University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Morris B. Finkelstein Papers, 1899-1957



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Finkelstein, Morris B.
Title: Morris B. Finkelstein Papers
Dates: 1899-1957
Abstract: The papers relate to Morris B. Finkelstein’s career in commerce, banking, oil and finance, particularly the growth and development of Humble Oil and Refining Company and Finkelstein’s other oil interests.
Accession No.: 64-162
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Morris B. Finkelstein was a Texas merchant, banker, oil developer and financier.


Scope and Contents

The papers relate to Finkelstein’s career in commerce, banking, oil and finance, particularly the growth and development of Humble Oil and Refining Company and Finkelstein’s other oil interests, mostly around Houston and Sour Lake, Texas. Materials include correspondence, legal documents, news clippings and photographs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bell, J. H.
Cohen, William W.
Daugherty, J. S.
Farrish, W. S.
Finkelstein, Morris B.—Archives.
Finkelstein, Sol
Gill, W. H.
Hermann, George H.
King, William B.
Lockhart, W. E.
McKnight, E. S.
Rice, James K., Jr.
Rice, William Marsh, 1816-1900
Sharp, W. B.
Sterling, F. M.
Sterling, R. S.
Wagner, A. W.
Vinson, William A.
Subjects (Organizations)
Humble Oil and Refining Company.
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas.
Places
Beaumont (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Hardin County (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Humble (Tex.)
Marlin (Tex.)
New York (N.Y.)
Sour Lake (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Morris B. Finkelstein Papers, 1899-1957, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3C23 Business correspondence, 1899-1957
Big Hill, 1918-1927
Anaconda Copper Mining Company, 1929-1935
Financial records, 1904-1927, 1957, undated
Legal documents, 1907-1920
Landslide Tract, 1905-1928
Newspaper clippings, 1911-1944
Humble Oil Company:
Correspondence, 1915-1933
Annual reports, 1921-1937
Miscellaneous material, 1916-1949, undated
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2.325/D1b Oversized material:
Newspaper clippings, 1916, 1923
Producers Oil Company blueprint, undated
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3T69 Photographs:
Photo-postcard of the National Democratic Convention coliseum, Houston, 1928
Unidentified street scene [Sour Lake?], ca. 1905
Portrait [Morris B. Finkelstein?]
Unidentified oil scenes [Sour Lake Oil Field], ca. 1905
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