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Guide to the Fred C. Finkle Papers, Water Resources Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fred C. Finkle Papers, Water Resources Collection
    creator: Finkle, Fred C., 1865-
    Dates: 1850-1981
    Abstract: Finkle (b. 1865) worked in California, Colorado and Oregon. Chief engineer of the North Riverside Land and Water Co., Jurupa Land and Water Co. and Vividino Water Co. (1887). Later became the chief engineer of the San Bernardino Water Works (1890) and two years later became the city engineer of San Bernardino and consulting engineer on water supply for the state of California. In 1911 became the chief hydraulic engineer and geologist with the Edison Electric Co. At Edison he directed the designing and construction of seven hydraulic power plants. He constructed many dams and hydroelectric power plans and designed the Lake Arrowhead Dam on the Little Bear Creek in the San Bernardino Mountains and the Boulder Creek Power Plant. He died in 1949. Most of Finkle's reports have been catalogued in Blais, The Libraries of the Claremont Colleges online catalog.
    Extent: 35 feet (35 boxes) 4 map drawers
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Collection Number: h19xx.22
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fred C. Finkle Papers, Water Resources Collection, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information


    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak in 2009


    No additions to the collection is anticipated.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    The collection comprises correspondence, engineer's reports, government documents, legal cases, blueprints, graphs, maps, and photographs.

    Series Arrangement

    Series 1 Colorado Water Engineering Projects
    Series 2 Government Documents
    Series 3 Legal Documents (Southern California)
    Series 4 Maps, Engineering Blueprints, Graphs, Tables, Diagrams
    Series 5 Water Rights and Water Supply in Southern California
    Series 6 Field Journals
    Series 7 Receipt Books
    Series 8 Photographs

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Finkle, Fred C.
    Curtis and Hine
    Water Rights-Southern California
    Water Supply-Southern California
    Water utilities--California--Los Angeles.
    Western Americana, 1850-1950
    Lytle Creek Canyon (Calif.)--History.
    San Bernardino (Calif.)--Water-ights.
    San Bernardino (Calif.)--Water-upply.
    field journals