Papers, 1882-1958 (bulk 1899-1936).


Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936. Papers, 1882-1958 (bulk 1899-1936).

Papers, 1882-1958 (bulk 1899-1936).

The collection includes correspondence, some to his son Tom C. Mead, (1909-1936); eight scrapbooks on irrigation, reclamation and water resources; nine photograph albums, including two of Yellowstone National Park and two of Wyoming; maps; reports of the Wyoming Territorial Engineer (1889) and Wyoming State Engineer (1894); a financial statement of Tom C. Mead; and personal memorabilia. In addition, newspaper clippings, reports, and articles that are written by or about Elwood Mead are included.

3.25 cubic ft. (7 boxes)

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Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936 (person)

Elwood Mead (1858-1936) was territorial engineer and later, the first state engineer of Wyoming, 1888-1899, and author of its first water code. From 1899-1907, he was in charge of irrigation investigations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was chairman of the Rivers and Water Supply Commission in Victoria, Australia, 1907-1915, professor of Rural Institutions at the University of California, 1915-1924, and Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 until his death in 1936....

United States. Bureau of Reclamation (corporateBody)

The Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956 provided for the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, forming the reservoir Lake Powell behind it. Several partner institutions, including the Museum of Northern Arizona, were involved with a major project to document archaeological, environmental, and biological conditions prior to the dam's construction. Many of the images in this collection refer to this reasearch, known as the Glen Canyon Project. From the guide to the Glen Canyon (US Bu...

Mead, Tom Chase. (person)

Wyoming. State Engineer's Office (corporateBody)

Responsible for the management of the state's water resources. From the description of Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee records, 1943-1961. (Wyoming State Archives). WorldCat record id: 154691729 ...