Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid for the A.M. Rawn Papers, ca. 1940-1968
1045  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (102.44 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: A.M. Rawn Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1968
    Collection number: 1045
    Creator: Rawn, A.M., 1888-1968
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: A.M. Rawn (1888-1968) worked for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. He was promoted to chief engineer and general manager of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (1941), and later appointed to California State Water Pollution Board (chairman, 1953-61). The collection consists of manuscripts, letters, photographs, diaries, awards, and printed materials related to A.M. Rawn and his career as chief engineer of the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Topics include water pollution and the sewage disposal system of Los Angeles.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. A.M. Rawn, 1969.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], A.M. Rawn Papers (Collection 1045). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Rawn was born in 1888; attended school in Toledo, Ohio; worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; served in the U.S. military during World War I; moved to Los Angeles, 1922; worked for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts; promoted to chief engineer and general manager, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, 1941; appointed to California State Water Pollution Board, 1953 (chairman, 1953-61); co-wrote report on sewage reclamation plan with Harold Hedger, 1958; died in 1968.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, letters, photographs, diaries, awards, and printed materials related to A.M. Rawn and his career as chief engineer of the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Includes 12 working diaries (April 1924-October 1939) and articles by Rawn. Topics include water pollution and the sewage disposal system of Los Angeles. Also includes correspondence from Link Anderson, a neighbor of Rawn's.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rawn, A.M., 1888-1968--Archives.
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)--County Sanitation Districts.
    Sanitary engineers--California, Southern--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Sanitary engineer [oral history transcript] / A.M. Rawn, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1969. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.