This collection was given to WRCA in 1973 by Erwin Cooper, former information officer for the California Department of Water
Resources. it is made up of press releases, speeches (many by former DWR Directors), news clippings, reports, photographs,
and miscellaneous memoranda on California water resources development during the period 1950-1965. Some of the material was
used as source material for Cooper's book, Aqueduct Empire: A Guide to Water in California, its Turbulent History and its Management today, published in 1968. The collection is particularly outstanding in its coverage of the California State Water Project (Feather
River Water Project).
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.