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Inventory of the Fred D. Pyle Papers, 1926-1947
MS 86/4  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points
  • Biography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fred D. Pyle Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1926-1947
    Collection number: MS 86/4
    Creator: Pyle, Fred D., 1882-1950
    Extent: ca. 2 linear ft. (4 boxes)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    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 Head of Archives. 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], Fred D. Pyle Papers, MS 86/4, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, papers, news clippings related to San Diego County water-supply, water storage, water transfer.

    Access Points

    Vista Irrigation District (Calif.)
    Sweetwater Falls Project (Calif.)
    San Diego (Calif.). Water Dept.
    Water-supply -- California -- San Diego County
    Water resources development -- California -- San Diego County
    Water transfer -- California -- San Diego County
    San Diego Aqueduct (Calif.)


    Fred D. Pyle was born October 8, 1882 in Perry Township, Pennsylvania.
    After graduating in 1903 from Utah Agricultural College he held positions of increasing responsibility with various irrigation districts in the western United States. From 1926 to 1928 he was Engineer/Manager of the Vista Irrigation District, a small district composed of 18,000 acres.
    In 1928 he joined the San Diego Water Department, where as an Engineer and Assistant Hydraulic Engineer he served under H. N. Savage. From 1934 to 1947 he was Hydraulic Engineer, responsible for most of the major projects for the San Diego Water Department.
    In 1947 he was appointed to the position of Hydraulic Engineer in charge of the Engineering Division, a position he held until 1950. In that capacity he was responsible for location, design, and construction of all major work for the San Diego Water Department.
    Pyle died July 21, 1950.