A Guide to the Brown and Root, Inc. Photographs, 1968-1978
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.
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.
Brown and Root, Inc. Photographs, 1968-1978, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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