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The OPB Lending Library is a benefit we are pleased to offer to:

Members and Partners may borrow up to 2 items at a time for up to 21 days.

We'll send you the media items by mail, including a return envelope and postage for convenient return.

If the item you have selected is currently on loan, we will be happy to reserve it for you. We hope you enjoy this service.

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  2. To request the item, click the "Add to Request List" button at the bottom of the detail page.
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For more information or to select by phone:

If you're a Business Partner, please e-mail Lori Bernet or call 503.293.1950.

If you're a Cornerstone Society, President's Council or Wyllis Johnson Legacy Society member, please e-mail Julie Arnzen or call 503.977.7765.

Title: The Dust Bowl, A Film by Ken Burns
Copy #: 1
Status: available
Duration: 4 hours, 0 minutes
Media: 1 DVD

Description:

In Part 1 of THE DUST BOWL, A FILM BY KEN BURNS, feel the full force of the worst man-made environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them. In Part 2, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts and a break in the drought in 1939 eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations

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