Guide to the Feather River Project Association Collection, 1955-1974

Special Collections & Archives

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Feather River Project Association Collection
Dates: 1955-1974
Identification: URB/FRPA
Creator: Feather River Project Association
Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: In 1955, the Feather River Project Association (FRPA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational association to serve the public interest of Californians in the areas of water resource development and water conservation. The collection documents such issues as the future development of California's water resources, water rights controversies, and the California Water Plan as it has been revised through legislative action from 1900 until the early 1970s. It contains annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of directors' agendas and minutes, conference agendas, minutes, statements, contracts, correspondence, financial statements, membership applications and lists, legislative circulars, newsletters, position reports and statements, published reports, and resolutions.

Historical Note:

During the early 1950s, the California Department of Water Resources was created to develop a plan of action toward solving California's water problems and make recommendations to the state legislature. By 1955, the Department of Water Resources had completed its research and published a working document, known as the Bechtel Report, and began implementing the revised California Water Plan.
In 1955, the Feather River Project Association (FRPA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational association to serve the public interest of Californians in the areas of water resource development and water conservation. The main foci of FRPA activities were two-fold: first, the association would collect and develop research material and independent studies concerning all aspects of The California Water Plan, especially in those areas pertaining to the proposed Feather River Project; and second, the FRPA would disseminate those findings that stressed the urgent need to fund and implement actions that further developed the California Water Plan.
Membership in FRPA was open to all who were interested in the development of water resources. In 1956, the Association consisted of several county and city agencies, local water associations, and private organizations and individuals concerned with the future of California's water sources. By 1962, the FRPA had a mailing list of 6,950 that were receiving monthly reports through the Association's newsletters. Monthly meetings were scheduled throughout the state for FRPA members, which kept them fully informed on current legislation before the state assembly and senate that could affect the State Water Project. FRPA actively sought political support, recommended policies and passed several resolutions on issues such as the Water Bond Act, San Luis Dam and Reservoir Project, and South Bay Aqueduct. FRPA also developed procedures for the settlement of contract negotiations between water owners and water recipients.
During the mid-1960s FRPA promoted the establishment of a Water Resources Research Center in the State Legislature (Senate Bill 2). Reflecting the expansion in statewide water projects, conferences and membership, FRPA voted to change its name to the California Water Resources Association. The name change took effect on December 9, 1966 and the organization is still in existence today.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

California State Water Project
California Water Resources Association
Feather River Project Association
Feather River Project Association -- Archives
Water Project Authority of the State of California

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Publications

Topical Term:

Water resources development -- California
Water supply -- California

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Robert G. Marshall, May 1989

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection is in the public domain. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Original/Copies Note:

Digital reproductions of selected items in the Feather River Project Association Collection are available electronically as a part of the Water Works  project.
For more information please see http://digital-library.csun.edu/WaterWorks/  

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Feather River Project Association Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Feather River Project Association, 1955-1966
Series II: California Water Resources Association, 1966-1974

Scope and Contents

The Feather River Project Association Collection (FRPA) contains annual reports; articles of incorporation, board of directors' agendas and minutes, conference agendas, minutes and statements, contracts, correspondence, financial statements, membership applications and lists, legislative circulars, newsletters, position reports and statements, published reports, and resolutions. The collection documents such issues as the future development of California's water resources, water rights controversies, and the California Water Plan as it has been revised through legislative action from 1900 until the early 1970s. The collection has been filed in two series: Feather River Project Association (1955-1966) and California Water Resources Association (1966-1974).
Series I, Feather River Project Association, contains the administrative files of the Feather River Project Association as gathered by one of its organizational members, the City of Burbank. The files include annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of director agendas and minutes, conference notices and statements, correspondence, financial statements, legislative circulars, membership lists, newsletters, position reports and statements and resolutions. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
Series II, California Water Resources Association, continues the documentation of the association's activities after 1966 when FRPA changed its name to the California Water Resources Association (CSRA), reflecting its statewide membership. The files include board of director agendas and minutes, conference agendas, correspondence, newsletters, and resolutions. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Feather River Project Association, 1955-1966

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Annual Report, 1962

Folder 2

Annual Report, 1965

Folder 3

Articles of Incorporation

Folder 4

Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Hearing Notes and Statements, 1960 July 18-1960 July 19

Folder 5

Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Address, 1961 December 12

Folder 6

Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Schedule Of Hearings, 1962 June 19

Folder 7

Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Statements, 1962 November 16

Folder 8

Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Hearing Notices, 1965

Folder 9

Bechtel Report: Reviews, 1955

Folder 10

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, 1957

Folder 11

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1958-June 1958

Folder 12

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, August 1958-December 1958

Folder 13

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, 1959

Folder 14

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, April 1961-December 1961

Folder 15

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1962-May 1962

Folder 16

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, June 1962-December 1962

Folder 17

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1963-May 1963

Folder 18

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, June 1963-November 1963

Folder 19

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1964-May 1964

Folder 20

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, June 1964-December 1964

Folder 21

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1965-May 1965

Folder 22

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, July 1965-December 1965

Folder 23

Brown, Edmund: Correspondence, Press Release, and Statement, 1956-1960

Folder 24

Brown, Edmund: Press Release and Statement, 1963

Folder 25

Brown, Edmund: Governor's Water Conference, Correspondence and Statements, 1963 November 12

Folder 26

California Water Commission: Agendas and Reports, 1958-1962

Folder 27

California Water Commission: Agendas and Statements, 1963

Folder 28

California Water Commission: Agendas, 1964

Folder 29

California Water Commission: Agendas, 1965

Folder 30

Correspondence: General, 1957-1961

Folder 31

Correspondence: General, 1962

Folder 32

Correspondence: General, 1963

Folder 33

Correspondence: General, 1964

Folder 34

Correspondence: General, 1965

 

Box 2

Folder 1

Financial Statements: Monthly, 1957

Folder 2

Financial Statements: Monthly, 1958

Folder 3

Financial Statements: Monthly, 1961

Folder 4

Financial Statements: Monthly, 1962

Folder 5

Financial Statements: Monthly, 1963

Folder 6

Financial Statements: Monthly, 1964

Folder 7

General Service Contract: Example, 1956

Folder 8

Legislative Committee: Circulars, Memoranda Regarding Assembly And Senate Bills, 1957-1962

Folder 9

Legislative Committee: Circulars, Memoranda Regarding Assembly And Senate Bills, 1963

Folder 10

Map: California Water Plan, 1960 November 8

Folder 11

Membership: Application Cards

Folder 12

Membership: Lists, 1956-1965

Folder 13

Membership and Finance Committee: Minutes, 1958 September 11

Folder 14

Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California: Contract and Draft, June 1960

Folder 15

Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California: Contract, Revised Draft, September 1960

Folder 16

Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California: Contract, Revised Draft, September 1960

Folder 17

Newsletters: FRPA, 1957

Folder 18

Newsletters: FRPA, 1958

Folder 19

Newsletters: FRPA, 1960

Folder 20

Newsletters: FRPA, 1962

Folder 21

Newsletters: FRPA, 1963

Folder 22

Newsletters: FRPA, 1964

Folder 23

Newsletters: FRPA, 1965

Folder 24

Project Report: State Water Project, California Department Of Water Resources, 1961

Folder 25

Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965

Folder 26

Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965

Folder 27

Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965

Folder 28

Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965

 

Box 3

Folder 1

Resolutions: FRPA, 1958-1961

Folder 2

Resolutions: FRPA, 1963

Folder 3

Resolutions: FRPA, 1964

Folder 4

Resolutions: FRPA, 1965

Folder 5

Water Today And Tomorrow, California Department Of Water Resources, 1959

 

Series II: California Water Resources Association, 1966-1974

 

Box 3

Folder 6

Board Of Directors: Agendas, Minutes, and Notices, 1967

Folder 7

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Notices, 1968

Folder 8

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Notices, 1969

Folder 9

Board Of Directors: Agendas and Notices, 1970

Folder 10

California Water Commission: Hearing Agendas, Notices, 1967-1968

Folder 11

Correspondence: General, 1967

Folder 12

Correspondence: General, 1968

Folder 13

Correspondence: General, 1969

Folder 14

Correspondence: General, 1970-1973

Folder 15

Correspondence: General, 1974

Folder 16

Newsletters: CWRA, 1966-1967

Folder 17

Newsletters: CWRA, 1968

Folder 18

Newsletters: CWRA, 1969

Folder 19

Newsletters: CWRA, 1974

Folder 20

News Releases, 1967-1968

Folder 21

News Releases, 1974

Folder 22

Resolutions: CWRA, 1967-1974