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Guide to the Northcutt Ely Papers, 1900-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Northcutt Ely Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1982
    Collection number: M0223
    Creator: Ely, Northcutt
    Extent: ca. 240 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, research notes, rough drafts of reports, printed reports and pamphlets.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Northcutt Ely Papers. M0223. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Northcutt Ely, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1982, and of his estate, 2002.


    Legal representative of various interests in disputes over water projects on the Colorado and other rivers. Ely was Executive assistant to the Secretary of the Interior during the Hoover Administration.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Correspondence, memoranda, research notes, rough drafts of reports, printed reports and pamphlets.
    Collection is organized into four accessions originally treated as separate collections: M0223 (Series 1: Working files ; Series 2 : General files) ; M252 (Series 3 : Books ; Series 4 : Magazines; Series 5 : Pamphlets ; Series 6 : Reports ; Series 7 : Miscellaneous) ; M269 (Series 8 : Oil and Gas ; Series 9 : Water Irrigation ; Series 10 : Colorado River), M365, and accession 2002-112.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)
    Water conservation -- United States.
    Water use -- Taxation -- Law and legislation.
    Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)