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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Raymond W. Dudley Papers, 1937-1939, 2000



Creator Dudley, Raymond W.
Title: Raymond W. Dudley papers
Dates: 2000
Dates (Bulk): 1937-1939,
Identification: camh-arc-004071
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Raymond W. Dudley, 1913-2006, was a geologist employed by Humble Oil Company as a seismic interpreter. In 1937, Dudley traveled to Venezuela and joined a Humble seismic exploration team in the Orinoco River area. He remained in Venezuela for two years before returning to Kansas

After returning from Venezuela, he received a Masters of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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Scope and Contents

The Raymond W. Dudley papers consists of two books, approximately 3 inches, of photographs, reminiscences, and transcripts of letters from Dudley's two years working on a seismic crew for Humble Oil Company in Venezuela, 1937-1939. The books cover his experiences in Venezuela including Humble's seismic operations, life in the camps, his experiences with locals, wildlife, and social gatherings with American expatriates in Venezuela. The letters were sent to his parents in Kansas. Dudley assembled the books in 2000.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Dudley, Raymond W.
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade
Petroleum--Geology

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Raymond W. Dudley Papers, 1937-1939, 2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Shannon Costello, June 2017.

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Accession Number

2017-097

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.207/K53A Two Years to Remember, Book 1 1937-1939

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2.207/K53A Two Years to Remember, Book 2 1937-1939

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