University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the UH Petroleum Institute Records

Overview of the Collection

Creator UH Petroleum Institute
Collection Title UH Petroleum Institute Records
Dates 1958-1995
Identification 1999-005
Physical Description 2.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: Email: Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The Petroleum Institute was an annual educational seminar, consisting of three courses, held at the University of Houston from 1958 until 1994. It was a joint effort between the Oil Information Committee of the Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the College of Education. University faculty and individuals from the petroleum industry conducted the Institute. The Institute was designed to inform participants about all aspects of the petroleum industry. By doing so, it crossed the traditional course content fields that had previously taught at UH. The areas where the content of the Institute could be used were as follows: 1. Sciences (emphasized earth science, geology, chemistry, and physics); 2. Environmental Studies; 3. Social Sciences (emphasized economics, geography, history, and political science).

The content of the courses included presentations by lecturers from the petroleum industry who were experts on a particular subject. The courses also included the development of teaching materials that could be used to infuse energy education into the curriculum. The three courses carried three semester hours of graduate credit and were accepted by many graduate programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Scope and Contents

The collection arrived at the Archives in good order and the original order has been maintained whenever possible. The collection consists of thirty-five folders dating from 1958-1994. Materials in the collection include brochures, evaluation results, a few photographs, correspondence, and program booklets that describe the course activities. The only materials kept from the earliest years were participant rosters and programs of activities. Three years (1967-1969) were missing completely. The materials are in folders by year and arranged chronologically. The collection also included several publications relating to the oil industry, which have been filed at the end of the collection.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
UH Petroleum Institute
University of Houston
University of Houston. College of Education.
University of Houston. Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
Genre/Form of Material:
Administrative records
Instructional materials
Topical Term:
Petroleum industry and trade

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Petroleum Institute Records, of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.

Acquisition Information:

Donation, 1999

Processing Information:

Bobby Marlin, June 2001

Detailed List of Contents

Box Folder
1 1 Roster of Participants 1958-1966

Box Folder
1 2 Programs of Activities 1958-1965

Box Folder
1 3 Thirteenth Petroleum Institute 1970

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1 4 Fourteenth Petroleum Institute 1971

Box Folder
1 5 Fifteenth Petroleum Institute 1972

Box Folder
1 6 Sixteenth Petroleum Institute 1973

Box Folder
1 7 Sixteenth Petroleum Institute - Student Packet 1973

Box Folder
1 8 Seventeenth Petroleum Institute 1974

Box Folder
1 9 Eighteenth Petroleum Institute 1975

Box Folder
1 10 Ninteenth Petroleum Institute 1976

Box Folder
1 11 Twentieth Petroleum Institute 1977

Box Folder
1 12 Twenty-first Petroleum Institute 1978

Box Folder
1 13 Twenty-second Petroleum Institute 1979

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1 14 Twenty-third Petroleum Institute 1980

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1 15 Twenty-fourth Petroleum Institute 1981

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1 16 Twenty-fifth Petroleum Institute 1982

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1 17 Twenty-sixth Petroleum Institute 1983

Box Folder
1 18 Twenty-seventh Petroleum Institute 1984

Box Folder
1 19 Twenty-eighth Petroleum Institute 1985

Box Folder
1 20 Twenty-ninth Petroleum Institute 1986

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1 21 Thirtieth Petroleum Institute 1987

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1 22 Thirty-first Petroleum Institute 1988

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1 23 Thirty-second Petroleum Institute 1989

Box Folder
2 1 Thirty-third Petroleum Institute 1990

Box Folder
2 2 Thirty-fourth Petroleum Institute 1991

Box Folder
2 3 Thirty-fifth Petroleum Institute 1992

Box Folder
2 4 Thirty-sixth Petroleum Institute 1993

Box Folder
2 5 Thirty-seventh Petroleum Institute 1994

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2 6 Petroleum Institute Handouts and Letters 1991-1995

Box Folder
2 7 Publications: Oil Industry 1961-1979

Box Folder
2 8-12 Oil Industry Publications undated