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Randolph Collier papers
WRCA 033  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Information
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Number
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Randolph Collier papers
    Date (bulk): 1945-1955
    Collection Number: WRCA 033
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Languages: English.


    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 Director of Distinctive Collections. 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], [date if possible]. Randolph Collier papers (WRCA 033). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Biographical Information

    Randolph Collier was born in Etna, California on July 26, 1902. He was a resident of Siskiyou County his entire life, attending Yreka grammar and high schools, and the University of California, Berkeley. In 1925, he was appointed police court judge of the City of Yreka, serving in that capacity until his election to the California State Senate in 1938. He was re-elected in 1942, 1946, 1950, and 1954. He served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and co-authored the Collier-Burns Highway Act of 1947. He also served as Chairman of the Senate Interim Committee on Highways, Streets and Bridges. Senator Collier died on August 2, 1983.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, reports, legislation, and memoranda, concerning the diversion of water from the Klamath and Trinity Rivers into the Sacramento Valley, California.

    Collection Number

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

    Indexing Terms

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


    Central Valley Project (Calif.)
    United States. Bureau of Reclamation
    California. Department of Water Resources
    California. State Water Resources Control Board
    Iron Gate Dam (Calif.)
    Irrigation -- California -- Sacramento Valley
    Water diversion -- California -- Trinity River
    Water diversion -- Klamath River (Calif. and Or.)
    Water resources development -- California, Northern