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Inventory of the California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Papers, 1911-1963
MS 80/3  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1963
    Collection number: MS 80/3
    Creator: California. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering
    Extent: ca. 33 linear ft. (73 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], California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Papers, MS 80/3, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.


    Papers arranged alphabetically by county and, within county, by municipality.

    Scope and Content

    Files of the former Bureau of Sanitary Engineering of the California Dept. of Public Health, located in Berkeley, California (now known as the Dept. of Health Services), relating to water quality. Form of material includes reports, correspondence, laboratory results and photographs. Materials include applications to construct and operate sewage treatment works; disposal of septic tank effluent; discharge of sewage and industrial waste from industrial plants; sanitary surveys; taste and odor problems; sewer outfalls; water permits; and history of municipal water-supply systems throughout California.

    Access Points

    Water -- Pollution -- California
    Water quality -- California
    Water quality management -- California
    Sewage disposal plants -- California
    Sanitary engineering -- California
    Sewerage -- California
    Groundwater -- California -- Quality
    Ocean outfalls -- California