Sloan Flack Papers

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Sherman Library and Gardens
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Corona del Mar, California 92625
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2017


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


Container Contents

Box:Fld 1:1

American Smelting and Refining Company - Schedules 1939-1940

Box:Fld 1:2

American Smelting and Refining Company - Selby Smelting Works (San Francisco, Calif.) 1937-1943

Box:Fld 1:3

Clipping - "The Lead and Zinc Industry," Wall Street Journal, Pacific Coast edition, June 5, 1942 1942

Box:Fld 1:4

Contracts - Estelle Mines Corporation and American Smelting & Refining Company 1933

Box:Fld 1:5

Contracts - Imperial Metals, Inc. and American Smelting and Refining Company 1942

Box:Fld 1:6

Contracts - Imperial Smelting and Refining Company and Henning E. Olund 1940-1941

Box:Fld 1:7

Contracts - Notes n.d.

Box:Fld 1:8

Contracts - K.C. Wallace and J.H. Raney - Kern County, Calif. 1926-1930, n.d.

Box:Fld 1:9

Contracts - United States Smelting and Mining Company and Imperial Metals, Inc. - Darwin Silver Mine 1942

Box:Fld 1:10

Contracts - United States Smelting Refining and Mining Company and Imperial Metals, Inc. and/or S.B. Mosher - Darwin Silver Mine 1942

Box:Fld 1:11

Contracts - United States Smelting Refining and Mining Company and S.B. Mosher - Black Eagle Mine 1939

Box:Fld 1:12

Correspondence 1919-1942

Box:Fld 1:13

Imperial Metals, Inc. - Darwin Mines (Inyo County, Calif.) - Report 1943-1945

Box:Fld 1:14

Imperial Metals, Inc. - San Manuel Mines (El Plonio, Sonora, Mexico) 1934-1942

Box:Fld 1:15

Interstate Commerce Commission 1939-1941, n.d.

Box:Fld 1:16

Kendon Petroleum Company (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1929-1931

Box:Fld 1:17

Midway Northern Oil Company (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1926

Box:Fld 1:18

The Oil and Gas Journal - Articles 1942, n.d.

Box:Fld 1:19

The Oil and Gas Journal - Articles - Index of titles n.d.

Box:Fld 1:20

Ore - Freight rates 1942

Box:Fld 1:21

Signal Oil and Gas Company (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1950-1951

Box:Fld 1:22

Tarr & McComb Oil Co., Ltd. (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1940

Box:Fld 1:23

United States Department of the Interior - Application to practice as an attorney 1938-1939, n.d.

Box:Fld 1:24

United States Smelting Refining and Mining Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1942-1943, n.d.

Box:Fld 1:25

Utah Ore Sampling Company 1942