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Inventory of the Malca Chall Research Collection, 1902-2000
MS 2001/1  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Malca Chall Research Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1902-2000
    Collection number: MS 2001/1
    Creator: Malca Chall
    Extent: 2 cartons and 1 manuscript box.
    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 donated to the Water Resources Collections and Archives in January 2001 by Malca Chall.


    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], Malca Chall Research Collection, MS 2001/1, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.


    The Regional Oral History Office of the Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley employed Malca Chall as an interviewer/editor from 1967 to 2001. Over her thirty-four year career, Chall wrote nearly twenty major oral histories for the Water Resources Center. In addition, she also directed the California Women Political Leaders series, Kaiser-Permanente series, Knight-Brown gubernatorial era oral history project, and a three volume study of land use in California.

    Scope and Content

    Articles, brochures, correspondence, maps, news clippings, publications, research notes, reports, etc., compiled by Malca Chall during the course of her career with the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) of the Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley. Collection includes material relating to California water resources. Creator's folder headings are arranged in alphabetical order. Of particular significance are documents concerning the 160-Acre Policy, Cargill Salt Company, Central Valley Project, the Delta, the Department of Water Resources, the Peripheral Canal, Reclamation Policy, San Francisco Bay, and the Westlands Water District.
    Oral histories conducted by ROHO pertaining to California water resources are available at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/ROHO/calwater.html .