Dr. Roy Emrick earned PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois. In 1997 he received the College of Science Career Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition for his contributions to teaching. Dr. Emrick was actively involved in environmental and water conservations issues in Arizona and served on many environmental boards such as The Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council, Arizonans for Water Without Waste, and The Central Arizona Water Conservation District.
Collection contains political, organizational and research materials pertaining to Dr. Emrick's involvement on several local and regional environmental organizations and water boards. Additionally, this series includes campaign materials from Dr. Emrick's campaign and election in 1976, organizational correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes, litigation records, federal and state contracts, scientific studies and reports, papers pertaining to the Tucson Division of CAP, the Parker-Davis Repayment Program, the Orme Dam Alternatives Task Force and the Papago Indian Water Rights Settlement. Maps, publications and reports are also included.