Finding Aid for the Henry Baker Lynch papers, 1915-1960

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Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Engineering and Technology --Hydraulic Engineering History --History, California --History, Los Angeles Area Geographical (By Place) --California --Los Angeles Area

Finding Aid for the Henry Baker Lynch papers, 1915-1960

Collection number: 848

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

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  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Baker Lynch papers,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1960
Collection number: 848
Creator: Lynch, Henry Baker, b. 1879
Extent: 32 boxes (16 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes 6 oversize folders
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Henry Baker Lynch (1879- ) was a hydraulic engineer who worked for the Water and Light departments of Glendale and Burbank (1909-19), the Glendale Water System, Crescenta Mutual Water Company, and the Haines Canyon Water Company at Tujunga. The collection consists of manuscript notebooks, photographs, maps, charts, and related printed material concerning rainfall, floods and flood control in Southern California collected by Lynch during the course of his career in Los Angeles.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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, Department of 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of San Francisco State College, 1964.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Baker Lynch papers (Collection 848). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Lynch was born in 1879; attended University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, where he studied engineering; came to Glendale in 1907; became manager of Water and Light departments of Glendale (1909-19), also served part of the time in the same capacity for the city of Burbank; in 1914 became manager of Glendale Water System; began serving as a consulting engineer with an office in Los Angeles in 1919; in 1920 was an engineer for Crescenta Mutual Water Company, which supplied the city of La Crescenta; became engineer for the Haines Canyon Water Company at Tujunga, later serving as president and manager of the company.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscript notebooks, photographs, maps, charts, and related printed material concerning rainfall, floods and flood control in Southern California collected by Lynch during the course of his career as a hydraulic engineer in Los Angeles. Also contains some material on the Pacific Slope and the Great Basin. Subjects include the Los Angeles Aqueduct; the floods of 1914,1919,1934,1938,1943, and 1952; rainfall records, 1768-1960; dams; water supply; reservoir sites; and washes.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Rainfall, California Pacific Slope, 1768-1935 (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Climatological data and dams (Boxes 4-5).
  3. Flood control and floods (Boxes 6-12).
  4. Rainfall history of Southern California (Boxes 13-24).
  5. Water supply, costs and law (Boxes 25-27).
  6. Miscellaneous reports (Box 28).
  7. Photographs of washes and floods (Boxes 29-33).
  8. Maps and charts (Box 34, folders 1-6).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lynch, Henry Baker, b. 1879--Archives.
Hydraulic engineers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Water table--Climatic factors.


Container List

Box 1

Notebook 1 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1768-1800.

Box 1

Notebook 2 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1800-1830.

Box 1

Notebook 3 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1830-1850.

Box 1

Notebook 4 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1850-1860.

Box 2

Notebook 1 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1850-1870.

Box 2

Notebook 2 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1870-1889.

Box 2

Notebooks 3, 4 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1889-1890.

Box 3

Notebook 1 - Annals on Rainfall, Pacific Slope Ca1ifornia. 1889-date.

Box 3

Notebook 2 - Annals on Rainfall, Great Basin. 1768-date.

Box 3

Notebook 3 - Air Pollution.

Box 3

Notebook 4 - Bridges.

Box 4

Notebook 1 - Climatological Data. -- California. 1960, Monthly

Box 4

Notebook 2 - Costs, Miscellaneous.

Box 4

Notebook 3 - Costs, Owens River Aqueduct.

Box 4

Notebook 4 - Costs, News -- Record.

Box 5

Notebook 1 - Costs, News -- Record.

Box 5

Notebooks 2-4 - Dams.

Box 6

Notebook 1 - Evaporation.

Box 6

Notebooks 2, 3 - Flood Control.

Box 6

Notebook 4 - Flood Control, Comprehensive Plan.

Box 7

Notebook 1 - Flood of January-February 1914, Report of 1915.

Box 7

Notebook 2 - Flood of December 4, 1919, Testimony Stewart Case.

Box 7

Notebook 3 - Flood of March 21, 1938, Rainfall this storm.

Box 7

Notebook 4 - Flood of January 23, 1943, Flood Control.

Box 8

Notebooks 1, 2 - Miscellaneous Floods, Accumulated Peaks.

Box 8

Notebook 3 - Miscellaneous Floods, All Drainages.

Box 8

Notebook 4 - Miscellaneous Floods, Comparable Storms.

Box 9

Notebook 1 - Miscellaneous Floods, Comparison of Floods.

Box 9

Notebook 2 - Miscellaneous Floods, Comparison of Rainfalls.

Box 9

Notebook 3 - Miscellaneous Floods, Hydrology, Los Angeles County.

Box 9

Notebook 4 - Miscellaneous Floods, Los Angeles River Runoff Calculations.

Box 10

Notebook 1 - Miscellaneous Floods. January 15-18, 1952, Burke.

Box 10

Notebook 2 - Miscellaneous Floods, Not Yet Classified. 1934.

Box 10

Notebook 3 - Miscellaneous Floods, Photos, Arroyo Verdugo.

Box 10

Notebook 4 - Miscellaneous Floods, Photos, Old Views of La Crescenta.

Box 11

Notebook 1 - Miscellaneous Floods, Rainfall, no.1.

Box 11

Notebook 2 - Miscellaneous Floods, Rainfall, no.2.

Box 11

Notebook 3 - Miscellaneous Floods, Rainfall Data.

Box 11

Notebook 4 - Miscellaneous Floods, Report of H.B. Lynch.

Box 12

Notebook 1 - Miscellaneous Floods, Report of J.A. Bell.

Box 12

Notebook 2 - Miscellaneous Floods, Reports of F.C. District.

Box 12

Notebook 3 - Hydraulics.

Box 12

Notebook 4 - Lakes, Great Basin, Utah, Nevada, Oregon.

Box 13

Notebook 1 - Los Angeles River, Pacific Slope, California.

Box 13

Notebooks 2, 3 - Metropolitan Water District.

Box 13

Notebook 4 - Mono Lake, Great Basin, California.

Box 14

Notebook 1 - Northern Lakes, Great Basin, California.

Box 14

Notebook 2 - Owens Lake, Great Basin, California.

Box 14

Notebook 3 - Population.

Box 14

Notebook 4 - Power of Review, Public Utilities Commission.

Box 15

Notebook 1 - Rainfall Correspondence.

Box 15

Notebook 2 - Rainfall Miscellaneous Data.

Box 15

Notebook 3 - Rainfall Appendix, Central California.

Box 15

Notebook 4 - Rainfall Appendix, Great Basin.

Box 16

Notebooks 1, 2 - Rainfall Appendix, Los Angeles City.

Box 16

Notebooks 3, 4 - Rainfall Appendix, Los Angeles County.

Box 17

Notebook 1 - Rainfall Appendix, Pacific Slope North of California.

Box 17

Notebook 2 - Rainfall Appendix, San Diego County.

Box 17

Notebook 3 - Rainfall Appendix, Southern California.

Box 17

Notebook 4 - Rainfall. Curves' Pacific Slope, California, no.1.

Box 18

Notebook 1 - Rainfall Curves, Pacific Slopes California, no.2.

Box 18

Notebook 2 - Rainfall Cycles, no.1.

Box 18

Notebook 3 - Rainfall Cycles, no.2.

Box 18

Notebook 4 - Rainfall Cycles, no.3.

Box 19

Notebook 1 - Rainfall Cycles, no.4, Weather Review.

Box 19

Notebook 2 - Rainfall Cycles, Calculations, California.

Box 19

Notebook 3 - Rainfall Cycles, Calculations, Great Basin.

Box 19

Notebook 4 - Rainfall Cycles, North of California, Alaska.

Box 20

Notebook 1 - Rainfall Data about Stations, Equipment.

Box 20

Notebook 2 - Rainfall, Miscellaneous Data, Summer Rainfall.

Box 20

Notebook 3 - Rainfall Indicies, San Francisco.

Box 20

Notebook 4 - Rainfall Index.

Box 21

Notebook 1 - Rainfall not yet Classified.

Box 21

Notebook 2 - Research Report, J.W. Reagan, no.1, Pacific Slope, California.

Box 21

Notebook 3 - Research Report, J.W. Reagan, no.2, Pacific Slope, California.

Box 21

Notebook 4 - Research Report, J.W. Reagan, no.3, Pacific Slope, California.

Box 22

Notebook 1 - Rivers, Miscellaneous, Pacific Slope, California.

Box 22

Notebook 2 - Runoff Groundwater.

Box 22

Notebook 3 - 70 year Rainfall Patterns, Work Sheets, Pacific Coast.

Box 22

Notebook 4 - 70 year Rainfall Patterns, Pacific Coast.

Box 23

Notebooks 1, 2 - 70 year Rainfall Patterns, Summaries, Pacific Coast.

Box 23

Notebook 3 - Stream Flow. 1942, 1943.

Box 23

Notebook 4 - Stream Flow. 1944.

Box 24

Notebook 1 - Stream Flow. 1946-1947.

Box 24

Notebook 2 - Stream Flow. 1948-1951.

Box 24

Notebook 3 - Stream Flow. 1952-1953.

Box 24

Notebook 4 - Stream Flow. 1954-1957.

Box 25

Notebook 1 - Stream Flow. 1958-1959.

Box 25

Notebook 2 - Traffic.

Box 25

Notebook 3 - Transient Flood Peaks. January 1, 1934.

Box 25

Notebook 4 - Value of Reservoir Sites.

Box 26

Notebook 1 - Value of Water.

Box 26

Notebook 2 - Variation in Monthly Rainfalls Work Sheets, Pacific Coast.

Box 26

Notebooks 3, 4 - Water Law.

Box 27

Notebook 1 - Water Supply; Owens, Mono, San Fernando Valleys.

Box 27

Notebook 2 - Water, Not Yet Classified.

Box 27

Notebook 3 - Not Yet Classified, Miscellaneous, no.2.

Box 28

Miscellaneous Unclassified Reports.

Box 28

Floods of 1934 and 1938.

Box 28

Rain and Flood.

Box 28

Rainfall and Stream Runoff.

Box 29

Photographs of Washes and Floods.

Box 29

4 Notebooks, mainly of Tujunga Wash.

Box 30

Photographs of Washes and Floods.

Box 30

3 Notebooks, miscellaneous locations.

Box 31

Photographs of Washes and Floods.

Box 31

3 Notebooks, miscellaneous locations.

Box 32

Photographs of Washes and Floods

Box 32

5 Notebooks, miscellaneous locations.

Oversize Box 33

Photographs of Washes and Floods.

Scope and Content Note

Box 33 is oversize.
Oversize Box 33

Scrapbook, miscellaneous photographs.

Oversize Box 34

Notebook: photographs of the flood of March 1938.

Oversize Folder 35

Map - flood of 1938

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Sheet #7142, Sunset / Beverly Glen. 3 copies. 1926.

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Sheet #7150, Beverly Glen / Hollybush. 1926.

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Sheet #7, Reseda. 1954.

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Sheet #3, San Fernando. 1945.

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Sheet #8, Van Nuys / North Hollywood. 1945.

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Bel Air Estates. 1937.

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Blueprint map of City of Los Angeles. Drainage map for Beverly Hills / UCLA / Westwood. 1927.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture. Map of Angeles National Forest. 1937 & 1926.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #2 Sunland / Tujunga. 1933.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #3 San Fernando / Pacoima. 1932.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #4 Sylmar / Aliso Canyon. 1931.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #6 Owensmouth / Girard. 1931.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #7 Reseda. 1931.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #8 Van Nuys / North Hollywood. 1932.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #9 Burbank / Glendale. 1933.

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City of Los Angeles blueprint map series: Sheet #12 Downtown Los Angeles / Hollywood. 1933.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Special Flood Survey on floods of March 1938 in Southern California.

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City of Los Angeles tract map #7267. Victory Blvd. & Sonora Ave. Sheets 2 & 3. 1929.

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City of Los Angeles tract map #9915. Sonora & Garden. Sheet 2. 1927.

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City of Los Angeles tract map #10391. Riverside Dr. & Western Ave., Glendale. Sheet 2. 1928.

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City of Los Angeles tract map #10116. Riverside Dr. & Western Ave., Glendale. Sheet 1. 1927.

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Los Angeles River Improvement profile before and after flood of March 1938.

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23 Cross Section Sheets for 1938 Los Angeles River Improvement.

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Mono Lake, California: Soil map of the Rush Creek Irrigation Project. 1943.

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Mono Lake, California: Contour map. n.d.

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Mono Lake, California: Sierra Land & Water Company map showing reservoirs and canals. n.d.

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Mono Lake, California: Map showing shoreline. 1931.

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Mono Lake, California[?]: Rain fall table. 1877 - 1938.

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Map of Los Angeles Flood Control District. 1948.

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U.S. Geological Survey Colorado River Valley Surveys. California - Arizona. Sheet #1 Parker - Yuma. 1903.

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U.S. Geological Survey Colorado River Valley Surveys. California - Arizona. Sheet #4 Parker - Yuma. 1903.