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Series 1. Water Frauds 1903-1937

 

Sub-Series 1.1. Owens Valley circa 1903-1931

Box 1, Folder 1

Owens Valley correspondence, etc. 1920-1927

Box 1, Folder 2

"Form for The Great Battle for Water," 1931?

Scope and Contents

Outline with page references, for Nordskog's manuscript on the Owens Valley water controversy.
Box 1, Folder 3

Raw notes and coding system of documentation 1931?

Box 1, Folder 4

Copies of letters, etc. 1903-1931?

Scope and Contents

Holograph and typescript copies of letters concerning the U.S. Reclamation Service,Owens Valley, Los Angeles, and all the people involved.
 

Sub-Series 1.2. Boulder Dam 1927

Box 1, Folder 5

Boulder Dam 1927

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from E. C. LaRue,hydraulic engineer, and news clipping.
 

Sub-Series 1.3. Land and Water Frauds 1930-1949

Box 1, Folder 6

Land and water frauds 1930

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Williamson S. Summers,etc.
Box 1, Folder 7

Southwest Water Leagueminutes 1931 October 6

Scope and Contents

Includes discussion of Fred C. Finkle'sreport on the H. A. Van Norman-Edison Companyconspiracy.
Box 1, Folder 8

Water frauds 1935

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Koebig and Koebig, Consulting Engineers,transcripts of the Los Angeles County Grand Jury,etc.
Box 1, Folder 9

Millard F. Peytonvs. City of Los Angeles,et al. 1937

Scope and Contents

Re water rates fixed by the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power.
Box 1, Folder 10

Water taxes 1938

Scope and Contents

Fragment of a letter to Everett James,February 15, 1938.
Box 1, Folder 11

News clippings 1931-1949

 

Series 2. Forks Site Project, San Gabriel River 1927-1955

 

Sub-Series 2.1. San Gabriel Dam 1931-1940

Box 1, Folder 12

San Gabriel Dam 1938

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and Nordskog's testimony before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Box 1, Folder 13

J. C. Williamson, Carl A. Shorb,and E. D. Martindalevs. Los Angeles County Flood Control District, 1931-1938

Scope and Contents

Legal documents, transcripts, correspondence, etc.
Box 1, Folder 14

Los Angeles County Flood Control Districtvs. Fisher, et al. 1936-1940

Scope and Contents

Legal documents, transcripts, correspondence, etc.
Box 1, Folder 15

News clippings 1933-1939

 

Sub-Series 2.2. Bernhard F. Jakobsen 1927-1955

Box 1, Folder 16

B. F. Jakobsen 1927-1955

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, letters to the editor, articles, plays, etc., related to the expulsion of B. F. Jakobsenfrom the American Society of Civil Engineersover his role in the San Gabriel Dam scandal. Includes a copy of Jakobsen's Ethics and the American Society of Civil Engineers(Los Angeles, April 1955).
Box 1, Folder 17

News clippings 1955

 

Series 3. Sea Water Conversion 1948-1961

Box 1, Folder 18

Sea water conversion 1948-1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, clippings, articles, radio addresses, etc. Includes materials related to Raymond V. Darbyand Maxim Silencer Companyof Hartford, Conn.
Box 1, Folder 19

Reclamation of used water 1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, clippings, etc.
 

Series 4. Feather River Project 1959-1961

Box 1, Folder 20

Feather River Project 1959-1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, etc., related to the Feather River Project,particularly related to the role of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
 

Series 5. California Water Problems 1937-1962

Box 1, Folder 21

County-of-origin 1959-1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, etc., related to the "county-of-origin problem" and other various California water problems. Includes discussion of Nordskog's "open letter" to William E. Warne,Director of the Dept. of Water Resources.
Box 1, Folder 22

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Colorado River 1937-1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, etc., related to the Colorado River Aqueduct, costs of Colorado River water, etc.
Box 1, Folder 23

Four-year terms for MWD directors 1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence related to Assembly Bill 1586, which would provide for a limit of 4 years for terms of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of California.
Box 1, Folder 24

Charles Kirby Fox and the Colorado Delta 1959-1962

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, news clipping, etc., related to the proposed publication of a book by Fox entitled "The Colorado River and Southwestern Water Studies". Includes a synopsis of the manuscript.
 

Series 6. Miscellaneous 1957-1961

Box 1, Folder 25

"Land, Wood, Water" by Sen. Robert S. Kerr 1961

Scope and Contents

Letters to Ruth (Maxwell) Dennyand Sen. Kerr, in which Nordskog details his involvement in the Owens Valley controversy and discusses his efforts to publish his manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 26

Santee County Water District 1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, news clippings, etc.
Box 1, Folder 27

William Mulholland 1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, chiefly with William E. Warne,Director of the Dept. of Water Resources,regarding Mulholland's status as "one of the world's greatest engineers."
Box 1, Folder 28

Biographical 1959-1961

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence, etc. Includes "Biographical Sketch of Andrae Nordskog", which Nordskog compiled and sent to William E. Warne.See also the WRCA Biography File on Nordskog.
Box 1, Folder 29

Miscellaneous 1960-1961

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, news clippings, etc. Includes some non-water topics.
Box 1, Folder 30

News clippings 1957-1961

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous clippings, many related to topics represented above (sea water conversion, water taxes, etc.).