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Finding Aid of the Joseph Jensen Papers
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Description
Joseph Jensen (1886-1974) was a petroleum engineer and geologist for the Tidewater Oil Company and predecessors (1917-55). In 1927, he was appointed to the Water and Power Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and personally participated in the discovery and development of several oil fields in Los Angeles. He later served as chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (1949-70). The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, papers, publications, and personal material of Joseph Jensen, mining engineer and chairman of Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District, relating to petroleum development in Los Angeles and water resources in California.
Background
Jensen was born in 1886 in Salt Lake City, Utah; received mining engineering degrees from the University of Utah, the Royal School of Mines, Freiberg (Germany), and Columbia University; worked at Tidewater Oil Company and predecessors as a petroleum engineer and geologist, 1917-55; appointed to Water and Power Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 1927; personally participated in the discovery and development of several oil fields in Los Angeles and wrote articles on those fields and methods used by the industry; served as chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California from 1949-70.
Extent
20 boxes (10 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.