Palmer DeLong papers, 1950-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
DeLong, Palmer
Title
Palmer DeLong papers
Dates
1950-1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 boxes, (2.75 linear feet), (252 digital files), (979.91 KB)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 519
Summary
This collection contains reports from land and resource projects from Central Utah and Wyoming in the 1950s through the 1970s. It is comprised of a physical and a digital collection.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Palmer DeLong was born March 16, 1918 in Ogden, Utah. He graduated in 1941 from Utah State Agricultural College with a degree in Civil Engineering and remained an active supporter of the College of Engineering. Following graduation, he joined the United States Bureau of Reclamation where he worked for 38 years, directing water maintenance projects and operations. Among his most significant professional roles was his service as the project manager of the Central Utah Water Project. DeLong died October 2010 in Orem, Utah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists primarily of reports for the United States Bureau of Reclamation and other government agencies on water and land resource projects in Central Utah and Wyoming with which DeLong was involved through the 1950s and the 1970s. The collection is divided between a physical collection, housed in the Merrill Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives, and a digital collection accessible through the online finding aid at the library’s digital collections page. The digital material is scanned from original documents retained by the donor.

The physical half of this collection contains reports and plans regarding water resource projects, such as the Central Utah Project, that Palmer DeLong was involved with throughout his career.

The digital collection is divided into three series. Series I, “Central Utah Project” contains reports and journals that belonged to DeLong during his involvement with the Central Utah Project in the 1960s and 1970s. The two “Talks Binders” (title given by creator) contain a variety of materials relating to the Central Utah project including reports, photographs, speaking notes, and correspondence. The Central Utah Project progress reports and meeting talks contain detailed construction information about the process of constructing various dams, tunnels, and aqueducts. These items are divided into distinct files but remain in the original order as they appeared in the binder.

Series II, of the digital collection, called “Scrapbook,” contains correspondence relating to Palmer DeLong’s employment with the Bureau of Reclamation in Wyoming. This section also contains three journals written by Palmer DeLong between 1963 and 1965 in which he describes his duties and daily activities as the Project Manager of the Central Utah Project. Additional materials include letters, reports, and newspaper clippings relating to Palmer DeLong’s work with the Bureau of Reclamation and, more specifically, the Central Utah Project. They are divided into subsections based on year and the stage of the project. Each subsection title within the “Scrapbooks” specifies what project the materials in that section are focused on, as well as DeLong’s position in the project. The material was kept in original order.

Finally, Series III of the digital collection is the “Photographs and Ephemera” section which contains photographs collected by DeLong during his work with the Bureau of Reclamation. This section also has photographs from Palmer DeLong’s college days at the Utah State Agricultural College.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Palmer DeLong papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Palmer DeLong papers USU_COLL MSS 519, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 519, USUSCA.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Digital CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Series I: Central Utah Project
Project Manager Journals and Water Distribution Map
1962
1963
1964
1965
1975
1975 November 21
1976 December
Talks Binder 1
1968
1968 July
1966 March
1972
1968
1972
1971-1973
1971 Decenber 17
1971 September 8
1971 July 30
1971 May 1
1971 April 9
1971 February 17
1970 December 12
1970 September 25
1970 September 23
1970 May 1
1970 April 6
1970 February 20
1969 October 14
1969 October 9
1969 May 20
1969 April 7
1969 March 25
1969 February 19
1969 January 10
1969 January 6
1968 November 14
1968 November
1968 Novermber 1
1968 April1
1967 Auguts 8
1967 July 31
1967 July 27
1967 July 7
1966 December 7
1966 November 14
1966 October 12
1966 Auguts 18
1966 January 20
1965
1964 November 9
1964 August 21
Talks Binder 2
1972-1973
1971 March 8
1973 February 21
1973 January 22
1973 January 8
1972 August 31
1972 May 11
1972 April 25
1972 April 18
1972 April 14
1972 March 17
1972 February 25
1972 February 16
Series II: Scrapbooks
Bureau of Reclamation- Wyoming, Colorado, Utah: Early Employment to Assistant Regional Director
1941-1962
1941 August
1941 December
1942 July
1942 August
1943-1944
1944-1945
1946 February
1946 December
1949-1957
1950, 1955
1956 September
1950-1959
1956 September
1956-1958
1958-1959
1959-1960
1960 November
1961 March
1961-1969
1950-1969
1962 October
1961-1962
1973
1961-1969
1963
1963 February
1963 February 7
1963 February
1963 February
1963 February
1963 May
1963 May 7
1963 April
1963 May
1963 July
1960-1969
1963-10
1963 November
1963 November
1963 November
1964 February
1964 February
1964 February
1964 February
1964 February
1964 March
1964 March
1964 March
1964 November
1964 November
1964 May
1965-03-11
1964 December
1965 November
1965 February
1965 February
1965 March
1965 March
>1965 June
1965 August
1965 November
1965 November
1967-1968
1960-1969
1965 December
1966-1967
1966 December 1
1966 February
1966 March 1
1966-1967
1966 April
1966
1966 April
1967
1966 November
1967 February
1967 May
1967 May
1967 May
Bureau of Reclamation- Central Utah Project: Starvation Point- Project Manager-Retirement
1968 March
1968 March 12
1968 March
Undated
1968 May 10
1968 August 2
Undated
1968 May
1968 July 18
1967 May 31
1968 September 12
Undated
1969 November 20
1969 January 12
1969 January
1969 January
1965 February
1969 February
1969 March
1969 March
1969 March
1969 March
1969 May
1969 August
Undated
1969 November 11
1969 November
1969 February
1970 March
1970 May 19
1970 March
1970 March
1970 May
1970 October
1971 February
1970 February
1963, 1971
1963, 1971
1971 May
1971-1972
1971-1972
1972 February
1972 July
1972
1972 June
1972 November
1972 November
1972 November
1972 November
1972 September
1972 September 23
1972 October
1972
1972 November
1972 November
1973 February
Undated
1973 May
1973 May
1973-1976
News Clips about Central Utah Project- Assistant Regional director for the Upper Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation
1973-1975
1973
1973-1975
1973 June
1973 June
1973 July 23
1973 July
1973 November
1973 October
1973 November
1973 November
1974 January
1974 January
1974 April
1974 May
1974 July
1974 July
1972 November
circa 1970
1972-1976
1977 March
1977
1990
1958, 1968
Series III: Photographs and Ephemera
Bureau of Reclamation
Undated
Undated
Undated
1973
1974 July
Undated
1954 November 9
1945 June 1
Undated
1956, 1963
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
1960
1960
Undated
1946
Utah State University
Undated
1941
circa 1941
1950
circa 1940-1949
1940-1949
1940-1949
1941

Physical CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Wyoming Projects
Box Folder
1 1
Eden Project Wyoming- Definite Plan Report
1953 May
1 2
Eden Project Wyoming- Definite Plan Report
1954 November
1 3
Reclamation in the Upper Green River Basin of Wyoming
1955-1959
1 4
Seedskadee Project Wyoming- A Supplement to the Colorado River Storage Project Report
1950
1 5
Seedskadee Project Wyoming- Preliminary Plan Formulation Appendix
1957 May
1 6
Seedskadee Project Wyoming- Definite Plan Report
1959
2 1
Lyman Project Wyoming- Definite Plan Report
1962 November
Utah Projects
Box Folder
2 2
Report on Problems of the Eden, Seedskadee, Savery-Pot Hook, Lyman, and other Reclamation Projects in Wyoming
1963
2 3
Vernal Unit Contract
1958-1968
2 4
Duchesne River Land and Water Resource Review
1962 April
3 1
Duchesne River Land and Water Resource Review
1962 April
3 2
Central Utah Project and What it Means to the Duchesne River Area
c irca 1960-1969
3 3
Central Utah Project- Utah Water Distribution- Bonneville Basin Area Diagram
1961 September
3 4
Central Utah Project Initial Phase- Bonneville Unit
1961 September
3 5
Central Utah Project Initial Phase- Bonneville Unit: Appendix G
1964 August
3 6
Central Utah Project Initial Phase- Bonneville Unit: Appendix H
1964 August
3 7
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Flow Accretions of Uinta Basin Streams Intercepted by Strawberry Aqueduct
1975 March
4 1
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Bibliography Final Environmental Statement
c.1972
4 2
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Correspondence Related to the Environment
1970
4 3
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Current Construction Schedule
1973 August
4 4
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: E.L. Decker Memos
1973
4 5
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Duchesne County Resolutions
1973 October
4 6
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Environmental Benefit-Cost Ratio
Undated
4 7
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Environmental Study Needs
1973 November
4 8
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Economic Impacts of Injunction
1974 March
4 9
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Environmental Statement Dates and Costs
1974
4 10
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Final Environmental Statement Comments and Responses
1973
4 11
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: High Uintah Primitive Area
1972
4 12
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Primary, Secondary, Cumulative
1973
4 13
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Indian Deferral Agreement and Memos
1973
4 14
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Miscellaneous Data
1973
4 15
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: News Releases
1973 November
4 16
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Public Law (NEPA) Guidelines
1970-1979
4 17
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Program Decision Option Documents and Related Memos
1973
4 18
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Principles and Standards for Implementing Multiple Objective Water Projects
1972-1974
4 19
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Program Schedules
1973
4 20
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Restoration Program
1973
4 21
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: State of Utah Letters and Resolutions
1973
4 22
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Summary of Alternatives
c.1973
4 23
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Responses to Commissioner Question
1973
4 24
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Utah's Share of Colorado River Water
1973
4 25
Central Utah Project- Bonneville Unit: Weber Basin Project Water Use Projection
1974
5 1
Central Utah Project- Ultimate Phase: Inventory of Data
1965
5 2
Upalco Unit- Central Utah Project- Definite Plan Report: Appendix A
1968 February
5 3
Upalco Unit- Central Utah Project- Definite Plan Report: Appendix C
1968 February
5 4
Upalco Unit- Central Utah Project- Definite Plan Report: Appendix C
1968 February
5 5
Upalco Unit- Central Utah Project- Definite Plan Report: Appendix D
1968 February
6 1
Upalco Unit- Central Utah Project- Definite Plan Report: Appendix D
1968 February
6 2
Report on the Ute Indian Unit of the Central Utah Project
1968 February
6 3
Deer Creek Dam- Provo River Project
1966 September
6 4
Deer Creek Dam- Provo River Project
1966 October
6 5
A Research Program for Rapid Underground Construction
1971 August

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