Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 503
Abstract: The Gilcrease Oil Company, East Texas "Early Days" video is a copy derived from a film that was apparently created in the 1920s or 1930s showing oil-drilling related activities of the Gilcrease Oil Company in East Texas centering on the East Texas Oil Field near the Texas towns of Longview and Gladewater.
Identifier: MS 504
Overview The materials in this collection are from the Houston-based Kirby Petroleum Company and the records of George Sawtelle, president and later chairman of the company to 1965. This collection consists of 2.5 linear feet of photographs, correspondence, business records, clippings, and technical papers. The primary correspondents are John H. Kirby, Clint Murchison, Cooper Ragan, and George Sawtelle. This material provides a valuable look at the early days of the oil industry in Texas. In particular,...
Dates: 1921-1967, bulk 1931-1953