Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr., known as “De” or “Mr. De” to family, friends, and associates, attributed much of his success to pure luck. He was a legendary pioneer in the field of petroleum geology and applied geophysics and is often referred to as the “father of American geophysics.” Making a fortune, by applying science to the oil industry, allowed Mr. DeGolyer to excel in his other avocations–book collecting, writing, publishing, and lecturing.
Drop by the Fondren Library Center’s Link (Circulation area) anytime during open hours to view the exhibit and learn more about Everette Lee DeGolyer: The Man, The Legend, The Library. More information available here.