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Charles E. Kolodzey Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.563 and 2011.276

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Scope and Contents

Included are 32  diaries, 1947-1978 (1955 is missing) of  engineer Charles E. Kolodzey of Texas with entries of varying length and regularity.  The author mentions activities related to work, family and social life.  There are also photographs and slides of Charles Kolodzey from his work and personal life. Charles E. Kolodzey designed and constructed the first offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.


  • Creation: 1947-1978


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Information provided by the seller: "Texas Oil Industry engineer who designed and constructed the first offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

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1.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Acquisition Information:


Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in December 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.

Guide to the Charles E. Kolodzey Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository