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Alfred R. Golzé photographs
WRCA 199  
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Collection of photographs compiled by Alfred R. Golzé.Most are California Department of Water Resourcespublicity stills featuring Golzé with other DWR officials, including Directors William E. Warneand 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 Reclamationpublicity 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.
172 photographs
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.
Collection is open for research.