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Finding Aid for the Arthur Francis Pillsbury Papers, ca. 1935-1991
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Description
Arthur Francis Pillsbury (b.1904) joined the UCLA faculty in 1934. He became chairman of the Department of Irrigation and Soil Sciences, head of the engineering systems division, and director of the Water Resources Center. His research in hydrology made him among the first to warn of the flood and erosion damage that results from brush fires. In 1977, he received a award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his studies of drainage system engineering and environmental resources management. The collection consists of Pillsbury's research files, reprints, correspondence, teaching material, and related papers.
Background
Pillsbury joined the UCLA faculty in 1934; he became chairman of the Department of Irrigation and Soil Sciences, head of the engineering systems division, and director of the Water Resources Center; consultant to the World Bank on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on water quality programs for various nations; received a 1977 award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his studies of drainage system engineering and environmental resources management; his research in hydrology made him among the first to warn of the flood and erosion damage that results from brush fires; died April 12, 1991, 86 years old.
Extent
21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.) 4 cartons (4 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.