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Arizona Water Resources Committee Collection, 1955-1992

MS 430

Creator: Arizona Water Resources Committee
Title: Arizona Water Resources Committee Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1992
Quantity: 2 linear feet
Abstract:Papers, 1955-1992, bulk 1960-1990. This collection is comprised of the papers of Arizona Water Resources Committee (AWRC). Items include business and research files. The bulk of the material consists of business records including meeting agenda/notices and minutes, correspondence, plans, reports and publications, relating to various projects and programs from AWRC.
Identification: MS 430
Language: English
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

Biographical Note

The Arizona Water Resources Committee (AWRC), was a political interest group that had significant impact upon the formulation and implementation of water policy and water research programs in Arizona from 1956 (the year is was created) through the mid 1990’s. The committee sought to increase the water yield from Arizona's watersheds through vegetative manipulation and modification. It was the principal sponsor and supporter of the Arizona Watershed Program, a network of research, action, and public relations and information projects designed to achieve the goal of increased water supplies for the state.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1955-1992, bulk 1960-1990. This collection is comprised of the papers of Arizona Water Resources Committee (AWRC). Arizona Water Resources Committee (AWRC) Collection has been divided into two series: Organization and Research. The materials related to, created or published by AWRC or members of committee are arranged in the series of the Organization. The materials obtained by AWRC for the purposes of research are arranged in the series of the Research.

The Organization series includes; business correspondence of the AWRC, meeting agendas/notices and meeting minutes, field trip information and related photographs and committee financial information. As well as AWRC directory/roster of members, publications and reports published by the committee. There is also information on the annual symposium sponsored by the committee.

The Research series contains research related materials, not published by the committee, including; the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the plans for the opening celebration ceremony, water legislation, water related newspaper articles and newsletters, planning proposals and prospectus.


This Collections is organized into 2 series.
Series I: Organization 1955-1992
Series II: Research 1955-1992


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

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.

Controlled Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
Central Arizona Project
Arizona Water Resource Committee

Water conservation
Water quality management--Arziona
Water resources development--Arizona--History
Water resources development--Law and legislation--Arizona
Water rights
Water--Law and legislation--Arizona

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arizona Water Resources Committee Collection (MS 430). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series 1: Organization 1956-1992
This series is arranged alphabetically. It contains business correspondence of Arizona Water Resources Committee, meeting agenda/notice and meeting minutes, field trip information and related photographs, committee’s financial information, history, roster, report and symposium.
11 Organization: Correspondence , 1956-1969
12 Organization: Correspondence , 1970-1977
13 Organization: Correspondence , 1978-1982
14 Organization: Correspondence , 1983-1989
15 Organization: Correspondence , 1990
16 Organization: Correspondence , 1991-1992
17 Organization: Field trip , 1970-1990
18 Organization: Financial. , 1963-1991
19 Organization: AWRC history , 1963-1991
110 Organization: AWRC history – Hanna J. Cortner Report , 1977
111 Organization: Meeting agenda/notice and minutes. , 1957-1980
112 Organization: Meeting agenda/notice and minutes. , 1981-1982
113 Organization: Meeting agenda/notice and minutes , 1984-1986
114 Organization: Meeting agenda/notice and minutes , 1987-1991
115 Organization: Roster , 1959-1992
21 Organization: Symposium , 1959-1983
22 Organization: Symposium , 1984-1992
Series II: Research, 1955-1992
This series is arranged alphabetically by folders’ name. It contains research related materials including Central Arizona Project (CAP) and its celebration ceremony stuff, legislation, newspaper articles and newsletters, planning, proposal and prospectus, presentation, program, project, published papers and reports.
23 Research: Central Arizona Project (CAP) , 1983-1986
24 Research: Central Arizona Project (CAP) celebration ceremony , 1985
25 Research: Legislation, 1956-1990
26 Research: Newspaper articles and newsletters. , 1956-1991
27 Research: Planning, proposal, prospectus , 1971-1991
28 Research: Presentation , 1956-1987
29 Research: Program, projects , 1956-1992
210 Research: Published papers , 1955-1992
211 Research: Report , 1956-1974
212 Research: Report , 1975-1977
213 Research: Report , 1978-1992