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[Letter from the Trans-State Oil Company to R. B. McMillen, January 23, 1935]

Description: Letter from Claude Kavanaugh, of the Trans-State Oil Company, to R. B. McMillen concerning the value of Big Indian properties being highly valuable and "are going to be mad more valuable." This letter is in response to the huge amount of mail received by the unite holders from his original general letter. Also included is a flash announcement which, at the end, asks the unit holders to "sign and send in the enclosed proxy so that we may represent you...to defeat the present sale of the property."
Date: January 23, 1935
Creator: Kavanaugh, Claude
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

Interview with Ted and Hedy Orden, January 25, 1989

Description: Interview with Ted and Hedy Orden from Romania. In the interview, they discuss their background in Romania during World War II, including being put into a labor camp, immigrating to America, and finally founding Thrifty Oil Company.
Date: January 25, 1989
Creator: Orden, Ted; Orden, Hedy & McCaleb, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Interview with T. Boone Pickens, 1984

Description: Interview with T. Boone Pickens, President of Mesa Petroleum. In the interview, Pickens discusses the recent media attention for his company and the oil industry in general.
Date: 1984
Creator: Pickens, T. Boone & McCaleb, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Oral History Interviews with Don McLeod, February and March 1975

Description: Interview with Don McLeod, who moved to Mont Belvieu in 1929 from Beaumont, Texas. McLeod answers questions and describes the growth of the oil business in Mont Belvieu and Baytown, including what companies were already here and how the business has changed from then until now.
Date: {1975-02-19, 1975-03-01, 1975-03-03}
Creator: Webber, Betsy & McLeod, Don
Partner: Lee College

[Note with Oil Prices]

Description: Handwritten note on a printed sheet with oil prices sent to Sweetwater, Texas. The written note says "Cal-Tex Ref Co., Colorado (City), Texas," and "[sic] Anderson-Prichard Oil Corp, Gen Offices - Okla City, Okla."
Date: May 1, 1942
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Interview with Stephen Wells, 1985

Description: A videorecording of an interview with Stephen Wells, President of Welenco, an oil production company, in which Wells discusses his career in the oil industry. The interview was conducted by Dr. Gary McCaleb of Abilene Christian University in 1985.
Date: 1985
Creator: Wells, Stephen & McCaleb, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Standard of Drilling Rig

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a drilling rig near Taft, Texas. A large wooden platform is raised off the ground. A ladder on the right leads to the top of the platform. A ramp leads up the opposite side of the platform. A large drilling rig is in the middle of the platform. In the middle of the rig is a large pulley.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Chiles Food Store and Post Office

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of Chiles Food Store, Post Office, and Gas Station in Portland, Texas. Three stores are pictured in one building and several gas pumps are in front of the stores. The three signs read, "Texas Star Oil Co.," "U.S. Post Office," and "Food Store." Two people are standing in front of the oil company store.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Willacy Oil Well

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of an oil well west of Portland, TX. A single drilling rig is shown in the middle of a field of wild plants and grasses. A wire fence with stone posts encloses the area around the well. The well is on a raised portion of ground devoid of any of the surrounding plants.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Oil Well near El Paso, Tex.]

Description: This postcard focuses on an oil well near El Paso, Texas. The structure is made out of wood and has a wooden fence surrounding its perimeter. A sign on the oil well says: "El Paso Oil & Gas Co's. Well No.1" A desert landscape and mountains are visible in the background of the picture.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Pierce-Fordyce Refinery in Texas City]

Description: A view of part of the Pierce-Fordyce Refinery. A one story brick building stands at the far left. Two horizontal cylindrical storage tanks and a raised pipeline are to the right of the building. In the rear middle of the picture, a number of men gather near a large smokestack near a two story building.
Date: [1920..1930]
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

Texas & Pacific [Bus]

Description: This is a photograph of the bus that conveyed passengers that got off the Texas & Pacific's "Sunshine Special" in Millsap to their destination in Mineral Werlls. This picture was taken in 1940. Information about this picture is taken from Arthur Weaver's book "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells", page 96.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Map of] Pipe line capacity for movement of West Texas - New Mexico crude.

Description: Map shows bounded area in West Texas representing center of major crude production and arrows representing pipe line delivery to major processing centers; major Texas cities as points of reference. Includes statistical tables estimating production for 1953, 1954, and 1955; oil companies names. Scale not given.
Date: 1955
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Pampa, Texas: A Ranching and Industrial City]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Pampa, Texas. At a ranch, cowboys drive cattle to branding. Visitors to the White Deer Land Museum look at period furniture, wagon parts, and arrowheads. At a military museum, a United States Army helicopter and an airplane are displayed outside. Indoors, a guide shows Nazi military knives, a P38 pistol, and other weapons to a visiting man and boy. An outdoor sculpture of a musical staff displays the opening measures of Woody Guthrie's song "This Land is Your Land". The film’s various other shots of Pampa sites and inhabitants include: the Gray County Court House, Pampa Chamber of Commerce, Pampa Fire Department, Clarendon College, National Oilwell factory, Celanese factory, Cabot Corporation plant, men performing various tasks on heavy industrial machinery, men repainting the Harris Drugs storefront, and a colony of black-tailed prairie dog clans.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[The Thurber Tipple and Thurber Monument]

Description: Photograph of buildings in Thurber, Texas, taken from a parking lot. A gasoline station is on the left; it has a second story serving as an overhang as well as a taller platform with a railing and the words "Thurber Tipple" written near the roof. A car is parked at the gasoline station and a couple is looking inside the engine. The Thurber smokestack is visible near the center of the photograph and several unidentified buildings are on the left. Three other cars are parked on the left side of the photograph.
Date: August 4, 1974
Location Info:
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library