Sun Oil Trust Records, 1918-1922  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sun Oil Trust (Butte, Mont.)
Title
Sun Oil Trust Records
Dates
1918-1922 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 reels microfilm
Collection Number
Mss 036
Summary
The Sun Oil Trust drilled for oil near Moorcroft, Wyoming, but was incorporated in Butte, Montana. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other materials from the early years of the company.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Sun Oil Trust was formed on December 31, 1919, in Butte, Montana, with J. P. Hanson, T. H. Wilson, Leo C. Scrogin, J. F. Emigh, and Ralph W. Rich as trustees. The trust acquired oil properties in the oil fields near Moorcroft, Wyoming and began drilling and production in 1920.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains incorporation papers, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other materials from the early years of the company. The vast majority of the collection is the correspondence, which includes substantial exchanges with the board of trustees and attorneys working for the Sun Oil Trust. There are also materials from the county in which the company drilled, the state of Wyoming, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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 or photograph number], Sun Oil Trust Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The materials are arranged in seven series.

Location of Originals

Originals located in the Butte-Silver Bow Archives, where they were transferred from the World Museum of Mining.

Acquisition Information

Loaned for microfilming by the World Museum of Mining in Butte, 1969.

Processing Note

The original processor arranged the materials, microfilmed them, and wrote the finding aid. In 2004, the finding aid was encoded with minimal revisions.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Incorporation Papers, 1919Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 1

Series II:  Correspondence, 1919-1922Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1
A misc
1920-1921
1
B misc
1919-1922
1
Crook County (Wy.). Various Departments
1919-1922
1
C misc
1919-1921
1
Dunbar, Thomas E.
1920-1921
1
D misc
1920-1922
1
E misc
1920
1
F misc
1920
1
G misc
1920-1922
1-2
Hanson, J.P.
1920-1921
2
H misc
1920-1921
2
I misc
1919
2
Kellogg, Frank B.
1922
2
Kem, James
1921-1922
2
King, Mark R.
1920-1921
2
Kotz, O.B.
1920-1921
2
K misc
1920-1921
2
L misc
1920-1921
2
Marrion, W.E.
1920-1921
2
Mettler, Frank W.
1920
2
Miller, B.J.
1920
2
Montana. Various Departments
1920-1921
2
Montgomery, E.F.
1920
2
Montgomery, W.M.
1920
2
Moorcraft Bank
1920-1921
2
M misc
1920-1922
2
N misc
1920-1921
2
O misc
1920
2
P misc
1920-1921
2
Raymond, LaFleiche & Kem
1920-1921
2
Rich, Ralph W.
1920-1922
2
R misc
1920-1921
2
Scrogin, Leo
1920-1922
2
S misc
1919-1921
2
T misc
1921
2
United States. Department of Interior
1920-1922
2
V misc
1920-1921
2-3
Weir, William
1920-1921
3
W misc
1920-1921

Series III:  Financial Records, 1921Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 3

Series IV:  Legal Documents, 1918-1922Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 3

Series V:  Minutes, 1921Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 3

Series VI:  Organization, 1921-1922Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 3

Series VII:  Miscellany, 1918Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 3

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Petroleum industry and trade--Wyoming--Moorcroft

Corporate Names

  • United States. Dept. of the Interior
  • Wyoming

Form or Genre Terms

  • Business records -- Wyoming