Guide to the Joseph Jeffry Prendergast Papers, Water Resources Collection

Finding aid created by Russell Michalak, 2009
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium 2009
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
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Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Jeffr\y Prendergast Papers
creator: Prendergast, Jeffry Joseph
Dates: 1944-1962
Abstract: This collection of papers was assembled by Jeffry Pendergast. The Prendergast papers include documents about water rights and water supply in California from 1944-1962. Subjects include California Division of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and the Areas/Counties of Origin. The area of origin statutes represent a legislative response in California to an absense of an effective for market pricing water.
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont University Consortium
Claremont, California 91711
Collection Number: h19xx.0325
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], Jeffry Joseph Prendergast Papers. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information


Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak, 2009


No additions to the collection is anticipated.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 California Mountain Water documents
Series 2 Papers on Water Use in California
Series 3 Area/Counties of Origin
Series 4 California Government documents
Series 5 Newspaper Clippings about San Bernardino Water Issues
Series 6 Feather River Association

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
Prendergast (Joseph Jeffry)
Area of Origin.
California. Division of Water Rights
County of Origin.
Feather River (Calif.)--Water rights.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Southern California History -- 1900 - 1970
California. Division of Water Rights
Western Americana -- 1900-1970


Series 1 California Mountain Water documents, 1944-1962

box 1, folder 1

Mountain Water Conference, 1955

box 1, folder 2

Western Merced and Stanislaus Counties "A Report on Water Shed Conditions prepared for State Board of Forestry", 1944

box 1, folder 3

Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, 1944


Series 2 Papers on Water Use in California 1956-1962

box 1, folder 6

"Providing for Upstream Water Conservation", 1956

box 1, folder 7

"The California Water Plan" by George Ballis, 1950-1959

box 1, folder 8

"California's Water Development Program: Problems and Benefits", 1950-1969

box 1, folder 9

"Without Vision-And Unity-the People Perish", 1961

box 1, folder 10

"California Looks to the Future", 1956

box 1, folder 11

"Engineers and Water Lawyers", 1956

box 1, folder 12

"the Business, Industry and Labor Future of California", 1955

box 1, folder 13

"Forest use in Spanish-Mexican California", 1957

box 1, folder 14

Metropolitan Water District -Joseph Jensen [4 items] Southern California's Water Problems, 1950-1959

box 1, folder 15

"Some Consequences of State Development of Water Resources", 1955


Series 3 Areas/Counties of Origin, 1944-1962

box 2, folder 1

"What's Being Done to solve the County of Origin Problem", by Harold Kennedy, 1956

box 2, folder 2

"Areas of Origin" Correspondence, 1956

box 2, folder 3

"Studies of the Areas of Origin", by Samuel B. Morris, 1956

box 2, folder 4

"Areas of Origin" "Summary Statement by State Dept. of Water Resources. Economic Demand for Surplus Northern California Water in Southern California", 1958

box 2, folder 5

"Areas of Origin" Water Resources Comm. For the Division of Forestry, 1955

box 2, folder 6

"Areas/Counties of Origin" Essays, May-June 1956, 1956

box 2, folder 7

"Areas of Origin" From McCutchen, Thomas, Mattew, etc. Law Firm, 1956

box 2, folder 8

"Areas of Origin" From California Division of Forestry State Water Rights Board, 1956-1957

box 2, folder 9

"Areas of Origin" From California Division of Forestry. Proposed Constitutional Amendment, 1956

box 2, folder 10

"Areas of Origin" From California Division of Forestry. Proposed Constitutional Amendment, 1956


Series 4 California Government Documents, 1956-1962

box 2, folder 11

California Constitutional Amendment, 1956

box 1, folder 4

Statements Municipal Water Districts in So. Cal. before the Senate Fact Finding Committee, 1962


Series 5 Newspaper Clippings, 1962

box 1, folder 5

Newspaper Clippings about San Bernardino Water Issues, 1962


Series 5 Feather River Association, 1958

box 2, folder 11

Feather River Association, 1958