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Inventory of the Theodore C. Wellman Papers, 1970-1985
MS 87/2  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points
  • Biography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Theodore C. Wellman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1985
    Collection number: MS 87/2
    Creator: Wellman, Theodore C.
    Extent: ca. 5 linear ft. (4 cartons)
    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], Theodore C. Wellman Papers, MS 87/2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, draft reports, papers, and news clippings pertaining to water resources development issues regarding State of California, Marin County, and San Francisco Bay Area.

    Access Points

    Water resources development -- California -- Marin County
    Water resources development -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
    Water resources development -- California
    California State Water Project
    Water -- Law and legislation -- California
    Central Valley Project (Calif.)


    Theodore C. "Ted" Wellman was born in Brisbane, Australia. After emigrating to California he attended the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating from that institution he began a career with the Standard Oil Company, where he eventually achieved the rank of assistant vice president.
    Wellman retired from Standard Oil in 1966. He proceeded to devote himself to conservation issues throughout the State of California, with a particular emphasis on Marin County, where he had resided since 1938.
    He served as president of the Marin Conservation League and the Marin Solid Waste Management Committee, from which evolved the Marin County Solid Waste Plan. He was a member of the state advisory committee to review the State Water Plan, and was a vociferous opponent of the Peripheral Canal in all its guises.
    Wellman died 21 December 1985.