Scope and Content
Title: Harry French Blaney Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1970
Collection number: 1682
Creator: Blaney, Harry French, 1892-
52 boxes (26 linear ft.)
5 cartons (5 linear ft.)
4 oversize boxes
Abstract: Harry French Blaney (1892-1976) worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1917-62), was a research associate in the Department
of Irrigation Research and Soil Science at UCLA (1962-65), and served in the Department of Engineering and Water Resource
Center (1965-73). He was also the author of many publications on consumptive use of water, irrigation, evaporation, and water
supply. The collection consists of materials documenting Blaneys career as an irrigation engineer and researcher.
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.
Blaney was born in Los Angeles, California, July 19, 1892; BS, civil engineering, UC Berkeley, 1915; spent most of career
working for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1917-62; research associate, Department of Irrigation Research and Soil
Science, UCLA, 1962-65; served in Department of Engineering and Water Resource Center, 1965-73; author of many publications
on consumptive use of water, irrigation, evaporation, and water supply; died in 1976.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of materials documenting Blaneys career as an irrigation engineer and researcher. Includes reports, writings,
research notes, photographs, and correspondence related to moisture loss, waste water, irrigation, soil, and evapotranspiration.
Also includes correspondence and proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blaney, Harry French, 1892- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
American Society of Civil Engineers.
Irrigation engineers--California--Archival resources.
Harry F. Blaney: water conservation engineer [oral history transcript] / Harry French Blaney, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1963. Available at
Department of Special Collections, UCLA.