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Collection Details


Collection Name: Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry Records, 1952-1958
Repository Name: University of Texas, Austin. Libraries, Center for American History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Austin, Texas, United States
URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00143/cah-00143.html
Dates Spanned: 1952-1958
Description: This major collection documenting the development of the Texas oil industry includes taped interviews of oral reminiscences and large quantities of written materials. The 218 interviews record the memories of pioneers in all phases of oil fields and oil booms--roughnecks, drillers, promoters, financiers, contractors, leasemen and law officers. These tapes have been transcribed and indexed for subjects that were deemed appropriate for use by historians, folklorists, linguists, sociologists and genealogists. There is also a checklist for the interviews which provides an alphabetical list by each interviewee's name and an index to the identifiable photos in the collection.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 218
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Oil industries; Oil industries--Employees; Oil industries--Texas; Oral history; Texas; United States
Collection Code: OHC0002863