Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



In this study, The Historical Development of the Oil Industry in the Baytown Area, Especially as It Affects the Employment and Welfare of Negroes, the writer has several interrelated aims. In the first place, she endeavors to sketch a brief background in which she outlines several events and conditions in the oil Industry in general that fostered the growth and spread of the industry to Texas, particularly to the Baytown Area.

In the second place, she seeks to analyze trends that have influenced the size and character of the industry's working force and to determine the effect of successive technical advances on labor requirements and utilization.

In the third place, she seeks to show the relationship of the oil Industry in the Baytown Area to contemporary life. She seeks further to analyze the employment role of Negro workers in the oil firms in this area.

In the fourth place, she sketches the emergence, activities, and power of labor unions in the oil arena. Here she tries to ascertain the efforts of labor unions to win jurisdiction over the oil workers, the struggle of the Congress of Industrial Organizations for employee status, wages, working hours, living conditions and other union objectives. She also tries to find out which community agencies helped or hindered those struggles.

Finally, she endeavors to predict possibilities for Negro employment and well-being in the oil industry in the Baytown Area.

The scope of this study is restricted on the basis of the time covered, the area involved and the phases of the industry analyzed.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Samuel E. Warren


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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