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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kettleman North Dome Association collection
    Dates: 1929-1973
    Collection Number: mssKettlemanassociation
    Creator: Kettleman North Dome Association
    Extent: 6 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of business records, correspondence, and legal cases related to Kettleman North Dome Association.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Kettleman North Dome Association collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Hugh Tolford, December 1980.


    The Kettleman North Dome Association was a non-profit cooperative corporation unified for the development and production of oil, gas and other hydrocarbons from the North Dome of Kettleman Hills, Fresno and Kings Counties, California. The directors included: J.A. Brown, R.E. Collom, S.B. Moser, William C. McDuffie, Rush M. Blodget, William Reinhardt, William Humphrey, Carl H. Beal, M.E. Lombardi, J.R. Pemberton, and E.H. McCollough.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of business records, correspondence, and legal cases related to Kettleman North Dome Association. There are exhibits, legal opinions, trial briefs, and transcripts related to Ervin S. Armstrong, James E. Babcock, F.C. Dougherty, and Louise C. Koons, Plaintiffs, vs. Kettleman North Dome Association, a corporation, et al., Defendants. Shell Oil Company, a corporation, one of the defendants herein, Cross Complainant, vs. Kettleman North Dome Association, a corporation et al., Cross Defendants case. The letters are primarily replies from United States senators addressing George W. Nilsson’s concerns about conservation. In Box 6, there is a bulletin from California. Department of Natural Resources. Geological Formations and Economic Development of the Oil and Gas Fields of California.


    Arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Kettleman North Dome Association
    Shell Oil Company


    Geology--California--Fresno County
    Geology--California--Kings County
    Petroleum--California--Fresno County
    Petroleum--California--Kings County
    Petroleum law and legislation--California--Fresno County
    Petroleum law and legislation--California--Kings County


    Articles of incorporation
    Bylaws (administrative records)
    Legal documents
    Letters (correspondence)