Inventory of the Edward Hyatt papers, 1924-1949

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Water Resources Collections and Archives

Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Hyatt papers
Date (inclusive): 1924-1949
Collection Number: HYATT
Extent: 3 linear feet (5 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Languages: English.


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 Director of Distinctive Collections. 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], [date if possible]. Edward Hyatt papers (HYATT). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

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.
Select items from this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


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
Saint Francis Dam (Calif.)

Box 1, Item 1

The supervision of dams in California 1928-1930

Physical Description: 1 envelope (6 items)
Box 1, Item 2.1

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
Box 1, Item 2.2

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)
Box 1, Item 3

Flood control in California 1935-1948

Physical Description: 1 envelope (7 items.)
Box 1, Item 4.1

Irrigation in California 1927-1947

Physical Description: 1 envelope (4 items)
Box 1, Item 4.2

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

Newspaper clippings on water resources development in California 1924-1938

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

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
Box 3, 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

Box 3, Item 8

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

Physical Description: 5 leaves
Box 3, Item 9.1

Power prospects of the Central Valley Project 1940

Physical Description: 19 leaves
Box 3, 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 pages
Box 3, Item 9.3

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

Physical Description: 5 pages
Box 3, Item 9.4

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)
Box 3, Item 9.5

Central Valley Project of California 1934-1949

Physical Description: 1 envelope (16 items)
Box 3, Item 10.1

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

Physical Description: 25 leaves
Box 3, Item 10.2

Water rights in California 1924-1940

Physical Description: 1 envelope (7 items)
Box 3, Item 11.1

Water development plans in California 1946

Physical Description: 18 leaves
Box 3, Item 11.2

Is a state water policy either necessary or desirable? 1928

Physical Description: 1 envelope (3 items)
Box 3, Item 11.3

Water supplies and state water plan of California 1924-1949

Physical Description: 1 envelope approximately 35 items.)
Box 4, Item 12

Hydrology of Santa Clara Valley 1940

Physical Description: 16 leaves
Box 4, Item 13

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

Physical Description: 1 envelope (3 items)
Box 4, Item 14.1

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

Physical Description: 7 leaves
Box 4, Item 14.2

Hyatt, Edward, and Raymond Matthew. Economic studies for public works 1940

Physical Description: 12 leaves
Box 4, Item 15

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

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 4, Item 16

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

Physical Description: 5 leaves; 28 cm
Box 4, 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
Box 4, Item 18

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

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

Physical Description: 684 b