Produced by the US Department of the Interior, Glimpses of Texas: Its Natural Resources and the Big Bend National Park Project (1936) reviews the natural diversity and valuable resources found throughout the state. (The image quality is poor because the digital copy was made from a videotape duplicate of the original film.) Oil and gas deposits top the list, with the silent government film identifying several major fields.

Texas reserves predominantly exist across five main regions: Southeast Texas, East Texas, Panhandle, Permian Basin, and offshore. Moving images not only share stories about the discovery and development of these areas but also demonstrate the broad socio-cultural impact on surrounding communities.




Permian Basin