Herbert Blair Papers

MC 622

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Adam Heien, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Blair, John Herbert, 1908-1998
Title
Herbert Blair Papers
Inclusive Dates
1934-1986
Identification
MC 622
Extent
1 linear foot (2 Boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Herbert Blair Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Herbert Blair of Arlington, Virginia on March 10, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in April 1989.

Updated by Adam Heien to add declassified map.

Preferred Form of Citation

Herbert Blair Papers (MC 622), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

John Herbert Blair, Jr. (1908-1998) was born in Lamar (Johnson County), Arkansas, to John Herbert Blair and Anna Lee Webber Blair. Blair received his master's degree in physical chemistry from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 1934.

Blair began his career in the petroleum industry with the Atlantic Refining Company in Dallas, Texas, where he worked from 1938-1942. During World War II, Blair served as captain in the Army Air Corps with the Central African Division of the Air Transport Command. His duty was the reclamation of disapproved aviation fuel stored at stations throughout Africa.

In 1949, he became a member of the U.S. Department of Defense's Munitions Board, and by 1954, he was working for the Office of the Assistance Secretary of Defense in the Petroleum Logistics Division. While employed by the Defense Department, Blair made a diligent, yet unsuccessful, effort to coordinate and standardize fuel and other petroleum product usage among the various military petroleum departments.

Blair passed away in 1998.

Scope and Content Note

The papers pertain to Blair's interests in the petroleum and refining industries, especially as they relate to the developments in Africa. The papers contain correspondence and reports, and the donor's arrangement has been preserved.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in keeping with Blair's arrangement.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence re: Investigations, 1943-1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 1

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 27 Jul 1944, to Asst. Chief of Staff, S and S Div. Sta. #1, CAFW-ATC, Miami, Fla. Subject: Sludge, 5 pp., 2 photos., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 2

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 16 Jul 1944, to Asst. Chief of Staff, S and S Div. Sta. #1, CAFW-ATC, Miami, Fla. Subject: Saudi-Amer. Pipeline, 3 pp., 2 cop., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 3

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 12 May 1944, to Asst. Exec., S and S Div., Sta. #1, CAFW-ATC, APO #625, U.S. Army. Subject: Defective Parachute Accessories, 2 pp., 2 photos., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 4

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 11 Jul 1944, to Commanding Gen., Centl. African Wing, ATC, APO #606, Miami, Fla. Subject: Specifications #3590-A, AN-VU-C-566, Amendment #3, 5 pp., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 5

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 14 Apr 1944, to Op. Cit. (Asst. Exec.). Subject: Collapsed oil screens, 4 pp., 5 photos., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 6

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 12 Apr 1944, to Op. Cit. (Asst. Exec.). Subject: Oil samples, 5 pp., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 7

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 22 Mar 1944, to Op. Cit. (Asst. Exec.). Subject: Solder, 3 pp., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 8

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 15 Mar 1944, to Op. Cit. (Asst. Exec.). Subject: Collapsed oil screens, 4 pp., 2 photos., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 9

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 11 Feb 1944, to Op. Cit. (attn. Fuel Control). Subject: Chloride Corrosion, 2 pp., 2 photos., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 10

From Herbert Blair, Station 1: 6 Jan 1944, to Commanding Officer, 8th Air Depot Group, this station, attn: Capt. Dumont. Subject: Collapsed oil screen, 5 pp., 1944

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 11

To Herbert Blair, Station 1: 29 Nov 1943, from The Girdler Corp., Basil Storrs. Subject: Kerosene Recovery plant, design, 1 p., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 12

To Herbert Blair, Station 1: 27 Nov 1943, from Tulsi Boiler and Machinery Co. Subject: Kerosene Recovery Plant design, 1 p., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 13

To Herbert Blair, Station 1: 28 Dec 1943, from Op. Cit., Storrs. Subject: Kerosene Plant, estimate, 2 pp. w/blueprint., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 14

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 15 Nov 1943, to Op. Cit., Asst. Exec. for S and S. Subject: Corroded aircraft engine bearings, 7 pp., 5 photos., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 15

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 22 Sep 1943, to C. O., 12 Eng. Gp. Subject: Airfuge, 16 pp., 1 diagram, 3 graphs, 3 photos., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 16

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 23 Sep 1943, to C. O., 12th Eng. Gp. Subject: Defective impeller shafts, 8 pp., 6 photos., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 17

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 15 Sep 1943, to C. O., 12th Eng. Gp. Subject: Lab report: Fuel/oil samples for wrecked C-87 #4140, 5 pp., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 18

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 20 Aug 1943, to C. O., 12th Eng. Gp. Subject: Lab report: Lubricating oil sample, wrecked C-46 #2396, 4 pp., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 19

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 17 Aug 1943, to C. O., 12th Eng. Gp. Subject: Lab report: Fuel/oil samples from wrecked B-24, 6 pp., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 20

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 13 Aug 1943, to C. O., 12th Eng. Gp. Subject: Fuel lab: Report on rejected pistons, 4 pp., 2 photos., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 21

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 30 Jun 1943, to Adm. Ex. for S and S AMEW. Subject: Report of examination of defective prop. feathering lines, 10 pp., 7 photos., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 22

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 26 May 1943, Subject: Excessive oil consumption by rebuilt aircraft engines during block test. 9 pp., 2 graphs, 1 photo., 1943

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 23

From Herbert Blair, from Station 1: 27 Jul 1944, Subject: File #3-CAFW-98, Sabotage investigation re: paint-like substance in spark plug anti-seize compound. 20 pp., 1944

Box 1 Folder 2

Distillates, Anti-Knock Compounds, 1961-1966

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 1

31 Oct 1962, from Herbert Blair to O.D. Subject: Availability of distillates (att. Military Petroleum Policy), 15 pp., 1962

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 2

9 Jul 1966, Quality of U.S. Motor Gasoline, Current and Projected to 1970, 4 pp., 1966

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 3

1 Jan 1963, from William Y. Webb, Office of Civil Defense, Department of Defense, to Department of Defense. Subject: Aviation Gasoline, Alkylate, and Tetraethyl Lead Prod. and Storage, Canada, U.S., Mexico, 4 pp., 1963

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 4

1 May 1962, From V. Adm. Burton, to "Mr. Riley." Subject: Memo on 2 following items, 1 p., 1962

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 5

25 Apr 1962, from Herbert Blair, memo for record, O.D., re: Seminar on Lead Anti-Knock Compounds, 3 pp., 1962

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 6

6 Apr 1962, from Burton Biggs, re: Memo and Brief of Reports on Lead Anti-Knock Compounds, 3 pp., 1962

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 7

10 Dec 1965, from Herbert Blair to Directorate of Petroleum Logistics Policy, Secretary of Defense. Subject: Free World Petroleum Supply - Demand Scenario Projections, 2 pp., 1965

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 8

21 Apr 1961, from Lt. Gen. L.D. Heston, Surgeon Gen. Office, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Petroleum Logistics Policy, 2 pp., 1961

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 9

20 Apr 1961, from Maj. Gen. John K. Cullen, Surgeon Gen. Office, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline w/ attached memo, note, 4 pp., 1961

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 10

8 May 1961, from Burton Biggs, to O. D. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline, 2 pp., 1961

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 11

24 Apr 1961, from E. C. Kenney, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Health Hazards Handling Tetra-methyl Lead, 1 p., 1961

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 12

20 Apr 1961, from E. H. Cushing, M.D., to B. Biggs, Herbert Blair. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline, 1 p., 1961

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 13

20 Apr 1961, from John K. Cullen, deputy surgeon, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline., 1961

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 14

8 May 1962, from Burton Biggs, to NATO meeting. Subject: Current Trends in U.S. Refining Capability to Produce Increased Quality Distillates, 2 pp., 1962

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 15

10 Sep 1965, from Herbert Blair, to O.D., Memo for Record. Subject: Availability of Petroleum Products During an Emergency, 4 pp., 1965

Box 1 Folder 3

Distillates in Anti-Knock Chemicals, 1960-1966

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 1

31 Oct 1962, to O.D. Subject: Availability of Distillates, 11 pp., 1962

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 2

9 Jun 1966, Subject: Quality of U.S. Motor Gasoline, Current and Projected to 1970, 3 pp., 1966

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 3

24 Jan 1964, from William Y. Webb, Office of Civil Defense, Department of Defense. Subject: Category EM: Aviation Gasoline, Aviation Alkylate, Tetraethyl Lead Prod. and Storage in U.S., Canada, Mexico as of Jan 1, 1963, 4 pp., 1964

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 4

25 Apr 1962, from Herbert Blair, "Memo for Record." Subject: Semindron Lead Anti-Knock Compounds, 6 pp. w/ att. memo., 1962

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 5

10 Dec 1965, from Herbert Blair, "Statement" to Ad hoc Advisory Gp. of Publ Health Suc. Subject: Petroleum Supply-Demand Scenarios, 2 pp., 1965

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 6

8 Jun 1960, from B. B. Biggs (ret.), to Asst. Sec. of Army; Asst. Sec. of Navy; Asst. Sec. of Air Force. Subject: Gasoline Additives, 1 p., 1960

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 7

20 Apr 1961, From J.K. Cullen, Maj. Gen., USAF, MC, dep., to Dir. of Petrol. Logistics, Asst. Sec. of Def. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline, 1 p., 1961

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 8

10 Apr 1961, from B. B. Biggs, to Asst. Sec. of Defense; Surg. Gen.; Army; Chief Med. and Surgery; Navy Surg. Gen.; Air Force. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline, 2 pp., 1961

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 9

To Herbert Blair (?) to unknown. Subject: Press Knowledge of Industry Military Fuel Purchase and Supply Program (2 sides of 1 index card, handwritten)., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 10

8 May 1961, from B. B. Biggs, to Asst. Sec. of Defense; Surg. Gen.; Army; Chief Med. and Surgery; Navy Surg. Gen.; Air Force. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline, 2 pp., 1961

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 11

24 Apr 1961, from E. C. Kennedy, Navy, Med. and Surgery, to Asst. Sec. of Defense, Supply and Logistics. Subject: Tetramethyl Lead: Health Hazards in Handling of, 1 p., 1961

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 12

20 Apr 1961, from E. H. Cushing, M.D., Dep. Sec. Def., to B. B. Biggs. Subject: Lead Alkyls in Motor Gasoline, 1 p., 1961

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 13

8 May 1962, from B. B. Biggs, to NATO. Subject: Current Trends in U.S. Refining Capability, 2 pp., 1962

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 14

10 Sep 1965, from Herbert Blair, to "For the record," O.D. Subject: Avail. of Petro. Prod. During an Emergency, 4 pp., w/ personnel note by author., 1965

Box 1 Folder 4

Report dated 12 Jan 1954: Technical Calculations Regarding the Production of Aviation Gasoline, 108 pp. From Herbert Blair: Petroleum Logistics Division, Office of Assistant Sec. of Defense (Supply Logistics, Industrial and Technical Petroleums Branch, Feasibility Section, Room 2C-832, Pentagon Bldg., Cdr. Cyril Fox, U.S.N., Chief., 1954

Box 1 Folder 5

Report, "Historical Data." Central African Division, Air Transport Command. From Herbert Blair., n.d.

Subject: The Testing and Reclamation of Aviation Gasoline in the Central African Division Air Transport Command, 20 pp., incl. 2 tables, H.B.'s Citation for Legion of Merit.

Box 1 Folder 6

Report, "Historical Data." Central African Division, Air Transport Command. From Herbert Blair., n.d.

Subject: The Testing and Reclamation of Aviation Gasoline in the Central African Division Air Transport Command, 20 pp., incl. 2 tables, H.B.'s Citation for Legion of Merit.

Box 1 Folder 7

Report: Maiduguri: Gasoline Reclaiming Program Comments. 1943. From Herbert Blair., 1943

Subject: Correspondence (8 pp.) and report (7 pp.) on the Aviation Gasoline Reclaiming Procedure used at Maiduguri, incl. H.B.'s Award of Army Commendation Ribbon Citation.

Box 1 Folder 8

Report: "Hydrogen", 1954-1955

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 1

2 Jun 1954. From Herbert Blair, to Memo for the Record, PL Ser. 24-21. Subject: Trip, 5-6 May 1954, 3 pp., 1954

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 2

23 July 1954. From Lt. Col. M.H. Smith, to Staff Director, Petrol. Logistics Comm. Subject: Hydrogenation, Application to Refining of Petrol. Products, 3 pp., 1954

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 3

30 Oct 1954. From Lt. Col. M. H . Smith, to Staff Director, Petrol. Logistics Comm. Subject: Mild hydrogenation, 2 pp., 1954

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 4

15 Nov 1954. From Lt. Col. M. H. Smith, Staff Director, Petrol. Logistics Comm. Subject: Mild hydrogenation, 2 pp., 1954

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 5

28 Jan 1955. From C. D. Fentress, Asst. Dir., U.S. Dept. of Interior, Oil and Gas Div., to H. A. Stewart. Subject: Hydrogenation, 1 p., 1955

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 6

7 Feb 1955. From Herbert Blair, to H. A. Stewart. Subject: Letter acknowledging recept of report immed. above., 1955

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 7

11 Feb. 1955. From Herbert Blair, Dodge, Capt., USN, Cheif Indis. and Tech. Programs Br., to Staff Director, Petrol Logistics Div., Sec. of Def. Subject: Mild hydrogenation, 2 pp., 1955

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 8

8 Mar 1955. From H. A. Stewart, from Geo. A. Landry, Off. of Def. Mobilization, Dept. of Interior. Subject: V. S. Refining Capacity, 3 pp., 1955

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 9

23 Jun 1955. From Herbert Blair, Dodge, to Staff Dir., Petrol. Logistics. Subject: Milk hydrogenation, 2 pp., 1955

Box 1 Folder 8 Item 10

29 Jun 1955. From Herbert Blair, Dodge, to Staff Dir., Petrol. Logistics. Subject: New Developments in Refining Techniques, 3 pp., 1955

Box 1 Folder 9

Report: Maiduguri: Gasoline Reclaiming Program Comments. 1943. From Herbert Blair., 1943

Subject: Correspondence (8 pp.) and report (7 pp.) on the Aviation Gasoline Reclaiming Procedure used at Maiduguri, incl. H.B.'s Award of Army Commendation Ribbon Citation.

Box 1 Folder 10

Report: Process Developments: Aromatics, Catalytic Reforming, 1949-1955

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 1

1 Jun 1949. From J. R. Steelman, Nat'l Security Resources Board, to Louis Johnson, Sec. Def. Subject: Benzew Supply and Production, 2 pp., 1949

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 2

29 Jun 1950. From MBPPD 912.15, File: 004.04, to Universal Oil Prod. Co., Riverside, IL, J.S. Bogen. Subject: Platformate Production, 1 p., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 3

6 Jul 1950. From J. S. Bogen, to B. B. Biggs. Subject: Reply to letter of 29 June 1950, 1 p., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 4

8 Aug 1950. From MBPPD 912:68, File: 004.04, to E. F. Nelson, Univ. Oil, Riverside, IL. Subject: Supply of Aromatics, 2 pp., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 5

24 Aug 1950. From E. F. Nelson, to B. B. Biggs. Subject: Reply to above letter of 8 Aug 1950, 1 p., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 6

5 Sep 1950. From Herbert Blair, to Memo for Record. Subject: Platinum in Platforming, 1 p., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 7

5 Sep 1950. From Herbert Blair, to Memo for Record. Subject: Evaluation of Platformate, 3 pp., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 8

10 Oct 1950. From Herbert Blair, to Memo for Record. Subject: Platforming, 3 pp., 1950

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 9

6 July 1951. From R. B. McCormick, to Chief, Office of Stockpile Programs. Subject: Memo: Current Platinum Requirements, 2 pp., 1951

Box 1 Folder 10 Item 10

24 Jan 1955. From Herbert Blair. Subject: Aromatics, 10 pp., 1955

Box 1 Folder 11

Report: Maiduguri: Gasoline Reclaiming Program Comments. 1943. From Herbert Blair., 1943

Subject: Correspondence (8 pp.) and report (7 pp.) on the Aviation Gasoline Reclaiming Procedure used at Maiduguri, incl. H.B.'s Award of Army Commendation Ribbon Citation.

Box 1 Folder 12

Report: Maiduguri: Gasoline Reclaiming Program Comments. 1943. From Herbert Blair., 1943

Subject: Correspondence (8 pp.) and report (7 pp.) on the Aviation Gasoline Reclaiming Procedure used at Maiduguri, incl. H.B.'s Award of Army Commendation Ribbon Citation.

Box 1 Folder 13

Thesis: "Determination of the Colloidal Content of Ferric Chloride Solution," by Herbert J. Blair, B.S.; Oklahoma A and M College; 1932; submitted to Dept. of Chemistry, 1934., 1934

Box 1 Folder 14

Letters, 1942-1972

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 1

15 May 1967. From A. F. Meyer, Chm., Dept. of Def. Env. Pollution Control Comm. Subject: Commendation of Blair, 2 pp., 1967

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 2

5 Feb 1967. From F. P. Robinson, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Herbert Blair Retirement, 1 p., 1967

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 3

18 Jan 1967. From M. D. McDorman, Ethyl Corp. Subject: Herbert Blair Retirement, 1 p., 1967

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 4

23 Dec 1966. From J. P. Moran, Moran and Co., to Herbert Blair. Subject: Herbert Blair Retirement, 1 p., 1966

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 5

3 Apr 1964. From Cal. - Tex. Oilco, J. R. Kerny, to Lt. Gen. William O. Senter. Subject: U.S. Fuel Scenarios, 2 pp., 1964

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 6

27 Jan 1964. From F. Bloom, Sun Oil, to Lt. Gen. William O. Senter. Subject: Compliments on Blair, et al. 1 p., 1964

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 7

30 Sep 1963. From D. C. O'Hara, NPRA, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1963

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 8

1 Oct 1962. From L. E. Kincannon, NPRA, to Herber Blair. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1962

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 9

20 Nov 1962. From A. P. Lien, Standard Oil Co. (Indiana), to Herbert Blair. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1962

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 10

1 Nov 1962. From H. Feldman, Defense Supply Assoc., to Herbert Blair. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1962

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 11

24 Sep 1962. From H. Feldman, Defense Supply Assoc., to Herbert Blair. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1962

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 12

1 Feb 1956. From D. B. Brooks, Panel on Fuels and Lubricants, to Brig. Gen. W. W. White. Subject: OHSD Working Group on Engine Fuels, 1 p., 1956

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 13

7 May 1954. From C. G. Holmquist, to Brig. Gen. W. W. White. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1954

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 14

16 April 1953. From W. M. Holaday, Dept. of Def., Research and Development Board, to Brig. Gen. H. H. Johnson, Munitions Board. Subject: Thanks to Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1953

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 15

19 Jun 1952. From P. F. Nay, USAF, Chief of Aeronautics Div., to Chief of Petrol. Programs, Munitions Board. Subject: Meeting w/ U.K. Petrol. Representatives, 1 p., 1952

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 16

16 Apr 1953. From E. L. Klein, Asst. to Vice Chm., K and D Board, to Chief, Petrol. Programs, Munitions Board. Subject: Request for Briefing, 2 pp., 1953

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 17

10 Mar 1952. From D. B. Brooks, to Exec. Sec., Petrol. Comm., Munitions Board. Subject: Appreciation for Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1952

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 18

6 Oct 1949. From A. N. Hickey, Chief, JAGC Econ. Branch, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Appreciation for Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1949

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 19

1 Sep 1949. From Research and Development Board, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Appreciation for Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1949

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 20

20 Jun 1949. From D. F. Carpenter, Chm. Munitions Board, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Welcome to M.B. Staff, 1 p., 1949

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 21

11 Jul 1949. From Maj. Gen. H. Feldman, Quartermaster Gen., to Exec. Sec. Munitions Board. Subject: MBPC Publications, 1 p., 1949

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 22

From W. H. Jones, Calif. Research Corp., to Herbert Blair. Subject: MBPC Indoctrination Program, 1 p. , n.d.

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 23

19 Aug 1949. From E. J. McClanahan, Standard Oil, Calif., to General Certification. Subject: MBPC Indoctrination Program, 1 p., 1949

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 24

25 Oct 1943. From Asst. Works. Mgr., the Sharples Corp., to Herbert Blair. Subject: Personal thanks, 1 p., 1943

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 25

24 Nov 1972. From M. H. Fisbein, GSA (Archives and Records Div.), to Herbert Blair. Subject: Thanks for gifts to archives, 1 p., 1972

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 26

3 Jun 1971. From Maj. W. G. Fawver, Chief of Police, Arlington, VA, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Police Benevolence Donation, 1 p., 1971

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 27

4 May 1942. From F. W. Turner, Atlantic Refining Co., Dallas, TX, to whom it may concern. Subject: Letter of Recommendation for Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1942

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 28

4 May 1942. From R. H. Reese, Atlantic Co., to whom it may concern. Subject: Letter of Recommendation for Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1942

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 29

29 May 1942. From J. H. Kelley, Atlantic Co., to whom it may concern. Subject: Letter of Recommendation for Herbert Blair, 1 p., 1942

Box 1 Folder 14 Item 30

20 Sep 1970. From G. A. Kovar, Dir. Media, Forest Service, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Thanks for donation for tree planting, 1 p., 1970

Box 1 Folder 15

Report: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.: 485 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, 17. Date: 11-15 Jan 1965. Title: Aviation Fuel Safety. Author: D. N. Harris, Shell Oil Co., 12 pp., 1965

Box 1 Folder 16

Report (File #1-0015). Date: 13 Mar 1965. Title: Aircraft Accident Report, Boeing 707-121, N709PA, Pan American World Airways, Inc., near Elkton, Maryland, 8 Dec 1963. Author: Civil Aeronautics Board, 17 pp., 1965

Box 1 Folder 17

Report. Date: Jul 1947. Title: Quality Serveillance of Petroleum Fuels and Lubricants. Author: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, 26 pp., 1947

Box 2 Folder 1

File, Indexed: Sudan Area. U.S. Army-owned Aviation Petroleum Installations. (1 of 3), 1946

General: Inventories and correspondence re: accountability transfer from duly authorized representative of the contracting officer, HQ Central African Division, Air Transport Command to DARCO and Accountable Property Officer, Middle East Service Command, African-Middle East Theater, 68 pp.

Individual:

Port Sudan, 39 pp.

Wadi-Seidna, 26 pp. (airport)

Wadi-Seidna, 50 pp. (terminal)

Khartoum, 108 pp.

El Obeid, 38 pp.

El Geneina, 9 pp.

El Fasher, 8 pp.

Box 2 Folder 2

File, Indexed: Sudan Area. U.S. Army-owned Aviation Petroleum Installations. (2 of 3), 1946

General: Inventories and correspondence re: accountability transfer from duly authorized representative of the contracting officer, HQ Central African Division, Air Transport Command to DARCO and Accountable Property Officer, Middle East Service Command, African-Middle East Theater, 36 pp.

Individual:

Maiduguri, Nigera, 3 pp.

Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 23 pp.

Potiskum, Nigeria, 22 pp.

Accra, Gold Coast, 60 pp.

Takoradi, Gold Coast, 13 pp.

Robert's Field (Bassa Point), Liberia, 41 pp.

Elizabethville, Belgium Congo, 3 pp.

Leopoldville, Belgium Congo, 3 pp.

Point Noire, French Equatorial Africa, 39 pp.

Box 2 Folder 3

File, Indexed: Sudan Area. U.S. Army-owned Aviation Petroleum Installations. (3 of 3), 1946

General: Inventories and correspondence re: accountability transfer from duly authorized representative of the contracting officer, HQ Central African Division, Air Transport Command to DARCO and Accountable Property Officer, Middle East Service Command, African-Middle East Theater, 42 pp.

Individual:

Fisherman's Lake, Liberia, 22 pp.

Bukuru, Nigeria, 68 pp.

Kano, Nigeria, 31 pp.

Lagos, Nigeria, 3 pp.

Box 2 Folder 4

Accountability Transfer, Kenya Colony, 1946

General: Accountability transfer date contained here are organized like those in Folders 1-3. This file is for Kenya Colony area only.

Individual:

Nairobi, 113 pp.

Mombasa, 45 pp.

Box 2 Folder 5

Miscellaneous, For Information of U.S. Offices, 1943-1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 1

4 Jun 1946. From Herbert Blair, to Aviation Fuels Branch. Subject: Reciprocal Aid Agreements, 2 pp., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 2

2 Oct 1945. From J. M. Gardner, USAF, to Richard Farrar, S and S Div. Subject: Contract W33-038 ac-1812, Socony Oil, 2 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 3

15 Jan 1946. From Herbert Blair, to Contracting Officer. Subject: Property Transfer, 2 pp., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 4

8 Jan 1946. From Sudan Area, to New York, No. K290; New York, No. K283. Subject: Cables (2) Operation Costs, 2 pp., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 5

2 Jul 1945. From Herbert Blair, to USAF HQ, Wash. D.C. Subject: Dispositional Bulk Fuel Facilities, 5 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 6

5 Mar 1946. N/A to Comm., N. Africa Suc. Subject: Accountability, 1 p., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 7

28 Feb 1946. N/A to Comm., APO 600. Subject: Transfer, 1 p., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 8

N/A, "Outgoing Message". Subject: COMGENAMET, 1 p., n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 9

N/A, "Outgoing Message". Subject: Reply to above, 1 p., n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 10

17 Sep 1945. From Contract Officer, Fiserman's Lake, to Comm., HQ, NAFD-ATC, APO 396. Subject: Aviation Fuel Installations, 7 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 11

14 Sep 1945. From Contract Officer, El Geneima, to Comm., HQ, NAFD-ATC, APO 396. Subject: Aviation Fuel Installations, 9 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 12

14 Sep 1945. From Contract Officer, El Fasher, to Comm., HQ, NAFD-ATC, APO 396. Subject: Aviation Fuel Installations, 9 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 13

31 Dec 1945. From Contract Officer, Nairabi (Suppl), to Comm., HQ, NAFD-ATC, APO 396. Subject: Aviation Fuel Installations, 5 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 14

20 Sep 1945. From Contract Officer, Nairabi (Suppl), to Comm., HQ, NAFD-ATC, APO 396. Subject: Aviation Fuel Installations, 16 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 15

15 Sep 1945. From Contract Officer, Mombasa, to Comm., HQ, NAFD-ATC, APO 396. Subject: Aviation Fuel Installations, 19 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 16

25 Jan 1946. From Herbert Blair, to Contracting Officer, New York. Subject: USA - So. Africa Agreement re: Wadi Seidua Airfield, 3 pp., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 17

10 Oct 1946. From Herbert Blair, to Comm., MESC, APO 678. Subject: Transfer of Facilities, 11 pp., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 18

19 Sep 1945. From Herbert Blair (Port Sudan), to Comm., MESC, APO 678. Subject: Transfer of Facilities, 11 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 19

18 Sep 1945. From Herbert Blair (El Obeid), to Comm., MESC, APO 678. Subject: Transfer of Facilities, 13 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 20

12 Oct 1945. From Herbert Blair (Wadi Seidna), to Comm., MESC, APO 678. Subject: Transfer of Facilities, 11 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 21

25 Jan 1946. From Herbert Blair (Wadi Seidna), to Comm., MESC, APO 678. Subject: USA - So. Africa Agreement, 3 pp., 1946

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 22

12 Oct 1945. From Herbert Blair (Wadi Seidna), to C. O., APO 787. Subject: Transfer of Facilities, 16 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 23

9 Nov 1945. From D. L. Thompson, Adj. Gen., to Comm., NAFD-ATC, APO 396, US Army. Subject: Transport. Cost, Aviation Fuel: Turkey, 2 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 24

14 Feb 1945. From HQ, RAF, M.E., to Air Attache, Ankara. Subject: Fuel Fatigue, 14 pp., 1945

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14 Feb 1945. From HQ, RAF, M.E., to Air Attache, Ankara. Subject: Fuel Fatigue, 13 pp., 1945

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26 Oct 1945. From HQ, Africa, M.E., to Comm., ASF (Dir. International Div.). Subject: Allocation of Transport. Cost, Aviation Fuel: Sudan, 11 pp., 1945

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14-21 Apr 1945. From CEAD-ATC Liaison, HQ, AMET, to G-5. Subject: Fuel costs, 4 pp., 1945

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4 Jul 1945. From HQ, RAF, M.E., to SAAF-ITS. Subject: Note on Socony Oil, 3 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 29

14 Dec 1944. From Lt. Lamb, to Herbert Blair. Subject: Intra-Office Memo: Railway Tank Cars - Nigeria, 2 pp., 1944

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27 July 1945. From AG of S, G-5, to USA HQ, M.E. (G-4). Subject: Fuel Transport, 1 p., 1945

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10 Jul 1945. From AG of S, G-5, to USA HQ, M.E. (G-4). Subject: Transfer of Installations, 1 p., 1945

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23 Jul 1945. From HQ, RAF, M.E., to HQ, AMET. Subject: Aviation Fuel Stocks, 1 p., 1945

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23 Jul 1945. From HQ, RAF, M.E., to DECHIEF Pretoria. Subject: Fuel Delivery, 1 p., 1945

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13 Oct 1945. From HQ, Africa, Met, to ANPB, Rm 2830, Navy Bldg, D.C. Subject: Petrol. Status Report, 9 pp., 1945

Box 2 Folder 5 Item 35

12 Dec 1944. From M.G. Furman, AG, Fuel Control. Subject: Pending Refunds, Socony Oil, 3 pp., 1944

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11 Apr 1945. From Herbert Blair, to Maj. Ewell, Asst. Chief of Staff, S and S. Subject: Spec. Ord. #55 (24 Feb 1945), 5 pp., 1945

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22 Jun 1943. From HQ of Suc. of Supply, USA FICA, to CE, Eng. Sec., HQ SOS, USA FICA. Subject: Inspection of Gasoline Facilities, 13 pp., 1943

Box 2 Folder 6

Book: Ancestors, by H.B. Blair. Subtitle: "History of a Blair Family Line, Today Back to Early 18th Century," 174 pp., 1986

Supplementary materials: 32 pp. materials like those in book, received by author after publication. Dated 29 Jun 1986.)

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Declassified Map and Notes, 1964

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