Kenneth M. Turner papers

Finding aid prepared by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist.
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: Kenneth M. Turner papers
Date (inclusive): 1936, 1958-1959, 1981-1983
Collection Number: WRCA 246
Creator: Turner, Kenneth M.
Extent: 0.56 linear feet (1 box, 7 flat file folders)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: Assorted materials and documents relating to water rights including Tahoe basin, Hetch-Hetchy, and Glen Canyon Dam.
Languages: The collection is in English.


This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Kenneth M. Turner papers (WRCA 246). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

Processed by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist, 2019.

Collection Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials and documents pertaining to water rights. Topics include Tahoe basin, Hetch-Hetchy, and Glen Canyon dam. Documents include legal materials, departmental memos, photos, engineering drawings, and newspaper clippings. Some materials are in oversized flat file drawers.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically.

Indexing Terms

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


Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.)
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Calif.)
Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.)
Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
Water -- Law and legislation -- United States

Genres and Forms of Materials

Clippings (information artifacts)

Box 1, Folder 1, Flat-File-Folder 01

United States v Alpine Land and Reservoir Co., et. al. 1967, 1973-1983


Oversized folder contains Newspapers: The Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 9, 1983. Folder located in flat files.

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, memoranda, and legal documents.
Box 1, Folder 2, Flat-File-Folder 02, Flat-File-Folder 03, Flat-File-Folder 04

State of California Department of Water Resources - Tahoe Basin 1956-1959


Oversized folders pertain to memoranda dated 26 Mar 1959, 28 Apr 1959, and 8 May 1959. Folders located in flat files.

Indexing Terms

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


Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)

Box 1, Folder 3, Flat-File-Folder 05

Hetch Hetchy newspaper clippings 1949-1955, 1985-1987


Oversized newspaper clippings moved to oversized folder in flat files.

Scope and Contents

Folder contains a memo, edited typescript of essay or lecture, notes, newspaper clippings, and three reports from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Flat-File-Folder 06

Feather River Project newspapers 1957

Scope and Contents

Oroville Mercury newspapers from May 1957 on the Feather River Project in California.
Box 1, Folder 4

Materials related to Eustance Cullins 1922 & 1932

Scope and Contents

Contents are letter, reprints, and facsimile of testimony before US Senate Judiciary Committe.
Box 1, Folder 5, Flat-File-Folder 07

Glen Canyon Dam and Power Plant 1957-1958

Scope and Contents

Materials include photos, clippings, and architectural drawings.


Architectural drawings moved to oversized and located in flat files.
Box 1, Folder 6

Tchernozeme de la Russie D'Europe 1879

Box 1, Folder 7

Western Construction News 1936

General Note

Vol. XI, No. 5