Walter L. Huber Papers

Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

This collection documents the professional career of Walter L. Huber (1883-1960) engineer, mountaineer, and conservationist. Much of his work was devoted to structural, hydroelectric, and irrigation projects; he also made special studies of flood control, municipal water supplies, and seismic forces and earthquake resistance. Huber’s involvement with the Sierra Club helped lead to the creation of the Devils Postpile National Monument in 1911.

The correspondence, reports, documents, data and photographs in the collection document dams, hydroelectric power installations, irrigation works, and municipal water supply systems in California, other western states, and in the Arkansas-White-Red River Basins, as well as material on the Devils Postpile National Monument in Madera County, California.