P. O. Box 750396
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0396
238 boxes, including 14 oversize boxes (356 linear feet)
Dallas businessman, Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr. (1886-1956), was respected and honored for his accomplishments in fields ranging from geophysical exploration to book collecting. Throughout his career, DeGolyer founded several major corporations including the Amerada Petroleum Corporation, the Geophysical Research Corporation and DeGolyer and MacNaughton. His collection provides rich documentation of his life and career as a geologist and businessman. The collection is divided into categories based on subject and includes biographical information, family correspondence, diaries, notebooks, genealogy, legal documents, awards, social and professional correspondence, articles, speeches, lecture materials, petroleum and energy subject files, scientific papers, maps, financial records, and photographs.