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Inventory of the Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection, 1932-1943
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  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope and Content
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1943
    Collection number: ADAMS-2
    Creator: Adams, Frank, 1875-1967
    Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and ARchives
    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], Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection, ADAMS-2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Access Points

    Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)
    Water resources development -- Columbia River Watershed
    Water resources development -- Washington (State)
    Irrigation projects -- Columbia River Watershed
    Irrigation projects -- Washington (State)
    United States. Bureau of Reclamation

    Scope and Content

    The objects of the joint investigations were to provide a general plan for the development and settlement of the Columbia Basin area as a whole, and detailed plans for areas to be irrigated. The topographic surveys and land classifications of the Bureau of Reclamation served as a base for the investigations. Twenty-eight separate problems, in addition to the basic engineering surveys, were set up for study. The problems were divided into 16 divisions. Lead investigators included Dr. E. N. Torbert, field coordinator for the joint investigators, Planning Consultant Harlan H. Barrows and Chief of Information William E. Warne, both representing the Bureau of Reclamation, and Marion Clawson of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
    This collection contains miscellaneous published and unpublished reports on the Columbia Basin Project joint investigations. They were collected by Frank Adams, head of the University of California Division of Irrigation Investigations and Practice, who also served as a consulting engineer and economist to the Bureau of Reclamation.

    Related Collections

    Frank Adams Papers