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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Accession Number

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Garlan Hinman Photograph Collection, ca. 1950s



Creator Hinman, Garlan
Title: Garlan Hinman photograph collection
Dates: 1950-1960
Identification: camh-arc-004073
Extent: .5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

Brown & Root Industrial Services began in 1919 when George and Herman Brown partnered with Herman's brother-in-law, Dan Root, to start a construction company based in Texas. Though the company struggled in the 1920s, it landed several major construction projects that allowed it to emerge as a major U.S. construction company in the late 1940s. By the 1950s, when these photographs were taken, the company was prosperous and had expanded overseas. Garlan Hinman (1909-1977) served as the company's Vice President, and during his tenure took the photographs in this collection.

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Scope and Contents

The Garlan Hinman Photographs collection consists of approximately 5 inches of slides that capture the daily business of Brown & Root, a construction company. The 385 35mm slides showcase various construction projects undertaken while Hinman was the company's Vice President.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Hinman, Garlan
Corporate Names
Brown & Root, Inc.
Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.)
Subjects
Construction industry
Petroleum
Petroleum industry and trade
Petroleum refineries

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Garlan Hinman Photograph Collection, circa 1950-1960, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Processing was begun by Matthew Darby in September 2010 and completed by Abigail Norris in April 2018.

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Accession Number

2010-248

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Detailed Description of the Collection

box
2.207/M46 Brown & Root construction projects, photographed by Garlan Hinman circa 1950s
35mm color sides [385]

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