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Ralph Arnold Papers, 1912-1956
- Arnold, Ralph, 1875-1961.
- Ralph Arnold Papers
- 1912-1956 (inclusive)19121956
1914-1937 (bulk)Date of CollectionDate of Collection
- 3 cubic feet (3 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.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Ralph Arnold (1875-1961) began his professional career in 1903 as a field geologist for the United States Geological Survey. He was one of the department's geologists performing the early oil prospect surveys of California. By 1918 he worked as a private consultant surveying oil prospects throughout the western United States, Mexico, Canada, Africa, Alaska, Trinidad and Venezuela. Arnold made his home in California.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains correspondence, maps and reports of Ralph Arnold. Reports include petroleum prospects of various locations in the western United States and foreign countries. There are geologic survey maps, well logs and oil and gas lease contracts. Business correspondence consists of contacts Arnold kept detailing report information.
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
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Africa.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Alaska.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Canada.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Mexico.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Trinidad.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Venezuela.
- Petroleum -- Prospecting -- West (U.S.)
- Petroleum engineers.