Kettleman North Dome Association collection

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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

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift from Hugh Tolford, December 1980.

Biography

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.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Names

Kettleman North Dome Association
Shell Oil Company

Subjects

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

Genre

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


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Folder 1

Armstrong vs. Kettleman North Dome Association. Trial Brief 1 (1936-1937)

Removed from binder
Folder 2

Armstrong vs. Kettleman North Dome Association. Trial Brief 2 (1936-1937)

Removed from binder
Folder 3

Armstrong vs. Kettleman North Dome Association. Trial Brief 3 (1936-1937)

Removed from binder
Folder 4

Armstrong vs. Keettleman North Dome Association. Trial Brief 4 (1936-1937)

Removed from binder
Box 2

Folder 1

California. Superior Court (Los Angeles County) 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 (1935)

Reporter’s transcript of argument
Folder 2

California. Superior Court (Los Angeles County). Irvin S. Armstron, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Kettleman North Dome Association, a corporation, et al., Defendant (1939)

Reporter’s transcript of argument on demurrers and motions to strike
Folder 3

Correspondence (1965-1973)

5 items
Folder 4

Exhibits introduced by Kettleman North Dome Association 1-150 [before 1940]

Removed from binder
Folder 5

Exhibits introduced by Kettleman North Dome Association 151-247 [before 1940]

Removed from binder
Box 3

Folder 1

Exhibits introduced by Kettleman North Dome Association 248-292 [before 1940]

Removed from binder
Folder 2

Exhibits introduced by Kettleman North Dome Association 293-333 [before 1940]

Removed from binder
Folder 3

Exhibits introduced by Shell (a) (1938)

Removed from binder
Folder 4

Exhibits introduced by Shell (b) (1938)

Removed from binder
Folder 5

Kettleman North Dome Association. Annual Report to the Board of Directors (1951)

Box 4

Folder 1

Kettleman North Dome Association. Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Agreement [before 1949]

2 items
Folder 2

Kettleman North Dome Association. Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Agreement [before 1949]

Removed from binder
Folder 3

Kettleman North Dome Association. Index of Transcripts and Exhibits vol. 1 (1937-1938)

Removed from binder
Folder 4

Kettleman North Dome Association. Index of Transcripts and Exhibits vol. 2 (1937-1938)

Removed from binder
Folder 5

Kettleman North Dome Association. Legal Opinions. Book 1 (1947, Apr.)

Removed from binder
Box 5

Folder 1

Kettleman North Dome Association. Legal Opinions. Book 2 (1950)

Removed form binder
Folder 2

Memorandum concerning lead-silver property, controlled by William Shiffrin (1968)

Copy
Folder 3

Middle Dome Corporation By-Laws and agreement (1933)

Folder 4

The Richfield Salesman First Yearbook [newsletters] (1933)

Removed from binder
Folder 5

Unit Plan for Kettleman Hills Oil Field (1930, Mar. 7)

Folder 6

United States. Department of the Interior. In the matter of United States of America, Contestant, vs. Kelley Shannon and others, Contestee (1960, June 22)

Pages 1-139
Folder 7

United States. Department of the Interior. In the matter of United States of America, Contestant, vs. Kelley Shannon and others, Contestee (1960, June 23)

Pages 140-363
Folder 8

United States. Petroleum Administrative Board. In the Matter of the Appeal of Superior Oil Company From Allowable Granted it in Kettleman Hills [after 1928]

Brief of Standard Oil Company of California
Folder 9

United States. Petroleum Administrative Board. In the Matter of Appeal of Superior Oil Company From Allowable Granted it in Kettleman Hills [after 1934]

Brief for Kettleman North Dome Association
Box 6

 

California. Department of Natural Resources. Geological Formations and Economic Development of the Oil and Gas Fields of California. Bulletin No. 118 (1943)

1 item