Shows the Colorado River, electric power transmission lines, and a steel plant in operation. A train brings materials, fuel, and workmen to Boulder City to build Boulder Dam. Close-ups are shown of buckets on cable cars dumping cement into the coffer dam. Includes views of the power lines and towers at the dam site, the switches to control the power, and the completed dam; and the farms, homes, and orchards made possible by power and water from the dam.
National Archives Identifier: 11674
Local Identifier: 48.43
Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent)
From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of the Interior, compiled 1916 - 1976
* Record Group 48: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1826 - 2009
Level of Description: Item
Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images
This item was produced or created: 1936
The creator compiled or maintained the series between: 1916 - 1976
Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s): Undetermined
Sound Type: Sound
Accession Number(s): III-NAV-193
Online Resource(s): YouTube
This video is available on the U.S. National Archives' channel on YouTube.
A transcript of this video is available online as a PDF.
Contributors to Authorship and/or Production of the Archival Material(s):
* Department of the Interior. Bureau of Reclamation. (06/20/1923 - 11/06/1979), Producer