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Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection
    Dates: 1909-1916
    Collection Number: VPR
    Creator/Collector: Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company, Verdugo Canyon Water Company
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet, 1 box
    Repository: Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room
    Glendale, California 91205
    Abstract: The Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection contains two ledgers that track the distribution of water to individuals and companies in the Glendale and Verdugo Canyon area, and records the company's maintenance expenses and finances. The ledgers tell part of the story of water rights, distribution, and public utilities in the greater Los Angeles region in the early 20th century.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to Glendale Central Library. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection. Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection contains two ledgers that track the distribution of water to individuals in the Glendale and Verdugo Canyon area, and the company's maintenance and operating expenses. They provide insight into the financial records of an early 20th century water company and early water usage and distribution in the Verdugo Canyon area. On a broader level, the ledgers provide evidence of the issues of water rights and public utility management in Southern California. The first ledger includes records of water accounts for individuals, and government and public utility entities like the City of Glendale and the Southern California Gas Company. The second ledger is a monthly aggregation of individual accounts.

    Indexing Terms

    Water rights
    Public utilities--Management
    Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company
    Verdugo Canyon Water Company
    Glendale (Calif.)
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)
    Paper Records

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