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Inventory of the B. Abbott Goldberg Papers, 1955-1966
MS 85/2  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: B. Abbott Goldberg Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1966
    Collection number: MS 85/2
    Creator: Goldberg, B. Abbott (Benjamin Abbott), b. 1916
    Extent: 4 linear ft. (9 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


    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], B. Abbott Goldberg Papers, MS 85/2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Biographical Information

    B. Abbott Goldberg was born in Fitchburg, Mass., in 1916. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He moved to California in 1944 and taught four years at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. From 1948 to 1961 he was deputy and later assistant attorney general of California, handling the major litigation concerning the state's interest in the Central Valley Project. He also was in charge of the attorney general's office section concerned with education and welfare law. From 1961 to 1966 he served as deputy director and chief deputy director of the California Department of Water Resources. He also acted as special counsel to the governor on the legal problems of water development. He was appointed a judge of the Municipal Court in Sacramento in 1966 by Gov. Edmund G. Brown.

    Scope and Content

    Papers include legislative histories of San Luis Act of 1959, Reclamation Act of 1902, Central Valley Project Act of 1933, and the Federal Power Act; also includes cumulated material on "unjust enrichment" in operation of State Water Project and on court cases involving the Dept. of Water Resources in period 1950-65; files on State Water Project financing.

    Access Points

    California State Water Project
    California. Dept. of Water Resources
    California. Burns-Porter Act
    United States. Federal Power Act
    United States. Reclamation Act of 1902
    Central Valley Project (Calif.). San Luis Unit
    Water resources development -- Law and legislation -- California
    Water-supply -- California
    Water rights -- California
    Reclamation of land -- California
    Federal-state controversies -- California
    Farms, Size of -- California