Finding Aid for the A.M. Rawn Papers, ca. 1940-1968

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the A.M. Rawn Papers, ca. 1940-1968

Collection number: 1045

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
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© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: A.M. Rawn Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1968
Collection number: 1045
Creator: Rawn, A.M., 1888-1968
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. A.M. Rawn, 1969.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A.M. Rawn Papers (Collection 1045). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

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.

Related Material

Sanitary engineer [oral history transcript] / A.M. Rawn, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1969. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Biographical

Box 1

Vita, discharge, commission, diplomas, memberships, awards, etc.

 

Photographs

Box 1

Staff members CSD, Snake River project, personal.

 

Correspondence

Box 1

re contractor for Orange County Sanitation District. September-December 1963.

Box 1

re Master Plan Study Sewerage for Ventura County. October 1963-May 1965.

Box 1

re American Sanitary Engineering Intersociety Board. 1957-1958.

Box 1

re Miscellaneous Contracts, Estimates, etc. 1958-1963.

Box 1

re Miscellaneous correspondence with professional colleagues. 1960-1966.

Physical Description: 9 folders.
Box 2

Manuscript materials for CSD Narrative.

Box 2

Letters of thanks for receipt of CSD Narrative.

Box 2

Trip Diary, Itinerary and letters of the Rawn's 1963 trip to Scandinavia.

Box 2

Brochure - Dedication of enlarged water renovation plant. Pomona, California. February 25, 1967.

Box 2

A.M. Rawn, Fixed and Changing Values in Ocean Disposal of Sewage and Wastes.

Box 2

A.M. Rawn and H.C. Hedger, A Report Upon the Potential Reclamation of Sewage...November 1958.

Box 2

Planned Refuse Disposal, A Report. County Sanitation Districts, Los Angeles. September 1955.

Box 2

Link Anderson, World travel letters.

Note

Anderson was a neighbor of the Rawns who became a millionaire through the operation and ownership of machinery stores. Upon retirement he became a world traveler.
Box 3

Working diaries. April 1924-October 1939.

Physical Description: 12 vol.