Tag Archives: oil

New Finding Aids: February 2019

Welcome to the first of what we hope to be a feature we’ll run on our blog every 4-6 weeks. Welcome to our Finding Aids! What is a finding aid you ask? Finding aids are like a table of contents … Continue reading

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Privy to Scandal: The Ralph O. Dietler Papers

One of the biggest scandals to ever rock the petroleum industry was the fraudulent leasing of United States oil reserves at Wyoming’s Teapot Dome, and the discovery of the Continental Trading Company, a Canadian corporation organized in 1921 to funnel … Continue reading

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Paper, Silver, Gold . . . Oil Anniversary!

This week is the 155TH anniversary of the discovery of oil in Titusville, PA.  Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well on August 27, 1857 and launched what would become the modern petroleum industry. Are you interested in learning more … Continue reading

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