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Petroleum industry and trade

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast
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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Roy M. Huffington Oil Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 575
Overview This collection documents the business history of the Roy M. Huffington, Inc., also known as Huffco. There are photos, correspondence files, videos, as well as awards and speeches that Roy M. Huffington gave while he served as CEO and president of the company.
Dates: 1958 - 2008

Roy M. Huffington Personal and Professional Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 688
Overview The personal and professional papers of Roy M. Huffington contain correspondence, photographs, awards, and audio visual materials. His civic duties are the bulk of this collection.
Dates: 1972 - 2009

Texas City disaster records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 529
Overview The Texas City disaster records were created and / or maintained by survivor Robert M. Morris, of Texas City, TX. The reports, statements, images and notes describe the events of the April 16, 1947 when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded, causing disaster on shore at the nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely...
Dates: 1947-2003; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1949

Walter Benona Sharp and Estelle Boughton Sharp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 271
Overview Correspondence, scrapbooks, business papers, ledgers, tributes and memorials, audiotapes of oral history interviews, clippings, photos, and other papers of Sharp and his wife, Estelle (Boughton) Sharp, active in Houston, Tex., civic and philanthropic affairs. Topics include oil industry, lives of the Sharp family, Howard Hughes family, growth of Houston, Spindletop Oil Field, founding of the Texas Company and Sharp-Hughes Tool Company, and establishment of United Charities.
Dates: 1868 - 1978

Walter W. and Ella F. Fondren Papers, 1838-1973

 Collection
Identifier: MS 390
Overview The Fondren Papers provide a record of the Fondren family's acquisition and dispersal of money in Houston and across Texas during the first three-quarters of this century and offers additional information on the financial workings of several well-known institutions and corporations. Formats include correspondence and financial documents.
Dates: 1838-1973

William Allen Haynes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 268
Abstract: Over one half of the collection documents cattle ranching, oil prospecting, and banking in Texas, as well as personal and family life during the Great Depression. The William Allen Haynes collection offers a view of living conditions of a prosperous Central Texas rancher and entrepreneur as well as providing information on conditions in Texas in the first part of the 19th century.
Dates: 1901 - 1953

William Harrison Hamman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 006
Overview Correspondence, documents, Civil War materials, clippings, and other papers of Hamman including accounts of early Texas historical events and political opinions as well as his legal and business papers regarding oil land, gas, and minerals; together with papers of his wife, Ella Hamman; papers of John Hamman (1879-1966), founder of Hamman Exploration Col, later Hamman Oil and Refining Co., pioneer in the development of mineral resources in Texas, and lawyer specializing in land and corporation...
Dates: 1828-1966, bulk dates 1861-1889; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1889