Inventory of the Edward Hyatt Papers, 1924-1949

Processed by the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff; machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Orbach Science Library, Room 118
PO Box 5900
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Phone: (951) 827-2934
Fax: (951) 827-6378
Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Edward Hyatt Papers, 1924-1949

Collection number: HYATT

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Processed by:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed:
March 1993
Encoded by:
James Ryan, edited by Paul Atwood
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Hyatt Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1924-1949
Collection number: HYATT
Creator: Hyatt, Edward, 1888-1954
Extent: ca. 3 linear ft. (5 boxes) 10 online items ead
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], Edward Hyatt Papers, HYATT, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

California. Division of Water Resources
California. Division of Water Rights
California. Office of State Engineer
California State Water Plan
Central Valley Project (Calif.)
Water resources development --California
Water rights --California
Dams --California --Design and construction
Flood control --California
Saltwater encroachment --California --Delta Region
Water-power --California
St. Francis Dam (Calif.)

Biographical Information

Edward Hyatt, the son of Edward and Margaret (Gill) Hyatt, was born near San Jacinto, Calif., on July 21, 1888. He received degrees in civil engineering from Stanford University. He began his thirty-five year career in the service of his native state as an engineer for the California Highway Commission. In 1916 he transferred to the State Water Commission, an agency created to administer state laws pertaining to water rights. In 1921 the State Water Commission became part of the Division of Water Rights of the State Department of Public Works; Mr. Hyatt was appointed deputy chief and then chief of that division. In 1927 he was appointed State Engineer of California. Mr. Hyatt directed surveys which led to the development of the State Water Plan, the basis for the water conservation program in California, and of the Central Valley Project. He was a member of several governmental planning committees, technical associations, and honorary societies. He was a Past-President of the Sacramento Section of the Society. Mr. Hyatt died on June 17, 1954.
From: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 120 (1955), p. 1568-1569

Scope and Content

Articles, addresses by Hyatt, and clippings, pertaining to dams, water rights, salt water intrusion, hydroelectric power, the California Water Plan, and other aspects of water in California.

Container List

Box 1, item 1

Hyatt, Edward

 

The supervision of dams in California. 1928-1930.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (6 items).
item 2.1

Hyatt, Edward

 

Salinity problem of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and upper San Francisco Bay regions and remedial measures for its solution including a salt water barrier. 1935.

Physical Description: 24 leaves
item 2.2

Hyatt, Edward

 

Combating a saline invasion in California : plans are prepared for protection of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region. 1929-1935.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (3 items).
item 3

Hyatt, Edward

 

Flood control in California. 1935-1948.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (7 items.).
item 4.1

Hyatt, Edward

 

Irrigation in California. 1927-1947.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (4 items).
item 4.2

Hyatt, Edward

 

To help stabilize the commercial phases of the use of water by encouraging and perfecting of the laws relative thereto and by other proper means. 1929.

Physical Description: 44 leaves
Box 2, item 5

Hyatt, Edward

 

Newspaper clippings on water resources development in California, 1924-1938.

Physical Description: 1 box (1 v.)
Box 3, item 6

Hyatt, Edward

 

Directory of organizations and membership lists, opponents and proponents, Central Valley Project; with references to reports and to office correspondence file numbers. [1938?].

Physical Description: 59 leaves
item 7

Gardiner, Phyllis H. (Phyllis Hyatt)

 

The Hyatt legacy : the saga of a courageous educator and his family in California. 1st ed. New York : Exposition Press, 1959.

item 8

Central Valley Project Association, Inc.

 

Central Valley Project Association, Inc. [1943?].

Physical Description: 5 leaves
item 9.1

Hyatt, Edward

 

Power prospects of the Central Valley Project. 1940.

Physical Description: 19 leaves
item 9.2

Hyatt, Edward, and Raymond Matthew

 

Economic studies for public works : their value and necessity, with specific reference to the Central Valley Project in California / By Edward Hyatt. 1940.

Physical Description: 4 p.
item 9.3

Hyatt, Edward

 

The Central Valley Project of California : an approved method of combating aridity and salt-water encroachment and of improving navigation. 1934.

Physical Description: 5 p.
item 9.4

Hyatt, Edward

 

Statement of Edward Hyatt, executive officer of the Water Project Authority of the State of California, ... , with reference to an appropriation for the Central Valley Project of California. 1942-1949.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (7 items)
item 9.5

Hyatt, Edward

 

Central Valley Project of California. 1934-1949.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (16 items)
item 10.1

Hyatt, Edward

 

Control of appropriations of water by the State Division of Water Rights. 1924. ca.

Physical Description: 25 leaves
item 10.2

Hyatt, Edward

 

Water rights in California. 1924-1940.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (7 items)
item 11.1

Hyatt, Edward

 

Water development plans in California. 1946.

Physical Description: 18 leaves
item 11.2

Hyatt, Edward

 

Is a state water policy either necessary or desirable? 1928.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (3 items)
item 11.3

Hyatt, Edward

 

Water supplies and state water plan of California. 1924-1949.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (ca. 35 items.).
Box 4, item 12

Hyatt, Edward

 

Hydrology of Santa Clara Valley. 1940.

Physical Description: 16 leaves
item 13

Hyatt, Edward

 

Post war planning activities in California / report by California State Engineer Edward Hyatt. 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 envelope (3 items)
item 14.1

Hyatt, Edward

 

Authority of states to control design and construction of federal projects. 1938.

Physical Description: 7 leaves
item 14.2

Hyatt, Edward, and Raymond Matthew

 

Economic studies for public works. 1940.

Physical Description: 12 leaves
item 15

Hyatt, Edward

 

Endorsements, resolutions, congratulatory messages, political, etc. 1924-1938.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
item 16

Hyatt, Edward

 

Summary of activities of the Office of the State Engineer of California during the last year. 1943.

Physical Description: 5 leaves; 28 cm.
item 17

California. Dept. of Public Works.

 

Immediate release, Department of Public Works on Edward Hyatt's retirement. 1950.

Physical Description: [8] leaves ; 28 cm.
item 18

Hyatt, Edward

 

Measuring devices and their relation to the apportionment of water among individual water users, including the use of fish screens and screens for clarification purposes. 1928.

Physical Description: 10 leaves
Box 5, item 19.1 - 19.3

Hyatt, Edward

 

Photographs of various dams and water resources development projects in California, 1927-1949.

Physical Description: 684 b&w photographs, mounted in 3 albums