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Inventory of the Friends of the River Collection, 1940-1980 (bulk 1975-1980)
MS 81/3  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Friends of the River Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1980 (bulk 1975-1980)
    Collection number: MS 81/3
    Creator: Friends of the River Foundation
    Extent: ca. 9 linear ft. (5 manuscript boxes and 4 cartons)
    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.

    Administrative Information


    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], Friends of the River Collection, MS 81/3, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Access Points

    Friends of the River Foundation.
    New Melones Dam (Calif.)
    Dams--Environmental aspects--California--Stanislaus.
    Water resources development--California--Stanislaus River.
    Water resources development--California--Citizen participation.
    Wild and scenic rivers--Law and legislation--California.
    Stanislaus River (Calif.)
    American River (Calif.)
    Salmon River (Calif.)
    Van Duzen River (Calif.)
    Behr, Peter H., 1915-
    California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Natural.

    Scope and Content

    Articles, congressional bills, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, news clippings, publications, reports, research notes, petitions, testimonies, and written statements compiled by Friends of the River. This collection contains four series: New Melones Dam, California Senate Subcommittee on River Management, Miscellaneous, and Clippings.
    The New Melones Dam series contains information on the organization of the Friends of the River Foundation and efforts to halt construction of the dam, have the Stanislaus River designated with wild and scenic river status ("Save the River"), etc. The Subcommittee on River Management series contains documents given to Friends of the River by California State Senator Peter H. Behr (Chair of the Subcommittee), and concerns waterways plans for the American River, the Salmon River, and the Van Duzen River. The Clippings series contains newspaper and magazine clippings on a wide variety of water and river-related topics. The arrangement of the Clippings series has not been altered, and appears in the order arranged by the Creator.

    Related Collections

    Friends of the River Foundation Records, 1970-1983. BANC MSS 88/25 c, The Bancroft Library