Dr. Cyril Walker Lauritzen was born in Holladay, Utah. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Utah State University and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Soil Physics. He later returned to Utah where through his work as a Soil Physicist he gained an international reputation, particularly for his methods of conserving irrigation water.
The papers are, for the most part, arranged in the original order. The arrangement is chronological by either the earliest or only dated item in the file. An oversized manuscript, personal award, and certificate along with the graveside service for Dr. Lauritzen are placed at the end of the collection in a legal-size box.
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C. W. Lauritzen papers, 1941-1968. (COLL MSS 24). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
|1||1||Soil Volume Changes and Accompanying Moisture and Pore Space Relationships||June 1941.|
|1||2||Forage Plant Breeding and Improvement Investigations, Benmore, Utah||July 1941.|
|1||3||Active and Proposed Research Concerning Water Control and Conservation Problems in Bonneville and Colorado River Basins,||1941 - 1943.|
|1||4||Canal Lining - Richfield, Utah||January 1942.|
|1||5||Size Distribution of Precipitation Data for Utah||April 1942.|
|1||6||The Moisture Equivalent as Related to the Structure of Houston Black Clay||August 1942.|
|2||7||Northern Utah Erosion Studies: Reports and Correspondence||March 1943.|
|2||8||Article on Irrigation for 1943 - 1947 Agricultural Yearbook||1943.|
|2||9||Report of Paradise Irrigation and Reservoir Company Canal Studies||June 1944.|
|2||10||Erosion Studies: Northern Utah Dry Land Wheat Area Data||June 1944.|
|2||11||Erosion Studies: Erosion Control in Northern Utah||July 1945|
|2||12||Erosion as a Function of the Size of the Stream and the Slope of the Eroding Surface||August 1945|
|2||13||Annual Report - Fiscal Year||1945.|
|2||14||Apparent Specific Volume and Shrinkage Characteristics of Soil Materials||1947|
|3||15||Earth Linings for Irrigation Canals and Reservoirs||1948|
|3||16||Seepage Meters for Measuring Losses From Irrigation Canals,||March 1952|
|3||17||Comments Relative to Article "Laboratory Tests on Canal Lining."||July 1952|
|3||18||Summary Report of Investigations Conducted in Cooperation with Enjay Company, Incorporated||1967|
|3||19||Items Concerning World Health Organization, presentation made by Dr. Lauritzen||1968|
|4||20||Seepage Losses in Relation to Land Forms and the Occurence of Earth Materials Suitable for Lining Canals and Reservoirs|
|4||21||Twenty-Five Year Service Award from Utah State University|
|4||22||Certificate from American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|4||23||Graveside Service for Dr. Cyril Walker Lauritzen|