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Overview

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Greg D. Box photograph collection, about 1900-1910,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Greg D. Box:

An Inventory of the Greg D. Box Photograph Collection at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, about 1900-1910



Overview

Collector: Box, Greg D.
Title: Greg D. Box photograph collection
Dates: about 1900-1910
Abstract: The Greg D. Box photograph collection consists primarily of photographs of oil workers, equipment, and oil fields in Sour Lake, Texas, dating about 1900-1910. Views of the town include a fire at the Sour Lake National Bank. This collection has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 0.15 cubic ft. (18 photographs)
Location: Please note that these records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Greg D. Box photograph collection consists primarily of photographs of oil workers, drilling equipment, and oil fields in Sour Lake, Texas, dating about 1900-1910. While the majority of the images are of oil fields, there is one image of a fire at the Sour Lake National Bank. Photographer E. O'Boyle of Humble, Texas, is credited with creating one image; all others have unknown creators. All of the photographs are mounted.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Images are in order as they were received.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center staff when reviewing photographic materials.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Oil fields--Texas--Pictorial works.
Oil industry workers--Texas--Pictorial works.
Places:
Sour Lake (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types:
Photographs--Texas.
Black-and-white photographs--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negative collection, about 1905-about 1920, 2.5 cubic ft.
L.J. Whitmeyer glass plate negatives collection, about 1890-about 1910, 0.75 cubic ft.
Horald V. Watson collection, 1917-1920s, 1940, 0.1 cubic ft. (34 photographs)
Texas State Archives
William Deming Hornaday photograph collection, about 1890-about 1940, undated, 15.8 cubic ft. (about 5,818 items)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Greg D. Box photograph collection. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2009.088

These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Greg D. Box on July 1, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, May 2018

Other Formats for the Collection

Photographs described in this finding aid have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/prints-and-photo-collections/gregdboxcollection/.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Greg D. Box photograph collection, about 1900-1910,
0.15 cubic ft. (18 photographs)

Box Photo
2009.088-1 2009.088-1 Gusher at Keister and Guedery, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 4.75 x 6.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-2 Oil derrick workers, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 4.5 x 6.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Photographer: E. O'Boyle, Humble, Texas.]
2009.088-3 Men posing with petroleum tanker rail cars, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-4 Men posing with spewing oil pipeline, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-5 Workers posing with oil drilling equipment, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 6 x 8.25-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-6 Batson oil gusher, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-7 Sour Lake, July 18, 1903
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-8 Cannon District, Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-9 Springs Hotel in Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-10 Security oil fire in Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-11 Oil derricks in Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-12 Worker posing with oil derricks in Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 4 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-13 Workers posing with equipment near Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 6.75 x 4.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-14 Booty gusher in Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-15 Workers posing with horse team and wagon near Sour Lake, about 1900-1910
[one 5.25 x 7-inch black-and-white photograph]
2009.088-16 Fire at Sour Lake National Bank, January 24, 1904
[one 5.75 x 7.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Note: Illegible notes on verso.]
2009.088-17 Workers posing with drilling equipment, about 1900-1910
[one 6 x 8.25-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Note: Same image as 2009.088-18.]
2009.088-18 Workers posing with drilling equipment, about 1900-1910
[one 6 x 8.25-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Note: Same image as 2009.088-17.]

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