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Sloan Flack Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sloan Flack Papers
    Dates: 1919-1951; bulk 1930-1950
    Collection Number: 2017_05
    Creator/Collector: Flack, Sloan
    Extent: 1 archives box.
    Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
    Corona del Mar, California 92625
    Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, reports, and articles primarily concerning the mining and petroleum industries in California in the years preceding and including World War II.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The Sherman Library do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    Sloan Flack Papers. Sherman Library and Gardens

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the library by Mrs. William J. (Christine) Shirley, daughter of Sloan Flack.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Sloan Flack was a lawyer and investor in Los Angeles, California. The 1941 Los Angeles city directory lists his office location as 411 W. 7th Street, and he lived on Genesee Avenue with his wife, Louise.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, reports, and articles primarily concerning the mining and petroleum industries in California in the years preceding and including World War II. There are contracts between several mining and smelting and refining companies which demonstrate the output and prices of various metals, including gold, silver, lead and zinc, and there are also documents concerning the cost of ore shipments. Some of these files include materials related to the productivity and output of the Darwin Silver Mines in Inyo County, California, and the San Manuel Mines in El Pomo, Sonora, Mexico. There are also materials concerning various oil production facilities and companies, including those of the Signal Oil and Gas Company, the Midway Northern Oil Company, and the Kendon Petroleum Company. Individuals who appear in the collection who were involved with some of these companies include Samuel B. Mosher (founder and owner of Signal Oil Company), Henry Workman Keller (owner of the San Manuel Mines in Mexico), and mining engineer Henning E. Olund. Additional items in the collection include correspondence of a personal nature.

    Indexing Terms

    Silver mines and mining - California
    Petroleum industry and trade - California
    Lawyers - California - Los Angeles - Archives
    American Smelting and Refining Company
    Estelle Mines Corporation
    Imperial Metals, Inc.
    Imperial Smelting and Refining Company
    United States Smelting and Mining Company
    Kendon Petroleum Company
    Signal Oil and Gas Company
    Tarr & McComb Oil Company
    Utah Ore Sampling Company