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Eugene Clyde La Rue Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists of papers and 876 maps of Southern California hydraulic engineer Eugene C. La Rue (1879-1947) related to irrigation projects in the western United States, as well as diaries of La Rue's Colorado River trips from 1921, 1922, and 1924.
Background
Eugene Clyde La Rue (1879-1947), a Los Angeles hydraulic engineer, was born in Riverside, California, and graduated from the University of California in 1904. He was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey making field examinations for power sites and reporting on irrigation projects, first as district engineer for the Great Basin District headquartered in Salt Lake City (1907-11), and then in the Water Resources Branch (1911-27). After this time La Rue entered a private civil engineering partnership in Los Angeles.
Extent
2,543 pieces in 18 boxes and 876 rolled maps
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.