Edwin Noel Pennebaker papers, 1917-1980

Overview of the Collection

Pennebaker, Edwin Noel, 1902-1995.
Edwin Noel Pennebaker papers
1917-1980 (inclusive)
31.42 cubic feet (36 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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Partial finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Edwin Noel Pennebaker (1902-1995) was the Chief Geologist for Consolidated Copper Mines Corp. and consulting geologist for Minas de Matahambre, S.A., O'okied Copper Co. Ltd., Tsumeb Corp., American Metal Company, the National Lead Co. Mining Division, Anvil Mining, Miami Copper, Phelps Dodge, Bunker Hill, Sunshine Mining and many other organizations. He spent much of his professional career examining and studying mining properties in the Silver Belt, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and devising unitization formulae.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Edwin Noel Pennebaker papers contain reports, geologic data, geological maps, topographical maps, blueprints, photographs, correspondence, research files, scouting reports, and legal data related to the several corporations Pennebaker served as a geologist. Included in the collection are geological reports and maps covering various United States areas including those in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah and others as well as countries such as Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Venezuela, Southwest Africa. The papers pertain to various corporations including Minas de Matahambre, S.A., O'okied Copper Co. Ltd., Tsumed Corp., American Metal Company, the National Lead Co. Mining Division, Sunshine MIning and many others.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

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

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Edwin Noel Pennebaker at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Copper mines and mining -- West (U.S.)
  • Geologists -- United States -- 20th century.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Africa, Southern.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Dominican Republic.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Jamaica.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Venezuela.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.)

Geographical Names

  • Coeur d'Alene Mining District (Idaho)