Collection of photographs compiled by Alfred R. Golzé. Most are California Department of Water Resources publicity stills featuring Golzé with other DWR officials, including Directors William E. Warne and William R. Gianelli, often shown inspecting features of the California State Water Project. Includes views of Oroville Dam, San Luis Reservoir, and the Tehachapi Pumping Plant. Also includes U.S. Bureau of Reclamation publicity stills and group photographs from various conferences and meetings attended by Golzé.
Alfred Rudolf Golzé was born July 6, 1905 in Washington, D.C., the son of Rudolph L. and Blanche W. Golzé. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in civil engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1930 and later attended the University of Colorado and George Washington
University. His engineering career began in Philadelphia in 1924 when he worked as an assistant draftsman on designs of the
Broad Street Subway. After service with the Interstate Commerce Commission, he joined the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver as an assistant design engineer, where he studied the effect of earthquake forces on the canyon wall outlet works
for Hoover Dam. He also did design work on structures for Grand Coulee Dam. In 1935 he became assistant supervising engineer
for work connected with the reclamation projects carried on by 50 Civilian Conservation Corps camps located across the West, such as dams, canals, distribution lines, etc. After one year he was placed in complete charge
of the CCC reclamation work and continued this assignment until 1941.
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