The UC Davis Department of Irrigation Photographs contain images taken by the department from 1895-1959. Subjects include
many topics related to California irrigation including dams, canals, reservoirs, pumps, wells, preparing land for irrigation,
and field and laboratory experiments. Most of the images were taken in California, however there are also photographs from
other locations in the western United States.
The Division of Irrigation of the College of Agriculture was an outgrowth of events that began in the summer of 1900 when
University of California President Benjamin I. Wheeler invited Elwood Mead, head of the United States Department of Agriculture's
irrigation investigations, to organize teaching and research on irrigation in the University.
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of
the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the
owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.