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Nell Goodrich DeGolyer papers

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Creator: DeGolyer, Nell Goodrich, 1886-1972.
Title: Nell Goodrich DeGolyer papers
Dates: 1896-1978
Abstract: Nell Goodrich DeGolyer was a well known and respected civic leader and philanthropist. Her papers include manuscripts, letters, printed material, and photographs dealing with her childhood, schooling and married life with Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr. Diaries document daily activities of Mrs. DeGolyer. The photographs and scrapbooks provide rich detail into the DeGolyer’s courtship, lifestyle, estate and gardens.
Accession No: Mss 0056
Extent: 80 boxes, including 6 oversize boxes (79 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Nell Virginia Goodrich DeGolyer was born on November 11, 1886 in New Florence, Missouri, the first of six children. Her parents, Hugh G. Goodrich, a dentist, and Emma Goodrich, eventually moved the family to Norman, Oklahoma, a college town, so their children would have access to higher education. Later, Nell would speak proudly of her family, "education was an ideal."

Mrs. DeGolyer graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1906 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano. In 1907 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy also from the University of Oklahoma. Before she graduated, however, she worked as a pianist in the School of Fine Arts and also graded papers for the German Department. Later, after she graduated, Nell Goodrich continued to teach piano at the University.

Nell Goodrich supposedly met Everette Lee DeGolyer when she graded some of his German papers. Campus publications teased DeGolyer about his open courtship of the accomplished and golden-haired Nell Goodrich. Letters written to Nell Goodrich by DeGolyer during his summer and fall absences working for the U.S. Geological Survey indicate the growing seriousness of their romance. When young DeGolyer accepted a position as field geologist for the Mexican Eagle Oil Company in 1909, he had to postpone his graduation and marriage.

After less than six months in Mexico, however, DeGolyer took leave from his work and traveled to Norman to marry Nell on June 10, 1910. They both returned to Mexico after the wedding. In July of that same year, the famous Potrero del Llano #4 oil well came in, located by E.L. DeGolyer a few months before. The well became the greatest oil producing well in the world and a benchmark in DeGolyer's successful career as a petroleum geologist and businessman. In 1911, the DeGolyer's first child died following birth in Mexico. In 1913, Mrs. DeGolyer returned to Oklahoma to give successful birth to her next child, Virginia Nell.

In 1916, DeGolyer moved his business operations to New York, and the family moved into a house in nearby Montclair, New Jersey. They lived in three different residences in New Jersey, the last they built in 1929 on 120 Lloyd Road. Mrs. DeGolyer gave birth to three more children in Montclair: Dorothy Margaret (1916), Cecilia Jeanne (1919), and Everett Lee, Jr. (1923). Nell DeGolyer managed a large house and nurtured four children while contending with her husband's burgeoning career and many absences from home.

In 1936, Mr. DeGolyer relocated the family to Dallas, Texas so that he would be closer to his business interests. In 1939, the DeGolyers built a home, Rancho Encinal, on forty-four acres on Garland Road near White Rock Lake in Dallas. Built in a Spanish hacienda style, the house was surrounded by gardens designed by Arthur Berger of Dallas. This home was their last, except for a brief period during World War II when Mrs. DeGolyer maintained a temporary residence in Washington, D.C. while her husband served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator of Petroleum.

One of Mrs. DeGolyer's abiding passions was gardening. Her gardens in New Jersey and Dallas served as elaborate backdrops to the many receptions and parties held for her husband's business associates, friends, and the many civic enterprises in which Mrs. DeGolyer was involved. Among Mrs. DeGolyer's activities were Planned Parenthood, a chapter of which she founded, and the Dallas League of Women Voters, of which she was a founding member. She served on the board of Trustees for the Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank and was board member of the Middle East Institute.

After her husband's death in 1956, Mrs. DeGolyer served as President on the DeGolyer Foundation Board which administered philanthropic grants and maintained the great western history library amassed by Everette DeGolyer. After Mrs. DeGolyer's death, the library, its endowment, and the DeGolyer Estate on Garland Road, as well as Nell DeGolyer's private papers, were donated to Southern Methodist University. The house and grounds were eventually sold to the City of Dallas and now form a part of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. Tours of the house and gardens are available.

Nell Goodrich DeGolyer died on May 3, 1972 in Dallas at the age of 85.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Nell Goodrich DeGolyer Papers consist of 77 cubic feet of material. The papers include manuscripts, printed material and photographs dealing with Nell DeGolyer's childhood, schooling, and married life with Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr.

Of primary interest are the correspondence files of Nell DeGolyer containing letters from her husband, children and parents. The personal diaries, while detailing Mrs. DeGolyer's daily activities, provide little insight into her private thoughts. Other examples of Mrs. DeGolyer's letters appear in the collection of E. L. DeGolyer, Sr. Most of Nell's personal letters to her husband, while he was in the field, do not appear to have survived.

The photographs and scrapbooks in this collection provide rich detail into the DeGolyer's life. A scrapbook compiled while Nell was attending the University of Oklahoma provides background into the DeGolyer/Goodrich courtship. Other scrapbooks offer insights into the design of the DeGolyer Estate and gardens. Again, other family albums can be found in the collection of Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 13 series:
Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1896-1972
Series 2: Other Correspondence, 1927-1971
Series 3: Diaries, 1914-1971
Series 4: Genealogy & Family History
Series 5: Personal Legal Documents, 1910-1972
Series 6: Personal Items, 1902-1972
Series 7: Philanthropy, 1960-1968
Series 8: Photograph Albums, 1907-1969
Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1910-1969
Series 10: DeGolyer Foundation, 1963-1971
Series 11: Personal Expenses & Household Accounts, 1912-1972
Series 12: Miscellaneous, 1961, 1975
Series 13: Business Materials, 1956-1978


Access to Collection:

Most of the collection is open for research use. Portions of Mrs. DeGolyer's correspondence files remain closed to the researcher. Those files have been identified as "RESTRICTED" in the following container list.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
DeGolyer, Nell Goodrich, 1886-1972.
DeGolyer, E. (Everette), 1886-1956.
Women philanthropists--Texas.

Related Materials

This is one of the collections in the Archives of Women of the Southwest.

For additional material pertaining to Nell Goodrich DeGolyer, see the collections of Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr., E. L. DeGolyer, Jr., and the DeGolyer Foundation.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nell Goodrich DeGolyer papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Custodial History

Following Mrs. DeGolyer's death in 1972, her papers became the property of the DeGolyer Foundation Library. In 1974, these papers became the property of Southern Methodist University of Dallas.

Processed by

Linda W. Laury, 1988

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2006

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1896-1972
9 boxes

DeGolyer Family Correspondence
Box Folder
1 1-30 E. L. DeGolyer, Sr.: Correspondence, 1905-1948, primarily from DeGolyer to Nell but also includes thirty-two letters from Nell to DeGolyer; and one letter from Nell to her mother, Mrs. Emma Goodrich. DeGolyer's correspondence to Nell includes letters written from Wyoming and Montana, 1906-08, and several sent from Tampico, Mexico, dated 1911. Of further interest are several government-censored letters written by DeGolyer while he was serving as a member of the Petroleum Administration for War during World War II.
31-35 Transcriptions of the correspondence in folders 1-30.
Box Folder
2 1-2 Virginia DeGolyer Maxson: Correspondence, 1931-71. Most of the letters were written to Nell during the 1950's and 1960's while she was away from home on vacation. The contents of most report the activities of the various members of the Maxson family. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
3 John S. Maxson: One letter, dated Feb. 4, 1970, from Virginia's husband, thanking Nell for her generosity.
4-5 Peter Flagg Maxson: Correspondence, 1959-72, from Virginia's son, to Nell. Includes letters from military school, summer camp, vacation sites, college and the Army.
6-7 Virginia Lee Maxson: Correspondence, 1959-71, from Virginia's daughter to Nell. Early letters are from college and vacation trips; later ones relate news from Virginia and her husband, Jock Buchanan-Smith, and include several from Jock's home in Scotland.
8 Mary Noel Maxson: Correspondence, 1958-71, from Virginia's daughter, to Nell. Letters are from camp and various vacation spots.
9-10 Dorothy DeGolyer Arnold: Correspondence, 1932-33, from Dorothy during her first years at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn. These letters contain many humorous examples of school girl vernacular of the time; also, several letters from the headmistress of the school. Includes one letter, to Nell, from a boyfriend of Dorothy's.
11 Dorothy DeGolyer Arnold: Correspondence, 1934-1945, from Dorothy during her marriage to David Stephenson, 1937-38. Includes several letters to Nell from Mrs. Ida Stephenson regarding the separation of Dorothy and David.
12-13 Dorothy DeGolyer Arnold: Correspondence, 1950's, relates Dorothy's activities while on an extended visit to England and includes letters written early in her marriage to Milton Arnold, relating activities of the Arnold family.
14-15 Dorothy DeGolyer Arnold: Correspondence, 1960's, relates further activities of the Arnold family, especially during trips abroad.
16-17 Milton W. Arnold: Correspondence, 1957-71, from Dorothy's husband to Nell. Topics include business matters and activities of the Arnold family. Nell's son-in-law faithfully kept her up-to-date on the family's activities following Dorothy's death in 1969.
18 Felicia Arnold: Correspondence, 1963-72, from Dorothy's daughter to Nell. Includes letters from Miss Porter's School and vacation trips.
19-20 Douglas Arnold: Correspondence, 1962-72, from Dorothy's son to Nell. Includes laboriously hand-printed notes to "Birdie," thanking her for gifts and checks. Most letters include grade reports.
Box Folder
3 1-2 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1938-1949. Includes letters relating college activities, honeymoon travels and McGhee family activities. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
3-4 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1950-51, relates the demands of life in Washington as the wife of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
5-6 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1952, gives insight into her duties as wife of the U. S. Ambassador to Turkey. She describes the trials of over-seeing a large staff of servants, five children, and playing hostess to many officials, including Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
7 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1953-54, relates the activities of the McGhee family as they spend two years back at home in the U.S. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
8-9 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1955-57, describes activities of the McGhee children and includes some news of the Arnold family. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
10-11 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1959-1965, spans the time spent in Germany when George McGhee served as the U. S. Ambassador to Germany. Of particular interest is the letter dated Dec. 1963, which describes the German reactions to the Kennedy assassination. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
12-13 Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee: Correspondence, 1966-1971, relates family activities and daily events in the schedule of an ambassador's wife. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)
14 George Crews McGhee: Correspondence, 1945-68, from Cecilia's husband, to Nell. Most letters express thanks and appreciation for some gift or thoughtful act which Nell had bestowed upon her daughter and son-in-law.
15-16 Marcia McGhee Carter: Correspondence, 1947-60, from Cecilia's daughter, to Nell. Early notes are profusely illustrated with original drawings. The letters are filled with news of family activities.
17-18 Marcia McGhee Carter: Correspondence, 1961-71. Letters relate activities at college, the joys and tribulations of married life and the happiness of presenting "Birdie" with a great-grandchild.
19 Dorothy McGhee: Correspondence, 1953-71, from Cecilia's daughter, to Nell. Letters express thanks for gifts and visits with her grandmother and report on vacation activities and school work.
20 Valerie McGhee: Correspondence, 1961-71, from Cecilia's daughter, to Nell. Letters report family activities, give grade reports from school and express thanks to "Birdie" for gifts.
21 Cecilia McGhee: Correspondence, 1961-71, from Cecilia's daughter, to Nell. Included are postcards from family excursions, letters from school and thank-you's to "Birdie" for her thoughtfulness.
22 George McGhee/Michael McGhee: Correspondence, 1955 and 1967, one letter from each of Cecilia's sons, to Nell. Letters thank her for gifts sent to them.
Box Folder
4 1 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1936-40, describes DeGolyer's activities as a student at Lawrenceville School. He mentions schoolboy antics, school work and leisure-time activities. Includes scholarship reports from the school and itemized expense accounts sent home to Nell.
2-3 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1941, describes DeGolyer's activities as he anticipates graduation from Lawrenceville. Also includes his activities as a freshman at Princeton.
4-5 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1942, includes official grade reports and reflects DeGolyer's frustration with his performance at Princeton. The letters dated fall, 1942, relate DeGolyer's duties as a student in flight training school.
6-8 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1943, describes the daily routine of basic training - marching, etc. Includes an account of his first meeting with Sylvan R. Wood, railroad enthusiast. Fall 1943 letters are postmarked from Princeton; also, itemized expense accounts sent to Nell.
9-10 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1944, from Princeton. Includes accounts of his social activities and describes the rigors of course work at Princeton. DeGolyer comments on how the draft is reducing the campus population; also, letters describing activities as a camp counselor in Maine during the summer.
11-17 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1945, from Princeton, explaining his decision to join the American Field Service. Letters through July describe his activities in Italy and Austria and include fascinating personal observations about the Germans and their country; later letters relate his activities in India.
Box Folder
5 1-2 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1946-49, includes letters from the semester DeGolyer spent at the University of Texas. Beginning with fall 1946, the letters are postmarked Princeton and reflect greater satisfaction with the university and his extra-curricular activities.
3-5 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Correspondence, 1954-68. Topics include DeGolyer's family activities and business matters.
6 Helen Warren DeGolyer: Correspondence, 1963-71, from DeGolyer's wife, to Nell. Included are letters which report DeGolyer family activities to Nell while she is away on vacation and letters which describe DeGolyer family vacation activities.
7-8 Roberta DeGolyer: Correspondence, 1956-67, from DeGolyer's daughter, to Nell; frequent letters from camp and school.
9-10 Roberta DeGolyer: Correspondence, 1968-71. Letters from college and postcards from vacation travels.
11 Edith DeGolyer: Correspondence, 1968-71, from DeGolyer's daughter, to Nell. Includes artwork, vacation postcards and notes from camp.
12 Clare DeGolyer: Correspondence, 1963-71, from DeGolyer's daughter, to Nell. Includes childhood notes and vacation postcards.
13 E. L. DeGolyer, III: Correspondence, 1968, from DeGolyer's son, to Nell. Includes letters from summer camp; he describes daily activities and thanks "Birdie" for care packages from home.
Goodrich Family Correspondence
Box Folder
6 1 Dr. and Mrs. Hugh G. Goodrich: Correspondence, 1912-30, from Nell's parents, relating their daily routine in Norman, Oklahoma. Selected letters discuss business matters involving Nell, her husband, and her parents. Includes a letter from Dr. Goodrich, dated Oct. 12, 1924, to Pearl Porter, Nell's sister.
2-3 Dr. and Mrs. Hugh G. Goodrich: Correspondence, 1931-32. Letters discuss the activities of parents, sisters and friends back home in Oklahoma; many contain appreciation to Nell for gifts and money sent home.
4 Mrs. Emma Goodrich: Correspondence, 1933-42. Letters reflect great closeness between mother and daughter.
5 Margaret Goodrich Henson: Correspondence, 1941-61, to Nell, from her sister. Letters discuss the sister's personal problems and reflect the dependence she had upon Nell. Includes several letters to Nell from her nephew, Dick Henson and one letter from Margaret's husband, Albert Neil Henson.
6-7 Pearl Goodrich Porter: Correspondence, 1936-71, to Nell, from her sister. Many letters express appreciation for gifts and thoughtfulness bestowed upon the Porter family. Includes several letters from Pearl's husband, Earle Porter.
8 Callie Goodrich Coots: Three letters, 1942 and 1945, from Nell's sister, discussing family activities.
Correspondence/Friends and Other Relatives
Box Folder
6 9 Cleveland Amory: Correspondence, 1953-64. Includes photograph of Amory.
10 Helen Brewer: Correspondence, 1955-71, to Aunt Nell. Letters discuss daily activities and family matters.
11-12 Norman Cousins: Correspondence, 1947-70. Although Cousins was editor of the "Saturday Review" and DeGolyer was the major stockholder in the publication, the letters contain primarily personal news regarding the activities of the two families; includes copy of Cousins' introduction to the book, "Mr. De" (typescript).
13 Lady Beryl Cowdray: Four items, three discussing visits between the DeGolyers and the Cowdrays, and one note of acknowledgement following Lord Cowdray's death; 1925-33.
14 Ambassador and Mrs. Lewis Douglas: Correspondence, 1949-68. The DeGolyers and the Douglases met through their children and became life-long friends; the letters contain news of family activities.
15 Ruth Sheldon Knowles: Correspondence, 1957-60, regarding the publication of Mrs. Knowles' book, "The Greatest Gamblers."
16 Alicia Pearson: Letter to Nell expressing disappointment at not being able to accompany her husband, Sir Weetman Pearson, on a trip to the U. S.; 1936.
17 Wallace E. Pratt: Correspondence, 1957-72, regarding a memorial to Mr. DeGolyer which appeared in the bulletin of the Geological Society of America. Later letters discuss the publication of "Mr. De" and other personal matters. Includes a reprint of the memorial, plus a copy of Pratt's memorial to DeGolyer, as presented to the Dallas Geological Society.
18 Joanna and Mary Nell Rogers: Correspondence, 1968-71, addressed to Aunt Nell.
19 Lady Augusta Spencer-Churchill: Four items, two thank-you notes and two notes discussing a source for brindled bulldogs; 1930-36.
20 Lang and Mamie Wingard: Correspondence, 1949-65, to Nell from her household employees.
21 Congratulatory Correspondence: January-February, 1914; letters extending congratulations and best wishes following the birth of Nell Virginia; also, two telegrams from Nell and family to Mr. DeGolyer (in Mexico), regarding Virginia's birth.
Box Folder
7 1 Congratulatory Correspondence: December 1923-January 1924; cards and letters of congratulations following the birth of E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.
2 Sympathy Correspondence: March 1912; letters from family and friends, expressing sympathy to Nell and Mr. DeGolyer following the death of their first baby.
3-4 Sympathy/E. L DeGolyer, Sr.: Photocopies of telegrams of sympathy sent to Nell following Mr. DeGolyer's death in December 1956.
5-10 Sympathy/E. L. DeGolyer, Sr.: Letters and notes expressing sympathy to Nell; includes several letters addressed to John Murrell and several to Lewis MacNaughton.
Box Folder
8 1-3 Miscellaneous/Personal: Correspondence, 1896-1971. Early letters include two birthday greetings to Nell on her tenth birthday and notes from a pen pal in Germany; later correspondents include Erik Jonsson, Oveta Culp Hobby, Dillon Anderson, Dean Acheson and William F. Buckley.
4 1896-1904
5 1913-49
6 1950-59
7 1960-62
8 1963-64
9 1965-67
10 1968-69
11 1970-71
Box Folder
9 1-3 Greeting Cards: Easter, birthday, Christmas cards from friends and family.
4 Outgoing Correspondence: Includes personal letters and rough drafts of personal letters written by Nell to family members; also includes carbon copies of letters written in Nell's behalf by E. L. DeGolyer, Jr. and by others on her staff.
4A Outgoing Correspondence: Draft of letter written by Nell to an unidentified minister; handwritten. RESTRICTED. (VAULT)

Series 2: Other Correspondence, 1927-1971
3 boxes

Box Folder
9 5 "Mr. De:" Correspondence, 1965-71, regarding the publication of Mr. DeGolyer's biography; includes book reviews and copies of some correspondence to Lon Tinkle, author of the biography.
6 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America: Correspondence, 1927-71; includes some genealogical material on the Hart and Hatton families.
Box Folder
10 1 Sylvanus Thayer: Correspondence, 1960, pertaining to Nell's attempts to have Sylvanus Thayer inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
2 Middle East Institute: Correspondence, 1960, and literature pertaining to the activities of the institute. Nell was a member of the board of directors.
3-4 University of Oklahoma: Correspondence, 1956-70, with university officials regarding the History of Science and Technology Collection donated by the DeGolyers.
5 "Oil: The First Hundred Years:" Correspondence, 1957-63, regarding Mr. DeGolyer's manuscript on the history of the oil industry.
6-7 Garden Club and DeGolyer Estate: Correspondence, 1950-67; includes numerous thank-you notes, expressing appreciation to Nell for hosting various garden club functions. Also contains Nell's notes explaining how she and Mr. DeGolyer chose the location and the architectural style of the DeGolyer home and gardens. Includes blueprints of the DeGolyer Estate.
8 Real Estate/Investments: Correspondence, 1937-41, regarding real estate located in New Jersey.
9 DeGolyer Residence, Montclair, N. J.: Correspondence and notes pertaining to the construction and decoration of the 120 Lloyd Road residence; 1927-30.
10 Caronia World Cruise: Correspondence and literature relating to the around-the-world cruise taken by Nell and her sister, Pearl Porter, in 1959.
11 Travel: Includes correspondence pertaining to a variety of travels taken by Nell.
Box Folder
11 1-5 Miscellaneous: Correspondence, 1936-71; topics include libraries, the DeGolyer Foundation, financial matters, endowment requests, maintenance of estate property.

Series 3: Diaries, 1914-1971
3 boxes

Box Folder
12 1-2 Travel Diaries: One diary contains accounts of two separate trips to England, the first made in 1914 and the second in 1920. The 1914 account is fascinating in that the DeGolyers were in London when World War I was officially declared and their return trip to the States was made under threat of attack from German submarines; another diary contains a daily log of events from a cruise taken in 1933 to Russia and the Scandinavian countries.
Nell made daily entries in her diaries for a number of years. The entries generally record her activities, or those of her family and house staff.
3 1925-29
4 1930-34
5 1935-39
6 1940-44
7 1945-49
8 1950-54
9 1955-59
10 1960
Box Folder
13 1 1961-65
2 1966-70
3 1971
4 1926-53: Diary contains daily entries, plus a variety of other topics - illnesses, travels, telephone expenses, stock holdings.
5 1955-56: Diary contains daily entries regarding Mr. DeGolyer's state of health; also includes lists of those who telephoned, sent telegrams and otherwise expressed their sympathy following his death.
6 Miscellaneous: Diary includes entries from various years and includes a variety of topics - illnesses, travels, birthday and Christmas gift lists.
7 Miscellaneous: Diary contains entries from various years and includes a variety of topics - guest lists, stock sales, travels, illnesses, telephone calls.
8-11 Miscellaneous: Daily appointment books for the years 1960, 1961, 1965 and 1970; contain few entries other than occasional notations of expenditures and contributions.
12-14 Daily Appointment Books: 1962-71; include Nell's appointments and also limited diary-like entries.
Box Folder
14 1-7 Daily Appointment Books: 1962-71; include Nell's appointments and also limited diary-like entries.

Series 4: Genealogy & Family History
2 boxes

Box Folder
14 8 Goodrich/Hatton Families: Contains an account book which belonged to Jonah Hatton, one of Nell's ancestors; the book lists expenditures made in the 1830's; also, information on the Hatton family tree and several items of correspondence addressed to Nell's mother, Emma Hatton Goodrich.
9 Goodrich Family: Typescript copies of the "Autobiography of A. C. Goodrich," written in 1888; also includes genealogy of the Goodrich family, beginning with Thomas Goodrich in the 1730's.
10 DeGolyer Family: Contains Civil War vintage photograph of Major S. DeGolyer, 4th Michigan Cavalry.
Box Folder
15 1 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Bible presented to Miss Nellie Goodrich on December 25, 1903, as a token of appreciation for her services as Sunday School organist; it contains birth and death dates for selected members of the DeGolyer and Goodrich families.
2 Newspaper Articles/DeGolyer Family: Photocopies of newspaper articles in which some member of the DeGolyer family is mentioned.
3 Tributes to Mr. DeGolyer: Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles eulogizing Mr. DeGolyer.
4 Tributes in Geological Publications: Includes reprints and typescript copies of tributes to Mr. DeGolyer, written by his peers; includes several issues of "Geo-Times."
5 Birth Announcements: DeGolyer children and close relatives.

Series 5: Personal Legal Documents, 1910-1972
2 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Box Folder
15 6 Marriage License: Certified copy of Nell's certificate of marriage to Everette L. DeGolyer, June 10, 1910.
Box Folder
80X 1 Diplomas: Includes Nell's diplomas for her two degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
Box Folder
15 7 Passports/Vaccination Certificates
8-10 Wills/Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DeGolyer, Sr.: Various copies of the DeGolyer's wills, 1920-72.
11 License Plate: 1972 personalized automobile license plate - "DEG 1"
12 Automobile License Receipts: Receipts for personal and business vehicles.

Series 6: Personal Items, 1902-1972
6 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Box Folder
46 19 Identification and credit cards; Texas driver's license, 1972.
Box Folder
15 13 Personal Account Books: Two notebooks include entries pertaining to a variety of topics - piano lessons, travel expenses, her first housekeeping expenditures, bank balances in Norman (1911) and living expenses in Tampico (1911).
14 Personal Account Book: Contains entries for 1959-70; lists yearly contributions to various organizations, Christmas gift lists, invitation lists, entertainment expenses.
15 Hostess Book: Includes guest lists and menus for a variety of luncheons and dinners hosted by Nell.
16 Pocket Notebooks: Four notebooks contain miscellaneous entries.
17 Letter Booklet: Contains handcopied extracts selected from Mr. DeGolyer's correspondence to Nell; 1912-48.
18 Poetry Booklet: Contains a few poems written by several members of the McGhee family.
19 Poetry Booklets: Includes two booklets, one dedicated to "my Mother and Father," made by one of the DeGolyer daughters; the other contains poems written by Nell's mother, Emma Goodrich.
20 Virginia DeGolyer Maxson/Creative Arts: Poetry, whimsical creative writings and illustrated notes from Virginia.
21 Children's Art Work: Drawings and sketches made by Nell's grandchildren.
Box Folder
16 1-2 Guest Lists: Nell's handwritten guest lists to a variety of functions; also includes Christmas card and Christmas gift lists.
3 Guest Register: Contains names and signatures of guests in the DeGolyer home; entries begin January, 1930, and end November, 1971.
4-6 Address Books
7 Record Book for Gardening Notes
8-10 Travel Expenses/E. L. DeGolyer, Sr: Include hotel bills, telephone bills, transportation expenses, etc. for the years 1936-37.
11 Kappa Alpha Theta: Two booklets, Nell's fraternity handbook and her local chapter's petition for national affiliation.
12 Norman High School Senior Annual: Includes a copy of the "Carnation," as prepared by Nell's class of 1902.
13 OU Student Handbook: The July, 1902 edition of "The University Umpire."
Box Folder
78 1-4 "The Mistletoe:" Contain the Oklahoma University Junior Class Yearbooks for the years 1905, 1907-09; include photos of the DeGolyers.
5-11 "The Sooner:" Oklahoma University Yearbooks, 1910, 1912-13, 1915-17, 1919.
Box Folder
17 1 Jewelry Appraisals: Contains sales invoices and insurance appraisals for selected items of jewelry.
2 "Saturday Review of Records:" Includes E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.'s proposal for the creation of a companion magazine to the "Saturday Review of Literature."
Box Folder
31X 2 Honors/University of Oklahoma: Framed presentation declaring Mrs. Nell Goodrich DeGolyer to be a member of The Academy of University Fellows, 1971.
Box Folder
17 3-5 Miscellaneous: Include personalized Christmas cards from the DeGolyers, Nell's menu suggestions, opera and symphony programs, Women's Club Year Books; also includes Nell's invitation to the luncheon for President and Mrs. Kennedy, November 22, 1963.

Series 7: Philanthropy, 1960-1968
2 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Box Folder
17 6-8 Planned Parenthood: Includes literature on population control and family planning; Nell contributed both time and financial support to the organization and was instrumental in the establishment of the Dallas chapter; limited correspondence is included - 1960-64.
9 Planned Parenthood: Contains plaque of appreciation presented to Nell in 1967 for her devotion and service to the organization.
10-11 Wadley Research Institute: Materials related to Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank; Nell served on the Wadley Board of Trustees. Includes limited correspondence with Wadley officials.
12 DeGolyer Collection/University of Oklahoma: Annual reports on the DeGolyer Collection in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Oklahoma.
Box Folder
80X 2 American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers: Framed Resolution of Appreciation presented to Nell in 1968 for her establishment of an endowment fund related to the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal.

Series 8: Photograph Albums, 1907-1969
11 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes

Box Folder
17 13 DeGolyer Family Photographs: Includes photographs of Nell, Mr. DeGolyer, the DeGolyer family, family pets and various scenic shots.
14 DeGolyer Family: Album contains photographs of Nell and Mr. DeGolyer before marriage, a group shot of Nell's 1907 graduating class, and several baby pictures of DeGolyer children.
15 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Includes a variety of candid snapshots of members of both families; also, shots of Nell, her husband-to-be, friends and family in Norman in June, 1910; also includes photos taken in Tampico, 1911; 1910's-20's.
Box Folder
18 1 Mr. DeGolyer: Album includes mostly candid snapshots of Mr. DeGolyer participating in a variety of activities.
2 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Photographs of Nell's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Goodrich, the Phil Porter family, baby pictures of the DeGolyer children, vacation pictures of volcanic activity in Mexico and numerous shots of DeGolyer family members; 1923-42.
3 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Includes family photographs, pictures from Cecilia's wedding, Nell's sorority reunion in 1937 and DeGolyer grandchildren; 1936-51.
4 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Vacation snapshots from Bermuda, Estes Park, the White Mts. and Santa Fe, family photographs at the Lloyd Road residence in New Jersey and DeGolyer grandchildren; 1928-48.
5 DeGolyer/Arnold/Maxson/McGhee Families: Photographs of various members of all families, including Homer DeGolyer; 1950's-60's.
6 Nell DeGolyer: Photographs of Nell and her party taken on her world cruise in 1959.
7 DeGolyer Family: Color snapshots of DeGolyer Estate garden scenes and snapshots of Nell's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 1963-64.
Box Folder
19 1 McGhee/Maxson/Arnold Families: Snapshots of garden scenes at DeGolyer Estate and snapshots of family members; 1946-69.
2 DeGolyer, Sr./DeGolyer, Jr.: Color photographs of both families.
3 Miscellaneous: Photographs of DeGolyer Estate, Mr. DeGolyer at different ages, DeGolyer children and grandchildren.
4 Miscellaneous: Vacation photos, family photos; primarily 1950's-60's.
5 Miscellaneous: Early photos of DeGolyer children and cousins, vacation shots of the West Indies, Santa Fe, and Estes Park; includes shots of early construction on the DeGolyer Estate on Garland Road; 1915-40's.
6 Miscellaneous: Includes photographs of Nell's parents and Mr. DeGolyer's mother, numerous party shots, and many of unidentified children.
Box Folder
20 1 Children's Snapshots: Includes primarily Christmas and vacation shots of children, probably Nell's grandchildren; 1950's.
2-3 Miscellaneous: Color snapshots of flowers, DeGolyer children and grandchildren; 1960's.
4 DeGolyer Family: Color photographs of Nell with three generations of offspring.
5 DeGolyer Family: Photographs of DeGolyer children and grandchildren.
6 Wedding Pictures: Photographs and snapshots of Marcia McGhee's wedding to Philip Carter.
7 McGhee Family: Color photos and snapshots, including several members of the George McGhee family.
Box Folder
21 1 DeGolyer Family: Photographs of E. L. DeGolyer, Jr. and his family.
2 Miscellaneous: Snapshots of children's parties, garden scenes, friends and family.
3 DeGolyer Family: Includes early photos of the family, including some shots of the daughters' weddings; 1930's-40's.
4 Miscellaneous: Snapshots of garden scenes, vacation scenes, and grandchildren.
5 Miscellaneous: Includes photographs of DeGolyer children and grandchildren, wedding pictures, party photos, photos of friends and relatives.
6-7 DeGolyer Estate: Color photographs of garden scenes.
Box Folder
22 1 Postcards: Includes picture postcards from various vacation spots.
2 Ankara, Turkey: Photograph album presented to Mr. and Mrs. DeGolyer by the mayor of Ankara; contains a variety of shots taken in Ankara.
Box Folder
23 1 Nell DeGolyer: Album devoted primarily to photographs of Nell but many pictures include other family members, also. Photos span most of Nell's lifetime.
2 DeGolyer Residences: Photographs of the various DeGolyer residences but the majority are of the DeGolyer Estate on Garland Road in Dallas; includes numerous garden shots.
Box Folder
24 1 Mr. DeGolyer: Album includes primarily photographs of Mr. DeGolyer taken with a variety of friends and colleagues; 1940's-50's.
2 DeGolyer Family: Includes many photographs taken of the children when they were young; also, several shots of Nell and her party taken during her world cruise in 1959.
Box Folder
25 1 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Album includes candid snapshots of family and friends, vacation photos, various DeGolyer residences; 1910's-50's.
2 DeGolyer/Goodrich Families: Includes photos of Nell in her youth, Nell and Mr. DeGolyer at a variety of functions, and DeGolyer grandchildren.
Box Folder
21 46 Miscellaneous: Individuals, mining plants, scenery, Goodrich residence, Norman, Oklahoma.
Box Folder
26X 1 DeGolyer/Arnold: Photographs of the Arnold children and several of Nell taken at various functions.
2 Miscellaneous: Photographs of the DeGolyer children when young, the Ralph Rogers family, wedding shots and several unidentified children.
Box Folder
80X 3 Portrait: Copy of a color portrait of Nell, painted by Alexander Clayton in 1957.
Box Folder
20 46 Guiomar Novaes, Pianist; Two photographs, inscribed to "Mrs. DeGolyer, in kindest remembrance," 1933-34.

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1910-1969
20 boxes, including 4 oversize boxes

Box Folder
27 1 Nell's Early Years: Scrapbook contains memorabilia from grade school, high school and college days - includes report cards, photographs, party invitations, recital announcements, graduation programs, party favors, wedding announcements; also, photographs from Tuxpam, Mexico and memorabilia from European trip in 1914.
Box Folder
28 1 Memorabilia/1900-30's: Includes newspaper clippings pertaining to World War I, mementoes from college days, telegrams pertaining to the political crisis in Tampico, Mexico; correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings regarding events in Montclair, New Jersey.
Box Folder
29X 1 Memorabilia/1920's-30's: Scrapbook includes photographs of Nell christening the tanker San Lanberto, photos of Viscount and Lady Cowdray on their American tour in 1927, correspondence, newspaper clippings, mementoes from geological conventions and memorabilia from trips to Europe, the Caribbean and the western United States.
2 Memorabilia/1940's: Includes newspaper clippings, greeting cards, birth announcements, photographs, correspondence, picture postcards; some material from the 1910's.
Box Folder
30 1 Memorabilia/1930's-40's: Contains travel mementoes from Nell's 1936 European tour with her three daughters, newspaper clippings regarding DeGolyer family activities, correspondence, personal mementoes from their days in New Jersey, photographs.
2 Memorabilia/1930's-50's: Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, travel mementoes, magazine article regarding De's interview with Edward R. Murrow, greeting cards, invitations, birth announcements, photographs.
Box Folder
31X 1 Memorabilia/1940's-50's: Newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, greeting cards, travel mementoes, correspondence and an invitation to view the Royal Procession to Westminster Abbey, preceding the coronation of King George VI.
Box Folder
32 1-2 Memorabilia/1950's-60's: Contain Christmas cards, invitations, newspaper clippings, correspondence, travel mementoes.
Box Folder
33 1 Memorabilia/1950's-60's: Includes travel mementoes, newspaper clippings and magazine articles (many pertain to De), invitations, correspondence.
Box Folder
34 1 Memorabilia/1960's: Contains travel mementoes, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, correspondence, invitations, picture postcards.
Box Folder
35 1-2 Memorabilia/1960's: Newspaper clippings and magazine articles, greeting cards, invitations, correspondence.
Box Folder
36 1 Memorabilia/1930's-60's: Contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, magazine articles, greeting cards, invitations and travel mementoes.
Box Folder
37 1 Memorabilia/1930's-1960's: Greeting cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, travel mementoes and invitations.
2 Mr. DeGolyer: Scrapbooks devoted to De; includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, travel mementoes, itineraries and other items related to his career.
Box Folder
38 1 Mr. DeGolyer: Scrapbooks devoted to De; includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, travel mementoes, itineraries and other items related to his career.
Box Folder
39 1 Mr. DeGolyer: Contains telegrams received following the death of De, newspaper and magazine articles reporting his death and tributes written to him.
Box Folder
79X 1 Mr. DeGolyer: Scrapbook contains tributes and memorials written to Mr. De.
Box Folder
39 2 Newspaper Clippings/McGhees, Arnolds, Maxsons/1960's: Clippings chronicle the activities of various members of the three families.
3 Newspaper Clippings/McGhees/1940's-50's: Includes news clippings, magazine articles and some correspondence pertaining to the activities of the George McGhee family.
Box Folder
40 1 Newspaper Clippings/McGhees/1950's-60's: Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings and magazine articles related to activities of the McGhees.
2 Travel Mementoes: Picture postcards from Paris, London and Mexico; 1920's.
3 Travel Mementoes: Contains family snapshots, picture postcards, correspondence, travel brochures, itineraries from the 1930's.
Box Folder
41 1 Travel Mementoes: Includes picture postcards, passenger lists, travel brochures, itineraries and limited correspondence; 1910's-1940's.
2 Travel Mementoes: Contains snapshots, picture postcards, menus, travel literature, itineraries from two separate cruises and a trip to Hawaii; 1940's-50's.
Box Folder
42 1 Travel Mementoes: Includes menus, picture postcards, correspondence, travel brochures from South Pacific cruise and European tour; 1960's.
2 Travel Mementoes: Contains picture postcards, itineraries and travel brochures from several trips taken in the 1960's.
Box Folder
43 1-3 Decorating/Landscaping: Newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to homes, landscaping, home furnishing and decorating.
Box Folder
44 1-3 Decorating/Landscaping: Newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to homes, landscaping, home furnishing and decorating.
Box Folder
45X 1-2 Decorating/Landscaping: Newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to homes, landscaping, home furnishing and decorating.

Series 10: DeGolyer Foundation, 1963-1971
1 box

Box Folder
46 1-4 Financial Assistance Requests: Correspondence directed to Nell as president of the DeGolyer Foundation; 1968-71.
5-8 Conference of Southwest Foundations: Invitations, acceptances and regrets to a cocktail party hosted by the DeGolyer Foundation; 1963.

Series 11: Personal Expenses & Household Accounts, 1912-1972
9 boxes

Box Folder
46 9-10 DeGolyer Estate/Landscaping: Include correspondence, 1939-41, with Arthur S. Berger, the landscape architect who designed the estate landscaping; also include the bills and invoices listing the original plantings on the estate.
11-12 DeGolyer Estate/Maintenance: Bills, invoices and limited correspondence pertaining to repair and maintenance of the estate; 1939-67.
13 Household Staff: Contains material pertaining to staff salaries, personal loans and income taxes; also includes property deed, insurance and tax information on real estate purchased by Nell for her employees.
14 Personal Account Book: Includes entries pertaining to real estate holdings, personal debts, household expenses, contributions, etc; 1912-30's.
15-16 Personal Account Books: One contains entries for the late 1930's; two others list checks written in 1924 for household expenses.
Bills, Invoices and Sales Slips
Mrs. DeGolyer apparently kept the bills, invoices and sales slips from most personal and household items purchased; she stored these in manila envelopes and filed them by month. The envelopes between April 1943 and June 1946 have written on them her daily appointments.
47 1936-46
48 1947-51
49 1952-55
50 1956-59
51 1960-63
52 1964-June 1967
53 July 1967-71
54 January-May 1972

Series 12: Miscellaneous, 1961,1975
2 boxes

Box Folder
17 46 DeGolyer Elementary School: Program of the dedication services for the E. L. DeGolyer Elementary School, March 5, 1961.
Box Folder
18 46 DeGolyer Estate/1975 Designers Showhouse: Brochure describing the various rooms on exhibit for the showhouse; also gives brief history of the house and family.

Series 13: Business Materials, 1956-1978
24 boxes

Box Folder
54 1-12 1957: Paid bills and deposit slips.
12A 1957: Journal entries for the year.
12B 1957: Bank statements.
13 1957: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
14-25 1958: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
55 1 1958: Bank statements.
2 1958: Journal entries for the year.
3 1958: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
4 1958: Miscellaneous items: securities lists, balance sheets, dividends received.
5-16 1959: Paid bills and deposit slips.
17 1959: Journal entries for the year.
Box Folder
56 1-2 1959: Journal entries for the year.
3 1959: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
4 1959: Bank statements.
5 1959: Miscellaneous items: securities lists, balance sheets, state tax returns.
6-15 1960: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
57 1-3 1960: Paid bills and deposit slips.
4-8 1960: Journal entries for the year.
9-10 1960: Bank statements.
11 1960: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
12-13 1960: Miscellaneous items: securities lists, balance sheets, contributions lists, dividends received, pledge lists.
14-18 1961: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
58 1-7 1961: Paid bills and deposit slips.
8-11 1961: Journal entries for the year.
12-13 1961: Bank statements.
14 1961: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
15 1961: Miscellaneous items: balance sheets securities lists, state tax returns.
Box Folder
59 1-12 1962: Paid bills and deposit slips.
13-14 1962: Journal entries for the year.
Box Folder
60 1-3 1962: Journal entries for the year.
4-5 1962: Bank statements.
6 1962: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
7 1962: Miscellaneous items: balance sheets, securities lists.
8-12 1963: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
61 1-7 1963: Paid bills and deposit slips.
8-11 1963: Journal entries for the year.
12 1963: Bank statements.
13 1963: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
14 1963: Miscellaneous items: balance sheets and securities lists.
Box Folder
62 1-12 1964: Paid bills and deposit slips.
13-14 1964: Journal entries for the year.
Box Folder
63 1-2 1964: Journal entries for the year.
3 1964: Bank statements.
4 1964: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related materials.
5 1964: Miscellaneous items: balance sheets, tax materials.
6-16 1965: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
64 1 1965: Paid bills and deposit slips.
2-4 1965: Journal entries for the year.
5-6 1965: Bank statements.
7 1965: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
8 1965: Miscellaneous items: securities list.
9-17 1966: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
65 1-3 1966: Paid bills and deposit slips.
4-7 1966: Journal entries for the year.
8 1966: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
9 1966: Bank statements.
10-21 1967: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
66 1-4 1967: Journal entries for the year.
5 1967: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
6-7 1967: Bank statements.
8 1967: Miscellaneous items: securities list and contributions lists.
9-18 1968: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
67 1-2 1968: Paid bills and deposit slips.
3-6 1968: Journal entries for the year.
7 1968: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
8-9 1968: Bank statements.
10 1968: Miscellaneous items: securities lists.
11-19 1969: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
68 1-3 1969: Paid bills and deposit slips.
4-7 1969: Journal entries for the year.
8 1969: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
9-10 1969: Bank statements.
11 1969: Miscellaneous items: securities list.
12-20 1970: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
69 1-3 1970: Paid bills and deposit slips.
4-7 1970: Journal entries for the year.
8 1970: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
9-10 1970: Bank statements.
11 1970: Miscellaneous items: securities lists.
12-17 1971: Paid bills and deposit slips.
Box Folder
70 1-6 1971: Paid bills and deposit slips.
7-10 1971: Journal entries for the year.
11 1971: U.S. Individual Tax Return and related material.
12-13 1971: Bank statements.
14 1971: Miscellaneous items: securities list.
15-17 1972: Paid bills and deposit slips through May.
Box Folder
71 1-2 1972: Paid bills and deposit slips through May.
3-4 1972: Journal entries through May.
5-6 1972: Bank statements.
7-10 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith: Monthly statements; 1962 - May 1972.
11 E. F. Hutton and Co.: Monthly statements; 1962-72.
12-13 Mrs. E. DeGolyer/Balance Sheets: 1957-63.
14-15 Mrs. E. DeGolyer, A Proprietorship: Accountant's Reports; 1958-70.
16 Accountant's Audit Information: 1958-64.
Box Folder
72 1-4 Securities Lists/Stock and Bond Transactions: 1958-71.
5 Contributions: Includes listings of contributions made by Nell on a yearly basis; 1960-72.
6 E. L. DeGolyer, Jr.: Includes material pertaining to Jr.'s "Special Account" and includes promissory notes for loans made to Jr.
7-17 Payroll Tax Files: 1958-72.
18 DeGolyer Estate: Includes proposal for the development of DeGolyer property along White Rock Lake.
19-23 Insurance Files: Includes materials pertaining to health and life insurance, personal property and auto insurance.
J. S. Michael/Business Materials
Box Folder
73 1 Correspondence: Most items are directed to the business employees of Mrs. DeGolyer and pertain to oil and gas operations of the J. S. Michael Company; 1959-78.
2 Statements of Account/Mrs. DeGolyer: 1957-60.
3-6 Profit and Loss Balance Sheets: Feb. 1957-April 1961.
7-10 Financial Statements: May 1961-Sept. 1977.
11-12 Financial Statements/Accountant's Report: December 1957-December 1976.
13-17 Miscellaneous Production Files: Includes material on a variety of producing areas and companies: Pan American Petroleum, Hammon Area, Aransas County, Texas, Matagorda County, Texas, Crockett Area, D. P. Moore Lease, Graridge Corporation, Clay Marceaux Lease, Mar-Tex Corporation, National Land Company, La Sal Vieja Lease, McClain County, Oklahoma, San Juan County, New Mexico.
Box Folder
74 1-22 Miscellaneous Production Files: Includes material on a variety of producing areas and companies: Pan American Petroleum, Hammon Area, Aransas County, Texas, Matagorda County, Texas, Crockett Area, D. P. Moore Lease, Graridge Corporation, Clay Marceaux Lease, Mar-Tex Corporation, National Land Company, La Sal Vieja Lease, McClain County, Oklahoma, San Juan County, New Mexico.
Business Ledgers
Box Folder
75 1-6 Mrs. E. DeGolyer/General Ledgers: Entries include assets, liabilities, income, business expenses, personal expenses, miscellaneous deductible expenses; six ledgers, 1957-May 1972.
Box Folder
76 1-2 Oil and Gas Ledgers: Entries include notes receivable, royalty income, cash receipts and disbursements; 1956-70.
3-4 Leasehold Costs/ Oil and Gas: Entries include figures for a number of different leases; 1957-72.
5 J. S. Michael/Leases: Entries include royalty interest, depreciation and depletion data; 1957-58.
Box Folder
77 1-3 Municipal Bonds: Includes listing of bonds, interest rates, transaction dates; 1957-February 1973.
4 Securities Ledger: Includes listing of stocks, number of shares purchased, cost of shares, percent increase or decrease, transaction dates; 1959-73.
5 Accounts Receivable: 1960-70.
6-7 Payroll Ledgers: Includes employees' names, wages paid, miscellaneous tax data; 1958-73.