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John W. Harding papers, 1919-1975 (bulk 1930-1960).
BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 1; BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 2; BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 3; BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 4; ...
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John W. Harding papers, 1919-1975 (bulk 1930-1960)
J.W. Harding papers
John W. Harding, Jr. papers


Harding, John W. (John William), 1914-1992, creator


Collection consists primarily of location files and well records for oil field development in California from the 1920s to the 1960s. Location files contain correspondence, maps, legal documents and notes; well records are standarized forms documenting exploration of particular sites. The collection also contains a selection of exhibits from a court case identified as the Armstrong-Kettleman Hills lawsuit, authorized by the board of directors of the Kettleman North Dome Association and with the cooperation of Shell Oil Company, prepared by Martin van Couvering in 1940; well records for the Kettleman area, which appear to have been made by Harding, may be relevant to this case.


1930 (issued)


Harding, John W. (John William) -- 1914-1992 -- Archives
Petroleum -- California
Petroleum -- Prospecting -- California
Oil fields -- California


COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
John W. Harding papers, BANC MSS 2009/108, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; from the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming; 2009.
In English.
John William Harding, Jr. (1914-1992) was a petroleum geologist based in Bakersfield, California. He earned a Masters of Arts in Geology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1942.

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5 cartons (6.25 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 1
BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 2
BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 3
BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 4
BANC MSS 2009/108 carton 5
BANC MSS 2009/108



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.