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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photographs

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Colliton Discovery Well:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1923-1925, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Colliton Discovery Well Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1923-1925
Abstract: The Colliton Discovery Well Photograph Collection, dated 1923-1925, highlights the oil and petroleum industry at work at the Colliton Discovery Well.
Collection # SWCPC 270-E1(A-B)
Quantity: 1 negative and 5 prints
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Cherokee County, named for the Cherokee Indians, is located in central East Texas. According to the Handbook of Texas Online, Cherokee County is "bordered on the north by Smith County, on the east by Rusk and Nacogdoches counties, on the south by Angelina County, and on the west by Anderson and Houston counties." The area is rich in natural resources such as oil, abundant water, natural gas and timber.

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Scope and Contents

This collection, comprised of 1 negative and 5 prints contains historic images of the petroleum and gas industry in Cherokee, Texas, at the Colliton Well from 1923-1925.

The negatives and prints are housed in separate envelopes.

Images from this collection have been digitized and can viewed at http://hdl.handle.net/10605/7733

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Places
Cherokee County (Tex.)
Subjects
Gas fields--Texas--Photographs.
Oil fields--Texas--Photographs.
Oil industry workers.
Oil industry workers--Texas--Photographs.
Oil well drilling--Texas.
Oil well drilling rigs--Texas--Photographs.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--History--20th century.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--History--20th century--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Colliton Discovery Well Photograph Collection, 1923-1925 and, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1971

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Collection Inventory

 

Photographs

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1 SWCPC 270-E1: Drilling Crew, Colliton Well (1 print), 1923
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2 SWCPC 270-E2: Slush-pit full of oil, Colliton Well (1 print), 1925
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3 SWCPC 270-E3: The crew and the crowd (1 print), 1924
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4 SWCPC 270-E4: Drilling Crew, Colliton Well (1 print, 1 negative), 1923
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5 SWCPC 270-E5: Colliton Well gusher (1 print), 1925

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