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Inventory of the Hans A. Einstein Sediment Transport Collection, 1930-1970
MS 76/12  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points
  • Key to the Arrangement
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hans A. Einstein Sediment Transport Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1970
    Collection number: MS 76/12
    Creator: Einstein, H. A. (Hans Albert), 1904-1973
    Extent: ca. 12 linear ft. (11 boxes; 940 items)
    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], Hans A. Einstein Sediment Transport Collection, MS 76/12, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Scope and Content

    During Dr. Einstein's graduate studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich he became deeply interested in the fundamental mechanics of the transportation of sediment by flowing water. His doctoral thesis, Bed load transport as a probability problem (1936), is the definitive work on sedimentation transportation as recognized by engineers and scientists throughout the world. In 1938, Dr. Einstein immigrated to the United States where he continued his research on the transport of sediment, first with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later at the University of California where he joined the faculty in 1947. In his long years of teaching and research, until his untimely death in 1973, Professor Einstein built up an extensive file of literature covering all of the various aspects of the scour, movement, and transport of sediment. Over twenty-five categories of subject matter were represented in the collection and included both published and unpublished material-many of which were very limited editions. This collection was readily available to Professor Einstein's graduate students, other faculty members, and practicing engineers outside the University. It is fortunate for the engineering community that upon the death of Professor Einstein his widow, Elizabeth Roboz Einstein, presented the entire Einstein collection to the Water Resources Collections and Archives where this valuable collection of source material is available to all researchers.

    Access Points

    Soil erosion
    Hydraulic measurements
    Soil conservation
    Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
    Bed load
    Sediment transport
    Water-pipes -- Hydrodynamics
    Stream measurements
    Sediment, Suspended
    Sediment control
    Sedimentation analysis

    Key to the Arrangement

    The presentation of the citations here is in the same subject arrangement of the materials devised by Dr. Einstein.
    • A - Soil Erosion, Scour
    • B - Soil Conservation and Watershed Erosion
    • C - Bed Load
    • D - Suspended Load
    • E - Indian Theory
    • F - Stable Channels
    • G - Heavy Mineral
    • H - River Measurements
    • I - Transport in Pipes
    • J - Wash Load
    • K - Beach Transport
    • L - Density Current
    • M - Reservoirs
    • N - Channel Irregularities
    • O - Sediment Properties
    • P - Mechanical Analysis
    • Q - Hydraulics
    • R - Sampling Equipment, Measurement Methods
    • S - Segregation
    • T - Sediment Structures
    • U - Estuaries
    • V - Sediment Models
    • W - Wind Transport
    • X - Geology
    • Y - Sediment Bibliography
    • Z - Miscellaneous
    Box 1
    A-1 - C-16
    Box 2
    C-19 - C-124
    Box 3
    C-128 - E-9
    Box 4
    E-10 - H-19
    Box 5
    H-20 - I-44
    Box 6
    I-45 - M-41
    Box 7
    M-42 - N-66
    Box 8
    N-69 - S-18
    Box 9
    S-19 - U-77
    Box 10
    V-1 - Y-19
    Box 11
    Y-24 - Z-57

    Related Collections

    Hans A. Einstein Papers (MS 80/8)
    Hans A. Einstein Flow Collection (MS 89/4)