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Finding Aid for the Cory family papers, 1896-1932
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cory family papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1896-1932
    Collection number: 665
    Creator: Corey family
    Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Harry Thomas Cory (1870- ) was an assistant engineer at A. & M. Railway in 1888, before undertaking numerous engineering projects including one with the Southern Pacific Railroad, where he was personally in charge of diverting the Colorado River from running to the Salton Sea (1906-07). Clarence Linus Cory (1872-1937) was a professor of electrical engineering at Highland Park College in Des Moines, Iowa and a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. The collection contains about 130 transcript engineering reports, including ground water, surface water (hydrolic), electrical, and mining investigations, primarily for cities, counties, and corporations in California.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Cory family.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cory Family Papers (Collection 665). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Processing History:

    Collection was Esther Vécsey, 23 February 1967 and then revised by Saundra Taylor, April 1970.

    Biography

    Harry Thomas Cory was born on May 27, 1870 in Lafayette, Indiana; BME (1887), BCE (1889), Purdue University; MCE (1893), MME (1896), Cornell University; Dr. Engineering, Purdue University, 1929; became assistant engineer at A.& M. Railway in 1888, after which he undertook numerous engineering projects including one with the Southern Pacific Railroad, where he was personally in charge of diverting the Colorado River from running to the Salton Sea (1906-07); also worked on projects for the Egyptian and Sudanese governments and in French and Spanish Morocco, before becoming a consulting engineer in Los Angeles; publications include Irrigation and river control in the Colorado River Delta (1913) and The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink (1915); Clarence Linus Cory was born in Lafayette on September 4, 1872; BME, Purdue University, 1889; ME, Cornell University, 1891; ED, Purdue University, 1914; professor of electrical engineering, Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, 1891-92; professor of electrical engineering in 1892, and dean of the College of Mechanics in 1901, University of California at Berkeley; he died on August 2, 1937.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains about 130 transcript engineering reports, including ground water, surface water (hydrolic), electrical, and mining investigations, primarily for cities, counties, and corporations in California. Also contains vol.2 of the Cory family genealogy, biographical and bibliographical materials on Clarence L. Cory, and 6 photograph albums compiled by Harry Thomas Cory.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Reports (Boxes 1-4).
    2. Genealogy, letters and ephemera (Boxes 5-6).
    3. Photographs and glass slides (Boxes 3 and 5-7).
    4. Receipts (Box 8).
    5. Yearbooks (Box 9).
    6. Card indexes (Boxes 10-13).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Corey family--Archives.
    Cory, H.T. (Harry Thomas), b. 1870--Archives.
    Cory, Clarence Linus, 1872-1937--Archives.
    Engineers--California--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photograph albums.

    • The Cory photographs of the Colorado River project of the California Development Company. Separately catalogued as part of the Photograph Album Collection (call no.94/1, 2 boxes). Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.