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Inventory of the Elwood Mead Papers, 1900-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points
  • Biography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elwood Mead Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1942
    Collection number: MEAD
    Creator: Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936
    Extent: ca. 2 linear ft. (4 boxes)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and Archives.
    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], Elwood Mead Papers, MEAD, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, addresses, reports, and press releases on land settlement and irrigation projects in the Western States, Australia, and Mexico.

    Access Points

    United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Board of Review
    Yuma Project (Ariz.)
    Irrigation -- West (U.S.)
    Land settlement -- West (U.S.)
    Agricultural colonies -- West (U.S.)
    Land settlement -- Australia
    Irrigation -- Australia
    Irrigation -- Mexico


    Professor of Rural Institute; born Switzerland County, Ind, Jan. 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.
    Who's Who in Engineering, 1925. p. 1414