Inventory of the Fred. C. Scobey Papers, bulk 1914-1953

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Inventory of the Fred. C. Scobey Papers, bulk 1914-1953

Collection number: SCOBEY

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Processed by:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed:
February 1993
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fred. C. Scobey Papers,
Date (bulk): bulk 1914-1953
Collection number: SCOBEY
Creator: Scobey, Fred. C. (Frederick Charles), 1880-1962
Extent: ca. 2 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fred. C. Scobey Papers, SCOBEY, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Irrigation engineering
Hydraulics
Pipe
Water tunnels
Pipelines
Strawberry Creek Culvert (Calif.)
Rio Grande Joint Investigation

Biographical Information:

Fred Charles Scobey, the son of Orland B. and Helen (Strong) Scobey, was born in Greensburg, Ind., on January 20, 1880. He attended the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1898 and 1899, Stanford University (Calif.) in 1900 and 1901, and the University of California (Berkeley) from 1918 to 1921. He was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, "with distinction," by Stanford University in 1931.
From 1901 through 1906, Mr. Scobey held positions as draftsman and computer in the City Engineer's Office, Denver, Colo. (1901); officeman, later draftsman and topographer, with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. (1902); officeman with the Union Pacific Railroad (1904); and officeman in the Chief Engineer's office of the St. Louis Rocky Mountain and Pacific Railroad, Raton, New Mexico (1904-1906). From 1906 to 1911, Mr. Scobey worked as office engineer for E.D. Shepard and Co., Raton, N.M.; as superintendent of Raton Water-Works, Raton Ice Co., and Raton Fuel Co.; as superintendent of construction for the Nevada Construction Co.; as office engineer for the San Luis Southern Railroad, Blanca, Colo.; as irrigation engineer for Imperial Water Companies Nos. 1-4-5-7-8, in Imperial Valley, Calif.; and as special agent for the U.S. Census Bureau's Census of Irrigation, Colo.
In 1911, Mr. Scobey accepted the position of irrigation engineer with the Department of Agriculture. He began work on the determination of the carrying capacity of irrigation canals and, later, of all types of conduits used in irrigation. He made field measurements on all types of channels throughout the West to determine their friction factors in Kutter's and Manning's formulas, and to determine the exponents for exponential formulas for pipes. These studies were printed by the Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Scobey died on July 19, 1962.
From: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Vol. 128, Part V, 1963.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, notes, and photographs, relating to pipelines, aqueducts, irrigation systems, culverts, flow of water and capacity of pipes, conduits and sewers, spillways, municipal water supply, and mapping techniques for Rio Grande Joint Investigation.

Box BOX 1, item 1

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Correspondence between F. C. Scobey and John W. Cunningham regarding Bend, Oregon water pipe line. 1949.

Physical Description: 2 leaves and 1 blueprint.
item 2

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Octoraro-Chester Aqueduct, Pennsylvania. 1949-1954.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 3

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District: closed conduit irrigation system from Friant to Kern. 1946-1950.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 4

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Strawberry Creek culvert bypass. 1946-1950.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 5

Hyde, Charles Gilman

 

Report upon the stadium culvert of the University of California at Berkeley. 1949.

Physical Description: 13 leaves
item 6

Steilberg, Walter T.

 

Agreement, bonds, general conditions and specifications for Strawberry Creek culvert by-pass, University of California, Riverside campus, Berkeley, California. 1950.

Physical Description: 1 v.
item 7

Steilberg, Walter T., and George C. Hodges

 

The stadium culvert, University of California, Riverside: report to Division of Architecture and Engineering. 1949.

Physical Description: 1 v.
item 8

Steilberg, Walter T., Geo. D. Louderback, and Fred C. Scobey

 

Strawberry Creek culvert, Berkeley campus, University of California: preliminary plans and sections. 1950.

Physical Description: 1 v.
item 9

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The flow of water in commercially smooth pipes: introducing the basis for a general formula. Draft ed. 1950.

Physical Description: 3 v.
item 10

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Carrying capacity of concrete pressure pipe comparing coefficients of flow in various formulas. Chicago: American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, [1950].

Physical Description: 16 p.
item 11

Scobey, Fred C. .

 

Sir Adam Beck-Niagara generating station no. 2: report on tunnel losses. 1951.

Physical Description: 1 v.
item 12

Scobey, Fred C. .

 

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts' North outfall sewer: capacities and measurement of flow. 1953-1954.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 13

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The conveyance of water for irrigation and other uses. [n.d.]

Physical Description: 22 leaves
item 14

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Notes on conduit-capacity studies of interest to World Water Power Conference. 1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Additional Note

Another copy filed as: O'BRIEN 24
item 15

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Flow of water in concrete pipe by the Scobey's formula. [1912-1953].

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
Box BOX 2, item 16

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Flow of water in channels and pipes of various types: correspondence, computations, diagrams, et c. 1916-1951.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 17

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Miscellaneous photographs, correspondence, report and tables regarding tunnels and pipes. 1929-1932.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 18

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Correspondence with William P. Creager on revision of Hydro-Electric Handbook on friction coefficients for conduits. 1945-1946.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 19

Scobey, Fred C.

 

American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on Districts and Zones. 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 20

Engineers Joint Council. Water Policy Project.

 

Basic water resources information. 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 21

Pipe Linings, Inc.

 

Loss of head tests conducted on San Joaquin pipe line no. 1, San Joaquin River to Tesla Portal, San Joaquin Division of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct / By Pipe Linings, Inc. and National Water Main Cleaning Company. [1953].

Physical Description: 1 v.
item 22

Fee, D. J., and John C. Beebe

 

Report on reconstruction of Kaweah no. 1 flume, project no. 298-Calif., Southern California Edison Company Ltd. 1942.

Physical Description: 16 leaves: photos
item 23

Pacific Coast Electrical Association. Hydraulic Power Committee.

 

Flow line conduits, flow tunnels, flow line pipes, and auxillary structures. [1930?].

Physical Description: 13 leaves
item 24

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Photographs of pipes and flumes. [1930-1939].

Physical Description: 38 photos.
item 25

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Capacity tests of water pipe line for the California Water Service Company on their Port Costa development. 1930.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 26

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Friction tests of effluent line no. 2 of Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. [1931].

Physical Description: 10 leaves
item 27

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Temescal spillway: notes, correspondence and map. 1931.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 28

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Flow of water in constricted lengths of open channels, particularly, the analysis of steady non-uniform flow as generally found in short lengths of flume, culvert, tunnel, gate structure or other short constriction placed in standard sections of canal. 1931.

item 29

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Technique in mapping as related to land use: as developed for the Rio Grande Joint Investigation. 1937.

Physical Description: 5 p.
item 30

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Correspondence regarding bend losses in diversion tunnels proposed for the Hoover Dam. 1931.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
Box BOX 3, item 31

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Notes on methods of water measurement applicable to tests of hydraulic machinery. [n.d.]

Physical Description: 6 leaves
item 32

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Capacity of concrete-lined canals carrying muddy waters, value of Kutter's _n, based on experiments in Lower Rio Grande Valley and experience with similar canals in other parts of the West. [n.d.]

Physical Description: 4 p.
item 33

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Notes and correspondence regarding Q-curve and large Parshall measuring flume. 1931-1932.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 34

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Behavior of cup current meters under conditions not covered by standard ratings. 1914.

Physical Description: 7 p.
item 35

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Data used in determining the flow over spillways. 1915.

Physical Description: [7] leaves
item 36

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The flow of water in wood-stave pipe. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1916.

Additional Note

Series title: Bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture); no. 376.
item 37

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Notes and graphs regarding Ontario Power Company conduit tests. 1919.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 38

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Southern California Edison Company: notes and letters regarding Big Creek no. 2 tunnel tests. 1923.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 39

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The flow of water in concrete pipe ; with discussion by Kenneth Allen ... [et al.]. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1920.

Additional Note

Series title: Bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no. 852.
item 40

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Notes on capacity of water tunnels. [n.d.]

Physical Description: 6 leaves
item 41

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Discharge coefficient of riveted pipe: facts and opinions. [1926].

Physical Description: [18] leaves
item 42

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The flow of water in centrifugally cast concrete pipe: recording a series of capacity tests in the 42-inch main 6 miles long, serving the City of Riverside, California. 1927.

Physical Description: 10 leaves
item 43

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Coefficients of flow in concrete pipe. 1929.

Physical Description: 30 p.
item 44

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Flow of water in steel pipe of Mokelumne Aqueduct, California. 1929.

Physical Description: 12 leaves
item 45

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Reports, notes, graphs, correspondence regarding siphon spillways. 1929-1932.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 46

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The flow of water in irrigation and similar canals. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1939.

Additional Note

Series title: Technical bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no. 652.
Another copy filed as: 56.1 F9
item 47

International Boundary Commission, United States and Mexico. American Section.

 

Report of Board of Engineers on Rio Grande Rectification Project and Rio Grande between American Dam and Mexican Dam / J. B. Lippincott, Fred C. Scobey ... [et al.]. 1938.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, [3] folded leaves, bound : photos.
item 48

Scobey, Fred C.

 

The flow of water in ditches, pipes and other conduits. [n.d.]

Physical Description: 3 leaves
item 49

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Capacity tests on lock joint concrete pipe lines of Denver, Colorado. 1939.

Physical Description: 10 leaves
item 50

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Spavinaw water supply project for Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1924-1957.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
Box BOX 4, item 51

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Equipment and procedure for long line hydraulic studies. 1947.

Physical Description: 13 p.
item 52

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Hydraulic tests of concrete pipes in San Diego aqueduct. 1947.

Physical Description: [5] leaves
item 53

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Los Angeles County Flood Control District: San Gabriel Dam No. 1. 1947.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 54

Brown, W. R.

 

Water supply of City of Hammond, Indiana, July to December 1921. 1921.

Physical Description: 37 leaves
item 55

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Consultations for Leo Besozzi on City of Hammond, Indiana storm sewers. 1947-1948.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
item 56

Scobey, Fred C.

 

Water-conduit construction in the West: modern materials and construction methods that increase capacity. 1935.

Physical Description: 3 p.
item 57

Buck, W. E.

 

Formula for computing most economical pressure pipe, theory. 1919.

Physical Description: 3 leaves
item 58

Bakhmeteff, Boris A.

 

Hydraulics of open channels. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1932.

Additional Note

Series title: Engineering societies monographs.