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Finding Aid for the Martin R. Huberty Papers, ca. 1925-1960
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  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Martin R. Huberty Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1925-1960
    Collection number: 1683
    Creator: Huberty, Martin R. (Martin Richard), b. 1894
    Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.) 30 cartons (30 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Martin R. Huberty (1894-1960) joined the staff of the Irrigation Division, College of Agriculture, Davis and Berkeley (1921), transferred to Riverside (1936), and to Los Angeles (1939) where held various positions including professor of irrigation engineering, chairman of the Department of irrigation and soil science, and acting dean of agriculture. He also served as director of the University of California's system-wide Water Resources Center (1957-60), helped establish the Water Resources Archives on the Berkeley campus, served in Rome as Senior Irrigation and Drainage Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, and was a consultant to the UC Bureau of Reclamation, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Interagency Advisory Committee on Soils, Water and Fertilizer Research. The collection consists of teaching, research and committee materials, publications by Huberty and others, correspondence, notes, and photographs.
    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.

    Biography

    Huberty was born on May 16, 1894 in San Andreas, California; BS in agriculture, UC Berkeley, 1920; professional degree of engineer, Stanford University, 1934; joined the staff of the Irrigation Division, College of Agriculture, Davis and Berkeley, 1921; transferred to Riverside in 1936 and to Los Angeles in 1939; was variously professor of irrigation engineering, chairman of the Department of irrigation and soil science, and acting dean of agriculture, UCLA; director of University of California system-wide Water Resources Center (1957-60), coordinating all water research within the University, including sea water reclamation, and helped establish the Water Resources Archives on the Berkeley campus; served in Rome as Senior Irrigation and Drainage Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN; was consultant to the UC Bureau of Reclamation, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Interagency Advisory Committee on Soils, Water and Fertilizer Research; wrote some 90 technical papers, and was senior editor and principal contributor of Natural resources (1959); he died on December 12, 1960.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of teaching, research and committee materials, publications by Huberty and others, correspondence, notes, and photographs.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Huberty, Martin R. (Martin Richard), b. 1894--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Irrigation and Soil Science--Faculty--Archival resources.
    University of California (System). Water Resources Center--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Irrigation engineers--California--Archival resources.