University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Brown and Root, Inc. Photographs, 1968-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown and Root, Inc.
Title: Brown and Root, Inc. Photographs
Dates: 1968-1978
Abstract: Photographs are of Brown and Root, Inc., construction projects and operations in the 1960s and 1970s.
Accession No.: 84-25
Extent: 16 color prints.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Brothers-in-law Dan Root and Herman Brown founded Brown and Root, Inc. in 1919 as a road-building company by brothers-in-law Dan Root and Herman Brown. In the following decades the company expanded into larger industrial construction projects including offshore oil platforms and dams. In the 1960s Brown and Root, Inc. was purchased by the Haliburton Company. Haliburton merged Brown and Root with the M.W. Kellogg Company in the 1990s to form Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR). KBR became a stand-alone company in April 2007.


Scope and Contents

Photographs are of Brown and Root, Inc., construction projects and operations in the 1960s and 1970s. Subjects include power plants, chemical plants, dams, oil rigs and tugboats.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Brown and Root, Inc.
Subjects
Chemical industry—Texas
Construction and development
Dams—Texas
Petroleum industry--Texas
Shipping--Texas.
Places
Bay City (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Savoy (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brown and Root, Inc. Photographs, 1968-1978, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Photographs:

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3S29 Texas Power and Light Commpany – Valley Steam Electric Statino No. 2, Savoy, Texas
Parrish Power Plant
Dart Chemical Plant
Celanese Plant, Bay City, Texas
Armco Steel
Brown and Root, Inc. Greens Bayou Fabricating Yard
Brown and Root, Inc. Headquarters, Houston, Texas
Mansfield Dam
Marble Falls Dam
Tugboats
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Oil Drilling Rigs [Click for images]
[2]
Pipeline