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Joseph Jeffrey Prendergast papers

Identifier: H-Mss-0696

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This collection of papers was assembled by Jeffry Pendergast. The Prendergast papers include documents about water rights and water supply in California from 1944-1962. Subjects include California Division of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and the Areas/Counties of Origin. The area of origin statutes represent a legislative response in California to an absense of an effective for market pricing water.


  • 1944-1962


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Biog Info

PER BANCROFT LIBRARY COLLECTION: Title: Jeffry Joseph Prendergast diaries, 1931-1962 Creator/Contributor: Prendergast, Jeffry Joseph, 1875-1962, creator Abstract: Association with the Bear Valley Mutual Water Company in San Bernardino County; interest in water conservation, construction and maintenance of dams, canals and irrigation projects; cultivation of oranges; flood control; water levels; agriculture; forestry conservation; trips to Mexico. v. 32 is composed of loose items removed from diaries and books, mainly clippings re rainfall and water conservation.


2 boxes

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Series Arrangement

Series 1 California Mountain Water documents

Series 2 Papers on Water Use in California

Series 3 Area/Counties of Origin

Series 4 California Government documents

Series 5 Newspaper Clippings about San Bernardino Water Issues

Series 6 Feather River Association

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information



No additions to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

no content

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak, 2009
Guide to the Joseph Jeffry Prendergast papers, Water Resources Collection
Finding aid created by Russell Michalak, 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States