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Robert L. Norberg Papers

Identifier: GTM-160106

Scope and Contents Note

The Robert L. Norberg Papers comprise correspondence, reports, publications, maps, photographs, oral history interviews, and video footage documenting the activities of the Arabian and American Oil Company (ARAMCO) in Saudi Arabia. Norberg, a longtime executive at ARAMCO, preserved these documents from his career with the company. Of particular interest are reports concerning ARAMCO's role in the economic and social life of Saudi Arabia as well as printed materials collected by Norberg during his tenure with the company. The collection also includes hundreds of photogaphs depicting ARAMCO's activities and various scenes of life in the nation. The Robert L. Norberg Papers complement a number of other manuscripts collections relating to Saudi Arabia in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.


  • 1930 - 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1990


Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Robert L. Norberg is a longtime employee of ARAMCO, the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia. Among his posts, he served as Manager for ARAMCO Services Company in Washington, D.C. and Manager for Government Affairs. He also was a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council and the Advisory Board of the American Near East Refugee Fund. Furthermore, Norberg worked as the President Emeritus of Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU).

[Sources: "Source Watch" Online. "Corporation Wiki" Online].


5 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials


Metadata Rights Declarations


The collection is organized into 8 series:

Series I. Correspondence, 1937-2001

Series II. Reports, 1948-1998

Series III. Printed Materials, 1946-1992

Series IV. Maps, 1951-1982

Series V. Photographs, 1930-2003

Series VI. Video Materials, 1938-1996

Series VII. Oversized Materials, 1951-1984

Series VIII: Interviews with ARAMCO Executives, 1986-2000

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Norberg, January 2016 and September 2022.

Processing Information

This collections combines three accessions of materials, one of which was previously described as the Norberg-Mulligan Memorial Collection. The collection has been rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.

Robert L. Norberg Papers
Scott S. Taylor
2022 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2022: Edited for DACS compliance by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057