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Title: Thomas E. Levi - Northwest Mapping Company

Dates: 1880s-1980

Collection Number: 10957

Quantity: 27.25 feet

Abstract: Consists of correspondence, original maps created by Mr. Levi, and sold to the oil companies and speculators-arranged by region, county, and fields, copies of the land ownership records on microform, soundings of individual oil wells arranged alphabetically and copies of the soundings unarranged, federal survey of each county, USGS, BLM & Corps of Engineers (copies); Hunting and fishing maps; architectural blueprints; posters (State Tourism); index cards -have well information, and miscellaneous maps.

Provenance:
The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Thomas E. Levi - Northwest Mapping Company Records from Thomas C. Levi in May 2006.

Property Rights:
The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collection: Veterans History Project interview #1413 with Thomas Levi. Includes his reminiscences of military service and photographs on cd.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH – from his obituary in the Bismarck Tribune, September 21, 2008

Thomas E. Levi was born September 4, 1918 in Altus, Arkansas, near Fort Smith. He lived with his parents and four sisters until after the Great Depression, at which time he moved to Houston. There he began working in the oil industry and attended the University of Houston for engineering.

He served in the 814th Engineering Battalion, Aviation Division during the North Africa and Italy campaigns in WWII. He served in Rome during its reconstruction and put his engineering experience into use.  The division was originally formed to construct airfields and provide engineering support for the front line forces. It was a quiet, somewhat secretive battalion whose troops tried to blend into the locality. This allowed then to survey lands during the day and build airfields at night for the Army Air Corps, and early incarnation of the U.S. Air Force.

His military service was a source of pride for Tom, and during his 2006 visit to Bismarck, he participated in the Veteran’ History Project sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Being able to contribute to this project was especially important to Tom. He was a photographer for his “B” company, and possessed hundreds of original photographs and negatives, local memorabilia and a written history of his service. As those who knew Tom remember, he tended to be a “collector”; he and his then fiancée, Harriet, kept the hundreds of letters they sent each other during his time in the Army – a true history of his service and their times.

After World War II, Tom returned to Houston and joined Zingery Mapping Company in 1945. The company was a leader in the independent oil and mineral mapping industry in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Quickly after being hired, he became Zingery Mapping’s business manager. Once his future was secured, he married Harriet Triece in 1946. They remained in Houston during the city’s expansion and boom – as the population grew to over 500,000.

In the late 1940s, oil was discovered in North Dakota. Tom started looking to North Dakota as the next place for a major oil boom in the U.S. During that time he visited North Dakota repeatedly to gather information on the state and local industry, and mineral rights ownership.

In 1950, Tom, Harriet, and their children moved to Bismarck and opened the Northwest Mapping Company. The business was patterned upon the Zingery Mapping Company. He drew on both his experience at Zingery Mapping and as an engineer during WWII. His business would evolve along with the changing times in Bismarck. It expanded into a blueprinting service for local architecture, engineering, and construction firms. He also developed a series of North Dakota hunting and fishing maps, working closely with the North Dakota Department of Transportation and Game and Fish Department. In 1982, he was featured in an oil trade journal, the article was titles, “Tom Levi: Last of the Great Independent Map Makers.” Tom was proud of the relationships he developed through the business. He, along with many other members of the oil business community, contributed to the 50s expansion of Bismarck. He was active in the Elks and American Legion, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

Tom also donated all his original land/mineral ownership, oil production and geology maps and archives from the late ‘40s through ‘60s to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in 2006. It is a time capsule of North Dakota during that period. Tom often reflected upon the contrast between his use of county record microfilm, handwritten notes, linen drafting film, hand drawn ink maps (where none existed), and the telephone and teletype system to today’s use of computers and the speed of information transmittal.

Harriet, Tom’s wife of 38 years passed away in 1984 at the age of 64. They shared a love of North Dakota’s oil industry. She worked with Tom at the Northwest Mapping Company. As befitting her spirit, she provided technical support to Tom when needed, but also was an independent consultant in the industry and later Bureau of Reclamation.

Tom passed away just nine days short of his 90th birthday, at home surrounded by his family on August 26, 2008.

AGENCY SKETCH

When oil was discovered in northwest North Dakota’s Williston Basin in the late 1940s, no company located in the northern part of the United States mapped the oil fields and coal deposits for the area. Zingery Company of Houston, Texas sent Thomas E. Levi to North Dakota to do a preliminary study. Levi left Zingery in 1949, moved to Bismarck in 1950, and with his wife’s help, established his own business, Northwest Mapping Company. The company continued its work into the 1980s when the only two independent oil field mapping companies in the nation were Northwest and Zingery.

The Northwest Mapping Company covered the Dakotas and Montana, specializing in maps of wells, oil fields, and coal fields. When the oil business died out, Levi turned to developing sportsmen’s maps. Depending on the type of information he required, he worked with the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, North Dakota Geological Survey and John Ferguson, or the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Levi’s maps have been used by a wide range of individuals and companies throughout the United States and Europe.

INVENTORY

Aerials of Missouri river               
Bureau of Land Management maps        
Dakota Territory. Surveyor General Maps. Unorganized               
Garrison Diversion maps              
Mineral quad maps        
Missouri River aerials & Surface Mineral quad maps        
Survey General of Dakota Territory. Maps, 3 folders (Oversize) 
Theodore Roosevelt National Park quad map    
USGS Maps, Unorganized. 7 containers or folders           

Boxed or in tubes:
1 County Maps: Adams
2 County Maps: Benson               
3 County Maps: Billings 
4 County Maps: Bottineau          
5 County Maps: Bowman            
6 County Maps: Burke  
7 County Maps: Burleigh              
8 County Maps: Divide  
9 County Maps: Dunn, Eddy & Foster     
10 County Maps: Emmons & Golden Valley         
11 County Maps: Grant
12 County Maps: Hettinger         
13 County Maps: Kidder               
14 County Maps: Logan
15 County Maps: McKenzie        
16 County Maps: McHenry & McLean    
17 County Maps: McIntosh & Mercer    
18 County Maps: Morton            
19 County Maps: Mountrail        
20 County Maps: Oliver
21 County Maps: Oliver & Ramsey           
22 County Maps: Pierce               
23 County Maps: Rolette             
24 County Maps: Sheridan          
25 County Maps: Sioux 
26 County Maps: Slope 
27 County Maps: Stark  
28 County Maps: Stutsman         
29 County Maps: Towner            
30 County Maps: Ward 
31 County Maps: Wells 
32 County Maps: Williams           
33 Geological Maps: Williston Basin         
34 Field Maps: Williston Basin    
35 Field Area Maps: Bottineau, McKenzie & Williams Counties   
36 Field Area Maps         
37 Field Area Maps: Hurd Area  
38 Oil Field Production Maps: North & South Dakota       
39 Maps: Oil Production Statistics            
40 Field Maps: ND & MT Lignite Maps    
41 Regional Base Maps: North Dakota Nos 1 & 2               
42 Regional Base Maps: North Dakota No 2         
43 Regional Base Maps: North Dakota Nos 3 & 4               
44 Regional Base Maps: North Dakota Nos 5 & 6               
45 Regional Base Maps: North Dakota Nos 7 & 8               
46 Regional Base Maps: South Dakota Nos 1 & 2               
47 Regional Base Maps: Montana Nos 1 & 2        
48 Regional Base Maps: Canada Nos 1, 2 & 3       
49 South Dakota County Maps: Corson, SD          
50 South Dakota County Maps: Harding & Perkins            
51 Base Maps-Various: Canada, Williston Basin, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota & South Dakota         
52 Sportsmen Maps, Hunting & Fishing, Originals             
53 Sportsmen Maps, Hunting & Fishing, Negatives/Reverse prints           
54 Sportsmen Maps, Hunting & Fishing, Mylars & Transparencies             
55 Bismarck & vicinity topographic maps               
56 Geological Survey Maps: Canada provinces; regional Northern Plains & North Dakota               
57 United States Geological Survey Maps             ca. 1950s
58 Geological Data Maps- North Dakota includes field maps & below surface      
59 Blueprints: Kleppe House & Bismarck Clinic   
60 Poster: North Dakota a historically good route             
61 Canada Department of Mines Maps numbers 53-54, 62-63, 64 & 71-74             
62 USGS Canada tectonic & miscellaneous maps               
63 USGS maps of Idaho, Montana & Nevada; Idaho highway map            
64 USGS maps of Eastern & Western United States & South Dakota        
65 North Dakota Zip Code map original by Northwest Mapping   1963
66 North Dakota Geological Survey Aetline maps             
67 USGS maps of North Dakota
68 USGS maps of Theodore Roosevelt National Park      
69 Sioux County Highway/Transportation Map   1942
70 Montana maps           
71 Canada Datum-Mission Canyon Field Maps   
72 USGS maps of Minnesota      
73 National Geographic maps    
74 Sioux County Highway/Transportation Map   1942
75 Burleigh/Morton aerial plats 1940s
76 US Army Corps of Engineers Garrison Dam Maps print copies                1947
77 Bureau of Land Management Maps   1979-1980
78 Historic Maps, copies               
79 Oahe-Missouri River Corps of Engineers Maps              1949
80 Minnesota USGS maps           
81 Canada Datum-Mission Canyon Field Maps   
82 Montana maps           

Box 1:
1 Unidentified well soundings   
2 Iverson, Math; Amerada #1; Williams County; 1 155-96               1953
3 Iverson, Math; Amerada #1; Williams County; 1 155-96               1953
4 Iverson, Math; Amerada #1; Williams County; 1 155-96               1953
5 Heggestad, Ole; Amerada #2; Williams County; 20-156-95          1953
6 Heggestad, Ole; Amerada #2; Williams County; 20-156-95          1953
7 Bakken, Oscar O. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 2-I57N-95W   
8 Bakken, Oscar O. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 2-I57N-95W   
9 Peterson, A. M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 1-756N-95W    
10 Billings County North Dakota Map (Field Map)             
11 Iverson, H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; 2-155N-96W          
12 Heggested, Ole #2: Amerada Petroleum Corp.; Williams County; 20-156-95    
13 Iverson, H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; 2-155N-96W          
14 Iverson, H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; 2-155N-96W          
15 Unidentified soundings          
16 Belstrud, Matt #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 30-158N-94W  
17 Blestrud, Richard #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 29-158N-94W             
18 Blestrud, Richard #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 29-158N-94W             
19 Eressa, O. K. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 12-158N-95W      
20 Eressa, O. K. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 12-158N-95W; Laterolog 
21 Iverson, Math #1; Rudman American Viking; Williams County; 18-155N-95W  1951-1952
22 Belstrud, Matt #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 30-158N-94W; Microlog              
23 Hustveit #1; Tioga Field; Amerada Petroleum Corp.   
24 Aanstad #1; Union Oil of California; Ramsey County; 29-158-62            
25 Bell #1; Ajax Oil Co.; Pierce County; 28-158-72              
26 Vaughn-Hanson #1; Samedan Oil Corp; McLean County; 10-146-81    
27 State "A"; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 16-156-95        
28 State "A" #1; Amerada; Log Run 2      
29 State "A"; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 16-156-95        
30 Skjervheim #1; Union Oil of California; Cavalier County; 28-159-63      
31 Restad #1; Union Oil of California; Cavalier County; 26-162-64               

Box 2:
1 Well Soundings T.137N              
2 Well Soundings T.138N              
3 Well Soundings T.139N              
4 Well Soundings T.140N              
5 Well Soundings T144N               
6 Well Soundings T145N               
7 Well Soundings T146N               
8 Well Soundings T147N               
9 Well Soundings T148N               
10 Well Soundings T149N             
11 Well Soundings T150N             
12 Well Soundings T151N             
13 Well Soundings T152N             
14 Well Soundings T153N             
15 Well Soundings T154N             
16 Well Soundings T155N             
17 Well Soundings T156N             
18 Well Soundings T157N             
19 Well Soundings T158N             
20 Well Soundings T159N             
21 Well Soundings T160N             
22 Well Soundings T161N             
23 Well Soundings T162N             
24 Well Soundings T163N             
25 Well Soundings T644N             
26 Blijre, Arnold A#1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 17-158N-94W  
27 Iverson, Arthur #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 2-155N-96W   
28 Blestrud, Matt #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 30-158N-94W  
29 Iverson, Arthur #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; 2-155N-96W 
30 Saari, A. #1; Union Oil of California; Towner County; 35-161N-68W     
31 Saari, A. #1; Union Oil of California; Towner County; 35-161N-68W     
32 Antonson, Mons #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 36-156N-96W           
33 Antonson, Mons #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 36-156N-96W           
34 Wallenstein, P. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 11-156N-95W              
35 Wallenstein, P. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 10-156N-95W              
36 Hersel, Oliver #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 3-156N-95W    
37 Hersel, Oliver #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 3-156N-95W    
38 Nelson, Norman #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 2-155N-96W              
39 Nelson, Norman #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 2-155N-96W              
40 Hanson, Esther #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail County; 6-157N-94W             
41 Hanson, Esther #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail County; 6-157N-94W             
42 Borstad, Adolph H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 6-157N-94W         
43 Borstad, Adolph H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 6-157N-94W         
44 Winter, J. K. #1; Shell Oil Co.; Corson S. D.; 11-22N-19E             
45 Winter, J. K. #1; Shell Oil Co.; Corson S. D.; 11-22N-19E             
46 Winter, J. K. #1; Shell Oil Co.; Corson S. D.; 11-22N-19E; Lane Wells     
47 Homme #1; Shell Oil Co; Perkins S. D.; 13-20N-12E; Microlog  
48 Homme #1; Shell Oil Co; Perkins S. D.; 13-20N-12E      
49 Homme, J. T. #1; Shell Oil Co; Perkins S. D.; 13-20N-12E; Lane Wells    
50 North Dakota "C" A #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 16-158N-95W; Microlog  
51 North Dakota "C" A #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 16-158N-95W      
52 Onstad, H. G. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 30-156-95; Microlog     
53 Onstad, H. G. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 30-156-95         
54 Kvam, Lars #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 20-156-95; Microlog           
55 Kvam, Lars #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams County; 20-156-95               
56 Ramberg, Sylvester #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; Williams County; 5-155-95              

Box 3:
1 N.B.Tr4 #1; Amerada Petroleum; McKenzie County; 36-154-96               
2 N.B.Tr4 #1; Amerada Petroleum; McKenzie County; 36-154-96               
3 N.B.Tr4 #1; Amerada Petroleum; McKenzie County; 36-154-96               
4 Danielson, J. W.; Carter #1; Haakon, S. D.; 5-3-22           
5 Danielson, J. W.; Carter #1; Haakon, S. D.; 5-3-22           
6 Danielson, J. W.; Carter #1; Haakon, S. D.; 5-3-22           
7 Danielson, J. W.; Carter #1; Haakon, S. D.; 5-3-22           
8 Carbonneau, Calvert #1; Bottineau; 28-162-74
9 Aanstad, R. #1; Paul Rutledge; Williams; 18-155-95       
10 Aanstad, R. #1; Paul Rutledge; Williams; 18-155-95     
11 Aanstad, R. #1; Paul Rutledge; Williams; 18-155-95     
12 Cook, Kerr-McGee #1; Dewey S. D.; 32-13-22               
13 Cook, Kerr-McGee #1; Dewey S. D.; 32-13-22               
14 State, W. Williston #1; Bottineau; 36-164-74  
15 Ogilvie, H. Hanson #1; Stutsman; 21-140-65   
16 Ogilvie, H. Hanson #1; Stutsman; 21-140-65   
17 N.D.C., Amerada #B4; Williams; 36-158-95      
18 N.D.C., Amerada #B4; Williams; 36-158-95           
19 N.D.C., Amerada #B4; Williams; 36-158-95      
20 Rice, C.; Amerada #1; Mountrail; 23-158-94   
21 Bakken, O.; Amerada #2; Williams; 11-157-95               
22 Haley; Calvert Exp. #1; Ramsey; 1-153-63        
23 Nelson, J.; Sohio #1; Renville; 1-158-81            
24 Fisher, Plymouth #1; Stark; 11-137-98              
25 Fisher, Plymouth #1; Stark; 11-137-98              
26 Wolfe, S. D. Johnson #1; Ramsey; 17-158-62 
27 Hanson, C.; Amerada #3; Mountrail; 18-153-94            
28 Davidson, E. C.; Amerada #1; Williams; 8-156-95          
29 Davidson, E. C.; Amerada #1; Williams; 8-156-95          
30 Belstrud, Mat; California #1; Mountrail; 19-158-94      
31 Belstrud, Mat; California #1; Mountrail; 19-158-94      
32 Bramer, Kerr-McGee #1; Ziebach S. D.; 20-13-20         
33 Bramer, Kerr-McGee #1; Ziebach S. D.; 20-13-20         
34 Voeller, M. A., Calvert Expl. #1; Pierce; 22-154-74       
35 Voeller, M. A., Calvert Expl. #1; Pierce; 22-154-74       
36 Johnson, J. R., Skelly Oil Company #1; Mountrail; 8-158-94     
37 Johnson, J. R., Skelly Oil Company #1; Mountrail; 8-158-94     
38 Artz, A. J.; Sohio #1; Bottineau; 14-163-82      
39 Jack, Carl; Calvert #1; Ramsey; 13-153-63        
40 Artz, A. J.; Sohio #1; Bottineau; 14-163-82      
41 Faul, Germany & Cardinal #1; Wells; 13-148-73             
42 Faul, Germany & Cardinal #1; Wells; 13-148-73             
43 Fallon, Germany & Cardinal; Sheridan; 22-148-74        
44 Fallon, Germany & Cardinal; Sheridan; 22-148-74        
45 Bahnmiller, Germany & Cardinal #1; Wells; 26-145-72               
46 Bahnmiller, Germany & Cardinal #1; Wells; 26-145-72               
47 Benz, Feldman & Harrel; Slope; 20-135-98      
48 Benz, Feldman & Harrel; Slope; 20-135-98      
49 Dickenson, Wilson, Germany #1; Wells; 13-145-72      
50 Dickenson, Wilson, Germany #1; Wells; 13-145-72      
51 Nanson, N. E., Herman Hanson #1; McLean; 2-146-81               
52 Carr; Pure Oil Company #1; Foster; 15-146-66               

Box 4:
1 Odegaard, Nels #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 33-156-95       
2 Odegaard, Nels #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 33-156-95       
3 Iverson, Clarence #A-1; Amerado Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-155-96
4 Iverson, Clarence #A-1; Amerado Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-155-96; Microlog            
5 Iverson, Marvin #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-155-96         
6 Iverson, Marvin #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-155-96; Microlog     
7 Ramberg, I.M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 31-156-95         
8 Ramberg, I.M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 31-156-95; Microlog     
9 Skaar, Reinert #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 13-158N-95W  
10 Skaar, Reinert #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 13-158N-95W; Microlog            
11 Ramberg, E. H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 7-155-95         
12 Ramberg, E. H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 7-155-95; Microlog     
13 Herfindahl, Telford #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 30-156N-95W      
14 Herfindahl, Telford #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 30-156N-95W; Microlog  
15 McLean County #1; Stanolin Oil & Gas Co.; McLean; 28-150N-80W      
16 McLean County #1; Stanolin Oil & Gas Co.; McLean; 28-150N-80W; Laterolog 
17 McLean County #1; Stanolin Oil & Gas Co.; McLean; 28-150N-80W      
18 McLean County #1; Stanolin Oil & Gas Co.; McLean; 28-150N-80W; Lane Well
19 Nelson, Leroy #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 2-156N-96W   
20 Nelson, Leroy #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 2-156N-96W; Microlog               
21 North Dakota C #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-157N-95W             
22 North Dakota C #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-157N-95W; Microlog         
23 Nylander, Anna #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 10-156N-95W             
24 Nylander, Anna #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 10-156N-95W; Microlog         
25 Odegaard, Nels #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 21-156N-95W             
26 Odegaard, Nels #1-A; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 21-156N-95W; Microlog    
27 Nelson, Anna J. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 17-156N-95W             
28 Nelson, Anna J. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 17-156N-95W; Microlog         
29 Borstad, H. M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 11-157N-95W               
30 Borstad, H. M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 11-157N-95W; Microlog           
31 Ives, A. L. #1 "A"; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157N-95W   
32 Ives, A. L. #1 "A"; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157N-95W; Microlog
33 McGuiness, R. G. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-157N-95W          
34 McGuiness, R. G. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-157N-95W; Microlog      
35 McGuiness, R. G. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-157N-95W; Laterolog    
36 Hanson, Clifford #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 13-158-94; Microlog            
37 Hanson, Clifford #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 13-158-94
38 North Dakota "D"-1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 16-153-95; Run 1  
39 North Dakota "D"-1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 16-153-95; Microlog           
40 North Dakota "D"-1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 16-153-95; Run 2  
41 Odegaard, Nels "B-1"l Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 21-156-95               
42 Odegaard, Nels "B-1"l Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 21-156-95; Microlog           
43 Ramberg, Sylvester #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 5-155-95; Microlog           

Box 5:
1 Nylander, Clifford #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 15-156-N-95W         
2 Nylander, Clifford #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 15-156-N-95W; Microlog     
3 Knutson, Josie #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-156N-96W 
4 Knutson, Josie #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-156N-96W; Microlog             
5 Kemp #1; California Company; 154-96-3; 2 & 1 Runs     
6 Lentz/Leutz, F. #1; F. F. Kelly; Mercer; 28-142-89           
7 N. D. State "A"; Magnolia Petroleum; Kidder; 36-141-73             
8 Dakota "A" (Phillips-Carter); Phillips Petroleum; Morton; 29-136-81      
9 Iverson, P. O. Unit #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 7-155N-95W; Laterlog         
10 Iverson, P. O. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; Williams; 7-155N-95W  
11 Iverson, P. O. Unit #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 7-155N-95W; E. log             
12 Dilland; Palmer H.; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 31-156-95      
13 Bakken, Ludvig #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-157-95      
14 Iverson, Alvin #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 14-155-96        
15 Heen, Tom #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; 22-156N-95W; Laterolog, Limeston, Gamma Ray    
16 Heen, Edwin #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 15-156-95          
17 Fretland, Lars #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 25-156-96 L. L. & G.
18 Bakken, N. O. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-157-95        
19 Risser, Ben Homer #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 12-149-96           
20 Iverson, Almer #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-155N-96W              
21 Larson, Peter #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 14-156-95         
22 Halverson, K. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 26-152-96      
23 Halverson, K. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 26-152-96      
24 Ives, A. L. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157-95   
25 Ives, A. L. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157-95; Microlog               
26 Herfindahl, Sophie #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; Williams; 26-156-96             
27 Herfindahl, Sophie #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 26-156-96; Microlog          

Box 6:
1 Rhode, Henry #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 7-157-94         
2 Rhode, Henry #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 7-157-94         
3 Lalim, Thrond #3; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 26-158-95           
4 Davidson, H. E. #A2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 8-156-95; Lane Wells
5 Skarr, Reinert #3; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 13-158-95           
6 McDiarmid, A. #1; Carter; Ramsey; 16-154-65  
7 McDiarmid, A. #1; Carter; Ramsey; 16-154-65  
8 McDiarmid, A. #1; Carter; Ramsey; 16-154-65  
9 McDiarmid, A. #1; Carter; Ramsey; 16-154-65  
10 Anderson #1; Warren Oil; Burke; 21-159-94   
11 Anderson #1; Warren Oil; Burke; 21-159-94   
12 Anderson #1; Warren Oil; Burke; 21-159-94   
13 N. D. C. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-157-95     
14 N. D. C. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-157-95     
15 N. D. C. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 36-157-95     
16 Kvam, Lars #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp. Tr#1; Williams; 19-156-95   
17 Kvam, Lars #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp. Tr#1; Williams; 19-156-95; L. L. & G.               
18 Kvam, Lars #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp. Tr#1; Williams; 19-156-95; E              
19 N. D. #3; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-156-95; E     
20 N. D. #3A; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-156-95; M
21 N. D. #3A; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-156-95; L. L. & G.   
22 N. D. B #1 Tr#2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-149-95; L. L. & G.        
23 N. D. B #1 Tr#2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-149-95; M      
24 N. D. B #1 Tr#2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-149-95; E        
25 Hanson, C. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 18-158-94; L. L. & G.          
26 Hanson, C. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 18-158-94; E          
27 Hanson, C. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 18-158-94; M        
28 Davidson, H. E. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-95; L. L. & G.  
29 Davidson, H. E. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-95; E 
30 Davidson, H. E. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-95; E 
31 Shelton, R. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 4-156-95; E            
32 Shelton, R. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 4-145-95; E            
33 Shelton, R. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 4-145-95; L. L. & G.            
34 Wald, Herbert Hunt #1; Ward; 23-155-84; E    
35 Wald, Herbert Hunt #1; Ward; 23-155-84; L. L. & G.    
36 Blikre, A. #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 12-158-95; L. W.      
37 N. D. #4A; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 16-156-95; L. W.           
38 Iverson, M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-155-96; L. W.   
39 Looken, O. P. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 5-157-95; E   
40 Looken, O. P. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 5-157-95; M 
41 Looken, O. P. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Mountrail; 5-157-95; L. L. & G.    
42 N. D. #1B Tr#3; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 16-150-95; L. L. & G.      
43 N. D. #1B Tr#3; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 16-150-95; E     
44 N. D. #1B Tr#3; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 16-150-95; M   
45 Svor, Den #1 Tr2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 18-156-95; E    
46 Svor, Den #1 Tr2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 18-156-95; M  
47 Svor, Den #1 Tr2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 18-156-95; L. L. & G.     
48 Olson, Ida #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157-95; L. L. & G.              
49 Olson, Ida #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157-95; E             
50 Olson, Ida #2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 1-157-95; M           
51 Blestrud #2 Tr 1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 24-158-95; L. W.              
52 Odegaard, W. T. #1; W. H. Hunt; Williams; 21-157-95; M           
53 Odegaard, N. #A-2; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 21-156-95; L. W.        
54 Odegaard, N. #1; W. H. Hunt; Williams; 21-157-95; L. L. & G.   
55 Wald, H. Hunt Tr #1; Ward; 23-155-81; M        
56 Nylander, M. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; G. R.
57 Nylander, M. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; L. & L.           
58 Nylander, M. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; M   
59 Nylander, M. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; Lime              
60 Nylander, M. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; E     
61 Lennertz, Peter #1; Hunt Oil; McHenry; 17-153-77; E 
62 Lennertz, Peter #1; Hunt Oil; McHenry; 17-153-77; M               
63 Lennertz, Peter #1; Hunt Oil; McHenry; 17-153-77; Lime          
64 Rye, Sivert #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; E             
65 Rye, Sivert #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; L & L      
66 Rye, Sivert #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; M           
67 Rye, Sivert #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; G. R.      
68 Moratzka #3; Hunt Oil; Williams; 12-158-96; M              
69 Moratzka #3; Hunt Oil; Williams; 12-158-96; E
70 Bakken, H. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 20-156-95; Lime   
71 Bakken, H. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 20-156-95; E          
72 Bakken, H. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 20-156-95; Lat      
73 Bakken, H. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 20-156-95; M        
74 Bakken, H. #1; H. L. Hunt; Williams; 20-156-95; Gama R             
75 Shoemaker #1; Hunt Oil; McHenry; 3-157-78; M          
76 Shoemaker #1; Hunt Oil; McHenry; 3-157-78; E            
77 Rye, Sivert #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; Lime      
78 Nylander, M. #6; Hunt; Williams; 10-156-95; Lat           
79 Nylander, M. #6; Hunt; Williams; 10-156-95; M             
80 Nylander, M. #3; Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; M             
81 Nylander, M. #3; Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; L. & L.     
82 Nylander, M. #2; Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; M             
83 Nylander, M. #2; Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; L. G.        
84 Nylander, M. #2; Hunt; Williams; 15-156-95; E               
85 Bakken, H. #2; Hunt Oil; Williams; 17-156-95; L. G.       
86 Bakken, H. #2; Hunt Oil; Williams; 17-156-95; M           
87 Rye, S. #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; Lat  
88 Rye, S. #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; M   
89 Rye, S. #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; E     
90 Rye, S. #1; Hunt Oil; Williams; 31-156-95; Gama            
91 Nylander, M. #4; Hunt Oil; Williams; 15-156-95; L & L 
92 Nylander, M. #4; Hunt Oil; Williams; 15-156-95; M      
93 Stone, Homme #1; Cardinal Drlg; Bottineau; 31-164-78             
94 Herfindahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-96; LL & G          
95 Herfindahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-96; E    
96 Herfindahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-96; M  
97 Herfindahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-156-96; Micro Lat    
98 Ytterdahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 33-154-95; L. L. & G.    
99 Ytterdahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 33-154-95; E   
100 Ytterdahl, S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; McKenzie; 33-154-95; M.              
101 Houstveit, A. S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 23-157-95; L. L. & G.
102 Houstveit, A. S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 23-157-95; E              
103 Houstveit, A. S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 23-157-95; M.           
104 Houstveit, A. S. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 23-157-95; L. W.      
105 Borstad, A. H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-158-95; R. A.          
106 Borstad, A. H. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp; Williams; 35-158-95; L. W.          
107 Argyl, Roy #1; Boukol Noonan; Divide; 11-162-95; E 
108 Argyl, Roy #1; Boukol Noonan; Divide; 11-162-95; Neut. G.  
109 Argyl, Roy #1; Boukol Noonan; Divide; 11-162-95; L. L. & G.  
110 Argyl, Roy #1; Boukol Noonan; Divide; 11-162-95; M               
111 Hanson, H. #2; P. F. Rutledge; Mountrail; 7-158-94; E              
112 Hanson, H. #2; P. F. Rutledge; Mountrail; 7-158-94; M            
113 Hanson, H. #2; P. F. Rutledge; Mountrail; 7-158-94; Lime       
114 Blestrud, M. #1; California Co; Mountrail; 19-158-94; E           
115 Chute #1; Kerr-McGee; Haakon S. D.; 33-3-19; E       
116 Hanson, H. #2; P. F. Rutledge; Mountrail; 7-158-94; Lime       
117 Bollineer #1; Calvert Expl; Bottineau; 22-161-77; M. 
118 Bollineer #1; Calvert Expl; Bottineau; 22-161-77; E    
119 Faussa, Ole #1; Cal. Co; Mountrail; 19-158-94; L. & L.               
120 Faussa, Ole #1; Cal. Co; Mountrail; 19-158-94; E         
121 Wohletz #1; Union Oil of California; Cavalier; 32-160-60         
122 U.C.L.I. Ellis #1; Union Oil of California; 12-161-60; E log          
123 U.C.L.I. Ellis #1; Union Oil of California; 12-161-60      

Box 7:
1 Publications   
2 Willard MA Hyde County          
3 Geological Report, Southeast Outlook Project, Sheridan County, MT 1957
4 Correspondence          
5 Dakota #1; Shell; Harding, S. D.; 9-21-4; E          
6 Dakota #1; Shell; Harding, S. D.; 9-21-4; L. W.   
7 Dakota #1; Shell; Harding, S. D.; 9-21-4; Laterolog          
8 Dakota #1; Shell; Harding, S. D.; 9-21-4; Gama R Neutron           
9 Dakota #1; Shell; Harding, S. D.; 9-21-4; Micro 
10 Stan, Woodrow #1; Stanolind; McKenzie; 21-152-94; L. W.      
11 Neuhouse #1; National Assn.; Bottineau; 3-162-79; Micro       
12 Neuhouse #1; National Assn.; Bottineau; 3-162-79; E
13 Neuhouse #1; National Assn.; Bottineau; 3-162-79; L. W.        
14 Bailey, F. L. #1; T. M. Evans; Foster; 26-145-62; Electrical          
15 Nylander, Marvin #3; Hunt Oil Co.; B.L. Williams; 15-156-95; Lat & Lime             
16 Nylander, Marvin #3; Hunt Oil Co.; B.L. Williams; 15-156-95; Micro      
17 Nylander, Marvin #3; Hunt Oil Co.; B.L. Williams; 15-156-95; M              
18 Moratzka, Emil #1; Hunt Oil Co.; Williams; 13-158-95; Micro    
19 Moratzka, Emil #1; Hunt Oil Co.; Williams; 13-158-95; Limestone          
20 Moratzka, Emil #1; Hunt Oil Co.; Williams; 13-158-95; G. R. Neut           
21 Frissinger, M. C. #3; Hunt Oil Co.; B. L. Williams; 29-156-95; Micro        
22 Strombeck #1; Hunt Oil Co.; Williams; 28-159-95; E. Log            
23 Brooks, Zach; Breneston; Bottineau; 21-163-80; M.    
24 Brooks, Zach; Breneston; Bottineau; 21-163-80; E       
25 Kleveh, Emma; Hunt Oil Co.; Burleigh; 18-140-80; E    
26 Lennertz, Chris #1; Quintana; Ward; 33-156-83; E        
27 Lennertz, Chris #1; Quintana; Ward; 33-156-83; L. W.
28 Dunbar #1; Holbert Drlf; Foster; 13-146-63; E
29 Logan, W. E. #1; Billings; E. Log             
30 Logan, W. E. #1; Billings; MicroLatereo Log     
31 Knutson, J.; Hunt Oil Co.; B. L. Williams; 24-156-95; Micro        
32 Moratzka, E. #3; Hunt Oil Co.; Williams; 13-158-95; Lat & Lime               
33 Moratzka, E. #3; Hunt Oil Co.; Williams; 13-158-95; L. W.          
34 Erickson #1; T. M. Evans; Foster; 24-145-64; E               
35 S. D. State #1; Pepper Ref; Walworth S. D.; 36-123-76; E          
36 S. D. State #1; Pepper Ref; Walworth S. D.; 36-123-76; M        
37 Murphy Jr., C. H. #2; East Poplar Unit; 18-28-52; E log
38 Murphy Jr., C. H. #2; East Poplar Unit; 18-28-52; Microlog        
39 Murphy Jr., C. H. #2; East Poplar Unit; 18-28-52; E log
40 Seibel, George #1; Wells; Microlog    
41 Osborn, L. M. #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; 28-156-95; Laterolog     
42 Blestrud, Richard #1; Amerada Petroleum Corp.; 29-158N-94W; Microlog        
43 Unidentified
44 Geological Notes on Brown, Rock & Keya PAHA Counties, North Central Nebraska     

Box 8:
Amerada, Carter, Signal & Shlumber Companies oil well readings on microform 

Box 9
Oil Well Sounding Records, Unidentified & unorganized

Box 10:
Oil Well Sounding Records, Unidentified & unorganized

Box 11:
1 Correspondence          
2 Williston Basin Maps pamphlet              
3 County Ownership Maps listing             
4 Well Log Service brochure       
5 Sportsmen/Hunting & Fishing Maps brochure & advertisements           
6 Historic Maps sold by Northwest Mapping       
7 News Releases             
8 Northwest Mapping Letterhead           
9 Ephemera       
10 Bismarck Petroleum Wives-Follies 1957 program & photograph            1957
11 Newspaper clippings               

Box 12:
Oil Field Site Information Cards: North Dakota   

Box 13:
Oil Field Site Information Cards: Canada, South Dakota & Montana          

Box 14:
South Dakota Township & Range Plat Maps         1880s-1890s

Box 15:
Dakota Territory Surveyor General Maps             

Box 16:
South Dakota Plat Maps               

Box 17:
Lake Sakakawea Recreational Maps       
McHenry & Pierce County Plat Maps      

 

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