Inventory of the W.W. Waggoner Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Processing of this collection was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.
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Creator: Waggoner, W. W. (Waldo Wade)
Title: W.W. Waggoner Papers
Date (inclusive): 1891-1895
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Waldo Wade Waggoner (1860-1939) served as County Surveyor of Nevada County, California and as California Debris Commissioner. The small collection contains his report and map on the Dry Creek Reservoir Site in Nevada County as well as three letters from the California Debris Commission concerning his work with the commission.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Deprt. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC255
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Waldo Wade Waggoner was born on June 14, 1860 in Shelby County, Illinois to Dr. Fieldon Rice and Eliza Holloway Waggoner. In December 1888, Waggoner moved to Nevada City, California. He later served as County Surveyor of Nevada County and as California Debris Commissioner.
Waggoner passed away in 1939.
Source:
Lardner, W. B.(William B.) History of Placer and Nevada Counties California: with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the counties who have been identified with their growth and development from the early days to the present . Los Angeles: Historic Record Co., 1924.

Scope and Content

The small collection contains Waggoner's report and map on the Dry Creek Reservoir Site in Nevada County as well as three letters from the California Debris Commission concerning his work with the commission.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Waggoner, W. W. (Waldo Wade)--Archives
United States. California Debris Commission
Nevada County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Processing of the W.W. Waggoner Papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

Acquisition Information

Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection in 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], W.W. Waggoner Papers, MC255, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

Box MC255:1

Report and Map on Dry Creek Reservoir Site by W.W. Waggoner 1891 July 29

Box MC255:2

California Debris Commission 1895 April 22

Box MC255:3

California Debris Commission 1895 May 27

Box MC255:4

California Debris Commission 1895 May 28