Scope and Contents
This box contains subject files compiled by John Nichols while researching the St. Francis Dam disaster and creating exhibits
on the topic. The folder titles are the original titles created by Nichols, and where materials had to be put in new folders
the original titles have been transcribed and put in quotation marks. Topics covered include planning for various anniversaries,
survivors' accounts, water history, comments from exhibit visitors, religious tracts documenting surivors' stories, engineering
analyses of the dam break, William Mulholland's role, Edward Thornton, and victims' graves. Materials include newspaper clippings,
articles, notes, correspondence, maps, pamphlets, guestbooks, correspondence, lists of contacts, copy of a logbook for the
dam powerhouse, folk songs, poems, and corridos about the disaster, exhibit labels on the Hello Girls, reports, photographs,
mailers, and negatives. There are 9 CDs that likely contain photographs of the disaster from 1928, Word documents created
by Nichols on the topic, and PowerPoint presentations.
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