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Inventory of the Max J. Bartell Papers, bulk 1906-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Max J. Bartell Papers,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1906-1962
    Collection number: BARTELL
    Creator: Bartell, Max J., 1879-1968
    Extent: ca. 3 linear ft. (5 boxes)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Max J. Bartell Papers, BARTELL, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Access Points

    Hetch Hetchy Project (Calif.)
    Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Calif.)
    O'Shaughnessy Dam (Calif.)
    Water-supply --California --San Francisco
    Tuolumne River (Calif.)
    Groundwater --California --Livermore Valley
    Groundwater --California --Alameda Creek Watershed
    Mokelumne River (Calif.)
    McCloud River Project (Calif.)
    Cherry River Project (Calif.)

    Biographical Information

    Max J. Bartell was born in 1879. In July 1908 he was appointed Assistant Engineer with the City Engineer of San Francisco. His early accomplishments included runoff investigations and reinforced concrete sewer design. He designed the Beale St. steel bridge and began stream flow measurements on the Hetch Hetchy Project, a plan to deliver water to the City of San Francisco from the Tuolumne River. He worked with Percy V. Long, City Attorney, John R. Freeman, consulting engineer, and M.M. O'Shaughnessy, City Engineer, in conjunction with the project. He also investigated alternate water supplies for the city from the Mokelumne River, the Stanislaus River, the McCloud River, and the San Joaquin River. In 1914 he was made Chief Hydraulic Engineer for the city and investigated the total available water supply from the Alameda Creek system for the Spring Valley Water Company. He also reported on the underground water supplies of the Livermore Valley, the Niles Cone of Alameda Creek, and the City of San Francisco. He analyzed the Raker Act and its effects upon the water rights of the City and County of San Francisco and served as an expert witness for the City Attorney in water rates cases regarding water productivity and value of water productivity for rate making purposes. In his 41-year career he was responsible for many other projects and reports on San Francisco's water development. He retired from city service in 1949 and died in April 1968 in San Francisco.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, reports, documents, news clippings, and photographs, concerning water supply sources for San Francisco, Calif., other California regions and municipalities, the Tuolumne River, and the Hetch Hetchy Project.