Frederic H. Lahee papers, 1908-1971

Overview of the Collection

Lahee, Frederic H. (Frederic Henry), b. 1884.
Frederic H. Lahee papers
1908-1971 (inclusive)
4.5 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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Additional Information

Finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lahee (1884-1968), a petroleum geologist, received his Ph. D. from Harvard in 1911. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining Sun Oil Company, where he was chief geologist from 1920 to 1947 and geological counselor from 1947 to 1955. His book, "Field Geology," went through six editions between 1916 and 1961.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains files of correspondence, notes, drafts, illustrations, and proof sheets chiefly related to the fifth and sixth editions of "Field Geology" (1948-1961); 3 photograph albums; negatives; pamphlets and reprints; and 3 16 mm motion pictures of trips to Venezuela (1926) and Mexico City (1935).

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Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Preservation Note

System Requirements

Venezuela and Mexico City -- film -- 16 mm.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Frederic H. Lahee at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Geology.
  • Petroleum -- Geology.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Illustrations.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Negatives.
  • Photograph albums.


  • Geologists.