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The Finding Aid of the Blanche Ebert and Frank R. Seaver Papers 0008
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Box 1,9

Series 1: Photographs 1890s-1980s

Scope and Content

The series contains personal photographs of Frank and Blanche Seaver, including photographs depicting Frank and Blanche's childhoods, individual portraits of the Seavers, the Seavers together, the Seavers with others, Blanche Seaver at Pepperdine events, and the construction of Seaver College at Pepperdine.
Box 1

Blanche Ebert Seaver 1890s-1972

Box 1

Construction of Seaver College 1970

Box 1

Frank Seaver 1890s-1959

Box 1

Frank and Blanche Seaver 1920s-1930s

Box 1

Frank and Blanche Seaver with Others 1963-1978

Box 1

Blanche Seaver at Pepperdine Events 1972-1987

Box 1

Blanche Seaver's Photos of Others 1941-1980

Box 1

Blanche Seaver with Other People 1949-1981

Box 9

Oversized Photographs

Box 9

Frank and Blanche Seaver walking at Pomona College Trustees/Faculty Retreat, Hotel Del Coronado

Box 9

Frank Seaver and other California Naval Militia Members ca. 1915

Box 9

Groundbreaking for Seaver Laboratory for Chemistry, Pomona College 1963

Box 9

Frank Seaver addresses the Board of Supervisors 1963

Box 9

Pomona College Football Team, Frank Seaver in Center 1904

Box 9

Portrait - Frank Seaver

Box 9

Portrait of Lieutenant Frank Seaver of the armored cruiser USS Pueblo 1917-1918

Box 2,7,10,13,14

Series 2: Personal Materials 1927-1984

Scope and Content

The series contains personal materials belonging to Frank and Blanche Seaver, including information on the Seaver family crest; name cards of acquaintances and friends collected by Blanche; personal effects including a dress, mirror, brush, perfume bottle, and hat once owned by Blanche; gifts and honors given to the Seavers; printed material about Blanche; speeches given by Blanche; correspondence between Blanche and others; materials from Blanche's baptism; and souvenir programs collected by Blanche. Also included are oversized certificates of an Honorary Doctorate of Law given to Frank Seaver by Loyola University in 1959, and a certificate of Frank's honorable discharge from the United States Navy in 1924.
Box 2

Dedication of the Frank R. Seaver College 1975

Box 2

Frank Seaver Personal Materials

Box 2

Gifts and Honors Received by the Seavers 1973-1996

Box 10,13,14

Oversized Items

Box 10

Frank Seaver - Doctorate of Law Certificates from Loyola University 1959

Box 10

Frank Seaver - Honorable Discharge Certificate from US Navy 1924

Box 13-14

Blanche Seaver's Personal Items - Brush, Dress, Hat, Mirror, and Perfume Bottle

Box 2

Letters to Blanche Seaver 1971-1978

Box 2

Letters to Blanche Seaver from her Minister, James E. Smythe 1978-1982

Box 2

Blanche Seaver's Baptism 1978

Box 2

Blanche Seaver's Speeches 1970-1980s

Box 2

Name Cards of the Seavers' Friends and Acquaintances

Box 2

Printed Material about the Seavers 1927-1994

Box 7

Seaver's Legacy by Bill Youngs, in Westways Magazine 1978

Box 7

Manuscript for The Legacy of Frank Roger Seaver by Bill Youngs [1976]

Box 7

The Seaver Story by Jane Werner Watson (published by Pomona College) 1960

Box 2-6

Series 3: Music and Music Books 1882-1967

Scope and Content

The series contains sheet music of compositions written by Blanche Seaver, including some copies with hand written notations, and two records of recorded works composed by Blanche Seaver. Also included are music books owned by Blanche Seaver, containing sheet music of famous operas and other musical works, and souvenir programs collected by Blanche Seaver of concerts she attended.
Box 2

Music Compositions and Materials 1919-1967

Box 2

Calling Me Back to You Sheet Music 1964

Box 2

Blanche Seaver's Music - Original Manuscripts 1919-1967

Box 2

Blanche Seaver's Music - Recordings

Box 3-6

Music Books 1882-1922

Scope and Content

Materials in the sub-series are arranged in reverse chronological order where dates are known, followed by books with unknown dates which are arranged alphabetically by the composer's surname.
Agriano Lualdi. La Figlia del Re: Tragedia Lirica in Tre Atti. Milano: G. Ricordi & Co., 1922. Franco Vittadini. Anima Allegra: Commedia Lirica in Tre Atti. Milano, Ricordi & Co., 1920. Victor Herbert. Natoma. G. Schirmer, 1911. R. H. Walthew. John A Dreams, Cantata (Words by Adrian Ross). Boosey & Co., 1911. J. Massenet. Werther: Lyric Drama in Four Acts and Five Tableaux after Goethe's Novel. Paris: Heugel & Co., 1909. Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington (Music by Charles Villiers Stanford). New York: Boosey & Co., 1907. Charles Villiers Stanford. Shamus O'Brien: A Romantic Comic Opera in Two Acts (Founded on the poem by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu). New York: Boosey & Co., 1906. P. Mascagni. Iris: Libretto di Luigi Illica--Canto & Pianoforte. New York: Boosey & Co., 1898. Charles Villiers Stanford. Requium for Solos, Chorus, and Orchestra. New York: Boosey & Co., 1897. G. Verdi. Requium Composed in Memory of Alessandro Manzini. New York: G. Schirmer, 1895. Pietro Mascagni. L'Amico Fritz: Commedia Lirica in Tre Atti. New York: G. Schirmer, 1891. Gustave Charpentier. La Vie du Poete: Symphonie--Drame en Trois Actes et Quatre Tableaux. Paris, Choudens Fils, 1882. Vincenzo Bellini. I Puritani: Melodramma Serio in Tre Parti. Milano: G. Ricordi & Co., ND. Georges Bizet. Vingt Melodies pour Chant et Piano. Paris: Choudens, ND. A. Boieldieu. Die Weisse Dame (La Dame Blanche): Komische Oper in drei Acten. Leipzig: C. F. Peters, ND. G. Donizetti. Don Pasquali: Dramma Buffo in Tre Atti (Composed in 1841). New York: Boosey & Co., ND. G. Donizetti. La Figlia del Regimento: Melodramma in Due Atti. New York: Boosey & Co., ND. G. Donizetti. Lucia di Lammermoor: Dramma Tragico in Tre Atti. New York: Boosey & Co., ND. Gretry. La Caravane du Caire: Grand Opera in Trois Actes. Paris: E. Girod, ND. G. F. Handel. Susanna, An Oratorio in Vocal Score (Composed in 1743). New York: J. L. Peters, ND. G. F. Handel. Jephtha: Novello's Edition. (No Publication Details Given). Romeo e Giulietta. (No Author, Composer, or Publication Details Given). Art. Rubinstein. Le Demon: Opera Fantastique en 3 Actes & 7 Tableaux. Paris: H. Tellier, ND. P. Tschaikowski. Eugenio Oneghin: Scene Liriche in Tre Atti (Sogetto preso dal poema di Puschkin). Paris: A Noel Successeur, ND. P. Tschaikowski. Songs with English Words by Fred J. Whishaw. New York: Boosey & Co., ND. Richard Wagner. Lohengrin: Opera in Thee Acte (English translation by John Oxford). New York: Boosey & Co., ND.
Box 7-9,11,12

Series 4: Hydril Company Materials 1927-1987

Scope and Content

The series consists of materials from the Hydril Company, an oil well equipment manufacturing company bought by Frank Seaver in 1927. The company, previously called the Doheny Stone Drill Company, changed its name to Hydril in 1933, and was run by Seaver until his death in 1964. Materials in the series include correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, working papers, advance bulletins, brochures, catalogs, financial reports, price lists, materials for Hydril salesmen, and technical drawings of drill parts. Also included are a large number of photographs depicting Hydril Company equipment and parts, manufacturing plants, oil well locations, Hydril employees, and oversized photographs including historic views of the Los Angeles Hydril property, Seaver with Edward Doheny at the first oil well in Los Angeles, the Hydril corporate building, and an example of a Hydril company stock certificate. Materials in the series span from 1927 to 1987.
Box 7

Hydril Records 1927-1987

Box 7

Bettis Rubber Company Materials 1960s-1970s

Box 7

Doheny Stone Drill Company Advance Bulletin 1929

Box 7

Doheny Stone Drill Company Brochure 1927

Box 7

Doheny Stone Drill Company Working Paper - Practical Application of Electricity to Rotary Drilling 1930

Box 7

Doheny Stone Drill Company/Hydril Correspondence 1933

Box 7

Hydril Correspondence 1941-1969

Box 7

Hydril/Doheny Steel Financial Reports 1934

Box 7

Hydril History Documents 1987

Box 7

Machinery Catalogs, Brochures and Price Quotations 1933

Box 7

Newspaper Article - Frank R. Seaver Talks Progess in Oil Industry 1930

Box 7

Newspaper Articles on Frank Seaver and the Oil Industry 1925-1987

Box 7

Salesman Binder for Hydril Type K Ball Plug Valves 1958

Box 7

Technical Drawing - Nozzle 2MA3 1944

Box 7

The Texas Corporation Squabble 1933

Box 7

Western Machine World Magazine on Doheny Stone Drill Company October, 1928

Box 7-9,11,12

Photographs 1920s - 1960s

Box 7

Construction Sites

Box 7

Hot Springs and Geysers

Box 7

Houston, Texas Plant

Box 7

Hydril Employee Photobook - Ohio 1938

Box 7

Hydril Parts - Drawings

Box 7-8

Hydril Photo Reference Books

Box 8

Machinery and Parts

Box 8

Miscellaneous Buildings

Box 8

Miscellaneous Rig/Machinery Sites

Box 8

Odessa, Texas Plant

Box 8, Box 8

Oil Companies

Box 8

People

Box 8

Rig/Machinery Locations - California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming

Box 8

Rochester, Pennsylvania Plant 1927-1960

Box 8

Torrance, California Plant

Box 8

Turret Thread Mill

Box 8

Vehicles/Trucks

Box 8

Youngstown, Ohio Plant

Box 9,11,12

Oversize Photographs

Box 9,11

Hydril Company Headquarters in Los Angeles, California 1930

Box 9,11,12

Frank R. Seaver and Edward L. Doheny with first Oil Well in Los Angeles late 1930s/early 1940s

Box 9

Historic Photographs of Los Angeles Hydril Location 1877-1943

Box 9

Example Hydril Stock Certificate