Britain's coastline evoke the spirit of well-loved places and ephasizes the crafts and callings associated with the coast. Edinburgh film Festival, 1956; Festival of Films in the Service of Industry, Harrogate, 1957.
  Panboo! -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The music and dance of Trinidad featuring the Esso Steel Band.
  Pembrokeshire, my county. -- 1960. -- 27 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Pembrokeshire's coastline with its abundance of wild life and the mild climate in every season is featured in this film. Esso had constructed a new refinery at Milford Have, however the refinery is not shown. Edinburgh Film Festival, 1960; Industrial Screen Award, 1961.
  The Pirogue Maker. -- 1955. -- 13 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The film records a dying art: the hand-hewing of small boats know as pirogues from cypress trees in the Louisiana bayou. Pirogue-making was once an important trade, as settlers relied on the boats for transportation through the swamps. The pirogue maker in this film is Hebdon Allemand of Bayou Pierre Part. Acadian folk songs, sung by Susan Reed, are presented in the film.
  Proud Land. -- [ca.1950s]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Sponsored by Imperial Oil Limited and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. -- A boy and his grandfather discuss the need to conserve Canada's agricultural resources.
  Refinery. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- 14 minutes. -- 16mm colur; sound. -- The operations of a modern Canadian oil refinery and the safeguards it uses to protect the environment. Animated sequences show how crude oil is separated into various components and how molecules are sometimes recombined to produce various petroleum products.
  Refinery at Work. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 24 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Petroleum Company Limited. -- This film clarifies certain complex operations of a refinery, demonstrating the wide range of petroleum products won from crude oil and explaining how production is adjusted to meet market demands. Sequences were shot at the Esso Refinery, Fawley, England.
  Riches of the Earth. -- 1954. -- 17 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by the National Film Board of Canada with the assistance of the Geological Survey of Canada. -- Through animation, the film illustrates how Canada's underground resources took shape through geological ages, and how these riches of the earth have become the raw materials of the works of man.
  Science Off the Shelf - Cosmetics. -- 1962. -- 14 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dr. Petroleum transforms Sue into a glamorous Cleopatra with cosmetics made from crude oil right in his laboratory. The actress who plays "Sue" is possibly Toby Tarnow.
  Science Off the Shelf - Detergents. -- 1962. -- 14 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dr. Petroleum and Sue learn how detergents are made and find out what these products can do in his laboratory. The actress who plays "Sue" is possibly Toby Tarnow.
  Science Off the Shelf - Paints. -- 1964. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dr. Petroleum explains to Sue the colorful history of paint from its early use for decoration to its present uses for decoration and protection. The actress who plays "Sue" is possibly Toby Tarnow.
  Science Off the Shelf - Pesticides. -- 1964. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dr. Petroleum explains to Sue how herbicides, properly used, help farmers grow more and higher quality food. The actress who plays "Sue" is possibly Toby Tarnow.
  Science Off the Shelf - Plastics. -- 1964. -- 15 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dr. Petroleum helps Sue to discover the chameleon-like qualities of plastics in a room where everything - walls, windows, furniture, accessories, decorations - is made of these remarkable substances. The actress who plays "Sue" is possibly Toby Tarnow.
  Science Off the Shelf - Rubber. -- 1962. -- 14 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Sue helps Dr. Petroleum make three kinds of synthetic rubber including a sponge-cake cushion. The actress who plays "Sue" is possibly Toby Tarnow.
  Sea Venture. -- 1971. -- 25 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). -- Shows oil men mining the riches of the ocean using off-shore drilling rigs off the coast of Malaysia.
  Search Unending. -- 1947. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil LImited. -- The film is about the history of oil operations in Canada. Includes footage of prospectors ranging into the hinterland by pack horse, canoe, and aircraft (a DeHavilland Dragon Fly) in search of oil. The prospectors' findings are evaluated in an Imperial Oil laboratory. Sequences are seen on test drilling, the interpretation of test data in an office, road building in the bush by means of a bulldozer, and full-scale drilling operations.
  The Seasons. -- 1954. -- 16 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- First film made by Christopher Chapman. -- A nature film set to Vilvaldi's "Four Seasons" depicts the changing seasons along the shore of Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Named film of the year, 1954 by Canadian Film Awards, and winner of the bronze trophy at the Salerno Film Festival, Italy, 1955.
  Smoothing the Way. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 40 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- John Bransby Production. -- Friction is a costly destroyer of machinery, but oil lubricants smooth the way preventing wear and tear.
  Stampede Stopover. -- 1959. -- 11 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The film captures the flavour and spirit of Stampede Week, seen through the eyes of a girl from eastern Canada whose train stops over in CAlgary at the height of the festivities. She goes on a tour of the city and is caught up in the excitement and colour of the greatest western show on earth.
  Struggle for Oil. -- 1949. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm; sound. -- Film is about the development of the oil industry in the Middle East and the improvements it has brought. The strategic importance of oil; the development of the oilfields of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
  Thaw Asiatic Expedition. -- 1939. -- 132 minutes (total for 5 films); 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Marketers and edited by John Bransby. -- A wealthy New Yorker, Lawrence Copely Shaw, his wife Margaret, and a support entourage set out on a 22,000 mile trip from Paris, retracing the ancient silk and spice routes across the Near East to the heart of India. Travelling in a caravan of five custom-made vehicles produced by General Motors, they were just ahead of the outbreak of the Second World War.
  Thaw Asiatic Expedition - Part 1: From New Lands to Old. -- 1939. -- 25 minutes. -- The Thaws travel by ship from New York to Paris to begin the first leg of their trip. They go to Budapest (Hungary), and on to Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Syria.
  Thaw Asiatic Expedition - Part 2: Persia Faces Today. -- 1939. -- 12 minutes. -- This is the second phase of the Thaw's caravan tour and gives a glimpse of modern day Iran as it existed in 1939. Scenes include gold-covered mosques, colourful Persian markets and the weaving of luxurious Persian rugs, jeweled treasures belonging to the Shahs, and the priceless Peacock Throne made of solid gold and set with fabulous jewels. (Film cannot be viewed as it is on the reel backwards.)
  Thaw Asiatic Expedition - Part 3: The Great Silk Route. -- 1939. -- 30 minutes. -- This film shows lavish entertainment extended by a Bedouin chieftain and the daring skill of of his cavalry mounted on pure bred Arabian horses. It also shows the wedding of the son and daughter of neighboring chieftains - the kings of Iran and Afghanistan, the giant Buddhas of the Bamian Valley and the crossing through the Khyber pass which is the gateway to India. (Film cannot be viewed as it is on the reel backwards.)
  Thaw Asiatic Expedition - Part 4: Land of the Maharajahs. -- 1939. -- 40 minutes. -- The film includes scenes of tiger hunting in the shadows of the Himalayas Mountains, teeming bazaars, and lavish entertainment given to the Thaws by the greatest ruling princes of India.
  Thaw Asiatic Expedition - Part 5: Strange Gods of India. -- 1939. -- 25 minutes. -- In this final chapter of the Thaw's journey, the caravan travels on to southern Indian and across the Palk Strait to the tropical jungles of Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka). Scenes include the death battle of a cobra as it is attacked by a mongoose; snake charmers; the rites of the holy men and fakirs. Traveling back to northern India, Benares, the sacred city of the Hindus is shown where thousands of pilgrims come to wash away their sins in the Ganges River. Also shown are the temple of the sacred monkeys, Moslem worshippers at the great Mosque of Delhi, and the majestic Taj Mahal.
  The World Still Sings. -- 1965. -- 37 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by the Esso Petroleum Company. -- Film is about the LLangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which is held every year in Milford Haven, Wales. This is the site of a large Esso refinery.
  Through the Northwest Passage. -- 1969. -- 27 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Humble Oil. -- Film about the development and cruise of the ice breaking supertanker SS Manhattan through the Northwest Passage. The route began in August 1969 on the east coast of North America and went from east to west via the Baffin Sea and Melville Sound. Heavy sea ice blocked the way through McClure Strait, so a more southerly route through Prince of Wales Strait and south of Banks Island was used. A single, token barrel of crude oil was loaded at Prudhoe Bay and then the ship went back. She was escorted by the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker John A. Macdonald. The voyage prompted passionate discussions in Canada about her sovereignty in the Arctic.
  The Time of the Tarsands. -- 1976. -- 30 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Syncrude Canada. -- Narrated by Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, the film explains Syncrude's oil tar sands project at Mildred Lake, Alberta. It gives the geological history of the area; demonstrates the theory of separation; shows their operations of the plant and scenes from nearby Fort McMurray. The documentary received two awards at the third annual Alberta Film Festival - best industrial film and best original music. The original song entitles "Sands of Time" was written and performed by Bill Bogaardt. Another edition of the film was made in 1978 and was called "Breaking the Sand Barrier." In 2011, Gordon Pinsent spoke out against the oil sands in connection with protests against them over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
  Underground East. -- 1953 -- 17 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced for Imperial Oil by the the Interprovincial Pipe Line Company and Crawley Films. -- Documentary record of the building of the world's longest oil pipeline halfway across Canada in 150 days. The film is a step-by-step account of how in the summer of 1950, the pipeline was laid underground at Edmonton and raised to the surface again at Superior, Wisconsin over 1,000 miles away. It also tells of the huge tankers built to carry oil across the Great Lakes from Superior to Sarnia. Final sequences show Alberta's premier Ernest Manning opening a valve to send the first gush of oil on its way to Sarnia, where 26 days later, Premier Leslie Frost of Ontario greets the tanker "Imperial Leduc" at the end of her maiden voyage. Scanned Document View now.
  Vacation in Quebec. -- 1940. -- 25 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by the Office du film du Quebec and Shelley films for Imperial Oil Limited. -- A travelogue story of a motor tour through the province of Quebec.
  Village in the Dust. -- 1961. -- 18 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The archaeological investigation of a prehistoric Indian village at Pickering, Ontario, and in the Royal Ontario Museum where the finds are historically interpreted. Photography is by Christopher Chapman and commentary is by Walter Kenyon of the Royal Ontario Museum who was in charge of the dig.
  What on Earth is Happening? (Part 1) -- 1959. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produce by robert S. Morrow. -- Animated documentary film on the extent and scope of the International Geophysical Year 1957-1958. This included international weather stations to monitor temperatures and other weather phenomenon; measuring of ocean temperatures and depths, and contouring mapping the ocean floors; measuring the depth of ice in the Arctic regions. Part 2 is not in Imperial Oil's film collection.
  Wilderness Nomads. -- 1976. -- 18 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Twelve young persons between the ages of 14 and 17 tackle a 400-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness. The adventurers describe in their own words the difficulties they overcame and the lessons they learned abut nature, cooperation, and self-reliance.
  Winter Voyage. -- 1971. -- 28 minutes. -- The crew of the oil-products tanker "Imperial Acadia" take their ship through ice-choked water to deliver her cargo to Charlottetown, then face a raging winter gale on the return to Halifax.
Series 2 Imperial Oil operations - Norman Wells. -- 1934-1943. -- 22 film reels. -- The series consists of footage of sites and activities at Imperial Oil's operations at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories.
  Norman Wells. -- 1934. -- [ca.10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Consists of footage of Imperial Oil operations at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. Includes scenes of camp for refinery construction workers; clearing land and erecting gasoline storage tanks; Hudson's Bay Company steamer "The Distributor"; Discovery Well Number 2; and a flowing well on Bear Island.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1935. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Consists of footage of a trip to Fort Norman, Northwest Territories. Includes scenes of the starting point - Cooking Lake airport, 20 miles southeast of Edmonton; the arrival of the weekly Northern Alberta Railway train from Edmonton at Waterways; Royal Canadian Mounted Police bound for northern posts; the airport at Fort McMurray; Lake Athabasca; and the beach at Fort Chipeywan.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1936. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Includes scenes of the journey in from Waterways; scenes around Norman Wells and Fort Norman; Fort Hay River where Canadian Airways pilots are sorting mail bags to take to forts further north; and Indians from the Yukon arriving at Fort Norman in their moose hide boats while the Mackenzie River is in flood.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1937. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Reel #1 begins with the Imperial Oil Products 3-Star logo and a map of the Northwest Territories. Includes scenes of the company's activities at Norman Wells and on Bear River; mining development on Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake; Cooking Lake airport; Fort Smith and the "Radium King"; and arriving at Fort Norman post. Reel #2 includes scenes of erecting a 500 barrel transfer storage tank; stringing 2" line pipe at the foot of rapids and Bear River pipe line; clouds above the Discovery Range and a panorama of Norman Wells taken from the river.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1938. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Includes scenes of a visit to Imperial Oil's plant at Norman Wells starting from the Cooking Lake airport; loading the Hudson's Bay Company steamer "The Distributor" with gasoline for Arctic posts; some visiting Eskimos from the arctic; new truck; re-launching the oil tank barge that plies to Yellowknife on the Great Slave Lake; and Northern Transportation Company boats "The Silver Queen" and "Radium King".
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1939. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Reel #1 is footage of Imperial Oil activities at Norman Wells including the shipping of gasoline and diesel fuel oil north to the Arctic coast and south to the mining area at Yellowknife; the drilling of a new well; and construction of additional storage tanks and a modern refining unit designed to supply all aviation gasoline for airplanes operating in the Northwest Territories. Reel #2 includes scenes of further construction views and Discovery Range capped in snow on September 8th. Reel #3 includes scenes of construction of Discovery Well Number 3; and moving on to Discovery Well Number 4 site and raising the drilling mast.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1940. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Reel #1 includes scenes of activities at Norman Wells during the summer and some views taken from the air on the return journery of the operating crew to Calgary early in October. Shows Discovery Well Number 3 being deepened and Discovery Well Number 4 being drilled into production. Reel #2 shows Discovery Well Number 3 activities.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1941. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Reel #1 includes scenes of placing the boat dock into position on May 28th - one of the first jobs after arrival at Norman Wells; the first boat of the season arriving on June 18th - the "Radium King" bringing in supplies from the outside and taking on gasoline and diesel fuel oil for trading posts as far north as the Arctic Ocean; and "The Distributor" also bringing supplies and taking on fuel for further north of June 19th. Reel #2 includes scenes of makeshift camp 9 miles above Discovery Well Number 1 site on the Fort Norman Oil Company lease; and drilling out ice from 8" casing from the Fort Norman Oil Company well.
  Down North with Imperial Oil. -- 1942. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Reels include footage of activities at Norman Wells and the arrival of a United States army plane for the Canol Project.
  Norman Wells - Ronald W. MacKinnon. -- [ca. 1942-1943]. -- [ca. 50 minutes]. 16mm colour; no sound. -- Five reels of footage taken by Ronald W. MacKinnon who was manager of the Imperial Oil refinery at Norman Wells from 1932 to 1947. Footage includes scenes of activities at Norman Wells including removing ice along banks of the Mackenzie River, overview of the Norman Wells site, army vehicles, Royal Canadian Mounted Police burial service, and possibly Camp Canol.
Series 3 Imperial Oil operations - Canada. -- 1952-1960. -- 26 film reels. -- The series consists of footage documenting the company's activities in Canada.
  5201(N) - Drilling in the Peace River area, Alberta. -- 1952. -- [ca. 45 minutes]-- 16mm black and white negative; no sound. -- Produced by Crawley Films for Standard Oil (New Jersey). -- Consists of 4 reels of footage used by Standard Oil for television items. -- Covers drilling operations in the Peace River area, from Grimshaw to about 150 miles east of Peace River, and as far north as Steen River. Shot mostly in wintertime, the footage includes drilling at rig, shifts, camp site, moving rig, moving camp, use of airplanes to drop supplies, reconnaissance by plane, seismic prospecting and drilling.
  5301(P) - Exploration for oil in Alberta on the plains and in the mountains by horse, canoe and air. -- 1953. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- Filmed by Standard Oil (New Jersey). -- 2 reels with footage filmed in four locations in Alberta for a television series. Footage covers exploration and production in farm land on the plains near Edmonton; geological prospecting by horse and pack horse near Lake Kananaskis; by helicopter and seaplane near the Liard River; and by canoe on the Hay River.
  5501(P) - Opening of lube oil packaging plant, Edmonton refinery. -- 1955. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- The film begins with footage for a television news item and includes J.R. White, Premier Ernest Manning and employees working in the lube plant. The footage continues with speeches by H.H. Moor, J.R. White and Premier Manning; (Lieutenant-Governor J.J. Bowlen is also present); and a tour of the plant.
  5502(N) - Calgary Technical Service laboratory ( research), Calgary refinery. -- 1955. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white negative; no sound. -- Reel #1 begins with negative footage for the opening of the lube oil plant television news item described above. Next is footage of the Calgary Technical service laboratory which was filmed in 1955 before the building was officially opened. Reel #2 continues footage of the laboratory and includes shots of Jim Young in his office.
  5601(N) - Opening shipping after winter, Prince Edward Island exploration party and western oil industry. -- 1956. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white negative; no sound. -- Reel #1 shows readying the Imperial Kingston, the skipper (probably Captain T.K.R. Knight) coming aboard; and the ship leaving the wharf. It continues with footage of two men surveying on a roadside in Prince Edward Island; then film on the oil industry in Western Canada compiled by Master Film Studios, Calgary to be shown at the Petroleum and Agriculture Seminar, October 1-4, 1956. This footage continues on Reel #2. See 5602 for a description of the oil industry scenes.
  5602(P) - Christmas message - J.R. White; petroleum and agriculture seminar and tour; western oil industry. -- 1956. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- The reel begins with footage of J.R. White, President of Imperial Oil, delivering a Christmas message. next a record of the Petroleum and Agriculture Seminar and Tour, October 1-4, 1956. This includes a visit to the Leduc oil fields and Vern Hunter who drilled the first oil well in 1947. The reel also contains film on the western oil industry which was compiled by Master Film Studios, Calgary, to be shown at the seminar. Includes footage of an oil well; the Leduc Gas Conservation Plant #1; seismic drilling; Interprovincial Pipe line Company, Edmonton; Edmonton refinery showing crude pipe stills, dowthern unit, phenol ic waste furnace, hydrofining unit and the catalytic reforming unit.
  5701(P) - Head office building, Toronto; Devonian building, Edmonton; Sarnia refinery; off-shore drilling; Frobisher Bay. -- 1957. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- Includes shots of the new head office building in Toronto on opening day; shots of the Devonian building under construction in Edmonton; Sarnia refinery units; offshore drilling in Lake Erie; and refueling of planes at airport in Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island.
  5702(P) - Business education day, Montreal; cable tool drilling, Leclercville, Quebec; 500th well in Ontario; fire fighting drill aboard Imperial St. Lawrence. -- 1957. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour print; no sound.
  5703(P) - Imperial St. Lawrence in Venezuela and arrival at Halifax. -- 1957. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- Record of the maiden voyage of the Imperial St. Lawrence - a trip to Venezuela for a shipment of oil for the refinery at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Includes footage of Captain Dollard E. Fournier in his cabin.
  5708(P) - Imperial Quebec; Sarnia research lab and refinery. -- 1957. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- Footage begins with the Imperial Quebec being launched by Mrs. W.O. Twaits; then scenes of the ship's first arrival at Sarnia in the fall of 1957. Also on this reel is laboratory workers at the Sarnia research laboratory, scenes of the refinery units, and the petrochemical plant.
  5710(P) - Sarnia refinery and petrochemical plant. -- 1957. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour print; no sound. -- Consists of footage of the Sarnia refinery units - catcracker, powerformer, wax and lube oil finishing plant and detergent alkylate plant; and construction of the petrochemical plant.
  5802(N) - Moving rig to Prince Edward Island; Judy Creek; Edmonton refinery. -- 1958. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. 16mm black and white negative; no sound. Includes footage of moving a big rig from Joffre Field, Alberta; men working at Judy Creek; interior shots of the Edmonton refinery; and the big rig (National Number 2) in Prince Edward Island.
  5803(N) - Oil exhibit; Grand Bend; opening of shipping. -- 1958. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white negative; no sound. -- Includes shots of the opening of an oil exhibit at the MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton, sponsored by Imperial Oil. Mr. and Mrs. Lew W. White greet guests; Herb H. Moor introduces Anders O. Aalborg, Minister of Education who opens the exhibit. Also includes farmer tending well on his field at Grand Bend, Ontario; and the Imperial Quebec ready for the opening of spring shipping at Sarnia, Ontario.
  5804(P) - Miscellaneous footage. -- 1958 -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- Includes the following footage: Sarnia pilot units; helicopter refueling icebound ship in the St. Lawrence River; erecting largest tower at Sarnia petrochemical plant; well on farm at Grand Bend, Ontario; detergent shipment to South America; oil exhibit at the MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton; winter drilling camp in muskeg area; opening of the Cutler Marine Terminal and the Imperial Windsor with Captain Frank Osterdahl.
  5805(N) - Geological parties prospecting in the Rockies. -- 1958. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour negative; no sound. -- A record of 2 geological parties prospecting near Rocklake in the Jasper section of the Rockies, with particular emphasis on the aid of the helicopter in this work. Camera work by Harry Rowed and Spence Crilly. Article with photographs of this expedition in Imperial Oil Review, April, 1959.
  5901(N) - Golden Hawks at Canadian National Exhibition display; Brazeau airlift. -- 1959. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour negative; no sound. -- The Royal Canadian Air Force Golden Hawks for the air display were refueled by Imperial Oil. The reel also includes footage of an airlift of supplies to a drilling rig in a muskeg area at Brazeau River, Alberta.
  5903(N) - Musk-Ox test. -- 1959. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour negative; no sound. -- Test of Musk-Ox, an experimental caterpillar-tractor vehicle designed for transport across muskeg.
  5904(P) - Teenage Safe Driving Road-eo National Finals, Galt, Ontario. -- 1959. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print; no sound. -- High school students from all provinces compete in these driving contests which are promoted by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Imperial Oil at the regional level, and by All-Canada Insurance Federation at the national level. The winner was Robert Good of Fort William, Ontario.
  5906(P) - Miscellaneous footage. -- 1959. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white print. -- Includes footage of the following: Brazeau airlift; cable tool drilling at Colchester, Ontario; jet planes at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto; Canadian Education Week, March 1-7, 1959; Haliburton Museum; "Noel" in lights and 705 IBM machine playing "The First Noel" at the head office building in Toronto; official opening ceremony of the Calgary refinery where a closed-circuit television hookup brought proceedings to a gathering at the Palliser Hotel, four and a half miles away; salt cavern for ethylene, Sarnia; seismic prospecting near Coleman, Alberta.
  5907(P) - Miscellaneous footage. -- 1959. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour and black and white print; no sound. -- Includes footage of the following: Golden Hawks at Canadian National Exhibition display; refueling planes at Malton airport; fuel oil delivery; thermostat; service stations and space heater.
  6002(N) - Miscellaneous footage. -- 1960. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour negative. -- Includes footage of the following: exteriors and interior shots of Imperial Oil marketing building, Vancouver, British Columbia; silver microphone presentation to W.O. Twaits at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario; Sarnia research centre at Sarnia refinery; oil in blast furnaces at Dominion Foundry and Steel, Hamilton, Ontario; seismic explosions below wheat fields.
  6004((P) - Dracone (oil barge); Imperial London and Imperial Collingwood; Malton airport. -- 1960. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour print; no sound. -- Includes footage of Dracone (oil barge) demonstration at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto with inventor of the barge, W.R. Hawthorne, in attendance; Imperial London being enlarged at Montreal dry dock by being cut in half and a section added at the centre; refueling passenger planes and field aviation hanger at Malton airport.
  6006(P) - Fuel boat launches and refueling at Port Carling, Ontario. -- 1960. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour print; no sound.
Series 4 Imperial Oil operations - "On Camera". - 1957-1983. - 15 film reels. - The series consists of films documenting the company's yearly activities which were shown at the Annual General Meeting the following year.
  "On Camera 1957". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activites for the year 1957. Includes the following:
Underwater gravity meter survey and test drilling in Lake Erie.
Seismic exploration on Prince Edward Island.
Exploration drilling in Quebec - Imperial Lowland Rig #2.
Summary of Imperial test and production drilling; map.
"Imperial Quebec" launch, Collingwood shipyard.
New powerformer on stream at Sarnia.
New wax plant on stream at Sarnia.
IOCO on strike.
Giant storage tank for aviation fuel at Frobisher Bay.
Speedboat "Bluebird" refueled by Imperial Oil.
New Esso training station in Toronto.
New office building in Edmonton under construction.
New detergent alkylate plant on stream at Sarnia.
Petrochemical plant construction, new ethylene tower at Sarnia.
  "On Camera 1959". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1959. Includes the following:
Modernization and expansion of Calgary refinery.
Official opening of new control room at Calgary refinery with Imperial Oil President J.R. White and Premier Ernest Manning.
IBM 705 computer in head office, Toronto.
Mountain crawlers - seismic work in Alberta foothills.
Musk-Ox caterpillar-tractor vehicle for transportation across muskeg.
Brazeau oil well airlift.
Ontario's big gas field at Colchester.
Salt cavern for ethylene storage at Sarnia and traveling thermos for liquid ethylene.
New marketing plant and district office at North Bay.
Teenage road-e-o for safe driving at Galt, Ontario.
Lockout pickets - dealers' price war.
Esso oval rides high: 1907 Vancouver; 1916 Calgary; 1926 Toronto.
"Imperial Monarch", the biggest ship launched in Lausanne, Quebec.
Floating service station, "Imperial Welland" in Montreal harbour.
Royal yacht "Britannia" refueled by Imperial Oil in Toronto; royalty visiting Sarnia.
  "On Camera 1960". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1960. Includes the following:
Establishment of National Oil Policy.
Search for oil and gas in northeastern British Columbia.
New research laboratory at Sarnia refinery.
Imperial's new building in Vancouver, British Columbia on W. Georgia Street.
Silver anniversary of Imperial Oil's hockey sponsorship and presentation of silver microphone on November 5, 1960.
Grease cartridges.
New technique uses oil in blast furnaces at Dofasco Steel in Hamilton, Ontario.
New undercoating helps winter rally race.
Oil barge sausage "Dracone".
Operation mid-riff: "Imperial Collingwood" and "Imperial London".
Fort William family day - tour of new buildings.
Christmas drivers' Christmas treat - free coffee accident prevention.
Imperial dealers back to school in Quebec City.
Coin machine experiment at Don Mills station.
Market in the air - special area at Malton airport.
Imperial fuels big jets.
Floating market - Trent Canal at Peterborough, Ontario.
  "On Camera 1961". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1961. Includes the following:
Gas and oil production increase: Imperial Steelman; Benjamin Creek; Boundary Lake; Judy Creek and Judy Creek West; Chatham; Gobles discovery.
Construction of new benzene plant and distillation unit at Sarnia refinery.
New building for Ontario Marketing Region office in Toronto.
First Voyageur restaurant at Bridal Falls, British Columbia service station.
Experimental design service stations in Don Mills, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.
Oil exhibit at Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal.
Oil Springs, Ontario field and Leduc Number 1 Rig on display.
"Empress of Canada" docked at Montreal and fueled by Imperial Oil.
Life rafts on tankers.
New research centre opening and symposium, Sarnia refinery.
RECPAD (refinery-customer package delivery)
Flying breakfast at Oshawa.
Export markets for benzene, detergent alkylate and coke.
  "On Camera 1962". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1962. Includes the following:
New development at Judy Creek pipeline - start of gas plant project in muskeg.
Large marketing terminal at Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Les Diplomats band opens Ste. Foy, Quebec service station.
Underground storage at Montreal refinery for liquid propane.
Automation at Chomedy, Quebec bulk plant.
New discovery at Clearville, Ontario.
Ontario Premier John Robarts officiates at opening of new Don Mills building, November 22, 1962.
Products pipeline relocated in Hamilton harbour.
Magnetometer survey in western Ontario.
Marketing merchandising spectacular.
Sea cadets operate Imperial Oil marina in Port Hope harbour.
Science teachers learn refining at Winnipeg refinery.
Imperial Oil at the raceway - opening of Esso control tower at Mosport.
New service for ailing cars - company repair centres at Toronto and Montreal.
Construction starts on new building in Calgary, Alberta for Imperial Oil Producing Department.
Oil sands pilot plant at Mildred Lake.
Geologists work the peaks of northern British Columbia near the Yukon border.
  "On Camera 1963". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1963. Includes the following:
Pipeline to supply Toronto's new international airport.
Flare tip exchanged by helicopter at IOCO refinery.
Imperial board meets in historical Quebec landmark.
Unusual well drilled at Regina refinery for disposal of sulphur-containing effluent.
Radical design for new fueling barges "Imperial Lachine" and "Imperial Verdun".
Prairie Region building space doubled with new Edmonton office building.
New gas conservation plant at Judy Creek, Alberta.
Imperial Oil markets new farm item - Flexitooth, a nylon toothed harvester.
New touring service for Montreal in Esso Place Ville Marie office.
Swedish farmer wins Esso Golden Plow.
Lube Oil exports to Australia from IOCO.
Imperial Oil drills on Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
New diesel-electric drilling rig operating at Lesser Slave Lake.
30 inch gas line under construction near Sarnia.
New Imperial automotive centres open in Toronto and Windsor, Ontario.
  "On Camera 1964". [ca. 20 minutes]. 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1964. Includes the following:
New Ottawa gas stations visual identification programme.
FIOR (Fluid Iron Ore Direct Reduction) pilot plant construction at Dartmouth.
Sarnia refinery's first sulphur plant.
Construction of varsol plant for IOCO refinery.
Jumbo tank cars at IOCO refinery.
Hull 39 - E. Bustard and G. Fowling, NRC Ottawa.
Building Products of Canada bought by Imperial Oil.
World oil recovery from Golden Spike.
Arctic seismic near Inuvik, and fuel delivery by tractor train at -74 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tight hole at Obed, near Edmonton, Alberta.
Imperial Oil discovery at Mitsue near Lesser Slave lake.
Mitsue pipeline from field to Redwater, Alberta.
Esso Grand Prix at Quebec winter carnival.
New markets for Esso products.
  "On Camera 1965". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1965. Includes the following:
We've got a tiger.
Gravity meter survey at Tuktoyuktuk.
Montreal pipeline capacity increased by 30%.
Golden Spike seeks recovery.
Ore for FIOR experimental pilot plant near Darmouth refinery.
Top science students visit Sarnia.
Polybottle bottles.
Engro grows - Western Canada.
Imperial Oil and University of Toronto study air pollution using model of Sarnia.
"Dracone" delivers 5 million gallons of fuel to island in Grand Manan group.
"Imperial Acadia" construction and launch at Port Weller dry dock, St. Catherine's.
Acrylonitryle plant on stream at Sarnia.
New aircraft Fairchild F27F supplies Arctic drilling sites near Peel River.
Willey field discover near London, Ontario.
Oil exploration off Grand Banks, Newfoundland.
  "On Camera 1966". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1966. Includes footage on the following:
Offshore drilling off Grand Banks, Newfoundland.
Rainbow well, northern Alberta.
Mineral search near Moosonee, Ontario.
Service centres with store, diagnostic centre and repair shop, at Toronto, Calgary and Dartmouth.
Imperial Oil and Expo information booths.
Tall heptene towers for Dartmouth and Montreal refineries.
Toluene plant at IOCO refinery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Two 50-year anniversaries at Regina and Montreal refineries.
Sarnia coker complex.
Esso display at Calgary Stampede.
Atlas tire export to Libya.
Acrylonitryle export from Sarnia plant.
New PVC plant and laboratory, Sarnia.
"Imperial Ottawa" launch in Kobe, Japan and expansion of Dartmouth harbour.
  "On Camera 1967". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1967. Includes footage on the following:
Esso steel band visits Canada.
Shot holes in the Arctic.
New fertilizer complex at Redwater, Alberta takes shape.
Uranium search in Saskatchewan near Lake Athabasca.
Students study C. W. Jeffreys' art.
Blow molding PVC bottles - Sarnia and Polybottle.
New plastic pipe carries natural gas.
Esso refuels royal yacht.
Information kiosks at Expo.
Biggest tanker serves Canada: "Imperial Ottawa" at Dartmouth.
Permafrost pipeline research.
Esso fashion show.
Giant tank truck takes to highway.
Clearville, Ontario oilfield water injections.
Pipeline crosses St. Lawrence River.
Major expansion at Sarnia refinery and research department.
  "On Camera 1968". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1968. Includes the following:
Seismograph parties in the Arctic.
"Imperial Bedford" launch in Quebec.
New share certificates.
Ammonia converter continues long trip to Alberta fertilizer plant site.
Princess Grace presents Grand Prix trophy in Quebec.
Jersey board visits Sarnia complex.
Imperial Oil continues hunt for minerals at Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and Lakefield, Ontario.
Computer increases billing efficiency at Don Mills, Ontario.
New gas producers developed by Imperial Oil at Quirk Creek, Alberta.
Imperial airlifts fuel by Hercules airplane from Resolute to Arctic weather stations.
Plastic bottle for cooking oil produced by Polybottle.
Bulbous bow gives tanker "Imperial London" more efficiency.
Oil spill dispersant Correxit 7664.
Architect Mies VAn Der Rohe designs Esso centre on Nun's Island, Verdun, Quebec.
Arctic drilling at Tunanook and Tuktoyuktuk.
  "On Camera 1969". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1969. Includes the following:
"Imperial Skeena" launch.
Redwater fertilizer plant.
Avitat, Montreal, Quebec.
Mackenzie Valley pipeline research.
Hamilton franchise agreement.
Mineral exploration at Temisciming, Ontario.
Polytwine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
"Imperial Bedford" sea trials.
Stretch'n'Seal advertisement.
Imperial "Arrow" break-up.
Arctic drilling at Atkinson Point, Ellice Island and Richards Island.
  "On Camera 1981". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1981. Includes the following:
Swim Canada meet.
Opening of new Esso Plaza, Calgary, Alberta.
Esso Place, Toronto, Ontario.
Service stations getting a new look.
Auto check service.
Sarnia research lab develops Uniflo
Redwater, Alberta fertilizer plant produces petrochemicals
Cold Lake, Alberta operations suspended July, 1981.
Strathcona refinery.
  "On Camera 1982". -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A recap of Imperial Oil's activities for the year 1968. Includes the following:
Poor Canadian economy in 1982.
Imperial Oil's investment program will remain strong.
Staff reductions.
New computerized purchasing system.
Canadian Industrial Benefits program.
Esso Resources construction of artificial islands.
Caisson Retained Island.
  ["On Camera 1983"]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film shown at the Annual General Meeting April, 1984. -- Includes information on sponsorships; work suspended at Montreal refinery but not a single employee was terminated; performance and productivity.
Series 5 Research and environmnent. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]. -- 10 film reels. - The series consists of films relating to petroleum research and the environment.
  Sarnia research commercials. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A woman asks a number of scientists about the research projects they are working on.
  Men Behind the Product. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited. -- Film about the scientists, engineers and chemists who work in Imperial Oil's research laboratories and refineries testing the petroleum products which are produced.
  Research scientists in labs. -- 1961. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Series of interviews with scientists in labs including benzene, fuel oils, asphalt roofing, asphalt for pavements and using petroleum products in agriculture.
  Message from W.O. Twaits on environmental protection and Imperial Oil. -- [ca. 1964-1965]. -- 8 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound.
  Oil and Steel. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Research Engineering Company, a scientific affiliate of Standard Oil (New Jersey). -- Film is about using oil to replace part of the coke normally used in iron-making blast furnaces to attain improved economies and quality control. Includes views of early computers.
  Oil spill research - a progress report. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Shell Oil. -- Film about oil spill containment and removal using booms.
  Clean Seas Ahead. -- [ca. 1970]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Enjay Chemical Company. -- Film about the Torrey Canyon oil spill off the southwest coast of the United Kingdom. At the time it was the world's most serious oil spill with an estimated 32 million gallons of crude oil spilled. Film claims a chemical dispersant produced by Enjay was used to disperse the slick into tiny droplets without disrupting marine life.
  Truth and Consequences. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- 11 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film discusses true case histories of petroleum spills involving Esso.
  We are at the Controls. -- 1977. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film discusses the increasing pollution all around us and what people in the oil industry can do about it.
  Oil spill containment and recovery. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film about oil spill recovery from under river ice.
  Monocone. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Resources Canada. -- Film about the development of the Monocone - an offshore deep-water drilling rig which they are using for drilling in the Beaufort Sea.
Series 6 Exploration and production. -- 1948-1988. -- 10 film reels. -- Series consists of films relating to exploration and production of oil and gas. Also includes film on production of chemical fertilizers.
  Atlantic #3. -- 1948. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Footage of Imperial Oil's Atlantic #3 well after the blowout at Leduc, Alberta.
  Athabasca Tar Sands (Mildred Lake) and Arctic Island (Bowden Rig #22). -- [ca. 1963]. -- 16mm colour; sound. --Footage of Cities Services Athabasca pilot project at Mildred Lake, Alberta including internal operations and laboratories, recreation and the towns nearby. Also voyage of the Thora Dan bringing equipment to the arctic island for Bowden Rig #22.
  Athabasca Tar Sands (Mildred Lake) and Arctic Island (Bowden Rig #22). -- [ca. 1963-1964]. -- 16mm colour; sound. --Footage of pilot project at Mildred Lake, Alberta including external and internal operations. Also fly-in and rig set up for Bowden Rig #22 on an island in the Arctic Ocean.
  One Small Step. -- 1978. -- 12 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Discusses search for new sources of energy below the Arctic Ocean and construction of an artificial island in the Beaufort Sea. (See IV-5-8).
  Northern Orientation. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Esso Resources Canada, Development Division. -- Film discusses working conditions in the North and policies for workers involved in drilling and developing oil and gas particularly in the Arctic.
  Issungnak. -- [ca. 1983]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Footage used in video production Issungnak: Oil Beneath the Beaufort (See IV-5-12).
  Caisson Retained Island : An Arctic Alternative. -- 1984. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- (See IV-5-15).
  Islands in Ice. -- [ca. 1985]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Morrison Knudson and its Canadian subsidiary Northern Construction Company. -- Film about construction of islands in the Mackenzie River as part of Esso Resources Canada's Norman Wells expansion project.
  Norman Wells : Development of an Oilfield. -- 1986. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film about the redevelopment of the Norman Wells field in the early 1980s. Includes making of islands in the Mackenzie River and digging underwater trenches for pipelines. (See IV-5-29).
  The Growth of it All. -- 1988. -- 22 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Agricultural Chemicals Complex, Esso Chemical Canada. -- Film about how chemical fertilizers replenish nutrients in the soil. (See IV-5-31).
Series 7 Refineries and refining. -- [ca. 1940s-1959]. -- 7 film reels. -- The series consists of film footage relating to refineries.
  Cooper at work, Sarnia refinery. -- [ca. 1940s-1950s]. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound.
  Sarnia refinery annual picnic. -- 1953. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- Unable to view on cinescan.
  Sarnia refinery. -- 1958. -- [10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- External and internal operations at the refinery.
  Refinery. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- 14 minutes. -- 16mm colur; sound. -- The operations of a modern Canadian oil refinery and the safeguards it uses to protect the environment. Animated sequences show how crude oil is separated into various components and how molecules are sometimes recombined to produce various petroleum products.
  Imperoyal Refinery opening part 1. -- October 11, 1956. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Footage of charter bus coming to the refinery.
  Imperoyal Refinery opening part 2 . -- October 11, 1956. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Footage of speeches and people present at the ceremony.
  Calgary refinery expansion. -- November 1, 1959. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Official opening ceremonies.
Series 8 Transportation. -- 1947-1978. -- 7 film reels. -- Series consists of footage of ships and planes.
  Ship - "Imperial Collingwood". -- 1947. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Footage showing workers at the shipyard getting ready to launch the ship and crowd assembled for the launch.
  Ship - "Imperial Alberta". -- 1949. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Footage of passengers getting off an Imperial Oil plane in New York City and going to the Waldorf Astoria. Includes scenes of New York City and the launching of the "Imperial Alberta" with Alberta Premier E.C. Manning in attendance.
  Ship - "Imperial Lachine". -- [ca. 1963]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Footage of the "Imperial Lachine refueling British navy ships at Montreal, Quebec.
  Ship - "Esso Toronto". -- [ca. 1975]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Footage of the christening of the ship.
  Ship - "Kirsten Bravo". -- April, 1978. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Footage of a Danish geophysical research vessel, the "Kirsten Bravo".
  Farnborough Air Display. -- 1951. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Presented by Esso Air World. -- A look at the British aerospace industry and a public air show.
  Calgary Municipal Airport. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Includes footage of passengers boarding and Trans Canada Airlines DC-8 and the plane taking off; "welcome" signs on the highway and sign for the Calgary Municipal Airport.
Series 9 Miscellaneous historical. -- 1939-1978. -- 7 film reels.
  Royal visit. -- 1939. -- 10 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- A film record of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States in May, 1939.
  St. Paul's Anglican School. -- [ca. 1940s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Could not be viewed as film is backwards on the reel and needs to be re-wound.
  First Nations designs. -- [ca. 1940s-1950s]. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- A First Nations woman from southern Alberta showing designs and doing beadwork.
  Eight-fifteen. -- 1954. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by the Toronto Film Society. -- A short film about movie-going punctuality.
  History is 60 Seconds Ago - how I learned to stop worrying and love the boom. -- [ca. 1965]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- A film about marketing to the young generation. Includes black and white footage of the social environment of the early 1960s.
  Planet Earth (from Space). -- 1968. -- [ca. 2 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- First colour movie of the planet earth from space.
  "The Review". -- [ca. 1977-1978]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound (magnetic). -- History of the magazine.
Series 10 Internal relations. -- 1950-1981. -- 8 film reels. -- Series consists of films relating to Imperial Oil employees.
  Intava Club picnic. -- August, 1950. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  Public Relations Forum. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- W.O. Twaits, president of Imperial Oil, speaking from his office in 111 St. Clair building, Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Twaits introduces subjects to be discussed by employees at a series of public relations forums to be held.
  Changing Attitudes Through Communication. -- 1965. -- 24 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dr. David K. Berlo discusses problems which arise when changes are made in an organizational system, pointing out the necessity of using persuasion when introducing policies which require change.
  15,000 People, 1500 Places. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- 37 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Snippets of interviews with Imperial Oil employees who do various jobs at various locations.
  Petroleum Goes Metric. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Through graphic images, the metric system for the petroleum industry is explained.
  From Morning Till Night. -- [ca. 1977]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A film about the importance of corporate communications and a report on Imperial Oil's communications.
  Communications program. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film outlines the steps involved in an effective communications program.
  Esso Plaza. -- 1981. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Orientation to the new head office building of Esso Resources Canada in Calgary, Alberta. (See IV-2-2).
Series 11

External Relations. -- [ca. 1940s-1963]. -- 8 film reels. -- Series consists of film footage and interviews for external audiences.

  Public Relations. -- [ca. 1940s-1950s]. -- 10 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil (New Jersey). -- A film about the importance of a Public Relations department to a corporation.
  Demonstration film. -- [ca. 1953]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Standard Oil (New Jersey). -- The company experimented with a summer replacement show for the Allan Young show in 1951 and 1952 and received favorable public reaction. The show "Esso Reporter on TV" showed footage which included operations at Talara, Peru, France, England and Venezuela. Also their research centre at Linden, New Jersey.
  Petroleum and Agriculture (seminar and tour). -- October 1-4, 1956. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Footage taken during the seminar and tour including arrival of newsmen at Edmonton Airport; visit to the Leduc oil fields and tour of the Leduc Gas Conservation Plant; Big Lake drilling rig in operation; luncheon meeting with Premier E.C. Manning who was introduced by Vernon Taylor of Imperial Oil Limited; Imperial Oil's Edmonton refinery and new Lubrication Plant; a group picture of the press, radio and television newsmen present on the tour; and the Western Canadian Farm Writers Association.
  Petroleum and Agriculture (seminar and tour). -- October 1-4, 1956. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; no sound. -- Background footage for television news coverage.
  Ottawa deputy ministers meeting. -- January, 1962. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound and no sound. -- Footage put together from other films compiled for a demonstration at a deputy minister's meeting in Ottawa. Includes: geologists in the Rocky Mountains; seismic work; new Sarnia research building and research work; Athabasca oil sands; oil in blast furnaces; and chemical mulching.
  Consignment dealers. -- February 23, 1963. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- D.H. MacAllan is interviewed by Bob Quintrell on the subject of consignment dealers in Victoria, British Columbia.
  Gasoline prices in British Columbia. -- [February, 1963]. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- D.H. MacAllan is interviewed by Bob Quintrell on the subject of gasoline prices in British Columbia.
  Gas Price War. -- February 26, 1963. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Television interview featuring D.H. MacAllan of Imperial Oil and Lloyd Kinneard of the Automobile Retailers Association, interviewed by Doug Collins of CBUT-TV, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Series 12 Sponsorships. -- 1939-1985. -- 26 film reels. -- Series consists of films made of groups, organizations and television programs sponsored by Imperial Oil and Molson's Canadian.
  International Plowing Match. -- October 10-13, 1939. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Presented by the Farm Trade Agents of Imperial Oil Limited. -- Film of the 26th annual International Plowing Match held at Brockville, Ontario.
  The Golden Plow. -- October 8-9, 1953. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited. -- Film about the first World Championship Plowing Match held at Cobourg, Ontario, in conjunction with the 40th annual International Plowing Match and Farm machinery demonstration sponsored by the Ontario Plowmen's Association. The winner of the competition was Jim Eccles of Canada.
  Matching Furrows. -- 1963. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Footage of World Championship Plowing Match held at Caledon, Ontario.
  Quebec Grand Prix. -- 1965. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; no sound. -- Footage of the Quebec Grand Prix sponsored by Esso.
  The Fast and the Furious. -- 1983. -- 50 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Alex Baumann and Victor Davis train for the 1982 World Aquatic Championships in Equator and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  Esso Sponsorships. -- 1984-1985. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presentation at annual general meeting on Esso sponsorship of amateur hockey and swimming.
  Esso Choristers. -- December 20, 1958. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Esso Choristers performing Christmas music during intermission on Hockey Night in Canada.
  Esso Choristers. -- December 19, 1959. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Esso Choristers performing Christmas music during intermission on Hockey Night in Canada.
  Esso Choristers. -- December 21, 1963. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Esso Choristers performing Christmas music during intermission on Hockey Night in Canada.
  Esso Choristers. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Esso Choristers performing Christmas music during intermission on Hockey Night in Canada. Featuring Sheila Miller, soloist.
  Esso Choristers. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Esso Choristers performing Christmas music on television.
  Esso Choristers. -- 1964 -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Esso Choristers television performance.
  CBC Hockey. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 2minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Start of second half of the game. Animated graphics tells the audience that the first half was sponsored by Imperial Oil and Esso.
  Toronto vs. Chicago. -- 1962. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Brief footage of the 6th game of the Stanley Cup finals which Toronto was leading three games to two. During the first intermission, Ward Cornell interviews Scott Young, Tom Johnson form the Montreal Canadiens and Dr. Jim Murray.
  NHL Hockey Highlights. -- 1963. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Montreal vs. Toronto in the 27th year of Hockey Night in Canada. Includes a Murray Westgate commercial and Ward Cornell reviewing first period action.
  NHL Hockey. -- December, 1963. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Includes footage of Ward Cornell, Dave Keon and George Armstrong.
  Hockey Night in Canada. -- [ca. 1965-1966]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Game is sponsored by Imperial Oil and begins with the Esso logo and tiger. New York vs. Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens.
  NHL hockey interviews. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- "Man on the street" interviews asking the questions: do they watch hockey?; do they like the production?; do they know who sponsors the telecasts?
  Hockey en Vacances series. -- June-September, 1963. -- 8 film reels. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Summer television series sponsored by Molson which featured hockey players promoting various tourist locations and industries in Quebec. The players are: Jacques Plante, Bobby Rouseau, Gilles Tremblay, Marcel Pronovost, Jean-Guy Gendron, Jacques LaPerriere, Andre Pronovost and Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion.
Series 13 Marketing - General. -- 1949-1988. -- 17 film reels. -- Series consists of films relating to the importance of advertising, brand recognition, good customer service and marketing challenges in a changing business environment.
  It Doesn't Cost - It Pays. -- 1949. -- 25 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited. -- Film is designed for dealers and shows the advantages of advertising. The scene is set in a restaurant where the Esso dealer meets his banker, a successful druggist and a successful appliance store dealer, who are able to prove to him through actual use in their businesses that advertising doesn't cost - it pays.
  The Big Difference. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca.15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Jack B. Lamont discusses how courteous service can make a big difference to your business.
  Advertising - what's it doing to your life? -- [ca. 1960-1962]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Commentator Joel Aldred discusses the value of advertising. Includes television commercial with Ronald Reagan advertising for General Electric.
  Heart Beat. -- 1963. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Presented by the Television Bureau of Advertising. -- A non-statistical examination of the techniques used in the production of television commercials and the eight elements of total communication.
  The Goodwill Ambassador. -- 1963. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Esso service station attendants are goodwill ambassadors. Features the Portage and Amherst Esso in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  Brother, Can You Spare Some Change? -- 1967. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film discusses the fact that consumer's buying habits are aways changing which necessitates changes in thinking for people in marketing.
  Operation Trudy. -- 1968. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A hostess greets and assists customers at a service station.
  The Motor Oil Challenge. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film discusses the changing patterns of where Canadian are buying their oil. Some people are changing their own oil and are buying it cheaper at places like Canadian Tire. This creates a challenge for marketing Esso brands of motor oil.
  Customer Relations. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Customer relations training for service station attendants.
  Effective Marketing Clinic. -- [ca. 1974-1975]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A film for Esso Sales Agents. Their success depends on their ability to supply what the customer wants.
  Bass Yager Service Station Design Study. -- 1977. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A report for Exxon's internal use.
  Pacesetter Challenge. -- 1978. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Official start of the Pacesetter Challenge for the 9,000 people involved in marketing Imperial Oil products. Includes still photographs of the historyof the company in innovation and leadership by providing the right product at the right time in the right place.
  Esso Brand Statement. -- 1980. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Historical images and the Happy Motoring Song.
  A Changing World. -- 1981. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Includes historical images from the 1920s to the 1980s. Film asserts that when people are making choices in the market place, Esso stands out. Concludes with historical logos.
  Esso Retail Design Program. -- [ca.1981]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film discusses changes and pressures which have occured in the service station business necessitating a new retail design program.
  Exxon New Retail Identification Program. -- 1981. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A report from Exxon on the status of the world-wide retail petroleum design program.
  Making a Difference. -- January 1988. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Esso Petroleum retail conference opening module.
Series 14 Marketing - Dealer and agent training. -- [ca. 1950s-1984]. -- 25 film reels. -- Series consists of training films for Imperial Oil Esso dealers and agents.
  The Big "C". -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 12 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A training film for Humble Oil dealers. A can of Uniflo is used to illustrate the areas where communication is necessary.
  Customer Service. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A training film for Humble Oil dealers on how to provide good customer service at a busy service station.
  Trust and Confidence. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited Marketing Department. -- A dealer training film about providing good customer service by not doing everything yourself but having trust and confidence in others to do their jobs.
  Dealer's Choice. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by Imperial Oil Limited. -- A dealer training film about the need to give employees responsibility and to delegate authority.
  Pick Your Tomorrow. -- 1954. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A dealer recruitment film. Four young graduates discuss the career choice one of them has made. He is going to begin working for an Esso service station dealer (played by actor Darren McGavin) with the hopes of running his own service station one day.
  Esso-Matic Credit Card Service. -- 1957. -- [ca. 25 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Two service station attendants demonstrate how to perform an Esso-Matic credit card transaction. Later in the film, the benefits of credit card use is explained to a customer and a dealer.
  You the Jury. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by the Lincoln Engineering Company (manufacturers of lubrication and other service equipment). -- A film about the service station dealer who is on trial.
  Tool-up Time Promotion and Personal Solicitation. -- Spring, 1960. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Explanation of a garden tool promotion for Esso dealers. Earl Cox demonstrates the tools and a Murray Westgate commercial explains how to order them. This is followed by a pitch to dealers on the value of personal solicitation to make profits soar. One of the dealers interviewed is Ollie Strom of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  Personal Solicitation. -- [ca. 1960]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Murray Westgate speaks to dealers about the value of personal solicitation to make profits soar. Two of the dealers interviewed are Ollie Strom of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Lucien Lafortune of Montreal, Quebec.
  Retail Sales Representatives Conference #1. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A panel of successful retail sales representatives discuss dealer evaluation, replacement and recruitment. Panelists are Frank Little, Atlantic Region; Don Webster, Ontario Region; Don Biggs, Prairie Region; and Keith Dagg, Pacific Region.
  Retail Sales Representatives Conference #1. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A panel of successful retail sales representatives discuss managing and upgrading dealers.
  Franchise Story. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- An Imperial Oil sales representative describes his job and a service station owner, Harris Rolston, is interviewed.
  Dealer Conference #1 - Pay and Incentives. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 2 film reels [ca. 60 minutes each]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A panel of successful service station dealers discuss pay and incentives. Panelists are Ed Pickrem, Len Wells, George Tomkins and Al Marshall.
  Dealer Conference #2 - Yours for the Asking. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Panel discussion with successful Esso station dealers who are also top-flight salesmen. Panelists are Don Lattimore, Lancaster, New Brunswick; George Flumerfelt, Welland, Ontario; Peter Synchena, Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Jim Ormiston, Dryden, Ontario.
  Dealer Conference #3 - Recruiting and Hiring. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Panel discussion with successful Esso station dealers on the topic of recruiting and hiring. Panelists are Bill Read, Vancouver; E.L. "Spike" MacInnes, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Al Emerson, Toronto, Ontario; and H.J. "Hank" Zimmerman, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
  Dealer Conference #4 - Manpower Management. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Panel discussion with regional managers on the topic of manpower management. Panelists are Fred Hall, Ontario Region; Martin Ruby, Prairie Region; Jack Hawkes, Pacific Region; and John Otto, Atlantic Region.
  Management Topics. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 32 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Highlights taken from dealer conferences on Pay and Incentives, Recruiting and Hiring, Manpower Management and Yours for the Asking (Selling).
  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. -- [ca. 1962-1964]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Film shown at a dealer meeting. Harvey Kirk explains how Imperial Oil has changed with the times. Includes historical footage.
  Dealer Conference. -- 1963. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Introduction by W.O. Twaits. Film talks about planning, change and the part dealers play.
  Dealer Conference. -- 1965. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- "The Atlas Story" presented at dealer conference.
  Dealer Conference. -- 1966. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- W.O. Twaits, president of Imperial Oil Limited, introduces dealer conference.
  Dealer Conference. -- Fall, 1969. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- The theme of the conference is "Trouble-Free Winter." Shows behind the scenes filming of a television commercial.
  Dealer Conference - NHL Power Players Promotion. -- 1971. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- W.O. Twaits introduces the NHL Power Players promotion to Esso dealers.
  Dealer Conference. -- 1984. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Atlas presentation at dealer conference.
  100th Anniversary Salute (to Agents). -- 1980. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A salute to independent agents and their wives showing the history of Imperial Oil agents through still images.
Series 15 Marketing - Products and service. -- [ca. 1940s-1970s]. -- 19 film reels. -- Series consists of promotional films for petroleum industry products and services.
  The Story of Lubrication. -- [ca. 1940s]. -- [ca. 50 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- The development of lubricants to combat friction. Includes historical footage.
  Operation 13. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- [ca. 1952-1953]. -- Esso Research Centre. -- A history of Esso gasolines. Operation 13 is a comprehensive testing program for gasoline performance.
  What Makes a Gasoline Good?. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 18 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A customer asks what is the difference between premium and regular gas.
  The Hytrol Story. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Hydro-Aire, a division of Crane Company. -- A carefully documented report on a new development of major importance to the trucking industry - an anti-skid truck breaking system.
  The Magic Wand. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Alemite, a division of Stewart-Warner Corporation. -- Promotional film for Alemite equipment for automobile lubrication.
  Principles of Lubrication. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Esso Petroleum Company. -- Discusses the problems associated with friction.
  Esso Home Heat Service. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A complete home heating plan.
  Grease to Go - Esso Unirex EP Arctic Grease. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  Super Mobil Oil. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Super Mobil Oil keeps engines clean.
  Mobil 1. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- [ca.15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  Bright Beam of Safety. -- [ca. 1961]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Atlas lantern.
  Flexitooth. -- [ca. 1963]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A plastic implement to attach to harvesting machinery to keep stones out of grain.
  New Uniflo. -- 1963. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- New motor oil developed by Humble Research. Motorists can go from 4,000 to 6,000 miles before having to change oil.
  How to Sell Motor Oil. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Esso Retail Training Centre (England). -- Discusses the need for auto lubrication and how to sell motor oil. Uniflo motor oil is featured.
  Essolube XD-3. -- 1976. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Oil test and development film.
  Whole New World - Essolube XD-3. -- 1977. -- [ca. 12 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Essolube XD-3 is a multigrade oil which has been reformulated to meet new requirements.
  New Uniflo. -- 1978. -- [ca. 12 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Improved new reformulated version of Uniflo.
  Esso Extra Unleaded. -- 1978. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- A premium quality unleaded gas.
  Pillow-Pac. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- 10 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Dispenser test.
Series 16 Marketing - Vehicle operation and maintenance. -- [ca. 1940s-1970s]. -- 22 film reels. -- Series consists of films produced to demonstrate proper vehicle operation, maintenance and repair.
  Quit Stalling. -- [ca. 1940s-1950s]. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. - An Esso Picture, John Bransby Production. -- A brand new car keeps stalling because of ice forming in the carburetor, even though the temperature is not freezing. The film demonstrates how this happens.
  Plug Hat. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 60 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Produced by Wilding Picture Productions. -- A promotional film for Atlas batteries.
  Oh, Brother! -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 30 mintues]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- An Imperial Esso Products picture, produced by The Calvin Company. -- An Esso service station attendant gets along well with everyone except a certain customer, due to a series of problems with new batteries.
  Spring Holiday (Hot Car Harry). -- [ca. 1955]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by The Calvin Company. -- A patient from a sanitarium steels a light green 1954 Ford. He pulls into a service station where an attendant talks to him about changing the antifreeze for spring.
  Hold Your Horses. -- 1958. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by the Iowa State College Department of Agricultural Engineering and Dow Chemicals. -- Film about how to maintain the horsepower of a tractor by year-round cooling system care.
  A Spark in Time on the Firing Line. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- 20 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Champion Spark Plug Company; a portafilms production. -- Animated film about spark plugs.
  Gabriel Shock Absorbers. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced by The Gabriel Company. -- Dedicated to the mechanics and repairmen in the automotive service industry, the men who keep the wheels of America turning. Film demonstrates the installation of shock absorbers.
  Hydraulics. -- [ca. 1950s-1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Scenes from across Canada illustrating the use of hydraulic equipment.
  Ethyl Corporation - Car Engine Series. -- 1954-1959. -- 12 film reels [ca. 10 minutes each]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Includes the following:
Combustion knock and preignition (1954)
Carburetor (1956)
Distributor (1956)
Electrical system (1956)
Gasoline volatility (1956)
Gasoline knocking and preignition (1956)
Spark plugs (1956)
Valves (1956)
Cooling system (1957)
Fuel injection (1957)
Positive crank case ventilation (1958)
Carbuetor icing (1959)
  Ethyl Corporation - Treat Her With Care. -- 1964. -- 11 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film about women drivers and how they choose a service station. If they are travelling, a clean appearance is the most important; and locally, service is the most important.
  Ethyl Corporation - Firepower. -- [ca. 1971]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Produced as a contribution to a better understanding of the safe handling of petroleum products.
Series 17 Television commercials - Imperial Oil/Esso. -- 1950s-1980s. -- 67 film reels. -- Series consists of Imperial Oil/Esso television commercials, most of which are in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. Includes commercials for automotive products and services, home comfort, farm and farm agents, and institutional commercials.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1952-1960s]. --16mm black and white; sound. -- These commercials are all in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database (TV-1).
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1960-1965]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- All or most of these are in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1965]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Some commercials appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database; also some different ones.
  Automotive. -- 1965. -- [ca. 3 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Hockey player Dave Keon delivers car to winner of tiger promotion contest.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1968]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Automotive. -- 1968-1969. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. Also includes a commercial for Dove soap and Engro commercials.
  Automotive. -- 1968-1969. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Atlas tire commercials and others.
  Automotive. -- 1969-1970. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Automotive. -- 1969-1971. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- 10 second commercials some of which appear in Imperial Oil Television Commercials database; some different ones.
  Automotive. -- 1970. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Automotive. -- 1970. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. Marcor presentation.
  Automotive. -- 1971. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. Marcor presentation.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 2 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Two automotive commercials which do not appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. One is for a new "driving tips" folder; the other is about a service station attendant named "Jack" and a customer named "Jill".
  Automotive. -- 1971. -- [ca. 2 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Two commercials advertising free gas with Atlas tires. One commercial features a man; the other a woman.
  Automotive. -- 1972. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Five commercials: Snow; Antique; Star; Mother; Windshield.
  Automotive. -- 1972. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Four commercials for hockey pool promotion and two for Sno-Trac.
  Automotive. -- 1972. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Commercials for "Free for all little books" promotion.
  Automotive. -- 1972. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Four commercials for hockey pool promotion; two for Sno-Trac; and two others.
  Automotive. -- 1972. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Commercials for Atlas tires.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1972-1973]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials as well as miscellaneous home comfort, farm products and home products - Stretch 'n Seal and Ruff 'n Reddi.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1972-1974]. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Features Ultra Marine, Sno Trac and Marty Feldman in the Hockey Pool promotion commercials.
  Automotive. -- 1973. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Commercials advertising the Chef's Cutlery promotion.
  Automotive. -- 1974. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Commercials which are not in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. Consists of English and French versions of: Driving Tips Folder, Boy/Girl (Jack and Jill); and Quartet. The French versions of Boy/Girl and Quartet have different actors than the English versions.
  Automotive. -- 1974-1975. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database. Includes: Mechanic; Self Serve; Father; and Radials.
  Automotive. -- [ca. 1974-1975]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Automotive. -- [ca, 1976]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Automotive commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort. -- [ca. 1964-1970]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort. -- [ca. 1965-1972]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort. -- [ca. 1965-1972]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort. -- [ca. 1970-1971]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials some of which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database; a couple of different ones. Primarily the Holmes/Watson commercials.
  Home Comfort. -- 1971. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm and Home Comfort. -- 1972. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm and Home Comfort commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm and Home Comfort. -- 1972. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm and Home Comfort commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort. -- [ca. 1975]. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials, some of which do not appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort. -- 1976. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Home Comfort commercials which do not appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Home Comfort and Farm. -- 1977. -- [ca. 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Home Comfort and Farm commercials, some of which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm. -- [ca. 1963-1967]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Farm television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm. -- [ca. 1968-1969]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm. -- 1972. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm. -- 1975-1977. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Farm. -- [ca. 1978]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Farm television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  George Feyer. -- December, 1954. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- A Christmas poem drawn by George Feyer and narrated by Jack Cresley. Televised during an Imperial Oil hockey broadcast. Also includes segment of the Hot Stove League with Syl Apps and Harold Cotton, chief scout for the Boston Bruins.
  George Feyer. -- December, 1955. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- George Feyer draws "A Christmas Story" read by Lorne Green. Also includes a Christmas message from J.R. White, President of Imperial Oil Limited. Broadcast during Hockey Night in Canada game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks.
  George Feyer. -- 1954-1955. -- 2 film reels [ca. 20 minutes each]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Television commercials for Imperial Oil drawn live by George Feyer during Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts.
  George Feyer. -- 1955-1956. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Television commercials for Imperial Oil drawn live by George Feyer during Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts.
  George Feyer. -- 1956-1957. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Television commercials for Imperial Oil drawn live by George Feyer during Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts.
  George Feyer. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and whte; sound. -- Film could not be viewed as it is on the reel backwards.
  George Feyer. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- George Feyer with his puppet friend illustrates profits and who gets the money Imperial Oil takes in.
  Institutional. -- 1960s-1970s. -- 15 film reels [20 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- Institutional television commercials which appear in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database.
  Automotive, Home Comfort and Institutional. -- 1975-1976. -- [ca. -- 5 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Three television commercials shown on Hockey Night in Canada broadcast May 16, 1976. Not in the Imperial Oil Television Commercials database: You Know Me (Atlas tires); Tune-up (Home Comfort); and Fish (developing new supplies of petroleum).
  Automotive, Home Comfort and Institutional. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- [ca. -- 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
Series 18 Television Commericals and programs - Affiliates and Competitors. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]. -- 10 film reels. -- Series consists of television commercials and programs produced by affiiates and competitors of Imperial Oil including Standard Oil (New Jersey), Shell Oil, Gulf Oil and British American Oil. Also includes miscellaneous commericals from other companies compiled for research purposes.
  Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Promotional film about how petroleum products contribute to peace and progress of people everywhere.
  Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). -- 1963. -- 25 minutes. -- 16mm black and white and colour; sound. -- 27 television commercials from the productions of affiliated companies in various countries. These include Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States (Humble Oil), Brazil, Creole and Finland.
  Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 25 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Television commercials from affiliated companies in various countries.
  Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). -- 1970. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Institutional advertisements concerning the environment.
  Shell Oil. -- 1973. -- 3 minutes. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Four television commercials for Shell Ultra gasoline.
  Gulf Oil. -- 1974. -- [ca. 4 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Four television commercials.
  Competitive Advertising. -- [ca. 1963-1964]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white; sound. -- Includes television commercials for Hush Puppies shoes and the Atlas Safety Lantern.
  Competitive Advertising. -- 1971. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Television commercials for Royal Bank, Laurentide, Molson, Air Canada, Bell Canada, and Mr. Muffler.
  Competitive Advertising. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Television commercials for Lever Brothers, Dominion Stores and General Foods. Includes Maxwell House coffee ads with Ricardo Montalban.
  BA Musical Showcase. -- [ca. 1965-1967]. -- 30 minutes. -- 16mm black and white; sound. - British American Oil sponsored this show which featured music and contests which customers entered when they made a purchase with their BA credit card or cash.
Series 19 Texaco. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]. -- 14 film reels. -- Series consists of promotional films produced for Texaco Canada Limited and Texaco Inc.
  The Story of a Star. -- [ca. 1954-1955]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Jerry Fairbanks production. -- Story of the Texaco Company, narrated by Art Gilmore; Harry Von Zell is the voice of the star.
  Texaco Rando Oils HD. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm black and white;sound. -- Film discusses the properties of oil and tests Rando heavy duty oils.
  Texaco Rando Oils HD. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Duplicate of above.
  Texaco Fuel System. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Film discusses factors which influence how well gasoline works in a car's fuel system.
  Texaco Cutting Fluids. -- 1956. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Cutting fluids reduce heat by reducing friction.
  Stop Loss with Organized Lubrication. -- 1960. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Preventative maintenance on machinery with proper lubrication will decrease down time.
  Lubrication - The Life Blood of Industsry. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- Texaco film discusses the fundamentals of lubrication.
  Hydraulic Oil. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  A Plan for Profit. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Presented by Texaco Canada Limited. -- Film discusses how the construction industry can be more profitable by using Texaco oils and lubricants to keep heavy equipment running properly.
  The Challenge of the Future. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- [ca. 20 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound. -- Successful Texaco dealers discuss trends in gasoline sales, customer service and service station footage in order to maximize their business.
  Texaco Dealer Convention. -- 1983. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  Texaco Dealer Convention. -- 1984. -- [ca. 10 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  Texaco Dealer Convention. -- 1985. -- [ca. 15 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
  Texaco Dealer Convention. -- 1987. -- [ca. 30 minutes]. -- 16mm colour; sound.
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