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Benedum, Michael Late, 1869.
Oral history interview with Michael Late Benedum, 1951.
This interview gives a firsthand account of early days of oil development: wildcatting, buying leases and royalty rights, experiences drilling and opening fields in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois; later larger operations in Texas and Louisiana; expansion, financial arrangements; building gas pipelines and marketing natural gas; transportation and storage problems; geology and geophysics; Mexican undertakings with E.L. Doheny; impressions of John Archbold, Joseph Trees.
Oil executive.
Archbold, John D. (John Dustin), 1848-1916
Benedum, Michael Late, 1869.
Doheny, Edward L. (Edward Laurence), 1856-1935
Petroleum industry and trade
Executives -- United States.
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Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971., interviewer.
Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969, interviewer.
Columbia University. Oral History Research Office. Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA