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Inventory of the Frank E. Bonner Papers, 1886-1967
MS 90/2  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank E. Bonner Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1967
    Collection number: MS 90/2
    Creator: Frank E. Bonner
    Extent: 25 boxes, 3 flat boxes, and 1 map box
    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


    John F. Bonner, son of Frank E. Bonner, donated this collection to the Water Resources Collections and Archives on May 1, 1990.


    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], Frank E. Bonner Papers, MS 90/2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Access Points

    Water resources development--California.
    Hydroelectric power plants--California.
    Oakdale Irrigation District (Calif.)
    South San Joaquin Irrigation District (Calif.)
    Oroville-Wyandotte Irrigation District (Calif.)
    Richvale Irrigation District (Calif.)
    Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Calif.)
    Yuba County Water District (Calif.)
    Feather River Project (Calif.)
    Stanislaus River Project (Calif.)
    American River Project (Calif.)
    Feather River, South Fork (Calif.)--Power utilization.
    Feather River, Middle Fork (Calif.)--Power utilization.
    Stanislaus River (Calif.)--Power utilization.
    American River (Calif.)--Power utilization.
    Donnells Dam (Calif.)
    Beardsley Dam (Calif.)
    Tulloch Dam (Calif.)
    Grizzly Valley Dam (Calif.)
    Grass Valley Dam (Calif.)
    Miners Ranch Reservoir (Calif.)
    Ponderosa Dam (Calif.)
    Wyandotte Dam (Calif.)
    Folsom Dam (Calif.)
    Matilija Dam (Calif.)
    Lost Creek Dam (Calif.)
    Clio Reservoir (Calif.)

    Scope and Content

    This collection is the result of Frank E. Bonner's work as a consulting engineer for four California water agencies. The collection is divided into five series: California (General), Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation Districts, Oroville-Wyandotte Irrigation District, Richvale Irrigation District, and Sacramento Municipal Utility District. These series are further broken down into the following subseries: General and Components. Materials under the General Subseries discuss the projects as a whole while the materials under the Components Subseries focus on specific aspects of each project. The materials in this collection consist of water and hydroelectric power studies, maps, designs, computations, drawings, photographs, and reports on various constructed or proposed water developments in the Sierra Nevada.