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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Pennzoil-Texaco Dispute Oral History Collection, 1990-1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pennzoil Company
Title: Pennzoil-Texaco Dispute Oral History Collection
Dates: 1990-1993
Abstract: The oral history collection includes audiocassette tapes and transcripts of interviews about the legal dispute between American oil companies Pennzoil and Texaco and the background research for the interviews.
Accession No.: 94-150; 97-311
Extent: 4 ft., 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Pennzoil Co., headquartered in Houston, Texas is a large oil producing, refining, and marketing company. Pennzoil traces its origins back to two companies, Zapata Petroleum and South Penn Oil Company. In 1983 Pennzoil signed an agreement with Getty Oil for the purchase of Getty. Several days after public announcement of the agreement, Texaco purchased all of Getty Oil. Subsequently, Pennzoil filed a lawsuit against Texaco for interfering with its agreement with Getty Oil. After four years of trial, Pennzoil was awarded a $10.3 billion settlement in 1988. At the time the settlement was the largest in history.

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Scope and Contents

The oral history collection, donated by the Pennzoil Co. of Houston, includes audiocassette tapes and transcripts of interviews about the legal dispute and trial between American oil companies Pennzoil and Texaco and the background research for the interviews.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to portions of this collection are restricted. Contact repository for further information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Getty Oil Company -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Pennzoil Company -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Texaco, inc. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Subjects
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- United States
Petroleum industry and trade -- United States -- Mergers
Petroleum law and legislation -- United States.

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Related Material

Forms part of the Pennzoil v. Texaco Inc. Case Records, 1883, 1934-1988.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pennzoil-Texaco Dispute Oral History Collection, 1990-1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3U206 Printed Material:
"Winners and Losers: Studying the Politics of Oil," Barbara S. Griffith, 1993
Interview transcripts and background research:
Interview transcripts and background research files:
Anderson, David A., transcript
Anderson, David A., research
Belnick, Mark, transcript
Belnick, Mark, research
Berg, Harold, transcript
Berg, Harold, research
Bugbee, Joan, transcript
Bugbee, Joan, research
Burck, Dan R., transcript
Burck, Dan R., research
Burka, Paul, transcript
Burka, Paul, research
Burns, David, transcript
Burns, David, research
Carlos, Don, transcript
Carlos, Don, research
Castenada, Chris J., transcript
Castenada, Chris J., research
Crames, Michael, transcript
Crames, Michael, research
Fields, James, transcript
Fields, James, research
Fletcher, Sam, transcript
Garber, Stedman, transcript
Garber, Stedman, research
Gergen, Mark P., transcript
Gergen, Mark P., research
Getty, Gordon, transcript
Getty, Gordon, research
Glanville, James, transcript
Glanville, James, research
Goodrum, Moulton, transcript
Goodrun, Moulton, research
Hamilton, Robert, transcript
Hamilton, Robert, research
Hemeyer, Terry, transcript
Hemeyer, Terry, research
Hemeyer, Terry and Robert Harper, transcript
Hemeyer, Terry and Robert Harper, research
Hopkins, Randall, transcript
Hopkins, Randall, research
Jamail, Joe, transcript
Jamail, Joe, research
Kerr, Baine, transcript
Kerr, Baine, research
Lambert, Hope, transcript
Lambert, Hope, research
Lasky, Moses, transcript
Lasky, Moses, research
Laycock, Douglas, transcript
Laycock, Douglas, research
Leone, Jack, transcript
Liman, Arthur, transcript
Liman, Arthur, research
McGill, Sarah, transcript
Medberry, Chauncey, transcript
Medberry, Chauncey, research
Pearson, Gary P., transcript
Pearson, Gary P., research
Petersen, Sid, transcript
Petersen, Sid, research
Powell, Tom, transcript
Powell, Tom, research
Pratt, Joseph, transcript
Prentice, Robert, transcripts
Prentice, Robert, research
Reasoner, Harry, transcripts
Reasoner, Harry, research
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3U207 Rifkind, Simon, transcript
Rifkind, Simon, research
Shaddix, James, transcript
Shaddix, James, research
Sheppard, Emmett and Paula Littles, transcript
Sheppard, Emmett and Paula Littles, research
Shook, Barbara, transcript
Shook, Barbara, research
Trepper, Myron, transcript
Trepper, Myron, research
Williams, Harold, transcript
Williams, Harold, research
Wulff, Kurt, transcript
Wulff, Kurt, research
Yetter, Paul, transcript
Yetter, Paul, research
Yudof, Mark, transcript
Yudof, Mark, research
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3U208 Restricted Transcripts and background research files [RESTRICTED]:
Liedtke, Hugh, transcript
Liedtke, Hugh, research
Roehm, Susan and Brian Wunder, transcript
Stuart, Harold and Robert McCay, transcript
Stuart, Harold and Robert McCay, research
Transcripts and background research files [RESTRICTED - the following files may not be reproduced in any manner without the consent of the interviewee]:
Barron/Wright, transcript
Barron/Wright, research
Bland, Duane, transcript
Feirson, Steve, transcript
Feirson, Steve, research
Leone, Jack, research
Strausser, Robert, transcript
Tharp, Josh, transcript
Tharp, Josh, research
Terrell, Irvin, transcript
Terrell, Irvin, research
Weintraub, Russell, transcript
Weintraub, Russell, research
Un-edited interview transcripts [RESTRICTED]:
Berg, Harold
Bugbee, Joan
Burck, Dan R.
Burns, David
Carlos, Don F.
Crames, Michael
Fields, James
Glanville, James
Goodrun, Moulton
Hamilton, Robert
Hemeyer, Terry and Robert Harper
Hopkins, Randall
Liedtke, Hugh J.
Leone, Jack
McGill, Sarah
Medberry, Chauncey
Powell, Tom
Reasoner, Harry
Roehm/Wunder
Strauser, Robert
Stuart, Harold and Robert McCay, transcript
Stuart, Harold, 2nd day
Terrell, Irvin [tapes sealed]
Williams, Harold
Yudof, Mark G.
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2x67c Audio interviews:
Oral history interview tapes:
Listener copies:
Anderson, David A.
Belnick, Mark
Bland, Duane
Burka, Paul
Castaneda, Chris
Feirson, Steve B.
Fletcher, Sam
Garber, C. Stedman
Gergen, Mark
Getty, Gordon P.
Hemeyer, Terry
Jamail, Joseph D.
Lampert, Hope
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2x67b Lasky, Moses
Laycock, Douglas
Liman, Arthur
Petersen, Sidney
Pratt, Dr. Joseph
Prentice, Robert
Rifkind, Judge Simon
Shaddix, James W.
Shannon, Jim
Shepard, Emmett and Paula Littles
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2x67d Shook, Barbara
Stuart, Harold C. and Robert C. McCay
Stuart, Harold C.
Tharp, Josh
Trepper, Myron
Weintraub, Russell J.
Yerrer, Paul
Wulff, Kurt H.
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2x68b Restricted Master archival tapes [RESTRICTED for preservation only, not for public use]:
Anderson, David A.
Wright, Charles Alan, and Francis P. Barron
Belnick, Mark
Bland, Duane
Bugbee, Joan
Burka, Paul
Castaneda, Chris
Feirson, Steven B.
Fletcher, Sam
Garber, C. Stedman
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2x68c Restricted Gergen, Mark
Getty, Gordon P.
Hemeyer, Terry
Jamail, Joseph D.
Lampert, Hope
Lasky, Moses
Laycock, Douglas
Liman, Arthur
Pearson, Gary P.
Petersen, Sidney
Pratt, Dr. Joseph
Prentice, Robert
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2x68e Restricted Rifkind, Judge Simon
Shaddix, James W.
Shannon, Jim
Shepard, Emmett and Paula Littles
Shook, Barbara
Stuart, Harold C. and Robert C. McCay
Stuart, Harold C.
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2x68a Restricted Terrell, Irvin G.
Tharp, Josh
Trepper, Myron
Weintraub, Russell J.
Wulff, Kurt H.
Yetter, Paul
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2x67g Restricted Archival tapes [RESTRICTED for preservation only, not for public use]:
Berg, Harold E.
[master and copy]
Burck, R. D. (Dan)
[master and copy]
Burns, David A.
[master and copy]
Carlos Don
[master and copy]
Crames, Michael
[master and copy]
Fields, James
[master and copy]
Glanville, James
[master and copy]
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2x67e Restricted Goodrum, Moulton, Jr.
[master and copy]
Hamilton, Robert
[master and copy]
Hemeyer, Terry and Robert Harper
[master and copy]
Hopkins, Randall
[master and copy]
Kerr, Baine P.
[master and copy]
Leone, Jack
[master and copy]
Liedtke, J. Hugh
[master]
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2x67a Restricted Liedtke, J. Hugh
[copy]
McGill, Sarah
[master and copy]
Medberry, Chauncey J., III
[master and copy]
Powell, Tom
[master and copy]
Reasoner, Harry M.
[master and copy]
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2x67f Restricted Roehm, Susan E and Brian Wunder
[master and copy]
Strauser, Robert
[master]
Terrell, Irvin G.
[copy]
Williams, Harold M.
[master and copy]
Yudof, Mark G.
[master and copy]
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2x67h Restricted Digital Materials {RESTRICTED]:
Backup 3.5 inch computer disks:
Original and edited transcripts
[26 disks]

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