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Guide to the Milo Beyer Williams Papers, 1912-1941
BANC MSS C-B 417  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Milo Beyer Williams Papers,
    Date: 1912-1941
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 417
    Collector: Williams, Milo Beyer, 1882-
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 1 carton, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 1.4
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, field notes and reports and drawings relating to his work as an irrigation engineer in California & the west primarily with the Resettlement Administration.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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], Milo Beyer Williams papers, BANC MSS C-B 417, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The source and date of this gift to The Bancroft Library are undetermined at this time.

    Scope and Content

    Milo Beyer Williams was born September 15, 1882 in Manly, Iowa. Graduating from Iowa State College in 1905, he began post graduate work in agricultural engineering at the University of California in 1906. Williams served in California from 1908 in various capacities for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the State Land Settlement Board of California, the Marysville River Farms, and as a consulting Agricultural Engineeer. In 1934-35 he worked for the Federal Land Bank of Berkeley. In 1935 Williams was hired by the Resettlement Administration, Washington D.C. to oversee their projects in the western United States.
    The collection primarily concerns Williams' work with the Resettlement Administration and includes correspondence about projects, memoranda, reports, field notes, blueprints, and drawings. A few letters from his family, written to him while on business trips for administration projects, is included in Series 1. A small amount of personal material, mostly about his own agricultural holdings, is found in Series 3.