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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Published Speeches and Articles

Banking

Speeches for Humble Oil & Refining Company

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Gonzalez (RICHARD J.) PAPERS, 1938-1988



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gonzalez, Richard J., 1912-1998
Title: Gonzalez, Richard J. Papers
Dates: 1938-1988
Abstract: The Richard J. Gonzalez Papers consists of 1.25 linear feet of speeches, articles, pamphlets, and publications written by Richard Gonzalez in his work for Humble Oil and Refining Company and as an independent economics consultant.
Accession No.: AR 2005-241; 2007-040
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1 ft., 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard J. Gonzalez, an energy economist, was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1912. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas.

Gonzalez taught at the university level for several years before joining Humble Oil & Refining Company in July 1937, where he was initially employed as an economic advisor. He later served on Humble’s Board of Directors and as the company’s treasurer. His work focused on designing statistical techniques and conducting quantitative analysis of the global market that would guide Humble’s executives in planning expansions and operations. During his tenure, he wrote articles and delivered speeches that frequently were published in Humble’s company publications and printed as pamphlets. These publications outline his and, by extension, Humble’s economic philosophy. Notable publications written for Humble by Dr. Gonzalez include "What Makes America Great?" and "Power for Progress."

In 1965, Gonzalez left Humble to establish a consulting practice. As a consultant, he provided testimony before Congressional committees and federal agencies, and worked for numerous private companies.

Dr. Gonzalez was also involved in a number of non-profit organizations, and co-founded The American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc. in 1995.

Sources: “Staff Biographies: Dr. Richard Gonzalez,” http://www.americanheritage.org/bios_essays.html. “Our Team: Dr. Richard J. Gonzalez, co-founder,” http://www.americanheritage.org/our_team.html

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Scope and Contents

The Richard J. Gonzalez Papers consists of 1.25 linear feet of speeches, articles, pamphlets, and publications written by Richard Gonzalez in his work for Humble Oil and Refining Company and as an independent economics consultant. The writings outline his and Humble Oil’s economic perspective during the 1940’s through the 1960’s.

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Arrangement

  • I. Published Speeches and Articles
  • II. Banking
  • III. Speeches for Humble Oil & Refining Company, 1938-1964

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gonzalez, Richard J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Humble Oil and Refining Company
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade

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Related Material

See also http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00352/cah-00352.html

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gonzalez (Richard J.) Papers, 1938-1988, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Matthew Darby, 2013.

Subsequent revisions were made by Shannon Costello, June 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Published Speeches and Articles

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2.207/G57 What Makes America Great?, May 9, 1951
Minerals for Future Progress, Rocky Mountain Governors Conference, September 8, 1967
Interfuel Competition for Future Energy Markets, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, April 22, 1968
Competition Among Petroleum Suppliers, American Petroleum Institute, circa 1968
Comments on Prudhoe Bay Costs, Cabinet Task Force on Oil Import Controls, September 1969
Impact of Environmental Studies on Availability and Cost of Petroleum, Resources for the Future Conference, April 21, 1971
Oil and Gas Supply Problems for the 1970s, Manufacturing Chemists Association, November 23, 1971
Petroleum, Productivity, Progress and Prices, before the Joint Economic Committee, January 1972
An Economist Talks about Zero Growth, Humble Oil, , First Quarter 1972
Energy for Progress, American Society of Civil Engineers, October 16, 1972
Testimony to Senate Finance Committee, Hearings on Financial Requirements of the U.S. Energy Industries, March 6, 1973
Energy for Better Living, Edison Electric Institute, April 3, 1973
Review of Energy Policy Project material, October 31, 1973
Energy Shortages and Government Regulation, Academy Forum, January 30, 1974
Testimony on Tax Decrease Proposals, Senate Finance Committee, June 11, 1974
Price Stability [? Government Controls, American Petroleum Institute Statement, Testimony, Senate Committee on Banking, March 6, 1975
Inflation, Recession, and Taxation, Tax Executives Institute, March 19, 1975
RJG Papers [miscellaneous speeches, articles and working papers], 1976-1977
RJG Papers: IC2 at UT, 1983-1984
Independent Petroleum Association of America Speech [Oct. 27, 1985] and letters [RJG Energy Papers]
RJG Papers on Energy, 1971-1988

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Banking

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2.207/G57 River Oaks Bank & Trust Company Investor newsletters, April 1974 – October 1975

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Speeches for Humble Oil & Refining Company

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2.207/G58 1938-1956
[2 volumes]
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2.207/G59 1957-1964
[2 volumes]

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