National Hells Canyon Association. Washington, D.C. Office records, 1953-1958  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National Hells Canyon Association
Title
National Hells Canyon Association. Washington, D.C. Office records
Dates
1953-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
31.5 linear feet, (39 containers)  :  27 manuscript boxes and 12 record storage boxes
Collection Number
Bx 042
Summary
The National Hells Canyon Association was composed of farm, labor, public power, and consumer groups who lobbied for construction of Federal, high, multipurpose dams on the Snake River. The collection includes correspondence, reports, and publications.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. For more information, please submit a Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The National Hells Canyon Association was formed at a meeting on May 23, 1953, attended by representatives of farm, labor, public power and consumer groups, and was incorporated June 22, 1953 at Boise, Idaho. Its purpose was to lobby for construction of Federal, high, multipurpose dams on the Snake River, as opposed to privately constructed, low, single-purpose dams. In June 1959, the Association changed its name to River Resources Association of the Pacific Northwest.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, reports and publications.

The Hells Canyon Association records include Hells Canyon legislative history, correspondence, releases, clippings, output charts, phosphate information and reports.

The largest part of the collection consists of the files on the Idaho Power Case that include legal files, correspondence, finances, transcripts, and witness files.

Also included in the collection are "Power" files that contain information on other public energy constructions and energy policy, such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, Department of Interior power policy, the "main control plan and the Army", Bonneville, Cougar Dam, and clippings from 1953-1957. There are also files and publications on Federal Power Commission hearings, 1955-1956.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National Hells Canyon Association. Washington, D.C. Office records, Bx 042, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dams--Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)
  • Hydroelectric power plants--Idaho
  • Hydroelectric power plants--Oregon
  • Hydroelectric power plants--United States

Corporate Names

  • United States. Federal Power Commission

Geographical Names

  • Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)--Power utilization

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Legislative records
  • Reports