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Inventory of the Erwin Cooper Papers, 1950-1965
MS 76/10  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points
  • Key to the Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Erwin Cooper Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1965
    Collection number: MS 76/10
    Creator: Cooper, Erwin
    Extent: ca. linear 6 ft. (13 boxes)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Erwin Cooper Papers, MS 76/10, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Scope and Content

    This collection was given to WRCA in 1973 by Erwin Cooper, former information officer for the California Department of Water Resources. it is made up of press releases, speeches (many by former DWR Directors), news clippings, reports, photographs, and miscellaneous memoranda on California water resources development during the period 1950-1965. Some of the material was used as source material for Cooper's book, Aqueduct Empire: A Guide to Water in California, its Turbulent History and its Management today, published in 1968. The collection is particularly outstanding in its coverage of the California State Water Project (Feather River Water Project).

    Access Points

    Feather River Project (Calif.)
    California State Water Project
    Central Valley Project (Calif.)
    Weber Plan
    California. Dept. of Water Resources
    California. Dept. of Public Works
    Water-supply -- California
    Water-power -- California
    Water resources development -- California -- Kern County
    Water resources development -- California -- Riverside County
    Water resources development -- California -- San Bernardino County
    Delta Region (Calif.)

    Key to the Arrangement

    Box 1
    1 -- 1-60
    Box 2
    1-61 -- 1-120
    Box 3
    1-121 -- 1-188
    Box 4
    1-189 -- 1-259
    Box 5
    1-260 -- 1-338
    Box 6
    1-339 -- 1-445
    Box 7
    1-446 -- 1-529
    Box 8
    1-530 -- 3
    Box 9
    4 -- 21
    Box 10
    22 -- 27
    Box 11
    28 -- 32
    Box 12
    33 -- 37
    Box 13
    38 -- 42