Scope and Content
Title: A.M. Rawn Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1968
Collection number: 1045
Rawn, A.M., 1888-1968
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: A.M. Rawn (1888-1968) worked for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. He was promoted to chief engineer and general
manager of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (1941), and later appointed to California State Water Pollution Board
(chairman, 1953-61). The collection consists of manuscripts, letters, photographs, diaries, awards, and printed materials
related to A.M. Rawn and his career as chief engineer of the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Topics include
water pollution and the sewage disposal system of Los Angeles.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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
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Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. A.M. Rawn, 1969.
[Identification of item], A.M. Rawn Papers (Collection 1045). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Rawn was born in 1888; attended school in Toledo, Ohio; worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; served in the U.S. military
during World War I; moved to Los Angeles, 1922; worked for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts; promoted to chief
engineer and general manager, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, 1941; appointed to California State Water Pollution
Board, 1953 (chairman, 1953-61); co-wrote report on sewage reclamation plan with Harold Hedger, 1958; died in 1968.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of manuscripts, letters, photographs, diaries, awards, and printed materials related to A.M. Rawn and
his career as chief engineer of the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Includes 12 working diaries (April
1924-October 1939) and articles by Rawn. Topics include water pollution and the sewage disposal system of Los Angeles. Also
includes correspondence from Link Anderson, a neighbor of Rawn's.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rawn, A.M., 1888-1968--Archives.
Los Angeles County (Calif.)--County Sanitation Districts.
Sanitary engineers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Sanitary engineer [oral history transcript] / A.M. Rawn, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1969. Available at Department
of Special Collections, UCLA.