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Arizona Underground Water Commission Records 1947-1975 (Bulk 1951-1952)


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Arizona. Underground Water Commission
Title: Arizona Underground Water Commission Records
Inclusive Dates: 1947-1975
Bulk Dates: 1951-1952
Quantity: 3 Boxes (1.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses clippings, articles, and hearing reports documenting the Arizona Underground Water Commission.
Identification: FM MSS 97
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Historical Note

Governor John Howard Pyle formed the Arizona Underground Water Commission in 1952 to study issues regarding groundwater in Arizona. The Commission submitted its final report in 1953.

Scope and Content Note

This collection houses clippings, articles, and hearing reports documenting the Arizona Underground Water Commission.


This collection consists of three boxes.


Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.


Arizona State University does not own the copyright to this collection. We recognize that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
Arizona. Underground Water Commission -- Archives.

Groundwater -- Arizona.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arizona Underground Water Commission Records, FM MSS 97, Arizona State University Library.


The Arizona Historical Foundation transferred these materials to the Arizona Collection in 2012.

Container List

11 Business Week: Groundwater (Judicial Info.) Bristor vs. Cheatham, 1952
12 Arizona Groundwater Correspondence, 1952
13 Groundwater Survey Correspondence, 1953-1954
14 Business Week: Groundwater (General Information), 1951-1952, 1954, 1967
15 Business Week: Groundwater Legislation, 20th Legislature, 1951-1952
16 Arizona Groundwater Report (1952), "Can you pump your neighbor dry?" in Business Week (1952 August 16) and Clippings (1952, 1975), 1952, 1975
17 Hearings, Arizona Underground Water Commission, 1952 September-October
18 Testimony and Summaries of Hearings by the Arizona Underground Water Commission, 1952 September-October
21 Business Week: Groundwater, Court Records for Bristor vs. Cheatham, 1950, 1952
22 Business Week: Groundwater Clippings, 1951-1960
23 Business Week: Groundwater, General Information, 1951-1954
24 Business Week: Groundwater, 1952 (Original Notes, Steno Copy, Rough Draft)
25 Business Week: Groundwater, Salt River Valley Users Association, 1951-1952
26 Business Week: Groundwater Statistical Information, 1950-1952
27 Business Week: Groundwater U.S.G.S. Reports, 1947, 1951
28 The Underground Water Resources of Arizona. Report of the Underground Water Commission, 1953
31 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: General Information, 1952
32 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: Commission Questionnaire Duplicates, 1952
33 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: News Clippings
34 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: Prepared Statements: McMullin (SRWWA) and Meliren, Micheal, 1952
35 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: Errata: All Hearings, 1952
36 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: Digest of the Summaries, Forward, Index, and Shorthand Notes, 1952
37 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 1st Hearing: Prescott, 1952 September 8
38 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 2nd Hearing: Cottonwood, 1952 September 9
39 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 3rd Hearing: Holbrook, 1952 September 10
310 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 4th Hearing: Safford, 1952 September 12
311 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 5th Hearing: Wilcox, 1952 September 13
312 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 6th Hearing: Nogales, 1952 September 22
313 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 7th Hearing: Tuscon, 1952 September 23
314 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 8th Hearing: Marana, 1952 September 23
315 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 9th Hearing: Coolidge, 1952 September 24
316 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 10th Hearing: Eloy, 1952 September 25
317 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 11th Hearing: Casa Grande, 1952 September 26
318 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 12th Hearing: Phoenix, 1952 September 29
319 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 13th Hearing: Phoenix, 1952 September 30
320 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 14th Hearing: Phoenix, 1952 October 1
321 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 15th Hearing: Parker, 1952 October 3
322 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 16th Hearing: Phoenix, 1952 October 22
323 Arizona Groundwater Hearings: 10th Hearing: Eloy Newspaper Material, 1952