Harry French Blaney papers, 1919-1970

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Title: Harry French Blaney papers
Collection number: 1682
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 31.0 linear feet (52 boxes, 5 cartons, and 4 oversize boxes)
Date: 1919-1970
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.
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Creator: Blaney, Harry French, 1892-1976

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Water Resources Center Archives, UCLA, transfer, 1991.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry French Blaney Papers (Collection 1682). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709384 

Biography

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).

Related Material

Harry F. Blaney: water conservation engineer [oral history transcript] / Harry French Blaney, interviewee.   UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1963. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Society of Civil Engineers..
Blaney, Harry French, 1892-1976--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty. -- Archives
Irrigation engineers--California--Archives.
Water-supply engineering--Research.

Container List

Box 1

Reports and writings. 1940s-1950s.

Box 2

Reports and writings. 1940s.

Box 3

Correspondence.

Box 4

Reports, including typed with photos. 1930s [?].

Box 5

Reports and writings. 1930s-1950s.

Box 6

Moisture loss in soils ...

Box 7

Equipment.

Box 8

Irrigation.

Box 9

Correspondence, ASCE [American Society of Civil Engineers] material.

Box 10

ASCE material.

Box 11

ASCE material, drainage, Pecos River, agriculture.

Box 12

Consumptive use of water, ASCE material.

Box 13

ASCE material, personal files.

Box 14

Personal files, consumptive use of water.

Box 15

Consumptive use of water, drainage, annual report. 1950.

Scope and Contents note

Also, reprints, research.
Box 16-17

Reprints, research notes, data.

Box 18

Photographs.

Box 19

Photographs and notebook.

Box 20

Notebooks.

Box 21

ICID Bulletin, Pecos river, ASCE convention.

Box 22

Files.

Box 23

Files, Pecos River, Rio Grande.

Box 24

Reports.

Box 25

Reports and reprints.

Box 26

Soil, waste water.

Box 27

Waste water, Imperial Valley water reclamation, Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division ASCE.

Box 28

Waste water, articles by Blaney, reprints, Kern County.

Box 29

Water use, reprints, drainage.

Box 30

Arizona California litigation, upper Gila River investigations, irrigation.

Box 31

Around the world tour. 1959.

Box 31

Conservation conferences and reports. 1940-1958.

Box 32

Notes on conference of division of irrigation engineering and water conservation - SCS. 1952.

Scope and Contents note

Also, water conservation, diary 1923..
Box 33

Arizona, New Mexico, California vs. Arizona, irrigation, evaporation, Colorado river, New Zealand and Australia.

Box 34

Reports, articles, water use.

Box 35

Evapotranspiration, ground water replenishment, reports - West Coast Basin, irrigation, consumptive water use.

Box 36

Evapotranspiration, ASCE, ASAE, writings of H.B. Blaney by Cullen and Willard.

Box 37

Photos, card files.

Box 38

Clippings file, water analysis.

Box 39

Gypsum in agriculture, improvement of irrigation systems.

Box 40

Scrapbook, Piedmont province. 1934.

Box 41

Brant sealing gasket technical manual, ground water.

Box 42

Engineering digest, botany.

Box 43

Irrigation and water levels.

Box 44

Proceedings of ASCE, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Division ASCE.

Box 45

Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Division ASCE, and irrigation in Mexico.

Box 46

Annual reports, Division of irrigation, State Water Rights Board. 1947-1948.

Box 47

Association of Western State Engineers. 1953.

Box 48

Salinity, evapotranspiration, articles.

Box 49

Annual report, evaporation. 1952.

Box 50

Elementary school material, corrosion, ASAE papers.

Box 51

Papers by various authors, Western irrigation practices book, soil conservation.

Box 52

Tulare - Bakersfield area, annual reports. 1952.

Scope and Contents note

Also, Santa Barbara data.
Box 53

Articles, irrigation, engineering and maintenance.

Box 54

Soil conservation service, USDA.

Box 55

Coachella Valley, AGU discussion papers.

Box 56

Water quality and consumption, Texas.

Box 57

Ground water recharge conference, National Reclamation Association.

Box 58

National Reclamation Association, National Water Research Symposium. 1961.

Box 59

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce special reports, articles.

Box 60

ASCE Ground Water Committee, ASCE publications Committee.

Box 61

Evapotranspiration.