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Report on Athabaska oil sands, 1942Rauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-7

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Report on Athabaska oil sands

Call Number:

Rauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-7

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft., 1 box


Abasand Oils Limited (1935-1945). The collection contains a report prepared by Abasand Oils Limited for the Board of Economic Warfare on the Canadian Athabaska oil sands.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The report of the Abasand Oils Limited company entitled "Athabaska Oil Sands," was prepared by the company for the Board of Economic Warfare. It includes, memoranda, letters and estimates on the potential of the oil sands.

Institutional History

Abasand Oils Ltd. started producing oil from the large oil sands deposits in the Horse River valley, Alberta, Canada in September 1936. The plant operated for five years when a fire destroyed the powerhouse. The plant was rebuilt and continued to operate until 1945, when yet another fire devastate the plant. The plant was never operational again.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1942

Access Restrictions


"Athabaska Oil Sands-Material for Board of Economic Warfare," submitted by Abasand Oils Limited, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, typescript carbon

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