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Reminiscences of Virgil B. Guthrie : oral history, 1956.

Creator: Guthrie, Virgil V., 1886-1968.
Project: McGraw-Hill project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 41 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Publishing executive.

Scope and Contents

Success of Platt publications on oil: Warren Platt as editor, services during World War II, staff reporters, organization of National Independent Oil Marketers Association, efficiency introduced in oil industry by Platt, "privy news," oil price reporting and origins of OILGRAM; expansion of NATIONAL PETROLEUM NEWS; oil on Indian reservations in Oklahoma; PETRPLEUM PROCESSING; Platt's reaction to Teapot Dome scandal; Petroleum Administration Board under National Industrial Recovery Act; reporting oil prices during Roosevelt Administration; growth of oil industry; background of editors at McGraw-Hill.


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