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1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas

1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: July 6, 1951
These are two aerial views of Neosho County, Kansas, that were taken by and published in the Chanute Tribune newspaper. The two photographs show a flooded oil storage facility and farmstead.


Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1964
These two aerial photographs show railroad tracks, including the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, going through Neodesha in Wilson County, Kansas. The Standard Oil Company processing and storage facility is visible alongside the tracks.


A gas line on the Mahan-Tarr ranch in Barber County, Kansas

A gas line on the Mahan-Tarr ranch in Barber County, Kansas
Date: March, 1955
Here are two photographs showing Cities Service's gas line on the Mahan-Tarr ranch in Barber County, Kansas. One photograph shows the ditching machine digging a trench for the gas line. The land was owned by Mrs. T. C. Mahan of Coldwater and her sister Mrs. Sewell Tarr of Huntsville, Arkansas who inherited the land from their father Frank Markham.


Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor

Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph represents Alfred Mossman Landon, (1887-1987), standing in an oil field. He was governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937, and ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1936, losing to President Franklin Roosevelt.


Allan H. Hand to Pauline D. Beatty

Allan H. Hand to Pauline D. Beatty
Date: December 15, 1945
This letter is from Allan H. Hand, Trustee & Liquidation Agent for the Petroleum Industry War Council, Washington. D.C. to Mrs. Pauline D. Beatty, Petroleum Industry War Council, Washington, D.C. Hand is notifying Mrs. Beatty that the Petroleum Industry War Council has been dissolved and that her service as office manger will no longer be required.


American Carbide & Chemical Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas

American Carbide & Chemical Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
Two black and white photographs of the American Carbide and Chemical Corporation in Arkansas City, Kansas.


Applications for Positions

Applications for Positions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 20, 1915
This file includes a letter from Great Bend, Kansas with the enclosing of an application for the position as Deputy Oil Inspector. The file is incomplete and does not include the application. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #854

Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #854
Creator: Big Harvey Oil & Gas Company
Date: Aug. 1, 1917
This is stock certificate #854 for Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company in Newton, Kansas. It was issued to William Hutchinson.


Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #861

Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #861
Creator: Big Harvey Oil & Gas Company
Date: Aug. 1, 1917
This is stock certificate #861 for Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company in Newton, Kansas. It was issued to B. E. Eatinger.


Carlin, Docking. A new tradition for Kansas

Carlin, Docking. A new tradition for Kansas
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: 1982
This is a brochure from Governor John Carlin's second gubernatorial campaign in 1982 against Sam Hardage. Governor Carlin highlights the accomplishments of his first administration including: limiting growth in the size of government, lowering taxes, improving public safety, and enhancing economic development. He also advocates for the enactment of a severance tax on gas and oil producers as a way to promote tax fairness in the state. Governor Carlin defeated Sam Hardage in the 1982 election and served a second term as governor.


Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, Augusta, Kansas

Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, Augusta, Kansas
Date: June 1916
This black and white photograph shows a group of people standing in the oil field, discovered by the Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, in Augusta, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph, the well was flowing 1,800 barrels of oil daily.


Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, El Dorado, Kansas

Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1914 and 1916
This black and white photograph shows a team of horses and mules inside the pipe yard of the Cities Service Petroleum Corporation at El Dorado, Kansas. These horse drawn wagons were responsible for transporting the heavy equipment to the oil fields.


Conservation of natural gas in the home

Conservation of natural gas in the home
Date: 1920
This is a report to the Court of Industrial Relations by the Natural Gas Conservation Committee.


Cunningham Helium Plant in Kingman County

Cunningham Helium Plant in Kingman County
Date: 2001
Shown are a series of slides taken at the remains of a World War II era helium plant near Cunningham, Kansas, one of two in the state. At the time of the archeological survey, the remains consisted of concrete foundations, gravel roads, and concrete structures resembling storm cellars.


Derby Oil Company, Wichita, Kansas

Derby Oil Company, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This black and white photograph shows the exterior view of the Derby Oil Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Derby Refinery, Wichita, Kansas

Derby Refinery, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These four black and white photographs show the Derby Petroleum Refinery in Wichita, Kansas.


"Dickinson No. 1" oil well, Lane County, Kansas

"Dickinson No. 1" oil well, Lane County, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1925
The "Dickinson No. 1" oil well spudding in on May 13, 1925. In the oil and gas industry, "spudding" refers to the process of beginning to drill a well.


Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II

Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Derrick, Doyle Earl
Date: 1 February 2008
Technical Sergeant Derrick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939 and served until 1943. He was 29 years old when he enlisted. After basic training, he served as an instructor in Norman, Oklahoma and was then assigned to a bomber squadron in the Pacific as a technical sergeant. The were involved in the fighting at Guadacanal and the Philippines. He used the G. I. Bill for farming training at Highland Community College. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 1, 2008. Derrick was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, on January 29, 1910. His family moved to Kansas when he was 7 or 8 years old. His father had a brother in Kansas who encouraged them to move here to go into farming. Derrick graduated from Highland High School and completed 2 years at Emporia State Teachers College. After two year of college, Derrick and a friend Vern Frisky "hoboed" for a year, ending up on the West Coast. He spent most of the 1930s in Alaska working on an oil pipeline. At some point after the war, he returned to Alaska. He was living in Wathena, Kansas at the time of this interview. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Drilling the Mahan-Tarr #1 oil well in Barber County, Kansas

Drilling the Mahan-Tarr #1 oil well in Barber County, Kansas
Date: December, 1954
Here are three photographs showing Purcell-Mull Drilling Company drilling Mahan-Tarr #1 in Barber County, Kansas. The well is located in the Medicine Lodge field. The well was owned by Mrs. T. C. Mahan of Coldwater and her sister Mrs. Sewell Tarr of Huntsville, Arkansas who inherited the land from their father Frank Markham.


Drilling the Mahan-Tarr #2 oil well in Barber County, Kansas

Drilling the Mahan-Tarr #2 oil well in Barber County, Kansas
Date: April 1956
Here are four photographs of Mahan-Tarr #2 oil well in Barber County, Kansas. The land was owned by Mrs. T. C. Mahan of Coldwater and her sister Mrs. Sewell Tarr of Huntsville, Arkansas who inherited it from their father Frank Markham.


Earl and Shirley Anne Burgess with a Mobil Oil Company truck in Cimarron, Kansas

Earl and Shirley Anne Burgess with a Mobil Oil Company truck in Cimarron, Kansas
Date: February 07, 1934
This is a photograph of Earl and Shirley Anne Burgess with a Mobil Oil Company truck in Cimarron, Kansas. After the Cimarron State Bank closed in 1932, Earl Burgess drove this truck.


Early oil well in Seward County, Kansas

Early oil well in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of men collecting oil from an early oil well in Seward County, Kansas.


Elk County, Kansas

Elk County, Kansas
Creator: Smith, H. F.
Date: c1927
This map of Elk County, Kansas shows oil and gas wells, dry holes and abandoned, schools, churches, cemeteries, and state and county roads. It also shows names of rural landowners.


Excerpts from taped interviews with John Stadler

Excerpts from taped interviews with John Stadler
Creator: Stadler, John
Date: 1979
This oral history interview with John Stadler, Stevens County, describes his experiences during the dust bowl of the 1930s. He devotes much of the interview to reminiscing about how these dust storms interrupted the daily routines of those living in western Kansas. Stadler worked for the local gas company, and he also supervised the drilling of 443 wells near Hugoton. Copied from Dust Storms as Remembered by Hugoton Citizens.


First roustabout gang on Stapleton lease, Butler County, Kansas

First roustabout gang on Stapleton lease, Butler County, Kansas
Date: April 16, 1916
This photograph shows the six Butler County men who made up the first roustabout gang on the Stapleton oil lease. Top row, left to right: Jim Johnson, Cecil Morgan. Bottom row, left to right: Cal Andrews, Charlie Lee, Jim Chastain, Dick Guthrie. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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