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Feather River Project Association Collection

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Feather River Project Association

California Water Resources Association



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Collection Overview

Title: Feather River Project Association Collection, 1955-1974Save to your list.

ID: URB/FRPA

Primary Creator: Feather River Project Association (1955-)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Feather River Project Association, 1955-1966

Series II: California Water Resources Association, 1966-1974

Date Acquired: 00/00/1988

Subjects: California State Water Project, California Water Resources Association, Feather River Project Association, Feather River Project Association - Archives, Water Project Authority of the State of California, Water resources development - California, Water supply - California

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

In 1955, the Feather River Project Association (FRPA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational association to serve the public interest of Californians in the areas of water resource development and water conservation. The collection documents such issues as the future development of California's water resources, water rights controversies, and the California Water Plan as it has been revised through legislative action from 1900 until the early 1970s. It contains annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of directors' agendas and minutes, conference agendas, minutes, statements, contracts, correspondence, financial statements, membership applications and lists, legislative circulars, newsletters, position reports and statements, published reports, and resolutions.

Biographical Note

During the early 1950s, the California Department of Water Resources was created to develop a plan of action toward solving California's water problems and make recommendations to the state legislature. By 1955, the Department of Water Resources had completed its research and published a working document, known as the Bechtel Report, and began implementing the revised California Water Plan.

In 1955, the Feather River Project Association (FRPA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational association to serve the public interest of Californians in the areas of water resource development and water conservation. The main foci of FRPA activities were two-fold: first, the association would collect and develop research material and independent studies concerning all aspects of The California Water Plan, especially in those areas pertaining to the proposed Feather River Project; and second, the FRPA would disseminate those findings that stressed the urgent need to fund and implement actions that further developed the California Water Plan.

Membership in FRPA was open to all who were interested in the development of water resources. In 1956, the Association consisted of several county and city agencies, local water associations, and private organizations and individuals concerned with the future of California's water sources. By 1962, the FRPA had a mailing list of 6,950 that were receiving monthly reports through the Association's newsletters. Monthly meetings were scheduled throughout the state for FRPA members, which kept them fully informed on current legislation before the state assembly and senate that could affect the State Water Project. FRPA actively sought political support, recommended policies and passed several resolutions on issues such as the Water Bond Act, San Luis Dam and Reservoir Project, and South Bay Aqueduct. FRPA also developed procedures for the settlement of contract negotiations between water owners and water recipients.

During the mid-1960s FRPA promoted the establishment of a Water Resources Research Center in the State Legislature (Senate Bill 2). Reflecting the expansion in statewide water projects, conferences and membership, FRPA voted to change its name to the California Water Resources Association. The name change took effect on December 9, 1966 and the organization is still in existence today.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Feather River Project Association Collection (FRPA) contains annual reports; articles of incorporation, board of directors' agendas and minutes, conference agendas, minutes and statements, contracts, correspondence, financial statements, membership applications and lists, legislative circulars, newsletters, position reports and statements, published reports, and resolutions. The collection documents such issues as the future development of California's water resources, water rights controversies, and the California Water Plan as it has been revised through legislative action from 1900 until the early 1970s. The collection has been filed in two series: Feather River Project Association (1955-1966) and California Water Resources Association (1966-1974).

Series I, Feather River Project Association, contains the administrative files of the Feather River Project Association as gathered by one of its organizational members, the City of Burbank. The files include annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of director agendas and minutes, conference notices and statements, correspondence, financial statements, legislative circulars, membership lists, newsletters, position reports and statements and resolutions. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Series II, California Water Resources Association, continues the documentation of the association's activities after 1966 when FRPA changed its name to the California Water Resources Association (CSRA), reflecting its statewide membership. The files include board of director agendas and minutes, conference agendas, correspondence, newsletters, and resolutions. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subject/Index Terms

California State Water Project
California Water Resources Association
Feather River Project Association
Feather River Project Association - Archives
Water Project Authority of the State of California
Water resources development - California
Water supply - California

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection is in the public domain. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: City of Burbank

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Water Works project. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, May 1989

Finding Aid Revision History:

Autumn Hayner, 2011

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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Series I: Feather River Project Association, 1955-1966Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Annual Report, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 2: Annual Report, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 3: Articles of IncorporationSave to your list.
Folder 4: Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Hearing Notes and Statements, 1960 July 18-1960 July 19Save to your list.
Folder 5: Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Address, 1961 December 12Save to your list.
Folder 6: Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Schedule Of Hearings, 1962 June 19Save to your list.
Folder 7: Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Statements, 1962 November 16Save to your list.
Folder 8: Assembly Interim Committee on Water: Hearing Notices, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 9: Bechtel Report: Reviews, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 10: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 11: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1958-June 1958Save to your list.
Folder 12: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, August 1958-December 1958Save to your list.
Folder 13: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 14: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, April 1961-December 1961Save to your list.
Folder 15: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1962-May 1962Save to your list.
Folder 16: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, June 1962-December 1962Save to your list.
Folder 17: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1963-May 1963Save to your list.
Folder 18: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, June 1963-November 1963Save to your list.
Folder 19: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1964-May 1964Save to your list.
Folder 20: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, June 1964-December 1964Save to your list.
Folder 21: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, January 1965-May 1965Save to your list.
Folder 22: Board of Directors: Agendas and Minutes, July 1965-December 1965Save to your list.
Folder 23: Brown, Edmund: Correspondence, Press Release, and Statement, 1956-1960Save to your list.
Folder 24: Brown, Edmund: Press Release and Statement, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 25: Brown, Edmund: Governor's Water Conference, Correspondence and Statements, 1963 November 12Save to your list.
Folder 26: California Water Commission: Agendas and Reports, 1958-1962Save to your list.
Folder 27: California Water Commission: Agendas and Statements, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 28: California Water Commission: Agendas, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 29: California Water Commission: Agendas, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 30: Correspondence: General, 1957-1961Save to your list.
Folder 31: Correspondence: General, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 32: Correspondence: General, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 33: Correspondence: General, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 34: Correspondence: General, 1965Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Financial Statements: Monthly, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 2: Financial Statements: Monthly, 1958Save to your list.
Folder 3: Financial Statements: Monthly, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 4: Financial Statements: Monthly, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 5: Financial Statements: Monthly, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 6: Financial Statements: Monthly, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 7: General Service Contract: Example, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 8: Legislative Committee: Circulars, Memoranda Regarding Assembly And Senate Bills, 1957-1962Save to your list.
Folder 9: Legislative Committee: Circulars, Memoranda Regarding Assembly And Senate Bills, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 10: Map: California Water Plan, 1960 November 8Save to your list.
Folder 11: Membership: Application CardsSave to your list.
Folder 12: Membership: Lists, 1956-1965Save to your list.
Folder 13: Membership and Finance Committee: Minutes, 1958 September 11Save to your list.
Folder 14: Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California: Contract and Draft, June 1960Save to your list.
Folder 15: Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California: Contract, Revised Draft, September 1960Save to your list.
Folder 16: Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California: Contract, Revised Draft, September 1960Save to your list.
Folder 17: Newsletters: FRPA, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 18: Newsletters: FRPA, 1958Save to your list.
Folder 19: Newsletters: FRPA, 1960Save to your list.
Folder 20: Newsletters: FRPA, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 21: Newsletters: FRPA, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 22: Newsletters: FRPA, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 23: Newsletters: FRPA, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 24: Project Report: State Water Project, California Department Of Water Resources, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 25: Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965Save to your list.
Folder 26: Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965Save to your list.
Folder 27: Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965Save to your list.
Folder 28: Position Papers: Reports and Statements, 1957-1965Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Resolutions: FRPA, 1958-1961Save to your list.
Folder 2: Resolutions: FRPA, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 3: Resolutions: FRPA, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 4: Resolutions: FRPA, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: Water Today And Tomorrow, California Department Of Water Resources, 1959Save to your list.

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