Sinclair O. Harper papers, 1852-1966 (bulk 1908-1950)

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Harper, Sinclair O.
Title
Sinclair O. Harper papers
Dates
1852-1966 (bulk 1908-1950) (inclusive)
Quantity
64.21 cubic ft. (140 boxes)
Collection Number
02089
Summary
Contains materials relating to the career of Sinclair O. Harper, Chief Engineer of the United States Bureau of Reclamation and consulting engineer.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
The creation of the EAD-version of this finding aid has been made possible through a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sinclair O. Harper (1883-1966) spent 37 years with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and more with Kaiser Engineers as a consultant in water resource development as a civil and irrigation engineer. After graduating from the University of California in 1907 with a bachelor of science in civil engineering, Harper worked on the Uncompahgre Project in Colorado as a junior engineer. In 1908 he was promoted to assistant engineer on the Grand Valley Project, and managed the project for eight years. In 1925 he became general superintendent of construction in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Denver Office, then assistant chief engineer in 1930, and chief engineer in 1940. From 1935 to 1939 Harper also served as chairman and U.S. representative on the Rio Grande Compact Commission. In 1940 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Colorado. Harper retired to Oakland in 1945 to become a consultant at Kaiser Engineers, working on projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and abroad in India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Ghana, and Egypt, as well as other countries.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains correspondence, official Bureau of Reclamation communications, notes, printed materials, subject files on water reclamation and reclamation projects, reports, specifications, maps, blueprints, ephemera, and photographs of various projects.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Sinclair O. Harper at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Genevieve Harper (wife) and Dr. John C. Harper (son) in 1966.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Kathryn Brooks in July 2011.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. ProjectsReturn to Top

This series contains materials generated by Harper while working on projects for the Bureau of Reclamation and as a consulting engineer in the U.S. and internationally.

Container(s) Description Dates
Sub-series 1. Domestic
Contains materials related to projects Harper worked on with the Bureau of Reclamation and as a consulting engineer in the domestic United States.
Box
23
All-American Canal Project
1920-1943, 1953
23
American Falls Reservoir Project
1925 July 20
23
Arizona-California contracts
1948-1958
129
Big Bend Reservoir documentation
1957-1959
139
Black Canyon, Colorado River - photo
undated
11
Blue-South Platte Project
1948 June
139
Boulder Dam & Power plant illustrations
1942
139
Bridge Canyon Dam & Power Plant illustrations
1942
139
Central Valley Project diorama
undated
11
Central Valley Project
1935-1956
12
Central Valley Project
1936-1957
13
Cherry Creek Dam Project
1949 April
13
Colorado - Big Thompson Project
1932-1958
13
Colorado River Aqueduct
1930-1962
14
Colorado River Basin - Bridge Canyon
1941-1944
14
Colorado River Basin
1922-1963
15
Colorado River Basin
1923-1958
14
Colorado River Compact
undated
14
Colorado River Project - Boulder Canyon Project
1928-1944
15
Colorado River Project - Boulder Canyon Project
1922-1944
14
Colorado River Project - Boulder Dam
1934-1938
15
Colorado River Project - Boulder Dam
1928-1942
16
Colorado River Project - Boulder/Hoover Dam
1929-1955
16
Colorado River Project - Colorado-Verde Project
1942
16
Colorado River Project - Imperial Valley Project
1917, 1950
16
Colorado River Project - Lake Mead
1940
17
Columbia River Basin Project - Bonneville Dam
circa 1933-1937
17
Columbia River Basin Project - Grand Coulee Dam
1934-1950
71
Columbia River Basin Project
1925-1943
17
Columbia River Basin
1936-1950
13
Conchas Dam Project - New Mexico
1937, 1939
139
Dam model photo (unlabeled)
undated
19
Davis Dam Project
1941-1950
139
Davis Dam spillway & outlets illustration
1942 May 15
19
Delhi Project - California
circa 1925
19
Elephant Butte Dam
undated
19
Elk River Bridge
1906
19
Fort Peck Dam
1938-1944
139
Fort Randall Reservoir documentation
1948
127
Garrison Dam & Reservoir documentation
1946-1952
128
Garrison Dam & Reservoir documentation
1947-1953
129
Garrison Dam & Reservoir documentation
1947-1964
138
Garrison Dam & Reservoir documentation
1952
139
Garrison Dam & Reservoir documentation
1953
140
Garrison Dam & Reservoir documentation
1947-1952
127
Gavins Point Reservoir - Design Memorandum MG-36 Spillway
1952 December
126
Gavins Point Reservoir - Specifications
1952 December
138
Gavins Point Reservoir general drawings
1952 December
19
Glen Canyon Dam
1942-1961
139
Grand Coulee Dam Vista House illustration
undated
20
Grand Valley Project
1908-1950
21
Grand Valley Project
1908-1925
21
Green Mountain Dam
undated
22
Gunnison Tunnel
1905 June 16
22
Hanford Project
1944 April 21
138
Harlan County Dam - Plans for Completion of Earth & Concrete Dam
1947 December
130
Harlan County Dam and Reservoir - Agenda & minutes of consultants meeting
1949 November 17-18
22
Harlan County Dam and Reservoir
1945-1950
22
Harvey Gap Reservoir
1911-1925
22
Hetch Hetchy Project
undated
22
Humboldt Project
1944 February 5
22
Huntley Project
1925 November 25
23
Idaho-Minidoka Project
1935, 1941
71
Index to California Exhibits, Vol. X
undated
23
John Martin Reservoir Project
1940 October 1
23
King Hill Project
1926-1936
23
Kings River Project
1939-1943
23
Klamath Project
1926-1927
23
Laramie River Project
undated
23
Madden Dam
1931-1932
13
Map of Colorado - Present & Potential Reclamation development
undated
138
Map of the Oil Shale Area - Garfield, Rio Blanco, & Mesa Counties of Colorado
1955
23
McKay Dam
1925 July 23
23
Milk River Project
1925 November 19
138
Misc. photo - construction
undated
139
Misc. photos - dams & related
undated
24
Missouri River Basin - Big Bend & Oahe Dams
1957-1960
25
Missouri River Basin - Conservation, Control, and Use of Water Resources…
1944
24
Missouri River Basin - Ft. Randall Reservoir
1946-1950, 1960
26
Missouri River Basin - Garrison Dam & Reservoir
1953, 1961
24
Missouri River Basin - Garrison Dam
1945-1953
26
Missouri River Basin - Gavins Point
1948-1953
25
Missouri River Basin - Oahe Dam & Reservoir
circa 1955-1959
26
Missouri River Basin - Oahe Dam & Reservoir
1948-1960
24
Missouri River Basin
1943-1961
25
Missouri River Basin
1939-1949
25
Missouri Valley Authority
1945-1949
25
Modesto Legislation District - California
1913
25
Moffat Tunnel
1923-1940
139
Monterey Harbor, California topography map
1852
25
Moon Lake Dam
circa 1930s
139
Mount Shasta valley photos & articles
1949, 1955
27
North Platte Project
1925-1948
126
Oahe Dam & Reservoir documentation
1946-1948
27
Orland Project
1926-1927
27
Owyhee Project
1932 March 5
27
Parker Dam
1934-1941
27
Pecos River Basin
1942 June
135
Photographs - Dams - Altus
undated
135
Photographs - Dams - Anderson Ranch
undated
135
Photographs - Dams - Avalon
circa 1907
135
Photographs - Dams - Black Canyon, Colorado River
undated
135
Photographs - Dams - Boulder (Hoover) - scrapbook
1930 July
135
Photographs - Dams - Boulder (Hoover)
1931-1933, undated
135
Photographs - Dams - Bridge Canyon
1942
135
Photographs - Dams - Friant
1941
135
Photographs - Dams - Grand Coulee
1936, undated
135
Photographs - Dams - Keswick
1942 April 1
135
Photographs - Dams - Santee
1948 May, undated
135
Photographs - Dams - Shasta
circa 1938-1948
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Big Thompson Tunnel
undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Columbia River Basin
1956, undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Denver Laboratories
1940 July
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Grand Valley - Colorado River Siphon
1923
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Grand Valley - Grand River Dam
1915, undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Grand Valley - Orchard Mesa
1923-1925, undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Grand Valley - Uncompahgre
undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Grand Valley
1912-1913, undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Jerry Creek
1913
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Kennett Division
1939 November 15
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Missouri River Basin
undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Palisade & Mesa County Irrigation District
circa 1909-1910
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Rio Grande
1912, 1937
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Stubb Price Pumping (Utah)
undated
139
Pit River Canyon Bridge photo & info
undated
134
Proceedings of the Meeting of the Colorado River Basin States
1938
132
Proceedings of the Meeting of the Committees of Fourteen & Sixteen of the Seven States of the Colorado River Basin & the Power Allottees
1942-1943
134
Report of East Canyon Water Study Committee
1949 December
132
Rio Grande Compact Conference/Commission documentation
1928-1939
27
Rio Grande Project
1925-1956
28
Salt Lake Basin Project
1930s
28
Salt River Project
1920, 1957
28
San Luis Valley Project
1940, 1957
28
Santee-Cooper Project
1940-1946
139
Shasta Dam contractors model photo
undated
139
Shasta Dam right abutment illustration
1943 April
28
Shoshone Project
1924, 1943
14
Specifications No. 519 - Hoover Dam, Power Plant and Appurtenant Works
1930
18
Specifications No. 570 - Grand Coulee Dam and Power Plant
1934
28
Sun River Project
1925 November 19
30
Tennessee Valley Authority
circa 1928-1949
30
Umatilla Project
1925-1926
30
Uncompahgre Project
circa 1907-1930
30
Upper American River Project
1958 January 18
30
Vallecito Dam
undated
30
Verde Project
1934 September 6
30
Wheeler Dam
1938 May 7
30
Yakima Project
1931-1943
30
Yuma Project
1925, 1949
Sub-series 2. International
Contains materials generated and used by Harper as a consultant in engineering projects abroad.
Box
30
Akosombo Power Division - West Africa
1963 October
10
Aswan Dam - Egypt
1945-1947
57
Brakra Dam - India
1945
71
China - projects
1945, 1954
28
Damodar Valley Corporation - India
1948-1960
139
Damodar Valley Corporation Maithon Undersluice Service Gate General Plan - India
circa 1953 January
18
Dokan Dam - Iraq
1952-1953, 1955
57
First Report of the Iron & Steel (Major) Panel - Government of India
1948
22
Hirakud Dam Project - India
1951 November
57
India & Afghanistan projects
1945-1953
23
Litani River Project - Karaoun Dam - Lebanon
1953
135
Photographs - Dams - Damodar Valley - Panchet Hill Project
1955 January
135
Photographs - Dams - Madden
undated
136
Photographs - Reclamation projects - Afghanistan & India
1945 September
57
Presidential Address of Shri B. P. Kapadia at the Third All India Conference of Building & Civil Engineering Contractors
1956 February 25
139
Proposed General Plan of Irrigation & Hydroelectric Development in Palestine illustration
1943 December 18
57
Quinquennial Report - Government of India - Ministry of Works, Mines, & Powers
1945 April - 1950 March
57
Ramapadasagar Dam - India
1947
57
Ramapadasagar Reservoir Project Goavari River - India
1946-1947
19
Report No. 1003 - Site Investigation of Dokan Gorge Dam Project in Iraq
1952 July
57
Report of the American Technical Mission to India
1942 August
29
Rhodia-Damodar Valley Project - India
circa 1947-1957
134
Volta River Project - Ghana
1963-1964
71
Water Resources Development - Lebanon - Interim Report on Karaoun Damsite, Bisri Tunnel & Bisri Damsite, Vol. I
1953 June
30
Yangtze Gorge Dam - China
1946

Series II. Bureau of Reclamation workReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Sub-series 1. Reports
Contains reports on Bureau of Reclamation projects, some with Harper contributing.
Box
60
Alternate Plans & Estimates for Grand Coulee Dam
1934 March 8
133
Annual Report of River Control Work & Investigations - Lower Colorado River Basin
1946
60
Cement Content for the Mass Concrete in Grand Coulee Dam
1937 April 7
68
Cracks Observed in Dams
1930 July 8
67
Design of Cross Section, Gravity Analyses, & Twist Studies for Norris Dam
1933 November 11
133
Eighth Annual Report on Retrogression Observations, Salinity Studies, & Suspended Load Investigations - Colorado River Basin
1943 July 1
55
Erosion of concrete by clear water flowing at high velocities in open concrete channels & on concrete surfaces, Hoover Dam Research, Boulder Canyon Project
1931 October 5
68
Erosion of concrete by clear water flowing at high velocity in closed concrete conduits, Hoover Dam Research, Boulder Canyon Project
1931 October 3
130
Existing Rock-Fill Weirs on Pervious Foundations
1935 November 12
130
Field Methods for Pressure Grouting Foundations of Boulder Dam & Appurtenant Structures
1936 October 1
66
Final Report of Design & Construction of Rye Patch Dam & Reservoir
1938 October
67
Final Report of Design & Construction of Taylor Park Dam & Reservoir
1938 June
56
Final Report on Design & Construction of Alamogordo Dam & Reservoir
1939 February
59
Final Report on Design & Construction of Deadwood Dam
1932 March
60
Final Report on Design & Construction of Echo Dam & Reservoir
1934 November
58
The Future Silt Load in the Colorado River & its Effect on the Operation of the All-American Canal
1935 June 18
55
Geologic Features of the Foundations of Boulder Dam
1933 June 24
63
Grand Valley Project - Data Prepared for Committee of Special Advisers on Reclamation
1924 January 15
61
Grand Valley Project Feature History, 1915 Vol. I
1915
61
Grand Valley Project Feature History, 1915 Vol. II
1915
60
Grand Valley Project History to December 31, 1913 Vol. I
1913
61
Grand Valley Project History to December 31, 1913 Vol. II
1913
61
Grand Valley Project History, 1914 Vol. I
1914
61
Grand Valley Project History, 1914 Vol. II
1914
61
Grand Valley Project History, 1914 Vol. III
1914
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1916 Vol. II
1916
130
Grand Valley Project History, 1916 Vols. I & II
1916
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1917 Vol. I
1917
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1918 Vol. I
1918
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1918 Vol. II
1918
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1919 Vol. I
1919
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1919 Vol. II
1919
62
Grand Valley Project History, 1920 Vol. I
1920
63
Grand Valley Project History, 1920 Vol. II
1920
63
Grand Valley Project History, 1921
1921
63
Grand Valley Project History, 1922
1922
63
Grand Valley Project History, 1923
1923
63
Grand Valley Project History, 1924
1924
68
Gravity & Trial Load Analyses of Stresses in Enlarged Hetch Hetchy Dam
1935 January 15
67
Hydraulic Model Experiments for the Design of the Hyrum Spillway
1934 May 2
68
Hydraulic Model Studies for the Design of Canal Chutes
1935 May 25
55
Hydrology of the Boulder Canyon Reservoir
1930 January 31
55
Illustrated Lecture on Boulder Canyon Project
1932 March 31
56
Illustrated Lecture on Boulder Canyon Project
1932 March 31
133
Index of Reports & Technical Memoranda - Hydraulic Laboratory, Engineering & Geologic Control, & Research Division
1945 January 25
130
Information of Earth's Surface Due to Weight of Boulder Reservoir
1934 December 26
130
Laboratory Compaction Study
1934 October 19
68
Laboratory Procedure in Testing Earth Dam Materials
1936 September 1
65
Lake Mead Density Currents Investigations 1937-1940, Vol. I
1941 October 1
65
Lake Mead Density Currents Investigations 1937-1940, Vol. II
1941 October 1
69
List of Technical memoranda - Denver Office
circa 1933-1940
130
Load Formulas Required for Arch Computation
1930 March 12
130
Memorandum on Boulder Dam Construction Railroad
1930 May
69
Miscellaneous Cost Data
1930 November
62
Operation & Maintenance Report - Grand Valley Project
1917
67
The Percolation of Water through Earth Dams
1934 June 1
68
Photo-Elasticity Laboratory Equipment Technique-Theory
1934 December 5
58
Preliminary Designs & Estimates for Upper Sacramento River Reservoirs
1936 December 8
66
Preliminary Report on Middle Rio Grande Valley Project - New Mexico
1941 July
68
Procedure for Field Control Methods of Placing Embankment & Making Field Tests of Embankment Material
1934 December 8
67
Progress Report No. 1 on Study of Non-Silting, Non-Scouring Canal Sections for the All-American Canal
1933 September 7
131
Progress Report of Friant & Shasta Dam Mass-Concrete Test Blocks, Results of Tests on 22" Diameter Drill Cores & Companion Control Cylinders (Up to two-year age) - Central Valley Project
1945 March 31
58
Progress Report on Model Studies of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Central Valley, California
1944 April 10
130
Progress Report on Studies of the Flow of Water in Open Channels with High Gradients
1938 July 27
58
Progress Report on Study of the Silt Problem of the All-American Canal & Related Problems
1934 March 1
67
Properties, Uses, & Specifications for Metals
1933 November 11
134
Report of Pecos River Investigations (co-authored by Harper)
1927 July
58
Report of River Control Work & Investigations Lower Colorado River Basin
1946-1947
60
Report of the Feasibility of Gila Valley Project - Ariz.
1936 February
55
Report on Blue River-South Platte Project Colorado
1940 April
56
Report on Canby Project - Oregon
1940 October
58
Report on Colorado River Project in Texas (2)
1935 October 29
58
Report on Columbia Basin Project
1934 December 22
134
Report on Drainage & Soil Conditions - Frannie Division - Shoshone Project, Wyo. (Harper, Board member)
1923 November 15
64
Report on Las Vegas Pumping Project
1936 February
65
Report on Missouri River Investigations - Montana-North Dakota-South Dakota
1942 February
65
Report on Mountain Home Project - Idaho
1941 October
67
Report on Partial Reconstruction & Extension to the Irrigation System of the Westland Irrigation District - Umatilla Project, Oregon
1924 July 11
66
Report on Power Development at Elephant Butte Dam with Storage in Caballo Reservoir
1936 August
66
Report on Power Market Investigation - Great Salt Lake Region
1941 March
59
Report on Proposed Columbia Basin Project
1932 January 7
67
Report on Reconstruction of the Irrigation System of the Stanfield Irrigation District - Umatilla Project, Oregon
1924 June 18
66
Report on Silt Project - Colorado
1940 December
64
Report on the Geology of the Hoover Dam Site & Vicinity
1931 November 30
64
Report on the Kings River Project - California
1940 January
56
Report on Upper San Joaquin Relief Project (2)
1933 August 25
66
Report on Upper Snake River Storage Investigations - American Falls Enlargement
1935 July
70
Report on Water Supply for City of Ogden, Utah & Adjacent Areas
1942 October
64
Report Upon Methods of Removing Excess Heat from the Mass Concrete in the Dam
1930 December 1
68
Saturation of Existing Earth Dams
1934 June 25
133
Second Annual Report on Retrogression Observations below Boulder Dam with Notes on Other Silt Investigations on the Colorado River & the Alamo Canal
1937 May 27
67
Security of Masonry Dams on Earth Foundations from Underseepage or Piping
1932 September 9
70
Semi-Annual Progress Report Project Planning, Vol. I
1942
70
Semi-Annual Progress Report Project Planning, Vol. II
1942
66
Snake River Basin - Above Lewiston, Idaho
1940 March
58
Storage on Sacramento River
1936 December 8
58
Stream Flow of Lower Colorado River & its Tributaries
1934 December
64
Structural Design Studies & Model Tests of Hoover Dam Spillways
1931 October 2
133
Tenth Annual Report on Retrogression Observations, Salinity Studies, & Suspended Load Investigations - Colorado River Basin
1945 July 1
Sub-series 2. Specifications
Contains specifications plans for Bureau of Reclamation projects, some with Harper's contributions and approvals.
Box
72
Nos. 430-528
1924-1931
73
Nos. 534-584
1932-1934
74
Nos. 590-632
1935
75
Nos. 636-674
1935-1936
76
Nos. 689-749
1936-1937
77
Nos. 757-776
1937-1938
139
No. 780
1938
78
Nos. 782-810
1938
79
Nos. 825-909
1938-1940
80
Nos. 941-991
1940-1941
81
Nos. 1000-1077
1941-1944
82
Nos. 1089-1183
1944-1946
83
Nos. 1188-1231
1946
84
Nos. 1243-1325
1946
85
Nos. 1358-1410
1946
86
Nos. 1416-1627
1946-1947
87
Nos. 1667-1824
1947
88
Nos. 1825-1999
1947
89
Nos. 2007-2053
1947
90
Nos. 2054-2221
1947-1948
91
Nos. 2279-2396
1948
92
Nos. 2411-2432
1948
93
Nos. 2460-2477
1948
94
Nos. 2479-2488
1948
95
Nos. 2518-2603
1949
96
Nos. 2613-2648
1949
97
Nos. 2649-2688
1949
98
Nos. 2689-2732
1949
99
Nos. 2735-2804
1949
100
Nos. 2808-2857
1949
101
Nos. 2863-2896
1949
102
Nos. 2902-2951
1950
103
Nos. 2954-2976
1950
104
Nos. 2983-3072
1950
105
Nos. 3081-3151
1950
106
Nos. 3155 - DC-3371
1950-1951
107
Nos. DC-3394 - DC-3482
1951
108
Nos. DC-3510 - DC-3657
1951-1952
109
Nos. DC-3662 - DC-3675
1952
110
Nos. DC-3691 - DC-3713
1952
111
Nos. DC-3783 - DC-3840
1952
112
Nos. DC-3844 - DC-3890
1953
113
Nos. DC-3892 - DC-3915
1953
114
Nos. DC-3923 - DC-3953
1953
115
Nos. DC-3954 - DC-4255
1954
116
Nos. DC-4256 - DC-4551
1954-1955
117
Nos. DC-4648 - DC-4831
1956-1957
118
Nos. DC-4898 - DC-4986
1957
119
Nos. DC-5047 - DC-5161
1958-1959
120
Nos. DC-5181-5650
1959-1961
121
No. DC-5900
1963
123
Miscellaneous supplements
1903-1966, undated
124
Miscellaneous supplements
1929-1966
122
Miscellaneous supplements
1950-1961
Sub-series 3. General information
Contains subject files pertaining to Bureau of Reclamation topics.
Box
31
Agriculture
circa 1942-1962
31
Alkalies
1940-1943
31
American Society of Civil Engineers
1921-1964
31
Awards
1944
42
Binder/notes
circa 1909-1924
49
Biographical - A de Vajda
undated
49
Biographical - Bashore, Harry
1943-1944
49
Biographical - Blomgren, Walter E.
1944
49
Biographical - Bona, Bishop S. V.
1943 July 8
49
Biographical - Bull, George M.
undated
49
Biographical - Carstarphen, F. C.
1944
49
Biographical - Cotton, John S.
undated
49
Biographical - Davis, Arthur P.
1903
49
Biographical - Day, Charles
1937
49
Biographical - Employees - Miscellaneous
circa 1936-1964
49
Biographical - Guernsey, Charles
undated
49
Biographical - Haskell, William N.
undated
49
Biographical - Henny, David Christian
1935
49
Biographical - Hoffman, Paul G.
undated
49
Biographical - Hopkins, Harry
undated
49
Biographical - Ickes, Harold
circa 1935-1952
49
Biographical - Kaiser, Henry
1941-1945
49
Biographical - Leonard, James
undated
49
Biographical - Lory, Dr. Charles A.
undated
49
Biographical - McCormick, C. J.
undated
49
Biographical - McQuaird, Dan J.
1946 June 23
49
Biographical - Mead, Elwood
circa 1932-1936
49
Biographical - Mitchell, L. H.
1906, 1945-1946
49
Biographical - Nelson, Donald
1943 November 22
49
Biographical - Newell, Frederick
1943
49
Biographical - Newell, R. L.
1945
49
Biographical - Nickell, Dr. F. A.
1945
49
Biographical - Page, John C.
1926-1957
49
Biographical - Preston, Porter J.
undated
49
Biographical - Raushenbush, H. S.
undated
49
Biographical - Rogers, Will
1934, 1940
49
Biographical - Roosevelt, F. D.
1937-1940
49
Biographical - Savage, J. L.
1937-1950
49
Biographical - Schnurr, Mol
1934
49
Biographical - Taylor, Ed T.
1938, 1941
49
Biographical - Walter, Raymond
1930-1940
49
Biographical - Warden, O. S.
1951 April 12
49
Biographical - Warren, Charles
undated
49
Biographical - Weeks, Ben
1935 April
49
Biographical - West, Roy O.
1928 November 11
49
Biographical - Young, Walker R.
undated
31
Bridges
1906-1961
41
Bureau of Reclamation - operations/misc.
1907-1954
31
Bureau of Reclamation
1918-1964
32
California Water Plan
1955-1961
32
Canals
1906-1916
32
Cement & concrete
1926-1958
33
Colorado Society of Engineers
1936-1966
41
Communications (binder)
circa 1944-1951
33
Construction
1935, 1940
33
Contract forms - rules & regulations
1926-1942
33
Cost Engineering Committee - minutes of meeting
1944
33
Cost report forms
1906-1915
34
Dams
1913-1964
44
Denver Office
circa 1926-1942
34
Droughts
1936 August
35
Economics
circa 1925-1960
35
Employment - Civil Service
circa 1935-1944
35
Engineering
1939-1960
36
Farming projects
1926-1962
36
Flood control
1934-1944
36
Idaho St. Reclamation Association
1941
36
Irrigation - Arid lands
1910-1944
36
Irrigation - Drainage
1904-1940, 1953-1964
36
Irrigation
1917-1964
37
Kaiser Engineers Inc.
1951-1963
37
Labor
circa 1937-1946
37
Legislation - Bills
circa 1924-1944
37
Manpower
1942-1943
37
Mexican Water Treaty
1944-1945
38
"Mineral Info. Service,"
1955-1963
37
"Mineral Info. Service,"
1956-1963
37
Minerals
1940-1960
38
National Reclamation Association
1936-1966
39
"The New Deal,"
circa 1936-1942
39
No. Pacific vs. United States
circa 1940s
39
Organization
circa 1929-1944
39
Painting
1929-1941
45
Pamphlets - Western Water News
circa 1959-1964
136
Photographs - General Reclamation
1915, 1946-1947, undated
39
Plans - Denver Office Standard Designs
1919-1950
39
Post-War Plans
1942-1944
40
Power - Atomic
circa 1946-1958
40
Power - Electric
1940-1963
40
Power - Water
circa 1923-1957
40
Power
circa 1937-1957
43
Reclamation - "Washington Report,"
1960-1964
43
Reclamation Policies
circa 1929-1953
43
Reclamation Projects - Maps
circa 1932-1944
41
Reclamation Projects
circa 1915-1935, 1945
42
Reclamation Projects
circa 1906-1944
43
Reclamation Projects
circa 1912-1945
40
Reclamation
circa 1916-1960
44
Rubber
circa 1942
44
Six Companies
undated
44
Storms - Weather
circa 1925-1962
44
Technical Club - Denver Office
1948-1949
44
Tennis - Reclamation
1930-1960
44
Timber & wood
1927-1930
44
U.S. Committee on Large Dams - Newsletters
1958-1966
50
Unidentified photographs
undated
44
Wages & salaries
1936
44
War Time - Food Program & Productions
circa 1918-1945
45
Water Development - Commonwealth Club of California
circa 1940-1964
45
Water Development
circa 1930-1964
45
World War II
circa 1940-1954
Sub-series 4. Printed materials
Contains materials printed by the Bureau of Reclamation, some used by Harper in his daily work and others to which he contributed.
Box
133
Annual Reports of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation
1929, 1940-1943
133
Hearings before the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Department - House of Representatives - Eightieth Congress- Second Session (feat. Remarks by Harper)
1948
133
Manual of the Bureau of Reclamation Edition of 1938
1927, 1939
125
Map & charts
1919-1949
137
Maps, blueprints, & charts
circa 1901-1941
50
Miscellaneous graphs & plans
circa 1909-1934
54
New Reclamation Era
1925-1928
131
Operation & Maintenance Use-book
1914 June
132
Proceedings of Conferences for Discussion of Problems Related to Alkalies in Cement & Their Effect on Aggregates & Concretes
1941 February 14-15
131
Proceedings of Informal Conferences on Concrete & Earthwork
1937
131
Proceedings of the Denver Conference
1929 March 13-15
51
Reclamation Record
1908-1914
52
Reclamation Record
1915-1918
53
Reclamation Record
1919-1923
54
Reclamation Record
1924
70
Safety Manual
1944 June
131
Service Directory
1943 September

Series III. PersonalReturn to Top

This series contains personal items generated by Harper including correspondence and other communications, daybooks, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
134
Address by Harper at Convention of American Society of Civil Engineers published in The Reclamation Era, Vol. 30
1940 September
47
Biographical
circa 1907-1961
9
Bureau of Reclamation - communications
1942-1944
46
Chi Epsilon Fraternity
circa 1940-1962
1
Correspondence
1908-1927
2
Correspondence
1928-1939
3
Correspondence
1940-1942
4
Correspondence
1943-1944
5
Correspondence
1945-1951
6
Correspondence
1952-1957
7
Correspondence
1958-1966, undated
47
Cosmo Club
circa 1945-1966
48
Daybooks
1911-1924
130
Film - S.O. Harper Denver Boulder Dam Spilling
undated
46
Handwritten notes
circa 1937-1961, undated
47
Itineraries - trips
circa 1945-1961
131
Low Dams, A Manual of Design for Small Water Storage Projects
1938
8
Memoranda and subject letters
1913-1941
9
Memoranda and subject letters
1942-1951, undated
47
Misc. notes & manuscripts
circa 1946, undated
50
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
circa 1937-1957
50
Miscellaneous
circa 1921-1959
49
Personal
circa 1925-1962
136
Photographs - misc.
1945, undated
135
Photographs - People - S. O. Harper & others
circa 1908-1961
134
Proceedings - Irrigation War Food Conference & 12th Annual Meeting - National Reclamation Association (feat. presentation by Harper)
1943 October
7
Staff Information newsletter
1955-1964
46
Statements & bills
circa 1925-1952
1
Telegrams
1949-1955, undated
46
Testimony of S. O. Harper (binder)
1922-1957
48
Thesis - "Improvement of Water Supply in Oakland, California,"
1907 May
47
Trips & travels
circa 1945-1962

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Civil engineering -- Afghanistan.
  • Civil engineering -- Egypt.
  • Civil engineering -- India.
  • Civil engineering -- United States.
  • Irrigation engineering -- Afghanistan.
  • Irrigation engineering -- Egypt.
  • Irrigation engineering -- India.
  • Irrigation engineering -- United States.
  • Water resources development -- Afghanistan.
  • Water resources development -- Egypt.
  • Water resources development -- India.
  • Water resources development -- United States.

Corporate Names

  • Kaiser Engineers.
  • United States. Bureau of Reclamation.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Blueprints.
  • Engineering maps.
  • Photographs.

Occupations

  • Civil engineers.
  • Irrigation engineers.