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John Gray Douglas papers, 1924-1974
- Douglas, John Gray, 1900-1974
- John Gray Douglas papers
- 1924-1974 (inclusive)19241974
- .90 cubic feet (2 boxes)
- Collection Number
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
- Additional Reference Guides
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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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Petroleum -- Geology -- Venezuela -- Maracaibo Basin.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Venezuela -- Maracaibo Basin.
Form or Genre Terms
- Photograph albums.