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Elwood Mead papers
WRCA 055  
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Description
The collection consists of correspondence, addresses, reports, and press releases on land settlement and irrigation projects in the Western States, Australia, and Mexico.
Background
Professor of Rural Institute; born Switzerland County, Ind, January 16, 1858; son of Daniel and Lucinda (Davis) Mead; B.S. Purdue University, 1882; C.E. Iowa State College, 1883; Doctor of Engineering Purdue University, 1904. Assistant Engineer, U.S. Army, 1882; Professor Irrigation Engineering, Colorado Agricultural College. 1883; State Engineer, Wyoming, 1888; Chief of Irrigation & Drainage Investigations, U.S.D.A., 1898; Chairman State Rivers & Water Supply Commission, Australia, 1907; Professor of Rural Institutions, University of California, 1915, U S. Commissioner of Reclamation, April 1924 to date. Author: Irrigation Institutions, Helping Men Own Farms. Reports on Irrigation (U.S.D.A.). Member American Society of Civil Engineers, member British Institution, Engineers.
Extent
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Availability
The collection is open for research.