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Finding Aid for the Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material About Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley, 1957-1967
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material About Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1967
    Collection number: 1540
    Creator: Blevins, Melvin L.
    Extent: 74 boxes (37 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Melvin Blevins served with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as watermaster for the Upper Los Angeles River Area, and as senior hydrologic engineer in the Groundwater and Water Rights, Los Angeles Aqueduct Division. The collection consists mostly of legal material relating to a trial regarding water rights between Los Angeles and portions of the San Fernando Valley.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Melvin Blevins, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Melvin L. Blevins Collection of Material About Water Resources in the San Fernando Valley (Collection 1540). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230388 

    Biography

    Blevins served with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as watermaster for the Upper Los Angeles River Area, and as senior hydrologic engineer in the Groundwater and Water Rights, Los Angeles Aqueduct Division; wrote Background Report on Mono Basin Geology and Hydrology (1984) and Mono Basin Geology and Hydrology (1987).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists mostly of legal material relating to a trial regarding water rights between Los Angeles and portions of the San Fernando Valley, along with a small number of water resources publications, some relating to an overview of water resources in the Owens Valley, California.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Los Angeles versus San Fernando water rights trial -- Reporter's transcript (Boxes 1-45).
    2. Clerk's transcript from trial (Boxes 46-57).
    3. Trial exhibits (Boxes 58-70).
    4. Trial report of referee, opening brief, and respondent's brief (Boxes 71-74).
    5. Water resources publications (Box 74).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Blevins, Melvin L.--Archives.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Dept. of Water and Power--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Water rights--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Legal documents.
    Online resources.