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Samuel Brooks Morris Papers
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This collection contains the papers of Samuel Brooks Morris (1890-1962), a Southern California civil engineer specializing in water issues, who worked for the Pasadena Water Department (1912-1934), as a Stanford University Professor (1935-1944), and for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (1944-1955). The collection includes correspondence, speeches, technical papers, and other material from his work and professional life.
Samuel Brooks Morris (1890-1962) was born in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating from Stanford University in 1911 with a degree in civil engineering, Morris took a job as a field engineer with the North Pasadena Land and Water Company in Pasadena, California. This company was one of the private water companies that were purchased and merged to form the Pasadena Water Department (PWD). He was an Assistant Engineer in the PWD in 1912, and became Chief Engineer in 1913. He remained with the PWD until 1935. While at the PWD, he designed and built the Pine Canyon Dam, later renamed in his honor as Morris Dam. The Morris Dam was made of reinforced concrete poured 328 feet high and was dedicated by Herbert Hoover in 1934.
176 boxes (88 linear feet)
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