Finding Aid for the Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material About Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley, 1957-1967

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material about Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley, 1957-1967

Collection number: 1540

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material About Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley,
Date (inclusive): 1957-1967
Collection number: 1540
Creator: Blevins, Melvin L.
Extent: 74 boxes (37 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Melvin Blevins served with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as watermaster for the Upper Los Angeles River Area, and as senior hydrologic engineer in the Groundwater and Water Rights, Los Angeles Aqueduct Division. The collection consists mostly of legal material relating to a trial regarding water rights between Los Angeles and portions of the San Fernando Valley.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Melvin Blevins, 1987.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material About Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley (Collection 1540). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230388 

Biography

Blevins served with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as watermaster for the Upper Los Angeles River Area, and as senior hydrologic engineer in the Groundwater and Water Rights, Los Angeles Aqueduct Division; wrote Background Report on Mono Basin Geology and Hydrology (1984) and Mono Basin Geology and Hydrology (1987).

Scope and Content

Collection consists mostly of legal material relating to a trial regarding water rights between Los Angeles and portions of the San Fernando Valley, along with a small number of water resources publications, some relating to an overview of water resources in the Owens Valley, California.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Los Angeles versus San Fernando water rights trial -- Reporter's transcript (Boxes 1-45).
  2. Clerk's transcript from trial (Boxes 46-57).
  3. Trial exhibits (Boxes 58-70).
  4. Trial report of referee, opening brief, and respondent's brief (Boxes 71-74).
  5. Water resources publications (Box 74).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blevins, Melvin L.--Archives.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Dept. of Water and Power--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
Water rights--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Legal documents.
Online resources.


Container List

 

Los Angeles vs. San Fernando et al. Water Rights Trial

 

Clerk's Transcript

Box 46

1 - 2.

Box 47

3 - 4.

Box 48

5 - 6.

Box 49

7 - 8.

Box 50

9 - 11.

Box 51

12 - 14.

Box 52

15 - 17.

Box 53

18 - 19.

Box 54

20 - 21 (22 not here).

Box 55

23 - 25.

Box 56

26 - 28.

Box 57

29 - 30.

Box 72

Opening brief.

Box 71

Report of referree.

 

Reporter's Transcript

Box 1

1 - 3.

Box 2

4 - 6.

Box 3

7 - 9.

Box 4

10 - 12.

Box 5

13 - 15.

Box 6

17 - 18.

Box 7

19 - 21.

Box 8

22 - 24.

Box 9

25 - 27.

Box 10

28 - 30.

Box 11

31 - 33.

Box 12

34 - 36.

Box 13

37 - 39.

Box 14

40 - 42.

Box 15

44 - 45 (43 not here).

Box 16

46 - 48.

Box 17

49 - 51.

Box 18

52 - 54.

Box 19

55 - 57.

Box 20

58 - 59.

Box 21

60 - 62.

Box 22

63 - 65.

Box 23

66 - 68.

Box 24

69 - 71.

Box 25

72 - 74.

Box 26

75 - 77.

Box 27

78 - 80.

Box 28

81 - 83.

Box 29

84 - 86.

Box 30

87 - 89.

Box 31

90 - 92.

Box 32

93 - 95.

Box 33

96 - 98.

Box 34

99 - 101.

Box 35

102 - 104.

Box 36

105 - 107.

Box 37

108 - 110.

Box 38

111 - 113.

Box 39

114 - 116.

Box 40

117 - 119.

Box 41

120 - 122.

Box 42

123 - 125.

Box 43

126 - 128.

Box 44

129 - 131.

Box 45

132 - 134.

Boxes 72-74

Respondent's brief.

 

Trial Exhibits

Box 58

San Fernando 1 - 25.

Box 59

San Fernando 26 - 68.

Box 60

Los Angeles 301 - 311.

Box 61

Los Angeles 311 - 323.

Box 62

Los Angeles 324 - 325.

Box 63

Los Angeles 326 - 327.

Box 64

Los Angeles 328 - 331.

Box 65

Los Angeles 332 - 340.

Box 66

Los Angeles 349 - 410A.

Box 67

Los Angeles 411 - 417.

Box 68

DMN 5 - 12.

Box 69

GB 44 - 61.

Box 70

Def 43 - 89, CV 7 - 12, N 7 - 10.

Box 74

Water resources publications.

Note

Material kept separate by the donor.
Box 74

Overview of water resources in Owens Valley, California.