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Fonds F2808 - Petroleum History Society fonds

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Petroleum History Society fonds


  • [ca. 1986-2012] (Creation)

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1 m of textual records. - 16 audio cassettes. - 16 video cassettes

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The Petroleum History Society was incorporated in Alberta in 1985 by a group of industry veterans, historians and archivists who had managed the Petroleum Industry Oral History Project, Phase I. The Society has several luncheon meetings with speakers each year, publishes a newsletter, consults with other affilated societies, has an awards program, conducts historical tours, and has initiated several other projects such as the Petroleum Industry Oral History Project, Phase II.


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Gift of Petroleum History Society, 1992-2015.

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The fonds consists of administrative files, sound and video recordings of monthly meetings, which include speeches by Richard Shaw, John Downing, Hugh Leiper, Andrew Nikiforuk, Leroy Field, David Finch, Stan Pearson, Kirsten Olseon/Myrene Hayes, John Ballem, Herb Laycraft, Ian H. MacKay, Ian Clarke/Monica Field, Norman Lussier, Robert Bott, Frank Dabbs, David Mitchell, and Craig Lamb.

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The material is in English.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015




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