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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Accession Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

James B. Hickey, II, Papers, 1923-1953



Creator Hickey, James Benedict, II, 1898-
Title: James B. Hickey, II, papers
Dates: 1923-1953
Abstract: Materials relating to James B. Hickey II, a division superintendent for Socony-Vacuum Oil Company.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00905
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

James Benedict Hickey II was born in Oakdale, Pennsylvania in 1898. He worked in the oil industry from 1916 until 1953. He worked manual labor jobs in the industry in high school, attended Shawnee University, and then went to work for the Marlin Refining Company in Ponca, Oklahoma. In 1923, he moved to East St. Louis, Missouri to work for the Lubrite Refining Company. Lubrite merged with Socony-Vacuum Oil Company in 1929. By 1947, he was the Operating Division Superintendent. In 1948, Hickey was put in charge of the New England Division of Eastern Pipelines Division in Portland, Maine. He was married to Winifred Mayo and had at least two children, James (III) and Mary Ann.

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Scope and Contents

The personal papers consist primarily of magazine and newspaper clippings about Hickey and his family along with notes from the family about his life and a photocopied portrait. The Eastern Pipeline materials are photographs of Hickey, his colleagues, and the Portland refinery, and a letter from D. E. Andrews (colleague) about the photos. The Lubrite materials contain photographs of Hickey, his colleagues, and the East St. Louis refinery and materials related to company dinner events.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged in three series:
  • I. Personal and Family Papers
  • II. Socony-Vacuum, Eastern Pipeline Division
  • III. Lubrite Refinery / Socony-Vacuum, East St. Louis Refinery

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Hickey, James Benedict, II, 1898-
Corporate Names
Lubrite Oil Company
Socony-Vacuum Oil Company
Subjects
Commerce
Oil industries
Petroleum industry and trade
Places
Maine
Missouri
St Louis
United States

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Related Materials

ExxonMobil Historical Collection, 1790-2004.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James B. Hickey, II, Papers, 1923-1953, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Sherwood, November 2015.

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Accession Number

2013-003

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Personal and Family 1953, undated
box
2.207/K53A [SRH1230004663] Notes about Socony-Vacuum Oil history, written by Hickey undated
Photocopied article honoring Hickey Aug. 1953
Original notes for article honoring Hickey Aug. 1953
Photocopied portrait of Hickey undated
Eastern Pipe Lines BOOSTER Magazine page mentioning Hickey and family undated
Magazine clipping mentioning Hickey undated
Newspaper clipping about Mobil Fuel supertanker undated
Socony-Vacuum, Eastern Pipeline Division circa 1940-1952
box
2.207/K53A [SRH1230004663] Letter from D. E. Andrews to Hickey Dec. 9, 1952
Photographs
box
2.207/K53A [SRH1230004663] Socony-Vacuum executives circa 1940
Pipeline equipment, probably Portland, Maine circa 1940
Portland, Maine Pipeline during construction undated
Booklet of photographs of the Portland, Maine pipeline undated
Lubrite Refinary / Socony-Vacuum, East St. Louis Refinery 1923-1940, undated
Photographs
box
2.207/K53A [SRH1230004663] East St. Louis Refinery and Hickey with colleagues undated
East St. Louis Refinery [2 prints] circa 1924
East St. Louis Refinery and Hickey with colleagues circa 1924
East St. Louis Refinery plant, interior [2 prints] circa 1930-circa 1939
East St. Louis Refinery staff [2 prints] circa 1940
Farewell card from Lubrite Refinery staff 1947-04-05
Event programs
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2.207/K53A [SRH1230004663] General Managers' Testimonial Dinner November 7, 1940
Lubrite Dinner Event [cover missing] 1939

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