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Theodore C. Wellman papers
WRCA 127  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Biography
  • Collection Number
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Theodore C. Wellman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1985
    Collection Number: WRCA 127
    Extent: 5 linear feet 4 cartons
    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]. Theodore C. Wellman papers (WRCA 127). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Collection Scope and Contents

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


    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.

    Collection Number

    Collection number updated February 2019. Legacy collection number was MS 87/2. 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.)
    California State Water Project
    Water -- Law and legislation -- California
    Water resources development -- California
    Water resources development -- California -- Marin County
    Water resources development -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area