For Surviving the Dust Bowl

Produced & Written by
Chana Gazit

Co-produced & Edited by
David Steward

Associate Producers
Laura Ozment-Schenck
Maria Nicolo

Production Coordinator/Researcher
Marilyn Ness

Music by
Michael Bacon

Narrated by
Liev Schreiber

Voice of Lawrence Svobida
Matthew Modine

Allan Palmer

Sound Recording
Michael Haines

Assistant Camera
Dale Scarberry
William Mccullough
Brett Wiley

John Scarberry

Additional Cinematography
David Steward
Terry Hopkins
Foster Wiley

Additional Sound
Michael Allen
David Girard
Roger Phenix

Archival Research
Joy Conley
Lewanne Jones
Susan Nickerson

Additional Research
Steve Bogener
Mike Harter
Katy Matthews
Bill Pugsley

Assistant Editors
Emir Lewis
Dena Mermelstein

Re-recording Mixer
Rick Dior
Digital Camera

Jim Dalglish
Du Art Video

Motion Effects
Russell Steward
Immediate Image

Ralph Pitre
Broadway Video

On-Line Editor
Alvin Bowens

Archival Film
Archive Films
Blue Stock Footage
Jo Ellett
Hot Shot/Cool Cuts
The Image Bank
National Archives
Grinberg World Wide Images
UCLA Film & Television Archive
University Of South Carolina Film Library

Archival Photos
Amarillo Public Library
AP/Wide World Photos
The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Square House Museum
Caxton Printers
Evelyn Jeanne Claytor
WHC, Denver Public Library
Institute of Texan Cultures
Kansas State Historical Society
Library of Congress
Museum of Modern Art
National Archives
Oklahoma Historical Society
Seward County Historical Museum
Loreen Svobida
S.W. Collection, Texas Tech University
Earl White
Xit Museum

Excerpts from
“An Empire of Dust”
by Lawrence Svobida
Courtesy of Caxton Printers

Kelley A. Trotter

R. Douglas Hurt
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Creative Consultant
Paul Taylor


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-Line Editors
Spencer Gentry
Mark Steele

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Associate Producer, Web
Molly Jacobs

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Kelsey Dorwart
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano

Marketing and Communications
Sean Cleary
Jen Holmes
Patrick Ramirez

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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