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Boulder Water Company papers, Water Resources Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0139

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of the Boulder Water Company. Stationary examples, general operational matters and communications regarding the company’s closure are part of the correspondence. There are specific files for correspondence with Southern California Water Company, Pomona Valley Municipal Water District and the county assessor’s office.

Legal documents are comprised of articles of incorporation, by-laws, amendments, meeting notices and minutes, contracts, and documents relating to stockholders such as proxies, stock transfers and stock certificates.

Financial records include both stockholder and general ledgers, various tax documents, meter readings, bank statements and cancelled checks and check stubs.

The collection came from the corporate secretary and is most complete in the company’s last 15 years, 1964-1979. Minutes from the meetings are complete.

Dates

  • 1918-1979
  • Majority of material found within 1964 - 1979

Creator

Language of materials

Languages represented in the collection: English.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography of the Boulder Water Company

The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. The Company was located north of Baseline between Mills and Padua Road in Claremont, California. The Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The well was originally dug in 1919 for Amelia C. Bridges who in turn gave some of the water rights to the Company. In 1945, the Company bought 100 shares of the Claremont Basin Mutual Water Company stock to supplement their needs. Due to the dwindling citrus groves and demands for further domestic water by the area's increasing residents, however, in 1977 the well property was sold to the Southern California Water Company and the domestic reservoir property was sold to Lewis Homes, a developer in the Claremont area.

Extent

4.2 Linear Feet ((9 document boxes + 1 realia box).)

Abstract

The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. Located in Claremont, California, the Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The collection, which came from the corporate secretary, consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of the Company and is most complete in the company’s last 15 years, 1964-1979. Minutes from the meetings are complete.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Background information

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Legal documents

Series 4: Financial records

Physical location

Please consult repository.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift from Mrs. Margaret Ann Hart, the last secretary for the Company, in 1979.

Accruals

No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Related Material

Some records of the Boulder Water Company are also housed at the Pomona Public Library, Special Collections.

Processing Information

Arranged and processed by Jacque Sundstran in 1982.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Boulder Water Company papers, Water Resources Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Russell Michalak, 2008; Revised by Lisa L. Crane, 2012
Date
© 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in: English

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

Contact:
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States