The Arabian American Oil Company known as ARAMCO carried out oil operations in Saudi Arabia under a concession agreement with that country's government. The company is owned by four major U.S. oil firms, Texaco, Inc.; Standard Oil of California; Standard Oil of New Jersey; and Socony Mobil. Papers of Mulligan: This archive is highly significant for the history of ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia during the period 1946 to 1978. Click below for specific collections
Robert P. Miller
Robert P. Miller was one of the first Americans to enter Saudi Arabia to explore that nation's rich oil resources in the 1930s. As an employee of the California Arabia Standard Oil Company (CASOC), Miller took part in establishing the oil industry in Saudi Arabia from its earliest days. CASOC was the precursor of the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO). The Papers include correspondence to and from Miller and noted individuals, such as G.C. Gester, Lloyd N. Hamilton, Bill Lenahan, J.O. Nomland, H. St. John Philby, and R.C. Stoner and 30 black-and-white photographs dating between 1933 and 1935 depicting life in Saudi Arabia and CASOC's activities. 1932-1948
William E. Mulligan
Printed materials relating to Mulligan's career in the Government Affairs Department of Aramco (the Arabian American Oil Company) from 1946 to 1978. The William E. Mulligan Papers contain source materials on the early years of Aramco and many of the most prominent Western figures in Arabia at the time. Included are manuscripts and correspondence of George S. Rentz, H. St. John B. Philby, Thomas C. Barger, Dame Violet Dickson, David S. Dodge, and Parker T. Hart. Also included is an immense amount of biographical materials on Saudi government officials and business people including members of the Royal Family, Shaikh Ahmad Zaki Yamani, Suliman S. Olayan, 'Adnan M. Kashoggi, and many others. 1930-1992
The collection consists of 94 photographs taken in Saudi Arabia between the years of 1955 and 1960. The photos have been left in their original order as they were received from Bert Seal, ARAMCO Public Relations Department Photographer.photographs from other people associated the ARAMCO.
Papers of Joseph A. Mohan
: concerning ARAMCO administration and management, employee recruitment and training, community development, as well as oil production and the waterfront development of Ras Tanura, 1957-1986.
Dorothy Miller arrived in Saudi Arabia in 1947 to work in the law department of the oil company Aramco. Miller returned to Aramco in 1967 as treasurer. Her passion for photography unabated, she continued to take hundreds of stunning photographs ranging from Aramco staff and facilities to the people and countryside of Saudi Arabia. Locations depicted include Abquaiq, al-Khobar, Dhahran, Dammam, Hofuf, and Qatif. Miller retired from Aramco and returned to the U.S. in 1977.