Inventory of the Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection, 1932-1943

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection, 1932-1943

Collection number: ADAMS-2

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2802
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Processed by:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed:
March 1998
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1932-1943
Collection number: ADAMS-2
Creator: Adams, Frank, 1875-1967
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and ARchives
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], Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection, ADAMS-2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)
Water resources development -- Columbia River Watershed
Water resources development -- Washington (State)
Irrigation projects -- Columbia River Watershed
Irrigation projects -- Washington (State)
United States. Bureau of Reclamation

Scope and Content

The objects of the joint investigations were to provide a general plan for the development and settlement of the Columbia Basin area as a whole, and detailed plans for areas to be irrigated. The topographic surveys and land classifications of the Bureau of Reclamation served as a base for the investigations. Twenty-eight separate problems, in addition to the basic engineering surveys, were set up for study. The problems were divided into 16 divisions. Lead investigators included Dr. E. N. Torbert, field coordinator for the joint investigators, Planning Consultant Harlan H. Barrows and Chief of Information William E. Warne, both representing the Bureau of Reclamation, and Marion Clawson of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
This collection contains miscellaneous published and unpublished reports on the Columbia Basin Project joint investigations. They were collected by Frank Adams, head of the University of California Division of Irrigation Investigations and Practice, who also served as a consulting engineer and economist to the Bureau of Reclamation.

Related Collections

Frank Adams Papers

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : preliminary bibliography. [1940- 1941]. Sections II-VIII prepared by the Agricultural Experiment Station and the College Library, State College of Washington; sections IX-XV prepared by the Seattle Public Library; section XVI prepared by the University of Washington Library. 1 folder (9 pieces).

Folder 2

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : farm unit reports. 1941. 1 folder (6 pieces).

Folder 3

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : memorandum no. [1]-12. Washington, [1939-1941]. 1 folder (13 pieces). Contents: Supplement to no. 2; no. 3-11; special memorandum "Lands of the Columbia Basin Project" (dated Apr. 1, 1940).

Folder 4-1

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : problem no. 1 report. Part I, Data on the Vale Project. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 32 p.

Folder 4-2

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : problem no. 1 report. Part II, Data on the Owyhee Project. Part III, Data on the Boise Project. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 71 p.

Folder 4-3

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : problem no. 1 report. Part IV, Data on the Minidoka Project. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 49 p.

Folder 4-4

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : problem no. 1 report. Part V, Data on the Kittitas and Tieton Divisions of the Yakima Project. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 41 p.

Folder 4-5

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : problem no. 1 report. Part VI, Data on the Sunnyside and Kennewick Divisions, Yakima Project. Part VII, Data on within Columbia Basin Project area: Franklin County Irrigation District. Part VIII, Data on the Umatilla Project. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 69 p.

Folder 4-6

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : problem no. 1 summary report. Farm economy on northwestern irrigation projects. Washington, D.C. [1941]. 170 p.

Folder 5

State College of Washington. Agricultural Experiment Station. Types of farming for the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project, Washington : a report on problem no. 2, Columbia Basin joint investigations. Pullman, Wash., [1942]. 171 leaves.

Box 2, Folder 6

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : report on problem no. 5. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 7 leaves.

Folder 7

Throop, Vincent Medville. Labor units in the Boise Project area : a study to determine location, number, size, cost and related characteristics. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, [1940]. 42 p.

Folder 8

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : tentative report on problem no. 15. Washington, D.C., [1940]. 33 p.

Folder 9

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Irrigation water requirements : report on problem 4. [Washington, D.C., 1942?]. 190 p.

Folder 10

Calhoun, Wendell T., et al. Processing plants, marketing facilities, and industries in the Columbia Basin : a report made by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics for the Committee on Problem 24, Columbia Basin joint investigations. Spokane, Wash. : [The Bureau?, 1941]. 1 v. (ca. 140 leaves).

Folder 11

Guthrie, John Alexander, Wendell T. Calhoun, and Marion T. Clawson. Markets and new lands : future markets for western agriculture with particular reference to the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : a report made by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States Department of Agriculture for the Columbia Basin joint investigations. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,[1942]. 141 p.

Folder 12

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Basin joint investigations, Washington : rural recreational areas and plans (problem 25). Washington, D.C., 1943. 42 p.

Folder 13

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Basin joint investigations : recreational use : final report of the Committee for the study of Problem no. 26 joint investigations : Columbia Basin Irrigation Project, Washington. Washington, D.C., 1942. 9 p.

Folder 14

Guthrie, John Alexander, Wendell T. Calhoun, and Marion Clawson. Market outlets for products of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : a report by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics for the Columbia Basin joint investigations. Spokane, Wash. : [The Bureau? 1941]. 61 leaves.

Folder 15

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Denver Office. Report on proposed Columbia Basin Project, Washington. 1932. 21 leaves.

Folder 16

Barrows, Harlan H., and William E. Warne. Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : preliminary plan of investigations. 1937. 16 leaves.

Folder 17

Hutton, Sol Elwood. Land use problems and policies in the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. 1940. 17 leaves. Paper given at Joint Symposium, Ecological Society of America and Society of American Foresters, University of Washington, June 19, 1940.

Folder 18

Preliminary and tentative draft of repayment contract, Columbia Basin Project, 1940 September 23. 22 p.

Folder 19

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Basin joint investigations : character and scope. Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1941. 29 p.

Folder 20-1

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Basin Project, Washington : general map. Denver, Colo., 1932. Scale [ca. 1:585,000]. Covers Columbia River Watershed from Columbia River Dam and Power Plant to Pasco, Washington, showing irrigable areas, canals, tunnels, siphons, power plants, etc. 1 map.

Folder 20-2

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Basin Project, Washington : generalized land classification. Ephrata, Wash., 1941. Scale [ca. 1:500,000]. Covers Columbia River Watershed from Grand Coulee Reservoir to Pasco, Washington. 1 map.

Folder 20-3

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Basin Project, Washington : sequence of development by irrigation blocks. Ephrata, Wash., 1941. Scale [ca. 1:480,000]. Covers Columbia River Watershed from Coulee City to Pasco, Washington, showing irrigation districts, canals, dams, reservoirs, railroads, township and section lines, etc. 1 map.

Folder 21

Joint investigations, Columbia Basin Irrigation Project : field trip and conferences, September 8-14, 1941, 1941. 1 folder (3 pieces).

Folder 22

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Report : conference on problems numbered 2, 6, 9, and 13 : Spokane, Washington, September 11, 1941. [Washington, D.C., 1941]. 7 leaves.

Folder 23

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to prevent speculation in lands in the Columbia Basin prospectively irrigable by reason of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam project and to aid actual settlers in securing such lands at the fair appraised value thereof as arid land, and for other such purposes" (Act of May 27, 1937, 50 Stat. 208), and for other purposes. Washington, D.C., [1942]. 21 leaves.

Folder 24

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. The Columbia Basin Project area and its geographic subdivisions. [Ephrata, Wash., 1942]. 11 leaves.

Folder 25

Torbert, Edward N. Columbia Basin joint investigations : progress and plans, 1943-1944. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, [1942]. 4 p.