H. Harper McKee papers, 1915-1951

Overview of the Collection

McKee, H. Harper, 1891-1973.
H. Harper McKee papers
1915-1951 (inclusive)
1.35 cubic feet (3 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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

H. Harper McKee (1891-1973) received an M.A. in geology from the University of Chicago in 1912 and was a petroleum prospector in Central America, Texas and Oklahoma around 1915-1920. He was later a partner with Brokow, Dixon and McKee, consulting engineers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains diaries kept by McKee while conducting petroleum exploration in Texas, Venezuela, Peru and Panama (1915-1951); 6 negative albums of water resources, dams and local scenery in Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Mexico (1919-1920); and maps of Oklahoma and Venezuela (1948).

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

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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

There are no known other archival collections created by H. Harper McKee 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

  • Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Panama.
  • Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Peru.
  • Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Texas.
  • Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Venezuela.
  • Water resources development -- Mexico.
  • Water resources development -- Panama.
  • Water resources development -- Peru.
  • Water resources development -- Puerto Rico.

Geographical Names

  • West (U.S.) -- History.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries.
  • Maps.
  • Negatives.


  • Engineers.
  • Geologists.

Titles within the Collection