Papers, 1908-1967.


Papers, 1908-1967.

Collection contains correspondence, mostly letters to U.S. Congressional members regarding taxes and anti-communism (1936-1967); newspaper clippings (1921-1929); 6 photograph albums of Ellis and water reclamation projects in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana (1908-1959); blueprints and drawings of the Shoshone Project, Wyoming (1909-1912) and the Sun River Project, Montana (1913-1915); and a scrapbook with poems written by Ellis (1944-1962).

5.33 cubic ft. (12 boxes)

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United States. Bureau of Reclamation (corporateBody)

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation Service) was a bureau of the Department of the Interior which oversaw water development projects in the western United States. In July of 1902, in accordance with the Reclamation Act 32 Stat. 388, approved June 17, 1902 (also known as the Newlands Act), Secretary of the Interior Ethan Allen Hitchcock established the Reclamation Service within the Geological Survey. The new Reclamation Service studied potential water development projects in each western stat...

Shoshone Project (corporateBody)

Sun River Irrigation Project (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Ellis, George Henry, 1884- (person)

George Henry Ellis (1884- ) served as an engineer with the U.S. Reclamation Service from 1907-1920 and from 1920-1925 with the Montana State Engineer's Office. He worked as a hydrological engineer with the Middle West Utilities Company from 1923-1929 before returning to the U.S. Reclamation Service in 1930. Ellis worked on the Shoshone Project in Wyoming and the Sun River Project in Montana while with the Reclamation Service from 1908-1915. From the description of Papers, 1908-1967. ...