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R. E. Blair collection of Western oil and mining investment prospectuses

Call Number: WA MSS S-2611
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of promotional material, including form letters, maps, reprints of newspaper articles, and publications, that describe oil and mining investment opportunities in various Western states, including Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, during the time period of the Great Depression. The materials were sent to R. E. Blair as a prospective investor in oil and mining ventures.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The R. E. Blair Collection of Western Oil and Mining Investment Prospectuses is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sindell and Company on the Thomas W. Streeter Fund, 2008.


The collection is organized into four series: I. Texas Oil Investments,1928-1941. II. Colorado Oil and Mining Investments, 1928-1940. III. Oil and Mining Investments in Other States and Mexico, 1928-1941. IV. Other Investment Material, 1929-1941.

1928 - 1941
2.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Related Names
Blair, R. E.
Language of Materials