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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biography of Willis S. Jones
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Index Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Willis S. Jones Papers, Water Resources Collection
    Creator: Jones, Willis S.
    Dates: 1919-1979
    Quantity: 14 feet (14 boxes)
    Repository: Libraries of the Claremont Colleges. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Ave.
    Claremont University Consortium
    Libraries of the Claremont Colleges
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: His papers contain field notebooks when Willis S. Jones was superintendent of Claremont Domestic Water Company and consulting engineer Vail Company, legal cases on water rights and supply, maps of Southern California, photographs of San Gabriel Valley, rainfall and run-off records from Southern California, reports on water use in Southern California, the San Gabriel investigation, an water rights and water supply in Southern California from 1919-1979.
    Collection Number: h152
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical location: Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights resides with Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Willis S. Jones 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 are anticipated.

    Biography of Willis S. Jones

    Willis S. Jones was a consulting engineer for the Consolidated Water Company of Pomona in 1907; superintendent of Claremont Domestic Water Co.; and consulting engineer for nthe Vail Co. in Riverside Co. He built dams along the Santa Margarita and Temecula River on the Pauba Ranch near Temecula, California.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    The papers in collection consist of 60 field books, legal cases on water rights, maps, photographs, records of rainfall and wells, engineer's reports.


    Series 1 Field Notebooks by Willis S. Jones
    Series 2 Legal Cases on Water Rights
    Series 3 Maps of Southern California
    Series 4 Photographs of San Gabriel Valley
    Series 5 Rainfall and Run-off Records
    Series 6 Photographs of San Gabriel Valley
    Series 7 San Gabriel Investigation
    Series 8 Water Rights and Water Supply in Southern California
    Series 8.1 Pauba Ranch, Temecula and Santa Margarita Rivers, Riverside County, California
    Series 8.2 Monrovia, California
    Series 9 Log of Wells in Southern California

    Index Terms

    This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms
    Jones, Willis S.
    Cross Land and Water Company
    Vail Co.
    Water rights--California--Los Angeles County.
    Water-supply California
    Western Americana -- 1900 - 1999
    Claremont (Calif.)
    Pauba Ranch (Calif)
    Santa Margarita River, Riverside County, Calif.
    Temecula River, Riverside County, Calif.