In addition to linking petroleum museums, historical societies and other state and national organizations committed to energy education, the society maintains a growing network of media sources.
Our “Media” section is an on-going project – so send your suggestions. Visit again to see more links to petroleum-related special publications, books, photography and videos.
A collection of websites the society has found useful for vintage and modern oilfield photography.
Thanks to digital technology, more community museums, historians and educators across the country are preserving the heritage of an industry that shaped and defined the 20th century.
Artists have been important recorders and interpreters of petroleum’s incredible influence in the United States. Only a few artists are among “oil patch” preservationists
This website section begins with a biography of the first American oilman, Edwin L. Drake, by William Brice, professor emeritus in geology and planetary science at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He has published the 661-page Myth, Legend, Reality – Edwin Laurentine Drake and the Early Oil Industry.
Also featured is The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia by David Waples, a book that explores the evolution and significance of the natural gas industry in a region now being revisited by petroleum companies.
The society has published two special American Oil & Gas Families publications — featuring regional petroleum histories of Ohio, West Virginia and Texas.