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Standard Oil (New Jersey) Collection

The collection was the second major photo-documentary project directed by Roy E. Stryker. The project's aim was to document the benefits of oil on everyday life in the United States. More than half of the images reflect that focus; other photographs, more than 100,000 images, are set at Standard Oil sites throughout the world. In total there are 500,000 items that include images of African Americans. Available at the University of Louisville Libraries' Photographic Archives.

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“Standard Oil (New Jersey) Collection,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 7, 2022,

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