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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Corporate Records

Legal Records

Personal Papers

Office Records

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J. Howard Marshall, II, Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1980 (bulk 1950s-1960s)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Marshall, J. Howard, II.
Title: Marshall, J. Howard, II, Papers
Dates: [ca. 1920s]-1980 (bulk 1950s-1960s)
Abstract: The J. Howard Marshall, II, Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1980 (bulk 1950s-1960s) contains business and personal papers, including daybooks, legal records, publications, reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, school notebooks, and financial ledgers and records. These shed light on his involvement in the Fund for the Republic, National Petroleum Council, Frontier Refining Company, Department of the Interior, and numerous other petroleum and federal organizations, as well as his years spent at the Yale Law School.
Accession No.: 86-090
Extent: 11 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Pennsylvania, James Howard Marshall, II (1905-1995) graduated from the Yale Law School in 1931 and went on to specialize as an oil industry attorney. Eventually winding up in Houston, Texas, he served as president and vice president for numerous oil and energy companies, including the Ashland Oil and Refining Company, Signal Oil & Gas, and Union Texas Petroleum. He founded Marshall Petroleum in 1984.

In 1931, Marshall married Eleanor Pierce, with whom he had sons James Howard, III, and Everett Pierce Marshall. After divorcing in 1961, he married Bettye Bohannon (d. 1991). In 1994, Marshall married future actress Anna Nicole Smith. After his death the next year, his widow and his sons made headlines in a legal battle over Marshall's billion-dollar estate.

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Scope and Contents

The J. Howard Marshall, II, Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1980s (bulk 1950s-1960s) contain business and personal papers, including daybooks, legal records, publications, reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, school notebooks, and financial ledgers and records. These shed light on his involvement in the Fund for the Republic, National Petroleum Council, Frontier Refining Company, Department of the Interior, and numerous other petroleum and federal organizations, as well as his years spent at the Yale Law School.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Marshall, J. Howard (James Howard), 1905-1995
Subjects (Organizations)
Fund for the Republic
Frontier Refining Company
National Petroleum Council
Yale Law School.
Woodley Petroleum Company.
Independent Petroleum Association of Texas.
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum -- United States.
Petroleum law and legislation -- United States.
Places
Houston (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Parten, J. R., Papers, 1890-1899, 1913-1992, 2009. Parten was a friend and colleague of Marshall.

At the Princeton University Mudd Manuscript Library, see the Fund for the Republic Records, 1928-1964 (bulk 1952-1961).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Howard Marshall, II, Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1980 (bulk 1950s-1960s), 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. Additional processing completed in 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Corporate Records

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2.325/Q89 Fund for the Republic Corporation project 1956-1963
Memos and correspondence from Frank Kelly 1957-1960
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2.325/Q90 Basic issues 1958-1959
Seminars on the Corporation 1958-1962
University of Colorado April 9-10, 1958
Office of the Fund March 22, 1958
Correspondence 1957-1961
Convocation January 21-22, 1963
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2.325/Q90-Q91 Meetings of the board of directors
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2.325/Q90 February 15, 1956
March 22, 1956
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2.325/Q91 May 15, 1956
June 22, 1956
January 30, 1957
February 20-21, 1957
May 15-16, 1957
September 18-19, 1957
November 20-21, 1957
February 20, 1958
May 21-22, 1958
September 12, 1958
December 5-6, 1959
May 18-19, 1960
November 19-20, 1960
Executive committee meetings
June 10-11, 1956
June 30-July 1, 1956
August 14, 1956
November 28, 1956
July 22, 1959
Special meetings
November 14-15, 1956
November 19, 1958
May 20-21, 1959
Articles and published papers 1956-1960
“Collective Enterprise and Pricing Power”
“Politics and the Citizen”
“The Art of Government”
Criticism and response to “The Art of Government”
“The Modern Corporation”
“Corporate Citizenship & Democratic Politics”
[Berle discussion]
“Economic Power and the Free Society”
“How to be Modern”
“The Structure of the Problem”
“Collective Capitalism and Economic Theory”
“What to do about the Corporation: An Analysis of the Debate”
“Report on the Study of the Trade Union”
Annual and progress reports, 1956
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2.325/Q92 Galley proofs of "Report on Blacklisting in the Entertainment Industry", plus correspondence 1956
Chapters one through seven of unknown manuscript
Center for the Studies of Democratic Institutions
Articles and published papers 1957-1960
Articles, published papers and discussions 1958-1960
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2.325/Q92 Unit operation 1934-1935
Unit or cooperative agreement forms 1934
Volcano letters 1939-1944
Hillman B. Holcombe notes 1931-1944
Production - California crude oil production 1937
California crude oil production statistics October-June 1937
California crude oil production statistics October-December 1937
California crude oil production statistics January-February 1938
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2.325/Q93 Producer’s agreements - rough drafts, etc. 1935 and undated
Producer’s agreements - correspondence July 15, 1935-February 10, 1936
Central Gas Committee 1954-1956
Governor’s Business Advisory Council 1959-1960
Governor’s Business Advisory Council correspondence 1959-1961
American Cyanide & Chemical 1944
Ashland Oil and Refining Company 1942-1944
Ashland Oil and Refining Company 1952
Associated Refineries, Incorporated 1942-1944
Atlantic Refining Company 1942-1944
Bahrein Petroleum Company, Limited 1943-1944
Champlin Refining Company 1942-1944
Anderson-Prichard Refining Company 1942-1944
Charter Refining Company 1941-1943
Chicago Chemical Company 1944
Cities Service 1941-1944
Continental Oil Company 1942-1944
Cooperation Refining Association 1944
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation 1942-1944
Frontier Refining Company
Miscellaneous 1952-1960
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2.325/Q93-Q94 Correspondence 1961
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2.325/Q94 J. S. Abercrombie Company & Harrison Oil Company 1942
Nebron, Irwin J. & Cranston, Alan 1959-1960
Standard Oil Company 1936, 1951
Woodley Petroleum Company 1953-1958
Wyoming Nebraska Pipe Line Company 1952-1959
National Planning Association
Newcomen Society of North America
Assorted stockholders booklets and pamphlets 1950-1951 and undated
Stock ledgers and minute books
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2.325/Q95 Independent Petroleum Association of America 1953-1956
National Association of Petroleum Retailers correspondence Dec. 15, 1937-May 7, 1938
National Petroleum Council 1959-1963
Correspondence 1952
Reports and correspondence 1960-1963
Correspondence March 22, 1979
Petroleum Administration for War correspondence 1943
Politics (correspondence) March 31, 1937–April 1, 1941
Department of the Interior 1960-1962
"World Petroleum" excerpts 1935
Chester Wright's labor letter 1936
Well plan 1939
Wilmington Field 1937
Wilmington Oil Field statistics 1938
Wagon Wheel Zone-North Belridge 1937
Ward, Charles 1939
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2.325/Q96 Production control bill [drafts] 1935
Proration 1935-1938 and undated
Letters from Pemberton to producers 1935-1936
San Francisco bridges 1937
Majewski Bill 1936
Statement of Bernard J. Majewski before U.S. Senate March 11, 1955
Planz, G. J., Incorporated 1936-1940
Public relations plan proposal 1939
West Coast Pipeline Company engineering and economic analysis 1952
Great Northern Oil Company
Deed of trust and indenture of mortgage [marked copies] 1954
Deed of trust, indenture of mortgage, and loan agreement 1954
Copies of “Agreement for Geographical Services” and operating agreement undated
Miscellaneous 1951-1954 and undated
Minnesota Pipe Line Company loan agreement 1954
Signal Oil and Gas Company annual reports 1946-1957
Signal Oil and Gas Company miscellaneous 1954
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2.325/D24d Photo of Valvoline Oil Company employee banquet November 28, 1951

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Legal Records

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2.325/Q97 Litigations undated
California public lands (Section 36) litigation 1936-1937
Victor vs. Lakes, affidavits 1933
Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and Texas Eastern Penn-Jersey Transmission Corporation
Opening statement filed by Harold Leventhal [two copies] 1957
Barge intervenors’ opening brief March 8, 1957
Reply brief of Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and Texas Eastern Penn-Jersey Transmission Corporation undated
Barge intervenors’ Closing Brief March 25, 1957
Testimony of Joseph H. Salmon undated
Testimony of G. G. McCool undated
Testimony of Gresham Hougland undated
Testimony of Melwood Van Scoyoc undated
Testimony of E. M. Merrill undated
Testimony of John H. Frederick 1956
Case notes undated
Exhibits B-159 - B-187
Testimony [from docket]
Case transcript, vols. 72-77 January 1957
Universal Oil Products settlement 1957-1959

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Personal Papers

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2.325/Q98 Records of stocks and bonds 1941-1950
General ledgers 1958-1960
Lease operating expense ledger 1958-1959
Financial records 1935-1976
Alroc Oil Company financial statements May 9, 1960
General Electric Employee Relations Newsletters October 26, 1951-November 16, 1951
Karpen Plywood Company financial statements December 31, 1951
Kingwood Oil Company stock records 1949
Memorandum on acquisition of Long Beach newspapers ca. 1960
The National City Bank of New York information for shareholders 1954
Proposed bowling alley finance corporation 1958-1960
Proposed hotel in Phoenix, AZ 1959
Report on the annual meeting of the stockholders of Pennsylvania Power and Light Company April 16, 1951
Report to Autonetics’ Executive Council September 13, 1960
Shopping Center Shares Incorporated ca. 1960
Securities 1941-1961
Receipts 1941-1943
Lease 1946
Assorted stock certificates labeled “Worthless” 1924-1937
Len Acton Re: Diversa Incorporated and Rich Plan Corp 1959-1960
J. Edward Jones Royalty Trust 1933-1936
Yale Law School 1961-1976
Yale Law School notebooks
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2.325/Q99 Yale Law School publications 1930-1937
Yale Law School publications 1948-1976
Law school notes
“The Canada Gazette” 1941-1942
Press releases 1941-1954
George School 1955-1962
Holiday cards undated
Letters of congratulations, clippings 1944
Correspondence 1941-1943
Correspondence 1951-1952
Long Beach oil development 1942

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Office Records

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2.325/Q99 Allied Van Lines freight bill 1944
Insurance policy on furniture 1944
Ledgers 1952-1956
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2.325/Q100 Ledgers 1956-1966
Calendar 1977

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