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Finding Aid to the Hiram Newton Savage Photographs, 1905-1933
WRCA MS 76/16  
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Contents of Collection

Box 1, Folder 1

Barret Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 15 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam and watershed.
Box 1, Folder 2

Barret Dam, California, 1921

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction, dam and people.
Box 1, Folder 3

Barret Dam site, 1902

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of watershed.
Box 1, Folder 4

Calaveras and Tujunga Dams, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and dam site found in Box 7.
Box 1, Folder 5

El Capitan Dam site, 1917-1921

Physical Description: 26 photographs (b & w) and negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site and people, including typed notes.
Box 1, Folder 6

El Capitan Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 8 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of structure and explosion.
Box 1, Folder 7

El Capitan Pipeline and Riverview wells, Unknown

Physical Description: 49 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction, including description of activities.
Box 1, Folder 8

Cheyenne Dam, 1904

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 9

Escondido Wohlford Reservoir Dam, 1932

Physical Description: 5 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 10

Fallbrook Dam Site, 1932

Physical Description: 3 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 11

Harvey Dam, 1916

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 1, Folder 12

Hodges and El Capitan Dams, 1938

Physical Description: 6 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 13

L.A. County's San Gabriel No. 2 Dam, July 20, 1932

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 14

Lower Otay, Unknown

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 15

Lower Otay Dam, 1910

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversize photos of lank found in Box 8.
Box 1, Folder 16

Lower Otay Dam, 1917-1919

Physical Description: 52 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam and people, including dedication.
Box 1, Folder 17

Lower Otay Dam Completed, 1920

Physical Description: 23 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of filtration plant.
Box 1, Folder 18

Lower Otay Filter Plant, 1919-1922

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 19

Marron Dam site, 1920

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 20

Merced Exchequer Dam, 1925

Physical Description: 6 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 1, Folder 21

La Mesa (Murray) Dam, 1917-1918

Physical Description: 32 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction and finished dam.
Box 1, Folder 22

Morena Barrett, 1926

Physical Description: 5 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 23

Morena Dam, 1897-1910

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of construction found in Box 8.
Box 1, Folder 24

Pasadena Pine Canyon Dam looking downstream, 1932

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 1, Folder 25

Pauba Dam Site, 1923

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 26

PG&E Silver Lake Dam, 1930

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photo of reservoir.
Box 1, Folder 27

Pine Creek Dam Site, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 28

El Prado Dam, 1943

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized aerial oblique photos of dam found in Box 8.
Box 1, Folder 29

St. Francis Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and demolished concrete blocks found in Box 7
Box 1, Folder 30

Rodriguez Dam, 1928-1934

Physical Description: 18 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people.
Box 1, Folder 31

Rodriguez Dam, 1931

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people.
Box 2, Folder 32

S.C.M.W. Co. Cholla Heights Dam, 1901-1902

Physical Description: 20 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of earth dam.
Box 2, Folder 33

S.C.M.W. Co. Morena Dam, 1900

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 2, Folder 34

S.C.M.W. Co. Upper Otay Dam, 1901

Physical Description: 23 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction and finished dam.
Box 2, Folder 35

S.C.M.W. Co. Pipeline, Lower Otay, San Diego Main Pipeline to Bonita, 1902

Physical Description: 29 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline.
Box 2, Folder 36

S.C.M.W. Co. Barret Dam, 1903

Physical Description: 41 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of reservoir.
Box 2, Folder 37

S.C.M.W. Co. Jamul Ranch, 1900-03

Physical Description: 3 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of ranch house.
Box 2, Folder 38

Salt Springs Dam, 1929

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 39

Salt Springs Dam, Mokelumne River, PG&E, 1929

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 40

San Gabriel No. 2 Dam site, Unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 41

San Gabriel Dam No. 1, 1929?-1932

Physical Description: 7 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 42

Sutherland Dam , 1927

Physical Description: 1 photograph (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 43

Temecula Dam Site, 1923

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 2, Folder 44

Tia Juana River (Garcia) Dam Site, 1920

Physical Description: 16 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 2, Folder 45

Tia Juana River Pumping Site, 1918

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pumping site and international boundary.
Box 2, Folder 46

Upper Otay , 1917-1922

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 2, Folder 47

City of San Diego City, Unknown

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of reservoir.
Box 2, Folder 48

Ocean Beach, San Diego, 1915

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of buildings and breakwater.
Box 2, Folder 49

San Diego Eastern Railway, 1901-1902

Physical Description: 21 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of landscape, people, and horse-drawn wagons.
Box 2, Folder 50

San Diego Fruit Co., 1902

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of building, horse-drawn wagons and laborers harvesting crops.
Box 2, Folder 51

San Diego River Diverting Dam, 1917

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people.
Box 2, Folder 52

San Diego River Flood 1921, December 28, 1921

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w) negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of flood damage to bridge.
Box 2, Folder 53

San Diego River Flood 1927, January 1, 1927

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of river overflowing the dam and inundated floodplain.
Box 2, Folder 54

San Diego River Project, San Vicente Dam Site, 1931

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 2, Folder 55

San Diego Water Co. La Mesa Dam Reconstruction Fort Robinson Siphon, Mission Dam, Old Mission Vicinity, Cuyanaca Dam, 1902

Physical Description: 40 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam and pipeline construction, people, and camp found in Box 8.
Box 2, Folder 56

Lakeside, San Diego, 1927-1928

Physical Description: 46 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline construction and river flood.
Box 3, Folder 57

Sweetwater Dam, 1900

Physical Description: 18 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Sweetwater Water Co, Linwwod Wells Lower, Linwood Wells Upper, Sunnyside Wells, Chula Vista, Bonita Wells.
Box 3, Folder 58

Sweetwater Dam, 1927

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

4 photographs from negatives exposed the day following the peak flood in Spring Valley, February 1927.
Box 3, Folder 59

Sweetwater Co., Barret, Morena, Lower Otay Dam, 1923

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam and watershed.
Box 3, Folder 60

Sweetwater Dam, 1885-1900

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b &w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction found in Box 8.
Box 3, Folder 61

Sweetwater Dam (miscellaneous), 1895

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction and blueprints, includes Escondido dam and Old Mission Dam.
Box 3, Folder 62

Sweetwater Dam, 1901-1916

Physical Description: 11 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people
Box 3, Folder 63

Sweetwater Dam 21 to 40, 1916

Physical Description: 20 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo description.
Box 3, Folder 64

Sweetwater Dam 41 to 60, 1916

Physical Description: 17 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 65

Escondido Dam 57 to 60, 1916

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 66

Sweetwater Dam 61 to 80, 1916

Physical Description: 18 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 67

Sweetwater Dam 81 to 100, 1916

Physical Description: 25 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 68

Sweetwater Dam 101 to 120, 1916

Physical Description: 20 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 69

Sweetwater Dam 121 to 140, 1916

Physical Description: 21 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 70

Sweetwater Dam 141 to 160, 1916

Physical Description: 22 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 4, Folder 71

Boneta Pipeline Break, 1915?

Physical Description: 5 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of broken pipeline.
Box 4, Folder 72

Boneta Line Break, December 24, 1915

Physical Description: 11 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of broken pipeline.
Box 4, Folder 73

Colorado River, Imperial Canal, 1902

Physical Description: 16 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of river intake.
Box 4, Folder 74

Dulzura Conduit, 1915

Physical Description: 8 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of conduit construction.
Box 4, Folder 75

Dulzura Conduit, 1914

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos on conduit construction.
Box 4, Folder 76

Dulzura Conduit, 1914

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos showing progress of work on conduit extension.
Box 4, Folder 77

Dulzura Conduit, Unknown

Physical Description: 22 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction and people in camp.
Box 4, Folder 78

Dulzura Conduit, 1910

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of concrete channel and flume structures found in Box 8.
Box 4, Folder 79

Flumes, pipelines, canal structures, Unknown

Physical Description: 51 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass colored photos of concrete channels, flumes, and pipelines found in Box 7.
Box 4, Folder 80

La Jolla Children's Bathing Pool, 1930

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of tidal bathing pool for children.
Box 4, Folder 81

Scripps Bathing Pool for Children, 1930

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of Ellen Browing Scripps Bathing Pool for children, includes 2 lists of photos and descriptions.
Box 4, Folder 82

McCloud River, 1912

Physical Description: 16 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of rural landscape, forest and river found in Box 8.
Box 4, Folder 83

Mission Valley Pumping Plant, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of road and valley.
Box 4, Folder 84

Morena Reservoir, Swenson Children, Unknown

Physical Description: 104 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam, reservoir, water sampling, people and houses, includes photos of Dulzura conduit, Harvey Dam, Upper and Lower Otay Dam and children.
Box 4, Folder 85

Nigger Canyon, Temecula River, Unknown

Physical Description: 25 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of canyon and river.
Box 4, Folder 86

Oakdale ID, 1938

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of crops and canal.
Box 4, Folder 87

Projects: Huntley, Shashane, North Platte, Sun River, Milk River, Blackfur, Lower Yellowslow, Shasta River, Trinity River, 1914-1918; 1955

Physical Description: 51 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of concrete structures in different projects.
Box 4, Folder 88

Pumping plant near Riverview Station, films of J. Johnson's, 1939-1940

Physical Description: 12 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pumping plants.
Box 4, Folder 89

River Wueste, Unknown

Physical Description: 38 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline installation, river and housing.
Box 4, Folder 90

River Wueste, 1912

Physical Description: 5 glass negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of people and flow control structures.
Box 4, Folder 91

Upper Linwood, Bonita, Pumping Plant, 1900

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Note

(NONE)
Box 4, Folder 92

Yolo Bypass, Chapter XI- Building East Levee at Yolo Bypass, 1940

Physical Description: 1 photograph (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photo of soil movement.
Box 5, Folder 93

U.S. Reclamation Service Photos (8x10), Unknown

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of Colorado River: Yuma Bridge, Milk River, Lake McDonald, dams and people (good quality photos) found in Box 8.
Box 5, Folder 94

U.S. Reclamation Service Projects, 1908-1930

Physical Description: 71 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of screens, weed cleaners, pumping stations, commission members, canals, postcards, projects, and native peoples.
Box 5, Folder 95

H.G. Featon's Ranch, 1917

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 96

Lew B. Harris Ranch, 1923

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 97

R.H. Wilcomb & Family, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 98

Vaudeville troupe at Lower Otay Dam, 1918

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 99

W.A. Stebbins and Family, 1917

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 100

W.M. Gates and Family, 1917

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 101

W.M.I. Woodman and Family, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 102

Aerial Photos of California Inlets, Unknown

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Maps and aerial photos.
Box 5, Folder 103

Lower California, 1923

Physical Description: 15 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Maps and aerial photos including a map of Baja California (1894-1918) by David Goldbaum and list with description of photos.
Box 5, Folder 104

Maps of California, 1922

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Maps and aerial photos.
Box 5, Folder 105

Miscellaneous, 1931-1947

Physical Description: 30 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper articles, San Fernando Rancho Dam postcard, canal and construction photos.
Box 5, Folder 106

Miscellaneous (Palo Verde Dam, All American Silt, Canal Lining), Unknown

Physical Description: 11 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Misc. photos of canal lining.
Box 5, Folder 107

Miscellaneous Weirs Savage, 1932-1939

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Misc. photos of canal structures at different projects, including weirs specifications and article.
Box 5, Folder 108

Miscellaneous, 1912?

Physical Description: 6 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass color pictures of U.S. Reclamation Service photos of Shoshone and Huntley projects, and map with projects location found in Box 7.
Box 6, Folder 109

Thearle starv?, 1914

Physical Description: 48 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of vegetation and slope.
Box 6, Folder 110

TN Wood Valley Views No. 7 A-K, Unknown

Physical Description: 14 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of vegetation and slopes.
Box 6, Folder 111

Unidentified, Unknown

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of canal construction, camp and people.
Box 6, Folder 112

Unidentified, Unknown

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of canal construction.
Box 6, Folder 113

Unidentified, Unknown

Physical Description: 68 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline installation.
Box 6, Folder 114

Unidentified (pipeline), Unknown

Physical Description: 80 photographs (b & w) and negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline installation.
Box 6, Folder 115

Unidentified portrait, Unknown

Physical Description: 3 photographs (b & w) and negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photos of man.
Box 7, Folder 4

Calaveras and Tujunga Dams, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b &w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and dam site found in Box 7.
Box 7, Folder 29

St. Francis Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and demolished concrete blocks found in Box 7
Box 7, Folder 79

Flumes, pipelines, canal structures, Unknown

Physical Description: 51 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass colored photos of concrete channels, flumes, and pipelines found in Box 7.
Box 7, Folder 108

Miscellaneous, 1912?

Physical Description: 6 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass color pictures of U.S. Reclamation Service photos of Shoshone and Huntley projects, and map with projects location found in Box 7.
Box 8, Folder 15

Lower Otay Dam, 1910

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversize photos of lank found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 23

Morena Dam, 1897-1910

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of construction found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 28

El Prado Dam, 1943

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized aerial oblique photos of dam found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 55

San Diego Water Co. La Mesa Dam Reconstruction Fort Robinson Siphon, Mission Dam, Old Mission Vicinity, Cuyanaca Dam, 1902

Physical Description: 40 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam and pipeline construction, people, and camp found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 60

Sweetwater Dam, 1885-1886-1900

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b &w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 61

Sweetwater Dam (miscellaneous), 1895

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction and blueprints, includes Escondido dam and Old Mission Dam.
Box 8, Folder 78

Dulzura Conduit, 1910

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of concrete channel and flume structures found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 82

McCloud River, 1912

Physical Description: 16 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of rural landscape, forest and river found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 93

U.S. Reclamation Service Photos (8x10), Unknown

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of Colorado River: Yuma Bridge, Milk River, Lake McDonald, dams and people (good quality photos) found in Box 8.