Scope and Content
Title: Elwood Mead Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1942
Collection number: MEAD
Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936
Extent: ca. 2 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Elwood Mead Papers, MEAD, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, addresses, reports, and press releases on land settlement and irrigation projects in the Western States, Australia,
United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Board of Review
Yuma Project (Ariz.)
Irrigation -- West (U.S.)
Land settlement -- West (U.S.)
Agricultural colonies -- West (U.S.)
Land settlement -- Australia
Irrigation -- Australia
Irrigation -- Mexico
Professor of Rural Institute; born Switzerland County, Ind, Jan. 16, 1858; son of Daniel and Lucinda (Davis) Mead; B.S. Purdue
University, 1882; C.E. Iowa State College, 1883; Doctor of Engineering Purdue University, 1904. Assistant Engineer, U.S. Army,
1882; Professor Irrigation Engineering, Colorado Agricultural College. 1883; State Engineer, Wyoming, 1888; Chief of Irrigation
& Drainage Investigations, U.S.D.A., 1898; Chairman State Rivers & Water Supply Commission, Australia, 1907; Professor of
Rural Institutions, University of California, 1915, U S. Commissioner of Reclamation, April 1924 to date. Author:
Helping Men Own Farms.
Reports on Irrigation (U.S.D.A.). Member American Society of Civil Engineers, member British Institution, Engineers.
Who's Who in Engineering, 1925. p. 1414