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John S. Beebe Photographs

Identifier: MS B392

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

55 photographic negatives of wells, drillers and other workers, drilling operations, suppliers, tank cars, storage tanks, and other scenes, persons, and activities in the El Dorado and Smackover oil fields of Union and Ouachita Counties, and in and around the cities of El Dorado, Norphlet, and Smackover, Arkansas.


  • 1921-1926


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).


0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Acquisition Information

The John S. Beebe Photographs were copied from positive prints loaned by John S. Beebe, Sr. of El Dorado, Arkansas, from his private collection (images 1-44p), and from positive prints in the Lion Oil Company archives, loaned through the courtesy of Lion Oil Company Public Relations Department staff W. Edwin (Ed) Cox and Louise Ritchie of El Dorado (images B1-B5 and A1-A8), with the cooperation of the Arkansas Historical Association, in October 1973.

Images B1-B5 and A1-A8 were copied from 5" x 7" glossy prints; Images 1-40 were copied from 8" x 10" glossy prints; images 41p-44p were copied from panoramic views.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed in October 1973.



John S. Beebe Photographs
Samuel Sizer
October 1973
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States