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Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions and Boards: Records of the President's Water Resources Policy Commission (Record Group 220)

1950-1951

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Processed by: Jerry N. Hess (1962).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1

ADMINISTRATION: Administration Subject File
  • General administration
  • Organization: Establishment of Commission
  • Organization: Committees and subcommittees
  • Organization: Commission staff
  • Relationship of Commission: Meetings with President and White House Staff
  • Relationship of Commission: Relations with Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
  • Relationship of Commission: Relations with House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Meetings of Commissioners
  • Commissioners' correspondence with Chairman
  • Chairman's speeches
  • Commissioner Renne's article on the Commission in Land Economics
  • Press releases and conferences
ADMINISTRATION: General Subject File
  • Benefits and costs
  • Bibliography
  • Conservation
  • Costs

Box 2

  • Dams
  • Drainage
  • Economic justification
  • Education
  • Erosion
  • Farm production increase
  • Federal-Government participation
  • Federal-State division of authority
  • Federal-State relations
  • Fisheries
  • Flood control and forecasting
  • Forests

Box 3

  • Ground water: Council of State Government investigations, by Frank Vane
  • Ground water: Overdeveloped and neglected, by Harold E. Thomas
  • Great Plains Council
  • Historical
  • Inventory of natural resources
  • Investment appraisal
  • Irrigation
  • Land use and management
  • Legislation: Congressional expression
  • Legislation: Desirable legislation
  • Legislation: Proposals, comments on
  • Minority groups
  • Multiple purpose
  • Navigation
  • New York City water shortage
  • Origin, cosmic, of water on earth
  • Policy

Box 4

  • Power
  • Pollution
  • Priority
  • Project feasibility
  • Rainfall, artificial
  • Rating of resources: people, water, land
  • Reclamation projects, vermego, etc.
  • Recreation
  • Regional development
  • Reservoirs
  • Sea water
  • Sedimentation
  • Soil conservation
  • State agency organization
  • Supply: General
  • Supply: Industrial
  • Supply: Municipal
  • Taxes
  • Watershed management
  • Wildlife
ADMINISTRATION: Alphabetical Name File

Box 5

  • A to L

Box 6

  • M to Z
ADMINISTRATION: General

Box 7

  • Background information received from the Bureau of the Budget: Historical background
  • Background information received from the Bureau of the Budget: Policy Questions, general
  • Background information received from the Bureau of the Budget: Policy questions, particular projects
  • Commissioners' attendance at meetings of other organizations
ADMINISTRATION: Commission's Field Conferences
  • General: General correspondence
  • General: Correspondence with Governors and Senators
  • General: Itinerary
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Correspondence

Box 8

  • Atlanta, Georgia: Proceedings
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Statistical data on Southern Company and its affiliates

Box 9

  • Berkeley, California: Correspondence
  • Berkeley, California: Proceedings, Volume I

    Box 10

    • Berkeley, California: Proceedings, Volume II
    • Columbus, Ohio: Correspondence
    • Columbus, Ohio: Proceedings

    Box 11

    • Denver, Colorado: Correspondence
    • Denver, Colorado: Proceedings

    Box 12

    • Fayetteville, Arkansas: Correspondence
    • Fayetteville, Arkansas: Proceedings, Volume I
    • Fayetteville, Arkansas: Proceedings, Volume II

    Box 13

    • Sioux City, Iowa: Correspondence
    • Sioux City, Iowa: Proceedings, Volume I
    • Sioux City, Iowa: Proceedings, Volume II
    • Spokane, Washington: Correspondence
    • Spokane, Washington: Proceedings, Volume I

    Box 14

    • Spokane, Washington: Proceedings, Volume II
    • Spokane, Washington: Proceedings, Volume III
    • Spokane, Washington: Proceedings, Volume IV
    • Springfield, Massachusetts: Correspondence

    Box 15

    • Springfield, Massachusetts: Proceedings
    ADMINISTRATION: Surveys by Questionnaire and Correspondence, General
    • Letters to various groups and individuals requesting cooperation
    • Questionnaire of March 17, 1950
    ADMINISTRATION: Survey of Federal Government Agencies: Correspondence with the Commission
    • General: Commission letters to agencies
    • General: Federal Interagency River Basin Committee
    Box 16
    • Agriculture, Department of: General Reports
    • Agriculture, Department of: Office of the Secretary
    • Agriculture, Department of: Bureau of Agricultural Economics
    • Agriculture, Department of: Agricultural Research Administration
    • Agriculture, Department of: Forest Service
    • Agriculture, Department of: Soil Conservation Service

    Box 17

    • Army, Department of:
      • Office of the Secretary
        Office of Chief of Engineers
    • Atomic Energy Commission
    • Commerce, Department of:
      • General:
        • Reports
        Census Bureau, Public Roads Bureau, Bureau
        • of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Bureau
          of Standards, Weather Bureau
    • Executive Office of the President
      • Bureau of the Budget
        Council of Economic Advisers
    • Federal Power Commission
    • Federal Reserve Board
    • Federal Security Agency
      • Office of Education
        Public Health Service
        • Reports
    • General Services Administration
    • Housing and Home Finance Agency
    • Interior, Department of:
      • General:

    Box 18

        • Reports
      • Office of the Secretary
        Bonneville Power Administration
        Fish and Wildlife Service
        Geological Survey
        Indian Affairs Bureau
        National Park Service
        Reclamation Bureau
        • Re basis for formulating a water resources program for New Mexico
        Southwestern Power Administration
        Water and Power Division

    Box 19

    • International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
    • International Joint Commission
    • International Monetary Fund
    • Interstate Commerce Commission
    • Justice, Department of
    • Labor, Department of
    • Library of Congress
    • Naval Research Laboratory
    • National Security Resources Board
    • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • Treasury Department
    ADMINISTRATION: Survey of Federal Government Agencies: River Basin Reports from Agencies
    • Alabama-Coosa River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Office of Chief of Army Engineers
        Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
        Interior, Department of
        Pubic Health Service



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    Box 20

    • Arkansas-White River Basin:
      • Office of Chief Army Engineers
        Federal Power Commission
        Interior, Department of
        Public Health Service
    • Central Valley Basin of California
      • Office of Chief of Army Engineers (Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin)
        Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service
        Interior, Department of
        • (North Fork King's River Development)
          (Central Valley Federal Reclamation Project)
          (Solano County Project, California)
          (Tentative cost allocation and financial analysis)

    Box 21

        • (Comprehensive report)
      • Federal Security Agency
    • Colorado River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Forest Service
        Federal Power Commission
        Interior, Department of
        Office of Army Engineers
        Public Health Service

    Box 22

    • Colombia River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service
        Interior, Department of
        • (Modification of earlier report)
          (Data on projects in coordinated plan)
          (Bonneville Power Administration)
          (Bureau of Reclamation)
        Office of Chief of Army Engineers
        Public Health Service

    Box 23

    • Connecticut River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service
        Interior, Department of
        Office of Army Engineers
        Public Health Service
    • Delaware River Basin:
      • Federal Power Commission
        Interior, Department of
        Office of the Army Engineers
        Public Health Service
    • Missouri River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service
        Interior, Department of
        • (Progress report, March 1950)
          (Progress report, June 1950)
          (Report, July 1950)
          (Report on sufficiency of water supply)
          (Putting the Missouri to work)

    Box 24

      • Office of Army Engineers
        Public Health Service
    • Ohio River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Interior, Department of
        Public Health Service
        Office of the Army Engineers
        State of Ohio, Department of Public Works
        State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources

    Box 25

    • Potomac River Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service
        Interior, Department of
        Office of Chief of Army Engineers
        Public Health Service
    • Rio Grande Basin:
      • Agriculture, Department of
        Federal Power Commission
        Interior, Department of
        Office of Chief of Army Engineers
        Public Health Service
    • Tennessee River Basin:
      • Federal Power Commission
        Forest Service
        Office of Chief of Army Engineers
        Tennessee Valley Authority
        • (Annual Report, 1948)
    ADMINISTRATION: Survey of Federal Government Agencies: Topical Reports of Federal Agencies
    • Education, Office of:
      • "Material for the section on educational implications of the report being prepared by the PWRPC."

    Box 26

    • Federal Interagency River Basin Committee:
      • "Adequacy of basic data in hydrology and sedimentation."
    • Federal Power Commission:
      • "Potential hydroelectric power in the United States."
    • Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Bureau of:
      • "Current river basin activities."
    • Forest Service:
      • "Watershed management, with particular reference to forest and range lands."
    • Geological Survey:
      • "Water facts in relation to a national water-resources policy."
        "A summary of the water situation in the United States with special reference to surface water."
    • Interagency group:
      • "The effects of land management upon runoff, erosion, and related factors."
    • Public Health Service:
      • "A summary report on public water supply problems in the United States for communities with populations 1,000 to 50,000 and 50,000 and above."
        "Information on water pollution."
        "Statement as to the elements of a sound water resources policy for the nation."
        "A suggested State water pollution control act."
    • Public Roads, Bureau of:
      • "Answer to request of March 18, 1950."
        "Water conservation in highway design and development."
    • Tennessee Valley Authority:
      • Answer to questionnaire
    • U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey:
      • "Development of national water resources."
    • Weather Bureau:
      • "Weather Bureau functions in water resource development."
    ADMINISTRATION: Survey of State and Local Government Agencies: Correspondence and Statements

    Box 27

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
      • Los Angeles
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho

    Box 28

    • Illinois
      • Decatur, City of
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan

    Box 29

    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico (1)
    • New Mexico (2)
    • New York

    Box 30

    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas (1)
    • Texas (2)

    Box 31

    • U.S. Territories and Possessions:
      • Alaska
        Hawaii
        Puerto Rico
        Virgin Islands
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
    • Survey of State and Local Government Agencies: Digest of Recommendations

      Survey of Trade and Industry Associations, Conservation Groups and Societies, Industrial Firms and Individuals: Correspondence and Statements
    • A

    Box 32

    • Academy of natural science
    • American Farm Bureau Federation
    • American Federation of Labor
    • American Public Power Association
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • American Water Works Association
    • American Waterways Operators

    Box 33

    • Arkansas Power and Light Company
    • Association of American Railroads
    • B
    • Brandywine Valley Association
    • C
    • Chamber of Commerce, U.S.

    Box 34

    • Congress of Industrial Organizations
    • Conservation Foundation
    • Council of State Governments
    • D
    • E
    • Edison Electric Institute
    • Electrical World
    • Engineers Joint Council
    • F
    • G
    • Georgia Power Company
    • Greeley and Hansen

    Box 35

    • H
    • I
    • Incodel
    • International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade
    • Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
    • Irving Trust Company
    • Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
    • J
    • K
    • L

    Box 36

    • M
    • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
    • N
    • National Association of Electric Companies
    • National Association of Soil Conservation Districts
    • National Committee on Policies in Conservation Education
    • National Planning Association
    • National Reclamation Association
    • National Rural Cooperative Association
    • National Wildlife Federation
    • O

    Box 37

    • P
    • R
    • S
    • Soil Conservation Society of America
    • T
    • Taylor, Paul S.
    • U
    • United Nations
    • Upper Colorado River Commission
    • Upper Mississippi Waterway Association
    • V
    • W
    • West Texas Chamber of Commerce and West Texas Domestic Water Association
    • Wilderness Society
    • Y
    • Z
    • Survey of trade and industry association, conservation groups and societies, industrial firms and individuals: Digest of recommendations, summary memoranda, memo. re Missouri River quantity of water controversy
    • Survey of trade and industry associations, conservation groups and societies, industrial firms and individuals: Correspondence re industrial water use: (letters sent to users)

    Box 38

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • P
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • Survey of Universities: Questionnaire and Replies

    Box 39

    • Volume I Alabama to Montana

    Box 40

    • Volume II Nebraska to Wyoming
    • Survey of Universities: Digest of Replies
    • Legal Data: Correspondence with Federal Government Agencies

    Box 41

    • Agriculture, Department of
    • Army, Department of
    • Atomic Energy Commission
    • Commerce, Department of
    • Federal Power Commission
    • General Services Administration
    • Housing and Home Finance Agency
    • Indian Affairs, Bureau of, Interior
    • International Joint Commission
    • Interstate Commerce Commission
    • Interior, Department of
    • International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico
    • Justice, Department of
    • Labor, Department of
    • National Park Service, Interior
    • National Security Resources Board
    • Navy Department
    • Public Health Service
    • Public Health Service re pollution control laws
    • Reclamation, Bureau of, Interior
    • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    • Smithsonian Institute
    • Soil Conservation Service
    • Soil Conservation Service, Berkeley, Cal. (Wells Hutchins)
    • State Department
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • Legal Data: General Subject File

    Box 42

    • Agency reports, legal
    • Anti-monopoly and anti-speculation provisions
    • Basic data
    • Bibliography
    • Bond financing
    • Compacts
      • Columbia River Compact
        Pacific Northwest Compact Committee
    • Costs, allocation of
    • Flood control laws
    • Flood control act (message of President)
    • Ground water
    • Jasper v. King
    • Land-use memoranda
    • Matched funds
    • Memoranda, miscellaneous
    • Mining laws
    • Reimbursement
    • Staff meetings, memoranda re
    • State water resources legislation
    • State law regulating timber-cutting, constitutionality
    • Transportation
      • H. Doc 159 Public aids to domestic transportation
        S. Res. 50 Investigation of land and water transportation
    • Legal data: Data re U.S. laws
    • Legal Data: Data re State Laws

    Box 43

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana

    Box 44

    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
    • Legal Data: Legal Reports from Federal Government Agencies

    Box 45

    • Vol. I Army, Department of the
    • Vol. II Federal Power Commission
    • Vol. III Bureau of Reclamation
      • Reports 1-3
    • Vol. IV Bureau of Reclamation
      • Reports 4-8

    Box 46

    • Vol. V Bonneville Power Administration
      • Southwestern Power Administration
        Southeastern Power Administration
    • Vol. VI Bureau of Indian Affairs
      • National Park Service
        U.S. Geological Survey
        Bureau of Land Management
        Fish and Wildlife Service

    Box 47

    • Vol. VII Department of Agriculture
      • Department of Commerce
        International Boundary Commission
        International Joint Commission
        Public Health Service
    • Vol. VIII Tennessee Valley Authority
      • National Security Resources Board
        Atomic Energy Commission
        Reconstruction Finance Corporation
        Interstate Commerce Commission
        General Services Administration
    • Committees of the Commission
    • General
    • Policy Formulation Committee
    • Minutes and memoranda
    • Committee on Coordination of Planning and Project Selection

    Box 48

    • Organization, minutes, program, etc.
    • Committee report
    • Committee on Domestic Water Navigation Projects and National Transportation Policy
    • Organization, minutes, program, etc.
    • Committee report
    • Committee on Evaluation of Constructed Projects
    • Organization, minutes, etc.

    Box 49

    • Data re RFC loans
    • Data re projects in
      • Idaho
        Montana
        Nebraska
        Nevada
        New Mexico
        Oklahoma
        Oregon
        South Dakota
        Utah
        Wyoming
        Washington
    • Statements re projects submitted by Bureau of Reclamation
    • Committee report
    • Appendices to Committee Report
      • Volume I

    Box 50

      • Volume II
    • Committee on Power Policy as Related to Water Resources
    • Organization, minutes, etc.
    • Correspondence
    • Data re typical residential electric bills, cities of 2,500 population, and more submitted by Federal Power Commission

    Box 51

    • Data re Electrification in Rural America, submitted by REA
    • Statements on specific items of policy by committee members
    • Selected material relating to committee draft
    • Committee on Recreation
    • Organization, minutes, etc.
    • Correspondence, memoranda, etc.

    Box 52

    • Report on recreational aspect of civil works water resource developments of the Corps of Engineers
    • Preliminary draft of committee report
    • Report ont he conservation and development of outdoor recreational resources:
      • Volume I Report
        Volume II Appendices
    • Committee on Reimbursement

    Box 53

    • Organization, minutes, etc.
    • Correspondence, memoranda, etc.
    • Summary of views of committee on major issues of reimbursement policy
    • Reimbursement policy, by Horace M. Gray and Jewell J. Rasmussen
    • Committee on River Program Analysis
    • Organization, minutes, etc:
      • Volume I
        Volume II

    Box 54

    • Correspondence:
      • General
        With E.A. Ackerman
        Answers to letters of inquiry
    • Outline for investigative procedure
    • Data re Missouri Basin
    • Maas studies
    • Committee report
    • Committee on Water Resources Policies involving Land Use Economics
    • Organization, minutes, etc.
    • Miscellaneous memoranda, etc.
    • Population studies, by Joseph S. Davis

    Box 53

    • Source Book of material to be used in preparing final report
    • Draft of report re Agricultural Production and Water Resources, by Commissioners Burgess and Renne
    • Committee report on Agricultural Production and Water Resources
    • Committee on Standards for Basic Data
    • Organization, minutes, etc.
    • Subcommittee on
      • Basic Economic Data
        Land Classification including Soil Analysis
        Effects of Land Management upon Runoff, Erosion, and related factors
        Sedimentation
        Hydrology

    Box 56

    • Miscellaneous memoranda and studies
    • Correspondence
    • Statements by States
    • Committee progress report
    • Source Book of Material to be used in preparation of report
    • Committee report
    • Consultants' Studies
    • Etter, K.G.:
      • "Enjoyment of Our Water Resources"
    • Fisher, J.L. and W.H. Stead:
      • "Economic and Social Framework for Water Resources Development Policy"
    • Mac Kaye, Benton:
      • "Water Policy and Wilderness Policy"
    • McKinley, Charles:
      • "Regional Development and Stabilization"

    Box 57

    • Munns, E.N.:
      • "Public Lands and Water Resource"
    • Perloff, H.S.:
      • "The Planning of Water Resources Development"
        "Evaluation of Water Resources Projects"
    • Person, Harlow S.:
      • "Conservation of Ground Water"
        "The Nation's Water Resources Problems and Maintenance for Optimum Benefit
    • Conference of Economists
    • Proposed Conference of Economists
    • COMMISSION REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    • Preparation and Release of Report
    • Preparation of Report
      • Staff memoranda; quotations
        Chairman Cooke's correspondence with Commissioners

    Box 58

    • Presentation and release of report:
      • Chairman Cooke's correspondence with Commissioners
        Presentation to President and release to Press
    • Commission News Bulletin
    • Mid-year draft of report
    • Final Report of Commission
    • General:
      • Summary of recommendations
        White House press releases
    • Volume I A Water Policy for the American People

    Box 59

    • Volume II Ten Rivers in America's Future
    • Volume III Water Resources Law

    Box 60

    • Excerpt from Volume II:
      • No.1- The Columbia
        No.2- The Central Valley of California
        No.3- The Missouri
        No.4- The Rio Grande
        No.5- The Colorado
        No.6- The Connecticut
        No.7- The Alabama-Coosa
        No.8- The Potomac
        No.9- The Ohio
        No.10- The Tennessee
    • Proposed language for State of the Union message
    • Proposed "Water Resources Act of 1951":
      • Attorneys' drafts
        Recommendations of Commission

    Box 61

    • President's statements on Water Resources
    • Correspondence and newsclips re Morris L. Cooke, Chairman of the PWRPC, 1950-51
    • Newspaper clippings of the conference held by the President's Water Resources Power Commission
    • Press clippings: periodicals and publications
    • Press clippings: December 7-17, 1950
    • Press clippings: December 18, 1950
    • Press clippings: December 19, 1950
    • Press clippings: December 20-31, 1950
    • Press clippings: January, 1951
    • Press clippings: February, 1951

    Box 62

    • Miscellaneous newspaper clippings re President's Water Resources Power Commission
    • Publications: American City (Jan., 1951)- Delaware River Basin Water Project
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