Finding Aid for the Robert B. Diemer papers, 1912-1965

Processed by Saundra Taylor, August 1971, and Lilace Hatayama, 2012; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert B. Diemer papers
Date (inclusive): 1912-1965
Collection number: 1101
Creator: Diemer, Robert B. (Robert Bernard), 1888-1966
Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Abstract: Robert B. Diemer (1888-1966) was the general manager and chief engineer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The collection contains a manuscript history of the North Platte River project (ca. 1912-25), copies of papers, articles, statements, memorabilia, photographs, and various publications related to water resources development.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Diemer, 1971.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert B. Diemer papers (Collection 1101). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217820 

Biography

Diemer was born in 1888; became general manager and chief engineer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; he died in 1966.

Scope and Content

Collection contains a manuscript history of the North Platte River project (ca. 1912-25) and copies of papers, articles, and statements made by Robert B. Diemer while general manager and chief engineer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Also includes memorabilia, photographs, and various publications related to water resources development.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. North Platte River project (Boxes 1-9,12).
  2. Mexico project (Box 8).
  3. Metropolitan Water District materials and Diemer memorabilia (Boxes 9-10).
  4. California Dept. of Water Resources and miscellaneous publications (Box 11).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Diemer, Robert B. (Robert Bernard), 1888-1966--Archives.
Hydraulic engineers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Water resources development--West (U.S.)--Archival resources.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Calif.).
North Platte River--History--Sources.


Container List

 

North Platte Project

Box 1

Operation & maintenance Report, 1913-1919.

Physical Description: [6 vol.] typescript (carbon)
 

History North Platte Project

Box 2

Nebraska - Wyoming, 1916-1920.

Physical Description: [4 vol.] typescript (carbon)
Box 3

Nebraska - Wyoming (continued), 1921-1922.

Physical Description: [4 vol.] typescript (carbon)
Box 4

Nebraska - Wyoming (continued), 1923.

Physical Description: [12 vol.]
Box 5

Fort Laramie Unit history, 1916-1918.

Physical Description: [3 vol.]
Box 6

Fort Laramie Unit history, 1919

Physical Description: [1 vol.]
Box 6

Northport Division history, 1921.

Physical Description: [1 vol.]
Box 6

Report for special advisory commission on reclamation projects of the Department of Interior, 1923.

Physical Description: [1 vol.]
Box 6

Report of North Platte River Patrol. By Robert B. Diemer, [Seasons 1915 and 1916].

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 7

Specifications, etc.... Lock-joint concrete pipe. 1922.

Physical Description: [1 vol., 1 folder]
Box 7

Blueprints, specifications, etc.

Physical Description: [1 vol.]
Box 8

Miscellaneous reports re North Platte Project, 1912-1925.

Physical Description: [10 items]
Box 12

18 photographs of water project construction (probably North Platte Project).

Box 8

Reports re Mexico project, 1927-28.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

[Including 1 vol. of blueprints, specifications, etc.]
 

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Box 4

Advertisement, proposal, specifications and drawings [ re headgates], 1923.

Physical Description: [1 vol.]
Box 9

Advertisement, proposal, specifications, and drawings, Guernsey Dam. North Platte Project, [ca. 1925].

 

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Box 9

Reports re MWD projects, ca. 1929-1940.

Physical Description: [2 items]
Box 9

Notebook re MWD.

Box 10

Printed MWD ephemera.

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 10

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Nineteenth annual report, 1956/1957.

Box 10

MWD publications, 1935-1965.

Physical Description: (6 items)
 

Diemer Memorabilia

Box 9

Miscelaneous notes, R.B. Diemer.

Box 9

Copies of statements, papers, etc. by Robert Diemer, ca. 1952-1961.

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 10

Diemer memorabilia.

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 11

California Department of Water Resources. Publications, 1963, 1965.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 11

Miscellaneous publications, 1932-1965.

Physical Description: (3 items)