Guide to the John Wight Papers
1894-1984

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Creator: Wight, John, 1889-1986
Title: John Wight Papers
Dates: 1894-1984 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 80.0 linear feet (133 boxes, 25 volumes, and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: Mss 220
Summary: John Wight was a land speculator and oil/natural gas developer, primarily in Montana and Wyoming. This collection contains records relating to his land and natural resource development companies throughout the American west and central Canada.
Repository: University of Montana--Missoula
Maureen and Mike Mansfield LibraryArchives and Special Collections

The University of Montana, Missoula
Missoula, MT 59812
406-243-2053
http://www.lib.umt.edu/asc
library.archives@umontana.edu

Languages: Materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

John Wight was born in Dover, Arkansas, on December 13, 1889, to Eugenia (Arnold) and John Fitch Wight. His father emigrated from the Isle of Wight and was part of the California gold rush. He then moved on to South Dakota's Black Hills, but settled into ranching and farming instead of mining. Eugenia, widowed from her first marriage with a son, Frank, married him in 1888.

Wight's father died when he was six, and the family moved to Rapid City, where his mother married Marshall Coons. He attended school in Rapid City, South Dakota, but quit at age eleven to work in a sawmill. When he was fifteen, he began to work in construction and began to mine with his brother, Edwin. At age seventeen, he started a real estate and insurance office in Rapid City with his half-brother Frank, which was quite successful; the completion of the Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Seattle Railroad to Rapid City had started a land rush. Wight read law to become a land attorney and was appointed U.S. Commissioner for the U.S. Land Office. He spent time in St. George, British Columbia, and Alaska looking at land suitable for speculation, but returned to Oregon. He speculated on land near Medford, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; and near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He closed his Rapid City office and moved to Spokane, where he owned a number of buildings. He also bought the opera house in Oakdale, Washington, a sawmill at Mica Peak, Washington, and a drug store in Cheney, Washington. He maintained some interests in South Dakota and Montana. After losing most of his assets, he homesteaded in the Miles City, Montana, area in 1909 and in Powder River Country, Montana, in 1917. He moved to Miles City in 1921.

In 1919 he and his brother Edwin entered the oil exploration and production business in eastern Montana with the Capital Gas Corporation. He drafted and promoted the Oil and Gas Leasing and Right-of-Way Act, which Congress passed in 1920 and made oil pipes that crossed federal land common carriers. He formed the Atlantic Pacific Oil Company, then the Capital Gas Corporation, which bought most of the Atlantic Pacific's assets. The Capital Gas Corporation went bankrupt in 1943. He was president of the Mondakota Gas Company of Billings, which he organized in 1942, and in 1927 organized the Midwest Holding Company, which performed petroleum exploration and drilling in Montana and Wyoming. Wight also held interest in the Atlantic-Pacific Oil Company, the Cedar Creek Field, and owned the Soap Creek Refinery of Soap Creek, Montana, and the Shelby Oil Refinery of Shelby, Montana. He later reorganized the Shelby Refinery as the Sun Oil Company. In 1949 Oil Reporter named him Oilman of the Year. His daughter Marvel Lowrance joined him in the business.

Wight forced the federal government to enforce the Common Carrier Right of Way Act of 1920, in which pipeline companies must carry gas from the fields of independent producers. He filed suit in 1929 for Mondakota to use the interstate gas transmission lines of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Company (MDUC). The Federal Power Commission made its final ruling in favor of Mondakota in 1949. He was, in general, very involved with federal legislation concerning the oil and gas industry, and with numerous lawsuits in defense of his assets.

He married Susan Goeres in 1909; they divorced in the early 1940s, and he married Theora Hoffman in 1949. He and Susan had four daughters: Patricia (Kane), Mildred (Beadle), Aileen (Baxter) and Marvel (Lowrance). From 1962 on, he and his wife lived in Billings, Montana, where he maintained his offices. He died September 2, 1986, in Billings.

Content Description

This collection contains John Wight's personal correspondence, financial and legal papers, promotional clippings, as well as correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from many of the land and natural resource development companies he wholly owned or was a major investor. The collection presents a detailed record of the struggles and successes for an individual speculator within the larger oil, natural gas, land development, and public utility industries spanning most of the twentieth century.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana-Missoula.

Restrictions on Use :  

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document], John Wight Papers, Archives and Special Collections, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is divided into two subgroups and thirty-eight series:

Sub-Group 1: Personal, 1894-1984, 13.0 linear feet

Series I: Biographical, 1920-1983, 0.75 linear feet

Series II: General Correspondence, 1928-1984, 7.25 linear feet

Series III: Financial, 1934-1980, 0.25 linear feet

Series IV: Legal and Court Papers, 1894-1979, 4.0 linear feet

Series V: Organization, 1935-1950, 2 folders

Series VI: Reports, 1929-1944, 0.25 linear feet

Series VII: Speeches and Writings, 1961-1984, 0.25 linear feet

Series VIII: Clippings, 1929-1958, 3 folders

Sub-Group 2: Business Interests, 1920-1983, 64.0 linear feet, 1 oversize box, 10 oversize volumes, and two artifacts

Series IX: Capital Gas Corporation, 1920-1975, 6.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes

Subseries 1: Financial, 1929-1959, 0.25 linear feet and 1 oversize volume

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1920-1975, 1.25 linear feet

Subseries 3: Legal, 1921-1966, 3.0 linear feet and 2 oversize volumes

Subseries 4: Maps, undated, 1 folder

Subseries 5: Minutes, 1928-1951, 4 folders

Subseries 6: Organization, 1928-1951, 0.25 linear feet

Subseries 7: Reports, 1920-1938, 1.25 linear feet

Series X: Desert Cove Properties, Incorporated, 1957-1970, 3 folders

Series XI: Exco, Incorporated, 1941-1974, 0.25 linear feet

Series XII: Industrial Gas Company, Incorporated, 1941-1978, 0.75 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1953-1978, 0.25 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial and Legal, 1941-1957, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 3: Organization, 1953-1966, 2 folders

Series XIII: Interior Royalty Corporation, 1949-1970, 4 folders

Series XIV: Interstate Natural Gas Company, 1936-1964, 0.75 linear feet and 1 oversize volume

Series XV: John Wight, Incorporated, 1920-1983, 12.0 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1929-1983, 5.5 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial, 1920-1983, 1.5 linear feet

Subseries 3: Legal, 1920-1982, 4.0 linear feet

Subseries 4: Organization, 1929-1980, 1.0 linear feet

Series XVI: Marvel Petroleum Corporation, 1933-1965, 5 folders

Series XVII: Midwest Holding Company, 1924-1976, 6.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes

Subseries 1: Clippings, undated, 1 folder

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1928-1973, 2.0 linear feet

Subseries 3: Financial, 1929-1976, 1.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes

Subseries 4: Legal, 1924-1970, 1.75 linear feet

Subseries 5: Organization, 1929-1968, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 6: Reports, 1928-1967, 0.75 linear feet

Series XVIII: Modern Oil Company of Montana, Incorporated, 1945-1962, 1.5 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1953-1958, 0.25 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial, 1945-1962, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 3: Legal, 1947-1960, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 4: Organization, 1952-1957, 0.25 linear feet

Series XIX: Mondakota Development Company/Mondakota Gas Company, 1920-1982, 16.5 linear feet and 1 oversize volume

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1926-1982, 5.25 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial, 1934-1969, 1.0 linear feet and 1 oversize volume

Subseries 3: Legal, 1920-1982, 9.0 linear feet

Subseries 4: Organization, 1923-1981, 1.25 linear feet

Series XX: Montana Coin and Gem Company, 1957, 3 folders

Series XXI: Montana Consolidated Gas Companies, 1928, 2 folders

Series XXII: Montana Eastern Pipeline Company, Incorporated, 1926-1973, 1.5 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1926-1968, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial, 1931-1937, 3 folders

Subseries 3: Legal, 1926-1970, 1.0 linear feet

Subseries 4: Organization, 1931-1973, 4 folders

Series XXIII: New Cornelia Extension Copper Corporation, 1957-1976, 4 folders

Series XXIV: Northern Gas Producers Association, 1931, 1 folder

Series XXV: North Star Refining Company, 1947-1959, 2 folders

Series XXVI: Rocky Mountain Pacific Oil Company, 1925-1928, 2 folders

Series XXVII: Rocky Mountain Royalty Company, 1927-1937, 1.0 linear feet

Series XXVIII: Solar Oil and Refining Company, 1939-1983, 2.0 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1939-1983, 0.75 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial, 1939-1963, 0.25 linear feet

Subseries 3: Legal, 1941-1983, 0.25 linear feet

Subseries 4: Organization, 1939-1969 , 0.75 linear feet

Series XXIX: S-W Company, 1934-1980, 0.25 linear feet

Series XXX: Sunray Oil Company, 1939-1945, 2 folders

Series XXXI: Thousand Palms Oasis Development Corporation, 1947-1982, 2.0 linear feet

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1947-1981, 0.75 linear feet

Subseries 2: Financial, 1957-1975, 0.25 linear feet

Subseries 3: Legal, 1952-1982, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 4: Organization, 1955, 0.5 linear feet

Series XXXII: Utah Natural Gas Company, 1949-1952, 2 folders

Series XXXIII: Wight Investment and Holding Company, 1981, 2 folders

Series XXXIV: W-L Land and Livestock Company, 1940, 1 folder

Series XXXV: Wight Oil and Refining Company, 1978-1980, 2 folders

Series XXXVI: Lewistown Natural Gas Company, Central Montana Pipe Line Company, Central Montana Production Company, 1930, 1 bound volume

Series XXXVII: Plat Books, undated, 3 oversize volumes

Series XXXVIII: Artifacts, undated, 2 items

Custodial History :  

Most of the materals in the collection were in the possession of Wight or his daughter, Marvel Lowrance, until time of donation to the Archives. The family discarded a large quantity of corporate records in the late 1960s; this collection represents what remained. A portion of family correspondence that was originally donated to the Montana Historical Society was transferred to the University of Montana at Wight's request.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift, in part, of John Wight, 1971-1986; gift, in part, of Marvel Lowrance, 1990, 1991; transferred, in part, from Montana Historical Society, 1983.

Processing Note :  

The actions of the original processers are unknown. In 2004, the collection was re-described; the arrangement of the collection was not changed.

Related Materials :  

The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming holds a collection of Wight's papers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Subgroup 1:  Personal, 1894-1984
13.0 linear feet

This sub-group contains the personal papers of John Wight spanning his career in the oil, natural gas, and land development industries.

Container(s)
Description
Series I: Biographical, 1920-1983
0.75 linear feet
This series contains various biographical materials about John Wight, his personal interests, professional career, and family.
Box/Folder
1/1 General
1/2 Dictionary of International Biography, 1972
1/3 Montana Historical Society
1/4 University of Wyoming
1/5 With Howard Shaff, 1978
1/6 With Howard Shaff, 1979-1980
1/7 1896, undated
1/8 Biographical Materials, 1920-1929
1/9 Biographical Materials, 1930
1/10 Biographical Materials, 1930-1939
1/11 Biographical Materials, 1940-1949
1/12 Biographical Materials, 1950-1959
1/13 Biographical Materials, 1970-1971
2/1 Biographical Materials, 1972-1973
2/2 Biographical Materials, 1974-1977
2/3 Biographical Materials, 1978-1979
2/4 Biographical Materials, 1980-1981
2/5 Biographical Materials, 1982-1983
2/6 Frank Cross, 1980-1982
2/7 Miscellany
Series II: General Correspondence, 1928-1984
7.25 linear feet
This series contains personal correspondence spanning John Wight's professional career. Materials include correspondence with his wife and children, multiple exchanges with state and federal officials, unofficial correspondence with co-investors in his multiple operations, Wight's writings on socio-economic issues, and exchanges with friends regarding Wight's hobby interests.
Box/Folder
2/8 J. H. Adams, 1930-1933
2/9 J. H. Adams, 1934
3/1 Aides, Harry, lease applications, 1974-1976
3/2 Agate hunting, 1967-1970
3/3 Agate rocks for sale, 1970
3/4 Ackerly leases, 1957-1963
3/5 Alaska trip, 1954-1968
3/6 Alaska trip, 1973
3/7 American Auto, re: accident, 1961-1975
3/8 American Express Company, 1971-1976
3/9 Anderson, Anders, 1964-1974
3/10 Anderson, Jack and Drew Pearson, 1970
3/11 Aranow bankruptcy matters, 1959-1971
3/12 Attorneys: Morledge, Cheadle, Wright, Sheldon, Cedar Creek matter, 1962-1968
3/13 Australian trip, 1970
3/14 Baker, Montana, 1928-1936
3/15 Battin, James, 1964
3/16 Baucus, Max, 1975-1979
3/17 Baucus, Max, 1979-1980
3/18 Baucus, Max, 1980-1981
3/19 Baucus, Max, 1982-1984
4/1 Oler, Bawden, 1978-1979
(re: lease)
4/2 Bear Paw Lands, 1978
4/3 Bear Paw Lands, 1977-1980
4/4 Becker, Frank, 1941-1956
(re: Warner case)
4/5 Berg, Lester O., 1958
4/6 Big Sky Lock, 1975
4/7 Bosworth, Dain, 1959-1982
4/8 Bowen, Earl, 1944-1945
(re: lease)
4/9 Brunton, A.W., 1964-1967
4/10 Brunton, A.W., 1968
4/11 Brunton, A.W., 1969-1970
4/12 Bullis, Milton (accountant), 1954-1972
4/13 Burnside, Willis E., 1957-1960
4/14 California Real Estate, 1960-1964
4/15 California Real Estate - Correspondence, 1965-1969
4/16 California Real Estate (Ridge and Wild oak Prop.) - Correspondence, 1964-1969
4/17 California Real Estate (WA SandL), 1962-1965
4/18 California Real Estate (Wolff Realty), 1965
4/19 Cancer, 1974-1979
5/1 Cane, Lynn, 1979-1980
(re: refinery deal)
5/2 Cane, Lynn (re: unfinished matters pending)
5/3 Car accident, 1954-1977
5/4 Carter, C.W., 1928-1950
(Miscellaneous)
5/5 Carter, C.W., 1928-1950
(Miscellaneous)
5/6 Carter, C.W., 1928-1950
5/7 Carter, Jimmy, 1976-1978
5/8 Carter, Jimmy, 1977-1980
5/9 Carter, William. D. (NY), 1960-1963
5/10 Cedar Creek Anticline, Montana (re: oil matters)
5/11 Chappe, William, 1962
5/12 Cheadle, E.K. (attorney - Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1939-1968
5/13 Cheadle, E.K. (vs. MDU), 1963
5/14 Chessher - Arden Dome Deal, 1963-1964
5/15 Chessher - Soap Creek, 1961
5/16 Chessher
5/17 Cigarette Ad Ban, 1968-1969
5/18 Cigarette smoking legislation, 1969-1976
5/19 Clerk recorder, 1964-1973
5/20 Coal uses, 1968
5/21 Complaints, 1973-1981
6/1 Con-Con members, data, 1971-1972
6/2 Con-Con members, data, 1971-1972
6/3 Congdon, C.E., 1964-1975
6/4 Congress - legislation matters, 1949-1951
6/5 Consolidated Trading Company, 1974
6/6 Contributions/tax, 1982
6/7 Corsgreen, B.G., 1973
6/8 Court failures, 1949-1978
6/9 Creed, Charles, 1965-1981
6/10 Crest Oil and Gas Company - Helmerich Payne Inc.
6/11 Derry, Guy C., 1970-1971
6/12 Desert Club/La Quinta, 1946-1978
6/13 Desert Club, 1948-1959
6/14 Diners Club, 1976
6/15 Dolve, Elmer J., 1982
6/16 Editors, newspapers
6/17 Erickson, Leif, 1960-1969
6/18 Fairbanks, Alice, 1968
6/19 Falk, Helen, 1962
6/20 Federal Energy Administration, 1974-1976
(Miscellaneous)
7/1 Fillner, Russell, 1953-1979
7/2 Fillner, Russell, 1980-1982
7/3 Fillner, Russell, 1983
7/4 Fletcher Edwards, 1962-1964
(Heart Mountain Oil Company Correspondence)
7/5 Fluoridation
7/6 Fluoridation, 1970-1979
7/7 Fluoridation, 1980-1983
7/8 Fluoridation., 1970-1982
7/9 Ford Foundation, 1964
8/1 Erle Stanley Gardner, 1963
8/2 General escrow/Palm Desert, 1973-1978
8/3 Jay Green deal
8/4 Griffith Correspondence, 1949-1951
8/5 Grimes, Lewis, 1979-1983
8/6 Ham, Roswell G.
8/7 Ham, Roswell G., 1973-1983
8/8 Hatfield, Paul, 1978
8/9 Health data, 1972-1980
8/10 Health data, 1972-1980
8/11 Health matters, 1971-1979
8/12 Helmerich and Payne, Inc., 1977-1979
8/13 Hobbs, Richard (CPA), 1982-1983
8/14 Hoffman/La Quinta, 1962-1977
9/1 Hough, Henry (oil reporter), 1956-1972
9/2 Hough, Henry (oil reporter), 1970-1973
9/3 Huntington, 1930-1940
(Miscellaneous Correspondence)
9/4 Hunting, 1961-1975
(permission to hunt, etc.)
9/5 Huntington, Fred, 1934-1960
9/6 Huntington, Fred, 1951-1967
9/7 Husky Oil, 1969-1975
9/8 International Services, 1972
9/9 Jacobs, Albert, 1955-1973
9/10 Johnson, Vic, 1969-1971
9/11 Kellogg Company, 1973-1974
9/12 Kessner, Fred (Chinook, MT), 1961-1972
9/13 Kiernan, George (Oil Service Corporation), 1977-1978
9/14 Knowles Dam controversy, 1962-1964
9/15 La Quinta real estate, trusts, etc., 1955-1978
9/16 Lareve, Helen, 1978-1981
9/17 Leavitt, 1938-1947
9/18 Leonard, Paul J., 1971-1974
9/19 Lutz, Raymond (Soap Creek), 1971-1972
9/20 Mansfield, Mike (Senator), 1959-1966
10/1 Mansfield, Mike, 1967-1972
10/2 Mansfield, Mike, 1973-1974
10/3 Mansfield, Mike, 1975
10/4 Marlenee, Ron (Rep.), 1977
10/5 Marlenee, Ron (Rep.), 1977-1979
10/6 Melcher, John (Senator), 1970-1972
10/7 Melcher, John, 1972-1980
10/8 Melcher, John, 1973-1974
10/9 Melcher, John, 1975-1979
10/10 Melcher, John, 1980-1985
10/11 Metcalf, Lee (Rep.), 1961-1966
10/12 Metcalf, Lee, 1967-1972
10/13 Metcalf, Lee, 1973-1974
10/14 Metcalf, Lee, 1976-1978
10/15 Math formula patent information
10/16 Milk controversy Correspondence
11/1 Mining Correspondence
11/2 Mills, R.A., 1969-1976
11/3 Am and MT Bar Assn., 1962-1967
11/4 Moral re-armament, 1970-1983
11/5 Moshier, S.L., 1936-1947
11/6 Murray, W.D. (Judge; impeachment), 1964-1967
11/7 Murray, W.D. (Judge; impeachment), 1964-1979
11/8 National Natural Gas Consumers Union, 1955-1967
11/9 Noonan, Jerry, 1964-1966
11/10 Norskog, Adolph, 1970-1971
11/11 Northwest crude, 1983
11/12 Oil and gas business, 1930-1955
11/13 Oil import regulations, 1966
11/14 1967 Oil Import Administration, 1966-1969
11/15 Oil import, 1970-1972
(Miscellaneous applications)
11/16 Oil import license, 1972-1974
11/17 National Travel Club, 1970-1976
11/18 Olsen, Milo V., 1977-1983
11/19 Olympian International resources, 1977
11/20 Onstad, Clarence, 1970-1973
11/21 Ortt and Company (CPA's), 1975-1981
11/22 Paine, Patrick (Continental Oil), 1970-1973
12/1 Patent - condom, 1952-1958
12/2 Patent - condom, 1952-1958
12/3 Pearson, Drew, 1956-1969
12/4 Petroleum Investment Research, 1976-1978
12/5 Petroleum Investment Company, 1978-1980
12/6 Political Correspondence
12/7 Political matters, 1951-1969
12/8 Political matters, 1970-1975
12/9 Political matters, 1976
12/10 Portraits, murals, 1963-1965
12/11 Norbeck, George, 1927-1941
13/1 Norbeck, George, 1927-1941
13/2 Powder River County (history), 1968
13/3 Property - LaHabra, 1955-1958
13/4 Ranch materials from 1920s
13/5 Reasor, G.L., 1954-1976
13/6 Rawlins and Torry Petro Engineers, 1961-1975
13/7 Senate letters, 1969-1980
13/8 Sergeant, 1940-1951
13/9 Shelby Engineering reports, 1933-1947
13/10 Shell Oil Company, 1979-1981
13/11 Smith, Spencer, 1963-1979
13/12 Smith, Spencer, 1968-1974
13/13 Smoking, 1971-1983
13/14 Soap Creek Association
13/15 Soap Creek geological data
13/16 Soap Creek, 1961-1965
14/1 Society of California Pioneers, 1958-1969
14/2 Society of California Pioneers, 1972
14/3 South Africa, Asia Minor, Europe Trip, 1974
14/4 State, Dr. Frederick J. (fluoride, cereal), 1970
14/5 Sullivan, Dr. Robert E. (UM, legal improvement), 1971-1972
14/6 Swanson, John, 1963-1976
(refinery deal)
14/7 Talmadge, 1951-1960
(Bowdoin lease)
14/8 Texstar Corporation Correspondence
14/9 Thompson, William, 1971
14/10 Timbers for house terracing, etc., 1968-1973
14/11 Tomlinson, Jim, 1970
14/12 Torrey, Paul, 1961-1976
14/13 Torrey, Paul, 1965-1972
14/14 Urban development, 1969
14/15 Wheeler F.R. (Engineer - with Paul Torrey, Soap Creek), 1966
14/16 Welsh, H.L., 1930
14/17 Wheat lease deal, 1953-1970
14/18 Winans, Hank, 1964-1968
(Miscellaneous)
14/19 Windfall profit taxes, 1980-1982
14/20 Wingert and Brewely, 1937-1940
14/21 Winter, Ann, 1960-1967
14/22 "Write to again", 1947-1970
14/23 Yogo Mine, 1961-1962
(Miscellaneous)
14/24 Yogo Sapphire (Mike Atragchi), 1967
14/25 Yucca, 1948
(Soap Weed)
14/26 United States Corporation Company
Series III: Financial Records:, 1934-1980
0.25 linear feet
This series contains John Wight's personal financial papers including tax records, personal tracking of investment details, and records from investment firms managing aspects of Wight's finances.
Box/Folder
15/1 Accounts - Miscellaneous
15/2 Brunton, A.W.
15/3 First National Bank of Denver (Trust), 1964-1972
15/4 Halle and Stieglitz Brokers, 1956-1957
15/5 Individual income tax, 1964-1975
15/6 Leases, Ratliff and New Cornelia, 1957-1960
15/7 List of (former) Wight Assets, 1947-1980
15/8 Personal checking, 1972-1974
15/9 Personal checks and stubs
15/10 Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood, 1966-1969
15/11 Shell oil exhibit, unit agreement. Cedar Creek Field
15/12 Stock records
15/13 Taxes payable, etc., 1956-1971
15/14 Walker, L.M. - M.D.U., 1934-1955
15/15 Wight, Theora, CA land dealings, 1959-1963
15/16 UNA wood, oil lease matters, 1963-1974
Series IV: Legal Documents, 1894-1979
4.0 linear feet
This series contains John Wight's extensive personal legal records, primarily lease agreements and court proceedings.
Box/Folder
15/17 Miscellaneous agreements, 1934-1940
15/18 Miscellaneous agreements, 1925-1931
15/19 Alden, Fred (Soap Creek), 1942-1953
16/1 U.S. vs. AMS Ranch, 1979
16/2 Assignment of Royalty
16/3 Big Timber Ranch, 1947
16/4 Broadview Ranch matters - mortgage and deed
16/5 Brunton, A.W., 1961-1970
16/6 California properties, 1954-1960
16/7 California real estate, 1965-1967
16/8 Campbell Contracts, etc., 1949-1952
16/9 Cedar Creek Lands - title search data
16/10 Coachella Valley property, 1954-1963
16/11 Common Carrier matters, 1948
16/12 Cooke - M.C. papers, 1932-1935
16/13 Cooke City mining data, 1932-1959
16/14 Miscellaneous deeds, contracts, 1919-1946
16/15 Embarcadero Ranchos matters, 1959-1962
16/16 Fillner, Russell K. (attorney), 1968-1977
17/1 Friedman, I.C., 1962-1973
(filings, drawings)
17/2 Grant deeds, quit claim deeds, etc., 1916-1949
17/3 Jimason, George F. "Power of Attorney", 1937
17/4 Hyler, King, 1945-1950
17/5 Keye, Cora, 1924-1970
17/6 Keye, Leighton S., 1927-1937
17/7 Lease matters, 1930-1957
17/8 Leases, agreements, assignments, 1928-1929
17/9 Leases, agreements, assignments, 1928-1929
17/10 Leases and deeds, 1958-1969
17/11 Lease matters: Stokes, Ralph Arnold, 1928-1929
17/12 Lease matters: old ranch and land contracts, 1923-1942
17/13 Lease (1949), operating agreements, 1934-1935
18/1 Legal documents, Miscellaneous, October 3, 1894
18/2 Leighton Keye; assignment, permits, etc., 1927
18/3 Lewistown contracts, 1930
18/4 Lewistown gas project franchise, 1912-1931
18/5 Lewistown gas project
18/6 Lowrance, Marvel (case)
18/7 Lowrance/Wight, 1973-1974
18/8 Pending Miscellaneous legislation, 1920-1967
18/9 Miscellaneous legislation
18/10 Miscellaneous pooling and syndicate agreements
18/11 Lease matter - old Minneapolis transactions
18/12 Oler leases, 1929-1938
18/13 L.A. trust deeds/some litigation
18/14 Memorandum of agreement/Capital Gas Corporation, July 1928
18/15 Miscellaneous
18/16 Miscellaneous
18/17 MDU (Montana-Dakota Utilities) vs. John Wight, 1959-1964
18/18 MDU vs. John Wight, undated
18/19 MDU vs. John Wight, 1955
18/20 Appeal to Supreme Court (Montana-Dakota Utilities), 1940-1966
18/21 McClellan vs. Montana-Dakota Utilities, 1951
(deposition)
19/1 McClellan vs. Montana-Dakota Utilities, 1951
(deposition)
19/2 MDU judgment matters, 1957-1965
19/3 Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454), 1966
19/4 Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454)
19/5 Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454), 1966
20/1 Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454), 1966
20/2 Montana-Dakota Utilities (4454), 1966
20/3 MDU settlement, 1935-1967
20/4 MDU settlement, 1935-1967
20/5 MDU - general settlement agreement, 1968
20/6 John Wight vs. Northrup
20/7 Persion and Levin vs. Richland, Wight, 1960-1966
21/1 Clippings, lease agreement, 1927-1939
21/2 Lease Agreements I
21/3 Lease Agreements II
21/4 Lease Agreements III
21/5 Lease Agreements IV
21/6 Lease Agreements V
21/7 Lease Agreements VI
21/8 Lease Agreements VII
21/9 Powers of Attorney; lease agreements I
21/10 Powers of Attorney; lease agreements II
21/11 Powers of Attorney; lease agreements III
21/12 Powers of Attorney; lease agreements IV
21/13 Powers of Attorney; lease agreements V
22/1 Powers of Attorney, lease agreements VI
22/2 Powers of Attorney, lease agreements VII
22/3 Royalty Assignments (Kelly vs. Wight), 1931-1974
22/4 Miscellaneous Shelby Refinery agreements, 1977
22/5 Crow leases; Soap Creek, 1979
22/6 Smith, Spencer - Land Office file, 1963-1972
22/7 State school land lease, 1946-1953
22/8 Stokes, Herbert, 1930-1937
22/9 Thompson, Harry, 1973-1974
22/10 Warranty deeds, 1913-1939
22/11 Lease/Warren and Dousman, 1930-1935
22/12 Instructions for directors in event of death, 1974
22/13 Wood, Una, 1963-1973
(oil lease matters)
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Box
127 Legal Documents
Box
128 Legal Documents
Box
129 Legal Documents
Box
130 Legal Documents
Box
131 Legal Documents
Box
132 Legal Documents
Series V: Organization, 1935-1950
2 folders
This series contains 2 folders of organizational papers regarding John Wight's personal endeavors.
Box/Folder
22/14 Corporate records, W-L Land and Livestock Company
22/15 Oil Ranch matters, 1935-1950
Series VI: Reports, 1929-1944
0.25 linear feet
This series contains investment reports John Wight collected as potential projects.
Box/Folder
22/16 Bird Creek Mining Company, undated
22/17 Cedar Creek chronology, undated
22/18 Federal Power Commission, 1938
22/19 Goleta Oil Field, 1935
22/20 Lewistown gas project, 1929-1931
23/1 Mt. St. Helens Consolidated Mining Company
23/2 Papago Chief Mine, 1944
23/3 Soap Creek analysis
Series VII: Speeches and Writings, 1961-1984
0.25 linear feet
This series contains John Wight's public writings, mostly op-ed pieces for local newspapers, regarding contemporary political and economic issues.
Box/Folder
23/4 C.L. Clark/Carlton Press, 1978-1981
23/5 Court improvement
23/6 Equitable tax, 1968
23/7 Letters to the editor, Billings Gazette, 1961-1969
23/8 Letters to the editor, 1970-1974
23/9 Letters to the editor, 1975-1978
23/10 Letters to OPERA and Billings Gazette, 1978
23/11 Moral re-armament/natural gas struggles
23/12 "New Method for Dividing Fractions", 1962
23/13 1978-1984
Series VIII: Clippings:, 1929-1958
3 folders
This series contains 3 folders of newspaper and magazine clippings regarding John Wight and the projects he conducted.
Box/Folder
23/14 Aerial photos Correspondence, 1950-1952
23/15 Common Carrier, 1929-1958
23/16 N.P. Ry Company Grant and other data, undated

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Subgroup 2:  Business Interests, 1920-1983
64.0 linear feet, 1 oversize box, 10 oversize volumes, and two artifacts

This sub-group contains correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from many of the land and natural resource development companies John Wight wholly owned or was a major investor.

Container(s)
Description
Series IX: Capital Gas Corporation, 1920-1975
6.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for the Capital Gas Corporation, an oil and natural gas development company headquartered in Billings, Montana. Among its many investments, the Capital Gas Corporation operated a natural gas distribution network in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Subseries 1: Financial Records, 1929-1959
Box/Folder
23/17 Atlantic-Pacific; Montana Eastern, 1932-1936
25/5 1929-1939
25/6 1938-1959
25/7 Trial Balances
Volume
10 General ledger, 1929-1942
Volume
11 Lease record
Volume
12 Lease record
Volume
13 General ledger, 1929-1942
Subseries 2: General Correspondence, 1920-1975
Box/Folder
23/18 1928-1954
23/19 J.A. Anderson Company, 1931-1939
23/20 Anderson, Anders, 1920-1967
23/21 Armstrong, Melvin, 1927-1937
24/1 Bleecker, John D. (stock-cert. questions)
24/2 Cross, Cash, 1927-1951
24/3 Dengler, Gertrude, 1929-1938
24/4 Dohm, John
24/5 Findlater, John, 1933-1939
24/6 Oler, Gertrude (lease), 1931-1969
24/7 Norbeck, George, 1928-1937
24/8 Norbeck, George, 1928-1934
24/9 Norbeck, George, 1926-1929
24/10 Norbeck, George, 1930
24/11 Norbeck, George, 1929-1930
24/12 Norbeck, George, 1931-1933
24/13 Norbeck, George, 1934-1954
24/14 Norskog, 1931-1965
25/1 Norskog, 1966-1969
25/2 Scott, Roy (027644)
25/3 Warner Case, 1933-1975
25/4 Wood, G.C. (027575)
Subseries 3: Legal Documents:, 1921-1966
Box/Folder
25/8 Agreements, 1931-1955
25/9 Armstrong, Melvin, 1929-1934
25/10 Old Atlantic Pacific
25/11 Power of Attorney records, 1928-1938
25/12 Anderson, Anders S., 1921-1964
25/13 Atlantic Pacific Oil Company, 1932
25/14 Atlantic Pacific Oil Company vs. Gas Development Company, 1935-1937
25/15 Bills of sale, 1923
25/16 I, 1929-1966
26/1 II, 1929-1966
26/2 I, 1928-1954
26/3 Old contracts, 1928-1931
26/4 Anderson, Anders, 1924-1963
26/5 Cedar Creek, 1935-1937
26/6 Old Cedar Creek - affidavits, titles, etc., 1921-1955
26/7 Deposition, Volume 1
26/8 Deposition, Volume 2
26/9 Lease matters - A. W. Kennie, 1931
26/10 Leases, agreements, assignments, 1926-1929
27/1 Leases, agreements, assignments, 1928-1929
27/2 Leases, agreements, assignments, 1921-1946
27/3 Lease matters, F. M. Blake, 1930
27/4 Lewistown contracts, 1930
27/5 Link, R. G.
27/6 vs. Montana Dakota Utilities, 1945
27/7 Miscellaneous litigation, Paulin, Becker, Ritter, et. al.
27/8 McClellan, Joseph (bankruptcy) vs. Montana Dakota Utilities, 1953
27/9 McClellan, Joseph (judge M. M. Joyce opinion)
27/10 J. C. Hanrahan vs. Capital Gas
27/11 vs. Montana Dakota Utilities, 1939
27/12 vs. Montana Dakota Utilities, 1940
28/1 Capital Gas and Montana Eastern Pipeline, vs. MDU, 1933-1948
28/2 Judge M. M. Joyce opinion
28/3 Montana Consolidated Gas Company, 1932
28/4 Norbeck, George, 1931-1935
28/5 Norbeck, George, 1928-1952
28/6 Norbeck, George, 1928-1957
28/7 vs. Adolph F. Norskog, 1935-1966
28/8 Purchase agreement, Irene Stevens Cross, 1931, 1934
28/9 Teters, Percy F., court transcript, 1942
28/10 Oler, Gertrude
28/11 Operating agreements, 1928-1943
29/1 Stevens, Irene
Subseries 4: Maps, undated
Box/Folder
29/2 Maps
Subseries 5: Minutes, 1928-1951
Box/Folder
29/3 Minutes, 1938-1939
29/4 Minutes, 1928-1933
29/5 Minutes, 1930-1942
29/6 Minutes, 1934-1951
Subseries 6: Organization, 1920-1951
Box/Folder
29/7 Articles of Incorporation, 1928
29/8 Articles and by-laws, 1928
29/9 Records, 1928-1951
30/1 Records, 1928-1933
30/2 Anti-trust actions
30/3 Incorporation information
30/4 Stock register, 1928-1951
30/5 Stock certificates
Box
9 Stock certificates (1-250), 1928-1951
Subseries 7: Reports, 1920-1938
Box/Folder
30/6 Annual reports, 1931-1938
30/7 Cedar Creek development, etc.
30/8 Natural gas rate case, 1920
30/9 Well notices and reports, C. G. Corporation, 1929-1935
30/10 Well notices and reports, Daley, 1930-1935
30/11 Well notices and reports, Duncan, 1929-1934
31/1 Well notices and reports, Keye, 1929-1934
31/2 Well notices and reports, Norskog, 1930-1934
31/3 Well notices and reports, Oler, 1930-1934
31/4 Well notices and reports, Sartwell, 1930-1935
31/5 Well notices and reports, Scott, 1930-1935
31/6 Well notices and reports, Talmadge, 1930-1936
31/7 Well notices and reports, Anderson, 1920-1934
31/8 Well notices and reports, Armstrong, 1930-1936
31/9 Land lists
Series X: Desert Cove Properties Incorporated, 1957-1970
3 folders
This series contains organizational papers for Desert Cove Properties, Incorporated, a real estate development company operating in Riverside County, California.
Box/Folder
31/10 Articles of Incorporation, 1957
31/11 Stock book, 1958-1970
31/12 Miscellany
Series XI: Exco, Incorporated, 1941-1974
0.25 linear feet
This series contains organizational papers for Exco, Incorporated, an oil exploration and refining company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.
Box/Folder
31/13 Minutes, 1951-1953
32/1 Capital stock, 1968-1974
32/2 Corporate records, 1941-1951
32/3 Stock certificates, 1951-1953
32/4 Stock record, 1951-1952
32/5 Stock record, 1952-1953
Series XII: Industrial Gas Company, Incorporated, 1941-1978
0.75 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Industrial Gas Company, Incorporated, an oil and natural gas development company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada. The company maintained offices in Denver, Colorado and Billings, Montana.
Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1953-1978
Box/Folder
32/6 General Correspondence, 1953-1954
32/7 General Correspondence, 1954-1957
32/8 General Correspondence, 1954-1961
32/9 Dalton, Eugene, 1961-1964
32/10 Losing, Ralph, 1978
32/11 Montana Dakota Utilities, 1954
32/12 Stabler, Otto, 1953-1955
32/13 Rees, Douglas, 1954
32/14 Winn, Dan B., 1953-1956
Subseries 2: Financial and Legal, 1941-1957
Box/Folder
32/15 Financial Records
32/16 Agreements, assignments, 1953
32/17 Agreements, assignments, 1941-1955
32/18 Agreements, assignments, Fletcher Edwards, 1950-1954
33/1 Contracts, 1953-1957
33/2 Lease matters, 1953
33/3 Leases, 1953-1954
33/4 McElroy, Becker, I, 1945-1955
33/5 McElroy, Becker, II, 1945-1955
33/6 vs. Mondakota, 1946-1953
33/7 vs. Mondakota, pleadings, 1953-1955
33/8 vs. Mondakota, 1945-1955
33/9 Mountain syndicate, 1953
Subseries 3: Organization, 1953-1966
Box/Folder
33/10 Articles of Incorporation, 1953
34/1 1954-1966
Series XIII: Interior Royalty Corporation, 1949-1970
4 folders
This series contains organizational papers from the Interior Royalty Corporation, an oil and natural gas asset holding company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.
Box/Folder
34/2 Articles of Incorporation, 1950
34/3 Stock book, 1950
34/4 Records, 1950-1968
34/5 Annual reports, 1949-1970
Series XIV: Interstate Natural Gas Company, 1936-1964
0.75 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from the Interstate Natural Gas Company, an oil, natural gas, and coal development company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.
Box/Folder
34/6 Hutchinson, H. L.
34/7 Montana Secretary of State
34/8 State of Montana, oil and gas lease
34/9 Dougherty lease, 1936-1964
34/10 vs. El Paso, 1948-1950
34/11 vs. El Paso, 1948-1950
34/12 vs. El Paso, 1950
34/13 vs. El Paso, 1948-1953
34/14 Judge William. M. Byrne opinion
34/15 Legal Documents, 1948-1956
34/16 Minutes, 1949-1953
34/17 Articles of Incorporation, 1947
34/18 Stockholders
34/19 Records, 1947-1951
34/20 Miscellany, 1947-1955
Box
19 Stock certificates (1-50), 1947-1950
Box
20 Stock certificates (1-100), 1951-1957
Volume
21 General journal, 1951
Series XV: John Wight, Incorporated, 1920-1983
12.0 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for John Wight, Incorporated, John Wight's personal holding corporation with headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.
Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1929-1983
Box/Folder
35/1 AAA silver mines, 1971-1973
35/2 Allen, Donald, 1980-1981
35/3 Allen, Donald, 1983
35/4 Amoco Production Company, 1972-1977
35/5 Baker lots, 1949-1976
35/6 Brown-Tara, 1971-1974
35/7 Buck, Foster
35/8 California Time Oil Company, 1971
35/9 Cedar Creek date, U.S. Land Office, 1929-1970
35/10 Cedar Creek oil and gas, 1968-1974
35/11 Cedar Creek Oil Company, 1975
35/12 Cedar Creek, MDU, 1958-1972
35/13 Old Cedar Creek, Carter-Stevens
35/14 Cedar Creek/Fallon County data, 1935-1963
35/15 Carter Oil, 1956-1960
35/16 William- Clark Development Credit Corporation, 1970
35/17 Clerk and Recorder, 1959-1981
35/18 Clerk and Recorder, 1955-1965
36/1 Crow Agency lease, 1940-1943
36/2 Crow Agency, 1978-1981
36/3 Crow Agency Indian lease sale, 1961
36/4 Dalton, Eugene, 1972-1973
36/5 Defense fuel supply bids
36/6 Divestiture of oil companies
36/7 Dalthrop, George, attorney for MDU, 1972-1978
36/8 Dygert and Gunn, attorney, 1964-1969
36/9 Earl Industries, 1966-1969
36/10 Engebregson, Daryl, 1959-1968
36/11 Engebregson, Daryl, 1964-1969
36/12 Engebregson, 1966-1968
36/13 Engebregson, 1969
36/14 Federal Oil, Muelling, Rickley, 1968
36/15 Fox, Edwards, attorneys, 1973-1980
37/1 Gjerdevig, Donald, 1970
37/2 Green, Ron - West Gas, Incorporated, 1975
37/3 Hodgson, George C., 1971
37/4 Hoiness-LaBar Insurance, 1974-1980
37/5 Import Appeal Board, 1966-1972
37/6 Independent Refiners Assn., 1967-1968
37/7 Independent Refiners Assn., 1968-1971
37/8 Interior Royalty Corporation of Wyoming
37/9 International Trust Company, 1934-1972
37/10 Interstate - Dougherty, 1949-1959
37/11 Lease, 1978
37/12 Lewis, Ed
37/13 Litigation vs. Marvel Lowrance
37/14 Lowrance, Marvel, 1957-1977
37/15 Lund, Gordon, 1974-1982
37/16 Luning, Leonard - oil and gas lease, 1977-1981
37/17 Miller, Duncan - Stag Oil Company, 1969-1971
37/18 MDU story, 1967-1969
37/19 Mansfield and Metcalf - Mondakota relief bill matters
37/20 Montana Dept. of Revenue
37/21 Montana Board of Equalization, 1967-1971
37/22 Montana Supreme Court clerk, 1978
37/23 Murray, W. D., 1963-1967
38/1 New Prudential Petroleum, 1965-1967
38/2 Nix, Kenneth - collection and suit, 1956-1971
38/3 Northwest crude, 1974-1977
38/4 Oil pipeline matters, 1963-1972
38/5 Olsen, Arnold, 1955-1965
38/6 Olsen, Arnold, 1966-1970
38/7 Ortt, Kanuit, 1981-1982
38/8 Pan American Petroleum Corporation, 1954-1957
38/9 Pan American Petroleum Corporation, 1958-1969
38/10 Patman, Wright, 1963-1970
38/11 Pennsalt Chemicals Corporation, 1956-1964
38/12 Petropace Company, 1976-1978
38/13 Phillips, J. B., 1977-1982
38/14 Political matters, 1970
39/1 Poole, Lafayette, 1971-1975
39/2 Oil trade, 1979
39/3 Pyramid Oil Company, 1972
39/4 U.S. Royalty Oil
39/5 Royalty title action by Fillner, 1972-1976
39/6 Government Royalty oil available for refinery
39/7 SBA loan, 1954-1972
39/8 Shelby refinery
39/9 Shelby refinery, 1952-1969
39/10 Shelby refinery, 1953-1957
39/11 Shelby refinery, 1953-1971
39/12 Shelby refinery, 1965-1966
39/13 Shelby refinery, 1971-1982
39/14 Shelby refinery, 1971-1982
39/15 Shelby refinery, 1978-1979
39/16 Shelby refinery ads and responses, 1976
39/17 Shelby refinery proposals, 1965-1971
40/1 Shelby refinery buyer prospects, I, 1962-1968
40/2 Shelby refinery buyer prospects, II, 1962-1968
40/3 Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 1964-1967
40/4 Shelby refinery, 1957-1972
40/5 Shelby refinery, crude oil for, 1958-1961
40/6 Shelby refinery development, Sid Dailey, 1964-1968
40/7 Shelby refinery data, 1963-1969
40/8 Shelby refinery deal, Cliff and Muelling, Solar, Etc., 1954-1969
40/9 Shelby refinery, Milford Dunham, 1975-1982
40/10 Shelby refinery feasibility, 1970-1974
40/11 Shelby refinery information, 1947-1967
40/12 Shelby refinery inquiries, 1962-1968
40/13 Shelby refinery, Raymond J. Kaynee
40/14 Shelby refinery, 1961-1968
40/15 Shelby refinery, 1966-1971
40/16 Shelby refinery, 1972
40/17 Shelby refinery memos and miscellaneous
40/18 Shelby refinery, miscellaneous, 1932-1961
40/19 Shelby refinery, miscellaneous, 1971-1972
41/1 Shelby refinery, C. Mowery feasibility report, 1970
41/2 Shelby refinery prospects, 1973-1975
41/3 Shelby refinery proposals, 1965-1970
41/4 Shelby refinery proposals, 1965-1978
41/5 Shelby refinery, Roath and Dies, 1964
41/6 Shelby refinery sale, 1980
41/7 Shelby refinery, Donald Thayer, 1971
41/8 Shell Oil Company
41/9 Shell Oil Company, 1961-1982
41/10 Shell Oil Company, Schwenk, Fillner, SW case, 1979
41/11 Shell Oil Company, litigation
41/12 Shell Oil Company, Miscellaneous, 1964
41/13 Shell Oil Company, Miscellaneous, 1974-1978
41/14 Shell Oil Company, pertaining to litigation
41/15 Shell Oil Company case, B. Lloyd Poelman, 1934-1976
41/16 Shell Oil Company case, B. Lloyd Poelman, 1972-1977
42/1 Shell Oil Company, Donald Weir
42/2 Soap Creek, 1971-1972
42/3 Soap Creek
42/4 Soap Creek, 1952-1963
42/5 Soap Creek, 1962-1965
42/6 Soap Creek, 1968-1969
42/7 Soap Creek, 1970
42/8 Soap Creek, Advertising, 1974-1975
42/9 Soap Creek, Chessher lease, 1961-1971
42/10 Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher, 1962-1969
42/11 Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher, 1969-1972
42/12 Soap Creek
42/13 Soap Creek, drilling proposal
42/14 Soap Creek, drilling contractor, 1971
42/15 Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher, 1962-1970
42/16 Soap Creek, Allen Garrett
42/17 Soap Creek, Homer Silhelm
42/18 Soap Creek, Don Hiestand, 1960-1964
42/19 Soap Creek, David Hoover, 1979-1981
24/20 Soap Creek, maps, reports, etc., 1953-1971
42/21 Soap Creek, well #1
42/22 Soap Creek, 1975
43/1 Soap Creek, 1978-1979
43/2 Soap Creek, note holders, 1960
43/3 Soap Creek, oil field sample description, 1972-1977
43/4 Soap Creek, resale zeta well
43/5 Soap Creek, Olympus Industries Incorporated, 1975-1980
43/6 Soap Creek, H. B. Chessher
43/7 Soap Creek, Frank 0. Orchowski, 1959-1960
43/8 Soap Creek, Kenneth Parrent, 1977-1978
43/9 Soap Creek, B. Lloyd Poelman, 1972-1978
43/10 Soap Creek, Edison Real Bird, 1980
43/11 Soap Creek, Reed well
43/12 Soap Creek, Foster-Smith, 1975
43/13 Soap Creek, Solar Reed well, 1974-1980
43/14 Soap Creek, Paul Torrey, 1959-1972
43/15 Sohio Oil Company, Wilhelm lease
43/16 Sulenes, Norman, 1971-1977
43/17 Tomlinson, C. L., 1915-1971
43/18 TVA material, 1967
43/19 U.S. Air Conditioning Corporation, 1960-1972
43/20 U.S., Bureau of Land Management, 1983
43/21 U.S. Corporation Company, 1982-1983
44/1 U.S., Dept. of Interior, 1960-1969
44/2 U.S., Federal energy assistance, 1976-1978
44/3 U.S., letter s to Congress re. crude oil, 1973-1974
44/4 U.S., Office of Economic Adjustment, 1972
44/5 Wood, Una R.
44/6 Wright, Harold P. W., 1959-1960
44/7 Wright, Harold, Supreme Oil, 1966-1967
44/8 Swanson, John, 1966-1971
44/9 Wright, Harold P. W., 1961-1966
44/10 Birth control and sterilization, 1970-1971
44/11 Improve administration, 1966-1968
44/12 Legal matters, 1972, 1981
44/13 Relief legislation
44/14 Miscellaneous, 1931, 1942-1943, 1960-1981
Subseries 2: Financial, 1920-1983
Box/Folder
44/15 Bankers Life, 1963-1972
44/16 Cedar Creek, 1920-1962
44/17 Balance sheets, 1960-1975
45/1 Correspondence, 1955-1977
45/2 Cedar Creek, MDU, Division Orders, 1929-1968
45/3 Inland Empire Refinery - Sun Ray Oil Company on Soap Creek
45/4 Gas rights purchase, 1959-1972
45/5 Mobil royalty statements, 1955-1959
45/6 Royalty payments, 1975
45/7 Shelby refinery, 1957-1962
45/8 Shelby refinery, 1970-1976
45/9 Soap Creek data, 1939
45/10 Soap Creek inventory, 1939-1956
45/11 Soap Creek field, 1942-1955
45/12 Soap Creek, McGlothlin, 1954-1961
45/13 Soap Creek, R. A. Sutton, 1965
45/14 Income tax, 1960-1978
45/15 Tax records, 1961-1969
45/16 Tax records, 1963-1977
46/1 Income tax correspondence, 1957-1974
46/2 Tax matters, 1974-1977
46/3 Taxes, windfall profit, 1982-1983
46/4 Zeta Reed least, 1979
46/5 Financial Records, 1957-1965
46/6 Financial Records, 1970
46/7 Financial Records, 1971
46/8 Financial Records, 1972
46/9 Financial Records, 1973
46/10 Financial Records, 1975
46/11 Financial Records, 1977, 1980
46/12 Miscellaneous
Subseries 3: Legal, 1920-1982
Box/Folder
46/13 Agreements, Van Rickley, Muelling, etc., 1966-1969
46/14 Aides, Harry, 1949-1959
46/15 Akerly lese, 1925-1963
46/16 Applications for crude oil allotment, 1975
46/17 Big Sky Refining, 1968-1974
46/18 Brown-Tara, 1961-1974
46/19 Belve, C. T., attorney, 1959-1979
46/20 Building acquisition - Minneapolis, 1932
47/1 Capital Gas Corporation
47/2 Carter, International Trust, JW, JW Inc., Cedar Creek
47/3 Carter, C. W., Wells Fargo Bank
47/4 Case #3567, John Wight Inc., vs. John B. Akerly et. al.
47/5 Cedar Creek, 1928-1982
47/6 International Trust - Cedar Creek lease, 1940-1972
47/7 Cedar Creek - Shell, etc.
47/8 Contracts, agreements, I, 1920-1966
47/9 Contracts, agreements, II, 1920-1966
47/10 Contracts, agreements, III, 1920-1966
47/11 Contracts, 1957-1976
47/12 Deeds, contracts, etc., 1926-1955
47/13 Engebregson, attorney, 1964-1965
47/14 Humble Oil and Refining Company
47/15 Interior Royalty
47/16 King Petrochemical, Inc., 1969-1970
47/17 Marvel (Lowrance) lawsuit, 1976
47/18 Marvel (Lowrance) litigation, 1974-1975
47/19 Mining lease - oil and gas
47/20 Mining lease assignment - H. B. Chessher (Soap Creek)
48/1 Oil Producing Company, 1952-1969
48/2 Oil lease matters
48/3 Oil lease matters
48/4 oil lease matters
48/5 Oil lease matters
48/6 Oil lease matters, Baker, Montana, 1920-1950
48/7 Oil lease matters
48/8 Leases, 1956-1963
48/9 Lease agreements, 1929-1958
48/10 Crow lease matters, 1967
48/11 Crow lease matters, 1973
48/12 Crow lease matters, 1974
48/13 Crow lease matters, 1974
48/14 Crow lease matters, 1974
48/15 Crow lease matters, 1974-1975
48/16 Crow lease sale #38, tract 23
48/17 Crow-Soap Creek lease materials, 1976-1978
49/1 Montana Power Company leases, 1943-1960
49/2 Oler lease, 1969-1970
49/3 Oil lease matters - Olympus Industries, Soap Creek
49/4 Oil lease matters - Soap Creek
49/5 Soap Creek leases owner by John Wight, Inc.
49/6 Oil lease matters - Soap Creek, 1963-1973
49/7 Oil lease matters - Soap Creek, 1974
49/8 Oil lease matters - Soap Creek, 1975
49/9 Modern Oil Company bankruptcy and litigation, 1952-1957
49/10 Mondakota litigation documents, 1950
49/11 vs. Mondakota, 1970-1975
50/1 Norskog, Adolph, 1920-1965
50/2 Norskog, Ole, I, 1920-1967
50/3 Norskog, Ole, II, 1920-1967
50/4 Norskog, appeal matters, Shell Oil, 1967-1968
50/5 Norskog case, 1920-1971
50/6 Norskog vs. Norskog, 1928-1967
50/7 Norskog vs. Norskog, 1928-1967
50/8 Norskog vs. Norskog, Shell Oil, 1928-1968
50/9 Norskog vs. Norskog, Shell Oil, 1928-1969
50/10 Norskog vs. Schiltz (Norskog), 1969
51/1 Norskog vs. Norskog, 1930-1966
51/2 Norskog vs. Norskog, 1957
51/3 Norskog vs. Norskog, Shell Oil, 1963-1968
51/4 Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, I, 1965-1968
51/5 Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, II, 1965-1968
51/6 Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, III, 1965-1968
51/7 Wight vs. Norskog, testimony, IV, 1965-1968
51/8 Wight vs. Norskog
51/9 Wight vs. Norskog, I, 1967-1968
51/10 Wight vs. Norskog, II, 1967-1968
51/11 Wight vs. Norskog, 1921-1967
51/12 Norskog case, 1927-1971
52/1 Wight vs. Norskog, Shell Oil, 1926-1967
52/2 Wight vs. Norskog, Shell Oil, 1961-1969
52/3 Wight vs. Norskog, Shell Oil, 1963-1967
52/4 Miscellaneous assignments - Stevens Bassett
52/5 Land office matters, 1957-1963
52/6 Poelman, Lund, Pater, Universal Mobility Company, 1980-1981
52/7 Quiet title action vs. Carter
52/8 Shelby refinery, 1947-1973
52/9 Shelby refinery, 1962-1969
52/10 Shelby refinery, litigation
52/11 Shelby refinery, rehab and reopening
52/12 Shelby refinery mortgage matters, 1957-1974
53/1 Shell Oil Company, 1935-1969
53/2 Shell Oil Company, 1945-1960
53/3 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1976
53/4 Shell Oil Company, royalties, etc.
53/5 Shell Oil Company, Coral Creek unit, 1953-1964
53/6 Shell Oil Company, data
53/7 Shell Pine unit, 1949-1966
53/8 vs. Shell Oil (Poelman), 1965-1976
53/9 Soap Creek field
53/10 Soap Creek land rental
53/11 Tara Petroleum Company, Soap Creek
53/12 Tara Petroleum Company Soap Creek, 1963-1977
53/13 Soap Creek titles and management matters
54/1 Soap Creek, Robert Townsend
54/2 Stewart second mortgage and debt matters
54/3 Sunray agreements
54/4 Title data, 1923-1963
54/5 Miscellaneous trust agreements
54/6 Warranty deeds
54/7 Miscellaneous
Subseries 4: Organization, 1929-1980
Box/Folder
54/8 Organization, 1957-1980
54/9 Miscellaneous, 1957-1977
54/10 Theora Wight
54/11 Annual, 1957-1981
54/12 Corporation, 1978-1979
54/13 Cedar Creek
55/1 Soap Creek, 1929-1968
55/2 Soap Creek, 1938-1953
55/3 Canadian deal for Soap Creek, 1954
55/4 Monthly reports for Soap Creek, 1941-1958
55/5 Refinery at Shelby
55/6 Refinery at Shelby
55/7 Refinery at Shelby
55/8 Refinery at Shelby
Series XVI: Marvel Petroleum Corporation, 1933-1965
5 folders
This series contains correspondence, legal, and organizational papers from the Marvel Petroleum Corporation, oil and natural gas development company headquartered in Billings, Montana.
Box/Folder
55/9 Correspondence, Walker, Morgan, 1957-1958
55/10 vs. MDU, 1933-1965
55/11 Prospectus, 1955
55/12 Miscellany, undated
Series XVII: Midwest Holding Company, 1924-1976
6.0 linear feet and 3 oversize volumes
This series includes publicity, correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for the Midwest Holding Company, an oil and natural gas asset holding company located in Billings, Montana.
Subseries 1: Clippings, undated
Box/Folder
55/13 Clippings
Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1928-1973
Box/Folder
55/14 General Correspondence, 1944-1957
55/15 General Correspondence, 1957
55/16 General Correspondence, 1929-1939
55/17 Aides, Harry and Milo Tipton, 1951-1960
55/18 Billings 021068, Anders Anderson, 1928-1962
56/1 Bannatyne, Pelowitz lease, 1953-1965
56/2 Boeckl, William, 1958-1959
56/3 Boone, Raymond C., 1963-1964
56/4 Bruhns, Edwin, 1958-1959
56/5 Chessher, H. B., 1959-1962
56/6 Chessher, H. B., 1963-1967
56/7 Cross, Cash R., 1928-1931
56/8 Cross, Cash R., 1932
56/9 Crusader Oil, J. Paul Ratliff, 1958
56/10 Crusader Oil, J. Paul Ratliff, 1959
56/11 Crusader Oil, J. Paul Ratliff, 1960-1964
57/1 Ross, Cash R., 1933-1957
57/2 Dolve, Elmer, attorney
57/3 Elk Basin, Gertrude Oler, 1935-1936
57/4 Elk Basin, 1937-1945
57/5 Engebregson, Daryl, 1962-1965
57/6 Friedman, I. C., 1959-1971
57/7 Government oil lease drawings
57/8 Government water well, 1959
57/9 Gravem, Axel B., 1950-1959
57/10 Haney, W. B., 1934-1961
57/11 Hansen, Al, Attorney, 1931-1935
57/12 Heckley, Jule M., 1944-1954
57/13 Heckley, Jule M., 1937-1959
57/14 Hutchinson, H. L., 1942-1957
57/15 Huntington, F. G., 1937-1943
57/16 Interstate Natural Gas, 1948-1960
57/17 James, George N., Pontiac dealer, 1963-1964
57/18 Richard, Kelley, 1963-1965
58/1 Keye, L. S., 1930-1947
58/2 Keye, L. S., 1948-1949
58/3 Keye, L. S., 1950-1956
58/4 Kraeger lease, 1949
58/5 Lease matters, 1957-1963
58/6 Lease information
58/7 Oil, gas lease applications, 1969
58/8 Miscellaneous old date on oil leases, 1949-1973
58/9 New Mexico development, 1959-1969
58/10 Old letters re. gas sales, 1928-1955
58/11 McLaughlin, J. L., 1945-1958
58/12 Mobil Producing Company, 1953-1961
58/13 Muelling, Earl, 1964-1971
58/14 Nebraska-Texas simultaneous filings, 1960-1969
58/15 Pepper Tank Company, 1949-1964
58/16 Reinstatement charter, 1969-1970
58/17 Sawyer, Edith, 1957-1959
58/18 Sawyer, Edith, 1958-1961
58/19 C. L. Seargent lease, 1934-1944
58/20 Sellwood royalty deal, 1949-1959
59/1 Sha-Wa Petroleum Corporation, 1931-1938
59/2 Shell Oil Company
59/3 Shell Oil Company (attorneys contacted regarding)
59/4 Shell Oil Company, 1951-1973
59/5 Shell Oil Company, 1955-1966
59/6 Albert Introcaso simultaneous filings/drawings, 1960-1968
59/7 L.S. Stevenson, 1946-1964
59/8 John Taylor, 1959-1963
59/9 R.B. Walter, attorney, 1930-1957
59/10 Refinery watchmen, M/M Oliver Taylor, 1957-1963
59/11 Stanley Wallbank (Buffalo 03733)
59/12 Bernice Wellington, 1950-1959
59/13 Bernice Wellington, 1939-1965
59/14 Elmer C. Wereb, 1963-1969
59/15 Harold P.W. Wright
59/16 Wyoming 0311041
59/17 Denzil R. Young, 1935-1946
Subseries 3: Financial, 1929-1976
Box/Folder
59/18 Adams Syndicate
59/19 J.A. Adams, 1938
59/20 Balance sheets, 1929-1936
60/1 Check stubs, 1948
60/2 Check stubs, 1949
60/3 Check stubs, 1951
60/4 Check stubs, 1951
60/5 Check stubs, 1952
60/6 Check stubs, 1953
60/7 Check stubs, 1953
60/8 Check stubs, 1954
60/9 Check stubs, 1958
61/1 Financial records, 1929-1945
61/2 Leases, Transcripts, unidentified, 1957-1959
61/3 List of oil and gas leases, 1950-1959
61/4 Quincy Cass Associates, 1960-1961
61/5 Leases, 1976
61/6 Shell Pine Unit, 1950-1967
61/7 Modern Oil - Standard oil and Gas, 1949-1959
61/8 Midwest sale negotiations, 1970
Volume
14 General journal, 1951-1954
Volume
15 General journal, 1952
Volume
16 General ledger, 1929-1939
Subseries 4: Legal, 1924-1970
Box/Folder
61/9 J.H. Adams, Midwest Oil, 1930-1935
61/10 C.M. Adams, 1933-1935
61/11 J.H. Adams, 1931-1938
61/12 Nancy Aides; New Cornelia, 1951-1960
61/13 Banatyne, 1960
61/14 Montana 07141, Wm. R. Boeckl, 1952-1959
61/15 Bardin/Winter, 1930-1960
61/16 Montana 09199, Edwin Bruhns, 1952-1959
61/17 Cedar Creek vs. Fidelity Gas, exhibits, 1935-1957
62/1 Theora E. Gerry-Casey, I, 1928-1957
62/2 Theora E. Gerry-Casey, II, 1928-1957
62/3 Theora E. Gerry-Casey, III, 1928-1957
62/4 Elk Basin, 1937-1944
62/5 Elk Basin, 1937-1945
62/6 Elk Basin, Miscellaneous, 1941-1948
62/7 Elk Basin statements, 1943-1948
62/8 Heckley, Jule, 1941-1966
62/9 Himmerlings, 1957-1959
62/10 Cora Keye, 1947-1951
62/11 Keye, L.S. and Cora, 1928-1953
63/1 Land list, 1928-1957
63/2 Leases and agreements, 1924-1952
63/3 Lease info, 1928-1960
63/4 Lease lists, 1957-1958
63/5 Lease matters, 1936-1957
63/6 Lease matters, 1952-1959
63/7 Lease records, 1946-1957
63/8 Lease title; matters to check, 1932-1970
63/9 Midwest, 1928-1945
64/1 Leases, New Cornelia, 1958-1961
64/2 Montana 020388, Marvel Lowrance, 1954-1959
64/3 MDU, 1968
64/4 Midwest-Mondakota Miscellaneous assignments, 1939-1952
64/5 Marshall Drilling, 1959-1960
64/6 Midland Empire Oil/Cora Keye, 1936
64/7 New Cornelia Copper, 1948-1959
64/8 New Cornelia; Ratliff, 1952-1959
64/9 Oil lease matters, stock matters, organization
64/10 Oler leases, 1928-1941
64/11 Pelowitz, 1952-1964
64/12 Darrell H. Ramsey, 1956-1958
64/13 Ratliff, J. Paul, Crusader Oil and Gas, 1957-1959
64/14 Ratliff, Crusader Oil, 1950-1959
64/15 Royalties bought and sold, Pine unit, 1945-1961
64/16 Royalty assignments, 1928-1963
64/17 Edith P. Sawyer, 1952-1959
64/18 Montana 06998, Edith Peak Sawyer, 1952-1961
64/19 Soap Creek drilling contract, 1959
64/20 Soap Creek matters, 1947-1965
64/21 Bernice Wellington, 1949-1967
65/1 Billings 042014, E.A. Wight, 1957
65/2 Wyoming 01021, 1947-1961
Subseries 5: Organization, 1929-1968
Box/Folder
65/3 Articles of Incorporation
65/4 Articles of Incorporation, minutes
65/5 Corporate records, Midwest Holding Company, 1935-1951
65/6 Corporate records, Midwest Holding Company, 1936-1956
65/7 Drilling contract
65/8 Interstate directors meetings, 1940-1953
65/9 Minutes and waivers, 1968
65/10 Minutes, etc., 1930-1959
65/11 Stock certificates
66/1 Stock certificates
66/2 Stock ledger, 1929-1957
66/3 Solar Oil, Midwest Holding Co, 1959-1962
66/4 Value of lands, 1938
Subseries 6: Reports, 1928-1967
Box/Folder
66/5 Annual reports, 1929-1967
66/6 Baker-Glendive gas and oil field
66/7 Minutes and reports
66/8 Lease info, 1928-1960
66/9 Midwest list, 1930-1948
67/1 Midwest anticline geodata, I, undated
67/2 Midwest anticline geodata, II, undated
67/3 Midwest anticline geodata, III, undated
67/4 Midwest anticline geodata, IV, undated
67/5 Midwest anticline geodata, V, undated
67/6 Midwest anticline geodata, VI, undated
67/7 Midwest anticline geodata, VII, undated
67/8 Midwest anticline geodata, VIII, undated
67/9 Midwest anticline geodata, IX, undated
67/10 Midwest anticline geodata, X, undated
Series XVIII: Modern Oil Company of Montana, Incorporated, 1945-1962
1.5 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Modern Oil Company of Montana, Incorporated, an oil and natural gas development company located in Billings, Montana. The company declared bankruptcy in 1954 and continued operations after reorganization.
Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1953-1958
Box/Folder
67/11 Modern Oil Company, 1953-1954
67/12 Modern Oil Company bankruptcy, 1954-1958
67/13 Modern Oil bills, creditor Correspondence, 1953-1956
67/14 Tom Brown, 1953-1955
67/15 Great Northern Railway freight rates, 1956-1957
67/16 Kelleher vs. Brown, 1954-1957
Subseries 2: Financial, 1945-1962
Box/Folder
67/17 Modern Oil Company, 1945-1956
67/18 Modern Oil Company, 1945-1956
68/1 Modern Oil, check stubs, 1952
68/2 Modern Oil, check stubs, 1953
68/3 Modern Oil, check stubs, 1953
68/4 Modern Oil, check stubs, 1955
68/5 Modern Oil, financial records, 1952-1954
68/6 Financial and tax statements, 1952-1955
68/7 Inventory, 1946-1956
68/8 Modern Oil, trustee in bankruptcy, 1954-1962
Subseries 3: Legal, 1947-1960
Box/Folder
68/9 Agreements, assignments, contracts, 1950-1955
68/10 Carter Oil vs. Wight, 1956-1960
68/11 Great Falls National Bank vs. Modern Oil, 1954-1958
69/1 Modern Oil, Miscellaneous litigation, 1955-1959
69/2 Modern Oil, 1947-1954
69/3 Modern Oil, 1954
69/4 Modern Oil, 1952-1957
69/5 Modern Oil vs. Stanolind Oil, 1959
69/6 Modern/Murphy Corporation, 1954-1959
Subseries 4: Organization, 1952-1957
Box/Folder
69/7 Modern Oil minutes, 1952-1955
69/8 Modern Oil minutes, 1952-1957
69/9 Modern Oil, incorporation, papers, bylaws, minutes, 1952-1957
70/1 Organization, 1952-1957
70/2 Reports, 1952, 1954
70/3 Annual, 1954
Series XIX: Mondakota Development Company/Mondakota Gas Company, 1920-1982 and undated
16.5 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Mondakota Gas Company, an oil and natural gas development company located in Billings, Montana. The company was originally organized as the Mondakota (Montana-Dakota) Development Company and reorganized as the Mondakota Gas Company in 1942.
Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1926-1982
Box/Folder
70/4 General Correspondence, 1941-1955
70/5 General Correspondence, I, 1941-1943
70/6 General Correspondence, II, 1941-1943
70/7 Attorney General, 1958-1965
70/8 General Correspondence, 1941-1964
70/9 General Correspondence, 1942-1943
70/10 General Correspondence, 1943-1969
70/11 General Correspondence, 1943-1945
71/1 General Correspondence, 1944-1947
71/2 General Correspondence, 1948-1967
71/3 General Correspondence, 1948-1952
71/4 General Correspondence, 1950-1959
71/5 General Correspondence, 1950-1958
71/6 General Correspondence, 1952-1958
71/7 Annual reports, 1958-1963
71/8 Askin, George F., 1940-1941
71/9 Attorneys, 1950-1958
71/10 Becker, I, 1930-1950
71/11 Becker, II, 1930-1950
71/12 Becker, McElroy, Reed, etc., 1941-1960
72/1 Becker, I, 1946-1966
72/2 Becker, II, 1946-1966
72/3 Becker, III, 1946-1966
72/4 Becker vs. Mondakota, 1952-1953
72/5 Bockensted, Frank, 1928-1952
72/6 Brown, Sande and Forbes, 1952-1957
72/7 Cedar Creek lands, 1933-1952
72/8 Cedar Creek lands, 1953-1958
72/9 Cheadle, E. K. /Montana Eastern vs. MDU and Shell, 1961-1964
72/10 Derry, Judge Guy, 1967-1969
72/11 Engebregson, 1935-1968
72/12 Erickson, Leif, 1954
72/13 Fairbanks, Alice
72/14 Federal Land Bank, 1950
72/15 Federal Land Bank, 1947-1954
73/1 Finances
73/2 Gas buyers, 1935-1954
73/3 Gas buyers, 1946-1954
73/4 Gas fight, 1949-1963
73/5 Griffith, John, 1951-1956
73/6 Hammer, John L., 1961-1966
73/7 Haney, W. B., 1954-1958
73/8 Herriott, Ralph L., 1957-1958
73/9 Huntington - MDU, 1936-1954
73/10 Hutchinson/Mike Mansfield/Mondakota relief
73/11 Hutchinson, H. L., 1951-1956
73/12 Hutchinson
73/13 Income tax, 1954-1966
74/1 Industrial Gas Company, 1955-1956
74/2 Interstate Gas Company
74/3 Interstate Gas Company, 1949-1955
74/4 Interstate Gas Company, 1949-1955
74/5 Letters to Washington, D.C., 1955-1966
74/6 Mosk, Fred, 1951-1970
74/7 McElroy
74/8 McElroy
74/9 Mondakota vs. E. R. McElroy
74/10 McElroy, E. R.
74/11 McElroy, 1951-1953
74/12 McElroy, list of leases, 1952-1956
74/13 Miscellaneous Mondakota matters
74/14 Miscellaneous data useful for proposed litigation
75/1 McElroy, Industrial Gas Company, quit claims, 1953-1954
75/2 Miscellaneous MDU matters
75/3 MDU, 1931, 1936, 1940, 1970, 1974
75/4 Mondakota vs. MDU, 1932-1946
75/5 MDU rate matters, 1940-1941
75/6 Mondakota vs. MDU, 1948-1952
75/7 Mondakota vs. MDU, 1952
75/8 Mondakota vs. MDU, 1953
75/9 Mondakota vs. MDU, 1957-1962
75/10 MDU Miscellaneous, 1931-1950
75/11 MDU tariff matters, 1933-1953
75/12 Merlin, L. E., 1948-1959
75/13 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1947-1974
75/14 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1931-1962
76/1 Norskog case, 1950-1971
76/2 North Dakota common carrier laws, 1933-1935
76/3 Pipeline right of way
76/4 Picotto, attorney, 1965-1969
76/5 Railroad, 1926-1951
76/6 Rate matters, 1949-1966
76/7 Rates, 1944-1969
76/8 Relief bill, 1978-1980
76/9 RFC loan application, 1949-1950
76/10 Reed, Collins - Fillner, Pitet
76/11 Reed, Collins
76/12 Reed, Collins, 1950-1979
76/13 Reed, Collins, 1963-1980
76/14 Government relief legislation
76/15 Government relief legislation
76/16 Government relief bill, S-1802
76/17 Government relief legislation
77/1 Government relief legislation, 1951-1962
77/2 Government relief legislation, stockholders, 1949-1974
77/3 Sanders, C. T. (attorney), 1953-1956
77/4 Government relief info./Melcher Correspondence, 1953-1982
77/5 SEC, 1941-1944
77/6 SEC, I, 1942-1943
77/7 SEC, II, 1942-1943
77/8 SEC, III, 1942-1943
77/9 Shell Oil Company, 1950-1963
77/10 Shell Oil Company, 1954-1966
77/11 Singleton, Oliver (AFL-CIO), 1966-1968
77/12 SBA, 1963
78/1 Papers from Chadwick Smith to Warner case, 1959-1964
78/2 Speer, Ira, 1954-1956
78/3 Stockholders Association, 1947-1970
78/4 Stockholders (lost), detective agencies, 1949-1963
78/5 Stroud, Tom, 1953
78/6 Summers, William G., 1962-1965
78/7 Swallow, George, 1953-1954
78/8 Tariff matters, 1949-1952
78/9 Tax loss data, 1951-1970
78/10 Tedrick, J. R.
78/11 Tedrick, J. R.
78/12 U.S. Corporation Company/Mondakota, 1953-1958
78/13 Wagner, Raymond, 1949-1950
78/14 Walker, L. M., 1923-1959
78/15 War Dept./Quartermaster contract issues
78/16 Warner case, 1942-1972
78/17 Western gas producers, 1953-1954
79/1 Williams, H. DeWorth, 1968-1970
79/2 Williams, H. DeWorth, 1973-1977
79/3 Williams, H. DeWorth, 1979, 1981, 1982
Subseries 2: Financial, 1926-1982
Box/Folder
79/4 Statements
79/5 Financial Records, 1936-1951
79/6 Financial Records, 1942-1950
79/7 Financial Records, 1948-1956
79/8 Financial Records, 1950-1956
79/9 Financial Records, 1952-1959
79/10 Financial Records, 1953-1954
79/11 Bullis reports, 1948-1949
79/12 Debts and obligations, 1953
79/13 Eastern Clay Products, 1950-1954
79/14 Expense account statements, 1942-1953
79/15 Gas statements, 1947
79/16 Industrial Gas and Mondakota contracts, 1954
79/17 Industrial Gas and Mondakota, 1954
80/1 Leases owned by Mondakota
80/2 Loan application, May, 1950
80/3 License tax return, 1950-1953
80/4 Loans, 1942-1954
80/5 Loans, I, 1947-1950
80/6 Loans, II, 1947-1950
80/7 McElroy, 1950-1964
80/8 MDU monthly reports, 1961-1965
80/9 Payroll report, 1948-1951
80/10 Montana reports, I, 1942-1969
80/11 Montana reports, II, 1942-1969
80/12 Royalties sold, 1952-1954
80/13 Settlement, refinery creditors, 1949-1967
80/14 Old MDU statements, 1934-1939
81/1 Tariff, 1950-1957
81/2 Late tax loss material, 1951-1962
81/3 Tax loss material, 1951-1972
81/4 Warner
81/5 Working papers, 1942-1953
Volume
17 Lease record
Volume
18 Capital stock ledger, 1942-1969
Subseries 3: Legal, 1920-1982
Box/Folder
81/6 Abstracts
81/7 Affidavits
81/8 Agreements
81/9 Armstrong, 1938
81/10 Assignment of interest, 1951-1956
81/11 Assignments to Midwest, 1951
81/12 Assignments to Midwest, 1946-1955
81/13 Bechtold, V. Ernest and Irene, 1950-1951
81/14 Becker, Frank - assignments, contracts, etc., 1943-1966
81/15 Becker - contract
82/1 Becker, Cedar Creek, 1940-1969
82/2 Becker, 1941-1953
82/3 Becker, 1941-1973
82/4 Becker, 1964-1968
82/5 Becker, I, 1940-1942
82/6 Becker, II, 1940-1942
82/7 Becker, transcript on appeal, 1967
83/1 Bonds, 1949-1954
83/2 Bowen, Earl, 1942
83/3 Brief of Industrial Gas Company, 1954
83/4 Cedar Creek
83/5 Cedar Creek, 1956-1969
83/6 Cedar Creek, 1930-1957
83/7 Cedar Creek, 1934, 1953, 1959
83/8 Cedar Creek, 1930-1963
83/9 Cedar Creek vs. Fidelity, 1951-1953
83/10 Case #1530, civil case #571
83/11 Case #16736, Becker, 1941
83/12 Culbo fee, 1946-1952
84/1 Complaints and judgments
84/2 Contracts/Tarries
84/3 Contracts and amendments, 1951-1954
84/4 Contracts, Becker, etc., 1945-1954
84/5 Court decisions and litigation matters
84/6 Demand and inspection, 1950-1958
84/7 Dougherty state lease, 1935-1961
84/8 Dougherty lease, 1949-1954
84/9 Duncan, Richard, 1920-1965
84/10 Engebregson, Daryl
84/11 Federal Land Bank, 1947
84/12 Federal Land Bank, 1951-1952
84/13 Federal Power Commission
84/14 Federal Power Commission, 1935-1936
84/15 Federal Power Commission, 1938-1949
84/16 Federal Power Commission, 1948
84/17 Gas, Federal Power Commission orders, 1938-1967
85/1 Federal Power Commission, I
85/2 Federal Power Commission, II
85/3 Federal Power Commission
85/4 Federal Power Commission, 1934-1952
85/5 Federal Power Commission, 1939-1967
85/6 Federal Power Commission, rate matters, 1949-1950
85/7 Federal Power Commission, releases, 1942-1954
85/8 Federal Power Commission, 1953-1954
85/9 Federal Power Commission, Capital Gas, 1938-1959
85/10 Federal Power Commission, 1948-1951
85/11 Federal Power Commission, 1944
86/1 Griffith, et. al., 1950-1952
86/2 Federal Power Commission, Industrial Gas, 1949-1955
86/3 Heckley, Jule M., 1942-1949
86/4 Heckley, Jule M., 1942-1950
86/5 Heckley, Jule M., 1940-1958
86/6 Industrial Gas, data and litigation materials, 1954, 1956
86/7 Industrial Gas, FPC briefs, 1920-1955
86/8 Industrial Gas, complaints, 1954-1955
86/9 Industrial Gas, 1953-1966
86/10 Industrial Gas, 1954-1959
86/11 Industrial Gas, 1942-1965
86/12 Industrial Gas/Walker lease, 1953-1954
86/13 Watt, Joyce, 1946-1952
86/14 Kreager lease, 1945-1947
86/15 Lease information
86/16 Lease, I, 1926-1957
87/1 Lease, 1950-1954
87/2 Oil and gas leases, 1945-1969
87/3 Leases, 1939-1952
87/4 Lease, II, 1926-1957
87/5 Lease agreements, 1948-1954
87/6 Lease agreements, I, 1936-1954
87/7 Lease agreements, II, 1936-1954
87/8 Lease agreements, 1950-1953
87/9 Lease matters and assignments, 1936-1967
87/10 Lease matters and assignments, 1931-1963
88/1 Oil lease matters
88/2 Oil lease matters, 1926-1961
88/3 Oil lease matters/contracts
88/4 Lease, 1942-1950
88/5 Matters pending before Judge Smith
88/6 McElroy matters, 1952-1953
88/7 McElroy matters, I, 1949-1954
88/8 McElroy matters, II, 1949-1954
88/9 McElroy matters, III, 1949-1954
89/1 McElroy
89/2 McElroy - Collins Reed
89/3 McElroy - Markey, 1940-1956
89/4 McElroy matters, 1953-1971
89/5 McElroy, 1953-1959
89/6 Meridian lease, 1945
89/7 Miscellaneous cases
89/8 Materials selected by JM for examination
89/9 Miscellaneous matters, 1943-1973
89/10 Miscellaneous, 1949-1953
89/11 John Wight deposition, 1957
89/12 John Wight deposition, Vol. II, 1949
90/1 John Wight deposition, Vol. I, 1949
90/2 John Wight deposition, Vol. II, 1949
90/3 MDU
90/4 MDU
90/5 MDU
90/6 Wight exhibition, 1937-1940
90/7 MDU, 1939-1966
90/8 MDU, 1939-1966
90/9 MDU, 1939-1966
91/1 MDU, 1964
91/2 MDU
91/3 MDU
91/4 MDU
91/5 MDU
91/6 MDU (common carrier issues)
91/7 MDU (reply brief), 1944
91/8 MDU (FPC opinion), 1946
91/9 MDU, 1946-1950
91/10 MDU, 1949
91/11 MDU, I, 1950-1951
91/12 MDU, John Wight deposition, Vol. I, 1949
92/1 MDU, John Wight deposition, Vol. II, 1949
92/2 MDU, John Wight deposition, 1949
92/3 MDU, transport of natural gas and fixing reasonable rate
92/4 MDU, affidavits of John Wight, 1939-1966
92/5 MDU, 8th circuit court decision, 1948
92/6 MDU, 1957-1965
92/7 MDU, II, 1950-1951
92/8 MDU, 1943-1947
92/9 MDU, 1935-1962
92/10 MDU, 1962
92/11 MDU court opinions, decisions, orders, 1946-1953
92/12 MDU, FPC rate matters, I, 1949-1955
92/13 MDU, FPC rate matters, II, 1949-1955
93/1 MDU, 1950-1960
93/2 MDU, 1941-1949
93/3 MDU, FPC proceedings, I, 1939
93/4 MDU, FPC proceedings, II, 1939
93/5 MDU, FPC proceedings, III, 1939
93/6 Miscellaneous legal documents, 1969-1976
93/7 vs. Norskog, 1966-1968
93/8 North Dakota CC pipeline laws, 1946-1964
93/9 Northern Pacific Railroad, 1943-1947
94/1 Norskog matters, 1962-1969
94/2 Ohlrich, Walter, 1941-1952
94/3 Old rate matters, 1947
94/4 operating agreements, 1927-1964
94/5 Petitions for rates, 1950-1962
94/6 "Plevnall assignments and leases, 1936-1953
94/7 Reed, Collins, 1934-1965
94/8 Releases, assignments, agreements
94/9 Reed, Collins, 1964-1966
94/10 Reed, Collins
94/11 Reed, Collins, MDU, Shell OI1, 1952-1965
94/12 Reed, Collins, 1964-1982
95/1 Repeal of common carrier provisions, 1957
95/2 Smith, 1937-1952
95/3 Smith, H. C.
95/4 Smith, Russell, Federal Judge
95/5 SEC, Snively deposition, I, 1943
95/6 SEC, Snively deposition, II, 1943
95/7 San Francisco Circuit Court of Appeals, 1949-1965
95/8 Service contracts, MDU, 1940-1951
95/9 Smith, Chadwick, 1959-1963
95/10 Stanolind oil and Gas/Karl and Eliz. Hepperte, 1950-1951
95/11 Supreme Court and other court decisions, rate fights, 1948, 1950-1951
95/12 Swallow, George, 1953-1962
95/13 Thompson, Don, 1954-1970
95/14 Voting trust agreements, 1942-1954
95/15 Walker lease, 1927-1969
96/1 vs. Frank A. Warner
96/2 Warner case exhibits
96/3 Warner case - Mondakota vs. Becker
96/4 MDU, 1920-1954
96/5 Williams, H. DeWorth, 1965-1972
96/6 C. W. Smith affidavit
Subseries 4: Organization, 1923-1981
Box/Folder
96/7 Minutes, 1941-1981
96/8 Minutes, 1979-1981
96/9 Organization
96/10 Stockholders, 1942-1954
96/11 Organization, 1941-1943
96/12 Organization, 1944
96/13 Organization, 1944
96/14 Organization, 1945-1947
97/1 Notices to stockholders, 1949-1954
97/2 Organization, 1940-1957
97/3 Organization, 1940-1954
97/4 Articles of Incorporation
97/5 Organization
97/6 Organization
97/7 Organization
97/8 Organization, 1953-1955
97/9 Organization
97/10 Organization, 1953-1962
97/11 Prospectus
97/12 Stock certificate schedule, 1949
97/13 Stockholder lists, 1942-1969
97/14 Reports, 1950
97/15 Reports, 1977-1979
97/16 E. Byers Emrick, consulting geologist
98/1 Federal Power Commission, 1938-1945
98/2 History, natural gas transportation, 1950
98/3 Lease rentals due, 1940-1954
98/4 Leases, lists, 1923-1951
98/5 Reply to Janofsky report, 1953
98/6 Reports, 1953-1954
98/7 MDU, 1953-1954
98/8 Stockholders, 1981
98/9 Stockholders, 1950-1955
98/10 Reports, 1963-1968
98/11 Gas pipeline fight, 1949-1952
98/12 Clippings, 1922-1962
98/13 Miscellany
Series XX: Montana Coin and Gem Company, 1957
3 folders
This series contains organizational papers for the Montana Coin and Gem Company, a company buying and selling a variety of collectible items. The company was organized in Billings, Montana, in 1957.
Box/Folder
99/1 Minutes
99/2 Organization
99/3 Miscellany
Series XXI: Montana Consolidated Gas Companies, 1928
2 folders
This series contains organizational papers for the Montana Consolidated Gas Companies, an oil and gas prospecting and development company headquartered in Great Falls, Montana.
Box/Folder
99/4 Agreement, 1928
99/5 Articles of Incorporation
Series XXII: Montana Eastern Pipeline Company, 1926-1973
1.5 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for Montana Eastern Pipeline Company, Incorporated, an oil and natural gas development and transportation company located in Billings, Montana.
Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1926-1968
Box/Folder
99/6 1928-1931
99/7 1931-1951
99/8 1934
99/9 1940-1943
99/10 Engebregson, 1965
99/11 Atlantic Pacific, 1935-1936
99/12 Barstow, J. L., 1931-1940
99/13 Carter, Clarence W., 1928-1955
99/14 Cedar Creek, 1955-1963
99/15 Common carrier, 1933-1968
99/16 Daly, Margaret, 1926-1939
99/17 Department of Interior, rate matters, 1931-1951
99/18 MDU, 1930-1936
99/19 MDU, 1939
99/20 MDU, 1955
100/1 Natural gas matters, I, 1930-1946
100/2 Natural gas matters, II, 1930-1946
100/3 MDU, 1933
100/4 MDU, 1937-1939
100/5 Rate matters, 1933-1935
Subseries 2: Financial, 1931-1937
Box/Folder
100/6 1931-1935
100/7 1931-1937
100/8 Operating agreements, 1934-1935
Subseries 3: Legal, 1926-1970
Box/Folder
100/9 Miscellaneous
100/10 Miscellaneous
100/11 Legal Documents, 1931-1937
100/12 Legal Documents, 1931-1941
100/13 Legal Documents, 1942-1970
100/14 Cheadle, 1964
100/15 Contracts, 1931-1961
100/16 DeCosse Blue Printing agreement, 1927-1930
100/17 Fidelty Gas Company agreement, 1934
101/1 Findlater, John, 1933-1935
101/2 Gas purchase agreements, 1926-1963
101/3 Litigation, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1963, 1967
101/4 Litigation matters, 1928-1959
101/5 vs. MDU, 1938
101/6 vs. MDU, 1935-1944
101/7 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1928-1966
101/8 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1928-1966
101/9 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1934-1963
101/10 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1962-1964
101/11 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1965
101/12 Talmadge, Nolan
101/13 Talmadge, Nolan
101/14 Teters, Percy, 1931-1963
101/15 Teters, Percy
101/16 Teters, Percy E.
Subseries 4: Organization, 1931-1973
Box/Folder
102/1 1931-1940
102/2 1937-1968
102/3 Capital stock certificates, 1932-1940
102/4 Organization, 1973
Series XXIII: New Cornelia Extension Copper Corporation, 1957-1976
4 folders
This series contains correspondence from the New Cornelia Extension Copper Corporation, a mineral exploration and extraction company centered in Lovell, Wyoming.
Box/Folder
102/5 Hoyt, 1957-1958
102/6 Ratliff, 1958-1975
102/7 Olsen, Milo, 1963-1976
102/8 State of Wyoming, 1957-1958
Series XXIV: Northern Gas Producers Association, 1931
1 folder
This series contains organizational records from the Northern Gas Producers Association, a natural gas development and delivery enterprise operating in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Box/Folder
102/9 Organization
Series XXV: North Star Refining Company, 1947-1959
2 folders
This series contains organizational records from the North Star Refining Company, an oil and gas development and refining operation head quartered in Billings, Montana.
Box/Folder
102/10 Shelby refinery, 1952-1959
102/11 Shelby refinery, 1947
Series XXVI: Rocky Mountain Pacific Oil Company, 1925-1928
2 folders
This series contains correspondence and organizational records from the Rocky Mountain Pacific Oil Company, an oil prospecting company centered in Billings, Montana, but developing resources throughout North America.
Box/Folder
102/12 Zinn, A. 0. and Ralph Arnold, 1925-1928
102/13 Organization
Series XXVII: Rocky Mountain Royalty Company, 1927-1937
1.0 linear feet
This series contains organizational papers for the Rocky Mountain Royalty Company, an asset holding company centered in Miles City and Billings, Montana.
Box/Folder
102/14 Stock certificates
102/15 Organization, 1927-1929
102/16 Annual, 1932
Volume
1 Stock certificates (1-100), 1927
Volume
2 Stock certificates (101-200), 1927
Volume
3 Stock certificates (201-304), 1927-1928
Volume
4 Stock certificates (305-404), 1928-1929
Volume
5 Stock certificates (405-504), 1928-1929
Volume
6 Stock certificates (505-607), 1929
Volume
7 Stock certificates (608-705), 1929
Volume
8 Stock certificates (706-716), 1929-1937
Series XXVIII: Solar Oil and Refining Company, 1939-1983
2.0 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers for the Solar Oil and Refining Company, an oil and natural gas development operation located in Billings, Montana. Solar Oil and Refining Company purchased the assets of the Sunray Oil Company (Series XXX) in 1946.
Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1939-1983
Box/Folder
103/1 Alden, Fred, 1942-1966
103/2 Barry and Richardson, engineers, 1961-1962
103/3 Brooke, Bob, 1960-1961
103/4 Butterfield, Mary, I, 1953-1970
103/5 Butterfield, II, 1969-1974
103/6 Butterfield, III, 1952-1969
103/7 Butterfield, IV, 1961-1979
103/8 Butterfield, Gordon, 1976-1977
103/9 Drew, Carl, 1954
103/10 Drilling contract, well logs, 1939-1960
103/11 Foster, Charles, Soap Creek, 1961-1977
103/12 Fuller, Frank, 1962
103/13 Hoover, David P., Soap Creek, 1942-1969
103/14 Luther, Glenn, 1959-1961
103/15 McGlothlin, 1950-1959
103/16 McGlothlin, 1950-1960
103/17 McGlothlin drilling deal, 1959-1961
103/18 Norsworthy, Clarence, 1962-1965
103/19 Petroleum Products Refining and Producing, 1947-1955
103/20 Scoville, Soap Creek, 1960-1966
104/1 Scoville, H. J., 1964-1983
104/2 Soap Creek drilling
104/3 Soap Creek field, 1942-1963
104/4 Soap Creek well, 1960-1983
104/5 Soap Creek, old and Miscellaneous
104/6 Soap Creek operations, 1959-1961
104/7 Soap Creek, Phillips Petroleum Company, 1950
104/8 Taylor, George, 1959-1960
104/9 Wagner, Edward, Shelby plant, 1961-1964
104/10 Miscellaneous
Subseries 2: Financial, 1939-1963
Box/Folder
104/11 Statements, 1947-1951
104/12 Check stubs, 1956
104/13 Check stubs, 1939-1955
104/14 Check stubs, 1948-1955
104/15 Check stubs, 1952-1963
105/1 Statements, 1950-1943
105/2 Statements, 1950-1953
105/3 Statements, 1962
Subseries 3: Legal, 1941-1983
Box/Folder
105/4 Assignments, Soap Creek, 1959-1960
105/5 Legal Documents, 1950
105/6 Big Snowy Drilling, 1962
105/7 Caney, Donald G., 1961
105/8 King, George, 1950-1952
105/9 Fernando Oil and Refinery Company, 1958-1959
105/10 Chessher, H. B., 1961-1964
105/11 Crow reservation mining lease, 1954
105/12 Indian office, Soap Creek matter, 1941-1949
105/13 Petroleum Products Refining and Producing Company, 1950-1956
105/14 Property taxes/Butterfield account, 1952-1975
105/15 Scoville, Soap Creek, 1960-1966
105/16 Scoville, H. J., 1964-1983
105/17 Spring Mont Oil Corporation, Soap Creek, 1954-1955
105/18 Texas-Calgary Company, 1950-1955
105/19 vs. Tex Star, 1965
105/20 Treasure State Oi1, 1947-1950
Subseries 4: Organization, 1939-1969
Box/Folder
105/21 Minutes, 1949-1954
105/22 Minutes, 1949-1968
106/1 Minutes, 1967-1969
106/2 Articles of Incorporation and stockholder list
106/3 Annual reports, 1968-1969
106/4 Organization, 1939-1946
106/5 Organization, 1940-1942
106/6 Stock certificates, 1969
106/7 Stock certificates
106/8 Photographs
106/9 Reports, 1963
Series XXIX: S-W Company, 1934-1980
0.25 linear feet
This series includes financial and organizational papers from the S-W Company, a property holding company located in Billings, Montana.
Box/Folder
107/1 Shell Oil Company, 1951-1966
107/2 MDU, 1962-1963
107/3 Tax information, 1960
107/4 Cedar Creek anticline, 1934-1942
107/5 Coop unit plan of development, Cedar Creek anticline
107/6 Oil and gas assignments, 1935-1968
107/7 vs. Shell Oil Company, 1973-1974
107/8 vs. Schwenk, Shell oil Company
107/9 Reports, 1956-1980
Series XXX: Sunray Oil Company, 1939-1945
2 folders
This series contains two folders of legal papers regarding the Sunray Oil Company, an oil and natural gas development operation located in Billings, Montana. All company assets were sold to the Solar Oil and Refining Company in 1946.
Box/Folder
107/10 Legal documents, Pepperdine, George, 1941-1945
107/11 Legal documents, Pepperdine, George, 1939-1942
Series XXXI: Thousand Palms Oasis Development Corporation, 1947-1982
2.0 linear feet
This series includes correspondence, financial, legal, and organizational papers from the Thousand Palms Oasis Development Corporation, a resort property development operation in Palm Springs, California.
Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1947-1981
Box/Folder
107/12 Brochures and development information
107/13 Lewis, Ed, 1958-1960
107/14 Lewis, Ed, 1957-1963
107/15 Lewis, Ed, 1960-1971
107/16 Lewis, Ed, 1956-1975
108/1 Dart resorts, 1977-1981
108/2 Dart Industries
108/3 Dude ranch, investment inquiries, 1953
108/4 Delaware Secretary of State
108/5 Gray, Michael M., Nationwide Features Syndicate, 1957
108/6 Resort inquiries
108/7 Silver, Bill, 1958-1965
108/8 Stock resale, 1968
108/9 Subdivision project, 1957-1962
108/10 Tax information, 1981
108/11 U.S. Corporation Company, 1954-1959
108/12 Wilhelm, Paul, 1954-1960
108/13 Wilhelm, Paul, 1953-1957
108/14 Wilhelm, Paul, 1947-1973
108/15 Wilhelm, Paul, 1953-1973
108/16 Wilhelm, Paul, 1953-1973
109/1 Wilhelm, Paul, 1958-1980
109/2 Investment inquiries
109/3 Water rights-Turf Club Track
Subseries 2: Financial, 1957-1975
Box/Folder
109/4 Accounting data, 1957-1961
109/5 Statements, 1958-1974
109/6 Statements, 1969-1975
109/7 Financial Records, 1957-1975
109/8 Tax returns, 1957-1975
Subseries 3: Legal, 1952-1982
Box/Folder
109/9 Legal Documents, 1981-1982
109/10 Contracts, 1958-1974
109/11 Dissolution
109/12 Dissolution
109/13 Legal Documents
110/1 Legal Documents
110/2 Lease and deed matters, 1952-1974
110/3 Lease and deed matters, 1957-1968
110/4 Water rights
Subseries 4: Organization, 1955
Box/Folder
110/5 Minutes
110/6 Minutes
111/1 Organization
111/2 Stock certificates
111/3 Clippings
111/4 Miscellany
111/5 Maps, data
111/6 Miscellany, 1955
Series XXXII: Utah Natural Gas Company, 1949-1952
2 folders
This series contains two folders of organizational papers for the Utah Natural Gas Company, natural gas prospecting and development operation centered in Carson City, Nevada.
Box/Folder
111/7 Stock certificates, 1949-1952
111/8 Organization, 1949-1952
Series XXXIII: Wight Investment and Holding Company, 1981
2 folders
This series contains two folders of legal and organizational papers for the Wight Investment and Holding Company, a general holding company for real estate, agricultural supply, and mining exploration investments around Billings, Montana. The corporation was originally organized as the Wight Investment Company in 1931 and was reorganized as the Wight Investment and Holding Company in 1981.
Box/Folder
111/9 Legal Documents, 1981
111/10 Organization, 1981
Series XXXIV: W-L Land and Livestock Company, 1940
1 folder
This series contains one folder of organizational papers for the W-L Land and Livestock Company, a general holding company for real estate, agricultural supply, and mining exploration investments around Billings, Montana.
Box/Folder
111/11 Organization
Series XXXV: Wight Oil and Refining Company, 1978-1980
2 folders
This series contains two folders of financial and organizational papers for the Oil and Refining Company, a corporation John Wight organized late in 1978 to consolidate several of his lingering investment holdings. The company was centered in Billings, Montana, and consolidated a variety of investments ranging from oil and gas leases, refining operations, and resort property developments.
Box/Folder
111/12 Sale of Shelby Refinery, 1980
111/13 Organization, 1978
Series XXXVI: Lewistown Natural Gas Company, Central Montana Pipe Line Company, Central Montana Production Company, 1930
1 bound volume
This series consists of one bound volume containing legal correspondence, mineral and property lease agreements, articles of incorporation, and by-laws for the Lewistown Natural Gas Company (parent corporation), the Central Montana Pipe Line Company (utility distribution), and the Central Montana Production Company (natural gas refining). The Lewistown Natural Gas Company negotiated contracts to locate and develop natural gas reserves in central Montana, supply natural gas utilities to the town of Lewistown, and manage the area distribution network.
Volume
22 Articles of Incorporation, etc., 1930
Series XXXVII: Plat Books, undated
3 oversize volumes
This series contains three oversize plat books of Montana properties owned or leased by John Wight and his various investment ventures.
Volume
23 Various Montana holdings
24 Various Montana holdings
25 Various Montana holdings
Series XXXVIII: Artifacts, undated
2 items
This series contains two company seal stamps, the Capital Gas Corporation and the Rocky Mountian Royalty Company.
220:1: Capital Gas Corporation
220:2: Rocky Mountain Royalty Company

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    • Subject Terms :
    • Gas companies -- Montana
    • Petroleum industry and trade--Montana
    • Petroleum pipelines--Law and legislation--United States
    • Petroleum--Prospecting -- Montana
    • Petroleum--Prospecting -- Wyoming
    • Real estate development -- Montana
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Business records -- Montana
    • Personal papers -- Montana
      • Occupations :
      • Businessmen--Montana --Billings
      • Other Creators :
      • Capital Gas Corporation
      • Central Montana Pipe Line Company
      • Central Montana Production Company
      • Desert Cove Properties, Inc.
      • Exco, Inc.
      • Industrial Gas Company
      • Interior Royalty Corporation
      • Interstate Natural Gas Company
      • John Wight, Incorporated
      • Lewistown Natural Gas Company
      • Marvel Petroleum Corporation
      • Midwest Holding Company
      • Modern Oil Company of Montana
      • Mondakota Development Company
      • Mondakota Gas Company
      • Montana Coin and Gem Company
      • Montana Consolidated Gas Companies
      • Montana Eastern Pipe Line Company
      • New Cornelia Extension Copper Corporation
      • North Star Refining Company
      • Northern Gas Producers Association
      • Rocky Mountain Pacific Oil Company
      • Rocky Mountain Royalty Company
      • Solar Oil and Refining Company
      • Sunray Oil Company
      • S-W Company
      • Thousand Palms Oasis Development Corporation
      • Utah Natural Gas Company
      • Wight Investment & Holding Company
      • W-L Land and Livestock Company

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