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John Wight Papers, 1894-1984

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wight, John, 1889-1986
Title
John Wight Papers
Dates
1894-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
80.0 linear feet, (133 boxes, 25 volumes, and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
Mss 220
Summary
John Wight was a land speculator and oil/natural gas developer, primarily in Montana and Wyoming. This collection contains records relating to his land and natural resource development companies throughout the American west and central Canada.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Wight was born in Dover, Arkansas, on December 13, 1889, to Eugenia (Arnold) and John Fitch Wight. His father emigrated from the Isle of Wight and was part of the California gold rush. He then moved on to South Dakota's Black Hills, but settled into ranching and farming instead of mining. Eugenia, widowed from her first marriage with a son, Frank, married him in 1888.

Wight's father died when he was six, and the family moved to Rapid City, where his mother married Marshall Coons. He attended school in Rapid City, South Dakota, but quit at age eleven to work in a sawmill. When he was fifteen, he began to work in construction and began to mine with his brother, Edwin. At age seventeen, he started a real estate and insurance office in Rapid City with his half-brother Frank, which was quite successful; the completion of the Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Seattle Railroad to Rapid City had started a land rush. Wight read law to become a land attorney and was appointed U.S. Commissioner for the U.S. Land Office. He spent time in St. George, British Columbia, and Alaska looking at land suitable for speculation, but returned to Oregon. He speculated on land near Medford, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; and near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He closed his Rapid City office and moved to Spokane, where he owned a number of buildings. He also bought the opera house in Oakdale, Washington, a sawmill at Mica Peak, Washington, and a drug store in Cheney, Washington. He maintained some interests in South Dakota and Montana. After losing most of his assets, he homesteaded in the Miles City, Montana, area in 1909 and in Powder River Country, Montana, in 1917. He moved to Miles City in 1921.

In 1919 he and his brother Edwin entered the oil exploration and production business in eastern Montana with the Capital Gas Corporation. He drafted and promoted the Oil and Gas Leasing and Right-of-Way Act, which Congress passed in 1920 and made oil pipes that crossed federal land common carriers. He formed the Atlantic Pacific Oil Company, then the Capital Gas Corporation, which bought most of the Atlantic Pacific's assets. The Capital Gas Corporation went bankrupt in 1943. He was president of the Mondakota Gas Company of Billings, which he organized in 1942, and in 1927 organized the Midwest Holding Company, which performed petroleum exploration and drilling in Montana and Wyoming. Wight also held interest in the Atlantic-Pacific Oil Company, the Cedar Creek Field, and owned the Soap Creek Refinery of Soap Creek, Montana, and the Shelby Oil Refinery of Shelby, Montana. He later reorganized the Shelby Refinery as the Sun Oil Company. In 1949 Oil Reporter named him Oilman of the Year. His daughter Marvel Lowrance joined him in the business.

Wight forced the federal government to enforce the Common Carrier Right of Way Act of 1920, in which pipeline companies must carry gas from the fields of independent producers. He filed suit in 1929 for Mondakota to use the interstate gas transmission lines of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Company (MDUC). The Federal Power Commission made its final ruling in favor of Mondakota in 1949. He was, in general, very involved with federal legislation concerning the oil and gas industry, and with numerous lawsuits in defense of his assets.

He married Susan Goeres in 1909; they divorced in the early 1940s, and he married Theora Hoffman in 1949. He and Susan had four daughters: Patricia (Kane), Mildred (Beadle), Aileen (Baxter) and Marvel (Lowrance). From 1962 on, he and his wife lived in Billings, Montana, where he maintained his offices. He died September 2, 1986, in Billings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains John Wight's personal correspondence, financial and legal papers, promotional clippings, as well as correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from many of the land and natural resource development companies he wholly owned or was a major investor. The collection presents a detailed record of the struggles and successes for an individual speculator within the larger oil, natural gas, land development, and public utility industries spanning most of the twentieth century.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document], John Wight Papers, Archives and Special Collections, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Personal, 1894-1984 Return to Top

13.0 linear feet

This sub-group contains the personal papers of John Wight spanning his career in the oil, natural gas, and land development industries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Biographical
0.75 linear feet
This series contains various biographical materials about John Wight, his personal interests, professional career, and family.
1920-1983
Box/Folder
1/1
General
1/2
Dictionary of International Biography
1972
1/3
Montana Historical Society
1/4
University of Wyoming
1/5
With Howard Shaff
1978
1/6
With Howard Shaff
1979-1980
1/7
1896, undated
1/8
Biographical Materials
1920-1929
1/9
Biographical Materials
1930
1/10
Biographical Materials
1930-1939
1/11
Biographical Materials
1940-1949
1/12
Biographical Materials
1950-1959
1/13
Biographical Materials
1970-1971
2/1
Biographical Materials
1972-1973
2/2
Biographical Materials
1974-1977
2/3
Biographical Materials
1978-1979
2/4
Biographical Materials
1980-1981
2/5
Biographical Materials
1982-1983
2/6
Frank Cross
1980-1982
2/7
Miscellany
Series II: General Correspondence
7.25 linear feet
This series contains personal correspondence spanning John Wight's professional career. Materials include correspondence with his wife and children, multiple exchanges with state and federal officials, unofficial correspondence with co-investors in his multiple operations, Wight's writings on socio-economic issues, and exchanges with friends regarding Wight's hobby interests.
1928-1984
Box/Folder
2/8
J. H. Adams
1930-1933
2/9
J. H. Adams
1934
3/1
Aides, Harry, lease applications
1974-1976
3/2
Agate hunting
1967-1970
3/3
Agate rocks for sale
1970
3/4
Ackerly leases
1957-1963
3/5
Alaska trip
1954-1968
3/6
Alaska trip
1973
3/7
American Auto, re: accident
1961-1975
3/8
American Express Company
1971-1976
3/9
Anderson, Anders
1964-1974
3/10
Anderson, Jack and Drew Pearson
1970
3/11
Aranow bankruptcy matters
1959-1971
3/12
Attorneys: Morledge, Cheadle, Wright, Sheldon, Cedar Creek matter
1962-1968
3/13
Australian trip
1970
3/14
Baker, Montana
1928-1936
3/15
Battin, James
1964
3/16
Baucus, Max
1975-1979
3/17
Baucus, Max
1979-1980
3/18
Baucus, Max
1980-1981
3/19
Baucus, Max
1982-1984
4/1
Oler, Bawden
(re: lease)
1978-1979
4/2
Bear Paw Lands
1978
4/3
Bear Paw Lands
1977-1980
4/4
Becker, Frank
(re: Warner case)
1941-1956
4/5
Berg, Lester O.
1958
4/6
Big Sky Lock
1975
4/7
Bosworth, Dain
1959-1982
4/8
Bowen, Earl
(re: lease)
1944-1945
4/9
Brunton, A.W.
1964-1967
4/10
Brunton, A.W.
1968
4/11
Brunton, A.W.
1969-1970
4/12
Bullis, Milton (accountant)
1954-1972
4/13
Burnside, Willis E.
1957-1960
4/14
California Real Estate
1960-1964
4/15
California Real Estate - Correspondence
1965-1969
4/16
California Real Estate (Ridge and Wild oak Prop.) - Correspondence
1964-1969
4/17
California Real Estate (WA SandL)
1962-1965
4/18
California Real Estate (Wolff Realty)
1965
4/19
Cancer
1974-1979
5/1
Cane, Lynn
(re: refinery deal)
1979-1980
5/2
Cane, Lynn (re: unfinished matters pending)
5/3
Car accident
1954-1977
5/4
Carter, C.W.
(Miscellaneous)
1928-1950
5/5
Carter, C.W.
(Miscellaneous)
1928-1950
5/6
Carter, C.W.
1928-1950
5/7
Carter, Jimmy
1976-1978
5/8
Carter, Jimmy
1977-1980
5/9
Carter, William. D. (NY)
1960-1963
5/10
Cedar Creek Anticline, Montana (re: oil matters)
5/11
Chappe, William
1962
5/12
Cheadle, E.K. (attorney - Miscellaneous Correspondence)
1939-1968
5/13
Cheadle, E.K. (vs. MDU)
1963
5/14
Chessher - Arden Dome Deal
1963-1964
5/15
Chessher - Soap Creek
1961
5/16
Chessher
5/17
Cigarette Ad Ban
1968-1969
5/18
Cigarette smoking legislation
1969-1976
5/19
Clerk recorder
1964-1973
5/20
Coal uses
1968
5/21
Complaints
1973-1981
6/1
Con-Con members, data
1971-1972
6/2
Con-Con members, data
1971-1972
6/3
Congdon, C.E.
1964-1975
6/4
Congress - legislation matters
1949-1951
6/5
Consolidated Trading Company
1974
6/6
Contributions/tax
1982
6/7
Corsgreen, B.G.
1973
6/8
Court failures
1949-1978
6/9
Creed, Charles
1965-1981
6/10
Crest Oil and Gas Company - Helmerich Payne Inc.
6/11
Derry, Guy C.
1970-1971
6/12
Desert Club/La Quinta
1946-1978
6/13
Desert Club
1948-1959
6/14
Diners Club
1976
6/15
Dolve, Elmer J.
1982
6/16
Editors, newspapers
6/17
Erickson, Leif
1960-1969
6/18
Fairbanks, Alice
1968
6/19
Falk, Helen
1962
6/20
Federal Energy Administration
(Miscellaneous)
1974-1976
7/1
Fillner, Russell
1953-1979
7/2
Fillner, Russell
1980-1982
7/3
Fillner, Russell
1983
7/4
Fletcher Edwards
(Heart Mountain Oil Company Correspondence)
1962-1964
7/5
Fluoridation
7/6
Fluoridation
1970-1979
7/7
Fluoridation
1980-1983
7/8
Fluoridation.
1970-1982
7/9
Ford Foundation
1964
8/1
Erle Stanley Gardner
1963
8/2
General escrow/Palm Desert
1973-1978
8/3
Jay Green deal
8/4
Griffith Correspondence
1949-1951
8/5
Grimes, Lewis
1979-1983
8/6
Ham, Roswell G.
8/7
Ham, Roswell G.
1973-1983
8/8
Hatfield, Paul
1978
8/9
Health data
1972-1980
8/10
Health data
1972-1980
8/11
Health matters
1971-1979
8/12
Helmerich and Payne, Inc.
1977-1979
8/13
Hobbs, Richard (CPA)
1982-1983
8/14
Hoffman/La Quinta
1962-1977
9/1
Hough, Henry (oil reporter)
1956-1972
9/2
Hough, Henry (oil reporter)
1970-1973
9/3
Huntington
(Miscellaneous Correspondence)
1930-1940
9/4
Hunting
(permission to hunt, etc.)
1961-1975
9/5
Huntington, Fred
1934-1960
9/6
Huntington, Fred
1951-1967
9/7
Husky Oil
1969-1975
9/8
International Services
1972
9/9
Jacobs, Albert
1955-1973
9/10
Johnson, Vic
1969-1971
9/11
Kellogg Company
1973-1974
9/12
Kessner, Fred (Chinook, MT)
1961-1972
9/13
Kiernan, George (Oil Service Corporation)
1977-1978
9/14
Knowles Dam controversy
1962-1964
9/15
La Quinta real estate, trusts, etc.
1955-1978
9/16
Lareve, Helen
1978-1981
9/17
Leavitt
1938-1947
9/18
Leonard, Paul J.
1971-1974
9/19
Lutz, Raymond (Soap Creek)
1971-1972
9/20
Mansfield, Mike (Senator)
1959-1966
10/1
Mansfield, Mike
1967-1972
10/2
Mansfield, Mike
1973-1974
10/3
Mansfield, Mike
1975
10/4
Marlenee, Ron (Rep.)
1977
10/5
Marlenee, Ron (Rep.)
1977-1979
10/6
Melcher, John (Senator)
1970-1972
10/7
Melcher, John
1972-1980
10/8
Melcher, John
1973-1974
10/9
Melcher, John
1975-1979
10/10
Melcher, John
1980-1985
10/11
Metcalf, Lee (Rep.)
1961-1966
10/12
Metcalf, Lee
1967-1972
10/13
Metcalf, Lee
1973-1974
10/14
Metcalf, Lee
1976-1978
10/15
Math formula patent information
10/16
Milk controversy Correspondence
11/1
Mining Correspondence
11/2
Mills, R.A.
1969-1976
11/3
Am and MT Bar Assn.
1962-1967
11/4
Moral re-armament
1970-1983
11/5
Moshier, S.L.
1936-1947
11/6
Murray, W.D. (Judge; impeachment)
1964-1967
11/7
Murray, W.D. (Judge; impeachment)
1964-1979
11/8
National Natural Gas Consumers Union
1955-1967
11/9
Noonan, Jerry
1964-1966
11/10
Norskog, Adolph
1970-1971
11/11
Northwest crude
1983
11/12
Oil and gas business
1930-1955
11/13
Oil import regulations
1966
11/14
1967 Oil Import Administration
1966-1969
11/15
Oil import
(Miscellaneous applications)
1970-1972
11/16
Oil import license
1972-1974
11/17
National Travel Club
1970-1976
11/18
Olsen, Milo V.
1977-1983
11/19
Olympian International resources
1977
11/20
Onstad, Clarence
1970-1973
11/21
Ortt and Company (CPA's)
1975-1981
11/22
Paine, Patrick (Continental Oil)
1970-1973
12/1
Patent - condom
1952-1958
12/2
Patent - condom
1952-1958
12/3
Pearson, Drew
1956-1969
12/4
Petroleum Investment Research
1976-1978
12/5
Petroleum Investment Company
1978-1980
12/6
Political Correspondence
12/7
Political matters
1951-1969
12/8
Political matters
1970-1975
12/9
Political matters
1976
12/10
Portraits, murals
1963-1965
12/11
Norbeck, George
1927-1941
13/1
Norbeck, George
1927-1941
13/2
Powder River County (history)
1968
13/3
Property - LaHabra
1955-1958
13/4
Ranch materials from 1920s
13/5
Reasor, G.L.
1954-1976
13/6
Rawlins and Torry Petro Engineers
1961-1975
13/7
Senate letters
1969-1980
13/8
Sergeant
1940-1951
13/9
Shelby Engineering reports
1933-1947
13/10
Shell Oil Company
1979-1981
13/11
Smith, Spencer
1963-1979
13/12
Smith, Spencer
1968-1974
13/13
Smoking
1971-1983
13/14
Soap Creek Association
13/15
Soap Creek geological data
13/16
Soap Creek
1961-1965
14/1
Society of California Pioneers
1958-1969
14/2
Society of California Pioneers
1972
14/3
South Africa, Asia Minor, Europe Trip
1974
14/4
State, Dr. Frederick J. (fluoride, cereal)
1970
14/5
Sullivan, Dr. Robert E. (UM, legal improvement)
1971-1972
14/6
Swanson, John
(refinery deal)
1963-1976
14/7
Talmadge
(Bowdoin lease)
1951-1960
14/8
Texstar Corporation Correspondence
14/9
Thompson, William
1971
14/10
Timbers for house terracing, etc.
1968-1973
14/11
Tomlinson, Jim
1970
14/12
Torrey, Paul
1961-1976
14/13
Torrey, Paul
1965-1972
14/14
Urban development
1969
14/15
Wheeler F.R. (Engineer - with Paul Torrey, Soap Creek)
1966
14/16
Welsh, H.L.
1930
14/17
Wheat lease deal
1953-1970
14/18
Winans, Hank
(Miscellaneous)
1964-1968
14/19
Windfall profit taxes
1980-1982
14/20
Wingert and Brewely
1937-1940
14/21
Winter, Ann
1960-1967
14/22
"Write to again"
1947-1970
14/23
Yogo Mine
(Miscellaneous)
1961-1962
14/24
Yogo Sapphire (Mike Atragchi)
1967
14/25
Yucca
(Soap Weed)
1948
14/26
United States Corporation Company
Series III: Financial Records:
0.25 linear feet
This series contains John Wight's personal financial papers including tax records, personal tracking of investment details, and records from investment firms managing aspects of Wight's finances.
1934-1980
Box/Folder
15/1
Accounts - Miscellaneous
15/2
Brunton, A.W.
15/3
First National Bank of Denver (Trust)
1964-1972
15/4
Halle and Stieglitz Brokers
1956-1957
15/5
Individual income tax
1964-1975
15/6
Leases, Ratliff and New Cornelia
1957-1960
15/7
List of (former) Wight Assets
1947-1980
15/8
Personal checking
1972-1974
15/9
Personal checks and stubs
15/10
Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood
1966-1969
15/11
Shell oil exhibit, unit agreement. Cedar Creek Field
15/12
Stock records
15/13
Taxes payable, etc.
1956-1971
15/14
Walker, L.M. - M.D.U.
1934-1955
15/15
Wight, Theora, CA land dealings
1959-1963
15/16
UNA wood, oil lease matters
1963-1974
Series IV: Legal Documents
4.0 linear feet
This series contains John Wight's extensive personal legal records, primarily lease agreements and court proceedings.
1894-1979
Box/Folder
15/17
Miscellaneous agreements
1934-1940
15/18
Miscellaneous agreements
1925-1931
15/19
Alden, Fred (Soap Creek)
1942-1953
16/1
U.S. vs. AMS Ranch
1979
16/2
Assignment of Royalty
16/3
Big Timber Ranch
1947
16/4
Broadview Ranch matters - mortgage and deed
16/5
Brunton, A.W.
1961-1970
16/6
California properties
1954-1960
16/7
California real estate
1965-1967
16/8
Campbell Contracts, etc.
1949-1952
16/9
Cedar Creek Lands - title search data
16/10
Coachella Valley property
1954-1963
16/11
Common Carrier matters
1948
16/12
Cooke - M.C. papers
1932-1935
16/13
Cooke City mining data
1932-1959
16/14
Miscellaneous deeds, contracts
1919-1946
16/15
Embarcadero Ranchos matters
1959-1962
16/16
Fillner, Russell K. (attorney)
1968-1977
17/1
Friedman, I.C.
(filings, drawings)
1962-1973
17/2
Grant deeds, quit claim deeds, etc.
1916-1949
17/3
Jimason, George F. "Power of Attorney"
1937
17/4
Hyler, King
1945-1950
17/5
Keye, Cora
1924-1970
17/6
Keye, Leighton S.
1927-1937
17/7
Lease matters
1930-1957
17/8
Leases, agreements, assignments
1928-1929
17/9
Leases, agreements, assignments
1928-1929
17/10
Leases and deeds
1958-1969
17/11
Lease matters: Stokes, Ralph Arnold
1928-1929
17/12
Lease matters: old ranch and land contracts
1923-1942
17/13
Lease (1949), operating agreements
1934-1935
18/1
Legal documents, Miscellaneous
October 3, 1894
18/2
Leighton Keye; assignment, permits, etc.
1927
18/3
Lewistown contracts
1930
18/4
Lewistown gas project franchise
1912-1931
18/5
Lewistown gas project
18/6
Lowrance, Marvel (case)
18/7
Lowrance/Wight
1973-1974
18/8
Pending Miscellaneous legislation
1920-1967
18/9
Miscellaneous legislation
18/10
Miscellaneous pooling and syndicate agreements
18/11
Lease matter - old Minneapolis transactions
18/12
Oler leases
1929-1938
18/13
L.A. trust deeds/some litigation
18/14
Memorandum of agreement/Capital Gas Corporation
July 1928
18/15
Miscellaneous
18/16
Miscellaneous
18/17
MDU (Montana-Dakota Utilities) vs. John Wight
1959-1964
18/18
MDU vs. John Wight
undated
18/19
MDU vs. John Wight
1955
18/20
Appeal to Supreme Court (Montana-Dakota Utilities)
1940-1966
18/21
McClellan vs. Montana-Dakota Utilities
(deposition)
1951
19/1
McClellan vs. Montana-Dakota Utilities
(deposition)
1951
19/2
MDU judgment matters
1957-1965
19/3
Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454)
1966
19/4
Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454)
19/5
Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454)
1966
20/1
Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454)
1966
20/2
Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454)
1966
20/3
MDU settlement
1935-1967
20/4
MDU settlement
1935-1967
20/5
MDU - general settlement agreement
1968
20/6
John Wight vs. Northrup
20/7
Persion and Levin vs. Richland, Wight
1960-1966
21/1
Clippings, lease agreement
1927-1939
21/2
Lease Agreements I
21/3
Lease Agreements II
21/4
Lease Agreements III
21/5
Lease Agreements IV
21/6
Lease Agreements V
21/7
Lease Agreements VI
21/8
Lease Agreements VII
21/9
Powers of Attorney; lease agreements I
21/10
Powers of Attorney; lease agreements II
21/11
Powers of Attorney; lease agreements III
21/12
Powers of Attorney; lease agreements IV
21/13
Powers of Attorney; lease agreements V
22/1
Powers of Attorney, lease agreements VI
22/2
Powers of Attorney, lease agreements VII
22/3
Royalty Assignments (Kelly vs. Wight)
1931-1974
22/4
Miscellaneous Shelby Refinery agreements
1977
22/5
Crow leases; Soap Creek
1979
22/6
Smith, Spencer - Land Office file
1963-1972
22/7
State school land lease
1946-1953
22/8
Stokes, Herbert
1930-1937
22/9
Thompson, Harry
1973-1974
22/10
Warranty deeds
1913-1939
22/11
Lease/Warren and Dousman
1930-1935
22/12
Instructions for directors in event of death
1974
22/13
Wood, Una
(oil lease matters)
1963-1973
Box
112
Legal Documents
113
Legal Documents
114
Legal Documents
115
Legal Documents
116
Legal Documents
117
Legal Documents
118
Legal Documents
119
Legal Documents
120
Legal Documents
121
Legal Documents
122
Legal Documents
123
Legal Documents
124
Legal Documents
125
Legal Documents
126
Legal Documents
127
Legal Documents
128
Legal Documents
129
Legal Documents
130
Legal Documents
131
Legal Documents
132
Legal Documents
Series V: Organization
2 folders
This series contains 2 folders of organizational papers regarding John Wight's personal endeavors.
1935-1950
Box/Folder
22/14
Corporate records, W-L Land and Livestock Company
22/15
Oil Ranch matters
1935-1950
Series VI: Reports
0.25 linear feet
This series contains investment reports John Wight collected as potential projects.
1929-1944
Box/Folder
22/16
Bird Creek Mining Company
undated
22/17
Cedar Creek chronology
undated
22/18
Federal Power Commission
1938
22/19
Goleta Oil Field
1935
22/20
Lewistown gas project
1929-1931
23/1
Mt. St. Helens Consolidated Mining Company
23/2
Papago Chief Mine
1944
23/3
Soap Creek analysis
Series VII: Speeches and Writings
0.25 linear feet
This series contains John Wight's public writings, mostly op-ed pieces for local newspapers, regarding contemporary political and economic issues.
1961-1984
Box/Folder
23/4
C.L. Clark/Carlton Press
1978-1981
23/5
Court improvement
23/6
Equitable tax
1968
23/7
Letters to the editor, Billings Gazette
1961-1969
23/8
Letters to the editor
1970-1974
23/9
Letters to the editor
1975-1978
23/10
Letters to OPERA and Billings Gazette
1978
23/11
Moral re-armament/natural gas struggles
23/12
"New Method for Dividing Fractions"
1962
23/13
1978-1984
Series VIII: Clippings:
3 folders
This series contains 3 folders of newspaper and magazine clippings regarding John Wight and the projects he conducted.
1929-1958
Box/Folder
23/14
Aerial photos Correspondence
1950-1952
23/15
Common Carrier
1929-1958
23/16
N.P. Ry Company Grant and other data
undated

Subgroup 2:  Business Interests, 1920-1983 Return to Top

64.0 linear feet, 1 oversize box, 10 oversize volumes, and two artifacts

This sub-group contains correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from many of the land and natural resource development companies John Wight wholly owned or was a major investor.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series IX: Capital Gas Corporation
6.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for the Capital Gas Corporation, an oil and natural gas development company headquartered in Billings, Montana. Among its many investments, the Capital Gas Corporation operated a natural gas distribution network in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan, Canada.
1920-1975
Subseries 1: Financial Records
1929-1959
Box/Folder
23/17
Atlantic-Pacific; Montana Eastern
1932-1936
25/5
1929-1939
25/6
1938-1959
25/7
Trial Balances
Volume
10
General ledger
1929-1942
11
Lease record
12
Lease record
13
General ledger
1929-1942
Subseries 2: General Correspondence
1920-1975
Box/Folder
23/18
1928-1954
23/19
J.A. Anderson Company
1931-1939
23/20
Anderson, Anders
1920-1967
23/21
Armstrong, Melvin
1927-1937
24/1
Bleecker, John D. (stock-cert. questions)
24/2
Cross, Cash
1927-1951
24/3
Dengler, Gertrude
1929-1938
24/4
Dohm, John
24/5
Findlater, John
1933-1939
24/6
Oler, Gertrude (lease)
1931-1969
24/7
Norbeck, George
1928-1937
24/8
Norbeck, George
1928-1934
24/9
Norbeck, George
1926-1929
24/10
Norbeck, George
1930
24/11
Norbeck, George
1929-1930
24/12
Norbeck, George
1931-1933
24/13
Norbeck, George
1934-1954
24/14
Norskog
1931-1965
25/1
Norskog
1966-1969
25/2
Scott, Roy (027644)
25/3
Warner Case
1933-1975
25/4
Wood, G.C. (027575)
Subseries 3: Legal Documents:
1921-1966
Box/Folder
25/8
Agreements
1931-1955
25/9
Armstrong, Melvin
1929-1934
25/10
Old Atlantic Pacific
25/11
Power of Attorney records
1928-1938
25/12
Anderson, Anders S.
1921-1964
25/13
Atlantic Pacific Oil Company
1932
25/14
Atlantic Pacific Oil Company vs. Gas Development Company
1935-1937
25/15
Bills of sale
1923
25/16
I
1929-1966
26/1
II
1929-1966
26/2
I
1928-1954
26/3
Old contracts
1928-1931
26/4
Anderson, Anders
1924-1963
26/5
Cedar Creek
1935-1937
26/6
Old Cedar Creek - affidavits, titles, etc.
1921-1955
26/7
Deposition, Volume 1
26/8
Deposition, Volume 2
26/9
Lease matters - A. W. Kennie
1931
26/10
Leases, agreements, assignments
1926-1929
27/1
Leases, agreements, assignments
1928-1929
27/2
Leases, agreements, assignments
1921-1946
27/3
Lease matters, F. M. Blake
1930
27/4
Lewistown contracts
1930
27/5
Link, R. G.
27/6
vs. Montana Dakota Utilities
1945
27/7
Miscellaneous litigation, Paulin, Becker, Ritter, et. al.
27/8
McClellan, Joseph (bankruptcy) vs. Montana Dakota Utilities
1953
27/9
McClellan, Joseph (judge M. M. Joyce opinion)
27/10
J. C. Hanrahan vs. Capital Gas
27/11
vs. Montana Dakota Utilities
1939
27/12
vs. Montana Dakota Utilities
1940
28/1
Capital Gas and Montana Eastern Pipeline, vs. MDU
1933-1948
28/2
Judge M. M. Joyce opinion
28/3
Montana Consolidated Gas Company
1932
28/4
Norbeck, George
1931-1935
28/5
Norbeck, George
1928-1952
28/6
Norbeck, George
1928-1957
28/7
vs. Adolph F. Norskog
1935-1966
28/8
Purchase agreement, Irene Stevens Cross
1931, 1934
28/9
Teters, Percy F., court transcript
1942
28/10
Oler, Gertrude
28/11
Operating agreements
1928-1943
29/1
Stevens, Irene
Subseries 4: Maps
undated
Box/Folder
29/2
Maps
Subseries 5: Minutes
1928-1951
Box/Folder
29/3
Minutes
1938-1939
29/4
Minutes
1928-1933
29/5
Minutes
1930-1942
29/6
Minutes
1934-1951
Subseries 6: Organization
1920-1951
Box/Folder
29/7
Articles of Incorporation
1928
29/8
Articles and by-laws
1928
29/9
Records
1928-1951
30/1
Records
1928-1933
30/2
Anti-trust actions
30/3
Incorporation information
30/4
Stock register
1928-1951
30/5
Stock certificates
Box
9
Stock certificates (1-250)
1928-1951
Subseries 7: Reports
1920-1938
Box/Folder
30/6
Annual reports
1931-1938
30/7
Cedar Creek development, etc.
30/8
Natural gas rate case
1920
30/9
Well notices and reports, C. G. Corporation
1929-1935
30/10
Well notices and reports, Daley
1930-1935
30/11
Well notices and reports, Duncan
1929-1934
31/1
Well notices and reports, Keye
1929-1934
31/2
Well notices and reports, Norskog
1930-1934
31/3
Well notices and reports, Oler
1930-1934
31/4
Well notices and reports, Sartwell
1930-1935
31/5
Well notices and reports, Scott
1930-1935
31/6
Well notices and reports, Talmadge
1930-1936
31/7
Well notices and reports, Anderson
1920-1934
31/8
Well notices and reports, Armstrong
1930-1936
31/9
Land lists
Series X: Desert Cove Properties Incorporated
3 folders
This series contains organizational papers for Desert Cove Properties, Incorporated, a real estate development company operating in Riverside County, California.
1957-1970
Box/Folder
31/10
Articles of Incorporation
1957
31/11
Stock book
1958-1970
31/12
Miscellany
Series XI: Exco, Incorporated
0.25 linear feet
This series contains organizational papers for Exco, Incorporated, an oil exploration and refining company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.
1941-1974
Box/Folder
31/13
Minutes
1951-1953
32/1
Capital stock
1968-1974
32/2
Corporate records
1941-1951
32/3
Stock certificates
1951-1953
32/4
Stock record
1951-1952
32/5
Stock record
1952-1953
Series XII: Industrial Gas Company, Incorporated
0.75 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Industrial Gas Company, Incorporated, an oil and natural gas development company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada. The company maintained offices in Denver, Colorado and Billings, Montana.
1941-1978
Subseries 1: Correspondence
1953-1978
Box/Folder
32/6
General Correspondence
1953-1954
32/7
General Correspondence
1954-1957
32/8
General Correspondence
1954-1961
32/9
Dalton, Eugene
1961-1964
32/10
Losing, Ralph
1978
32/11
Montana Dakota Utilities
1954
32/12
Stabler, Otto
1953-1955
32/13
Rees, Douglas
1954
32/14
Winn, Dan B.
1953-1956
Subseries 2: Financial and Legal
1941-1957
Box/Folder
32/15
Financial Records
32/16
Agreements, assignments
1953
32/17
Agreements, assignments
1941-1955
32/18
Agreements, assignments, Fletcher Edwards
1950-1954
33/1
Contracts
1953-1957
33/2
Lease matters
1953
33/3
Leases
1953-1954
33/4
McElroy, Becker, I
1945-1955
33/5
McElroy, Becker, II
1945-1955
33/6
vs. Mondakota
1946-1953
33/7
vs. Mondakota, pleadings
1953-1955
33/8
vs. Mondakota
1945-1955
33/9
Mountain syndicate
1953
Subseries 3: Organization
1953-1966
Box/Folder
33/10
Articles of Incorporation
1953
34/1
1954-1966
Series XIII: Interior Royalty Corporation
4 folders
This series contains organizational papers from the Interior Royalty Corporation, an oil and natural gas asset holding company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.
1949-1970
Box/Folder
34/2
Articles of Incorporation
1950
34/3
Stock book
1950
34/4
Records
1950-1968
34/5
Annual reports
1949-1970
Series XIV: Interstate Natural Gas Company
0.75 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from the Interstate Natural Gas Company, an oil, natural gas, and coal development company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.
1936-1964
Box/Folder
34/6
Hutchinson, H. L.
34/7
Montana Secretary of State
34/8
State of Montana, oil and gas lease
34/9
Dougherty lease
1936-1964
34/10
vs. El Paso
1948-1950
34/11
vs. El Paso
1948-1950
34/12
vs. El Paso
1950
34/13
vs. El Paso
1948-1953
34/14
Judge William. M. Byrne opinion
34/15
Legal Documents
1948-1956
34/16
Minutes
1949-1953
34/17
Articles of Incorporation
1947
34/18
Stockholders
34/19
Records
1947-1951
34/20
Miscellany
1947-1955
Box
19
Stock certificates (1-50)
1947-1950
20
Stock certificates (1-100)
1951-1957
Volume
21
General journal
1951
Series XV: John Wight, Incorporated
12.0 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for John Wight, Incorporated, John Wight's personal holding corporation with headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.
1920-1983
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
1929-1983
Box/Folder
35/1
AAA silver mines
1971-1973
35/2
Allen, Donald
1980-1981
35/3
Allen, Donald
1983
35/4
Amoco Production Company
1972-1977
35/5
Baker lots
1949-1976
35/6
Brown-Tara
1971-1974
35/7
Buck, Foster
35/8
California Time Oil Company
1971
35/9
Cedar Creek date, U.S. Land Office
1929-1970
35/10
Cedar Creek oil and gas
1968-1974
35/11
Cedar Creek Oil Company
1975
35/12
Cedar Creek, MDU
1958-1972
35/13
Old Cedar Creek, Carter-Stevens
35/14
Cedar Creek/Fallon County data
1935-1963
35/15
Carter Oil
1956-1960
35/16
William- Clark Development Credit Corporation
1970
35/17
Clerk and Recorder
1959-1981
35/18
Clerk and Recorder
1955-1965
36/1
Crow Agency lease
1940-1943
36/2
Crow Agency
1978-1981
36/3
Crow Agency Indian lease sale
1961
36/4
Dalton, Eugene
1972-1973
36/5
Defense fuel supply bids
36/6
Divestiture of oil companies
36/7
Dalthrop, George, attorney for MDU
1972-1978
36/8
Dygert and Gunn, attorney
1964-1969
36/9
Earl Industries
1966-1969
36/10
Engebregson, Daryl
1959-1968
36/11
Engebregson, Daryl
1964-1969
36/12
Engebregson
1966-1968
36/13
Engebregson
1969
36/14
Federal Oil, Muelling, Rickley
1968
36/15
Fox, Edwards, attorneys
1973-1980
37/1
Gjerdevig, Donald
1970
37/2
Green, Ron - West Gas, Incorporated
1975
37/3
Hodgson, George C.
1971
37/4
Hoiness-LaBar Insurance
1974-1980
37/5
Import Appeal Board
1966-1972
37/6
Independent Refiners Assn.
1967-1968
37/7
Independent Refiners Assn.
1968-1971
37/8
Interior Royalty Corporation of Wyoming
37/9
International Trust Company
1934-1972
37/10
Interstate - Dougherty
1949-1959
37/11
Lease
1978
37/12
Lewis, Ed
37/13
Litigation vs. Marvel Lowrance
37/14
Lowrance, Marvel
1957-1977
37/15
Lund, Gordon
1974-1982
37/16
Luning, Leonard - oil and gas lease
1977-1981
37/17
Miller, Duncan - Stag Oil Company
1969-1971
37/18
MDU story
1967-1969
37/19
Mansfield and Metcalf - Mondakota relief bill matters
37/20
Montana Dept. of Revenue
37/21
Montana Board of Equalization
1967-1971
37/22
Montana Supreme Court clerk
1978
37/23
Murray, W. D.
1963-1967
38/1
New Prudential Petroleum
1965-1967
38/2
Nix, Kenneth - collection and suit
1956-1971
38/3
Northwest crude
1974-1977
38/4
Oil pipeline matters
1963-1972
38/5
Olsen, Arnold
1955-1965
38/6
Olsen, Arnold
1966-1970
38/7
Ortt, Kanuit
1981-1982
38/8
Pan American Petroleum Corporation
1954-1957
38/9
Pan American Petroleum Corporation
1958-1969
38/10
Patman, Wright
1963-1970
38/11
Pennsalt Chemicals Corporation
1956-1964
38/12
Petropace Company
1976-1978
38/13
Phillips, J. B.
1977-1982
38/14
Political matters
1970
39/1
Poole, Lafayette
1971-1975
39/2
Oil trade
1979
39/3
Pyramid Oil Company
1972
39/4
U.S. Royalty Oil
39/5
Royalty title action by Fillner
1972-1976
39/6
Government Royalty oil available for refinery
39/7
SBA loan
1954-1972
39/8
Shelby refinery
39/9
Shelby refinery
1952-1969
39/10
Shelby refinery
1953-1957
39/11
Shelby refinery
1953-1971
39/12
Shelby refinery
1965-1966
39/13
Shelby refinery
1971-1982
39/14
Shelby refinery
1971-1982
39/15
Shelby refinery
1978-1979
39/16
Shelby refinery ads and responses
1976
39/17
Shelby refinery proposals
1965-1971
40/1
Shelby refinery buyer prospects, I
1962-1968
40/2
Shelby refinery buyer prospects, II
1962-1968
40/3
Shelby Chamber of Commerce
1964-1967
40/4
Shelby refinery
1957-1972
40/5
Shelby refinery, crude oil for
1958-1961
40/6
Shelby refinery development, Sid Dailey
1964-1968
40/7
Shelby refinery data
1963-1969
40/8
Shelby refinery deal, Cliff and Muelling, Solar, Etc.
1954-1969
40/9
Shelby refinery, Milford Dunham
1975-1982
40/10
Shelby refinery feasibility
1970-1974
40/11
Shelby refinery information
1947-1967
40/12
Shelby refinery inquiries
1962-1968
40/13
Shelby refinery, Raymond J. Kaynee
40/14
Shelby refinery
1961-1968
40/15
Shelby refinery
1966-1971
40/16
Shelby refinery
1972
40/17
Shelby refinery memos and miscellaneous
40/18
Shelby refinery, miscellaneous
1932-1961
40/19
Shelby refinery, miscellaneous
1971-1972
41/1
Shelby refinery, C. Mowery feasibility report
1970
41/2
Shelby refinery prospects
1973-1975
41/3
Shelby refinery proposals
1965-1970
41/4
Shelby refinery proposals
1965-1978
41/5
Shelby refinery, Roath and Dies
1964
41/6
Shelby refinery sale
1980
41/7
Shelby refinery, Donald Thayer
1971
41/8
Shell Oil Company
41/9
Shell Oil Company
1961-1982
41/10
Shell Oil Company, Schwenk, Fillner, SW case
1979
41/11
Shell Oil Company, litigation
41/12
Shell Oil Company, Miscellaneous
1964
41/13
Shell Oil Company, Miscellaneous
1974-1978
41/14
Shell Oil Company, pertaining to litigation
41/15
Shell Oil Company case, B. Lloyd Poelman
1934-1976
41/16
Shell Oil Company case, B. Lloyd Poelman
1972-1977
42/1
Shell Oil Company, Donald Weir
42/2
Soap Creek
1971-1972
42/3
Soap Creek
42/4
Soap Creek
1952-1963
42/5
Soap Creek
1962-1965
42/6
Soap Creek
1968-1969
42/7
Soap Creek
1970
42/8
Soap Creek, Advertising
1974-1975
42/9
Soap Creek, Chessher lease
1961-1971
42/10
Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher
1962-1969
42/11
Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher
1969-1972
42/12
Soap Creek
42/13
Soap Creek, drilling proposal
42/14
Soap Creek, drilling contractor
1971
42/15
Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher
1962-1970
42/16
Soap Creek, Allen Garrett
42/17
Soap Creek, Homer Silhelm
42/18
Soap Creek, Don Hiestand
1960-1964
42/19
Soap Creek, David Hoover
1979-1981
24/20
Soap Creek, maps, reports, etc.
1953-1971
42/21
Soap Creek, well #1
42/22
Soap Creek
1975
43/1
Soap Creek
1978-1979
43/2
Soap Creek, note holders
1960
43/3
Soap Creek, oil field sample description
1972-1977
43/4
Soap Creek, resale zeta well
43/5
Soap Creek, Olympus Industries Incorporated
1975-1980
43/6
Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher
43/7
Soap Creek, Frank 0. Orchowski
1959-1960
43/8
Soap Creek, Kenneth Parrent
1977-1978
43/9
Soap Creek, B. Lloyd Poelman
1972-1978
43/10
Soap Creek, Edison Real Bird
1980
43/11
Soap Creek, Reed well
43/12
Soap Creek, Foster-Smith
1975
43/13
Soap Creek, Solar Reed well
1974-1980
43/14
Soap Creek, Paul Torrey
1959-1972
43/15
Sohio Oil Company, Wilhelm lease
43/16
Sulenes, Norman
1971-1977
43/17
Tomlinson, C. L.
1915-1971
43/18
TVA material
1967
43/19
U.S. Air Conditioning Corporation
1960-1972
43/20
U.S., Bureau of Land Management
1983
43/21
U.S. Corporation Company
1982-1983
44/1
U.S., Dept. of Interior
1960-1969
44/2
U.S., Federal energy assistance
1976-1978
44/3
U.S., letter s to Congress re. crude oil
1973-1974
44/4
U.S., Office of Economic Adjustment
1972
44/5
Wood, Una R.
44/6
Wright, Harold P. W.
1959-1960
44/7
Wright, Harold, Supreme Oil
1966-1967
44/8
Swanson, John
1966-1971
44/9
Wright, Harold P. W.
1961-1966
44/10
Birth control and sterilization
1970-1971
44/11
Improve administration
1966-1968
44/12
Legal matters
1972, 1981
44/13
Relief legislation
44/14
Miscellaneous
1931, 1942-1943, 1960-1981
Subseries 2: Financial
1920-1983
Box/Folder
44/15
Bankers Life
1963-1972
44/16
Cedar Creek
1920-1962
44/17
Balance sheets
1960-1975
45/1
Correspondence
1955-1977
45/2
Cedar Creek, MDU, Division Orders
1929-1968
45/3
Inland Empire Refinery - Sun Ray Oil Company on Soap Creek
45/4
Gas rights purchase
1959-1972
45/5
Mobil royalty statements
1955-1959
45/6
Royalty payments
1975
45/7
Shelby refinery
1957-1962
45/8
Shelby refinery
1970-1976
45/9
Soap Creek data
1939
45/10
Soap Creek inventory
1939-1956
45/11
Soap Creek field
1942-1955
45/12
Soap Creek, McGlothlin
1954-1961
45/13
Soap Creek, R. A. Sutton
1965
45/14
Income tax
1960-1978
45/15
Tax records
1961-1969
45/16
Tax records
1963-1977
46/1
Income tax correspondence
1957-1974
46/2
Tax matters
1974-1977
46/3
Taxes, windfall profit
1982-1983
46/4
Zeta Reed least
1979
46/5
Financial Records
1957-1965
46/6
Financial Records
1970
46/7
Financial Records
1971
46/8
Financial Records
1972
46/9
Financial Records
1973
46/10
Financial Records
1975
46/11
Financial Records
1977, 1980
46/12
Miscellaneous
Subseries 3: Legal
1920-1982
Box/Folder
46/13
Agreements, Van Rickley, Muelling, etc.
1966-1969
46/14
Aides, Harry
1949-1959
46/15
Akerly lese
1925-1963
46/16
Applications for crude oil allotment
1975
46/17
Big Sky Refining
1968-1974
46/18
Brown-Tara
1961-1974
46/19
Belve, C. T., attorney
1959-1979
46/20
Building acquisition - Minneapolis
1932
47/1
Capital Gas Corporation
47/2
Carter, International Trust, JW, JW Inc., Cedar Creek
47/3
Carter, C. W., Wells Fargo Bank
47/4
Case #3567, John Wight Inc., vs. John B. Akerly et. al.
47/5
Cedar Creek
1928-1982
47/6
International Trust - Cedar Creek lease
1940-1972
47/7
Cedar Creek - Shell, etc.
47/8
Contracts, agreements, I
1920-1966
47/9
Contracts, agreements, II
1920-1966
47/10
Contracts, agreements, III
1920-1966
47/11
Contracts
1957-1976
47/12
Deeds, contracts, etc.
1926-1955
47/13
Engebregson, attorney
1964-1965
47/14
Humble Oil and Refining Company
47/15
Interior Royalty
47/16
King Petrochemical, Inc.
1969-1970
47/17
Marvel (Lowrance) lawsuit
1976
47/18
Marvel (Lowrance) litigation
1974-1975
47/19
Mining lease - oil and gas
47/20
Mining lease assignment - H. B. Chessher (Soap Creek)
48/1
Oil Producing Company
1952-1969
48/2
Oil lease matters
48/3
Oil lease matters
48/4
oil lease matters
48/5
Oil lease matters
48/6
Oil lease matters, Baker, Montana
1920-1950
48/7
Oil lease matters
48/8
Leases
1956-1963
48/9
Lease agreements
1929-1958
48/10
Crow lease matters
1967
48/11
Crow lease matters
1973
48/12
Crow lease matters
1974
48/13
Crow lease matters
1974
48/14
Crow lease matters
1974
48/15
Crow lease matters
1974-1975
48/16
Crow lease sale #38, tract 23
48/17
Crow-Soap Creek lease materials
1976-1978
49/1
Montana Power Company leases
1943-1960
49/2
Oler lease
1969-1970
49/3
Oil lease matters - Olympus Industries, Soap Creek
49/4
Oil lease matters - Soap Creek
49/5
Soap Creek leases owner by John Wight, Inc.
49/6
Oil lease matters - Soap Creek
1963-1973
49/7
Oil lease matters - Soap Creek
1974
49/8
Oil lease matters - Soap Creek
1975
49/9
Modern Oil Company bankruptcy and litigation
1952-1957
49/10
Mondakota litigation documents
1950
49/11
vs. Mondakota
1970-1975
50/1
Norskog, Adolph
1920-1965
50/2
Norskog, Ole, I
1920-1967
50/3
Norskog, Ole, II
1920-1967
50/4
Norskog, appeal matters, Shell Oil
1967-1968
50/5
Norskog case
1920-1971
50/6
Norskog vs. Norskog
1928-1967
50/7
Norskog vs. Norskog
1928-1967
50/8
Norskog vs. Norskog, Shell Oil
1928-1968
50/9
Norskog vs. Norskog, Shell Oil
1928-1969
50/10
Norskog vs. Schiltz (Norskog)
1969
51/1
Norskog vs. Norskog
1930-1966
51/2
Norskog vs. Norskog
1957
51/3
Norskog vs. Norskog, Shell Oil
1963-1968
51/4
Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, I
1965-1968
51/5
Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, II
1965-1968
51/6
Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, III
1965-1968
51/7
Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, IV
1965-1968
51/8
Wight vs. Norskog
51/9
Wight vs. Norskog, I
1967-1968
51/10
Wight vs. Norskog, II
1967-1968
51/11
Wight vs. Norskog
1921-1967
51/12
Norskog case
1927-1971
52/1
Wight vs. Norskog, Shell Oil
1926-1967
52/2
Wight vs. Norskog, Shell Oil
1961-1969
52/3
Wight vs. Norskog, Shell Oil
1963-1967
52/4
Miscellaneous assignments - Stevens Bassett
52/5
Land office matters
1957-1963
52/6
Poelman, Lund, Pater, Universal Mobility Company
1980-1981
52/7
Quiet title action vs. Carter
52/8
Shelby refinery
1947-1973
52/9
Shelby refinery
1962-1969
52/10
Shelby refinery, litigation
52/11
Shelby refinery, rehab and reopening
52/12
Shelby refinery mortgage matters
1957-1974
53/1
Shell Oil Company
1935-1969
53/2
Shell Oil Company
1945-1960
53/3
vs. Shell Oil Company
1976
53/4
Shell Oil Company, royalties, etc.
53/5
Shell Oil Company, Coral Creek unit
1953-1964
53/6
Shell Oil Company, data
53/7
Shell Pine unit
1949-1966
53/8
vs. Shell Oil (Poelman)
1965-1976
53/9
Soap Creek field
53/10
Soap Creek land rental
53/11
Tara Petroleum Company, Soap Creek
53/12
Tara Petroleum Company Soap Creek
1963-1977
53/13
Soap Creek titles and management matters
54/1
Soap Creek, Robert Townsend
54/2
Stewart second mortgage and debt matters
54/3
Sunray agreements
54/4
Title data
1923-1963
54/5
Miscellaneous trust agreements
54/6
Warranty deeds
54/7
Miscellaneous
Subseries 4: Organization
1929-1980
Box/Folder
54/8
Organization
1957-1980
54/9
Miscellaneous
1957-1977
54/10
Theora Wight
54/11
Annual
1957-1981
54/12
Corporation
1978-1979
54/13
Cedar Creek
55/1
Soap Creek
1929-1968
55/2
Soap Creek
1938-1953
55/3
Canadian deal for Soap Creek
1954
55/4
Monthly reports for Soap Creek
1941-1958
55/5
Refinery at Shelby
55/6
Refinery at Shelby
55/7
Refinery at Shelby
55/8
Refinery at Shelby
Series XVI: Marvel Petroleum Corporation
5 folders
This series contains correspondence, legal, and organizational papers from the Marvel Petroleum Corporation, oil and natural gas development company headquartered in Billings, Montana.
1933-1965
Box/Folder
55/9
Correspondence, Walker, Morgan
1957-1958
55/10
vs. MDU
1933-1965
55/11
Prospectus
1955
55/12
Miscellany, undated
Series XVII: Midwest Holding Company
6.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes
This series includes publicity, correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for the Midwest Holding Company, an oil and natural gas asset holding company located in Billings, Montana.
1924-1976
Subseries 1: Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
55/13
Clippings
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1928-1973
Box/Folder
55/14
General Correspondence
1944-1957
55/15
General Correspondence
1957
55/16
General Correspondence
1929-1939
55/17
Aides, Harry and Milo Tipton
1951-1960
55/18
Billings 021068, Anders Anderson
1928-1962
56/1
Bannatyne, Pelowitz lease
1953-1965
56/2
Boeckl, William
1958-1959
56/3
Boone, Raymond C.
1963-1964
56/4
Bruhns, Edwin
1958-1959
56/5
Chessher, H. B.
1959-1962
56/6
Chessher, H. B.
1963-1967
56/7
Cross, Cash R.
1928-1931
56/8
Cross, Cash R.
1932
56/9
Crusader Oil, J. Paul Ratliff
1958
56/10
Crusader Oil, J. Paul Ratliff
1959
56/11
Crusader Oil, J. Paul Ratliff
1960-1964
57/1
Ross, Cash R.
1933-1957
57/2
Dolve, Elmer, attorney
57/3
Elk Basin, Gertrude Oler
1935-1936
57/4
Elk Basin
1937-1945
57/5
Engebregson, Daryl
1962-1965
57/6
Friedman, I. C.
1959-1971
57/7
Government oil lease drawings
57/8
Government water well
1959
57/9
Gravem, Axel B.
1950-1959
57/10
Haney, W. B.
1934-1961
57/11
Hansen, Al, Attorney
1931-1935
57/12
Heckley, Jule M.
1944-1954
57/13
Heckley, Jule M.
1937-1959
57/14
Hutchinson, H. L.
1942-1957
57/15
Huntington, F. G.
1937-1943
57/16
Interstate Natural Gas
1948-1960
57/17
James, George N., Pontiac dealer
1963-1964
57/18
Richard, Kelley
1963-1965
58/1
Keye, L. S.
1930-1947
58/2
Keye, L. S.
1948-1949
58/3
Keye, L. S.
1950-1956
58/4
Kraeger lease
1949
58/5
Lease matters
1957-1963
58/6
Lease information
58/7
Oil, gas lease applications
1969
58/8
Miscellaneous old date on oil leases
1949-1973
58/9
New Mexico development
1959-1969
58/10
Old letters re. gas sales
1928-1955
58/11
McLaughlin, J. L.
1945-1958
58/12
Mobil Producing Company
1953-1961
58/13
Muelling, Earl
1964-1971
58/14
Nebraska-Texas simultaneous filings
1960-1969
58/15
Pepper Tank Company
1949-1964
58/16
Reinstatement charter
1969-1970
58/17
Sawyer, Edith
1957-1959
58/18
Sawyer, Edith
1958-1961
58/19
C. L. Seargent lease
1934-1944
58/20
Sellwood royalty deal
1949-1959
59/1
Sha-Wa Petroleum Corporation
1931-1938
59/2
Shell Oil Company
59/3
Shell Oil Company (attorneys contacted regarding)
59/4
Shell Oil Company
1951-1973
59/5
Shell Oil Company
1955-1966
59/6
Albert Introcaso simultaneous filings/drawings
1960-1968
59/7
L.S. Stevenson
1946-1964
59/8
John Taylor
1959-1963
59/9
R.B. Walter, attorney
1930-1957
59/10
Refinery watchmen, M/M Oliver Taylor
1957-1963
59/11
Stanley Wallbank (Buffalo 03733)
59/12
Bernice Wellington
1950-1959
59/13
Bernice Wellington
1939-1965
59/14
Elmer C. Wereb
1963-1969
59/15
Harold P.W. Wright
59/16
Wyoming 0311041
59/17
Denzil R. Young
1935-1946
Subseries 3: Financial
1929-1976
Box/Folder
59/18
Adams Syndicate
59/19
J.A. Adams
1938
59/20
Balance sheets
1929-1936
60/1
Check stubs
1948
60/2
Check stubs
1949
60/3
Check stubs
1951
60/4
Check stubs
1951
60/5
Check stubs
1952
60/6
Check stubs
1953
60/7
Check stubs
1953
60/8
Check stubs
1954
60/9
Check stubs
1958
61/1
Financial records
1929-1945
61/2
Leases, Transcripts, unidentified
1957-1959
61/3
List of oil and gas leases
1950-1959
61/4
Quincy Cass Associates
1960-1961
61/5
Leases
1976
61/6
Shell Pine Unit
1950-1967
61/7
Modern Oil - Standard oil and Gas
1949-1959
61/8
Midwest sale negotiations
1970
Volume
14
General journal
1951-1954
15
General journal
1952
16
General ledger
1929-1939
Subseries 4: Legal
1924-1970
Box/Folder
61/9
J.H. Adams, Midwest Oil
1930-1935
61/10
C.M. Adams
1933-1935
61/11
J.H. Adams
1931-1938
61/12
Nancy Aides; New Cornelia
1951-1960
61/13
Banatyne
1960
61/14
Montana 07141, Wm. R. Boeckl
1952-1959
61/15
Bardin/Winter
1930-1960
61/16
Montana 09199, Edwin Bruhns
1952-1959
61/17
Cedar Creek vs. Fidelity Gas, exhibits
1935-1957
62/1
Theora E. Gerry-Casey, I
1928-1957
62/2
Theora E. Gerry-Casey, II
1928-1957
62/3
Theora E. Gerry-Casey, III
1928-1957
62/4
Elk Basin
1937-1944
62/5
Elk Basin
1937-1945
62/6
Elk Basin, Miscellaneous
1941-1948
62/7
Elk Basin statements
1943-1948
62/8
Heckley, Jule
1941-1966
62/9
Himmerlings
1957-1959
62/10
Cora Keye
1947-1951
62/11
Keye, L.S. and Cora
1928-1953
63/1
Land list
1928-1957
63/2
Leases and agreements
1924-1952
63/3
Lease info
1928-1960
63/4
Lease lists
1957-1958
63/5
Lease matters
1936-1957
63/6
Lease matters
1952-1959
63/7
Lease records
1946-1957
63/8
Lease title; matters to check
1932-1970
63/9
Midwest
1928-1945
64/1
Leases, New Cornelia
1958-1961
64/2
Montana 020388, Marvel Lowrance
1954-1959
64/3
MDU
1968
64/4
Midwest-Mondakota Miscellaneous assignments
1939-1952
64/5
Marshall Drilling
1959-1960
64/6
Midland Empire Oil/Cora Keye
1936
64/7
New Cornelia Copper
1948-1959
64/8
New Cornelia; Ratliff
1952-1959
64/9
Oil lease matters, stock matters, organization
64/10
Oler leases
1928-1941
64/11
Pelowitz
1952-1964
64/12
Darrell H. Ramsey
1956-1958
64/13
Ratliff, J. Paul, Crusader Oil and Gas
1957-1959
64/14
Ratliff, Crusader Oil
1950-1959
64/15
Royalties bought and sold, Pine unit
1945-1961
64/16
Royalty assignments
1928-1963
64/17
Edith P. Sawyer
1952-1959
64/18
Montana 06998, Edith Peak Sawyer
1952-1961
64/19
Soap Creek drilling contract
1959
64/20
Soap Creek matters
1947-1965
64/21
Bernice Wellington
1949-1967
65/1
Billings 042014, E.A. Wight
1957
65/2
Wyoming 01021
1947-1961
Subseries 5: Organization
1929-1968
Box/Folder
65/3
Articles of Incorporation
65/4
Articles of Incorporation, minutes
65/5
Corporate records, Midwest Holding Company
1935-1951
65/6
Corporate records, Midwest Holding Company
1936-1956
65/7
Drilling contract
65/8
Interstate directors meetings
1940-1953
65/9
Minutes and waivers
1968
65/10
Minutes, etc.
1930-1959
65/11
Stock certificates
66/1
Stock certificates
66/2
Stock ledger
1929-1957
66/3
Solar Oil, Midwest Holding Co
1959-1962
66/4
Value of lands
1938
Subseries 6: Reports
1928-1967
Box/Folder
66/5
Annual reports
1929-1967
66/6
Baker-Glendive gas and oil field
66/7
Minutes and reports
66/8
Lease info
1928-1960
66/9
Midwest list
1930-1948
67/1
Midwest anticline geodata, I
undated
67/2
Midwest anticline geodata, II
undated
67/3
Midwest anticline geodata, III
undated
67/4
Midwest anticline geodata, IV
undated
67/5
Midwest anticline geodata, V
undated
67/6
Midwest anticline geodata, VI
undated
67/7
Midwest anticline geodata, VII
undated
67/8
Midwest anticline geodata, VIII
undated
67/9
Midwest anticline geodata, IX
undated
67/10
Midwest anticline geodata, X
undated
Series XVIII: Modern Oil Company of Montana, Incorporated
1.5 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Modern Oil Company of Montana, Incorporated, an oil and natural gas development company located in Billings, Montana. The company declared bankruptcy in 1954 and continued operations after reorganization.
1945-1962
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
1953-1958
Box/Folder
67/11
Modern Oil Company
1953-1954
67/12
Modern Oil Company bankruptcy
1954-1958
67/13
Modern Oil bills, creditor Correspondence
1953-1956
67/14
Tom Brown
1953-1955
67/15
Great Northern Railway freight rates
1956-1957
67/16
Kelleher vs. Brown
1954-1957
Subseries 2: Financial
1945-1962
Box/Folder
67/17
Modern Oil Company
1945-1956
67/18
Modern Oil Company
1945-1956
68/1
Modern Oil, check stubs
1952
68/2
Modern Oil, check stubs
1953
68/3
Modern Oil, check stubs
1953
68/4
Modern Oil, check stubs
1955
68/5
Modern Oil, financial records
1952-1954
68/6
Financial and tax statements
1952-1955
68/7
Inventory
1946-1956
68/8
Modern Oil, trustee in bankruptcy
1954-1962
Subseries 3: Legal
1947-1960
Box/Folder
68/9
Agreements, assignments, contracts
1950-1955
68/10
Carter Oil vs. Wight
1956-1960
68/11
Great Falls National Bank vs. Modern Oil
1954-1958
69/1
Modern Oil, Miscellaneous litigation
1955-1959
69/2
Modern Oil
1947-1954
69/3
Modern Oil
1954
69/4
Modern Oil
1952-1957
69/5
Modern Oil vs. Stanolind Oil
1959
69/6
Modern/Murphy Corporation
1954-1959
Subseries 4: Organization
1952-1957
Box/Folder
69/7
Modern Oil minutes
1952-1955
69/8
Modern Oil minutes
1952-1957
69/9
Modern Oil, incorporation, papers, bylaws, minutes
1952-1957
70/1
Organization
1952-1957
70/2
Reports
1952, 1954
70/3
Annual
1954
Series XIX: Mondakota Development Company/Mondakota Gas Company
16.5 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Mondakota Gas Company, an oil and natural gas development company located in Billings, Montana. The company was originally organized as the Mondakota (Montana-Dakota) Development Company and reorganized as the Mondakota Gas Company in 1942.
1920-1982 and undated
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
1926-1982
Box/Folder
70/4
General Correspondence
1941-1955
70/5
General Correspondence, I
1941-1943
70/6
General Correspondence, II
1941-1943
70/7
Attorney General
1958-1965
70/8
General Correspondence
1941-1964
70/9
General Correspondence
1942-1943
70/10
General Correspondence
1943-1969
70/11
General Correspondence
1943-1945
71/1
General Correspondence
1944-1947
71/2
General Correspondence
1948-1967
71/3
General Correspondence
1948-1952
71/4
General Correspondence
1950-1959
71/5
General Correspondence
1950-1958
71/6
General Correspondence
1952-1958
71/7
Annual reports
1958-1963
71/8
Askin, George F.
1940-1941
71/9
Attorneys
1950-1958
71/10
Becker, I
1930-1950
71/11
Becker, II
1930-1950
71/12
Becker, McElroy, Reed, etc.
1941-1960
72/1
Becker, I
1946-1966
72/2
Becker, II
1946-1966
72/3
Becker, III
1946-1966
72/4
Becker vs. Mondakota
1952-1953
72/5
Bockensted, Frank
1928-1952
72/6
Brown, Sande and Forbes
1952-1957
72/7
Cedar Creek lands
1933-1952
72/8
Cedar Creek lands
1953-1958
72/9
Cheadle, E. K. /Montana Eastern vs. MDU and Shell
1961-1964
72/10
Derry, Judge Guy
1967-1969
72/11
Engebregson
1935-1968
72/12
Erickson, Leif
1954
72/13
Fairbanks, Alice
72/14
Federal Land Bank
1950
72/15
Federal Land Bank
1947-1954
73/1
Finances
73/2
Gas buyers
1935-1954
73/3
Gas buyers
1946-1954
73/4
Gas fight
1949-1963
73/5
Griffith, John
1951-1956
73/6
Hammer, John L.
1961-1966
73/7
Haney, W. B.
1954-1958
73/8
Herriott, Ralph L.
1957-1958
73/9
Huntington - MDU
1936-1954
73/10
Hutchinson/Mike Mansfield/Mondakota relief
73/11
Hutchinson, H. L.
1951-1956
73/12
Hutchinson
73/13
Income tax
1954-1966
74/1
Industrial Gas Company
1955-1956
74/2
Interstate Gas Company
74/3
Interstate Gas Company
1949-1955
74/4
Interstate Gas Company
1949-1955
74/5
Letters to Washington, D.C.
1955-1966
74/6
Mosk, Fred
1951-1970
74/7
McElroy
74/8
McElroy
74/9
Mondakota vs. E. R. McElroy
74/10
McElroy, E. R.
74/11
McElroy
1951-1953
74/12
McElroy, list of leases
1952-1956
74/13
Miscellaneous Mondakota matters
74/14
Miscellaneous data useful for proposed litigation
75/1
McElroy, Industrial Gas Company, quit claims
1953-1954
75/2
Miscellaneous MDU matters
75/3
MDU
1931, 1936, 1940, 1970, 1974
75/4
Mondakota vs. MDU
1932-1946
75/5
MDU rate matters
1940-1941
75/6
Mondakota vs. MDU
1948-1952
75/7
Mondakota vs. MDU
1952
75/8
Mondakota vs. MDU
1953
75/9
Mondakota vs. MDU
1957-1962
75/10
MDU Miscellaneous
1931-1950
75/11
MDU tariff matters
1933-1953
75/12
Merlin, L. E.
1948-1959
75/13
Miscellaneous correspondence
1947-1974
75/14
Miscellaneous correspondence
1931-1962
76/1
Norskog case
1950-1971
76/2
North Dakota common carrier laws
1933-1935
76/3
Pipeline right of way
76/4
Picotto, attorney
1965-1969
76/5
Railroad
1926-1951
76/6
Rate matters
1949-1966
76/7
Rates
1944-1969
76/8
Relief bill
1978-1980
76/9
RFC loan application
1949-1950
76/10
Reed, Collins - Fillner, Pitet
76/11
Reed, Collins
76/12
Reed, Collins
1950-1979
76/13
Reed, Collins
1963-1980
76/14
Government relief legislation
76/15
Government relief legislation
76/16
Government relief bill, S-1802
76/17
Government relief legislation
77/1
Government relief legislation
1951-1962
77/2
Government relief legislation, stockholders
1949-1974
77/3
Sanders, C. T. (attorney)
1953-1956
77/4
Government relief info./Melcher Correspondence
1953-1982
77/5
SEC
1941-1944
77/6
SEC, I
1942-1943
77/7
SEC, II
1942-1943
77/8
SEC, III
1942-1943
77/9
Shell Oil Company
1950-1963
77/10
Shell Oil Company
1954-1966
77/11
Singleton, Oliver (AFL-CIO)
1966-1968
77/12
SBA
1963
78/1
Papers from Chadwick Smith to Warner case
1959-1964
78/2
Speer, Ira
1954-1956
78/3
Stockholders Association
1947-1970
78/4
Stockholders (lost), detective agencies
1949-1963
78/5
Stroud, Tom
1953
78/6
Summers, William G.
1962-1965
78/7
Swallow, George
1953-1954
78/8
Tariff matters
1949-1952
78/9
Tax loss data
1951-1970
78/10
Tedrick, J. R.
78/11
Tedrick, J. R.
78/12
U.S. Corporation Company/Mondakota
1953-1958
78/13
Wagner, Raymond
1949-1950
78/14
Walker, L. M.
1923-1959
78/15
War Dept./Quartermaster contract issues
78/16
Warner case
1942-1972
78/17
Western gas producers
1953-1954
79/1
Williams, H. DeWorth
1968-1970
79/2
Williams, H. DeWorth
1973-1977
79/3
Williams, H. DeWorth
1979, 1981, 1982
Subseries 2: Financial
1926-1982
Box/Folder
79/4
Statements
79/5
Financial Records
1936-1951
79/6
Financial Records
1942-1950
79/7
Financial Records
1948-1956
79/8
Financial Records
1950-1956
79/9
Financial Records
1952-1959
79/10
Financial Records
1953-1954
79/11
Bullis reports
1948-1949
79/12
Debts and obligations
1953
79/13
Eastern Clay Products
1950-1954
79/14
Expense account statements
1942-1953
79/15
Gas statements
1947
79/16
Industrial Gas and Mondakota contracts
1954
79/17
Industrial Gas and Mondakota
1954
80/1
Leases owned by Mondakota
80/2
Loan application, May
1950
80/3
License tax return
1950-1953
80/4
Loans
1942-1954
80/5
Loans, I
1947-1950
80/6
Loans, II
1947-1950
80/7
McElroy
1950-1964
80/8
MDU monthly reports
1961-1965
80/9
Payroll report
1948-1951
80/10
Montana reports, I
1942-1969
80/11
Montana reports, II
1942-1969
80/12
Royalties sold
1952-1954
80/13
Settlement, refinery creditors
1949-1967
80/14
Old MDU statements
1934-1939
81/1
Tariff
1950-1957
81/2
Late tax loss material
1951-1962
81/3
Tax loss material
1951-1972
81/4
Warner
81/5
Working papers
1942-1953
Volume
17
Lease record
18
Capital stock ledger
1942-1969
Subseries 3: Legal
1920-1982
Box/Folder
81/6
Abstracts
81/7
Affidavits
81/8
Agreements
81/9
Armstrong
1938
81/10
Assignment of interest
1951-1956
81/11
Assignments to Midwest
1951
81/12
Assignments to Midwest
1946-1955
81/13
Bechtold, V. Ernest and Irene
1950-1951
81/14
Becker, Frank - assignments, contracts, etc.
1943-1966
81/15
Becker - contract
82/1
Becker, Cedar Creek
1940-1969
82/2
Becker
1941-1953
82/3
Becker
1941-1973
82/4
Becker
1964-1968
82/5
Becker, I
1940-1942
82/6
Becker, II
1940-1942
82/7
Becker, transcript on appeal
1967
83/1
Bonds
1949-1954
83/2
Bowen, Earl
1942
83/3
Brief of Industrial Gas Company
1954
83/4
Cedar Creek
83/5
Cedar Creek
1956-1969
83/6
Cedar Creek
1930-1957
83/7
Cedar Creek
1934, 1953, 1959
83/8
Cedar Creek
1930-1963
83/9
Cedar Creek vs. Fidelity
1951-1953
83/10
Case #1530, civil case #571
83/11
Case #16736, Becker
1941
83/12
Culbo fee
1946-1952
84/1
Complaints and judgments
84/2
Contracts/Tarries
84/3
Contracts and amendments
1951-1954
84/4
Contracts, Becker, etc.
1945-1954
84/5
Court decisions and litigation matters
84/6
Demand and inspection
1950-1958
84/7
Dougherty state lease
1935-1961
84/8
Dougherty lease
1949-1954
84/9
Duncan, Richard
1920-1965
84/10
Engebregson, Daryl
84/11
Federal Land Bank
1947
84/12
Federal Land Bank
1951-1952
84/13
Federal Power Commission
84/14
Federal Power Commission
1935-1936
84/15
Federal Power Commission
1938-1949
84/16
Federal Power Commission
1948
84/17
Gas, Federal Power Commission orders
1938-1967
85/1
Federal Power Commission, I
85/2
Federal Power Commission, II
85/3
Federal Power Commission
85/4
Federal Power Commission
1934-1952
85/5
Federal Power Commission
1939-1967
85/6
Federal Power Commission, rate matters
1949-1950
85/7
Federal Power Commission, releases
1942-1954
85/8
Federal Power Commission
1953-1954
85/9
Federal Power Commission, Capital Gas
1938-1959
85/10
Federal Power Commission
1948-1951
85/11
Federal Power Commission
1944
86/1
Griffith, et. al.
1950-1952
86/2
Federal Power Commission, Industrial Gas
1949-1955
86/3
Heckley, Jule M.
1942-1949
86/4
Heckley, Jule M.
1942-1950
86/5
Heckley, Jule M.
1940-1958
86/6
Industrial Gas, data and litigation materials
1954, 1956
86/7
Industrial Gas, FPC briefs
1920-1955
86/8
Industrial Gas, complaints
1954-1955
86/9
Industrial Gas
1953-1966
86/10
Industrial Gas
1954-1959
86/11
Industrial Gas
1942-1965
86/12
Industrial Gas/Walker lease
1953-1954
86/13
Watt, Joyce
1946-1952
86/14
Kreager lease
1945-1947
86/15
Lease information
86/16
Lease, I
1926-1957
87/1
Lease
1950-1954
87/2
Oil and gas leases
1945-1969
87/3
Leases
1939-1952
87/4
Lease, II
1926-1957
87/5
Lease agreements
1948-1954
87/6
Lease agreements, I
1936-1954
87/7
Lease agreements, II
1936-1954
87/8
Lease agreements
1950-1953
87/9
Lease matters and assignments
1936-1967
87/10
Lease matters and assignments
1931-1963
88/1
Oil lease matters
88/2
Oil lease matters
1926-1961
88/3
Oil lease matters/contracts
88/4
Lease
1942-1950
88/5
Matters pending before Judge Smith
88/6
McElroy matters
1952-1953
88/7
McElroy matters, I
1949-1954
88/8
McElroy matters, II
1949-1954
88/9
McElroy matters, III
1949-1954
89/1
McElroy
89/2
McElroy - Collins Reed
89/3
McElroy - Markey
1940-1956
89/4
McElroy matters
1953-1971
89/5
McElroy
1953-1959
89/6
Meridian lease
1945
89/7
Miscellaneous cases
89/8
Materials selected by JM for examination
89/9
Miscellaneous matters
1943-1973
89/10
Miscellaneous
1949-1953
89/11
John Wight deposition
1957
89/12
John Wight deposition, Vol. II
1949
90/1
John Wight deposition, Vol. I
1949
90/2
John Wight deposition, Vol. II
1949
90/3
MDU
90/4
MDU
90/5
MDU
90/6
Wight exhibition
1937-1940
90/7
MDU
1939-1966
90/8
MDU
1939-1966
90/9
MDU
1939-1966
91/1
MDU
1964
91/2
MDU
91/3
MDU
91/4
MDU
91/5
MDU
91/6
MDU (common carrier issues)
91/7
MDU (reply brief)
1944
91/8
MDU (FPC opinion)
1946
91/9
MDU
1946-1950
91/10
MDU
1949
91/11
MDU, I
1950-1951
91/12
MDU, John Wight deposition, Vol. I
1949
92/1
MDU, John Wight deposition, Vol. II
1949
92/2
MDU, John Wight deposition
1949
92/3
MDU, transport of natural gas and fixing reasonable rate
92/4
MDU, affidavits of John Wight
1939-1966
92/5
MDU, 8th circuit court decision
1948
92/6
MDU
1957-1965
92/7
MDU, II
1950-1951
92/8
MDU
1943-1947
92/9
MDU
1935-1962
92/10
MDU
1962
92/11
MDU court opinions, decisions, orders
1946-1953
92/12
MDU, FPC rate matters, I
1949-1955
92/13
MDU, FPC rate matters, II
1949-1955
93/1
MDU
1950-1960
93/2
MDU
1941-1949
93/3
MDU, FPC proceedings, I
1939
93/4
MDU, FPC proceedings, II
1939
93/5
MDU, FPC proceedings, III
1939
93/6
Miscellaneous legal documents
1969-1976
93/7
vs. Norskog
1966-1968
93/8
North Dakota CC pipeline laws
1946-1964
93/9
Northern Pacific Railroad
1943-1947
94/1
Norskog matters
1962-1969
94/2
Ohlrich, Walter
1941-1952
94/3
Old rate matters
1947
94/4
operating agreements
1927-1964
94/5
Petitions for rates
1950-1962
94/6
"Plevnall assignments and leases
1936-1953
94/7
Reed, Collins
1934-1965
94/8
Releases, assignments, agreements
94/9
Reed, Collins
1964-1966
94/10
Reed, Collins
94/11
Reed, Collins, MDU, Shell OI1
1952-1965
94/12
Reed, Collins
1964-1982
95/1
Repeal of common carrier provisions
1957
95/2
Smith
1937-1952
95/3
Smith, H. C.
95/4
Smith, Russell, Federal Judge
95/5
SEC, Snively deposition, I
1943
95/6
SEC, Snively deposition, II
1943
95/7
San Francisco Circuit Court of Appeals
1949-1965
95/8
Service contracts, MDU
1940-1951
95/9
Smith, Chadwick
1959-1963
95/10
Stanolind oil and Gas/Karl and Eliz. Hepperte
1950-1951
95/11
Supreme Court and other court decisions, rate fights
1948, 1950-1951
95/12
Swallow, George
1953-1962
95/13
Thompson, Don
1954-1970
95/14
Voting trust agreements
1942-1954
95/15
Walker lease
1927-1969
96/1
vs. Frank A. Warner
96/2
Warner case exhibits
96/3
Warner case - Mondakota vs. Becker
96/4
MDU
1920-1954
96/5
Williams, H. DeWorth
1965-1972
96/6
C. W. Smith affidavit
Subseries 4: Organization
1923-1981
Box/Folder
96/7
Minutes
1941-1981
96/8
Minutes
1979-1981
96/9
Organization
96/10
Stockholders
1942-1954
96/11
Organization
1941-1943
96/12
Organization
1944
96/13
Organization
1944
96/14
Organization
1945-1947
97/1
Notices to stockholders
1949-1954
97/2
Organization
1940-1957
97/3
Organization
1940-1954
97/4
Articles of Incorporation
97/5
Organization
97/6
Organization
97/7
Organization
97/8
Organization
1953-1955
97/9
Organization
97/10
Organization
1953-1962
97/11
Prospectus
97/12
Stock certificate schedule
1949
97/13
Stockholder lists
1942-1969
97/14
Reports
1950
97/15
Reports
1977-1979
97/16
E. Byers Emrick, consulting geologist
98/1
Federal Power Commission
1938-1945
98/2
History, natural gas transportation
1950
98/3
Lease rentals due
1940-1954
98/4
Leases, lists
1923-1951
98/5
Reply to Janofsky report
1953
98/6
Reports
1953-1954
98/7
MDU
1953-1954
98/8
Stockholders
1981
98/9
Stockholders
1950-1955
98/10
Reports
1963-1968
98/11
Gas pipeline fight
1949-1952
98/12
Clippings
1922-1962
98/13
Miscellany
Series XX: Montana Coin and Gem Company
3 folders
This series contains organizational papers for the Montana Coin and Gem Company, a company buying and selling a variety of collectible items. The company was organized in Billings, Montana, in 1957.
1957
Box/Folder
99/1
Minutes
99/2
Organization
99/3
Miscellany
Series XXI: Montana Consolidated Gas Companies
2 folders
This series contains organizational papers for the Montana Consolidated Gas Companies, an oil and gas prospecting and development company headquartered in Great Falls, Montana.
1928
Box/Folder
99/4
Agreement
1928
99/5
Articles of Incorporation
Series XXII: Montana Eastern Pipeline Company
1.5 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Montana Eastern Pipeline Company, Incorporated, an oil and natural gas development and transportation company located in Billings, Montana.
1926-1973
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
1926-1968
Box/Folder
99/6
1928-1931
99/7
1931-1951
99/8
1934
99/9
1940-1943
99/10
Engebregson
1965
99/11
Atlantic Pacific
1935-1936
99/12
Barstow, J. L.
1931-1940
99/13
Carter, Clarence W.
1928-1955
99/14
Cedar Creek
1955-1963
99/15
Common carrier
1933-1968
99/16
Daly, Margaret
1926-1939
99/17
Department of Interior, rate matters
1931-1951
99/18
MDU
1930-1936
99/19
MDU
1939
99/20
MDU
1955
100/1
Natural gas matters, I
1930-1946
100/2
Natural gas matters, II
1930-1946
100/3
MDU
1933
100/4
MDU
1937-1939
100/5
Rate matters
1933-1935
Subseries 2: Financial
1931-1937
Box/Folder
100/6
1931-1935
100/7
1931-1937
100/8
Operating agreements
1934-1935
Subseries 3: Legal
1926-1970
Box/Folder
100/9
Miscellaneous
100/10
Miscellaneous
100/11
Legal Documents
1931-1937
100/12
Legal Documents
1931-1941
100/13
Legal Documents
1942-1970
100/14
Cheadle
1964
100/15
Contracts
1931-1961
100/16
DeCosse Blue Printing agreement
1927-1930
100/17
Fidelty Gas Company agreement
1934
101/1
Findlater, John
1933-1935
101/2
Gas purchase agreements
1926-1963
101/3
Litigation
1934, 1935, 1940, 1963, 1967
101/4
Litigation matters
1928-1959
101/5
vs. MDU
1938
101/6
vs. MDU
1935-1944
101/7
vs. Shell Oil Company
1928-1966
101/8
vs. Shell Oil Company
1928-1966
101/9
vs. Shell Oil Company
1934-1963
101/10
vs. Shell Oil Company
1962-1964
101/11
vs. Shell Oil Company
1965
101/12
Talmadge, Nolan
101/13
Talmadge, Nolan
101/14
Teters, Percy
1931-1963
101/15
Teters, Percy
101/16
Teters, Percy E.
Subseries 4: Organization
1931-1973
Box/Folder
102/1
1931-1940
102/2
1937-1968
102/3
Capital stock certificates
1932-1940
102/4
Organization
1973
Series XXIII: New Cornelia Extension Copper Corporation
4 folders
This series contains correspondence from the New Cornelia Extension Copper Corporation, a mineral exploration and extraction company centered in Lovell, Wyoming.
1957-1976
Box/Folder
102/5
Hoyt
1957-1958
102/6
Ratliff
1958-1975
102/7
Olsen, Milo
1963-1976
102/8
State of Wyoming
1957-1958
Series XXIV: Northern Gas Producers Association
1 folder
This series contains organizational records from the Northern Gas Producers Association, a natural gas development and delivery enterprise operating in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1931
Box/Folder
102/9
Organization
Series XXV: North Star Refining Company
2 folders
This series contains organizational records from the North Star Refining Company, an oil and gas development and refining operation head quartered in Billings, Montana.
1947-1959
Box/Folder
102/10
Shelby refinery
1952-1959
102/11
Shelby refinery
1947
Series XXVI: Rocky Mountain Pacific Oil Company
2 folders
This series contains correspondence and organizational records from the Rocky Mountain Pacific Oil Company, an oil prospecting company centered in Billings, Montana, but developing resources throughout North America.
1925-1928
Box/Folder
102/12
Zinn, A. 0. and Ralph Arnold
1925-1928
102/13
Organization
Series XXVII: Rocky Mountain Royalty Company
1.0 linear feet
This series contains organizational papers for the Rocky Mountain Royalty Company, an asset holding company centered in Miles City and Billings, Montana.
1927-1937
Box/Folder
102/14
Stock certificates
102/15
Organization
1927-1929
102/16
Annual
1932
Volume
1
Stock certificates (1-100)
1927
2
Stock certificates (101-200)
1927
3
Stock certificates (201-304)
1927-1928
4
Stock certificates (305-404)
1928-1929
5
Stock certificates (405-504)
1928-1929
6
Stock certificates (505-607)
1929
7
Stock certificates (608-705)
1929
8
Stock certificates (706-716)
1929-1937
Series XXVIII: Solar Oil and Refining Company
2.0 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for the Solar Oil and Refining Company, an oil and natural gas development operation located in Billings, Montana. Solar Oil and Refining Company purchased the assets of the Sunray Oil Company (Series XXX) in 1946.
1939-1983
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
1939-1983
Box/Folder
103/1
Alden, Fred
1942-1966
103/2
Barry and Richardson, engineers
1961-1962
103/3
Brooke, Bob
1960-1961
103/4
Butterfield, Mary, I
1953-1970
103/5
Butterfield, II
1969-1974
103/6
Butterfield, III
1952-1969
103/7
Butterfield, IV
1961-1979
103/8
Butterfield, Gordon
1976-1977
103/9
Drew, Carl
1954
103/10
Drilling contract, well logs
1939-1960
103/11
Foster, Charles, Soap Creek
1961-1977
103/12
Fuller, Frank
1962
103/13
Hoover, David P., Soap Creek
1942-1969
103/14
Luther, Glenn
1959-1961
103/15
McGlothlin
1950-1959
103/16
McGlothlin
1950-1960
103/17
McGlothlin drilling deal
1959-1961
103/18
Norsworthy, Clarence
1962-1965
103/19
Petroleum Products Refining and Producing
1947-1955
103/20
Scoville, Soap Creek
1960-1966
104/1
Scoville, H. J.
1964-1983
104/2
Soap Creek drilling
104/3
Soap Creek field
1942-1963
104/4
Soap Creek well
1960-1983
104/5
Soap Creek, old and Miscellaneous
104/6
Soap Creek operations
1959-1961
104/7
Soap Creek, Phillips Petroleum Company
1950
104/8
Taylor, George
1959-1960
104/9
Wagner, Edward, Shelby plant
1961-1964
104/10
Miscellaneous
Subseries 2: Financial
1939-1963
Box/Folder
104/11
Statements
1947-1951
104/12
Check stubs
1956
104/13
Check stubs
1939-1955
104/14
Check stubs
1948-1955
104/15
Check stubs
1952-1963
105/1
Statements
1950-1943
105/2
Statements
1950-1953
105/3
Statements
1962
Subseries 3: Legal
1941-1983
Box/Folder
105/4
Assignments, Soap Creek
1959-1960
105/5
Legal Documents
1950
105/6
Big Snowy Drilling
1962
105/7
Caney, Donald G.
1961
105/8
King, George
1950-1952
105/9
Fernando Oil and Refinery Company
1958-1959
105/10
Chessher, H. B.
1961-1964
105/11
Crow reservation mining lease
1954
105/12
Indian office, Soap Creek matter
1941-1949
105/13
Petroleum Products Refining and Producing Company
1950-1956
105/14
Property taxes/Butterfield account
1952-1975
105/15
Scoville, Soap Creek
1960-1966
105/16
Scoville, H. J.
1964-1983
105/17
Spring Mont Oil Corporation, Soap Creek
1954-1955
105/18
Texas-Calgary Company
1950-1955
105/19
vs. Tex Star
1965
105/20
Treasure State Oi1
1947-1950
Subseries 4: Organization
1939-1969
Box/Folder
105/21
Minutes
1949-1954
105/22
Minutes
1949-1968
106/1
Minutes
1967-1969
106/2
Articles of Incorporation and stockholder list
106/3
Annual reports
1968-1969
106/4
Organization
1939-1946
106/5
Organization
1940-1942
106/6
Stock certificates
1969
106/7
Stock certificates
106/8
Photographs
106/9
Reports
1963
Series XXIX: S-W Company
0.25 linear feet
This series includes financial and organizational papers from the S-W Company, a property holding company located in Billings, Montana.
1934-1980
Box/Folder
107/1
Shell Oil Company
1951-1966
107/2
MDU
1962-1963
107/3
Tax information
1960
107/4
Cedar Creek anticline
1934-1942
107/5
Coop unit plan of development, Cedar Creek anticline
107/6
Oil and gas assignments
1935-1968
107/7
vs. Shell Oil Company
1973-1974
107/8
vs. Schwenk, Shell oil Company
107/9
Reports
1956-1980
Series XXX: Sunray Oil Company
2 folders
This series contains two folders of legal papers regarding the Sunray Oil Company, an oil and natural gas development operation located in Billings, Montana. All company assets were sold to the Solar Oil and Refining Company in 1946.
1939-1945
Box/Folder
107/10
Legal documents, Pepperdine, George
1941-1945
107/11
Legal documents, Pepperdine, George
1939-1942
Series XXXI: Thousand Palms Oasis Development Corporation
2.0 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from the Thousand Palms Oasis Development Corporation, a resort property development operation in Palm Springs, California.
1947-1982
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
1947-1981
Box/Folder
107/12
Brochures and development information
107/13
Lewis, Ed
1958-1960
107/14
Lewis, Ed
1957-1963
107/15
Lewis, Ed
1960-1971
107/16
Lewis, Ed
1956-1975
108/1
Dart resorts
1977-1981
108/2
Dart Industries
108/3
Dude ranch, investment inquiries
1953
108/4
Delaware Secretary of State
108/5
Gray, Michael M., Nationwide Features Syndicate
1957
108/6
Resort inquiries
108/7
Silver, Bill
1958-1965
108/8
Stock resale
1968
108/9
Subdivision project
1957-1962
108/10
Tax information
1981
108/11
U.S. Corporation Company
1954-1959
108/12
Wilhelm, Paul
1954-1960
108/13
Wilhelm, Paul
1953-1957
108/14
Wilhelm, Paul
1947-1973
108/15
Wilhelm, Paul
1953-1973
108/16
Wilhelm, Paul
1953-1973
109/1
Wilhelm, Paul
1958-1980
109/2
Investment inquiries
109/3
Water rights-Turf Club Track
Subseries 2: Financial
1957-1975
Box/Folder
109/4
Accounting data
1957-1961
109/5
Statements
1958-1974
109/6
Statements
1969-1975
109/7
Financial Records
1957-1975
109/8
Tax returns
1957-1975
Subseries 3: Legal
1952-1982
Box/Folder
109/9
Legal Documents
1981-1982
109/10
Contracts
1958-1974
109/11
Dissolution
109/12
Dissolution
109/13
Legal Documents
110/1
Legal Documents
110/2
Lease and deed matters
1952-1974
110/3
Lease and deed matters
1957-1968
110/4
Water rights
Subseries 4: Organization
1955
Box/Folder
110/5
Minutes
110/6
Minutes
111/1
Organization
111/2
Stock certificates
111/3
Clippings
111/4
Miscellany
111/5
Maps, data
111/6
Miscellany
1955
Series XXXII: Utah Natural Gas Company
2 folders
This series contains two folders of organizational papers for the Utah Natural Gas Company, natural gas prospecting and development operation centered in Carson City, Nevada.
1949-1952
Box/Folder
111/7
Stock certificates
1949-1952
111/8
Organization
1949-1952
Series XXXIII: Wight Investment and Holding Company
2 folders
This series contains two folders of legal and organizational papers for the Wight Investment and Holding Company, a general holding company for real estate, agricultural supply, and mining exploration investments around Billings, Montana. The corporation was originally organized as the Wight Investment Company in 1931 and was reorganized as the Wight Investment and Holding Company in 1981.
1981
Box/Folder
111/9
Legal Documents
1981
111/10
Organization
1981
Series XXXIV: W-L Land and Livestock Company
1 folder
This series contains one folder of organizational papers for the W-L Land and Livestock Company, a general holding company for real estate, agricultural supply, and mining exploration investments around Billings, Montana.
1940
Box/Folder
111/11
Organization
Series XXXV: Wight Oil and Refining Company
2 folders
This series contains two folders of financial and organizational papers for the Oil and Refining Company, a corporation John Wight organized late in 1978 to consolidate several of his lingering investment holdings. The company was centered in Billings, Montana, and consolidated a variety of investments ranging from oil and gas leases, refining operations, and resort property developments.
1978-1980
Box/Folder
111/12
Sale of Shelby Refinery
1980
111/13
Organization
1978
Series XXXVI: Lewistown Natural Gas Company, Central Montana Pipe Line Company, Central Montana Production Company
1 bound volume
This series consists of one bound volume containing legal correspondence, mineral and property lease agreements, articles of incorporation, and by-laws for the Lewistown Natural Gas Company (parent corporation), the Central Montana Pipe Line Company (utility distribution), and the Central Montana Production Company (natural gas refining). The Lewistown Natural Gas Company negotiated contracts to locate and develop natural gas reserves in central Montana, supply natural gas utilities to the town of Lewistown, and manage the area distribution network.
1930
Volume
22
Articles of Incorporation, etc.
1930
Series XXXVII: Plat Books
3 oversize volumes
This series contains three oversize plat books of Montana properties owned or leased by John Wight and his various investment ventures.
undated
Volume
23
Various Montana holdings
24
Various Montana holdings
25
Various Montana holdings
Series XXXVIII: Artifacts
2 items
This series contains two company seal stamps, the Capital Gas Corporation and the Rocky Mountian Royalty Company.
undated
220:1: Capital Gas Corporation
220:2: Rocky Mountain Royalty Company