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Finding Aid for the Henry Baker Lynch papers, 1915-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry Baker Lynch papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1960
    Collection number: 848
    Creator: Lynch, Henry Baker, b. 1879
    Extent: 32 boxes (16 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes 6 oversize folders
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Henry Baker Lynch (1879- ) was a hydraulic engineer who worked for the Water and Light departments of Glendale and Burbank (1909-19), the Glendale Water System, Crescenta Mutual Water Company, and the Haines Canyon Water Company at Tujunga. The collection consists of manuscript notebooks, photographs, maps, charts, and related printed material concerning rainfall, floods and flood control in Southern California collected by Lynch during the course of his career in Los Angeles.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of San Francisco State College, 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henry Baker Lynch papers (Collection 848). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Lynch was born in 1879; attended University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, where he studied engineering; came to Glendale in 1907; became manager of Water and Light departments of Glendale (1909-19), also served part of the time in the same capacity for the city of Burbank; in 1914 became manager of Glendale Water System; began serving as a consulting engineer with an office in Los Angeles in 1919; in 1920 was an engineer for Crescenta Mutual Water Company, which supplied the city of La Crescenta; became engineer for the Haines Canyon Water Company at Tujunga, later serving as president and manager of the company.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscript notebooks, photographs, maps, charts, and related printed material concerning rainfall, floods and flood control in Southern California collected by Lynch during the course of his career as a hydraulic engineer in Los Angeles. Also contains some material on the Pacific Slope and the Great Basin. Subjects include the Los Angeles Aqueduct; the floods of 1914,1919,1934,1938,1943, and 1952; rainfall records, 1768-1960; dams; water supply; reservoir sites; and washes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Rainfall, California Pacific Slope, 1768-1935 (Boxes 1-3).
    2. Climatological data and dams (Boxes 4-5).
    3. Flood control and floods (Boxes 6-12).
    4. Rainfall history of Southern California (Boxes 13-24).
    5. Water supply, costs and law (Boxes 25-27).
    6. Miscellaneous reports (Box 28).
    7. Photographs of washes and floods (Boxes 29-33).
    8. Maps and charts (Box 34, folders 1-6).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lynch, Henry Baker, b. 1879--Archives.
    Hydraulic engineers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Water table--Climatic factors.