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Finding aid of the Harvey O. Banks Papers
MS 2008/5  
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Description
The Harvey O. Banks Papers consist of files dating from his work as a consultant for water control, on water quality and management projects, in various water rights hearings and court cases, as well as allocation and planning / projections within communities. The materials include the following formats: articles, correspondence, contracts, reports, legal transcripts, papers, publications, photographs, photographic slides and negatives, graphs, maps, blueprints, notes, and legal documents pertaining to water rights, water control and management, and water quality for municipalities, states and federal and international agencies.
Background
Harvey Oren Banks (1910-1996) was born in Chaumont, New York on March 29, 1910. He obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Syracuse University. From there he went on to attend Stanford University where he obtained his Master's degree in hydraulic and sanitary engineering. Between the years 1934 and 1955, Mr. Banks worked as an engineer in different capacities for various bodies including the Cities of Palo Alto and Los Angeles, the United States Soil Conservation Service, and as an engineer for the California Division of Water Resources.
Extent
59 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives 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 reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.