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BANC MSS 87/20 c  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Separated Materials
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: David Weeks papers
    Creator: Weeks, David
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 87/20 c
    Physical Description: 6.5 Linear Feet (5 cartons, 1 volume)
    Date (bulk): approximately 1912-1967
    Abstract: Papers of David Weeks, agricultural economist and University of California, Berkeley faculty member.
    Location of Materials: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are mostly in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The David Weeks papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by Mary Weeks in 1986.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Weeks papers, BANC MSS 87/20 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lara Michels in February 2015.

    Separated Materials

    Photographs transfered to the Pictorial Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1987.002).


    David Weeks (1890-1986) was born in Aurora, Nebraska and educated at the University of Nebraska and Iowa State College. He received his doctoral degree from the University of California, where he served as a faculty member in Agricultural Economics for most of his career. Weeks focused his research on land and water development and held research appointments with the California Agricultural Experiment Station and the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. In addition to his academic work, Weeks served in the following consulting positions: consultant to the California Department of Water Resources during the 1950s; advisor to the President of Bolivia; member of the President's Water Resources Policy Commission in 1950; consultant in the development of a master plan for El Dorado County in 1962; advisor in the Hydraulics Works Department of the Turkish government in 1964-1965; and water policy consultant for the sheikdom of Kuwait in 1965 and the Corporacion Venezolao de Guyana in Venezuela in 1966-1967.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of biographical materials, a file documenting Weeks' professional experience, one file of professional correspondence, a professional chronological file (consisting of materials on various projects and writings, mostly on land and water policy); and a small number of other papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Weeks, David--Archives
    University of California (1868-1952). Division of Agriculture
    University of California, Berkeley. College of Agriculture
    California Division of Water Resources
    Agriculture -- Economic aspects
    Land use--United States
    Land use--California
    Land use -- Law and legislation
    Land use -- Latin America
    Water use--United States
    Water use--California
    Water utilities
    Land settlement--California
    Delhi Land Settlement (Calif.)
    El Dorado County (Calif.)
    Faculty papers