John Gray Douglas papers, 1924-1974

Overview of the Collection

Douglas, John Gray, 1900-1974
John Gray Douglas papers
1924-1974 (inclusive)
.90 cubic feet (2 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

John Gray Douglas (1900-1974) earned a Ph. D. in geology and paleontology from Johns Hopkins University in 1928. He worked as a subsurface geologist for Venezuela Gulf Oil Company from 1924-1927, taught at the University of North Carolina from 1931-1934, and returned to his former employer, Venezuela Gulf Oil, now renamed Mene Grande Oil Company, from 1934-1955. Douglas taught geology at the University of Mississippi from 1955-1970 and was chairman of the department from 1956-1965.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains a photograph album of Venezuela and accompanying explanatory material (1924-1925); copies of articles by Douglas, chiefly on the Maracaibo Basin of Venezuela (1940-1955); a copy of his dissertation (1928); and miscellaneous other materials.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

See also the John Gray Douglas papers at the University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.

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

  • Petroleum -- Geology -- Venezuela -- Maracaibo Basin.
  • Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Venezuela -- Maracaibo Basin.

Geographical Names

  • Venezuela.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Dissertations.
  • Photograph albums.


  • Geologists.