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Inventory of the Ronald B. Robie Papers, 1963-1982, (bulk 1967-1979)
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Inventory of the Collection

 

I. Assembly Committee on Water, 1967-1969.

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet
 

A. General Materials

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Water Committee Concerns 1967-1969,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases.
Box 1, Folder 2-4

Ron Robie--Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings 1963-1970,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of personal interest, including magazine articles, newspaper editorials, press releases.
 

B. Topical Materials

Box 1, Folder 5-6

Formation of State Water Resources Control Board (AB163) 1966-1967,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, press releases, staff reports.
Box 1, Folder 7-8

Water Pollution 1967-1969,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper and journal clippings, memoranda.
Box 2, Folder 9

Dos Rios Dam Hearings 17 Oct 1968 (Sacramento), 16 Aug 1968 (Ukiah),

Physical Description: 1 large binder

Scope and Content Note

Speakers' statements, separate agenda for each hearing lists speakers.
 

California Water Quality Improvement Act (AB 413 (Porter-Cologne))

Box 2-3, Folder 10-13

Preliminary 1968,

Physical Description: 4 binders

Scope and Content Note

Committee task assignments for Study Project: Water Quality Control Program, minutes of meetings, reports, draft of revisions to Water Code proposed by the Project.
Box 3, Folder 14-17

After Enactment 1969,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, memoranda, analyses of the bill, suggested amendments, copy of AB 413.
Box 4, Folder 18

Carley V. Porter 1970-1972,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memorabilia on the occasions of Porter's 1970 tribute dinner and of his death, obituaries, list of Porter's 1971 speeches and of bills authored by Porter--1959-1968.
 

II. State Water Resources Control Board, 1971-1974.

Physical Description: 5 linear feet
 

A. General Materials

Box 4, Folder 19

Digest of Water Quality Control Actions 1970-1974,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, contains a Table of Contents and a Subject/Phrase Index.
Box 4, Folder 20

Office File, Miscellaneous 1975,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, correspondence. Organization Chart, SWRCB, Sept 1974.
Box 4, Folder 21-24

Miscellaneous SWRCB Concerns 1973,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, press releases, draft of Big Speech.
Box 4-5, Folder 25-29

Personal Correspondence 1969-1974,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

(1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; Misc. 1970-74)
 

B. Topical Materials

 

New Melones Dam

Box 5-6, Folder 30-35

Office Files March 1964-March 1973,

Physical Description: 6 large folders

Scope and Content Note

(3/64-10/72; 10/72-11/72; 11/72-12/72; 1/73; 2/73; 3/73-11/73)
Arranged chronologically.
Correspondence, briefs, legal arguments, publications.
Box 6, Folder 36

Effects of the New Melones Project on Fish and Wildlife Resources Oct 1972,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Report to the SWRCB by Dept of Fish and Game.
Box 6-7, Folder 37-39

Bureau of Reclamation Applications 14858, 14859, 19303 and 19304 Oct-Dec 1972,

Physical Description: 3 large binders

Scope and Content Note

(10/26/72-11/10/72; 11/13/72-12/4/72; 12/5/72-12/11/72)
Transcript of testimony, arranged chronologically.
Box 7, Folder 40

Publications 1972-1973,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains referrals to publications shelved in the Water Archives.
Box 7, Folder 41

USA v. SWRCB Oct 1973-Jan 1975,

Physical Description: 1 large folder (41)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Legal argument over Decision 1422. Indexed by a brief description of contents.
Box 8, Folder 42-43

Miscellaneous 1975-1977,

Physical Description: 2 binders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, memoranda, documents.
 

The Delta

Box 8, Folder 44

Analysis of Legal Problems in the Delta 1969,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Attached letter identifies this as a law review article by Elmer Malakoff
Box 8-9, Folder 45-47

Delta Briefs 1969-1973,

Physical Description: 3 large folders

Scope and Content Note

(1969-70; 1971; 1972-73)
Arranged chronologically
Includes briefs related to In the Matter of Application 5625 and 38 Other Applications to Appropriate from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Water Supply (Decision 1379).
Box 9, Folder 48-51

Decision 1379 1971,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Three draft versions.
Box 9, Folder 52

The Legal Duty of the Federal Central Valley Project 1 July 1974,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

A preliminary draft by Deputy General Counsel Jarlath Oley.
Box 10-11, Folder 53-56

Miscellaneous 1971-1974,

Physical Description: 4 large binders

Scope and Content Note

(1/71-9/71; 11/71-12/71; 1972; 1973-74)
Arranged chronologically
Clippings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases.
Box 11, Folder 57-58

Western States Water Planning 1966-1971,

Physical Description: 2 binders

Scope and Content Note

(1966-68; 1969-71)
Minutes, drafts of documents, correspondence.
Box 11-12, Folder 59-62

American River 1969-1973,

Physical Description: 4 large folders

Scope and Content Note

(1/71-9/71; 1171-12/71; 1972; 1973-74)
Briefs, Decisions, memoranda, transcript of testimony, correspondence.
Box 12, Folder 63

Peripheral Canal 1969-1970, 1974,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports.
Box 12, Folder 64

Martinez Hearing SWRCB 14 March 1970,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Transcript of public hearing to review discharge cases
Box 12, Folder 65

Kerry Mulligan, Resignation as Chair SWRCB 1972,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press releases.
Box 13, Folder 66

Planning and Conservation Task Force 1974,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 13, Folder 67-72

1974 Legislation: SB 1873, AB 3070, AB 3204 1974,

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, reports, memoranda, copies of bills as amended, proposed amendments, bill analyses.
 

SWRCB Litigation

Box 13, Folder 73

Bank of America vs. SWRCB (Rancho Murietta Appeal) 1971-1974,

Physical Description: 1 large folder

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Twenty five sections of briefs. An index is provided.
Box 13-14, Folder 74-76

Contra Costa Co. Water Agency vs. SWRCB 1977,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Reply to Petitioners' Brief After Trial (14 Dec 1977); Closing Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Demurrer and Motion to Strike (6 June 1977); Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Demurrer to Petition for Writ of Mandate (5 Apr 1977).
Box 14, Folder 77

Environmental Protection Agency vs. SWRCB 1973-1976,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Briefs for petitioner and respondents, U.S. Supreme Court opinion.
Box 14, Folder 78-79

Miscellaneous 1974-1975,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, Material gathered during the campaign of Gov. Brown, Robie comments on filling various state positions.
 

III. Department of Water Resources, 1976-1982.

Physical Description: 7.5 linear feet
 

A. General Materials

Box 14, Folder 80

DWR Legal Opinions 1975-1978,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Divided by years, with final section: Attorney General's Opinions Memoranda. An index arranged by date is provided.
Box 15-18, Folder 81-89

Staff Activity Status Reports Oct 1976-Dec 1982,

Physical Description: 9 binders

Scope and Content Note

(10/76-12/77; 1/78-6/78; 6/78-12/78; 1/79-8/79; 8/79-12/79; 1/80-9/80; 9/80-8-81; 8/81-4/82; 5/82-12/82)
Memoranda. They are to be Ron's personal record of activities in DWR while he is Director.
Box 18-20, Folder 90-103

Staff Daily Activities Sept 1975-Dec 1982,

Physical Description: 14 binders

Memoranda from:

James, Bob (90-92) 9/76-12/77; 1/78-12/79; 1/80-11/82
Johnston, Jack (93) 1/78-11/79
Johnston, Jack/Mary Anne Mark 1/79-11/79
Mark, Mary Anne (95) 1/80-12/82
Meral, Jerry (96-98) 9/75-12/77; 1/78-12/79; 1/80-1/82
Reynolds, Robin (99) 7/76-12/77
Shoemaker, Chuck (100-102) 9/75-7/77; 12/15/78; 5/78-4/79
Miscellaneous Staff (103) 2/81-11/81
Box 21, Folder 104-108

Director's Notes 1980-1982,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda on personnel actions, reports on small hydro development, inventory of records of the Brown Administration sent to the History and Archives Project, organization charts for DWR (Nov 1982), photocopies of handwritten notes sent by Robie.
 

B. Topical Materials

 

Peripheral Canal

 

SB 346

Box 21-23, Folder 109-120

Office Files 1977,

Physical Description: 11 large file folders
Box 21, Folder 109-111

General Correspondence Jan-May; June-July; Aug-Oct

Box 22, Folder 112-114

DWR Amendments Jan-15 June; 16 June-July; Aug-Sept

Box 22, Folder 115

Amendments Submitted by Others

Box 22, Folder 116

Correspondence to and from State Legislators

Box 22, Folder 117

Letters of Support

Box 22, Folder 118

Letters of Opposition

Box 22, Folder 119

Speeches

Box 23, Folder 120

Technical Back-up Data

Box 23, Folder 121-122

Documentation of the Bill's History 1977,

Physical Description: 2 large binders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into 12 sections:
Correspondence, handout material, financial analysis, operations studies... An index is provided.
Box 24-25, Folder 123-126

Documentation of Reactions to a Peripheral Canal 1977-1979,

Physical Description: 4 binders

Scope and Content Note

(1976-1977; 1977; 1978; 1978-1979)
Correspondence, comments on the bill, analyses of the bill, proposed amendments, maps, memoranda, reports.
Box 25, Folder 127-133

Amendments 1977,

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Final versions of the bill at various dates, working copies of the bill with suggested amendments, amendments proposed by various groups.
Box 25-26, Folder 134-137

Miscellaneous 1977,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, clippings.
Box 26, Folder 138

SB 1361 1980,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Final printed versions of the bill, working copies of the bill with suggested amendments, roll calls.
 

SB 200

Box 26, Folder 139-141

Comments and Analyses of the Bill 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports.
Box 26-27, Folder 142-143

Amendments 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 1 large binder and 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Final printed versions of SB 200 as well as of related Assembly Bills, working copies of the bills with suggested amendments, copies of amendments proposed by various legislators.
Box 27-30, Folder 144-149

Clippings 1977-1982,

Physical Description: 6 large binders

Scope and Content Note

(Aug 1974-July 1975; June-Dec 1977; Jan 1977-Oct 1980; 1980-1981; 1981-1982; May-June 1982)
The first binder also contains memoranda, correspondence, draft EIR for the peripheral canal, Comments by the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund on the draft EIR (43 pp).
Box 30, Folder 150-151

Correspondence 1980,

Physical Description: 2 large binders

Scope and Content Note

Letters from private citizens and legislators with copies of Robie's replies, a few memoranda, press releases and clippings.
Box 31, Folder 152

Reports 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 1 binder
Box 31, Folder 153-154

Miscellaneous 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, memoranda, correspondence.
Box 31, Folder 155

California Water Advisory Panel 27-28 Oct 1975,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Meeting notes transcribed from a cassette recording. A list of those in attendance is provided.
Box 31, Folder 156-157

Delta Negotiations 1975, 1976,

Physical Description: 1 binder;
Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, comments from various agencies on DWR's Phase II report on Delta Alternatives, summary of testimony at Delta Water Hearing (15 Nov 1976), charts of supply and demand for Delta water.
Box 31, Folder 158

Western States Water Council 1975-1982,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

From Bob Miller: Here is a small pile of WSWC material that I felt Ron might like to have....This material was subjectively selected for its personal and nostalgic merit.
Memoranda, correspondence, policy statements.
Box 31, Folder 159

Surplus Water 1963-1968,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

From P. A. Towner: In reply to your memorandum of August 4, 1976, we have assembled copies of correspondence, etc., on the early background of the surplus water program and amendments.
List of contents is provided.
Box 32, Folder 160

Federal/State Issues 1977,

Physical Description: 1 large binder

Scope and Content Note

15 sections in alphabetical order (A-F), each section has a contents page Memoranda, reports, press releases, position papers, drafts.
Box 32, Folder 161

Coal Power Plant 1978,

Physical Description: 1 large binder

Scope and Content Note

47 sections of memoranda, 11 sections of articles
Index is provided.
Box 33-34, Folder 162-164

Governor's Commission to Review Water Rights Law 1978,

Physical Description: 3 large binders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically (A-F; G-Q; R-Z)
First binder contains a list of commenters' names and affiliations.
Box 34, Folder 165-166

San Joaquin Valley 1978-1979,

Physical Description: 2 binders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject, an index is provided
DWR reports and excerpts, memoranda, graphs and tables.
Box 35, Folder 167

State Employees' Strike June 1979,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

3 sections: Court Decisions, Status Reports, News Clips.
Box 35, Folder 168

Proposition 8: Water Resources Development and Protection Nov 1980,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, a copy of the proposition.
Box 35, Folder 168-172

Miscellaneous 1977-1980,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, memoranda.