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Inventory of the Andrae B. Nordskog Papers, 1903-1962 (bulk 1920-1961)
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Water Frauds, 1903-1937

 

Owens Valley, 1903-[1931?]

Box Box 1, Folder 1

Owens Valley correspondence, etc., 1920-1927.

Folder 2

"Form for The Great Battle for Water," [1931?].

Scope and Content Note

Outline with page references, for Nordskog's manuscript on the Owens Valley water controversy.
Folder 3

Raw notes and coding system of documentation, [1931?].

Folder 4

Copies of letters, etc., [1903-1931?].

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript copies of letters concerning the U.S. Reclamation Service, Owens Valley, Los Angeles, and all the people involved.
 

Boulder Dam, 1927

Box Box 1, Folder 5

Boulder Dam, 1927.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from E. C. LaRue, hydraulic engineer, and news clipping.
 

Land and Water Frauds, 1930-1949

Box Box 1, Folder 6

Land and water frauds, 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Williamson S. Summers, etc.
Folder 7

Southwest Water League minutes, 1931 Oct. 6.

Scope and Content Note

Includes discussion of Fred C. Finkle's report on the H. A. Van Norman-Edison Company conspiracy.
Folder 8

Water frauds, 1935.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Koebig and Koebig, Consulting Engineers, transcripts of the Los Angeles County Grand Jury, etc.
Folder 9

Millard F. Peyton vs. City of Los Angeles, et al., 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Re water rates fixed by the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power.
Folder 10

Water taxes, 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Fragment of a letter to Everett James, Feb. 15, 1938.
Folder 11

News clippings, 1931-1949.

 

Forks Site Project, San Gabriel River, 1927-1955

 

San Gabriel Dam, 1931-1940

Box Box 1, Folder 12

San Gabriel Dam, 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and Nordskog's testimony before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Folder 13

J. C. Williamson,Carl A. Shorb, and E. D. Martindale vs. Los Angeles County Flood Control District, 1931-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Legal documents, transcripts, correspondence, etc.
Folder 14

Los Angeles County Flood Control District vs. Fisher, et al., 1936-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Legal documents, transcripts, correspondence, etc.
Folder 15

News clippings, 1933-1939.

 

Bernhard F. Jakobsen, 1927-1955

Box Box 1, Folder 16

B. F. Jakobsen, 1927-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, letters to the editor, articles, plays, etc., related to the expulsion of B. F. Jakobsen from the American Society of Civil Engineers over his role in the San Gabriel Dam scandal. Includes a copy of Jakobsen's Ethics and the American Society of Civil Engineers (Los Angeles, Apr. 1955).
Folder 17

News clippings, 1955.

 

Sea Water Conversion, 1948-1961

Box Box 1, Folder 18

Sea water conversion, 1948-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, articles, radio addresses, etc. Includes materials related to Raymond V. Darby and Maxim Silencer Company of Hartford, Conn.
Folder 19

Reclamation of used water, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, etc.
 

Feather River Project, 1959-1961

Box Box 1, Folder 20

Feather River Project, 1959-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, etc., related to the Feather River Project, particularly related to the role of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
 

California Water Problems, 1937-1962

Box Box 1, Folder 21

County-of-origin, 1959-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, etc., related to the "county-of-origin problem" and other various California water problems. Includes discussion of Nordskog's "open letter" to William E. Warne, Director of the Dept. of Water Resources.
Folder 22

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Colorado River, 1937-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, etc., related to the Colorado River Aqueduct, costs of Colorado River water, etc.
Folder 23

Four-year terms for MWD directors, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence related to Assembly Bill 1586, which would provide for a limit of 4 years for terms of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of California.
Folder 24

Charles Kirby Fox and the Colorado Delta, 1959-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, news clipping, etc., related to the proposed publication of a book by Fox entitled The Colorado River and Southwestern Water Studies. Includes a synopsis of the manuscript.
 

Miscellaneous, 1957-1961

Box Box 1, Folder 25

Land, Wood & Water, by Sen. Robert S. Kerr, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Ruth (Maxwell) Denny and Sen. Kerr, in which Nordskog details his involvement in the Owens Valley controversy and discusses his efforts to publish his manuscript.
Folder 26

Santee County Water District, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, news clippings, etc.
Folder 27

William Mulholland, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, chiefly with William E. Warne, Director of the Dept. of Water Resources, regarding Mulholland's status as "one of the world's greatest engineers."
Folder 28

Biographical, 1959-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, etc. Includes Biographical Sketch of Andrae Nordskog, which Nordskog compiled and sent to William E. Warne. See also the WRCA Biography File on Nordskog.
Folder 29

Miscellaneous, 1960-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, news clippings, etc. Includes some non-water topics.
Folder 30

News clippings, 1957-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous clippings, many related to topics represented above (sea water conversion, water taxes, etc.).