L.F. Ivanhoe Papers, 1937-2003

Overview of the Collection

Ivanhoe, L.F.
L.F. Ivanhoe Papers
1937-2003 (inclusive)
12.3 cubic feet (14 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

L.F. Ivanhoe was a geophysicist and a petroleum engineer. He graduated with a B.S. (1942) and a Professional Degree (1947), both in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines. He earned his M.S in Geology from Stanford University in 1949 , and completed courses in Oceanography at Scripps Institution, University of California at San Diego. From 1942 to 1957 he held various positions in North and South America with geophysical contractors and oil corporations. Beginning in 1957 he provided technical consulting services for the U.S. Government, and foreign oil companies and government agencies. He worked for the Occidental Petroleum Corporation (1974-1981) doing global oil searches, basin evaluations,and solve operating problems. In 1981 he started a consulting firm, Novum Corporation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

L.F. Ivanhoe papers contain working files (1953-2003), correspondence (1953-1977), photographs (no date), and reports with correspondence, graphs, and maps (1945-2003). There are slides of oil well drilling sites in Canada, Europe, Israel, Pakistan. Philippine Islands, and Russia (1945-1981). There are global petroleum reports with maps for companies in Canada, Africa, Egypt, Russia, South America, and Turkey (1965-1991). There are petroleum site evaluations in Alaska, Arizona, off-shore California, Nevada, and Utah (1953-1965). There is a BBC Television film "The Earth's Future Oil Supply" anchored by L.F. Ivanhoe Jr. and M. King Hubbert (1984) and a video by L.F. Ivanhoe Jr. "The Coming Global Oil Shortage" (2001). There is also printed material (1937-1997).

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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

Preservation Note

System Requirements

BBC Open University Science Program "The Earth's Future Oil Supply" -- Film -- 16mm.

"The Coming Oil/Energy Shortage" -- Videotape.

Petroleum well drilling sites -- Slides -- 35mm.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by L.F. Ivanhoe 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

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Geology -- Maps.
  • Geophysicists.
  • Oil well drilling.
  • Petroleum engineers.
  • Petroleum geologists.
  • Petroleum prospecting.
  • Petroleum reserves.

Corporate Names

  • Novum Corporation.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Film.
  • Photographs.
  • Slides.
  • Videotape.