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Charcoal sketch of Jack Gallager, [ca. 1986]
AR-31-1

Jack Gallagher fonds

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Table of contents

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Series 1Early records. - 1925-1952
Series 2Later records. - 1949-1991
Series 3 Scanned Document Photographs and documentary art. - [ca. 1970-1986]
Series 4Sound recordings. - [ca. 1975]-1984
Series 5Video recordings. - [ca. 1980-1998]

Inventory

Series1

Early records. - 1925-1952. -- 45 cm of textual records and other material . -- This series consists of Jack Gallagher's early personal documents, and records of from the period of his employment with Standard Oil of New Jersey (and its subsidiaries) from 1937 to 1950. -- Most of the files are arranged in accordance with Gallagher's own records classification system. The outline of this system is in file M-8971-4.

M-8971-1High school yearbook. -- 1933. -- References to Jack Gallagher and pictures of him are on pages 6, 8, 13, 44, and 61.
M-8971-2High school letters of recommendation. -- 1935. - Copies of originals in file M-8971-8.
M-8971-3Immigration and identification documents. -- 1925-1952. -- Includes birth certificate, B.Sc. diploma, correspondence and identification cards ("green cards") for employment in United States and income tax, letter attesting to clean police record, British and Canadian passports. Includes photographs.
M-8971-4Personal filing system. -- [ca. 1937-ca. 1950]. -- Outline of file classification system.
M-8971-5010. Incoming : New York. -- 1945-1948. -- Correspondence documenting assignments and transfers within Standard Oil of New Jersey.
M-8971-6011. Outgoing : New York. -- 1946-1948. -- Correspondence documenting assignments and transfers within Standard Oil of New Jersey.
M-8971-7016. Important documents : cheque book, passport, tickets, passport photos, etc. -- 1948-1950. -- Records of documents.
M-8971-8017. Important documents : reference. -- 1932-1950. -- Includes high school and university transcripts, letters of reference, résumé, record of property ownership in Calgary.
M-8971-9019. Bank and stock statements. -- 1949-1950. -- Bank statements and cancelled cheques.
M-8971-10021.1. Harvard courses. -- 1947-1950. -- Course outlines, diploma, class photographs, class list for management course. Includes 2 photographs.
M-8971-11022. Speech material : speeches and lectures by Jack Gallagher. -- [ca. 1938-ca. 1950].
M-8971-12022. Speech material : speeches and pamphlets published by Standard Oil. -- [ca. 1945-ca. 1950].
M-8971-13022. Speech material : collected speeches. -- 1940-1949.
M-8971-14022. Speech material : clippings. -- 1947-1948.
M-8971-15022. Speech material : course materials on public speaking. -- [ca. 1940-ca. 1950].
M-8971-16022. Speech material : course materials on business management. -- 1937-1948.
M-8971-17022. Speech material : miscellaneous pictures on the oil industry. -- 1943-1944. -- 55 publicity photographs showing various aspects of petroleum exploration and production.
M-8971-18100. Geology : general. -- [ca. 1937-ca. 1948].
M-8971-19101. Paleontology. -- [ca. 1937].
M-8971-20110. North America : general. -- [ca. 1940]. -- Stratigraphic tables.
M-8971-21111.0. Western Canada. -- 1947. -- Reports, etc., of Imperial Oil exploration activities in western Canada.
M-8971-22113.0. U.S. west coast. -- [ca. 1938]. -- Includes maps, stratigraphic tables, etc.
M-8971-23116.0. Caribbean area. -- [ca. 1940-ca. 1947]. -- Includes maps, reports of exploration.
M-8971-24120. South America : general. -- [ca. 1948]. -- Map, geological monograph.
M-8971-25121.0. Colombia. -- [ca. 1939-ca. 1947]. -- Maps. Includes 5 photographs of Gallagher at work in the field.
M-8971-26122.0. Ecuador. -- [1947]. -- Report on exploration, stratigraphic table, organization chart.
M-8971-27122.0. Ecuador : report. -- 1942-1944. -- Geological report with table and maps appended.
M-8971-28123.0. Peru : notes. -- 1945-1947. -- Includes geological reports, reports on fieldwork, field notes.
M-8971-29125.1. Venezuela : maps. -- 1944.
M-8971-30130. Europe : general. -- [ca. 1940]. -- Stratigraphic table.
M-8971-31141.0. Northern Africa. -- 1940. -- Reports on geology and exploration in Sinai Peninsula area.
M-8971-32200. Petroleum engineering : general. -- [ca. 1940-ca. 1948].
M-8971-33300. Survey engineering : general. -- 1947. -- Instructions to surveyors in Peru.
M-8971-34310. Aerial photography. -- [ca. 1945]. -- Instructions to field parties.
M-8971-35350. Refining and gas plants. -- [ca. 1937-ca. 1940].
M-8971-36500. Accounting procedures. -- 1945-[1950]. -- Includes budgets for exploration activities.
M-8971-37600. Industrial relations. -- 1940-1950. -- Includes information for ex-patriot employees in Egypt and Peru.
M-8971-38750. Languages. -- [ca. 1940]. -- Guide to Spanish idioms.
M-8971-39823. Concession data and procedure : general. -- [ca. 1944-ca. 1947]. -- Includes information on petroleum policies of Peru and Ecuador.
M-8971-40823. Concession data and procedure : Peru. -- [ca. 1943-ca. 1946].
M-8971-41923. Forecasts : 5, 10, and 20 years. -- 1943-1946. -- Forecasts for petroleum production in Peru.
M-8971-42Correspondence and articles from Egypt and South Africa. -- [ca. 1939-ca. 1941].
M-8971-42 o.s.Maps and geological charts of Egypt and Palestine. -- 1929-1940. -- 6 maps. -- 2 charts.
M-8971-43Monthly reports to Cuba from Guatemala and Panama. - 1944-1945. - Includes maps and charts.
M-8971-44International Petroleum Co. Ltd. Montana Division. Exploration Department : reports, memo. -- 1947. -- Report on exploration in eastern Peru. Includes photograph.
M-8971-45Notes on production : west coast of Peru and Ecuador. -- [1947].
M-8971-45 o.s.Geological maps of Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, and California. -- 1938-1947. -- 31 maps. -- 3 charts. -- 2 photographs.
M-8971-46Photographs of Ecuador. -- [ca. 1943]. -- 15 photonegatives. -- Images of native people, tourist attractions, etc.
M-8971-47Calgary notebook. -- [ca. 1949]. -- Includes notes on public speaking skills, notes on people Gallagher met in Calgary.
M-8971-48Geological fieldwork log. -- [ca. 1950].
M-8971-49Imperial Oil Ltd. Producing Department. Western Division. Exploration Section : budget. -- 1949. -- Budget, notes from budget meeting.
M-8971-50Poems from Fred McGregor. -- [1949]. -- Poems sent by a friend of Gallagher.
M-8971-51Poem, "A request to my Irish cohort". -- [ca. 1950].
M-8971-52Dale Carnegie Course. -- 1947-1949. -- Notes for course on public speaking, class roster.
M-8971-53Dale Carnegie Course : published course materials. -- 1947-1949.
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Series 2

Later records. - 1949-1991. -- 45 cm of textual records and other material. -- This series contains Jack Gallagher's non-business records and speeches, including material reflecting his interest in Canadian politics. File M-8971-54 contains a list of the files transferred from his office to his home upon his retirement.

M-8971-54List of J. P. Gallagher personal work files sent to his residence. -- 1986.
M-8971-55Articles about Jack Gallagher. -- [ca. 1961]-1978 (originally created 1939-1978). -- Newsclippings and excerpts from magazines.
M-8971-56Articles about Jack Gallagher. -- 1979.
M-8971-57Articles about Jack Gallagher. -- 1980.
M-8971-58Articles about Jack Gallagher. -- 1981.
M-8971-59Articles about Jack Gallagher. -- 1982.
M-8971-60Articles about Jack Gallagher. -- 1983-1984.
M-8971-61Awards and honors. -- 1961-1991. - Consists of awards from: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (certificate of recognition, 1978), Association Pipeline Longitude 75° (Energy Man of the Year, 1982), Darrell B. (letter from young admirer, 1982), Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto (guest speaker, 1981), Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (guest speaker, 1984), Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (guest speaker, 1984, honorary membership, 1988), Dome Petroleum (caricature and biographical sketch for publication, ca. 1983), IBM Education (certificate of appreciation, 1987), Independent Petroleum Association of Canada (honorary life membership, 1961), Northern Development Conference (speaker, 1982), University of Calgary (Doctor of Laws, 1979), University of Manitoba (citation for Doctor of Science, 1983, brochure for Jack Gallagher Visiting Scientist Fund, 1991).
M-8971-62 o.s.Awards and honors. -- 1978-1987. -- Consists of awards from: Canada Development Corporation (resolution of appreciation, illuminated certificate, 1981), Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (honorary membership, 1988), Dome Petroleum Ltd. (resolution of appreciation, illuminated certificate, 1983), Order of Canada (appointment as Officer, 1983), Vance Rodewalt (editorial cartoon, "Nothing to fear, I've got complete control", The Albertan, 6/2/77), Science Council of Canada (appointment as a member, 1978), "Time to come in from the cold" (retirement card signed by friends, 1987), University of Manitoba (Doctor of Science, 1983).
M-8971-63Beaufort Sea : miscellaneous information. -- 1973-1985.
M-8971-64 o.s.Beaufort Sea : maps. -- 1977-1984. -- 18 maps.
M-8971-65Canmar Marine Drilling Ltd. -- [ca. 1979-ca. 1985]. -- Information packages and pictures of drilling rigs, icebreakers, tugboats, etc.
M 8791/66Dome Petroleum : information for shareholders. -- [1970]-1988. -- Information package, prospectus, notice of special meeting.
M-8971-67Dome Petroleum : interim reports. -- 1979-1987. -- Reports to shareholders issued quarterly. -- Annual Reports of Dome Petroleum are in the Glenbow Library.
M-8971-68Eau Claire Estates. -- 1973-1974. -- Proposal for large residential and commercial development in downtown Calgary.
M-8971-69J. P. Gallagher : biography. -- 1949-1984. -- Various versions of Gallagher's résumé.
M-8971-70J. P. Gallagher : interview. -- 1985-1987. -- Transcript of oral history interview, conducted by Carole Hicke of Oral History Associates for Mancal Ltd., a company owned by the Mannix family.
M-8971-71Poems, cards, etc. -- 1982. -- Consists of one postcard from the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.
M-8971-72Political : Canada Party. -- 1973-1975. -- Proposal to develop a political party to represent the interests of Western Canada. Includes correspondence with Peter Lougheed, Ernest Manning, W. A. C. Bennett, Don Getty, and others.
M-8971-73Political : Canada Party. -- 1976-1979. -- Consists largely of correspondence with Preston Manning and Ernest Manning.
M-8971-74Political : New "Canada Party". -- 1973-1981. -- Includes correspondence with Hu Harries, statement issued by Business Council on National Issues.
M-8971-75Political : JPG luncheon, Jan/78. -- 1977-1978. -- Correspondence concerning proposal to form a new right-wing party favouring free enterprise, primary resource producers, and an elected Senate.
M-8971-76Political : The National Party. -- 1981. -- Correspondence concerning new political party organized by Hu Harries.
M-8971-77Political : Senate reform. -- 1984-1985. -- Includes correspondence with provincial Select Special Committee on Senate Reform and analysis of brief submitted.
M-8971-78Press. -- 1982. -- Two items concerning relations with the Media.
M-8971-79Publications : Beaufort magazine. -- [1981]-1982.
M-8971-80Speeches. -- 1969-1978. -- Speeches concern North American oil policy, Arctic resource potential, suggestions for an economically healthy Canada, etc.
M-8971-81Speeches. -- 1979-1980. -- Speeches concern security of Canada's energy supply, etc.
M-8971-82Speeches. -- 1981-1983. -- Speeches concern security of Canada's energy supply, foreign investment in the Canadian petroleum industry, proposed changes in Canada's political structure, etc. Includes address to the Convocation of the University of Manitoba, submission to Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada.
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Series 3

Photographs and documentary art. -- [ca. 1970- 1986]. -- 56 photoprints. -- 1 drawing. -- Some earlier photographs are interfiled in Series 1.

Many of the photographs have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.

AR-31-1Jack Gallagher. -- [ca. 1986]. -- 1 drawing : charcoal and wash ; 28 x 20 cm. -- Portrait, unsigned. -- Inscription copied from verso of original framing reads: JPG from IPAC Apr/86 [gift from Independent Petroleum Association of Canada].
PA-3646 Jack Gallagher photographs. -- [ca. 1970-ca. 1981]. -- 24 photoprints. -- Formal and informal portraits of Jack Gallagher, gatherings with friends and business associates, Dome Petroleum's fleet of aircraft.
PB-913Jack Gallagher photographs. -- [ca. 1975]-1982. -- 6 photoprints. -- Views of Dome Petroleum operations in the Arctic, group portraits of Jack Gallagher with business associates. Includes group portraits of directors of Trans Canada Pipelines (1978), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (1982).
NA-5674-(1-26) Gallagher family members and home; Geological Survey of Canada survey party at Great Slave Lake; Guatemala and Peru views. -- 1912-1995. -- 26 photographs
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Series 4

Sound recordings. - [ca. 1975]-1984. -- 3 audiocassettes.

RCT-952-1Canada : not for sale. -- [ca. 1975]. -- 1 audiocassette (ca. 60 min.). -- Radio documentary on Canadian economic nationalism.
RCT-952-2University of Calgary 16th annual fall Convocation. -- 1983. -- 1 audiocassette (42 min.). -- Jack Gallagher was honorary degree recipient.
RCT-952-3Interview of JPG by Fil Harris. -- 1984. -- 1 audiocassette (ca. 20 min.) . -- Interview concerning Canadian petroleum policy and political system was broadcast on CKUA Radio, May 1984.
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Series 5

Video recordings. - [ca. 1980-1998]. -- 33 videocassettes. -- 3 videodisks.

V-64-1Channel 10 : Commerce viewpoint : interview of Jack Gallagher by Art Smith. -- 1981 Apr. 19. -- 1 videocassette (28 min.) : ½" Beta.
V-64-2CBRT-TV : Fifth estate : interview of Jack Gallagher by Adrienne Clarkson. -- 1981 Mar. 3. -- 1 videocassette (18 min.) : ½" Beta.
V-64-3CFCN-TV : Canada AM : interview with Jack Gallagher. -- 1981 Sept. 21. -- 1 videocassette (7 min.) : ½" Beta.
V-64-4CBRT-TV : Gallery : interview with Jack Gallagher. -- 1981 May 5. -- 1 videocassette (9 min.) : ½" Beta.
V-64-5Venture : documentary about closure of Beaufort Sea exploration. -- 1986 Sept. 21. -- 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) : ½" VHS. -- Features interview with Jack Gallagher.
V-64-6CBC-TV : The Canadian Establishment. -- 1980 Feb. 2. -- 1 videocassette (60 min.) : ¾" Umatic. -- Documentary about the "Establishment" of Calgary.
V-64-7CBC-TV : The Canadian Establishment. -- 1980 Feb. 2. -- 1 videocassette (60 min.) : ½" VHS. -- Copy of V-64-6.
V-64-8TV Ontario : Pressure point : interview with Jack Gallagher. -- [ca. 1981]. -- 1 videocassette (29 min.) : ½" Beta.
V-64-9Northern focus : Smilin' Jack : interview with Jack Gallagher. -- [ca. 1984]. -- 1 videocassette (10 min.) : ½" Beta.
V-64-10Banking challenges & crisis / with Bill Mulholland. -- [ca. 1985]. -- 1 videocassette (60 min.) : ½" Beta. -- National Film Board documentary features Jack Gallagher.
V-64-11Beyond the frontier. -- [ca. 1982]. -- 1 videocassette (23 min.) : ¾" Umatic. -- National Film Board documentary about Beaufort Sea exploration.
V-64-12Beyond the frontier. -- [ca. 1982]. -- 1 videocassette (23 min.) : ½" Beta. -- Copy of V-64-11.
V-64-13Beyond the frontier. -- [ca. 1982]. -- 1 videocassette (23 min.) : ½" VHS. -- Copy of V-64-11.
V-64-(14-16)The Beaufort series. -- 1982. -- 3 videocassettes (33 min.) : ½" Beta. -- Series of short documentaries produced by The Videoart Group for three petroleum companies. -- Consists of: Arctic challenge ; Arctic ice ; Arctic dredging.
V-64-(17-18)Transfer from Betamax. -- [ca. 1990]. -- 2 videocassette (ca. 208 min.) : ½" VHS. -- Copies of V-64-(1-4, 8, 10, 11, 14-16) or excerpts from them.
V-64-19Jack Gallagher's truths and opportunities. -- [ca. 1998]. -- 3 videodisks (ca. 269 min.) : DVD. -- Copies of V-64-(1-6, 8-11, 14-16) or excerpts from them.
V-64-20Aqua-Guard Technologies Inc. : transportable thermal oxidizer. -- [ca. 1989]. -- 1 videocassette (6 min.) : ½" VHS. -- Video promoting a system for cleanup of marine oil spills.
V-64-21Channel 3 Vancouver : news report on Aqua-Guard Technologies Inc. -- 1989 June 6. -- 1 videocassette (ca. 3 min.) : ½" VHS.
V-64-(22-34)North of 60 [degrees], destination uncertain. -- [ca. 1980]. -- 13 videocassettes (ca. 6.5 hr.) : ½" Beta. -- TV series about Canada's Arctic region. -- Consists of: The true north ; Yukon, the invisible history ; They came to stay ; Beautiful adversary ; Going south ; Terms and conditions ; Reading the rocks ; The new economic order ; Tell me who I am ; New ways of knowing ; Mending bodies and souls ; The Alaska experience ; Canada's last colonies.
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