Finding Aid for the Arthur Francis Pillsbury Papers, ca. 1935-1991

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Arthur Francis Pillsbury Papers, ca. 1935-1991

Collection number: 1681

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, November 1991
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arthur Francis Pillsbury Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1935-1991
Collection number: 1681
Creator: Pillsbury, Arthur Francis, 1904-
Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.) 4 cartons (4 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Arthur Francis Pillsbury (b.1904) joined the UCLA faculty in 1934. He became chairman of the Department of Irrigation and Soil Sciences, head of the engineering systems division, and director of the Water Resources Center. His research in hydrology made him among the first to warn of the flood and erosion damage that results from brush fires. In 1977, he received a award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his studies of drainage system engineering and environmental resources management. The collection consists of Pillsbury's research files, reprints, correspondence, teaching material, and related papers.
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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred to the UCLA Department of Special Collections from the UCLA Water Resources Center Archives in 1991.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur Francis Pillsbury Papers (Collection 1681). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722822 

Biography

Pillsbury joined the UCLA faculty in 1934; he became chairman of the Department of Irrigation and Soil Sciences, head of the engineering systems division, and director of the Water Resources Center; consultant to the World Bank on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on water quality programs for various nations; received a 1977 award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his studies of drainage system engineering and environmental resources management; his research in hydrology made him among the first to warn of the flood and erosion damage that results from brush fires; died April 12, 1991, 86 years old.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research files, reprints, correspondence, teaching material, and related papers of hydrologist and UCLA faculy member Arthur Francis Pillsbury. Includes materials related to the San Joaquin Valley 4-year study.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Writings, correspondence, teaching material (Boxes 1-2).
  2. Publications (Box 3).
  3. Research files and correspondence (Boxes 4-7, 21, 23).
  4. Reprints (Boxes 8-11).
  5. San Joaquin Valley 4-year study (Boxes 11-20, 22).
  6. Bennett plot flow charts (Boxes 24-25).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pillsbury, Arthur Francis, 1904- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Irrigation and Soil Science--Faculty--Archival resources.
University of California (System). Water Resources Center.
Hydrologists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Papers, including writings, correspondence, teaching material.

Box 2

Correspondence, bibliographical [material], writings, etc.

Box 3

Publications.

Boxes 4-7, 23

Research files, correspondence, etc.

Boxes 8-11

Reprints.

Boxes 11-20, 22

San Joaquin Valley 4-year study.

Box 21

Research data.

Boxes 24-25

Bennett plot flow charts.