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Photograph album of Torrey Canyon Oil Company properties in Ventura County, California, 1910
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Description
Album of ten large platinum photoprints (17 x 25 cm), by Ralph Arnold, of properties of the Torrey Canyon Oil Company in Ventura County.
Background
Paleontologist and petroleum engineer. Ralph Arnold was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on April 14, 1875. The family moved to Pasadena in 1886, and Ralph continued his studies at the Polytechnic School there, and at Stanford University, where he earned degrees in geology, mining, and paleontology. As a researcher for the U.S. Geological Survey between 1900 and 1909, Arnold published widely on fossils and the geology of the Santa Cruz and Coalinga regions. In 1910, he began working for the petroleum industry as an engineer and consultant, and conducted numerous surveys of oil fields in the United States, Mexico, Alaska, and South America. He was also deeply engaged in wildcatting or exploratory drilling for not only oil, but many types of minerals as well.
Extent
1 album (10 photographic prints) : platinum photoprints, 24 x 29 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos of leaves [2]-[11] of the 12-leaf album; typed paper labels for each photograph, identifying site, photographer, and date, are affixed to facing pages.

Bound in plain dark brown paper covers.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box label "Arnold. Torrey Canyon Oil Company." Gift of Luis E. Kemnitzer, former professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.