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Saudi Arabia Oil Photograph collection, circa 1936-1939
Bernath Mss 366
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Title:

Saudi Arabia Oil Photograph collection, circa 1936-1939

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

199 black and white snapshots from a disbound album, captions in English on the back of many photographs, taken by an unidentified American involved in developing the early oil industry in Saudi Arabia at a time when U.S. interests, particularly Standard Oil of California [SOCAL], were supplanting British interests in the area. Most images relate to construction of oil camps in eastern Saudi Arabia, mainly at Abu Hadriya Camp (incl. prefab and other building construction, colleagues, Arab workers and living quarters, pipelines, oil wells and fire at one). Also local population and street scenes in village near Abu Hadriya, Al Khobar (Saudi coast - first oil barge; marine terminal), Jubail (Saudi coast – people and street scenes), local Bedouins and camels, Bahrain (pier and local scenes).

Date:

1936 (issued)

Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Saudi Arabia Oil Photograph collection, Bernath Mss 366. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Physical Description:

0.2 linear feet

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.