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Water and Water Rights

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  1. Records of the Southwest Environmental Service

    The records contain a comprehensive view of one of the most important environmental advocacy groups in Arizona from 1974 until 1988. Includes reports, minutes, correspondence, testimonies, publications, workshops, and projects relating to air and water ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-16 08:39

  2. Papers of George E. P. Smith

    Contains mainly correspondence, 1915-1958, regarding his professional interest in the development and utilization of underground and surface water in Arizona. Correspondents include Carl Hayden, Barry Goldwater, John R. Murdock, and other state and local ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:31

  3. Records of the Cotton Land Company

    Contains official records of the Cotton Land Company, and the Cotton Water and Irrigation Company, 1909-1970, relating to land development and water rights to company lands located in Mohave County, Arizona, on the east side of the Colorado River. ...

    castanoe - 2014-10-07 08:53

  4. Papers of Roy Emrick

    Collection contains political, organizational and research materials pertaining to Dr. Emrick's involvement on several local and regional environmental organizations and water boards. ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-21 09:02

  5. The Arizona Water Resources Committee Collection

    This collection is comprised of the papers of Arizona Water Resources Committee (AWRC). Items include business and research files. The bulk of the material consists of business records including meeting agenda/notices and minutes, correspondence, plans, ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-29 15:32

  6. United States Bureau of Reclamation Photograph Collection

    31 photographs, 1901-1912. Includes photographs of irrigation projects and agricultural activities in Yuma, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona as well as at the Roosevelt Dam and Salt River Project. A small number of street scenes and buildings in Tucson, Phoenix ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-30 16:35

  7. International Boundary and Water Commission meeting minutes

    Photocopies of minutes of meetings of the International Boundary and Water Commission following the 1944 Treaty relating to the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande concerning the distribution of waters from the ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2018-11-20 13:16

  8. Correspondence of George Walter Shute

    George Walter Shute, born 1876, served as the District Attorney of Gila County, AZ from 1908-12. The collection includes letters relating to Shute’s activities as District Attorney, materials concerning civic activities in Globe, AZ, and land litigation ...

    castanoe - 2020-05-27 15:45

  9. Scrapbook of Verda Lee Ludy Parrick

    Jacob E. Ludy (1858-1921) was born in Mercer County, MO. He was a civil engineer who moved to Yuma, AZ in 1898 to survey for the Irrigation, Land and Improvement Company, where he later became the general manager and vice president of the company. He is ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-01 18:02

  10. Morris K Udall- Central Arizona Project

    The development of the Central Arizona Project would eventually supply the growing cities of Phoenix and Tucson with water supply. The economic and financial impacts on rural and city dwellers and the rights of Native Americans are evidenced here, as well ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-06 16:16

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