The collection consists of photographs compiled by Alfred R. Golzé. Most are California Department of Water Resources publicity
stills featuring Golzé with other DWR officials, including Directors William E. Warne and William R. Gianelli, often shown
inspecting features of the California State Water Project. Includes views of Oroville Dam, San Luis Reservoir, and the Tehachapi
Pumping Plant. Also includes U.S. Bureau of Reclamation publicity stills and group photographs from various conferences and
meetings attended by Golzé.
Alfred Rudolf Golzé was born July 6, 1905 in Washington, D.C., the son of Rudolph L. and Blanche W. Golzé. He earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1930 and later attended the University of Colorado
and George Washington University. His engineering career began in Philadelphia in 1924 when he worked as an assistant draftsman
on designs of the Broad Street Subway. After service with the Interstate Commerce Commission, he joined the Bureau of Reclamationin
Denver as an assistant design engineer, where he studied the effect of earthquake forces on the canyon wall outlet works for
Hoover Dam. He also did design work on structures for Grand Coulee Dam. In 1935 he became assistant supervising engineer for
work connected with the reclamation projects carried on by 50 Civilian Conservation Corpscamps located across the West, such
as dams, canals, distribution lines, etc. After one year he was placed in complete charge of the CCC reclamation work and
continued this assignment until 1941.
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