Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Register of the Dickenson California Water Issues Collection, 1941-present
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dickenson California Water Issues Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1895-present
    Collection number: Mss73
    Extent: 2 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dickenson California Water Issues Collection, Mss73, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    This collection of materials was begun by Richard W. Dickenson, an expert in California water law, who was San Joaquin County Counsel during the 1960s. Holt Atherton staff have expanded Dickenson's various presentations on Water Law to include materials on a variety of 20th century San Joaquin Valley and statewide water issues.

    Scope and Content

    Topics represented in this collection include: Water Quality, Flood Control, Water Distribution, Water Conservation, Water Usage, and Drought. The Dickenson Collection also contains materials pertaining to the creation and operation of the Central Valley Project, the California State Water Project, and their component units.