John Ferguson papers, 1911-1964 Rauner Manuscript MS-801

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John Ferguson papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-801

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.75 linear ft., 2 boxes


The papers of John Ferguson consist of notebooks, grade records, photographs, correspondence and alumni awards related to his studies at Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Letters written home while on active duty in France during from World War I are also included.

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Copyright on this material has not been evaluated. You are free to use this material in any way that is permitted by copyright that applies to your use.

Introduction to the Collection

John Ferguson (1893-1973). Dartmouth Class of 1915. The collection contains papers concerning Ferguson's student years at Dartmouth, including a geology notebook, grade records, and photographs. Additionally, photographs, printed materials and letters written home while on active service in France during World War I chronicle Ferguson's time as a soldier.


John L. Ferguson was born in 1893 at Holyoke, Mass. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1915, and attended Harvard University and the University of Tulsa graduate school. In 1928, he moved to Tulsa and joined the Amerada Petroleum Corporation as a geophysical geologist. He left Amerada in 1950, for Deep Rock Oil Corporation where he became head of exploration. In 1954, he joined the Buffalo Oil Corporation where he served until his retirement in 1961. Ferguson died on July 13, 1973.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1911-1919

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Dartmouth College: Geology notebook, 1914
  • Folder: 2, Dartmouth College: Grade records, 1911-1915
  • Folder: 3, Dartmouth College: Photographs, 1911-1915
  • Folder: 4, Dartmouth College: Alumni Awards, 1955-1964
  • Folder: 5, Dartmouth College: Reunion photographs, undated
  • Folder: 7, World War I: Letters, January, 1918
  • Folder: 8, World War I: Letters, February, 1918
  • Folder: 6, Harvard University: Correspondence, 1916-1917
  • Folder: 9, World War I: Letters, March, 1918
  • Folder: 10, World War I: Letters, April, 1918
  • Folder: 11, World War I: Letters, May, 1918
  • Folder: 12, World War I: Letters, June, 1918
  • Folder: 13, World War I: Letters, July, 1918
  • Folder: 14, World War I: Letters, August, 1918
  • Folder: 15, World War I: Letters, September, 1918
  • Folder: 16, World War I: Letters, October, 1918
  • Folder: 17, World War I: Letters, November, 1918
  • Folder: 18, World War I: Letters, December, 1918
  • Folder: 19, World War I: Letters, March, 1919
  • Folder: 20, World War I: Letters, April, 1919
  • Folder: 21, World War I: Letters, May, 1919
  • Folder: 22, World War I: Letters, June-July, 1919
  • Folder: 23, World War I: Letters, Photographs, undated

Box: 2, 1918-1925

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, World War I: Pamphlets, 1918-1919
  • Folder: 2, Notebook, 1925
  • Folder: 3, Miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 4, Miscellaneous-Mother's 2 star flag, undated

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