University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Papers of William Burnham Alexander

Excerpt from Letter of Transmittal, circa 1909

William Burnham Alexander (1877-1957) was an engineer. The collection includes correspondence, agreements, description of agricultural lands of the Rillito and Santa Cruz Rivers in Pima County, AZ  along with articles of incorporation of the Federal Power and Water Co.. In addition, there are various related documents pertaining to water power projects in the Coronado National Forest are in Arizona as proposed by the Great Western Power Co., the Sabino Canyon Power and Irrigation Project of Pima County, and the Federal Power and Water Co.