You are here

Petroleum Archives

Collection 67

Petroleum Archives.  Collection, 1902-1970

2 ft., 10 ½ inches

Oil history began in Louisiana on 20 September 1901 when the first producing well of the Jennings field was brought in, this being the first well Louisiana and the beginning of the second field in the Gulf Coast.

This collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles on the petroleum industry in Louisiana.  Also included are numerous oil-related magazines and journals as well as reports, interviews, photographs, etc. of the petroleum industry in Louisiana from 1900s-1970s.

Series:

A. Articles  
  1. Newspaper 1-01
  2. Magazine 1-02
B. Correspondence 1-03
C. Records  
  1. Financial 1-04
  2. General 1-05
D. Publications  
  1. Magazine and Journal 1-06 through 5-03
  2. Newspaper 5-04 through 5-07
  3. Miscellaneous 5-08 through 6-04
E. Miscellaneous  
  1. Bibliography 6-05 through 6-06
  2. Reports 6-07
  3. Map 6-08
  4. Interviews 6-09
  5. History 6-10
  6. Documents 6-11
  7. Photographs 7-01 through 7-07

Inventory:

1-01 Articles, Newspaper
    Petroleum Industry in Louisiana, 1866-1967
1-02 Articles, Magazine
    “The Anse La Butte Oil Field”, by Cyril K. Moresi. Oil, March 1941, pp.39-42
    “Louisiana’s Offshore Development”, by Frank M. Ritchie. Oil, July 1966, pp.9-14
    “Boom Town in the Oil Patch”, Oil, July 1967, pp.9-30
    “Natural Gas in Louisiana”, by W.O. Chisholm. Louisiana Conservation Review, Spring 1938, pp.39-46
    “History of North Louisiana”, by Grady Triplett. Oil Weekly, 28 March 1938, pp.95-96
    “Down The Trail of Evangeline”, W.B. Fulton. The Lamp, n.d., pp. 20-24
    “Conservation of Louisiana’s Mineral Resources, 1906-1908”, by Cyril Moresi.  Louisiana Conservationist, 4 July 1933, pp.26-37
     
1-03 Correspondence, 1902-1970, n.d.
     
1-04 Financial Records: receipts, invoices, expense account, 1969-1970
     
1-05 General Records: addresses, n.d.
     
1-06 1-06 Publications, Magazines & Journals
    Chaperone Magazine, April 1902
    Enjay Magazine, Summer, 1969
    The Lamp magazine, January 1919
1-07 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Magazine, April-Sept. 1941
1-08 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Magazine, May, July, August, October 1956
1-09 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Magazine, January, April, August, October, 1957
1-10 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Magazine, February, April 1958; April 1960; December 1961, June, November December 1961
2-01 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Magazine, Jan.–Nov. 1962
2-02 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Magazine,  Jan., March, May-June, Aug.-Oct. 1963 March, Aug. 1964; Dec. 1965
2-03 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil Investors’ Journal, July 5, 1902
    The Register, September 1951
    Successful American, April 1902
2-04 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, June 1939; Dec. 1950; Nov. 1951; June, Sept. 1955
2-05 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, Oct.-Dec. 1955; Jan. 1956
2-06 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, May–Aug. 1956
3-01 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, Sept. 1956; Aug. 1957; Oct. 1961
3-02 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, Feb.–June 1962
3-03 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, July – Oct. 1962
3-04 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, Jan.-April 1963
3-05 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America Monthly, June-Sept. 1963
3-06 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    American Petroleum Institute, Winter 1959
    Drill Bit, October 1965
    Louisiana Municipal Review, September 1955
    The Standard Oiler, June 1961
    Time Magazine, June 24 1957
    Today’s Business, June 1962
3-08 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Louisiana Conservation Review, Sept. 1955; July-Aug. 1957; Feb. 1962
3-09 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Louisiana Conservation Review, Winter 1937/1938
    The Humble Way, May/June 1953
    The Liner, March 1969
4-01 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Rig & Reel, June, Aug.-Dec. 1955; Sept. 1956
4-02 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Lamp, Fall, Summer 1956; Fall, Summer 1961; Spring 1962; Spring 1963
4-03 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    The Oil & Gas Journal, Nov. 1962; Oct. 1965
4-04 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, March, May 1948
4-05 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, April, Aug., Dec. 1949
4-06 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, Sept., Nov.-Dec. 1950
4-07 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, Jan.-Feb., May-Sept., Nov.–Dec. 1951
4-08 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, Jan., April, June-July, Sept.–Nov. 1952
4-09 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, April-May, July, Sept.-Dec., 1953
5-01 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, Feb., April, Aug., Dec. 1954
5-02 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Oil News Magazine, April-June, Aug.-Nov. 1955
5-03 Publications, Magazines & Journals:
    Transgas, Jan./Feb. 1969
     
5-04 Publications, Newspapers:
    Crowley Daily Signal – Golden Jubilee Edition [Industrial Section], Oct. 4, 1937
5-05 Publications, Newspapers:
    Daily Iberian – 75th Anniversary Edition, March 29, 1968
5-06 Publications, Newspapers:
    Item-Tribune, March 14, 1937 [2 copies]
5-07 Publications, Newspapers:
    Franklin Banner Tribune, April 28, 1959
     
5-08 Publications, General:
    The Autobiography of an Oil Man, by W. Scott Heywood. 1941
6-01 Publications, General:
    City of New Orleans - Annual Report of the Mayor, 1955-56
    Hycalog, n.d.
    The Industry Nobody Really Knows, by Craig Thompson. n.d.
    International Oil Exposition, official program, May 3-8, 1955
    Oil company reports to Department of Conservation, 1957, 1962
    Facts on Oil Imports, pamphlet, May 1962
    NonPareil Consolidated Oil Company Prospectus, n.d.
6-02 Publications, General:
    Leadership Through Research, n.d.
    Louisiana’s Golden Oil Jubilee, September 21-23, 1955
    The Oil Producing Industry in Your State, 1962, 1963
6-03 Publications, General:
    Pioneering the Gulf Coast, by Reid Sayers McBeth. n.d. [Xeroxed copy]
6-04 Publications, General:
    The Story of the Baton Rouge Refinery, n.d.
    Vermilion Parish Louisiana – Resources and Facilities, n.d.
    The History of the First Oil Well in the State of Louisiana, by T.C. Mahaffey. 1938
     
6-05 Miscellaneous, Bibliography:
    miscellaneous oil production statistics, n.d.
6-06 Miscellaneous, Bibliography:
    Louisiana Oil Fields, 1932, n.d.
     
6-07 Miscellaneous, Reports:
    Independent Producers of Natural Gas, Miscellaneous Reports, Federal Regulations, 1956-62, n.d.
     
6-08 Miscellaneous, Maps:
    Map of South Louisiana and Louisiana Continental Shelf Showing Natural Gas Pipe Lines, by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation, 1966
     
6-09 Miscellaneous, Interviews:
    Fred Gerwick, July 8, 1969
    E.M. Christensen, July 15, 1969
    Fred Bates, July 16, 1969
     
6-10 Miscellaneous, History:
    Louisiana Petroleum Council [History], 1969
     
6-11 Miscellaneous, Document:
    Presented by Perry J. Burke, Sr., of New Iberia
     
Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 1970s-1980s
7-01 Miscellaneous
    Photographs:  Field Operations
    Refineries, Supply companies, etc.
    Support Activities
    Individuals
    Field Operations (#2)
    Organizations
    miscellaneous