Roy Emrick papers, 1974-1984

Bookmark this page or copy and paste URL to Email message

Roy Emrick papers, 1974-1984

MS 366


Collection Summary

Creator: Emrick, Roy
Collection Name:Roy Emrick papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1974-1984
Physical Description:3.5 linear feet
Abstract:Collection contains political, organizational and research materials pertaining to Dr. Emrick's involvement on several local and regional environmental organizations and water boards
Collection Number:MS 366
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Dr. Roy Emrick serves on the faculty of the Department of Physics at the University of Arizona. He earned a B.S. in Physics from Cornell University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois. In 1997 he received the College of Science Career Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition for his contributions to teaching. Dr. Emrick was actively involved in environmental and water conservations issues in Arizona. He was a member of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and the Sierra Club. He served on the Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council. He was a member and eventually the chairman for Arizonans for Water Without Waste, and he was elected to serve as a representative to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (1977-1984). Finally, he was active on the Committee on Alignment, Terminus and Storage, a committee of the organization Southern Arizona Water Resources Association The Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council was established in 1967 as a volunteer organization. It served as an advisory board, counseling the Arizona Department of Education on issues of environmental education in public schools. Representatives were appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Emrick was appointed to serve from March 1973 to July 1974. Arizonans for Water Without Waste (also known as Arizonans for Quality Environment) was created in 1967 by Arizonans concerned about the damming of the Grand Canyon. Eventually the scope of the group's environmental concerns expanded to include water, air quality, and wilderness and wildlife issues. The major annual project of the AWWW involved interviewing political candidates at all levels of government to determine the candidates' level of environmental awareness and support. The AWWW rated and endorsed candidates according to their environmental stances. Dr. Emrick served as the last chairman of AWWW in 1983. The Central Arizona Water Conservation District is a state agency created in 1971 by the Arizona State Legislature with representation from Pima, Pinal and Maricopa Counties. Representatives are elected from each county based on county population. The CAWCD is responsible for repayment of reimbursable construction costs of the Central Arizona Project to the federal government. Eventually the CAWCD was designated by the Legislature as the agency to manage the Project. As such CAWCD is concerned with water fees and property taxes for CAP, water allocation, canal operation and maintenance. The District works closely with various interest groups including Native American Tribes, the State Governor, the Arizona Power Authority, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of the Interior and the State Congressional Delegation. Dr. Emrick served as a representative from Pima County for two four-year terms from 1977 through 1984. Southern Arizona Water Resources Association represents the interests and ideas of local individuals to assure stable, long-term, high quality water supplies and effective management for the Tucson basin. SAWRA does this by promoting education, outreach and coalition building. Dr. Emrick served on the Committee on Alignment, Terminus and Storage (CATS), which was specifically concerned with the Tucson Aqueduct, Phase B. The group was opposed to the creation of a reservoir at the base of Cat Mountain southeast of Tucson.


Scope and Content Note

Series One, "Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council," (1973-1974) contains Dr. Emrick's letter of appointment from Superintendent W. P. Shofstall, administrative papers of the AEEAC and meeting minutes from council meetings. Series Two, "Arizonans for Water Without Waste," (1970-1983) contains administrative records including organizational correspondence, AWWW Newsletters, meeting minutes, press releases and public statements. The bulk of this series is candidate interviews on environmental issues. Interviews are of candidates from local city council and mayoral races, county board of supervisor's races, state legislative races, gubernatorial races, state attorney's general races and U.S. congressional races. These papers include candidates' personal responses on AWWW questionnaires and notes taken by AWWW members during candidate interviews. Papers also include AWWW candidate ratings and endorsements. Series Three, "Central Arizona Water Conservation District" (1976-1984), contains administrative papers for the District. These papers are not necessarily organizational in nature, but rather reflect Dr. Emrick's personal involvement with the CAWCD. Therefore the bulk of the material in this series is contained in the Meeting files. These papers include meeting agendas and minutes, financial and budgetary reports, personnel policies and issues, legal and contractual papers, and administrative and legislative papers. Also included are reports, correspondence and other works, which provide background information for the subjects of discussion at the board meetings. As meeting minutes were approved at the subsequent board meeting, minutes are included with the file for the subsequent meeting. Meeting files are arranged by meeting date. Additionally, this series includes campaign materials from Dr. Emrick's campaign and election in 1976, organizational correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes, litigation records, federal and state contracts, scientific studies and reports, papers pertaining to the Tucson Division of CAP, the Parker-Davis Repayment Program, the Orme Dam Alternatives Task Force and the Papago Indian Water Rights Settlement. Series Four, "Maps" (1982) includes several maps outlining the various proposals under consideration for Phase B of the Tucson Aqueduct. Series Five, "Publications" (1978-1984) contains regular publications from various watch groups and organizations including the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Tucson Division, The Central Arizona Project Association, and Western Resources Roundup. (Some copies of these publications are included the CAWCD Meeting files). Series Six, "Reports" (1973-1984) contains various scientific studies and reports prepared to study the Central Arizona Project, its impacts and wider implications. Some were prepared by private individuals and others by organizations including the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Arizona Water Commission and the Arizona Power Authority. Series Seven, " Southern Arizona Water Resources Association" (1982-1983) contains newspaper clippings pertaining to the proposed Cat Mountain Reservoir and Phase B of the Tucson Aqueduct, organizational correspondence and meeting minutes.


Organization

This collection is organized into seven series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council
Arizonans for Water Without Waste
Central Arizona Project (U.S.)
Southern Arizona Water Resources Association

Geographic Name(s)
Central Arizona Water Conservation District
Orme Dam (Ariz.)
Tucson (Ariz.) -- History
Tucson Aqueduct (Ariz.)

Subject(s)
Water conservation -- Arizona
Water conservation -- Citizen participation
Water consumption -- Arizona
Water districts -- Arizona
Water resources development -- Arizona
Water reuse -- Arizona
Water-supply -- Arizona -- Tucson Region


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Roy Emrick papers (MS 366). Special Collections, University of Arizona.


Container List

Series 1: Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council, 1973-1974
boxfolder
11 Arizona Environmental Education Advisory Council, March 7, 1973- March, 1974
Series II: Arizonans for Water Without Waste, 1970-1983
boxfolder
12 AWWW: Administration, October 22, 1970-October 2, 1978
13 AWWW: Correspondence (Incoming), May 5, 1972-August 30, 1983
14 AWWW: Correspondence (Outgoing), May 22, 1970-July 22, 1982
15 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Tucson City Council Elections, 1973
16 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Tucson Mayoral and City Council Elections, 1975
17 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Pima County Board of Supervisors Election, 1976
18 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Tucson City Council Elections, 1977
19 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Arizona State Legislature Elections, 1978
110 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Tucson City Council Elections, 1979
111 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Pima County Board of Supervisors Election, U.S. Congressional Elections (1 of 2), 1980
112 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Arizona State Legislature Elections (2 of 2), 1980
113 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - U.S. Congressional Elections, Arizona Gubernatorial Elections, Arizona Attorney General Election, Arizona Corporate Commission Election (1 of 4), 1982
114 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Arizona State Legislature Elections, Candidates A-E (2 of 4), 1982
115 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Arizona State Legislature Elections, Candidates F-K (3 of 4), 1982
116 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Arizona State Legislature Elections, Candidates L-R (4 of 4), 1982
117 AWWW: Candidate Interviews - Tucson Mayoral and City Council Elections, 1983
118 AWWW: Newsletters, August 1976-November 1982
119 AWWW: Minutes of Meetings, February 26, 1973-February 14, 1980
120 AWWW: Newspaper Clippings , 1973-1983
121 AWWW: Press Releases and Public Statements , September 4, 1973-August 24, 1983
boxfolder
,
Series III: Central Arizona Water Conservation District, 1976-1984
boxfolder
122 CAWCD: Administration, February 7, 1977-July 13, 1984
123 CAWCD: Campaign Materials, 1976
124 CAWCD: CAP/Dam Boondogles, August 29, 1977-August 25, 1982
125 CAWCD: Central Arizona Project Master Contract, December 15, 1972
126 CAWCD: Colorado River Comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement, September 14, 1977-December 7, 1977
127 CAWCD: Correspondence (Incoming) , December, 1977-November, 1983
128 CAWCD: Correspondence (Internal), November 16, 1977-October 25, 1983
129 CAWCD: Groundwater Commission , October, 1977-November 3, 1977
130 CAWCD: Litigation - Gila River Indian Community vs. CAWCD et. al., January 4, 1977-March 11, 1977
131 CAWCD: Litigation - Irrigation District Resolutions, March 16, 1977-March 22, 1977
132 CAWCD: Litigation - Validation of the CAP Master Contract, June 18, 1977-August 12, 1977
133 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, December 16, 1976
134 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 3, 1977
135 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, March 3, 1977
136 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, April 7, 1977
137 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, June 2, 1977
138 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, September 8, 1977
139 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, November 3, 1977
140 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, December 1, 1977
boxfolder
21 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, March 17, 1978
22 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, June 1, 1978
23 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, September 14, 1978
24 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 18, 1979
25 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, May 3, 1979
26 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, July 19, 1979
27 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, October 4, 1979
28 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, November 1, 1979
29 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 24, 1980
210 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, April 29, 1980
211 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, June 5, 1980
212 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, November 6, 1980
213 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 8, 1981
214 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, March 5, 1981
215 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors,
216 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, July 10, 1981
217 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, (Information Session) (1 of 2) , September 18 & 19, 1981
218 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors (Information Session) (2 of 2), September 18 & 19, 1981
219 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, October 5, 1981
220 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 7, 1982
221 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, February 9, 1982
222 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, March 4, 1982
223 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, April 12, 1982
224 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, May 6, 1982
225 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors. , June 17, 1982
226 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, September 2, 1982
227 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, October 7, 1982
228 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, November 4, 1982
229 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, December 2, 1982
230 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 6, 1983
boxfolder
31 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors (Information Session), March 4 & 5, 1983
32 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, March 5, 1983
33 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors (Joint meeting with the Arizona Power Authority), March 28, 1983
34 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, May 12, 1983
35 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, July 7, 1983
36 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, September 1, 1983
37 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, November 3, 1983
38 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, December 1, 1983
39 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, January 5, 1984
310 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors (Information Session), March 1 & 2, 1984
311 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, March 2, 1984
312 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, May 3, 1984
313 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, July 5, 1984
314 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, September 6, 1984
315 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, October 4, 1984
316 CAWCD: Meeting - Board of Directors, December 6, 1984
317 CAWCD: Newspaper Clippings, March 12, 1977-December 18, 1983
318 CAWCD: Orme Dam Alternatives, October 25, 1977-October 12, 1981
319 CAWCD: Orme Dam Alternatives Interagency Task Force Final Report, May 5, 1978
320 CAWCD: Papago Indian Water Rights Settlement, August 3, 1981-September 22, 1982
321 CAWCD: Parker-Davis Repayment, June 15, 1977-March 17, 1978
322 CAWCD: Tucson Aqueduct Phase B, November 1981-April 22, 1983
323 CAWCD: Tucson Division Central Arizona Project, March 28, 1978-May 8, 1981
324 CAWCD: The White House Statement on Water Projects, April 18, 1977
Series IV: Maps, 1982
boxfolder
325 Maps , 1982
Series V: Publications, 1978-1984
boxfolder
326 Publications: Department of the Interior News Releases, September 4, 1981-December 5, 1981
327 Publications: Information Paper: Central Arizona Project, Bureau of Reclamation, October 1978-November 1979
328 Publications: Re:CAP Central Arizona Project Tucson Division, November 1978-May 1983
329 Publications: Watergram, Central Arizona Project Association, July 1981-March 1982
330 Publications: Western Resources Roundup, June 11, 1981-December 13, 1984
331 Publications: Miscellaneous Groups, May 1974-March 29, 1982
Series VI: Reports, 1973-1984
boxfolder
41 Reports: Arizona Power Authority Legislation Enacted by Arizona Legislature, 1983
42 Reports: Arizona Water Resources Management Act of 1977 by Robert Emmet Clark, University of Arizona, College of Law, 1977
43 Reports: The Central Arizona Project by Howard A. Brown, Congressional Research Service, April 20, 1976
44 Reports: Central Arizona Project: An Independent Critique by Citizens Ad Hoc Committee on the Central Arizona Project, July 18, 1973
45 Reports: Public Workshops Participants' Workbook, Central Arizona Water Control Study, April-May 1980
46 Reports: Public Forums Factbook, Central Arizona Water Control Study, November-December 1980
47 Reports: Summary Factbook, Central Arizona Water Control Study, October 1981
48 Reports: Hoover Power Marketing Public Information Forum, Arizona Power Authority, September 14, 1984
49 Reports: Preliminary Central Arizona Project Alternatives for Eastern Pima County Regional Water Resources Study: CAP Tucson Division, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Arizona Projects Office (Draft and Final Report), May 1979-August 1979
410 Reports: Projected Water Uses, Supplies and Groundwater Conditions in Selected Basins in Arizona: A Baseline Conditions Report to the Groundwater Management Study Commission, Arizona Water Commission, April, 1978
411 Reports: Water Policy Implementation Final Report on Phase I, Department of the Interior, June 6, 1980
Series VII: Southern Arizona Water Resources Association, 1973-1984
boxfolder
412 SAWRA: Clippings (Cat Mountain), November 26, 1982-January 12, 1983
413 SAWRA: Correspondence (Incoming), October 29, 1982-May 13, 1983
414 SAWRA: Correspondence (Outgoing), April 29, 1983
415 SAWRA: Minutes of Meetings, September 24, 1982-February 2, 1983