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BPVL - BP Video Library


Harding Rig (photo courtesy of BPVL)
Description
Originally a collection of oil company archives from the early 20th century, the Library has since expanded to include historic and current activities of BP’s operations worldwide in oil exploration, production and chemicals. It also includes general footage of the locality and population in areas where BP operates, and a wide selection of events BP has contributed to, such as motor racing and bike racing and land-speed record attempts. It also holds material of companies now owned by BP such as Super National, National Benzole, Arco, Amoco, Gulf and Sohio. The Library offers a record of the last century through one of Britains’ largest industrial companies.
Website
http://www.bpvideolibrary.com/contact.asp
Keywords
Advertising films; Alaska; Alternative energy; Chemicals; Gas; Land speed records, sport; Motor racing, sport; Motor cycling, sport; Oil industries; Transport
Access
Mon-Fri, 09.30-17.00, by arrangement. Staff are available to assist.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Time code VHS viewing copies on request.
Charges
Charges for research, duplication and handling.
Copyright
Copyrights reside with The British Petroleum Company plc and BP Amoco plc.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 3,000 hours. Both master material and extensive rushes from most productions. Advertising, documentary, history, science and education.
Video components: VHS, U-matic, Betacam/Beta-SP, DigiBeta, DV.
Film: All material originated on film has been transferred and is available on videotape, 85% colour, 15% black and white.

Additional Information

Conservation policy
No material is junked.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Jonathan Pike
Telephone
020 7357 7521
Email
bpvl@bp.com
Address
52/54 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1UN

Alternate Contact

Email
Jonathan.Pike@uk.bp.com

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