Inventory of the Morrough P. O'Brien Papers, 1918-1981

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Inventory of the Morrough P. O'Brien Papers, 1918-1981

Collection number: O'BRIEN

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Morrough P. O'Brien Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1981
Collection number: O'BRIEN
Creator: O'Brien, Morrough Parker, 1902-1988
Extent: ca. 12 linear ft. (26 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.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Morrough P. O'Brien Papers , O'BRIEN, The Water Resources Center Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

University of California, Riverside. College of Engineering
Hydraulic engineering
Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
Hydraulics
Beach erosion
Hydraulic models
Inlets
Tides
Hydraulic laboratories
American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

Biographical Information

Morrough Parker O'Brien was born in Hammond, Indiana, on September 21, 1902. He completed high school in Toledo, Ohio, and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925. He did graduate work at Purdue University, 1925-1927, and in 1927-1928, as the John R. Freeman Scholar of the American Society of Civil Engineers for study of fluid mechanics at the Technische Hochschule in Danzig and The Royal College of Engineering in Stockholm. He received three honorary degrees: the D.Sc. from Northwestern University; the D.Eng. from Purdue University; and the LL.D. from the University of California.
O'Brien engaged in three fundamentally different careers. His academic career as Professor, Chairman, and Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, spanned the years 1928-1959. A second career was his pioneering work in the development of coastal engineering. His third career was his service form 1949 until his death to General Electric Company, to the University of Florida and other universities, and to government agencies.
Ernest O. Lawrence and Robert J. Oppenheimer were appointed assistant professors in the same year as O'Brien, and the three became good friends. These associations greatly influenced his views regarding the importance of research in a modern engineering school. During his tenure as Dean of the College of Engineering at Berkeley he led the development of the College to its top-ranked status in many engineering disciplines. He was widely regarded as a powerful and perceptive leader in engineering education. Under his leadership, the University established the external Engineering Advisory Council, the Engineering Alumni Society, and such research units as the Institute of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, the Sanitary Engineering Research Laboratory, the University-wide Water Resources Center, and the Biomechanics Laboratory (in cooperation with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the UC Medical School in San Francisco). UC President Emeritus Clark Kerr, who had served as Chancellor during the later years of O'Brien's tenure as Dean, remembered him as "the mighty Mike" and the "builder of the College of Engineering and a builder of Berkeley" during a symposium held in O'Brien's honor in March 1987. (A record of that symposium is in Shore and Beach, July/Oct. 1987).
O'Brien received a number of honors from the University. O'Brien Hall, which houses the Hydraulics Laboratory and the Water Resources Collections and Archives, was named for him, and a portrait of O'Brien hangs in the entry hall of this building. He was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree in 1968. In April 1988 he was awarded the Clark Kerr Award, given by the Academic Senate. Dean O'Brien was also awarded the Lamme Award for excellence in teaching by the American Society for Engineering Education.
O'Brien was the founder of modern coastal engineering. He wrote a number of papers on the subject which have had a lasting influence. He was appointed Civil Engineer for the U.S. Army Board on Sand Movement and Beach Erosion in 1929, and initiated research by this board on coastal engineering. In 1930 he made field studies along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, and wrote a detailed seven-volume report on the results of his observations. A landmark paper on the relationship between tidal prism and entrance area was one of the results of these studies. He summarized many of his observations and thoughts on beach processes and the effects of structures on beaches in his paper "The Coast of California as a Beach Erosion Laboratory" ( Shore and Beach, July 1936). In 1938 he was appointed a member of the Beach Erosion Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and served on it until it was abolished in 1963. He was then appointed to its successor, the Coastal Engineering Research Board, serving there from 1963 until 1978, a total of 40 years on the two boards.
The years of World War II were extremely busy for O'Brien, serving as Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department until 1943 when he was appointed both Dean of the College of Engineering and also Chairman of the Department of Engineering. He was Executive Engineer of the Radiation Laboratory under Professor E.O. Lawrence in 1942-1943. O'Brien was asked by Lawrence and General Groves, the Director of the Manhattan Project, to recruit an engineering team to design the engineering facilities at Oak Ridge for the electromagnetic system. O'Brien said that probably the most important thing he did in his life was to convince them that there was not time to build a competent staff, that they should hire companies with an established engineering staff to do the job. He was in charge of the Statewide University of California Engineering Science and Management War Training Program, 1940-1944, when the program registered 46,000 students who worked under 1,800 instructors. He worked for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships on underwater sound, on cavitation generated by submarine propellers (the results of his research were immediately implemented by submariners), and on the design and operation of amphibious craft. He also worked with Professor H.U. Sverdrup of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography on the forecasting of waves, and he directed a program of field and laboratory studies of landing craft for the bureau. In 1950 he and Professor Joe W. Johnson started what are now known as the International Conferences on Coastal Engineering.
O'Brien was a member of the Army Scientific Advisory Panel, 1954-1965, serving as its chairman, 1961-1965; a member of the Defense Science Board, 1961-1965; member of the Board of the National Science Foundation (a Presidential appointment), 1958-1960; and he served on numerous committees of the National Research Council. He was twice awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.
He was a leader in several fields of engineering, including pumps and air compressors. The compressor design for the first American axial flow jet engine was laid out exactly in accordance with the method presented in the paper by O'Brien and Folsom entitled "The Design of Propeller Pumps and Fans." It was incorporated in what became the J47 engine with a production run of thousands. He was elected to the General Electric Company Propulsion Hall of Fame in 1984.
In 1988, his oral history, Morrough P. O'Brien: Dean of the College of Engineering, Pioneer in Coastal Engineering, and Consultant to General Electric, was published by the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library.
Professor O'Brien died on July 28, 1988, at his home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 85.
Excerpted from: In Memoriam, by R. E. Connick, H. D. Eberhart, J. W. Johnson, J. R. Whinnery, and R. L. Wiegel, 1988.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, and documents, concerning sedimentation, flow of water in channels, rivers, flood control, waves and surge, beach erosion, dams and related projects, pipes, hydraulic models, and pumps.
Collection described in: Dictionary Catalog of the Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside (G.K. Hall and Co., 1970).

Note

Note: There is no item no. 77

Box 1, item 1

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Transportation of bed load. [1934].

Physical Description: 1 v., holograph, bound
item 2

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Channel contractions. 1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces)
item 3

Henry, Marc

 

Propagation of flood waves in a rectangular channel. 1937.

Physical Description: 25 leaves, Translated from the French by the aid of Works Progress Administration, University of Minnesota Sub-Project no. 40. Includes original copy in French.
item 4

American Geophysical Union. Special Committee on Flood Waves

 

Reports and correspondence on flood waves. 1935-1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (45 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Definitions and classification of flood waves / Robert E. Horton --Rain wave trains / Robert E. Horton --A study of high velocity flow in curved channels of rectangular cross-section / A. T. Ippen and R. T. Knapp.
item 5

Henry, Marc.

 

Account relative to disturbance able to propagate at a uniform velocity in an open channel. 1937.

Physical Description: 9 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of original in French.
item 6

Goodridge, R. S.

 

A preliminary draft of report on "Deficiencies in basic hydrologic data."

Physical Description: 25 leaves

Scope and Content Note

With special reference to dynamics of unsteady flow, such as flood waves and related phenomena in open channels.
item 7

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Discharge of the Mississippi River at Friar Point, Miss. 1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 graphs)
item 8

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Waves (surges) in open channels. 1932-1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder (79 pieces, includes photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Translatory waves in open channels : theoretical analysis of movement caused by changing the depth of water / Horace W. King --Checks on the model law for hydraulic structures / Morrough P. O'Brien.
item 9

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Flood waves. 1935-1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: Die Wasserstandsvorhersage fur Wien = Water level forecasting for Vienna / Viktor Felber --Beitrag und Beispiel zur Schwallberechnung = Contribution and example for flood computation / Franz Vögerl --Slide rule for routing floods through storage reservoirs or lakes / Chesley J. Posey Velocity of flood crests --O'Brien's notes on these papers.
item 10

O'Brien, M. P.

 

O'Brien's manuscript computations on "Wasserschwall und Wassersunk" by Philipp Forchheimer. [1924?]

Physical Description: 26 leaves
item 11

Karman, Theodore von

 

Letter to M. P. O'Brien on theory of flood waves. 1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 pieces)
item 12

Kramer, E. W.

 

Report to Federal Power Commission on persistence of waves in New and Kanawha rivers due to regulation in flow at Radford Reservoir. 1936.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and data to M. P. O'Brien, prepared in connection with the study of waves on the Pit-Sacramento and Klamath Rivers.
item 13

Allen, J.

 

Experiments on water waves of translation in small channels. 1934.

Physical Description: p. 754-768
item 14

Selim, Mohamed Ahmed

 

Flood waves. [1940].

Physical Description: 33 leaves, holograph, bound
item 15

Johnson, J. W.

 

Notes on unsteady or variable flow surges in channels. 1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder (45 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: Checks on the model law for hydraulic structures / Morrough P. O'Brien --Velocity-head correction for hydraulic flow / Morrough P. O'Brien and Joe W. Johnson.
item 16

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Pacific Coast photographs. 1933-1937.

Physical Description: 28 photographs and postcards

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Santa Barbara; Ventura; Long Beach; San Francisco; Russian River (mouth); Laguna Beach; La Jolla; Del Mar; Carmel Beach; Berkeley; Ensenada (Baja California, Mexico).
item 17

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Beach erosion Pacific Coast, San Francisco entrance and adjacent beaches, Russian River to Santa Cruz excluding Half Moon Bay. 1930-1933.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings and photographs.
item 18

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Siuslaw River, Oregon. [1929].

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound : photographs, maps
item 19

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Model of Neches Canal. 1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 pieces), Includes correspondence with W. W. McLaughlin and E. W. Kramer on the Lower Neches Valley project and map.
item 20

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Centrifugal pumps (reversed flow). 1930-1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder (97 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, graphs, calculations, etc. Partial contents: Reversed flow through centrifugal pumps / Morrough P. O'Brien and James E. Gosline --Reversed rotation of centrifugal pumps / Morrough P. O'Brien and James E. Gosline.
Box 2, item 21

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Surges in pipelines. 1932-1939.

Physical Description: 1 folder (107 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, notes, graphs, data, etc. Partial Contents: Flow of water in 54-in. concrete conduit, Denver, Colo. / Fred C. Scobey --New emergency water supply for City of Santa Barbara / Raymond A. Hill.
item 22

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Pine Canyon and Morris Dams, California. 1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes graphs, correspondence, maps, etc.
item 23

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Problems on Guadalupe and Calero spillways. 1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)
item 24

Scobey, Fred C.

 

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

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: On the use of vd/1 as a parameter in the practice of hydraulics / by E. Parry.
item 25

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Steady non-uniform flow, special structures : notes of M. P. O'Brien. 1927-1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder (28 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Improved transition adds to flume capacity / J. A. Fraps --Spillway discharge capacity of Wilson Dam / Louis G. Puls --Tests of broad-crested weirs / James G. Woodburn --Pondage important factor in spillway design / Melvin D. Casler.
item 26

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Steady non-uniform flow, backwater curves : notes of M. P. O'Brien. 1932-1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (48 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Analyzing hydraulic models for effects of distortion / Morrough P. O'Brien Un'osservazione elementare nel calcolo dei canali / Francesco Marzolo --Computing backwater curves for surface slopes in streams / J. C. Stevens.
item 27

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Analyzing hydraulic models for effects of distortion. 1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Julian Hinds on free overfall at the end of a horizontal channel, 1933.
item 28

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Notes on velocity distribution in open channels. 1933-1937.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, graphs, and computations.
item 29

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Notes on circular and triangular weirs. 1927-1934.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes papers, graphs, and computations.
item 30

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Memorandum re checks on the model law for hydraulic structures. 1932.

Physical Description: 11 leaves, holograph
item 31

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Models of estuaries. [1935].

Physical Description: 18 leaves
item 32

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Discussion of "The motion of water through sluices and scale models" by Hurst and Watt. [n.d.].

Physical Description: 10 leaves, holograph
item 33

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Rangoon tidal model : correspondence with J. G. Brown, of Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners, London. 1933-1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)
item 34

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Speeches on hydraulic engineering. 1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Presented at Student Chapter, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
item 34-1

Photographs of model tests of Pine Canyon Dam and Los Angeles County Flood Control District Dams no. 1 and no. 2

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 photographs + 6 pieces)
item 35

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Siphon spillway at the Oakdale development of the Indiana Hydro Electric Power Company. 1925-1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder (10 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, graphs, etc. Partial contents: Results of tests on siphon spillways for large flume / T. J. Corwin and A. W. Kidder --Siphon-spillway models tested against prototypes / Herbert H. Wheaton.
item 36

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Siphon tests. 1932-1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder (25 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes calculations on siphons, correspondence with Libby's Canal Ranch, etc.
 

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Skin friction of rough surfaces. [1930].

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: "Experimental investigations on the problem of roughness" by H. Schlichting, translated by Josef Staufer; and O'Brien's calculations on both papers.
Box 3, item 38

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Surges in hydraulic pipe. [1929?].

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Gibson method of measurement in pipes of variable areas --Vibration and extension of a ring under hydraulic pressures --Pressures in penstocks caused by the gradual closure of gates / Norman R. Gibson.
item 39

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Surge tanks. 1915-1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder (30 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: The investigation of the surge tank problem by model experiments / A. H. Gibson --Johnson differential surge tank at Allens Falls, N. Y. --The differential surge tank / R. D. Johnson --Penstocks and surge tank problems / Minton M. Warren.
item 40

Forthmann, E.

 

About turbulent diffusion of flow lines. 1934.

Physical Description: 12 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Translated from the German; originally published in Ingenieur Archiv, Vol. 5, no. 1 (Feb. 1934), p. 42-54.
item 41

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Notes on turbulence theory : miscellaneous notes to Sept. 1935. 1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

(28 pieces) Partial contents: Review of the theory of turbulent flow and its relation to sediment-transportation / M. P. O'Brien --The present state of the turbulence problem / Walter Tollmien.
item 42

Von Karman, Theodore

 

Similarity of turbulent flow. 1935.

Physical Description: 4 leaves
item 43

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Small eddies : correspondence and diagrams for Klamath County Chamber of Commerce. [1937].

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces, includes 1 photograph).
item 44

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Notes on turbulence data to Sept. 1935. 1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces, ca. 30 leaves).
item 45

Liceni, Franco

 

On the influence of Reynold's number on the turbulent flow in the tubes. 1935.

Physical Description: 132 leaves, holograph

Scope and Content Note

Includes original paper in Italian "Sopra l'influenza del numero di Reynolds sull'efflusso turbolento nei tubi."
item 46

Schmidt, Wilhelm

 

Mass-exchange in free air and related phenomena; translated from the German by Jos. Staufer. 1936.

Physical Description: 118 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Translation of: Der massenaustausch in freier luft und verwandte erscheinungen. Originally published in Probleme der Kosmischen physik, Vol. 7 (1925).
item 47

Burgers, E. M., and M. A. Velikanov

 

The study of correlation of velocity pulsations in various points of a stream; translated from the Russian by Soomii. 1934.

Physical Description: 6 leaves
item 48

Gebelein, Hans

 

Turbulence : physical statistics and hydrodynamics. 1935.

Physical Description: 163 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Translation of: Turbulenz : physikalische statistik und hydrodynamik.
item 49

American Geophysical Union. Special Committee on Flood Waves. Sub- committee II

 

Flood waves : bibliography. [1937].

Physical Description: 1 envelope
item 50

Miscellaneous reports on flood waves. 1932-1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Contents: The use of models in hydraulic laboratories / M.P. O'Brien --Flood waves / L. B. Wilby --Surging in harbors / C. R. Broshous --Surges and oscillatory waves in open channels / R. G. MacDonnell.
item 51

O'Brien, M. P., and Richard G. Folsom

 

The axial adjustment of deepwell turbine pumps. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1940. (University of California publications in engineering ; v. 4, no. 2).

Physical Description: 7 p.
item 52

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Model study of hydraulic forces on caisson for Pier 5, Tacoma Narrows Bridge. 1939.

Physical Description: 31 leaves, bound : photographs + 1 folder (1 notebook + 21 pieces) Folder contains background materials, photographic negatives, data, graphs, correspondence, news clippings, etc.
Box 4, item 52-1

Smith, Frederick C., and George S. Vincent

 

Aerodynamic stability of suspension bridges, with special reference to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Part II, Mathematical analysis : a report of an investigation conducted by the Structural Research Laboratory, University of Washington, under direction of the Washington Toll Bridge Authority, in cooperation with the Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Commerce. [Seattle] : University of Washington Engineering Experiment Station, 1950. (Bulletin ; no. 116, pt. 2).

Physical Description: 63 p.
item 53

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Models of estuaries. 1934.

Physical Description: 35 leaves
item 54

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Proposed design, T-10 armored amphibian tank. 1942.

Physical Description: 100 leaves, bound + 1 envelope of drawings : photographs
item 55

O'Brien, M. P., and Richard G. Folsom

 

The transportation of sand in pipe lines. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1937. (University of California publications in engineering ; v. 3, no. 7).

Physical Description: p. 343-383
item 56

Gosline, James E., and M. P. O'Brien

 

The water jet pump. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1934. (University of California publications in engineering ; v. 3, no. 3).

Physical Description: p. 167-190 + 2 notebooks of data + 1 folder (14 pieces) of background material WRCA has another copy: 68.2 F4
Box 5, item 57

O'Brien, M. P., and Joe W. Johnson

 

The velocity-head correction. [1934?].

Physical Description: 12 leaves
item 58

O'Brien, M. P., and James E. Gosline

 

The hydraulic ram. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1933. (University of California publications in engineering ; v.3, no. 1).

Physical Description: 58 p. + 2 folders (ms. copy and background materials)
item 59

O'Brien, M. P.

 

[A report on sand movement and beach erosion along the Pacific Coast of the United States. 1931].

Physical Description: 17 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes portions of the original 7 volumes; see O'Brien 63 for photocopy of published report. Contents: Pt. II. Beach erosion (California): 1. Half Moon Bay; 2. Sand samples, 1930; 3. San Luis Obispo; 4. Santa Barbara Channel; 5. Santa Monica Bay; 6. Point Fermin to Newport --Pt. III. Harbors: 1. Gray's Harbor; 2. Willapa Bay, Washington; 3. Columbia River; 4. Nehalem River, Oregon; 5. Tillamook Bay, Oregon; 6. Yaquina Bay; 7. Umpqua River; 8. Coos Bay; 9. Coquille River, Oregon; 10. Columbia River (mouth); 11. San Diego Bay.
Box 6, item 60

O'Brien, M. P., and George H. Hickox

 

Elements of fluid mechanics with applications to hydraulics. Berkeley : University of California, 1934.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 200 leaves), bound
item 61

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Roles of hydraulic laboratories in geophysical research. 1936.

Physical Description: 4 leaves
item 62

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Forest Service program : transient conditions, storage in banks, flood waves on steep gradients. 1938-1940.

Physical Description: 1 folder (20 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Work done for California Forest and Range Experiment Station, San Dimas; includes correspondence, reports, data, maps, etc. Partial contents: Recreational use of forest waters / C. A. Betts --On the theory of the chemical method for gauging discharge / V. M. Makkveyev --A new method for determining the flow in natural and artificial water courses / J. Aastad and R. Sognen --The San Dimas stream gaging flume : a code for dimensions, installation and operation as developed by the California Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Forest Service. [Washington] : U.S. GPO, [1938?] --"The San Dimas stream-gaging flume" by Munson and Bermel / comments by H. G. Wilm.
item 63

O'Brien, M. P.

 

A report on sand movement and beach erosion along the Pacific Coast of the United States. [1931].

Physical Description: 3 v., bound (photocopy)

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Pt. 1, Sect. 1. General data and conclusions --Pt. 1, Sect. 2. Model tests --Pt. 2. Beaches (California) --Pt. 3. Tidal inlets.
item 64

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Studies of inlets. 1969.

Physical Description: 5 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes holograph and typescript drafts.
item 65

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Coefficient of discharge, inlets. 1971.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 30 leaves), holograph, bound
item 66

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Notes on tidal inlets on sandy shores. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California, Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory, 1971. (Technical report ; HEL-24-5).

Physical Description: 52 leaves WRCA has another copy: 25.6 K1
item 66-1

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Tidal inlets on sandy shores. 1971.

Physical Description: 10 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Notes and drafts for O'Brien's Notes on tidal inlets on sandy shore. Contents: Vol. 1, pt. 1. Introduction; pt. 2. Equilibrium flow area; pt. 3. Elements of the hydraulic regimen --Vol. 2, pt. 4. Energy dissipation in a tidal basin --Vol. 3, pt. 5. Power available for maintenance of flow area --Vol. 4, pt. 6. Value of tidal prism in maintaining interior channels --Vol. 5, pt. 7. Stable channels and stable inlets --Vol. 6, pt. 8, Velocity at the throat of a tidal inlet; pt. 9. Friction slope at throat section --Vol. 7, pt. 10. Duration of tide; pt. 11. Tide wave engineering a wide deep inlet --Vol. 8, pt. 12. Setup in a lagoon by wave action; pt. 13. Wave refraction by currents at an inlet; pt. 14. Inlets as traps for littoral transport --Vol. 9, pt. 15. Suggested studies of tidal inlets --Vol. 10, pt. 16. Laboratory study of the effect of an uncontrolled inlet on the adjacent beaches.
item 67

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Biographic material, reprints of articles by and bibliography of the works of Osborne Reynolds. 1853-1970.

Physical Description: 1 folder (9 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Excerpt from "Osborne Reynolds and engineering science today," edited by D. M. McDowell and J. D. Jackson --Publications of Osborne Reynolds --Los modelos hidr ulicos y Osborne Reynolds.
item 68

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Semi-monthly progress reports of the field party at Long Branch, New Jersey, May to July, 1929 : report to Beach Erosion Board. 1929.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 40 leaves), bound
Box 8, item 69

Fellenius, Wolmar

 

International Cooperation for Experimental Work in Hydraulics. 1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Translation of "Internationale Zusammenarbeit fur das wasserbauliche Versuchswesen." This organization was the predecessor of the International Association for Hydraulic Research.
item 70

O'Brien, M. P.

 

A critical review of the E. I. Brown analysis of "Inlets on sandy coasts." Berkeley : Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory, University of California, 1971. (Technical report ; HEL-24-10).

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 40 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

With: Inlets on sandy coasts / Earl I. Brown --The stability of tidal inlets / Francis F. Escoffier. WRCA has another copy: 57 K1-1
item 71

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Newspaper clippings on dredging at Santa Barbara Harbor, April 1938-August 1939. 1938-1939.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
item 72

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Miscellaneous notes on tidal inlets. 1972.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 240 leaves), bound
item 73

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Tidal prism and entrance channel area data, Morro Bay, Calif. [1967?].

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
item 74

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Empirical hydraulic relationships for tidal inlets. 1971.

Physical Description: 1 v. (14 leaves), bound
item 75

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Tendency for tidal currents to move sand into or out of an entrance. 1971.

Physical Description: 1 v. (50 leaves), holograph, bound
item 76

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Original basic data on equilibrium areas of inlets. 1966.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
Box 9, item 78

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Notes on hydraulic machinery : for Mechanical Engineering 126, University of California, Riverside. 1938.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Hydraulic machinery problems --Reaction turbines --Hydrology, Stream flow.
item 79

O'Brien, M. P., and R. G. Folsom

 

Notes on the theory of pumping machinery : for Mechanical Engineering 127, University of California, Riverside. 1934-1942.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound
item 80

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Studies of sand movement and beach erosion. 1930.

Physical Description: 14 leaves, bound
item 81

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Characteristics of ocean waves. 1936.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 20 leaves), bound
item 82

O'Brien, M. P., and R. G. Folsom

 

Fixed plant for interception dredging and beach restoration, Santa Barbara, Calif. 1940.

Physical Description: 3 leaves, bound : drawings
Box 10, item 83

O'Brien, M. P.

 

River and harbor hydraulics : lecture notes for Mechanical Engineering 275, Fall 1938, University of California, Riverside. 1938.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound + 1 folder (5 pieces)
item 84

Dorton, R. M.

 

Supplemental report no. 2 on economic advantages of breakwater for Monterey Harbor. 1928.

Physical Description: 23 leaves, bound + 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of correspondence
item 85

Woolley, J. A.

 

Report on proposed harbor development for recreational and defense areas at Anaheim Bay, Seal Beach, California. 1941.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps, photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Report on protection of ocean shore between Anaheim Bay entrance channel and easterly city limits of the City of Seal Beach, California.
item 86

Sonderegger, A. L.

 

Report on plans and specifications prepared by J. A. Woolley, consulting engineer, on dredging, timber groins, stone jetty, beach fill and appurtenances at Anaheim Bay entrance. 1941.

Physical Description: 6 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Prepared for the City of Seal Beach, California.
item 87

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Committee on Tidal Hydraulics

 

San Francisco Bay, California, disposal of dredge spoil. Vicksburg, Miss. : Committee on Tidal Hydraulics, 1965.

Physical Description: 35 p. : maps

Scope and Content Note

Includes BCDC progress report, 1967.
item 88

Grant, Ulysses S., and W. B. Myers

 

Preliminary geological report on a portion of Terminal Island and the Seaside Park area, Long Beach, California. 1940.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 100 leaves), bound : maps, photographs (including aerial photos)
item 89

Grant, Ulysses S., and W. B. Myers

 

Preliminary report on a geological investigation of the Long Beach tidelands. 1939.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 20 leaves), bound : maps, photographs
item 90

Grant, Ulysses S., and W. B. Myers

 

Preliminary report on the lower part of the old San Gabriel River channel, Long Beach, California. 1939.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 40 leaves), bound : maps, photographs
Box 11, item 91

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Board of Harbor Commissioners, Long Beach, California : [regarding Long Beach tidelands]. 1939-1949.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : maps

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Technical material to March 15, 1939 --Correspondence to May 1, 1940.
item 92

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Long Beach tideland litigation. 1939.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound Contents: v. 1. Geology, U.S.C. & G.S. -- v. 2. Tides to end of technical notes -- v. 3. Survey of Bancroft Library beach erosion reports.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports, memorandum, correspondence, diagrams, etc., regarding Long Beach tideland litigation.
Box 12, item 93

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Harbor maintenance and beach restoration at Santa Barbara, California. 1938-1941.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound + 2 folders (42 pieces) Contents: To September 12, 1938 -- January 31-October 5, 1940 -- October 5, 1940-May 9, 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc., regarding Santa Barbara harbor.
item 94

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Maintenance dredging and beach restoration at Santa Barbara, California. 1935-1938.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound Contents: May 1935-October 1937 -- Correspondence to December 16, 1937; Report of Leeds, Verrill and Fitzgerald; Information on dredges and dredging costs -- Correspondence to April 8, 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Report of Board of Engineers on restoration and maintenance of beaches and harbor, Santa Barbara, Calif., June 30, 1936 / by Charles T. Leeds, G. E. Verrill, and Gerald C. Fitzgerald.
Box 13, item 95

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Maintenance and improvement of existing river and harbor works : specifications for dredging, Santa Barbara harbor, California. Los Angeles : U.S. Engineer Office, 1940.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 25 p.), bound + 1 folder (38 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of correspondence and photographs regarding Santa Barbara dredging.
item 96

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Correspondence regarding Surfside Colony beach protection. 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder (17 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Alfred Barstow and J. A. Woolley.
item 97

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Fixed pumping plant, Santa Barbara, California : correspondence, January- June, 1942. 1942.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps + 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of report on preliminary design, longhand notations on report, priorities critical list, notice to applicant for preference rating, plan of maintenance considered.
item 98

O'Brien, M. P.

 

River and harbor hydraulics : lecture notes for Mechanical Engineering 275-A, University of California, Riverside. 1938.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
Box 14, item 99

California Beaches Association

 

Transcript of meeting of the California Beaches Association held March 28 and May 16, 1936. 1936.

Physical Description: 1 v. (loose-leaf, ca. 165 leaves)
item 100

California Beaches Association

 

California Beaches Association monthly bulletin. 1936-1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 v.) Contents: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1936)-v. 2, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1937).
item 101

Shoreline Planning Association of California, Inc.

 

California coast. 1949-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 v.) Contents: Vol. 3, no. 3 (Aug. 1949)-v. 4, no. 4 (Dec. 1950).
item 102

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

 

Our national shoreline : a priceless heritage. 1940-1964.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Our national shoreline and preservation --History of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association --Our shrinking shoreline.
item 103-1

Saving the American beach : a position paper by concerned coastal geologists; results of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Conference on America's Eroding Shoreline: the need for geologic input into shoreline management, decisions and strategy, 25-27 March, 1981, Savannah, Georgia / Orrin H. Pilkey, Jr. and James D. Howard, conveners. [1981?].

Physical Description: 16 leaves, bound WRCA has another copy: 25.82 M1
item 103-2

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Memorandum on the objectives of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. 1981.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 30 leaves), bound

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: Memorandum covering a document entitled "Saving the American beach: a position paper by concerned coastal geologists" / M. P. O'Brien --Healthful recreation of the people versus environmental restraint / Richard O. Eaton --Structures and sandy beaches / M. P. O'Brien and J. W. Johnson.
Box 15, item 104

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Anaheim Bay Harbor, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated November 30, 1953, submitting a report, together with accompanying papers and an illustration, on a preliminary examination and survey of the Harbor at Anaheim Bay, Calif., with a view to shore protection, authorized by the River and Harbor Act approved on July 24, 1946. Washington : U.S. GPO, 1954. (House document (United States. Congress (83d, 2d session : 1954). House) ; no. 349).

Physical Description: 56 p. : map
item 104-1

Moore, A. T. W.

 

Beach erosion report on preliminary examination of harbor at Anaheim Bay, Calif. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1947.

Physical Description: 55 p. : map, photographs
item 104-2

Shuler, W. R.

 

Shore-protection report on survey of Anaheim Bay Harbor, Calif. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1952.

Physical Description: 154 p.

Scope and Content Note

Includes appended materials regarding the U.S. Beach Erosion Board action on the subject report.
item 105

Port Hueneme, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated November 10, 1950 ... on a preliminary examination and survey of harbor at Port Hueneme Washington : U.S. U.S. GPO, 1954. (House document (United States. Congress (83d, 2d session : 1954). House) ; no. 362).

Physical Description: 51 p. : map
item 105-1

Port Hueneme Harbor, California : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated June 3, 1968 on a review of the report on Port Hueneme Harbor ... Washington : U.S. U.S. GPO, 1968. (House document (United States. Congress (90th, 2d session : 1968). House) ; no. 362).

Physical Description: 56 p. : map
item 105-2

Moore, A. T. W.

 

Shore protection report on survey of harbor at Port Hueneme, Calif. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1948.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : map + 1 folder (18 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes revisions made April 29, 1949 and correspondence relating to U.S. Beach Erosion Board action on the subject report.
Box 16, item 106

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Redondo Harbor, Cal. : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, report on examination of Redondo Harbor, Cal. Washington : U.S. GPO, 1913. (House document (United States. Congress (62nd, 3rd session : 1913). House) ; no. 1192).

Physical Description: 8 p. : map
item 106-1

Moore, A. T. W.

 

Review of reports on Redondo Beach Harbor, Calif. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1949.

Physical Description: 4 v., bound : maps + 1 folder (3 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes supplementary enclosures and revisions made for U.S. Beach Erosion Board members.
item 106-2

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Redondo Beach Harbor, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated July 18, 1949 on a review of reports on Redondo Beach Harbor ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1949. (House document (United States. Congress (81st, 1st session : 1949). House) ; no. 303).

Physical Description: 37 p. : maps
item 107

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Playa del Rey inlet and basin, Venice, Cal. : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting with a letter from the Chief of Engineers, report on preliminary examination of Playa del Rey inlet and basin, Venice, Cal. Washington : U.S. GPO, 1917. (House document (United States. Congress (64th, 2d session : 1917). House) ; no. 1880).

Physical Description: 8 p.
item 107-1

Moore, A. T. W.

 

Report on survey navigation harbor at Playa del Rey, Calif. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1948.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : maps + 1 folder (6 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes supplementary enclosures and revisions made for U.S. Beach Erosion Board members.
item 107-2

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Playa del Rey inlet and basin, Venice, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated August 8, 1952 on a preliminary examination and survey of harbor at Playa del Rey inlet and basin ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1954. (House document (United States. Congress (83d, 2d session : 1954). House) ; no. 389).

Physical Description: 46 p. : map WRCA has another copy: G4609 H4
item 107-3

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Plaza del Rey Harbor, Venice, California : specifications for dredging and revetment. [Los Angeles] : The District, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 50 p.) + 17 maps
Box 17, item 108

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Report on proposed improvements at Santa Barbara Harbor. 1934.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 35 leaves), bound
item 108-1

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Beach erosion at Santa Barbara, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated March 12, 1938 on studies and investigations of beach erosion at Santa Barbara ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1938. (House document (United States. Congress (75th, 3rd session : 1938). House) ; no. 552).

Physical Description: 51 p. : maps
item 108-1 Suppl.

United States. Beach Erosion Board

 

Supplementary report, beach erosion study at Santa Barbara, California. Washington : The Board, 1941.

Physical Description: 15 leaves, bound : map

Scope and Content Note

Supplement to "Beach erosion at Santa Barbara, Calif.," published as House Document 552, 75th Congress, 3d Session, March 18, 1938.
item 108-2

United States. Beach Erosion Board

 

Beach erosion study at Santa Barbara, California. Washington : The Board, 1938.

Physical Description: 55 leaves, bound : maps
item 108-3

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Fixed pumping plant, Santa Barbara, California : correspondence; enabling legislation for California Beach Erosion Board and California Shore Protection Board. 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : maps

Scope and Content Note

Contents: April-December 1940 --January-December 1941.
item 108-4

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Preliminary design of a fixed pumping plant for harbor maintenance and beach restoration at Santa Barbara, California. 1940.

Physical Description: 13 p., bound + 1 folder (6 pieces)
item 108-5

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Santa Barbara Harbor, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated June 9, 1941 on reexamination of Santa Barbara Harbor ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1941. (House document (United States. Congress (77th, 1st session : 1941). House) ; no. 348).

Physical Description: 17 p. : map
item 108-6

Hunter, R. C.

 

Report on cooperative beach erosion study at Santa Barbara, Calif. Los Angeles : War Dept., U.S. Engineer Office, 1946.

Physical Description: 56 leaves, bound + 1 folder (18 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Includes memorandum for U.S. Beach Erosion Board.
item 108-7

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Santa Barbara Harbor, California : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated July 6, 1962 on a review of the reports on the Santa Barbara Harbor ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1962. (House document (United States. Congress (87th, 2d session : 1962). House) ; no. 518).

Physical Description: 74 p. : map
item 108-8

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles Engineer District

 

Review report for navigation, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California (with appendixes). Los Angeles : The District, 1961.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps
Box 18, item 109

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Santa Cruz County, Calif., beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated February 26, 1957 on a cooperative beach erosion study of Santa Cruz ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1958. (House document (United States. Congress (85th, 1st session : 1958). House) ; no. 179).

Physical Description: 91 p. : 4 maps + 1 folder (15 pieces + 6 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of preliminary drafts and correspondence.
item 110

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Beach erosion study, Orange County, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated February 13, 1940 on a beach erosion study, Orange County ... Washington : U.S. GPO, 1940. (House document (United States. Congress (76th, 3rd session : 1940). House) ; no. 637).

Physical Description: 41 p. : maps
item 110-1

United States. Beach Erosion Board

 

Beach erosion study, Orange County, Calif. 1938-1939.

Physical Description: 1 folder (58 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Draft and preliminary materials to report published (title as given above) as House Document 637, 76th Congress, 3d Session, 1940.
item 110-2

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Orange County, California, Appendix V, Phase I, Beach Erosion Control Study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated May 9, 1960 ... on a cooperative beach erosion control study of shore from Newport Bay to San Mateo Creek Washington : U.S. GPO, 1960. (House document (United States. Congress (86th, 2nd session : 1960). House) ; no. 398).

Physical Description: 67 p. : maps
item 110-3

Newton, C. T.

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Orange County, California (Contract no. W-04-193-ENG.-5196, Appendix V, Phase I). Los Angeles : U.S. Army Engineer District, Los Angeles, Corps of Engineers, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps
Box 19, item 111

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Beach erosion study, Coronado, Calif. : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a letter from the Acting Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated September 30, 1941 on a beach erosion study, Coronado Washington : U.S. GPO, 1942. (House document (United States. Congress. House) ; 77th Congress, no. 636).

Physical Description: 25 p. : maps
item 111-1

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Oceanside, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, and Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated February 28, 1956 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of Oceanside, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, and Coronado Washington : U.S. GPO, 1957. (House document (United States. Congress (84th, 2d session : 1956). House) ; no. 399).

Physical Description: 56 p. : maps
item 111-2

Frye, Arthur H., Jr.

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Oceanside, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, and Coronado, San Diego County, California. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1955.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps + 1 folder (14 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of supplementary material developed by U.S. Beach Erosion Board in preparation of this report.
item 112

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Effect of proposed breakwater extension on adjacent shore line, Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, Calif. : Appendix 8. [Los Angeles] : The Corps, 1948.

Physical Description: 82 p., bound : maps + 1 folder (6 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

"To accompany review of reports, navigation, Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, Calif., with a view to extending the existing breakwater and to improving Bixby Slough and Laguna Dominguez, dated July 1, 1948." Includes file of material accompanying report: Draft "Beach erosion study, Long Beach, California," Jan. 16, 1942, U.S. Beach Erosion Board; plates showing changes in offshore depths, existing and proposed structures, and vicinity map.
item 113

Luplow, W. D.

 

Shore-protection report on preliminary examination of harbor at Camp Pendleton, Calif. [Los Angeles] : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1950.

Physical Description: 50 p., bound : maps + 1 folder (6 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of material accompanying report: "Interim report on harbor-entrance improvement, Camp Pendleton, California," Mar. 25, 1953. WRCA has another copy: MS 97/1 C42 1950.
item 114

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. San Francisco District

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Humboldt Bay (Buhne Point), Pacific coastline of California : report and appendices. San Francisco : The District, 1956.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 75 leaves), bound + 1 folder (8 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of correspondence and a U.S. Engineer Office map, "Jetties at entrance to Humboldt Bay, Cal.," dated Aug. 29, 1919.
Box 20, item 115

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Coast of Southern California - special interim report on the Ventura area, cooperative beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated May 4, 1962 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of the coast of Southern California Washington : U.S. GPO, 1962.

Physical Description: (House document (United States. Congress (87th, 1st session : 1962).House) ; no. 458). 80 p. : map
item 116

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Special interim report on Ventura area : beach erosion control report on coast of Southern California, Appendix VII ... (with appendixes). [Los Angeles] : The District, 1961.

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 75 leaves), bound
item 117

United States. Beach Erosion Board

 

Study at Ventura and Hueneme, California. 1940.

Physical Description: 26 leaves, bound
item 118

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Appendix I, coast of California, Carpinteria to Point Mugu, beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated June 6, 1952 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of the Pacific Coast line of the State of California Washington : U.S. GPO, 1953.

Physical Description: (House document (United States. Congress (83rd, 1st session : 1952). House) ; no. 29). 145 p. : maps
item 119

Shuler, W. R.

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Pacific coast line of the State of California, Carpinteria to Point Mugu. Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1951.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
item 120

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Appendix II, coast of California, Point Mugu to San Pedro breakwater, beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated June 5, 1952 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of the Pacific Coast line of the State of California Washington : U.S. GPO, 1954.

Physical Description: (House document (United States. Congress (83rd, 2nd session : 1953). House) ; no. 277). 202 p. : maps
Box 21, item 121

Luplow, W. D.

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Pacific coast line of the State of California, Point Mugu to San Pedro breakwater. [Los Angeles] : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1950.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound : maps
item 121-1

United States. Beach Erosion Board

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Pacific coast line of the State of California : correspondence, endorsements, corrections to appendices I and II, Point Mugu to San Pedro breakwater. 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 pieces)
Box 22, item 122

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

San Gabriel River to Newport Bay, Orange County, California, Appendix V, Phase II, beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated August 8, 1962 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of the shore from San Gabriel River to Newport Bay Washington : U.S. GPO, 1962. (House document (United States. Congress (87th, 2d session : 1962). House) ; no. 602).

Physical Description: 167 p. : maps
item 123

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

San Diego County, Calif., Appendix IV, Phase 2, beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated August 25, 1960 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of San Diego County Washington : U.S. GPO, 1960. (House document (United States. Congress (86th, 2d session : 1960). House) ; no. 456).

Physical Description: 169 p. : maps
item 123-1

Newton, C. T.

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of San Diego County, California : (Contract no. W-04-193-ENG.-5196, Appendix IV, Phase 2). [Los Angeles : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 1960].

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps
item 124

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Special study of City of San Diego (Sunset Cliffs) : beach erosion control report on coast of Southern California, Appendix VII (Contract no. W-04-193-ENG.- 5196, with appendixes). [Los Angeles] : The District, 1965.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps
item 125

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Umpqua River and entrance, Oregon : letter from the Secretary of War transmitting report from the Chief of Engineers on preliminary examination of Umpqua River and entrance, Oreg. Washington : U.S. GPO, 1928. (House document (United States. Congress (70th, 1st session : 1928). House) ; no. 317).

Physical Description: 19 p. : map
item 126

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Portland District

 

Report on beach erosion studies, Tillamook Bay, Oregon, with reference to Bay Ocean. Portland, Or. : The District, 1940.

Physical Description: 104 leaves : maps, photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes memorandum to the Shore Protection Board on the report, Dec. 17, 1940.
item 127

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Portland District

 

Report on Coos Bay tidal current survey : appendix A. 1932.

Physical Description: 25 leaves : 10 folded maps
Box 23, item 128

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, Washington : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated August 21, 1972 on Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Washington : U.S. GPO, 1973. (House document (United States. Congress (93d, 1st session : 1973). House) ; no. 93-101).

Physical Description: 178 p. : maps
item 129

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District

 

Report on survey Port Angeles Harbor, Washington. Seattle : The District, 1940.

Physical Description: 2 v. : maps, photographs + 1 folder (2 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of supplementary material by U.S. Shore Protection Board dated Dec. 17, 1940.
item 130

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District

 

Review of reports on Grays Harbor and Chehalis River, Washington (South Jetty). Seattle : The District, 1956.

Physical Description: 27 p. : map
item 131

United States. Shore Protection Board

 

Grays Harbor, Washington. 1945.

Physical Description: 26 leaves, bound : maps
item 132

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District

 

Review of reports on Willapa River and Harbor, Washington. Seattle : The District, 1956.

Physical Description: 29 p. : 4 maps
item 133

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District

 

Review of reports on Neah Bay, Washington. Seattle : The District, 1949.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : maps, photographs + 1 folder (3 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of material by the U.S. Beach Erosion Board dated Apr. 17, 1950, which accompanies report.
item 134

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Waikiki Beach, Island of Oahu, T.H., beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated January 23, 1953 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of Waikiki Beach Washington : U.S. GPO, 1953. (House document (United States. Congress (83d, 1st session : 1953). House) ; no. 227).

Physical Description: 55 p. : map
item 135

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated June 4, 1964 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of Waikiki Beach Washington : U.S. GPO, 1965. (House document (United States. Congress (89th, 1st session : 1965). House) ; no. 104).

Physical Description: 55 p.
item 136

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Honolulu District

 

Report on cooperative study for beach erosion control at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, T.H. Honolulu : The District, 1950.

Physical Description: 2 v. : maps
Box 24, item 137

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. San Francisco District

 

Report on cooperative study for beach erosion control at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, T.H. San Francisco : The District, 1950.

Physical Description: 2 v. : maps
item 138

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Honolulu District

 

Cooperative beach erosion control study : Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. Honolulu : The District, 1963.

Physical Description: 62 p., bound : maps
item 139

Kaneohe-Kailua area, Oahu, Hawaii : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated November 23, 1970 on Kaneohe-Kailua area, Oahu Washington : U.S. GPO, 1971.

Physical Description: (House document (United States. Congress (92d, 1st Session : 1971). House) no. 92-141). 104 p. : map
item 140

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Honolulu District

 

Cooperative beach erosion control study : Haleiwa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. Honolulu : The District, 1962.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps
item 141

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Haleiwa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated May 15, 1964 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of Haleiwa Beach, Oahu Washington : U.S. GPO, 1965. (House document (United States. Congress (89th, 1st session : 1965). House) ; no. 107).

Physical Description: 110 p. : maps
item 142

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

 

Waimea Beach and Hanapepe Bay, Island of Kauai, T.H., beach erosion control study : letter from the Secretary of the Army transmitting a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, dated April 25, 1956 on a cooperative beach erosion control study of Waimea Beach and Hanapepe Bay Washington : U.S. GPO, 1957. (House document (United States. Congress (84th, 2d session : 1956). House) ; no. 432).

Physical Description: 44 p. : maps
item 143

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. San Francisco District

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of Waimea Beach and Hanapepe Bay, Island of Kauai, T.H. San Francisco : The District, 1955.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : maps + 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes file of supplementary memoranda and a summary report by the U.S. Beach Erosion Board.
item 144

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Beach erosion : pertinent data for inspection by Beach Erosion Board, 25, 26, 27 July 1955. Los Angeles : The District, 1955.

Physical Description: 34 leaves, bound : maps
item 145

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Beach erosion : pertinent data for inspection by Beach Erosion Board, 26, 27, 28, 29 April 1960. Los Angeles : The District, 1960.

Physical Description: 80 leaves : maps
Box 25, item 146

Bibliography, river hydraulics, sediment transport. 1918.

Physical Description: ca. 400 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography assembled for unidentified "investigation" which presumably was published. Includes both the citations "referred to in parts I and II of the text" as well as those from which quotations were not taken. Emphasis on China, Grand Canal, Yellow River and Mississippi River.
item 147

Cost estimates of by-passing sand at selected inlets. 1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes data made available to the U.S. Beach Erosion Board on Santa Barbara and Port Hueneme Harbors, Calif.; Lake Worth Inlet, Florida; Cold Spring Inlet, New Jersey; and Fire Island Inlet, N.Y.
item 148

Santa Monica beach problems, littoral drift: correspondence, news clippings, photographs. 1936-1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder (9 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence addressed to Morrough P. O'Brien, Dean, College of Engineering, University of California at Berkeley.
item 149

O'Brien, M. P., and Bruce D. Rindlaub

 

Report on transportation of bed load in channels. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic Laboratory, 1934.

Physical Description: ca. 120 leaves
item 150

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Correspondence with Joe W. Johnson regarding coastal engineering investigations. 1967-1974.

Physical Description: ca. 250 leaves, bound
item 151

O'Brien, M. P.

 

Miscellaneous materials pertaining to U.S. Beach Erosion Board studies and reports. 1944-1947.

Physical Description: 8 folders (ca. 175 pieces) Includes correspondence, news clippings, reports, memoranda, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Miscellaneous locations --California studies --Grand Isle, Louisiana --Galveston, Texas --Jones Beach, New York --Connecticut studies --Pacific coast, general information, clippings --Technical reports and memoranda, miscellaneous.
Box 26, item 152

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District

 

Review of reports on Shilshole Bay, Seattle, Washington. Seattle : The District, 1949.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound : maps, photographs
item 153a

Kodiak seismic wave : earthquake pictorial. Kodiak, Alaska : Island Publishing Co., [1964?].

Physical Description: 32 p. + 5 photographs (col. and b&w)
item 153b

Bell, Roscoe E.

 

Letter, 1964 June 19, Anchorage, Alaska, to Maj.Gen. J.S. Seybold, Washington, D.C. : regarding the March 27, 1964 seismic wave and earthquake effect on shorelines in vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 pieces) + 18 photographs
item 154

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of coast of Southern California, Point Conception to Mexican boundary : Appendix VII, Interim report (Contract no. W-04-193- ENG.-5196). [Los Angeles : The District, 1960].

Physical Description: 60 p., bound : maps
item 155

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District

 

Beach erosion control report on cooperative study of coast of Southern California, Cape San Martin to Mexican boundary : Appendix VII, Final report (Contract no. W-04-193-ENG.- 5196). [Los Angeles : The District, 1967].

Physical Description: 1 v., bound : maps