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Fred C. Scobey papers
WRCA 064  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Number
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fred C. Scobey papers
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1954
    Collection Number: WRCA 064
    Creator: Scobey, Fred C. (Frederick Charles), 1880-1962
    Extent: 2.67 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notes, and photographs, relating to pipelines, aqueducts, irrigation systems, culverts, flow of water and capacity of pipes, conduits and sewers, spillways, municipal water supply, and mapping techniques for Rio Grande Joint Investigation.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Fred C. Scobey papers (WRCA 064). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Water Resouces Collections and Archives staff, 1998.

    Collection Number

    Collection number updated February 2019. Legacy collection number was SCOBEY. This change was part of a project in 2018/2019 to update the collection numbers for collections in the Water Resources Collections and Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Fred Charles Scobey, the son of Orland B. and Helen (Strong) Scobey, was born in Greensburg, Ind., on January 20, 1880. He attended the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1898 and 1899, Stanford University (Calif.) in 1900 and 1901, and the University of California (Berkeley) from 1918 to 1921. He was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, "with distinction," by Stanford University in 1931.
    From 1901 through 1906, Mr. Scobey held positions as draftsman and computer in the City Engineer's Office, Denver, Colo. (1901); officeman, later draftsman and topographer, with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. (1902); officeman with the Union Pacific Railroad (1904); and officeman in the Chief Engineer's office of the St. Louis Rocky Mountain and Pacific Railroad, Raton, New Mexico (1904-1906). From 1906 to 1911, Mr. Scobey worked as office engineer for E.D. Shepard and Co., Raton, N.M.; as superintendent of Raton Water-Works, Raton Ice Co., and Raton Fuel Co.; as superintendent of construction for the Nevada Construction Co.; as office engineer for the San Luis Southern Railroad, Blanca, Colo.; as irrigation engineer for Imperial Water Companies Nos. 1-4-5-7-8, in Imperial Valley, Calif.; and as special agent for the U.S. Census Bureau's Census of Irrigation, Colo.
    In 1911, Mr. Scobey accepted the position of irrigation engineer with the Department of Agriculture. He began work on the determination of the carrying capacity of irrigation canals and, later, of all types of conduits used in irrigation. He made field measurements on all types of channels throughout the West to determine their friction factors in Kutter's and Manning's formulas, and to determine the exponents for exponential formulas for pipes. These studies were printed by the Department of Agriculture.
    Mr. Scobey died on July 19, 1962.
    From: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers.Vol. 128, Part V, 1963.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notes, and photographs, relating to pipelines, aqueducts, irrigation systems, culverts, flow of water and capacity of pipes, conduits and sewers, spillways, municipal water supply, and mapping techniques for Rio Grande Joint Investigation.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged topically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hydraulics
    Irrigation engineering
    Pipe
    Pipelines
    Rio Grande Joint Investigation
    Strawberry Creek Culvert (Calif.)
    Water tunnels

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence
    Notes
    Reports
    Photographs